Crochet Nursing and Teething Necklace

I crocheted this necklace to wear while nursing my busy and curious baby. She also enjoys playing with it and gumming it when she's not trying to eat.

At about 4 months of age, my baby girl decided that nursing wasn’t exciting and she was too busy to stay focused enough to eat. She squirmed around, pulling on my clothes, hair, and anything else within reach. I made this crochet necklace to wear while nursing her, and it seems to be interesting enough to distract her or keep her attention. I wear it tied loosely around my neck. She also enjoys playing with it and gumming it when she’s not trying to eat. I used Lion Brand Cotton Bonbons and natural … read more

Basic Macramé Knots: Step by Step Guide

Interested in learning the basics of macramé? It's simpler than it looks! Here's an illustrated guide of the most common knots used in macramé.

Interested in learning the basics of macramé? It’s simpler than it looks! Here’s an illustrated guide of the most common knots used in macramé. Generally, when crafting the most common styles of knotted bracelets or necklaces, four cords are used (or two long cords folded in half, creating a loop at one end). The two middle cords, called carriers or carrying cords, stay stationary while the two outer cords, called knotting cords, are worked around the carriers. In the loose square knot pictured here, the blue cords are the knotters and the green … read more