Blog Problems

As I was skimming through old blog posts earlier today I noticed that one of my posts from back in September isn’t working I’ve since sent an email to WordPress to help me fix the problem, but it could be a few days before I hear back from them. Now, I am wondering if any of my other posts aren’t working properly?

Have you found anything not working properly here? If so, could you please let me know what problems you are experiencing so I can get to the bottom of it?

Thank you! 🙂


UPDATE! The problem with said post above has now been fixed 🙂 Apparently I had the post format set to “image”, so only an image would show. I don’t remember ever doing this, as the post originally showed up correctly. Hmmm. However, it’s fixed…yay!

Crochet On The Brain Is Back On Facebook!

After much deliberation, I finally decided to re-make a fan page for Crochet On The Brain on Facebook. The original one was deleted months ago when I permanently deleted my old Facebook account. I don’t regret that decision, and it feels good to start over again…a clean slate 🙂

So, please, could you head over there and show your support by giving it a “like”? You can find a link to it on the right-hand side bar here on the blog ->

Or you can click this link Crochet On The Brain on FB!

By liking the page you not only show your support, but you’ll also receive all the blog updates right in your newsfeed.

Thank you so much 🙂

Happy New Year, My Apologies, and a Recent Make

First off, I know that I’m a bit late, but Happy New Year! It’s only (or already, depending on how you look at it) the 11th day of 2019. At least it’s still January, so I can get away with this post, right? 😘

For the past couple of months my brain hasn’t been on crochet. I was derailed by the knitting train. I’ve been on a knit sweater kick, and when these sorts of moods strike, I find that I just have to roll with it. But know that it’s not only crochet I’ve been ignoring…I’ve been ignoring the whole blog thing in general. While I was busy knitting. I wasn’t even working on my knitting blog either! Having said all this, I currently do have a knit sweater on the needles…and hopefully I’ll be able to finish it in a timely manner now that I’m back to blogging!

I did make one crocheted “thing”. For no particular reason other than to use up some of my stash, and to try to sell it on Facebook for a bit of cash (hey, that rhymed!). But no, it did not sell 😪. It’s the Twin Sweater Set by Gayle Bunn on the Red Heart website. I made this cute little set for my (now 4 year old) daughter Olivia while I was still expecting her, which I’ll include a photo of also.

So here is the photo of the set I recently made:

I used some Bernat Baby Sport for it, and I think a 4 mm crochet hook. The gauge actually turned out perfectly!

And a photo of the one I made for Olivia. I think I also used Bernat Baby Sport for that one too. I no longer have this set that I made for her, which she wore home from the hospital, because our “friend” who stored our belongings for us for a couple of months when we became homeless kindly “donated” it, along with all of our other belongings. I try not to hold grudges, but when someone you trust trashes all of your belongings, it’s very hard not to. Most things can be replaced.

Anyhow, here is a photo of the set that I made for Olivia. She was maybe a week or two old in this photo. I omitted the edging on the button hole band, but it’s still pretty much the same.

So…I am back to the blog now…Hurray! I have some new ideas in mind, both for the blog as well as projects and designs.

Over the past couple of days I’ve been working when Olivia allows me time, lol, on a new Facebook page where I can further promote my original designs. When it’s complete I’ll post about it here so you can all give it a thumbs up. The COTB fan page doesn’t exist anymore on Facebook, because I permanently deleted the account I used to manage it.

I have a lot of work ahead of me as I get back into the swing of things. But I think it’ll all be good in the end.

Until next time,


Flutter Baby Top- Free Pattern From Lion Brand

I had this pattern downloaded and saved in the cloud for awhile now. I had intended on making it for my daughter Olivia. The largest size available is 3 to 4 years. Olivia turned 4 yesterday. I had a feeling it wouldn’t fit her, as she’s more the size of a 5 year old, but I wanted to make it anyhow, just to see. Plus, I don’t like having all of these patterns downloaded yet never use them. So, I decided to give it a go.

The pattern is super easy, but I DID hit a snag. While the copy I had was already a corrected version, I discovered along the way that there were even more corrections made to it. So I had to download it again, the corrected version. You can find this version by clicking here: Flutter Baby Top.

The shrug DOES fit Olivia, however, it’s rather snug. So, it’ll be given away or donated. I don’t mind really. I’m happy that I finally used the pattern. Perhaps it would fit a text book size 3 to 4 year old girl.

I used Bernat Baby Sport (color Baby Pink, left over from another project), and a 3.75 mm hook. The gauge was spot-on.

Oh, and also, within the pattern download itself, there is a link provided for an adult sized shrug, but to be to honest, I didn’t even check it out. I’m not a shrug kind of person really.