A Crochet Sweater: A New Pattern from 2 Crochet Hooks

shawl sweater

We’re leaving the sewing machine today to share something a little different. I was very happy to get the opportunity to test a new pattern for the mother/daughter team 2 Crochet Hooks.  This is their first pattern,  and my first venture into the world of testing a crochet pattern. We are familiar with garment testing with […]

Small Projects for Cold Winter Days

crocheted dishcloths

Choosing a Project Sometimes at the end of a busy day, I just want a project that will  not be too brain draining.  With the ridiculous cold snap that we have been experiencing, I like to work with yarn.  I have many projects in the works currently…..well that is not really any different than usual. […]

Create Two Styles of Hanging Towels (Tutorial and free pattern)

Two styles hanging towels (pattern and tuttorial) Once Upon a Sewing Machine

Here it is, the third week in January! That is hard to believe. It seems like just yesterday we were all in a hustle mode trying to get Christmas ready, plan menus, and figure out where everyone was going to sleep. Our four children are spread across a 350-mile-range, so holidays are always a production, […]