news · winter

Cabin Fever Crochet 2016

Well that was quite a storm! I’m here on my second snow day from work. I haven’t left my apartment since last Friday. Well, I’ve gone for walks around the neighborhood but otherwise I have been cooped up.  And there are only so many times one can rearrange bookshelves. (Last count: 3.) Like any crochetholic,…… Continue reading Cabin Fever Crochet 2016

crochet classic · handbag · summer

Summer Totes

Another great summer crochet project: Tote bags. Last summer I made some drawstring bags using Loops and Threads ombre yarn from Michael’s. This summer I wanted to make something a bit more classic, and something that reminded me of summer in New England. I opted for a rectangular handled cotton tote: easy to open, deep…… Continue reading Summer Totes


Summer Crochet

Coming up with summer crochet projects can be challenging. After all, who wants an afghan in July?  I have found that jewelry is a good go-to item. It’s light, easy to make and travels really well (you can do it at the beach, by the pool, on a plane, etc.)   I went for a…… Continue reading Summer Crochet


Andra’s on Ravelry

 I FINALLY got my page together!   Look for me on Ravelry as ANCARROLL Hope to see you there!

Craftolution · news

2014 Year in Review & Craftolution 2015

The year past and the year ahead.

Craftolution · delicious gift · scrap yarn · winter

Craftolution Creation: Chunky Cowl

For December (my final 2014 Craftolution project!), I made this chunky brown cowl. It is made with Michael’s Loops and Threads yarn (Charisma), and is ridiculously soft and warm.

Craftolution · scarf · scrap yarn · winter

Craftolution Creation: Boucle-Trim Scarf

November can be gray and drab, so I wanted to add a pop of color. I combined a black cashmere-blend yarn with pink boucle to add a little brightness and softness to an otherwise dreary month:

Craftolution · scarf · summer

Craftolution Creation: Lattice-Work Scarf

For August (a little out of order I know!), I wanted to capture the last days of summer in an item that carries into fall. This is a really light lattice work scarf with a flower applique:

Craftolution · fall · hat · scrap yarn

Craftolution Creation: Bee-Hive Hats

October has a little chill in the air, so I ventured into hats this month. Taking a little inspiration from summer, I designed Bee-Hive hats: