Soft & Snuggly Mini-Shawl

Have you crocheted with velvet yarn yet? . . .If not, you should definitely try it! I have several free patterns here on the blog using the velvet yarn (Mini-Puppy Rose, Easy Velvety Infinity Scarf and the Red Rose Pin) and am working on posting more. But let’s talk about today’s NEW pattern – the Soft & Snuggly Mini-Shawl. Bernat’s Velvet Yarn When I was in Joann’s a couple months ago I saw Bernat’s Velvet Yarn in – Burgundy Plum[Read more]

Celtic Shamrock Shawl Pin & Spring Scallop Shawlette

I have designed several shawls but wanted to try something new – a shawlette. A shawlette is basically a mini-shawl. I love how quickly it worked up and how easy it is to wear. I used a Super Fine (1) yarn that is similar to sock yarn (which would also work) and I love how the Super Fine yarn shows off the pretty stitch pattern. Then in January my sister, Alice of Geekamuffins, suggested we do a fun collaboration for[Read more]

Crochetville Blog Tour 2020

Did you know March is National Crochet Month? As if we needed a new excuse to crochet every day? 😉 This month Crochetville is heading up a blog tour that includes designers, hobbyists and teachers all crochet-related. Head on over to their website here to check it all out. Many of the designers featured there are offering all kinds of sweet deals on their patterns for the month of March – be quick so you don’t miss out. In addition[Read more]

Irish Crochet Explosion

Over a year ago Jackie Daugherty, the editor at Crochet World, sent me a beautiful piece of antique crochet.  It looks like it was a collar for a child’s garment and was crocheted with thread the size of sewing thread (!). The artistry is truly incredible – many of the motifs are smaller than a nickel and are all joined together perfectly.  Here you see the piece with a dime next to it for some perspective. Jackie asked me to[Read more]