Easy Shimmer Mandala

Easy Shimmer Mandala This is one of my favorite projects to crochet. I designed this decoration for CGOA’s (Crochet Guild of America) Chain Link Conference and Yarn Bomb in honor of their 25th Anniversary. See photos of the Yarn Bomb here. If you’ve stopped by our blog before you might have noticed that I love to crochet and design mandalas. This mandala is very similar to the White Mountain Mandala Rock Cozy and works up almost as quickly! It uses[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]

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]

5 Gifts for a Crocheter – Dec. 2018

Since it is a popular gift giving time of the year, I thought I would post another list of 5 products that would make great gifts for any crocheter you know (or you can add them to your own “wish list” this season).  (Last year I posted this list of product ideas – go check it out!) Which kind of gifts do you like the best? The gifts that are practical and necessary or the ones that are simply fun[Read more]