What’s next for Once Upon This Hook?

I know I haven’t really been posting, or sharing, anything on here since If finished releasing all the charts for my Sailor Moon CAL. So what’s next for this blog? Well, for starters, I have a couple of crochet pattern round-ups I am in the process of getting together. These should up before the end of the summer.

My next project for this blog is to do some reorganizing of pages and my posts to hopefully make it easier to navigate. I anticipate that this will probably take me a little while to do because I plan on making some changes to the blog before the end of this year. What changes? I’d rather keep that to myself for now until I am closer to being ready to make this change. I will tell you the change is meant to better the blog and make things easier for me.

As far as any actual crochet (or other crafts) projects, I don’t really have anything planned for the near future. I’ve got some ideas but nothing has been decided on yet.

What crafty projects have you been working on this summer?


12 Days of Christmas: Paw Print Ornament — YARNutopia by Nadia Fuad

Represent the pets this Christmas with this sweet Paw Print Ornament! Make one today and have a “PAWSOME” holiday!! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this project: My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away. Support YARNutopia today so we […]

via 12 Days of Christmas: Paw Print Ornament — YARNutopia by Nadia Fuad

FREE Crochet Round-Up: Christmas Ornaments

I tried my hand at making my first Christmas ornament a few years back. The Perfect Spiral Ornament is the patterned I first tried out because it is super easy. But I’ve been thinking of trying out a new ornament pattern but haven’t been able to pick because there are some really awesome ideas out there. I decided to share the list of some of my favorite as a round-up for you all.

Angel Ornaments

Angel Bells

Christmas Angels

Granny Square Angel Ornament

Tiny Christmas Angel

Snowflakes Ornaments

Snowflake Wishes #1

Snowflake Wishes #2

Snowflake Wishes #3

Snowflake Wishes #4

Snowflake Wishes #5

Fast and Flurry-ous

Miscellaneous Ornaments

Victorian Candy Cane Cover

Vintage Christmas Ornament

Grandma Tree Ornament

Christmas Twirly Curly Christmas Decoration

Ribbon Christmas Tree

Christmas Baubles

Mini Christmas Hats

Tiny Santa Hat


Holly and Berries

Pattern Downloads (PDFs)

Star Ornament

Candy Cane Ornament

Happy Reindeer

Ornament Idea

This last pattern isn’t actually a Christmas ornament pattern BUT I wanted to include it in this round-up because you could easily turn it into an ornament.

Pinwheel Candy

Which ornament will you be making this year?


FREE Crochet Pattern Round-Up: Other Fun Newborn Hats

I hope you have enjoyed the last two round-ups that I have posted within the last 30 days. When I decided it was time to do a new round-up list, I wasn’t expecting I would end up doing three. It kind of organically happened as I was sorting through patterns. This is the third, and final, round-up for newborn hats.

Other Fun Newborn Hats

Bee Hat

Sleepy Owl










FREE Crochet Pattern Round-Up: Holiday-Themed Newborn Hats

It’s my birthday! And I wanted to celebrate by posting another FREE Crochet Pattern Round-Up. This time it’s the round-up is for holiday-themed hats. I thought this was the perfect time to do this kind of round-up with the fall holiday season right around the corner.

Most of these offer both patterns for newborn and preemie hats so if you’re looking to make both sizes, I have you covered.

Pumpkin Knot Hat

Candy Corn Hat

Elf Hat

Santa Belt Buckle Hat

Tradition Christmas Pom-Pom Hat

Amanda (Christmas Flower) Hat

Valentine’s Day Hats

Leprechaun Hat

Chick Knot Hat


FREE Crochet Pattern Round-Up: Crochet for Charity (Newborn Hats)

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year has been to use a good portion of my yarn stash in my closet. One way I am doing this is making newborn hats (to use up DK yarn stash) that I intend on donating to a charity by the end of the year. I’ve been using the My Little Love pattern designed by Oombawka Design Crochet. I really love the texture of this pattern. Below is a picture of some of the hats I have already made along with a link to the pattern. The preemie hats are just a simple HDC hat. I used the My Little Love pattern as a guide and just kept crocheting until they got to the appropriate length.


My Little Love Newborn Hat Pattern

This project gave me the idea for this new pattern round-up. There are a lot of free patterns available but these were my favorites. I have also made sure to include some preemie hat options as well. Do you crochet baby hats for charity? Which pattern is favorite to use? And what charity (or charities) do you like to donate to? Please comment below and let me know! 🙂

Basic Newborn Hat Patterns

Cluster Newborn Beanie

Textured Newborn Hat

Front Loop Newborn Hat

Turban Newborn Hat

My Dainty Princess

Topknot Stripes Baby Hat

Kelly’s Quick Preemie & Newborn Hats


Simple Cross Stitched Stripes

Simple Charity Baby Hat

Newsie Hat

Newborn Bennett Hat

Square Pom Pom Jester Hat

Just for Preemies


Quick Cozy Preemie Hat

Preemie Hat from Bernat Design Studio

Harris Preemie Hat




The Final Sailor Moon CAL squares are here!

FINALLY the end is here! Here are the final squares for my Sailor Moon CAL started last year. The final Sailor Moon CAL squares are Tuxedo Mask, Queen Serenity, and Sailor Cosmos. You only 2 out of the 3 to complete the the project so it’s crocheters choice on which 2 will be your last squares.

Thank you to everyone who has been following along with this CAL. This Sailor Moon CAL was my first time attempting a project of this kind and a real learning experience. Hope you all enjoyed what I created. I would love to see any projects using these graphs (even non-crochet ones!) and thank you, again, for being patient.


Tuxedo Mask CAL Square PDF


Queen Serenity CAL Square PDF


Sailor Cosmos Square PDF


Please, remember when posting pictures on social media to use one of the following hashtags: #sailormooncal or #outhcal.

Sailor Moon CAL Squares #8,#9, & #10: Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Pluto

We’re nearing the end of this Sailor Moon CAL project! Hope everyone participating in the project are having fun. Please share your progress with me! Here are the next 3 square graphs: Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Pluto.


Sailor Uranus Square #8 PDF


Sailor Neptune Square #9 PDF


Sailor Pluto Square #10 PDF


Please, remember when posting pictures on social media to use one of the following hashtags: #sailormooncal or #outhcal.

Sailor Moon CAL Square #6 & #7: Sailor Mini-Moon & Sailor Saturn

Time for 2 new squares for the Sailor Moon CAL to be released! I had to release these two character squares together! We’re nearing the end of all the squares being released for this CAL. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to start making my blanket until much later this year (or early next year) so I won’t be able to offer many tips.


Sailor Mini-Moon #6 PDF



Sailor Saturn Square #7 PDF

Please, remember when posting pictures on social media to use one of the following hashtags: #sailormooncal or #outhcal.