Ladies Night Out Crochet Class – Spring 2015

  This spring we had a great group of ladies who made beautiful Friendship Shawls. We all worked from a free pattern called, “Half Granny Square Instructions” by Ambar E. Rivera. Everyone loved how the shawl worked up quickly and the increases in each row were simple to figure out.  We used Red Heart’s Unforgettable yarn  in a variety of colorways. Jenn crocheted this shawl using the  “Springtime” color (#3932) and some beautiful glass beads. Mona made this shawl in the[Read more]

Mandala Wall Art

  In the current June 2015 issue of Crochet World you will find the pattern to make this crochet art project.  It is also the Winner’s Circle design for this issue.  The issue is on sale now in bookstores and craft stores or you can buy it on-line here.   I crocheted it in some vibrant colors of Omega Sinfonia yarn which is a cotton fiber that is thinner than the usual cotton yarn used for dishcloths.     Of course, this project[Read more]

Feileacan Shawl – Gaelic for “Butterfly”

I love butterflies.  Their grace and beauty always catch my attention and I smile as I watch one flutter by.  If I have time, I run to grab my camera and try to photograph the visitor – I never tire of the challenge it is to catch them in a photo frame.  This is a gray hairstreak that visited our backyard earlier this spring. For the 2014 CGOA Design Competition I decided to incorporate the butterfly shape into a new[Read more]