Crochet Luna Vlogcast Episode 12 The Sweetest Things



In this episode I talk about:

Salvadorean Traditions for Day of the Dead

Celebrated on November 2 – We call it Dia de los Difuntos ( another way of saying dead). Traditions include:

Visit loved ones graves

Clean graves and repaint crosses/headstones

Bring flowers to the graves of loved ones

Cook ayotes en miel ( squash/pumpkin in honey)


Mexican tradition for day of the Dead

Celebration starts October  31 – November 2

Colorful celebrations are more in Central and Southern Mexico and include altars and sugar skulls.

Sugar skulls adorn altars and are supposed to be a treat for the visiting spirits.

Here is a good blog post that explains some of the traditions:

I’m incorporating the altar tradition to remember my loved ones who have passed.



A special thanks to my co-host Hannah of The Cozy Cottage Crochet Podcast.

Thank you to all who participated.

Winner of the Chatter Thread – BrowneyedgirlGB

Winner of the F/O Thread- jojogeee (this was her first Tunisian crochet project!)


A special thanks to my co-host Jo who is jojotwinkletoes on Instagram and Ravelry.

Thank you to all who participated.

Winner of the Chatter Thread –  Ravelry/Instagram: JustALilBitCrafty

Winner of the F/O Thread-  Ravelry: Weezy34   Instagram: Crochetcorner99


I’ve been making project bags.  I am experimenting to see what shapes work and I’ve been having a blast doing it.  I have used two main YouTube tutorials for making the bags.

Crafty Gemini Creates:

Hue Loco:


I finished this super simple Cowl Neck Poncho by bobwilson123

Yarn: Red Heart – Peruvian Print



I’m working on finishing my Fillet Skull Sweater for the HALCAL2017.

Pattern by Pony Mctate:

Simply Crochet Issue 59


Pattern: Basalt  by Fay Dashpher-Hughes Designs


Pattern: Skysail Top by Elena Fedotova


Pattern: Spun Gold by Kat Goldin


Check out Pearl & Plum on Etsy for cute project bags.



Cable socks from Interweave magazine Fall 2017 issue.

There has been mini progress on my Gorman Street socks from the book Step Into Crochet by Rohn Strong.




Last Friday of the month we are dyeing yarn! You should try it.  It can be done in so many ways.  I used the tutorials in Hue Loco’s YouTube Channel.

The book I am reading is called: Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece by Gail Callahan

The started set of the acid dyes was bought on Amazon and they Jacquard Acid Dyes

I ordered yarn from Wool 2 Dye4:


These are the patterns I shared:

Chic Cowl Neck Poncho


Dubonnet Poncho


Chevron Shawl


Vintage Ripple Shawl


Urband Tunic


Foxy Cape


Winners of the Enamel Pins:

Youtube: Joyce Gravino (please contact me at

Ravelry: OddbutAvid


A Big Thank you to Hannah of the Crochet Circle Podcast for the lovely gift she sent.


Thanks so much for watching!

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