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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Everything or Nothing

You know what they say (whoever “they” are), It’s either everything or nothing, all at once. Kind of like the tomatoes in my dwindling garden, which must have all conspired to be ripe at the same time. They’re also about the only thing that our 100+ temps didn’t kill…sigh.

Right now, for me, it’s everything– lots [...]

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 [...]

The Best Part: Cool Stuff You Made

The biggest thrill that I get as a crochet designer/ author is seeing people’s projects when they take the time to make one of my patterns. I love to see what y’all come up with, it’s so inspiring! When  you add your projects to ravelry, I can see the ones made with my patterns in [...]

Introducing: Sheep(ish)!

I’m pleased to introduce you to Sheep(ish),  the first yarn from Vickie Howell (my fellow Craftsy teacher, and host of Knitty Gritty TV) and Caron, one of the most crochet-friendly yarn companies I know. Sheep(ish) is a 70 acrylic/30 wool blend that comes in a fun array of 21 hues, including my favorites, Teal(ish), Chartreuse(ish), [...]

Green Bean Cardigan!

So, I actually took myself out for a photo shoot…with, myself, because we have been busy around these parts. I got some decent shots of my finished Peanut Butter Cardigan (which I’m calling Green Bean Cardigan) just to give you an idea of the fit on an average-ish body. I made the Medium, size 40″ [...]

What I’ve Been Working On

In this midst of all my  blog touring, book promoting and class debuting action, I’ve been happily stitching away on a Peanut Butter Cardigan of my very own (here’s my project page). I’m teaching it as a class at Yarnivore, which has also provided an opportunity to work through some of the other sizes. I’m [...]

Denver Dinner

Last week when I was in Colorado, thanks to the magic of  Twitter, I was able to get together with a couple of designer/author/crocheter/knitter friends for dinner. What a treat! It was like a miniature version of the designer dinner that Marlaina put together for us at TNNA.

But the cutest part was that both Marly [...]

Peanut Butter Cardigan!

I’m very excited to share my latest two designs, both of which are in the new issue of Tangled! If you haven’t checked out this online mag, head straight over. It was started by some friends of mine in Montana and they have done a really spectacular job of including both crochet and knitting patterns, [...]

TNNA 2011

All’s quiet on the blog front because I went on a wintertime work vacation. Well, sort of a vacation and sort of work, but mostly fun catching up with friends–and this time Paul wanted to join me. Perhaps because it’s a little pathetic that when I fly away for weekends, I rarely see more than [...]