Blue Bridal Lace Crochet Scarf

I love crocheting lacy scarves or shawls for new brides. I made this Summer Sprigs Lace Scarf for a dear friend on her special day.

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a friend’s bridal shower. Her wedding last weekend was Dr. Who themed, complete with original skit, and everything was silver and sapphire blue. What a memorable ceremony! I love crocheting lacy scarves or shawls for new brides. I made her the Summer Sprigs Lace Scarf with just one skein of blue Malabrigo Lace yarn and this wonderful free pattern from Make My Day Creative. The project was one of this month’s crochet-alongs in the very active Ravelry Crochet Shoulder Wrappers group.  This pattern was quick and enjoyable, and the finished scarf is so light and airy. Pattern: Summer Sprigs Lace … read more

Spring Bunnies

This adorable amigurumi pattern is just right for a small spring project. These bunnies were so much fun to make. Free crochet pattern from All About Ami.

This amigurumi crochet pattern is just right for a small spring project. These bunnies were so much fun to make, and the design is adorable. This was sort of a new thing for me, because I love making plushies but I don’t usually add extras such as fabric. I used embroidery floss and glue to attach the pieces to the ears and feet. His carrot was made with embroidery floss, and her flower was made with a pretty little scrap of handspun yarn. My six-year-old cousin was delighted with her pair of birthday presents this year! … read more

Intarsia Crochet

I've been playing with a different colorwork crochet technique: intarsia crochet. Using this fun technique, I made a plush diamondback snake.

I’ve been playing with a different colorwork crochet technique: intarsia crochet. Intarsia differs from tapestry crochet in that the unworked colors are not carried along the back and crocheted over as you work. Instead, they are left hanging for you to pick back up when you get to the color again. This technique is great for adding colorwork in small bits. Instead of using multiple colors throughout the entire row or round, you can isolate the color changes to just one part of the whole project. This piece was worked back and forth in rows. … read more