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Free Crochet Hat Pattern: Ready for Winter

Baby, it's still cold outside! This free crochet pattern is not just for the holidays. It's a quick and easy pattern, so in almost no time at all your little one can have an adorable hat that will keep him or her cozy all winter long.

Baby, it’s still cold outside! This adorable toddler stocking cap is not just for the holidays. It’s a quick, easy, and free crochet pattern, so in almost no time at all your little one can have an adorable hat that will keep him or her cozy all winter long. Let’s go outside and play! … keep reading

Free Crochet Shawl Pattern: Spill

Spill is a shawl worked in rows in a gradient yarn, with short rows used to create a gradual, off-center color change. Crochet it with a long color-shifting yarn, or use a few different colors to create asymmetrical stripes.

Crochet your own eye-catching lace shawl with this free pattern. Spill  is a shawl worked in rows in a gradient yarn, with short rows used to create a gradual, off-center color change.  Crochet it with a long color-shifting yarn, or use a few different colors to create asymmetrical stripes. The finished shawl is a crescent … keep reading

Crochet Men’s Scarf Pattern: Parquet

Parquet is a triangular crochet scarf with a textured wooden pattern, created using post stitches. A unique and visually striking accessory for men and women.

Parquet  is a triangular crochet scarf, with a textured wooden pattern that’s created using post stitches. It’s an intermediate-level pattern worked in sections, with each section worked perpendicular to the last. A unique and visually striking accessory for men and women. Finished scarf measures about 45” wide and 21” deep. It uses just one skein … keep reading

How to Block Lace Crochet

Blocking lace crochet is a wonderful way to finish your work and enhance your project's stitch design. Here's the simple 3-step process that I use.

When you block a lace crochet item, your project has a more finished look and the stitch design is enhanced. Blocking knit and crochet items opens up the stitches to give the pattern more definition. You can use blocking to define points for a more distinct shape. It also helps the finished item conform to the expected dimensions. It can help … keep reading

Over the Willamette Crochet Scarf Pattern

I’m so happy to share my new design, because it turned out just as I envisioned it would. Over the Willamette Makes a great small project (only 1 skein of fingering weight yarn!), or you can crochet a full-sized shawl from this pattern. Available now on Ravelry. (pretty little lavender butterfly likes … keep reading

Free Crochet Pattern: Belmont Boot Toppers

belmont boot toppers crochet pattern

Add a pop of color to your wardrobe without the whole bulky sock! These quick little cuffs peek out from above your boots and can be worn straight, folded, or upside down. The pattern uses worsted weight yarn and is written in 4 different sizes. This project is quick and easy, and the … keep reading

Basic Macramé Knots: Step by Step Guide

Interested in learning the basics of macramé? It's simpler than it looks! Here's an illustrated guide of the most common knots used in macramé.

Interested in learning the basics of macramé? It’s simpler than it looks! Here’s an illustrated guide of the most common knots used in macramé. Generally, when crafting the most common styles of knotted bracelets or necklaces, four cords are used (or two long cords folded in half, creating a loop at one end). … keep reading

The Making of the Spill Crochet Shawl

Curious about the specifics on how the Spill crochet shawl is constructed and stitch counts configured? Here I share the details of my design process.

The Spill crochet shawl is a crescent shape with a pattern worked in rows. It uses simple stitches: single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch. The pattern incorporates short rows on one side of the shawl so that the color shifts of the yarn (or stripes, if using multiple yarns) are off-center. Even though the design is … keep reading

Free Crochet Hat Pattern: Ready for Santa

Ready for Santa free crochet pattern

This girl is ready for her first visit from Santa!   Your little one can be too, with the free pattern for this cute little crochet hat. This is a simple pattern that looks just adorable on any little boy or girl. The brim is so fluffy, but it only takes one … keep reading

Life, the Universe, and Everything Shawl

In July I participated in a crochet-along. The subtly striping handspun yarn was a great pair with the simple pattern. I used the whole skein, which was a thin fingering weight about 500 yards. The pattern is adapted to crochet from the popular knit “Hitchhiker” shawl pattern. It has an interesting asymmetrical shape … keep reading