Crystal Crochet Mandala

(This post contains affiliate links) I love crocheted mandalas.  I love how the stitches make a variety of patterns within each round and that there are endless possibilities when you combine any number of crochet stitches, colors and yarn.  Perhaps my love for the mandalas goes back to all of the beautiful doilies and thread tablecloths I had around my home as a young girl – exquisite antique works of art crocheted by my grandmother that contained a variety of[Read more]

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Now that it is May it will be Mother’s Day soon – do you have an idea of which gift you will give your mom?  Flowers and chocolate seem to be traditional gifts for mom – Flowers are beautiful  and chocolate is, oh, so yummy but neither last very long.  Maybe this year you can make a Mother’s Day gift for your mom that reminds her of spring flowers and will last for years to come. A Mother’s Day Gift[Read more]

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Killarney Hot Pad

You can never have too many hot pads in the kitchen!  Here is one that shows off a  Celtic Knot – perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day meal or for any day you would like to remember Ireland while you dine. I named this after the Irish town, Killarney – one of my favorite towns I visited in Ireland in June 2016.  Here are some photos from our trip: I was the instructor on a special crochet tour with Annie’s[Read more]

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Celtic Knot Pin

This Celtic Knot Pin features one of the simplest Celtic Knots you can weave so it works up very quickly for the perfect Irish accessory to any outfit.  I first created this design in 2013 in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and now I am re-publishing it here on the blog with video tutorials! (Click on the text in bold red, and it will take you to the video tutorial for that step of the project.) Skill Level: Confident Beginner[Read more]

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Spring Blossoms Necklace with CGOA’s Mega Crochet-A-Long

The last week of the Crochet Guild of America’s Mega Crochet-A-Long is starting today and the Spring Blossoms Necklace is the FREE pattern of the week. This is part of the CGOA’s National Crochet Month celebration – 4 patterns have been offered each week in March by 4 different crochet designers from around the country.  (Read this blog post about the benefits of becoming a member of CGOA and more info about the Mega CAL) Click on any photo or[Read more]

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