Blue Ribbon Crochet

Crochet World just published a special issue:    . . . that can be purchased at your local bookstore, newsstand or on-line at: http://www.crochet-world.com/   Inside there are two projects that I created :     Loopy Flower Ring     Paisley Trivet     Both of these projects work up quickly. The ring is made with a thin wire and several tiny seed beads.  Very basic crochet skills are used to achieve a pretty result.  The hot pad is made with a[Read more]

Scallops and Stripes Jumper

Here is another design that can be found in the current Spring 2015 issue of Crochet! magazine. (www.crochetmagazine.com)   I love a scalloped edging and thought it would be pretty to add it along each color-change.  I used a yarn I had never crocheted with before – Berocco Weekend in Lilac, Cornsilk and Daisy.  It is a beautifully soft cotton yarn that is perfect for spring and summer projects.    I think this would make a great Easter dress for any[Read more]

Formal Jewelry by Karen McKenna

   Today I would like to share about Karen McKenna’s new book, Formal Jewelry, published by Leisure Arts. (www.leisurearts.com) I had the pleasure of meeting Karen this past summer in Manchester, NH for the annual CGOA conference.  She is easy to talk to and so kind that you feel like you have already known her for years.  It was fun to discover that our designs were in many of the same publications and I’m glad we’ve kept in touch since[Read more]