Easy Prayer Square

Have you heard of “Prayer Squares“? For several years I had heard about Prayer Shawls and thought it was a wonderful way to show love and compassion to someone who is going through a rough time. Crocheters and knitters spend their free time working on special shawls (often in groups that meet regularly) so they are always ready to give a shawl to someone who is sick, going through chemotherapy, mourning a loved one or feeling alone. I considered making[Read more]

Easy Crochet Lanterns

(Photo courtesy of Annie’s Publishing Inc.) I’ve always loved lanterns. They are so pretty and tranquil with their warm light emanating around your porch or outdoor space. (Entering the giveaway? Click on “Read More” below to read the full post and scroll down to the end to leave a comment – thank you for stopping by!) I also love the look of the Solomon’s Knot stitch with thread – it is very open and looks like macrame. I thought combining[Read more]

Celtic Easter Egg

Ever since I was a little girl my family has decorated Easter Eggs together – I love the tradition of coloring and hiding eggs as a family. A white egg makes for a wonderful blank canvas for artwork with endless possibilities. Every year we come up with new ways to decorate a batch of perfectly white eggs. Last year we crocheted some covers together and you can see that pattern here (Elegant Easter Eggs) and some videos of the project[Read more]

Easy Crochet Baskets

Crochet baskets are so fun to make especially with the Bernat Home Dec yarn. This yarn is soft and smooth but is also like a thin rope so it is perfect for baskets. I decided to use one of my favorite stitches for this project and I love how this stitch looks in this yarn. This pattern includes 3 sizes of the baskets but I also give you a simple formula for making bigger baskets at the end of the[Read more]

Crochet Shamrock Decoration

Over 10 years ago I submitted my first group of ideas to a publisher and a version of this shamrock was one of those ideas. A different idea was accepted and became my first published design, the Celtic Knot Scarf , and this shamrock went into ‘hibernation’. 🙂 Well, I recently found my notes for the shamrock and worked up an updated version – I LOVE how it turned out and quickly cranked out about 10! And that’s when I[Read more]