My Classes at CGOA Chain Link Conference

I have been teaching crochet locally for over 10 years but this year was my first time teaching at the conference – I loved it! A big THANK YOU goes out to these companies who donated supplies that were great prizes and giveaways in all 4 classes: http://www.creativeyarnsource.com – Sinfonia yarn in lovely colors http://www.universalyarn.com – Nazli Gelin 100% Egyptian cotton crochet thread http://www.firemountaingems.com – Beads and jewelry supplies http://www.clover-usa.com – Wonderful Clover crochet hooks and high quality measuring tapes;[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]

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Now that it is May it will be Mother’s Day soon – do you have an idea of which gift you will give your mom?  Flowers and chocolate seem to be traditional gifts for mom – Flowers are beautiful  and chocolate is, oh, so yummy but neither last very long.  Maybe this year you can make a Mother’s Day gift for your mom that reminds her of spring flowers and will last for years to come. A Mother’s Day Gift[Read more]

Celtic Knot Pin

This Celtic Knot Pin features one of the simplest Celtic Knots you can weave so it works up very quickly for the perfect Irish accessory to any outfit.  I first created this design in 2013 in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and now I am re-publishing it here on the blog with video tutorials! (Click on the text in bold red, and it will take you to the video tutorial for that step of the project.) Skill Level: Confident Beginner[Read more]