Crochet Pattern: Chunky Doll Blanket

Quickly hook up a cozy doll blanket with this simple, contemporary crochet pattern.


After completing the Chunky Library-Book Lapghan, I had a large sample swatch plus a few skeins of yarn left over...the beginning and finishing of a doll-sized version of the same blanket. So I made one up for The Peanut. Then I remembered my mama-to-all-dolls niece was about to turn two, so I pulled the softest yarn off the store shelf and made another one just for her. You can, too.

Crochet Pattern: Chunky Library-Book Laghan

Quickly hook up a cozy lapghan throw blanket with this simple, contemporary crochet pattern.

Chunky Library-Book Lapgahn: Quickly hook up a cozy lapghan throw blanket with this simple, contemporary crochet pattern worked in monochromatic super bulky yarn. | The Inspired Wren

After working in long rows of color-changing, tight single-crochet for over a year (what? some of us take longer to finish a year-long temperature afghan than others), I was ready for something quick and rhythmic in a monochromatic neutral. How about you?

TUTORIAL: Shortcut Quilted Tote

Sew this expensive looking boxy tote from one cut of fabric and in one afternoon.


Great tutorial how to sew a boxy quilted tote bag | Shortcut Quilted Tote on The Inspired Wren

I saw the fabric first, before I had a project for it. Unlike many sewists, I am not a fabric hoarder. But I needed this buffalo check and plaid. So I came up with a reason to buy it on the spot. Go get some for yourself and you, too, can make a Shortcut Quilted Tote in one afternoon!

Couch Craft: Crochet Temperature Afghan (with Reference Card!)

Download the Temperature Afghan Reference Card and create a year-long blanket one row per day.

Temperature Afghan Reference Card | The Inspired Wren

Are you looking for a year-long crochet project with a set start and definitive end? Do you enjoy working on a blanket or afghan a little at a time every night on your couch in front of the TV? Do you appreciate a contemporary look with a seemingly random pattern? Have I got a project for you! A Temperature Afghan!

PICTORIAL: Ripstop Reusable Bag

Sew a durable, leak-resistant, reusable grocery bag with Ripstop Nylon!

Great pictorial how to sew a reusable grocery bag from Ripstop Nylon! | Ripstop Reusable Bag by The Inspired Wren

It's time we all replaced one-use plastic bags. I'd miss the disposable plastic, if I didn't already have a great pattern for a lightweight, leak-resistant, durable market bag ready to go. I sewed up half a dozen in just a few hours and you should, too!

CAL 2015 Afghan Sampler Printable Pattern

Download the printable 2015 Afghan Sampler pattern today! | The Inspired Wren

It's here! Five years after it was begun, The Inspired Wren's 2015 Crochet Along Afghan Sampler finally has a downloadable, printable pattern. No more excuses; 2020 is your year to get that Sampler off your Pinterest board and onto your couch.