Monkey Business- Crochet Blanket Tutorial with Crochet Monkey Applique


I’ve been monkeying around with a crochet monkey applique. Some of you are interested in the techniques I use to create my crochet blankets and crochet appliques’.  So I decided to make a general tutorial of this Toddler size blanket (53 inches wide x 46 inches length) and I included a photo video of the applique process. Now you can recreate this adorable…

Photo of the Day!


Here’s the photo of the Day!  Multitasking….enjoying the outdoors and starting another baby blanket!   Stay Tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!

Sleepy Boo-Boo Bear Crochet Applique


I’m so excited that I get to celebrate my first grandson’s baby shower today!  I started the crochet blanket months ago along with a hat.  I really had high hopes with creating a Noah’s Ark applique on the blanket, but my schedule and fear (mostly fear) stopped me in my tracks. So I crocheted a Sleepy Boo-Boo Bear…

LaCartera Baby Style


So what has LaCartera been up to lately?  Well, I’ve ventured into making crochet baby blankets, hats and booties since I’ve found out that I’m expecting a grandson.  I really wanted to create a LaCartera Baby Style keepsake for my first grandchild, and hopefully more to come.   Of course I have a list of…

The Cutest Things


I think these are the cutest things I’ve ever made!  It’s been awhile since I’ve crocheted anything, but my latest practice attempt has brought back so many memories.  I can’t decide which style to make for my twin grandbabies, so I’ll make both.  Only six more booties to go. I see more yarn in my…