A pink crochet blanket worked in a textured basketweave stitch
A pink crochet blanket worked in a textured basketweave stitch
The corner of a basketweave crochet blanket worked in pink — photo and crochet by Leslie Stahlhut


One hundred and sixty-nine crochet cookies by Leslie Stahlhut
One hundred and sixty-nine crochet cookies by Leslie Stahlhut
A baker’s dozen of a baker’s dozen — crochet design and photo by Leslie Stahlhut

A baker’s dozen of crochet cookies
A baker’s dozen of crochet cookies
A baker’s dozen of crochet cookies — cookies and photo by Leslie Stahlhut


A crochet square before color revision — Crochet and photo courtesy of Leslie Stahlhut

“…in life one has to make one’s own mistakes.” Mrs. Bulstrode in Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie

There are things in life that one can hire out for someone else to do — wash a car, mow a lawn, prepare a meal, oversee the care of a child — but even in the “insta-age” with many “on demand” services, there a few things that one must do oneself, and making mistakes is one of those things.

While a consistent diet of failure isn’t fun or illuminating, if you don’t make your own mistakes, you will have precious little…


Five crochet trees on a fence
Five crochet trees on a fence
Five crochet Christmas trees on a fence — photo by Leslie Stahlhut

To crochet or not to crochet? What’s the question?

Before I learned to crochet…

Truth be told, it’s been over twenty years now, and I don’t recall my life before as clearly as I might, but I do remember this:

I waited in lines — impatiently. Now I just pull out a project and keep working.

Recently, as I waited my turn in line to order coffee, I reached into my bag, put a crochet tension regulator on my left index finger, and attached a new skein of yarn to resume work on another tree I am crocheting for my…

Leslie Stahlhut

Crocheter on a mission to make the world a better place — one stitch at a time. Twitter: @crochetbug. Crochet blog: https://www.crochetbug.com

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