I have a dear friend who wears a lot of hats. I saw the summer hat by Linda Permann in the 2011 Jul/Aug issue of Crochet Today! and immediately thought of my friend. I could not find the yarn Linda recommended so I used a denim colored baby yarn from Yarn Bee. I was able to deliver the hat to my friend on her birthday and it looks great on her! 🙂 The hat worked up very quickly – I[Read more]
One of my favorite books for knotting is: “Decorative Fusion Knots” by JD Lenzen. His photographs and instructions are excellent. I have taken many of the knots from this book and created a crochet version. Here is my crocheted version of JD’s “Handbasket Knot”. I used some Martha Stewart yarn and made each side a mirror-image of the other.
My daughters and I have been studying our Solar System this spring. At the beginning of our studies, the book we are reading encouraged us to make a paper model of all the planets. Well, that just wasn’t interesting for us so . . . . we decided to crochet our models. One of my daughters and I shared the task of crocheting the flat circles to make this model. (We followed the sizing guide in our book.) We enjoyed[Read more]
My family loves ladybugs. I came across a free ladybug pattern on-line and decided to make a few for my crochet students. This spring semester we had a great class of women from all walks and stages of life – all levels of crochet were included, too. As a little thank you to them, I took the pattern I found, “Spring Ladybug,” at: http://m.allfreecrochet.com/Crochet-Amigurumi-Patterns/Spring-Ladybug by Emi Harrington, made a few changes,glued on a magnet and gave them out the last day of class.[Read more]