Purr-fect Backpack

Here is another project that can be found in the August issue of I Like Crochet – It is a fun cat backpack made with Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in a simple textured stitch.    The cute arms, legs and ears give this bag character and charm.  The zipper closure and front pocket add some practicality. Do you know a little girl who would love a backpack like this? Even better, you could make it in the colors[Read more]

Talking Crochet article about the Trip to Ireland

This week you can hop over to the Talking Crochet newsletter to read an article I wrote about our great trip to Ireland.  I talked about some of my favorite activities, gave some highlights about the workshops I taught and shared many photos of the participants and the beautiful Irish countryside. Just click here to read the article. (While you are there, scroll down the page and submit your email address in the box on the bottom left hand side – by[Read more]

Sand Dollar Earrings

Well, here it is September already and are you like me wondering, “Where did summer go?” As you can tell from my lack of blog posts this summer, I was taking a break from working on my computer – it was great to spend time outdoors reading books, photographing wildlife, going for bike rides and having fun with my family.  And now that the school year is about to begin, I have a good amount of catching up to do![Read more]

Spring Blossom Pillow

  I love flowers and how they are a symbol of new life this time of year.  As I look back over the designs I have created in the past 4 years, I realize that many of them include flower motifs and/or some kind of floral inspiration. My mother and her mother have always been extraordinary gardeners. They have taught me a great deal about flowers and gardens over the years. The blossoms and color they have achieved in their[Read more]

Go Granny Bag

(Photo courtesy of Annie’s)   The Granny Square has come a long way over the years and it is a classic crochet motif.  I love that the possibilities and variations are endless!   In this bag I crocheted large square motifs with a granny-square-like stitch pattern and then joined them together envelope-style.  I used Berroco’s Weekend yarn which is a soft and thick cotton great for any time of year. (Visit this link to learn more details about this yarn.)[Read more]