Best Birthday T-Shirt for a Crocheting Lady | Gift Idea for a Crochet Lover

Looking for a fun birthday gift for a lady you love?  These cute crochet t-shirts come with either pink or blue graphics and can be ordered in your choice of any month of the year.


This is the design in pink.

The shirt says, Real Crocheting Ladies are born in (your birth month here).

The design features a colorful image of a wicker basket filled with yarn balls and crochet hooks with a bunch of little stars in the background.

By ordering this with her birth month, you’ve got the perfect personalized gift for any woman who loves to crochet.

Shown here in pink on a women’s black short-sleeved tee, this great design can be customized and ordered on any type of shirt and in different shirt colors, (Not white though or you’ll lose half of the graphics.) in sizes to fit infants through adult size 6XL.

This design is one of the newest crochet shirt designs at Zazzle.  I think it makes an awesome birthday gift for a crochet lover but it would also be fun under the tree at Christmas.

The blue has a similar design but with a different basket and no hooks.

crochet shirt

This is the blue design.

Choose the birth month and color you like best below to learn more and order yours today!  The following list of links are affiliate links.  If you make a purchase after clicking, I will receive a small royalty.  This costs you nothing extra and helps me pay for this blog. In full disclosure, you should know that I’m affiliated with Zazzle as both a designer and a seller.  I’m also a frequent Zazzle customer and can vouch that their products are terrific and their customer service is great.  On top of all of that, Zazzle offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee so you can comfortably shop happy.

Zazzle Shopping Tip:  After clicking your month and color, check for discount codes at the top of the page!  Zazzle is notorious for running sales.













Browse More Fun Crochet Shirts at Zazzle

I love finding gift ideas for people who like to crochet!  What do you think of this one?  Which design is your favorite?  Pink or Blue?  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.  I love hearing from my readers and crochet friends.




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Crochet One-Skein Wonders | Crochet Book Review

If you’ve got a pile of mismatched yarn skeins, like me, you’re going to want this book!

Crochet One-Skein Wonders

Crochet One-Skein Wonders

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As usual, I was looking for something completely different on Amazon when I came across the crochet book, Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects from Crocheters around the World.  After browsing it for a bit, I knew I had to have it.

The book was edited by Judith Durant and Edie Eckman.

I love the concept of the projects all needing only one skein of yarn because I’ve got quite a few one-off hanks in my stash at the moment.  This happens to me often because I’m always worried that I might run out of yarn before finishing and I hate playing yarn chicken.

Afterwards, I feel funny returning only one skein of yarn to the store so I usually keep it.

I haven’t made anything out of the book yet.  I just bought it today but I’ve spent the last hour browsing through all the patterns and there’s quite a few that I can’t wait to get my hook into.

As you might imagine there are several really nice scarves, cowls, hats and fingerless glove patterns inside this book but there’s also some unique items such as a yoga mat bag, scrunchies, doll clothes, baby items, and some awesome jewelry patterns.

To be honest there’s a couple of elegant scarf patterns and fingerless gloves that I plan to get started on as soon as I’m done writing this.

I purchased Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects from Crocheters around the World for my Kindle and got it for a steal today.  There’s also an affordable paperback edition.

The sections of the book are broken down by yarn weight making it easy to find just the right project for whichever type of yarn you might have hanging around.

I don’t think this book would be appropriate for an absolute beginner but if you already have a sense of how to crochet and how to read a crochet pattern, I think you’ll be very satisfied with this purchase.  Many of the patterns are shown both in written and in diagram form.  I prefer written patterns and I’m no where near an expert yet but I felt confident that I could finish most of the project patterns I found that interested me.  And with 101 different pattern choices I think I’ll be busy for a very long time!

At the time of this posting this book had received 381 Amazon reviews with 68% giving it 5 stars.

You can grab a copy of the book at Amazon by visiting: Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects from Crocheters around the World

Do you already own this book?  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.  I’d love to know if you love it as much as I do.

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New Crochet Granny Square Throw Blanket at Etsy

It’s been a while but today, I added a new listing to my Imperial Crochet Etsy shop.

It’s the one I was making when I had the leftover yarn to make the headbands that I posted about the other day.

Caron Cakes Granny Square Blanket

Beautiful unicorn rainbow colored yarn. Actually it’s called Mixed Berries from Caron Cakes.

You can view the listing here: Unicorn Rainbow Throw Blanket | Colorful 43″ Granny Square Afghan | Pretty Purple Pink Handmade Crochet

I made it Granny Square style using a US J 6.00mm hook and 3 skeins of the Caron Cakes yarn.  The border is simply a single row of half double crochet stitches and then a row of single crochet stitches.  It measures approximately 43 inches square.


Pretty pink, purple, and aqua Granny Square throw blanket.

I love crocheting large Granny Square throw blankets.  They’re fast, fun, and call me crazy but I find the repetitive stitches relaxing.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my newest Etsy listing!

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What Does Going Viral Mean To You?

“Your most popular Pin! Drumroll, please…”

This morning, I opened an email from the people who are in charge of keeping an eye on my Pinterest account.  It said one of my pins had been pinned 26 times.  I was amazed to say the least.  Honestly, any photo over 5 times pinned is usually a good number for me so, twenty-six seemed truly incredible.

I don’t know why I even opened the email.  Let me explain.  I’m guilty of letting these types of social media emails pile up in my inbox only to be deleted en masse at a later date.  But I am really glad that I did open it because this news really made my day!

The pin in question is attached to my Imperial Crochet blog post from June 20, 2017, Pretty Crochet Border on my Call the Midwife Inspired Baby Blanket.

This is the photo:

pretty crochet border

Close up view of the border on my Call the Midwife Inspired blanket.

Wondering why a pin from June would be getting so much attention today, I decided to investigate the pin’s statistics further and was astounded to find this:


These stats are amazing to me!

For me, compared to my usual pinning achievements, this one has gone viral. Yay!

To be honest, I did notice that many of the hits to my blog were going to that post but I didn’t realize they were coming from Pinterest.  I REALLY need to start paying better attention to these things.

I know by most people’s standards, this is pretty small potatoes but for me, this was as colossal as the amount of French Fries cooked at all-of-the Mickey Dee’s in one week.  Which leads me to my question:

How many hits to a post, or pin, do you think it takes to be considered a “viral” success?  I’m going with 1362 total engagements but that’s just me. And more importantly, can any of you tell me how I can do this again?

Thanks for stopping by and letting me brag a bit.

I’m so grateful to you and all of my readers!

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He Likes It!

braydenblanketAs promised in my previous post, Baby’s Favorite Blanket, this is just a quick post to let you know that the extremely cute recipient, does indeed like his new snuggie blanket!

It’s so nice to learn that something you made is appreciated!




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