Spring Blossoms Necklace with CGOA’s Mega Crochet-A-Long

The last week of the Crochet Guild of America’s Mega Crochet-A-Long is starting today and the Spring Blossoms Necklace is the FREE pattern of the week. This is part of the CGOA’s National Crochet Month celebration – 4 patterns have been offered each week in March by 4 different crochet designers from around the country.  (Read this blog post about the benefits of becoming a member of CGOA and more info about the Mega CAL) Click on any photo or[Read more]

Celtic Knot Key Fob

  This Celtic Knot design I published last year in honor of National Crochet Month and now I am re-publishing it here on the blog and providing a couple of video tutorials (just click on any text shown in red to be taken to the video) to go with it on my Youtube channel.  I love to make small projects that can serve as a zipper pull or decoration on one of my bags.  It’s a quick way to add a[Read more]

Celtic Knot Bracelet

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, this Celtic Knot Bracelet is a great project for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.  It uses a small amount of yarn and some simple jewelry techniques.  I created this design in honor of National Crochet Month in 2014 and it has been one of our most popular patterns.  New this year are several videos to go with each step of the project  – all are marked with red text.    I think you[Read more]

CGOA celebrates National Crochet Month

March is fast approaching and there will be much to celebrate including . . . National Crochet Month! The Crochet Guild of America (CGOA – www.crochet.org) will be celebrating by offering 4 free crochet patterns over the course of the month from 4 different crochet designers.  They are calling it their first, “Mega CAL” or “Mega Crochet-A-long”. Each designer will provide accompanying blog posts, video tutorials or step-by-step photo tutorials for each of their patterns.  The photo above shows you[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]