I’m not a huge fan on making full on blankets. I much prefer smaller projects than give instant gratification. Hats are by far my favorite, however, I’m finding that I really enjoy making afghan squares as well! They are quicker projects than can still lead up to a blanket (if that is what you want) or so many other possible projects!
I know you’ve done it before. We all have done it.. strayed from a pattern, added an extra embellishment for a bit more pizzazz, made something your own by changing colors or adding an extra special edging once you finished the main piece. It’s what we do. Sometimes strictly following a pattern isn’t enough, so we add onto it. It’s fun and rewarding to add your own flair on something that you are making. This is what the Designer Remix 2018 is all about! Continue reading Starburst Toddler Poncho Pocket and Embellishments-Crochet Designer Remix
The Holiday Stashdown is back again this year and is already several of weeks in! From September 3rd through December 10th, 15 different designers will be sharing a brand new free pattern with you all! I’ve been participating in the Holiday Stashdown CAL for a few years now. I always enjoy creating and designing for this event to help crocheters make gifts with the stash that the have on hand. This year, LoveCrochet generously provided the designers with yarn support, so all the designs for this event are made with Paintbox Yarns. For mine I chose Paintbox Simply DK in the colors Racing Green 127 and Granite Gray 106. This yarn was wonderful to work it! It glided smoothly off of my hook and is very soft! I even have some extra yarn left and am excited to create another design with it! If you do not have this yarn you can use any weight #3 dk yarn that you have on hand. Continue reading Asper Beanie- A Free Pattern
The Pinecrest Earwarmer is the 3rd free pattern in my Pinecrest line. I designed it to go along with the Pinecrest Beanie and the Pinecrest Cowl. Make 2 or 3 of these patterns to make a great set for fall and winter. Since the stitches are larger, these patterns work up in a cinch, making them great for last minute gifts! The 2 colors repeat also allows you to really change up the look for different results. Continue reading Pinecrest Earwarmer- A Free Pattern
I’ve come to the point in my life where I’m at a crossroad with my emotions. My little boy is starting his first year of school. He has been staying home with me every day since he was born. Should I feel happy and excited for him making this huge step in his life or do I feel sad because I will miss him throughout the day? Can I be both?I I know it will be such a drastic change for all of us, but overall I think he will really enjoy it and love this new environment! I’m choosing to be happy! Continue reading Back to School Sale and Giveaway!
Today is my day for the Christmas Hat CAL hosted by Katie of Salty Pearl Crochet and Heather of The Unraveled Mitten, and I am so excited about this new hat pattern! I was originally going to go with a different idea, but as I was looking through one of my stitch books, this wonderful triangle shaped stitch jumped out at me! I thought if made in green it would look just like pine trees. For the sake of the Christmas theme, I made 2 hats with the upward pointed triangles in green: one with green and white, and one with green, white, and red. Both looked amazing! I also made another one for myself in gray and white. This hat was super fun to mix up colors with. I think any color combination would look great, making this not just a hat for the holidays. Continue reading Pinecrest Beanie-A Free Pattern
If you don’t know already, Salty Pearl Crochet and the Unraveled Mitten are hosting a Christmas Hat CAL! I’m one of the participating designers, and we were asked to possibly design matching accessories to our hats. After thinking for a bit I came to the conclusion that a cowl and earwarmer (future post) would be perfect matching items for this set! My beanie will go live on 8/8 with the earwarmer shortly after. Keep an eye out so you can make the whole set! Continue reading Pinecrest Cowl-A Free Pattern
If you are a parent, I know that you must be familiar with those heartwarming first moments after you bring your newborn home from the hospital..those moments when you look down into your baby’s eyes and know that your life is perfect…the times when the only thing that will put them to sleep is cuddling against your chest. You have tons work to do but you still stay put and enjoy those moments of pure joy. Continue reading CLICK for Babies Newborn Beanie-A Free Pattern
When designing the Picking Posies Washcloth for the CAL Central Crochet Along, I ended up have plenty of yarn leftover to play with even after making 4 different washcloths. I thought it would be a great idea to make some matching face scrubbies to go with the washcloths! Putting the 2 together would make such a great set for gifts. You can find the matching washcloth pattern here. Continue reading Picking Posies Face Scrubby-A Free Pattern
I was so happy to be offered a slot in the most recent CAL Central Crochet-Along! Every Monday from June 18th through August 20th, 2018 several designers will share a new pattern for a free washcloth or dishcloth (to me they are the same thing but used in different rooms! hehe) For this CAL Cascade Yarns graciously provided the designers with yarn support, so all of the washcloth patterns are designed using Cascade Ultra Pima or Ultra Pima Paints. This was my first time working with this yarn, and I loved how smooth and soft it was. It worked up so wonderfully! Continue reading Picking Posies Washcloth-A Free Pattern