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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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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. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I recently finished a tiny granny square sweater for my daughter. The Candy Shop Cardigan sweater is… Continue reading Candy Shop Crochet Cardigan

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Interweave Presents: Classic Crochet Shawls!

Hi Shawl Lovers, Happy news came my way back in February and it's time to share it! Three of my crocheted shawl designs from Poetic Crochet have been included in a new book from Interweave. Classic Crochet Shawls: 20 Free-Spirited Designs Featuring Lace, Color, and More is available for pre-order and will be out on June… Continue reading Interweave Presents: Classic Crochet Shawls!

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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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Crochetville Blog Tour: Welcome NatCroMo Campers!

Welcome, Crochetville Campers! I'm glad you could join me around my campfire on the Crochetville Blog Tour. Grab a s'more  (B.Y.O.s'more), and let's visit. There's been a lot of action happening around here, and I'm giving away lots of great stuff in celebration of National Crochet Month so we won't dawdle, let's get right to… Continue reading Crochetville Blog Tour: Welcome NatCroMo Campers!

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Introducing Annalie

Hello Knitters, Meet Annalie, a fun pattern for a rectangular shawl or classic scarf. Annalie combines the vintage sweetness of eyelet lace ribs with clean, modern style. Annalie is a PDF knitting pattern download  containing full written instructions, knitting charts, and schematic available for $6.00 USD. See the Ravelry pattern listing or use the buy now… Continue reading Introducing Annalie

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Meet Louisa: A Spring Enchantment

Meet Louisa, the newest member of my lovely shawl family. Louisa is the perfect crochet project for this blustery early Spring! Made with just 2 hanks of Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal Fingering in the juicy Boysenberry colorway, I have to tell you--she makes you feel enchanting. Especially during the winter doldrums. The edging is so sweet… Continue reading Meet Louisa: A Spring Enchantment

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Meet Celia, a shawl to crochet

Hello Crocheters, I have something very special to share with you today. Quince & Co. published my Celia Shawl design in their special pattern collection: Crochet Week 2016. Click the link below to see the amazing lookbook of designs for this collection. I was delighted to see that Celia made the cover! Quince & Co… Continue reading Meet Celia, a shawl to crochet

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Introducing Tess!

Hello Crochet Artists, I am celebrating April Fool's Day with a new shawl pattern. Meet Miss Tess, isn't she pretty? I think of her as understated, elegant, and strong. The PDF crochet pattern is available at a ♥ super special ♥ price of just 99 cents! Buy now because this launch price will expire on… Continue reading Introducing Tess!

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Crochetville Blog Tour: Shawl Talk, Free Pattern & Book Giveaway

Update: 4/1/2016: The book giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Rubra! Thanks to all who participated! Update: 4/3/2016: Bellamy shawl pattern is back to its normal price of $5.99. Chugga chugga CHOO CHOO! Welcome to my stop on Crochetville's NatCroMo blog tour. My name is Sara Kay Hartmann and I am a crochet designer and the… Continue reading Crochetville Blog Tour: Shawl Talk, Free Pattern & Book Giveaway

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In the Press: “The Romance of Crochet”

Hi Crocheters, I Like Crochet Magazine published my article, "The Romance of Crochet" in their February 2016 issue, available now! In it, I talk about the unique nature of crochet as a craft and put a different spin on making romantic gifts for our "valentines." Here's a little excerpt: Giving the gift of handmade offers more… Continue reading In the Press: “The Romance of Crochet”

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In the Press: Perfectly Pink Headband

Hi Crocheters, Update 3/4/2017: This pattern has been out for over one year, so I can now offer it to you free! Enjoy. Free PDF Pattern Download: perfectly-pink-headband I Like Crochet Magazine published a fun little design of mine in their February 2016 issue--the Perfectly Pink Headband! If you've never worked with crochet post stitches, this… Continue reading In the Press: Perfectly Pink Headband

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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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Let’s Knit Magazine ~ Author Interview

Let's Knit is a UK magazine all about knitting and crochet, and they interviewed me for this month's "Last Word" section. We discuss Poetic Crochet, my favorite (favourite!) fibers, and my unusual path into the wonderful world of yarn. Hint: The path was uncovered by that beloved British lady of letters, Agatha Christie. Strange, but true. Click the… Continue reading Let’s Knit Magazine ~ Author Interview

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Go, Little Book…

This day has been three years in the making! In keeping with the poetic theme, I offer this blessing courtesy of Lord Byron: "Go, little book, from this my solitude! I cast thee on the waters, go thy ways! And if, as I believe, thy vein be good, The world will find thee after many… Continue reading Go, Little Book…

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Poetic Crochet Release!

I just saw that Poetic Crochet is Amazon's #1 Hot New Release in Crocheting! And the ebook is #4! What a proud moment for its author. Thank you to all of you who have purchased it and written to me to express your enthusiasm. I am so happy that this project is finally ready to… Continue reading Poetic Crochet Release!

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♥ MBS: My Beautiful Sweater ♥

Hi Knitters and Crocheters, Guess what? This is project chit-chat. I rarely post what's "on the needles" or "off the hook..." [was just struck with realization that "off the hook" is one of the best crochet puns I have never used.] ahem...because I typically design with the end goal of submission or indie release and… Continue reading ♥ MBS: My Beautiful Sweater ♥

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Mabel Mitts

Hi Knitters, The Mabel Mitts are made in a plush lace rib that will keep you texting, stitching, and cozy all the while. They are worked flat and seamed at the inside wrist leaving a thumb hole. You’ll pick up thumb stitches and work an easy-peasy gusset--so easy we should really just call it a tube--because… Continue reading Mabel Mitts

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Whirlwind Romance Beret

Hi Crocheters, Got something for you! It's a ♥ free ♥ pattern for my crocheted French beret, Whirlwind Romance. Ooh la la! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Whirlwind Romance Beret is worked seamlessly in the round from the top down in a full-bodied lace--hang on-- I just said 'full-bodied lace.' (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});… Continue reading Whirlwind Romance Beret

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Ellie Headband

Hi. Thanks for visiting! Ellie is a low-stress bit of crocheted fun that I'm very excited to share with you.   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I'm going to chat a little about the idea behind the design, but if you want to get straight to the juicy stuff, the pattern awaits you at the bottom of… Continue reading Ellie Headband

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Poetic Crochet and a ♥ SPECIAL OFFER ♥

Poetic Crochet's Amazon "Look Inside" book preview is up and the pre-order price is only $18.62! Take a peek by clicking here or on the photos below. You can also buy the ebook now from the Crochet Me Store! Scroll down to see the ♥ special offer ♥ -- a free pattern giveaway with your purchase of Poetic Crochet [print… Continue reading Poetic Crochet and a ♥ SPECIAL OFFER ♥

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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

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Miss Sadie’s Scarflette

Miss Sadie is the first knitting pattern I designed and shared in 2010. Since then, she's been made by hundreds of knitters. I'll never forget how exciting it was to discover that knitters 4,741 miles away from me were making my pattern and posting it in Russian needlecraft forums. It was an inkling of how special… Continue reading Miss Sadie’s Scarflette

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Aura Cowl and Loop Scarf

I'm offering these two versions of Aura as a free crochet pattern duo just for you. Scroll down for PDF download link. Tall and short post-stitches intermingle to create a nubbly fabric perfect for cozying up during cold months. This is the cowl. This is the loop scarf. This is the free downloadable PDF file: Aura… Continue reading Aura Cowl and Loop Scarf