Easy and Fun Plarn Ball

If you’ve visited this blog before you know that I enjoy crocheting with plarn (yarn made out of recycled plastic bags) for various projects such as the Giant Plarn Mandala and the Recycled Rainbow Garden Kneeler. This Plarn Ball project was a lot of fun like the others and I taught my daughters how to make it so the fun was doubled! You can see a video of all the action here. It is a simple pattern and great for[Read more]

Free Crochet Project for the Kitchen!

I enjoy designing crochet projects that are pretty to look at but it is very rewarding to create a pretty project that is also practical! Everyone has frying pans and if you have any of the non-stick kind, you need to protect their coating/surface – these are perfect for that. Several years ago I came up with this kitchen crochet project and figured out how to use post stitches to make the center flower really pop out and add dimension[Read more]

Snowflake Ornament

A couple of weeks ago when several of my subscribers entered a giveaway we hosted here at Celtic Knot Crochet they sent me emails listing all of the projects they like to make for Christmas gifts. Guess what was one of the most mentioned gifts? . . . .Snowflakes!! Well, I love snowflakes – so beautiful and delicate, so fascinating and unique. I had been planning on creating a snowflake with a Celtic Knot at the center for a while[Read more]

Fall Crochet Hot Pad

I am inspired by creation when I design many of my crochet projects. The Master Designer created such a variety of shapes, colors and textures that no matter where we look, we can find plenty of inspiration. Enter the little acorn – a uniquely shaped seed for a giant oak. With their textured caps and nutty bodies they’ve become a symbol for fall. I love of acorns. Aren’t they so cute and unique? Since I love their design I thought[Read more]

Beginner Recycle Crochet Project

After I created the Recycle Crochet Floor Pillow using used padded envelopes, I started brainstorming of other ways that I could incorporate the padded envelopes into more crochet projects. One day I was looking through a garden magazine and saw an advertisement for a kneeler and the lightbulb went off – aha! The padded envelopes would be great for providing ‘padding’ to one’s knees when working outside in the garden or doing some kind of project that requires you to[Read more]