CGOA Chain Link Conference 2019

Putting up the Yarn Bomb Well, after 5 years since the last time the CGOA (that’s the “Crochet Guild of America”) was in NH, they have returned and we were so excited to set up the yarny decorations that would greet everyone as they arrived at the hotel for the upcoming Chain Link conference. Many Hands Make Light Work I had a great crew of helpers to install all the pieces – we put some around trees, benches, flower pots[Read more]

Celtic Heart Wall Art

NEW Celtic Knot Pattern available here I have been working on a variety of new Celtic Knot patterns lately and this is the first one now available in my Ravelry store. Even though the knot looks complex it is actually simple to construct if you have the diagram (which is included in the pattern) and instructions. For this project I used one of my favorite yarns, Omega’s Sinfonia in red (#822) and garnet – a deeper red (#823) – you[Read more]

Mandala Driftwood Decoration

Mandala Driftwood Decoration We were in a gift shop while on vacation in the White Mountains of NH when I noticed several pretty summer decorations made out of driftwood and shells.  I loved the combination of the found objects with colorful elements and quickly sketched out my own version using crocheted motifs and faceted beads. A couple of years ago I discovered the beauty of putting coral and mint green together – I love the combination of these colors! So,[Read more]

Cable Holly Leaf Necklace

Looking for a quick last-minute gift idea?  Or perhaps you need something special or new to wear to the Christmas Eve service or a Christmas Day get-together?  You should make this Cable Holly Leaf Necklace!  I crafted mine in less than an hour and I’ve already worn it several times and received many compliments.  I decided to rate this project as “Intermediate” since it uses post stitches and some basic cabling techniques.  But don’t worry, there is a video tutorial[Read more]

Mini-Mandala Necklace

Mini-Mandala Necklace Here is another mandala project for you!  And it makes a great last-minute gift in less than an hour!  I found the silver metal piece at Hobby Lobby – it is called a “bezel” and is just right for adding a small crocheted item into the center (click on “bezel” in supply list below to see where to buy).  Even though I made mine in blue, you can make yours in any color since the crochet thread comes[Read more]