Crochet Triangle Shawl Pattern: Flight of Snapdragons

Flight of Snapdragons is an asymmetrical triangle with scallops on one edge. Download the crochet pattern for this lightweight and elegant flowery shawl.

Flight of Snapdragons  is an asymmetrical shallow triangle crocheted with scallops on one edge. This flowery shawl is lightweight and elegant. This intermediate-level pattern is written in US terms and includes 3 pages of written instructions and photographs. Download the pattern and crochet a beautiful lace accessory. The shawl is worked sideways from one side point to the other. An elongated triangle is made, then shorter rows are worked to create a “stepped” edge on one side. You can make a shawl of any size with this pattern. The instructions include a note on … read more

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 simple, you can yield some dramatic results when you pair it with a showcasing yarn. I’ve had some people wondering about the specifics on how the shawl is constructed and how I came up with the stitch counts in the pattern. There … read more

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 shape that measures about 48” (122 cm) along the inside curve and about 14” (35.5 cm) deep in the center. This pattern is written using US crochet terminology. Includes 3 pages of written instructions and photographs. Download the FREE pattern now. The … read more

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 of Madelinetosh Prairie yarn, but you can use any lace or fingering weight yarn you like. I’d recommend sticking to a solid or semi-solid color for this one, because of the intricacy of the design. It includes post stitches and back-loop … read more

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 that sweater fit better or that shawl drape nicely. I have a pretty simple process when it comes to blocking lace crochet projects, or any project for that matter. There are many ways that knitters and crocheters “block” their finished items. … read more

Free Crochet Hat Pattern: Ready for Santa

With this quick and free crochet stocking cap pattern, your little one is ready for their first visit from Santa! Adorable on any little boy or girl.

Make a fun and festive stocking cap for your toddler this season with this FREE crochet pattern. This girl is ready for her first visit from Santa! Your little one can be too, with this simple pattern that looks just adorable on any little boy or girl. The brim is really fluffy, but it’s so quick and easy. It only takes one round of single crochet with the super-soft and bulky fur yarn. Pair the fur yarn with a worsted weight yarn in one or more colors, and here’s a fun project that works up in just one evening. Perfect for photo shoots, … read more

Free Wrist Warmer Crochet Pattern: Flared Cuffs

Add a bit of flare to any wardrobe with this free crochet pattern! These colorful little wrist cuffs peek out from under your sleeves.

Add a bit of flare to any wardrobe with this free crochet pattern! These colorful little wrist cuffs peek out from under your sleeves. These Flared Cuffs work up quickly with just over 100 yards of worsted weight yarn. Great for quick holiday gifts! Download the free pattern here. Pattern: Flared Cuffs Designer: Jenn Wolfe Kaiser Source: Life Adorned read more

Crochet Pattern: Ridges Slouch Hat

The Ridges Slouch Hat is crocheted using post stitches to create a ridged texture. Download the pattern for this relaxed-brim accessory.

The Ridges Slouch Hat is crocheted using post stitches to create a ridged texture. The relaxed brim style makes this a one-size-fits-most-adults accessory. You can also increase the number of rows before adding the brim for a roomier dreadlock tam. Download the pattern here. Pattern: Ridges Slouch Hat Designer: Jenn Wolfe Kaiser Source: Life Adorned read more

Crochet Pattern: Ribbed Keyhole Scarf

Ribbed Keyhole Scarf: a quick pattern for a crochet scarf with a "keyhole" opening on one end. This cozy accessory stays in place without tying or pinning.

This Ribbed Keyhole Scarf makes a great last-minute gift because the design is simple and the pattern works up so quickly. Only a few hours and one skein of worsted weight yarn! The scarf is worked in rows, leaving a “keyhole” opening on one end. This means you can have a cozy accessory that’s not super-long, but stays in place without pins or ties. The pattern includes written instructions in US crochet terms. Find the download here. Pattern: Ribbed Keyhole Scarf Designer: Jenn Wolfe Kaiser Source: Life Adorned read more

Crochet Pattern: Tapered Scales Shawlette

Tapered Scales Shawlette is a triangle-shaped mini shawl with lacy shells. Get the pattern, which includes instructions for enlarging to a full-sized shawl.

The Tapered Scales Shawlette is a triangle-shaped mini shawl with lacy shells. The pattern is worked in rows from base to tip. It includes simple instructions on how to adjust the size of the accessory, so you can make a small shawlette or a full-sized shawl. In shawlette size as written, it only takes 400 yards of fingering-weight yarn. Download the pattern here. Pattern: Tapered Scales Shawlette Designer: Jenn Wolfe Kaiser Source: Life Adorned read more

Plastic Canvas Tetris Magnets

Plastic canvas doesn't seem to be very popular for modern crafters, but it's so versatile and easy to use. This magnet set was a quick and fun project.

Nerdy confession: I love plastic canvas. It’s one of the first crafty things I learned to work with way back in the day:  I can’t tell you how many christmas ornaments I’ve made as a child. Plastic canvas doesn’t seem to be very popular for modern crafters: many seem to think it’s only used to make old-fashioned or kitschy crap. But if you’re a yarn crafter of any sort, this material is so simple to use and so versatile that just like knitting and crochet, the possibilities seem endless. One great source of … read more

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). The two middle cords, called carriers or carrying cords, stay stationary while the two outer cords, called knotting cords, are worked around the carriers. In the loose square knot pictured here, the blue cords are the knotters and the green … read more