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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … read more

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. … read more

Crochet Shawl Pattern: Dragonwing

Wrap yourself in a mystical beast's wing with this fantastical crochet pattern. Dragonwing is a uniquely shaped lace shawl designed to make you feel transported to a magical world.

Wrap yourself in a mystical beast’s wing with this fantastical crochet pattern. Dragonwing  is a uniquely shaped lace shawl designed to make you feel transported to a magical world. The asymmetrical shawl is worked from end to end, so it grows deeper as you … read more

Crochet Triangle Scarf Pattern: Over the Willamette

Over the Willamette is a triangular scarf with mesh sections separated by lacy bands. With this crochet pattern you can make a scarf or a full-sized shawl.

I’m thrilled to share the crochet pattern for this triangle wool scarf with you! This was a very satisfying accessory to design, because it turned out just as I envisioned it would. Over the Willamette  is a triangular scarf worked top down from base … read more

Crochet with Handspun

Using my own handspun yarn has made some of my crochet projects even more enjoyable and rewarding.

Using my own handspun yarn has made some of my crochet projects even more enjoyable and rewarding. Single-ply lace weight This delicate scarf was made with baby suri alpaca yarn. Pattern: Alpine Frost Scarf Designer: Amy O’Neill Houck Source: Interweave Crochet Two-ply worsted weight … 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 … read more