Denim Infinity Scarf

The first time I saw the Lion Brand Jeans yarn in the craft store I fell in love with it! Who doesn’t love the color and feel of denim? And this yarn has both! It comes in several colors but this one here – “Classic” – was my favorite. This scarf works up quickly and feels great around your neck. The mini-puff stitches (that are explained for you below) create a gentle texture that creates a perfect “channel” for the[Read more]

Fall Crochet Hot Pad

I am inspired by creation when I design many of my crochet projects. The Master Designer created such a variety of shapes, colors and textures that no matter where we look, we can find plenty of inspiration. Enter the little acorn – a uniquely shaped seed for a giant oak. With their textured caps and nutty bodies they’ve become a symbol for fall. I love of acorns. Aren’t they so cute and unique? Since I love their design I thought[Read more]

Beginner Recycle Crochet Project

After I created the Recycle Crochet Floor Pillow using used padded envelopes, I started brainstorming of other ways that I could incorporate the padded envelopes into more crochet projects. One day I was looking through a garden magazine and saw an advertisement for a kneeler and the lightbulb went off – aha! The padded envelopes would be great for providing ‘padding’ to one’s knees when working outside in the garden or doing some kind of project that requires you to[Read more]

Easy Mask Necklace

A few weeks ago one of my friends posted a photo of her son ready for his first day of school and something he was wearing caught my eye. His required fabric mask was hanging from some kind of string around his neck. My friend said she bought a mask lanyard on Amazon to help her son not lose it (and to prevent it from falling on the floor) – clever! A few days later I started teaching Russian and[Read more]

Celtic Knot Wall Hanging

As many of you know I love to spend time outdoors and I enjoy gathering rocks, shells, driftwood, feathers and other objects I find along the way. During the summer I combine these “found objects” with crochet to make some unique projects (White Mountain Mandala, Mandala Driftwood Decoration). This spring I designed the Colorida Wall Hanging (FREE pattern) and taught my daughters how to make it, too – you can watch a video of us crocheting it together here. But[Read more]