Elegant Easter Eggs

When I was first learning crochet stitches, I practiced with a variety of thread crochet projects – I love how the thread is simple and really lets the crochet stitches be the star. So, when I am thinking about a small and delicate project, I always go back to thread. I had been wanting to design a new Easter egg project and spent quite a bit of time experimenting with different motifs and ideas. I am so pleased with how[Read more]

Ombre Bubble Baby Blanket

This baby blanket has a great texture that is easy to create with just a few basic stitches. So, this means that this project is perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters. Check out the video tutorial below to help you create the stitches and have success! I love how the stitches create rows of little soft “bubbles” and the gradual color changes of Red Heart’s Ombre Super Saver yarn in Violet add even more interest and charm. Have you seen[Read more]

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 Etsy Shop. 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]