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Poetic Crochet: Errata & Pattern Corrections

Hello Crocheters! My goal is always to provide you with beautiful designs and an enjoyable pattern experience! Crochet is as much about the process as the finished product, so I do my utmost to ensure a happy stitching experience for you, my customer. Today I am very pleased to announce that full errata files and… Continue reading Poetic Crochet: Errata & Pattern Corrections

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In the Press: Inside Crochet, Issue 90

Hello Crochet Mavens, I am one lucky designer today! Inside Crochet magazine featured me in a segment about Crochet Entrepreneurs. It's a lovely write-up, and I was thrilled to be approached. Inside Crochet is one of my favorite print crochet mags because of their modern vision for craft, contemporary styling and taste, and their respect for crochet… Continue reading In the Press: Inside Crochet, Issue 90

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Lace Beret, A Free Knitting Pattern

Happy Friday, Knitters! Red Heart Yarns is offering my lovely lace beret design as a free pattern download! It's sized for adult Small and Medium: 20 (22)" head circumference. The skill level on this pretty beret is intermediate because the stitch counts change on certain rows when working the lace, so keep that in mind… Continue reading Lace Beret, A Free Knitting Pattern

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Little Lady’s Tea Party Dress

Hello Sewists, Today I'm sharing a sweet toddler dress I just finished. It's a generously sized 3T midi length dress that could also work as a tunic top for 4T. It's a bit big on my little lady (hovering between 2T-3T) right now, but we'll wear it anyway and hopefully get lots of future wear out… Continue reading Little Lady’s Tea Party Dress

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My First Aran Sweater

Hi Knitters! Last summer while sipping coffee at a play date, a dear friend of mine asked me a question. "Do you think you could knit an Aran sweater?" How that little question changed my life as a designer and as a knitter! I hesitated as I thought. "I don't know." I said. "I...think I… Continue reading My First Aran Sweater

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Red Heart Yarns: Fantastic Ripple Scarf

Hi Knitting Friends, My needles were clicking fast back in January, and now I can share this fun freelance knitting pattern I designed for Red Heart Yarns: the Fantastic Ripple Scarf!   The scarf is a single repeat of traditional Old Shale lace, edged with garter stitch, and the coolest thing about it is that… Continue reading Red Heart Yarns: Fantastic Ripple Scarf

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Sewing Simple Clothes

Hi Fiber Friends, I've been in the throes of a new passion! Drafting and sewing simple sewing patterns from old tank tops and t-shirts in my closet to create my own unique tunic blouses.  The process for each piece is to cut out the front and back, join shoulder seams, join side seams, and add… Continue reading Sewing Simple Clothes