Crochet Luna Vlogcast Episode 15 The Future is Crafty


Welcome to 2018! The start of a new ye

ar and new crochet projects on the hook.

Thank you to all current and new subscribers.  So happy that you have decided to spend some time with me.  I have so much to share on this episode.

This year I am breaking up my Goals (not calling them resolutions) into the 4 quarters of the year. So,  for the 1st Quarter of the year, my Goals include:

  • Organize Online life – Get rid of old contacts on phone and on email contacts
  • Clean up FB and Instagram– Delete old social contacts that are not relevant to my current social circle
  • Delete social media platforms I am not using – Twitter, Ello (signed up but never used it)
  • Signed up for Trello It’s free or there is a paid version for $5/month or annual fee of $45

B.hooked Crochet –

  • Organize physical space. De-stash, donate, throw away, filing cabinet of patterns.


CAL News:


Hosted by Fay of the Crochet Circle Podcast

and Charlie of the Love Charlie Crochet Podcast

The CAL thread on Ravelry is hosted on the Crochet Circle Podcast

FO #1 – Terra Cowl, using a free pattern by Petals to Picot:

Yarn by: Terra Mitchell. Her Etsy shop is Mitchell’s Creations:


This gorgeous design is by Fay of The Crochet Circle Podcast. You can also find her on Instagram @faydhdesigns or on Ravelry at

The CAL is hosted by Olann and Magazine – Ireland’s fibre and craft magazine

This CAL started January 1, 2018 and finishes on February 23, 2018. The Ravelry Thread is on the Olann and Ravelry Page.

WIP #1 Criss Cross Shawl

Yarn: Oink Pigments – Oink Sock in color Le Pink



This KCAL is hosted by the Keep Calm and Carry Yarn Podcast. January 15- March 1, 2018


I am presenting two New Crochet Luna CALs.  One is an almost year-long CAL and the second one is for the first quarter of the year.


The first CAL is an almost year long CAL that will conclude with a swap.  I had such a difficult time with hanging Christmas Ornaments on my tree this year that I am doing away with all heavy ornaments for Christmas 2018.  I will be making ornaments throughout the year to fill up my ornament box.

The CAL will conclude on Nov. 4 and if you would like to swap ornaments with other participants, you will have to let me know your address and I will match you up with a swap partner. We will see how many people would like to swap ornaments and hopefully we have enough so that we can each swap at least one ornament with a fellow maker.  Ornaments don’t have to be crochet, as long as they are handmade, they will count. I will pick a winner from the thread I set up on ravelry at the end of every quarter and gift someone a pattern from Ravelry to keep you motivated!  My goal is to have a Christmas tree decorated with only hand made ornaments.

First winner will be picked on March 31, 2018

I have already collected many patterns that I would like to make.

The Lovebomb Christmas Ornament by Queen Babs.

Traditional Scandinavian Ornaments


Mini Sweater Christmas Ornament

There is a YouTube tutorial for this pattern.


Check out this blog for ideas of what to do with old Christmas Cards.





Will Start on February 16 (Chinese New Year) – March 31, 2018

Any crochet project will count if you can tie it in with your fortune cookie fortune. There will be prizes.  I will crack open some fortune cookies on the next podcast that you can use in case you don’t have access to them.

Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog

Red is the color of good luck.

Fortune Cookie History Links:


Fortune Cookie Stitch Marker –

Take Out fabric –



FO #2

Dragon Fly Slouchy by Pattern Paradise – Free and Paid ($2) pattern

This was for a Christmas commission.


FO #3

Quickie Chunky Hat by Longhorn Prairie


1st Knitted project from private lesson I took with Barbara at Sin City Knits.


FO #4 Spun Gold Shawl by Kat Goldin.

Yarn: sock blank “Aid to Texas” from Goosey Fibers.


PQs (Project Queue)

PQ #1 Hypnotic Eye by Alexander Reynoso known as @alexcreates on Instagram.


Oink Pigments


Berroco Yarn

Check out Quayln’s test crochet for this pattern. Instagram – @portquoelio



PQ #2 1st Knitted Shawl is going to be The Doodle by Steven West.

This is part of KAL by Kristy Glass Knits.


Candy Skein

Lazer Sheep Yarns


PQ #3 Rug Hooking Kit

The Punch Box – Flamingo (Punch Needle KIT) by myra AND Jean on Etsy

Check out andresueknits on Instagram for some beautiful rug hooking.







Fjord Fibers

Hayley’s hand carved wood hooks  – Find her on Instagram as @fireweedfibres


Don’t forget to participate in the Swapless Swap of minis by What The Flock.


This minis swap is hosted by Lisa of Happy Scrappy Life. She has a podcast and an Etsy store.



Thank you to my fellow podcasters for your generous gifts!

Quoe Podcast –

Love Charlie Crochet Podcast –

Mickymidge Podcast –


Bob Wilson123 – Crochet Luna Poncho tutorial


Pattern Palooza

Circus Sweater

Curvy Girl Crochet Tunic

Sabrina Tunic

Tivoli Tunic

Blue MesaTunic

Venice Beach Top

Easy Sparkling Top