Crochet Pattern PDFs

Peanut Butter Pattern, $6.50

Circles Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Stellar Beret Pattern, $5.00

Raindrops Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Artichoke Hat Pattern, $5.00

Lace Slouch Hat Pattern, $5.00

Starry Night Cardi Pattern, $6.50

Pebble Hat Pattern, $5.00

Petal Beret Pattern, $5.00

Covered Hangers Pattern, $5.00

Diamond Lace Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Blackberry Beret Pattern, $5.00

Cotton Candy Cowl Pattern, $5.00

Simple Hat Pattern, 4 Sizes, $5.00

Cables + Lace Scarf Pattern, $5.00
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Winner + Recent Knitting

I’ve selected a winner for the giveaway, and it’s Lisa! Congratulations Lisa, I sent you an email to get your address. FYI, I used the random number generator to get the winner, which gave me 54, and counted down the comments to that commenter number. I was going to print all of the comments but there was no easy way to do it. Oh well!  To everyone who commented, tweeted and facebooked–thank you! That was fun.

Lately I’ve had a bit of a knitting obsession. I think it’s because I work in a yarn shop. And I have a lot of leftover yarns from design projects. And I really try to be good about using what I have. And sometimes if I have already crocheted something with a yarn, well, I want to do something entirely different with the rest of it! And also, knitting takes less yarn when it comes to garments (and I’m not small). Heck, there’s no need to justify my love of both needle crafts, is there?


Anyway, I had a few hanks of Malabrigo Rasta left from a recent project–lucky me, right? So I searched Ravelry to see if I could make anything with said bulky deliciousness. Because you know this  Texan  will get a ton of wear out of  a superbulky garment, and really enjoy knitting it during the 100 degree heat we’ve been experiencing lately.  Oh yes. My search led me to this Cropped Cardi pattern (ravelry link) from Knit.1 Winter 2008. The mag is sadly defunct, and I remember hemming and hawing over buying that last issue when it was on newsstands because it had a lot of awesome designs but I wasn’t a fantastic knitter at that point. I ended up not purchasing it, and then wanting to get a back issue, but it had sold out by then so I forgot about it. When I saw the cardigans that had  been knit up on ravelry, I really wanted the entire issue (because there’s also  this other cardigan, oh and this one and this one that I’m interested in) and I was lucky enough to snag a copy on E-bay– woot! (In case you’re lusting, you can also buy individual patterns in the Vogue Knitting  Store). I cast on for the Cropped Cardi the day that the magazine came in the mail, which was Monday, I think.


This is an easy and super quick knit. The photo above was my progress on Tuesday night, last night I finished the left half of the sweater. The construction is really fun, and I’ve got my fingers crossed that it will be flattering. Or at the least, not a knitted fat suit–I could use one of those just about as much as I could use a bulky vest in TX.  I’m concerned,  but plowing through with reckless abandon because sometimes you just have to stick with something in order to know. And honestly? I wouldn’t mind re-knitting these 500 yards of yarn. It’s just so squishy and lovely!  I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  • Ooh, pretty! I've been admiring the Rasta in the yarn shop where I work, too, but I haven't bought any yet. As soon as I figure out what I want to do with it, though...

    Looking forward to seeing your finished product!

  • Ana Reyes

    Hello! ¡Hola!
    Greetings from Spain!
    Three months ago while surfing the web I found your book CROCHET ADORNED...
    My life has changed very much lately for I must take care of both of my parents (she has dementia and he has Parkinson's). I started wondering if I could do something creative to calm down my stress...I decided that crochet was the way. But I didn't know much. Living now in a extremely small village (until four years ago I lived in Barcelona, amazing city) but with access to internet,lucky me I decided to give it a try. I bought your book...and started to "learn" . All I knew before that was chains and single crochets...
    Every one liked very much all my little creations.

    This encouraged me to give it a try at the annual charity Bazaar with my little creations and I must confess that it was a good day...Here in this village there are wonderful ladies who know how to crochet, but their ideas are far too classic. Which is not bad...
    Your book has given me lots of great ideas. I must thank you for your simplicity in the instrutions (English is not my language...)
    And surfing the net again today I found your web...I feel soooo happy....
    Thank you, thank you.

    Now I must seriously start thinking of giving the BIG STEP to knitting...which I even know less than crochet...

    Once again THANK YOU - GRACIAS...
    Wishing you all the best...

  • lindamade

    Hi Ana,
    Thanks so much for your nice note! I'm glad that crocheting can bring some peace and creativity to your life and happy to have helped in my own small way. Keep at it and with practice you'll be able to learn both crochet and knitting. And please remember while taking care of your parents, to also take care of yourself!

  • That's some pretty stitchin', lady! All of these rumors I hear about Malabrigo must be true. I shall embark on a mission to find it here in Mexico!

  • Rachel

    Oh my gosh that yarn is just gorgeous! I love those colors!

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