Doggie Sweater

My sister has an adorable dachshund named Millie. Millie has a great personality and loves to go on walks. I saw this bright pink dog jacket and immediately thought of Millie. Of course, I had to embellish it with some flowers and Celtic Knots before I gave it to her. 🙂 This is one of my favorite things about crochet. It is easy to work up a quick motif to add to outfits – even ones for a cute little dog! Please follow[Read more]

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Butterfly Wrap

While at the CGOA conference in Manchester, NH this past summer, I visited the Red Heart yarn booth.  All of the women there were very helpful – Amy, Donna and Kathleen. The Butterfly Wrap (designed by the Double Stitch Twins) was on display on a dress form and it caught my eye. Since then I have been planning to make it.  (You can find the free pattern here: http://www.redheart.com/search/apachesolr_search/butterfly%20wrap – Note that there is a correction posted with the pattern)  [Read more]

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Snowflakes!

Today it is snowing and I am reminded of how beautiful snowflakes are. Each one is unique and intricate. Amazing! Here is our snowman one of my daughters created today. And here are some snowflakes I crocheted around Christmas.   These snowflake patterns are from the book, 100 Snowflakes to Crochet by Caitlin Sainio. Lion Brand is featuring a handful of patterns from this book and offering them as free patterns on their website: www.lionbrand.com.   I receive the Lion Brand E-newsletter and[Read more]

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Bonnie Barker – Crochet Cables

While I was at the Knit and Crochet Show this past summer, I met a wonderful woman named Bonnie.  She is a homeschool mom like me and makes beautiful designs using crocheted cables while taking inspiration from the Aran Isles of Ireland.  In fact, she just visited Ireland this past fall and has posted some of her photos on her website:  www.bonniebay.com If you receive Red Heart’s E-Newsletters, you may have already seen one of Bonnie’s fantastic designs in the[Read more]

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Crochet Today – Jan/Feb 2013- Blue Note Scarf

The next issue of Crochet Today! has been out now for several weeks. It is their 2nd annual Music Edition. You can order this and other issues at www.crochettoday.com. A subscription would make a great gift for any crocheter! I was so pleased to find out that one of my designs made the cover- the Blue Note Scarf! My daughter was the one to get the mail out of the mailbox that day and she came running inside, saying, “Mommy,[Read more]

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