Red Rose Pin

Fun with Velvety Yarns I love how the velvet/chenille yarns are back in style. I think the finished projects made with this type of yarn look and feel so luxurious. The yarn is typically thicker than the standard medium weight which means your projects go faster. And because of the depth of color the many little fibers give you, this yarn also hides your mistakes! I created this Red Rose Pin to be a decoration on a hat, sweater, coat[Read more]

Easy Celtic Knot Heart Necklace

Free Pattern Here is a simple and easy beginner crochet project for you! All you need to know how to do is the single crochet stitch and how to work into the back bar of the starting chain. (If you aren’t sure how to do that, you can watch my video tutorial here) Where to Find this Pattern I originally created this design for Crochet Today in 2014 and it is called, “Tie the Knot Necklace”. Crochet Today was a[Read more]

Christmas Pattern Round-up

Here are 7 Christmas patterns that you can find here on our blog or in our Etsy shop. Each project is small and works up quickly so you still have time to finish at least one before Christmas! Christmas Holly Leaf Scarf Every time I wear this scarf I get several compliments on it. There are 2 versions included in the pattern based on using either one or two strands of yarn. The original yarn that I created the scarf[Read more]

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]