Acute-ly Stashbusting

For years, I have stoutly refused to make the same pattern twice. But as the designer, I can make the same pattern repeatedly. What’s that about? The Acute Shawl (Rav link) is no exception to my multiple makes of my own patterns. This one is my 4th, and is different than all the others! ItsContinue reading “Acute-ly Stashbusting”

A Year of Projects: Week 49

My YOP year is winding down to a close! This week I FINALLY crossed another item off my list. I am pleased to announce the release of the Acute Shawl on Ravelry! This simple crochet shawl is written in US/American terms, has instructions for 3 weights (fingering, DK, worsted), and is suitable to crocheters ofContinue reading “A Year of Projects: Week 49”

Free Pattern: Magic Sea Captain Watch Cap

Magic Sea Captain Watch Cap: Solid, Colorblock, and MYOM (Make Your Own Marl) Versions Live your own life aquatic with this awesome Zissou inspired watch cap. The proportions seem all wrong, but when placed on the wearer, they magically become all right. Magic Sea Captain Watch Cap Solid/Color Block Sizes: Newborn/Baby, (Toddler/Kid, Tween/Adult Small, AdultContinue reading “Free Pattern: Magic Sea Captain Watch Cap”

Free (Not A)Pattern: C2C Cupcake Throw

As of this morning, I officially have NO active projects. Old WIPS don’t count, by the way. I finished my C2C blanket for a friend, and it looks AWESOME! The only thing left to do is wash it and mail it! Since learning the C2C technique back in April, this is my 3rd throw/blanket. ItContinue reading “Free (Not A)Pattern: C2C Cupcake Throw”

The Unassuming Hat

Have you ever found a pattern that you don’t get bored knitting? Usually I dislike making the same thing twice (or more) but honestly, I’ve knit this hat 4 times already. I have plans to make at least 2 more (similar to the white long brim one). The first two knits of this hat IContinue reading “The Unassuming Hat”

Free Pattern:Wide Garter Stripe Triangular Shawl

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchases made from the links contained herein, at no cost to you. Originally I designed this shawl for a tips and tricks class I taught at my local big-box craft store. It has an optional provisional cast-on, which I thought was importantContinue reading “Free Pattern:Wide Garter Stripe Triangular Shawl”

Free Pattern: Done-in-a-Day Knit Pillow

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchases made from the links contained herein. When I work on numerous large and long-term projects, or have a couple of finishing set-backs, I start itching to finish something I LIKE. I’m also trying to minimize the number of partial skeins IContinue reading “Free Pattern: Done-in-a-Day Knit Pillow”

Free Pattern: Beginner Triangular Shawl.

Have Your Cake And Eat It Too. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate marketing links. I make a small commission for purchase made from links contained herein. Recently I taught a class called “Crochet Tips and Tricks”. A catchall class that covers yarn weights, materials, and preparation, hook sizes and materials, how to pick the rightContinue reading “Free Pattern: Beginner Triangular Shawl.”

Deep Winter Pattern

After what feels like an ETERNITY I was finally able to complete the editing and formatting for my latest pattern! The biggest hurdle in moving from designing-my-own-projects to Publishing-my-own-Designs has been the FORMATTING. Frijoles. SO MUCH FORMATTING. I’ve templated as much as I can. But just the line-by-line numbers adding up properly, centered, justified, andContinue reading “Deep Winter Pattern”