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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Weekend Knitting

This weekend, it suddenly became very important that I knit a hat for Paul. I’ve been saying I would do it for a long time and just never quite got there. I’ve been trying to strike a work/life balance lately–or more like a work/craft balance, and we’ve both been sick and miserable, so it was [...]

Knitting for Fun

As I mentioned before, it’s nice to go back to dabbling in different things. This funny thing happened when I was designing for a living where I found it hard to work on things “for fun” when I had so much “work” crocheting to do. Now I can just make whatever I want, and it’s [...]

Adios, 2011

Here lies my last post of 2011. This week I’m hunkering down to get some deadline projects in order so that I can enjoy next week with my family. We here at Casa Permann wish you a wonderful holiday season. May you have plenty of time for friends, crafting, and cookies. See you in 2012!
<3 [...]

Knit (and Crochet) Local

I’ve got to forewarn you that this month is going to be a parade of projects. Book projects, mag projects, lots of projects that I worked on quite some time ago are finally published. And my slightly-lazy-when-it-comes-to-blogging self has been remiss in posting. Mostly because I actually took a few days off like the rest [...]

On the Nails, On the Needles

One of the knitting blogs I read does an occasional post about the yarn they are knitting and the nail polish they are wearing. I can’t remember which blog, and I’ve spent a good twenty minutes searching, so I’m just going to have to post without a link. If it’s you, tell me in the [...]

Block Everything

One of the questions I get asked a lot is “But, do you really block your pieces?” Yes, I really do. “But is it really necessary?” I believe so, if you want  your pieces to shine and look professional.  “But do you block acrylic?” Yes, I even block acrylic. “Even if it is for a [...]

FO+ Free Knitting Pattern: Fiesta Scribble Shawl

I finally finished the car project that I started on the way to North Dakota– since then it’s been down through Kansas City, MO, back to TX and to Oklahoma and back. It is my second takes on a quickie pattern I wrote for Yarnivore, which I call the Fiesta Scribble Shawl. And I should [...]

Fall Knitcircus!

I have a new crochet pattern in the latest issue of Knitcircus–a multicrafty magazine that includes a lot of knitting and a little bit of everything else (including recipes, and sometimes, sewing!). I found this fun mag earlier this year and immediately wanted to submit something fun for crocheters. Of course, getting to meet the [...]

TNNA Roundup

I’m back from The National Needlearts Association trade show (aka TNNA) and a whirlwind trip to Laredo (my other half spoke to 300 kids about dinosaurs) so it’s time for my report! This year I made a concerted effort to take more pictures, so I at least have enough for my blog post.

The show kicked [...]

Why You Should Always Make A Gauge Swatch

…and use the reccomended yarn weight!
Meet Ricky, who came in for a crochet lesson with me this week, so that he could make flowers to embellish his amazing knit cabled scarf.

That’s me holding the “scarf” (and laughing hysterically). Because well, Ricky is a new knitter and he held four strands of worsted weight yarn together [...]