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The Kaleidoscope Shawl: a free crochet pattern for you!

Hi Crochet Lovers! You need to hear about some amazing things happening with my Kaleidoscope Shawl, a lovely--and free--crochet shawl pattern I placed with Red Heart several months ago. I got so excited when I learned that the Kaleidoscope Shawl is part of an ebook collection called--get this--Coffee and Yarning. Um, I don't know about… Continue reading The Kaleidoscope Shawl: a free crochet pattern for you!

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Candy Shop Crochet Cardigan

  Hi Crocheters, Today, I'm sharing my first crocheted granny square sweater design with you. How I love a granny square sweater! I'm forever collecting these colorful wonders of happy crochet goodness on Pinterest. I recently finished a tiny granny square sweater for my daughter. The Candy Shop Cardigan sweater is my own design, sized… Continue reading Candy Shop Crochet Cardigan

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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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Last-Minute Granny Square Gifts: 6 Charming Projects Made from 1 or 2 Granny Squares

I was hard at work on an everlasting blanket of colorful crocheted granny squares when I realized I barely had enough for a crib-size baby blanket. I couldn't bear the thought of making 3-12 times as many squares to get the size I wanted and having to stitch them all together. You know what I needed?… Continue reading Last-Minute Granny Square Gifts: 6 Charming Projects Made from 1 or 2 Granny Squares

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Butterfly Nursery Mobile

Our baby girl is due in 11 days and the word of the hour [day, week, month] is "nesting." I took inspiration from Pinterest, of course. I feel that Pinterest is a kind of Oracle of Delphi for today's DIY-er and consult her frequently. The mobile is made from the inner ring of a cheap bamboo… Continue reading Butterfly Nursery Mobile