Yarn Remnants Project: Fan Stitch Striped Beanie Crochet Pattern

Yarn Remnants Project: Fan Stitch BeanieI hate to waste the last bit of yarn from projects. These teeny tiny clumps of yarn remind me of the past projects that I used them on. Plus, I don’t want to be wasteful — yarn is expensive!

I’ve been saving up my scraps for a while and had enough to create three color-coordinated beanies with this pattern. Continue reading

Free Article Download: Metal-Stamped Book Bangles

Hey Everyone! My article from Jewelry Affaire Autumn 2015 is now available as a free download from Somerset Place. Just click the image below to download your free copy. Continue reading

May the 4th Be With You: Lightsaber-Inspired Case for Crochet Afghan Hooks and Knitting Needles + Plush Toy Free Crochet Pattern!

Crochet Light Saber Free PatternAs many of you probably know,  I am a bit of a nerd. I love Marvel superhero movies, Jane Austen, and especially Star Wars. I consider them all epic stories that are pure entertainment from start to finish (yes, that is what Jane Austen novels and superhero movies have in common). So, for Star Wars Day I knew I had to do something to celebrate my love of the movies. Last year, I did a knitting pattern for an ewok hoodie and I’ve also transformed little Casper into a Darth Vader-loving, sweater-wearing heartthrob, but this year it is all about the light sabers.

This light saber case can be used for anything, but I thought it would work well for crochet afghan hooks and knitting needles. I have also provided the details needed to adapt the pattern into a plush toy that can be stuffed. Continue reading

May the 4th Be With You! Ewok Hood Knitting Pattern

ewok star wars hood May the 4th be with you knitting patternMay the 4th be with you! To celebrate Star Wars Day, I’ve put together a pattern for a darling ewok hood that people of all ages can enjoy.

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Bunny Beanie – Beanie-a-Month Free Crochet Pattern

Bunny beanieTo celebrate Easter, I put together this pattern for an Easter bunny beanie. However, with all the Easter celebrating, I ran out of time to post it this weekend. Happy Belated Easter! In fact, this could be great for spring in general and can be made in a smaller size for kids. Continue reading

Cherry Pie Ornament

IMG_0615.JPGI got a new car recently and it is adorable! Originally, I was planning on a blue hatchback that we were going to nickname “The Blueberry,” but I decided on a red Mazda2, so the new name is just “The Berry.” And in honor of my new car, I crocheted a fun ornament to hang from my rear view mirror.

Also, Pi Day was only a few days ago and it got me thinking about pie! Being gluten free, I did not partake of the pie, but I sure wanted to.

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Baah! Crochet Bobbled Sheep Pillow

Sheep Pillow Crochet

I saw a picture of a sheep pillow somewhere on the internet, but then couldn’t find it when I was looking for throw pillows for the couch. So, I made my own! I wasn’t quite sure where to begin, but when in doubt, crochet!

Here’s what I came up with:

  • With worsted weight gray yarn and a size J hook, Chain 80, join with a slip stitch to form ring
  • Round 1= Sc around
  • Round 2= sc around
  • Round 3= *1bobble (a 5dc bobble), 2 sc* around
  • Repeat Rows 1-3 until piece measures 18 inches from beginning.
  • Fasten off

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Crochet Your Own Pom-Pom Teapot Cozy

Pom Pom Teapot Cozy*Because no two teapots are exactly alike, this pattern is a guide to making your own cozy and relies on your own measurements of your teapot.*

I found this little black teapot at a thrift store for a few bucks and couldn’t resist. I’m not much of a tea-drinker, but everyone in my family is obsessed with the perfect cup of tea. There have been great debates over whether or not to put the milk or the tea in the cup first. There was even a fisticuffs moment when I told my sister I didn’t really like her chai tea. However with this cute tea cozy, I might have to become a tea connoisseur! Continue reading