Easy DIY Pendant Necklace

Easy DIY Pendant Necklace I love to crochet jewelry because it is quick and creative. I also love to collect beads and charms especially when they are on sale! 🙂 So, I came up with the Easy DIY Pendant Necklace design to put several of my pretty charms to good use. For each necklace you just crochet a small circle with Size 3 crochet thread (There are a few variations I include below), attach the charm and put it on[Read more]

Celtic Mandala

Celtic Mandala If you visited this blog before, you know I love mandalas. (You can see all of my mandala designs and patterns here) This particular mandala, The Celtic Knot Sparkle Mandala, is a Celtic version of the Crystal Crochet Mandala (found here). I sketched out this design over 2 years ago and have worked on it in stages since then – I LOVE how it turned out and am so happy that it is finally finished and ready in[Read more]

Crochet Cable Scarf

Christmas Cabled Scarf Have you tried crochet cables? I had never heard of them until about 15 years ago and have been intrigued by them ever since. Most crochet cable stitches use post stitches to create the look of stitches passing over and under each other. A post stitch is when you work around the post (or stem) of a stitch (instead of working into the loops on top) – this creates texture because now your stitches pop-out in front[Read more]

Crochet Snowflake

Crochet Snowflake Some of the first crochet projects I created when I was young were snowflakes – I love how lacy and how delicate they are. And I love how there are seemingly endless creative possibilities with them. This particular snowflake I sketched out last Christmas but didn’t get a chance to experiment with it and crochet the final project until I was away at my daughter’s regional dance competition this past November. The Celtic Trinity Snowflake The Celtic Trinity[Read more]

DIY Yarn Ornament

DIY Yarn Ornament I love that our family has a tradition to be extra crafty at Christmastime! We love to create with our hands and always enjoy making a variety of Christmas-themed projects. Ornaments are my favorite projects to create this time of year. So, I came up with this very simple Pom-pom Sheep Ornament – in the photo above you see my crochet version but I’ve also included a template for you that uses felt (instead of crochet) so[Read more]