Easter Challenge! Win Free Patterns.

Challenge Dates: March 5th – April 2nd 2015 at 11:59pm MST Your challenge is to create the most creative knit or crochet amigurami stuffie using the base pattern provided! This is a chance to show off your amazing creativity and try something new…..let your imagination run wild!   Prizes: ●One randomly selected winner will receive

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Size Chart

Did you know I have an awesome size chart, perfect for your knit and crochet hats, here on my site!?  It’s hiding way down there at the bottom of your screen and isn’t always the easiest to spot…..so I thought I’d mention it here on the blog too. The chart includes measurements for both the

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Crochet Animal Hat

Frog Hat Crochet Pattern

The months have simply been flying by!  The tulips and dandelions poking their little heads out of the ground here, though, remind me that I’m not going crazy.  Spring is nearly here…..though we’ve been having a second winter for the last couple of weeks (poor deceived little flowers!). Every year, something happens to my crochet

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A Dream Getaway….Every Night!

Why shouldn’t your bedroom be filled with reminders of all the things you love?  Including yarn, knitting, crochet, hooks and needles!?  Here are 4 incredible ways to incorporate your love of everything crafty into your most personal space. 1.  Accent your space with something hand-made, beautiful, and comfortable! Try this free Knit Cushion Pattern: Or

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Wanna Win?

If you’d like to win 10 free patterns of your choice (come on – you and I both know you do!), comment on this post.  You don’t have to say anything particular, but I’ll be extra super impressed if you take the time to tell me what your favorite thing about December is. For extra

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Design Disaster

I don’t often share behind the scenes stuff about my designing process….Probably because I’m such a mess over here!  In fact, it always really makes me smile when people compliment my work with “you’re so talented!  This must be so easy for you.” or similar statements. The truth is, designing new patterns isn’t “easy” for

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11 Reasons You May be the Odd Crafter Out

We’ve all had those moments….you know, the ones where you just want to shrink away because you have a contrary opinion?  Apply this to the world of knit and crochet, though, and things can get even more interesting. I recently stumbled upon an awesome thread about “Unpopular Knitting Opinions” over on Reddit.  Some of the

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Freebie Alert ~ Fall Home Decor

Shortly after our move to Hawaii, a wonderful reader told me about the challenge of the un-changing seasons here.  She mentioned that her mother, who is also from Colorado, still misses the changing of the seasons even after years in Hawaii.  She encouraged me to celebrate the Holidays with decorations around the house in order

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Freebie Alert ~ A Sucker For A Sweater

There’s an odd discrepancy between what the Fall season looks like in my mind, and what it actually looks like around my house…. When people start talking about Fall, I picture over-sized sweaters made of super bulky yarn, burnt orange and brown wreaths hanging on the front door, and adorable baby pumpkins decorating empty surfaces. Somehow,

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Angora Eyelet Bonnet – Free Baby Knitting Pattern

I’m so happy to be featuring Mary Gonzales of Mary’s Knittin’ Designs for another designer showcase today!  Mary just recently started writing up her designs, and she’s doing a beautiful job with it!  Please head over and check out all her delectable work on her Ravelry Page. Mary has written up a gorgeous sample pattern for

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