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
If you’re anything like me (don’t try to deny it – we both know you are!) then you’ve probably got little bits of yarn hiding all over your house. You’ve got ends that you just couldn’t throw away stuffed into odd little purses, and you have glass jars filled with 10 yard yarn balls so
I have to admit…..I’ve recently strayed from my usual path of adorable knit and crochet hats…..My son recently put in a super special request and I’ve been having a blast working up something a little different. If you knew me in person you would know that I am terrible at keeping secrets…..terrible may even be an
Treat yourself to something special today! Get one of my patterns for free over on Ravelry! In order to get your freebie: 1. Please Share this post on Facebook or Twitter (see those handy little Facebook and Twitter icons at the end of this post? Just click one of them, and the share screen
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,
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
My mom recently sent me this super cute photo….I have no idea where it came from, or who created it, but they’ve got me pegged……My reply to her was “Minus the cats (I’m allergic), I’m pretty sure that’s what heaven looks like.” In celebration of reaching 10,000+ Facebook Friends, I’ve set out to bring you
Once upon a time, a little inkling of an idea entered my mind. The idea was full of promise, but also filled with challenges. As time passed, I continued to come back to the idea over and over again. It was an idea I simply couldn’t ignore. I’m not usually one to write such a demanding pattern….I
You know that type of pattern….the kind that makes you go awwww! Well I stumbled across one of those today. These tiny crochet penguins have snatched my heart and waddled away with it, and I know they’re waiting to do the same for you. The pattern looks really well written and even includes a cute
I have a serious bag problem…..I find one I love and then hold onto it for years! In fact, I hold onto my bags for so long that there’s usually large gaping holes on the outer layer and everywhere I go people warn me that my stuff is just about to fall out the bottom.
I have the most awesome job ever, and part of that job is to make sure that I show off and brag about other awesome designers. Today consists of one of those brag sessions, and I’m pretty excited about it. Mostly because I just know you’re going to adore Ashley, of Ashley Designs, and all
As a pattern designer, I usually have a plethora of creations and ideas flowing through my mind. Sometimes, though, I get stuck in a rut. It’s moments like these when I love to surf the web and find beautiful things that take my breath away….like today’s freebie alert crochet pattern! I am not a feet person.
I happened to stumble upon this GORGEOUS knit scarf today, and I simply couldn’t help but share. This scarf kind of makes my heart pitter-patter, and I think it may do the same for you….especially when you see the price tag. The most awesome part, is that it’s a super simple free pattern! Patience would
Every once in a while I stumble across something I just really want to share, and today happens to be one of those days. I know you all appreciate freebies whether I was the one to design them or not, so I’m going to start putting all these fun designs I find into quick little
Last week I was honored to be a guest blogger over on Moogly! I wrote up an adorable design great for any baby or toddler in your life. It’s unisex, easy, and super quick to work up! The best part!? I wrote both a knit and a crochet version so you could do whatever craft
This gorgeous crocheted baby romper was featured as a free pattern on The Crochet Crowd blog earlier this week. There were a couple of website technical difficulties though, and the post has been removed. I’ve had a few people ask where the pattern went and I want to make sure you all still have access.
Average Head Circumference Newborn: 13-14″ 0-3 Months: 14-15” 3-6 Months: 14-17” 6-12 Months: 16-19” 1-3 Years: 18-20” 3-10 Years: 19-20.5” Pre-teen/Teen: 20.5-22” Adult Woman: 21.5 – 22.5” Adult Man: 23-24” Crochet Version: Materials: Worsted (4) Weight Yarn and size 5.5mm (I/9) Crochet Hook Gauge: 7 sts and 8 rows = 2 inches (5