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Are you a crochet, sewing, or knitting beginner?


Would you like to improve your needlework skills without frustration or confusion?


Then you need to learn the basics of these delightful hobbies.


If you’ve ever asked yourself:

Crochet or Knitting

  • Which hook do I start with?
  • What yarn should I buy?
  • What are the basic stitches & how do I do them?
  • How do I read a pattern?
  • Where do I find easy patterns?
  • How do I make a scarf or a hat, etc?


  • What are all those presser feet for?
  • What are all the stitches on my sewing machine?
  • How do I sew a seam & what stitch do I use?
  • What fabric should I use?
  • What needle do I need to hem a pair of jeans or sew a basic t-shirt?

…then you are in the right place!


Here’s what you gain when you learn the basics of crochet, knitting, and/or sewing.



Foundational Skills

Just like babies have to crawl before they walk.  You have to learn the basic stitching skills before you  can move onto the more advanced ones. If you try to skip a level, you’ll end up confused and frustrated and might  give up.  Think of all the beautiful projects you’ll be missing out on!




With each new stitch learned, new technique mastered, and project successfully completed your confidence will grow by leaps and bounds. And confidence is essential to moving onto more complicated stitches, tricky techniques, and complex patterns.

Solid foundational skills and confidence are the two ingredients necessary for successfully tackle those advanced projects that, right now, you can only dream about.



                                   I’m RaeLynn.


I am a stay at home mom with an incredible fiancé, 4 beautiful step-daughters-to-be, and an amazing new baby boy.

I am also a work from home mom. I teach stitching newbies how to crochet, knit, and sew.  But that’s not all, i’m also the owner and operator of Itchin’ for some Stitchin’s shop,  where I sell quality “unique to itself” handmade maternity & baby apparel, toys, and accessories.

About 4 years ago I joined the Prayer Shawl Ministry at my church, where I learned how to knit and crochet.  Since then you won’t find me without a bag of yarn and hook or needles in hand!  A year later my fiancé bought me the king of all sewing machines, a Husqvarna Designer Diamond Royale, and my love of sewing was born.

I am a self-educated stitcher.   I do occasionally get tips from my grandmother, who knits & crochets, or advice from my mom, who is an avid seamstress.  But for the most part I have taught myself each needle craft through books and hunting the great & powerful internet.  I have found TONS of resources all over the place, but few resources all in one place that would help me grow from a stitching starter to an experienced stitcher.  So I decided to do it myself.

That’s how this blog got started folks.  I decided to put everything I know, have learned, and will learn about crochet, knitting, and sewing in this blog so it will be the #1 ultimate guide for learning these fabulous crafts.

 This blog is designed to take you from a stitching newbie to a stitching expert!

Not an expert in the sense that you are the end-all, be-all, or know-it-all of stitching.  But an expert in the sense that have the skills and confidence to become known for your mastery of the craft and your beautiful stitch work.  I can be a stitching expert.  So can you!

What are you waiting for?  Join me on this adventure and let’s become experts together. 🙂

Also feel free to browse  Itchin’ for some Stitchin’s shop.

See you on the blog!



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