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I am 44. I am married to the love of my life. Together we have two beautiful young adults who bring me joy everyday. In 2015 we added another beautiful young adult to our house, our niece, and she has been a great joy! Secretly, I'm counting the years till grandbabies start coming; they just need to find their forever loves first.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

NEW FREE PATTERN!! Frank's Yarmulke/Kippah


I was commissioned by cousin's husband, Frank, to find or create a pattern from the picture of a yarmulke/kippah that he found online. I could not find a paid or free pattern, only completed objects for sale. As he is a fellow crocheter, and likes to make his own kippah's, I was more than happy to oblige. I pray this honors my Jewish family.

I had others request that I share the pattern, so here we are!
Of course, this pattern is free. :)
If you want to download a free .pdf, it is available on Ravelry, Craftsy, and my website.
Otherwise, the pattern is as follows:

Materials:
About an oz of each color (maybe less of the secondary colors) in Worsted Weight yarn (US medium #4, UK 10 ply)
H hook
Large eye needle for weaving ends
Gauge: 4sc x 4 rows = 1” x 1”

Abbreviations:
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
sk- skip
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
MC- main color
CC1- coordinating color 1
CC2- coordinating color 2
CC3- coordinating color 3

Pattern:

*Join each round*

Rd1- With MC, ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (or use a magic ring). Join (6sc)

Rd2- ch1, 2sc in each sc around. Join. (12sc)

Rd3- ch1, (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) around. (18sc) Change to CC1, Cut MC

*From here you will be changing colors every row*

Rd4- Using CC1, ch1, (sc in 2sc, 2sc in next) around. (24) Change to MC, Cut CC1

Rd5- W/MC, ch1, (sc in 3sc, 2sc in next) around. (30) Change to CC2, Cut MC

Rd6- w/CC2, ch1, (sc in 4sc, 2sc in next) around. (36) Change to MC, Cut CC2

Rd7- w/MC, ch1, (sc in 5sc, 2sc in next) around. (42) Change to CC3, Cut MC

Rd8- w/CC3, ch3, 2dc in same space as join, (sk 1, 3dc in next st) around. (63 dc) Change to MC, Cut CC3

Rd9- w/MC, sl st to middle dc of first 3dc set, ch3, 2dc in same space as join, (sk 2, 3dc in next) around, sk last st from Rd8. (63dc) Change to CC1, Cut MC

Rd10- w/CC1, ch1, sc in same space and next 7, (2sc in next, sc in 8st) 6x, 2sc in last dc. (70st) Change to MC, Cut CC1

Rd11- w/MC, ch1, sc in same sp and next 8, (2sc in next, sc in 9st) 6x, 2sc in last dc. (77st) Change to CC2, Cut MC

Rd12- w/CC2, ch1, sc in each sc around. (77sc) Change to MC, Cut CC2

Rd13- w/MC, ch3, 2dc in same space as join, (sk 2, 3dc in next) 25x, sk last sc, join and cut color. (78dc) Change to CC3

Rd14- w/CC3, join in the middle dc of first 3dc set, ch3, 2dc in same space as join, (3dc in middle dc of next set) 25x. (78dc) Change to MC, cut CC3

Rd15- w/MC, ch1, sc in join and each dc around. (78sc) Change to CC1, cut MC

Rd16- w/CC1, repeat Rd15, Change to MC, Cut CC1

Rd17- w/MC, repeat Rd 15, Change to CC3, Cut MC

Rd18- w/CC3, repeat Rd 13, Change to MC, Cut CC3

Rd19- w/MC, repeat Rd 14, Join and Cut.

If you want to extend the hat to cover the ears, you can repeat Rows 15-17 once.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Stash Busting Sock Yarn BFF's

Hey all. I know it's been a while, but here's to 2017 and a fresh, new start. 

This is not a brand new pattern for me, but it was designed late in 2016. 

I wanted a pattern that would use one skein of sock yarn since that seems to the yarn that floats around my stash unused the longest. Here we have 3 little buddies that are each made from no more than 50g of sock yarn. However, my good friend Theresa also made some out of regular cotton to show them in a different size. I think they turned out great, so I included her versions in the pattern!

Remember, these guys are here to help you STASH-BUST, so use up whatever random yarns you have floating around.  

Dragon, Bear, and Unicorn. Perfect for all my fantasy loving people out there!


VISIT RAVELRY or CRAFTSY or MY WEBSITE for the free .pdf.





Sunday, October 11, 2015

NEW FREE PATTERN! Pocket BFF's- Little Dolls for Little Girls


Welcome to my newest FREE toy pattern! Pocket BFF's- Little Dolls for Little Girls

The pattern includes a basic pattern for body, arms, legs, and dress. 
You can personalize the pattern to your little with hair color and style, and eye color.

Take a peek at the Pocket BFF's and then go make a few BFF's of your own!

Finished doll size is 8".

They make PERFECT stocking stuffers, Advent gifts, baby shower add-on's, 
and any other small gift need!



Each hair style is explained in the pattern, as well as a link to a video tutorial to teach you more about doll hair application.

Meet Devyn!

Meet Elenor!

Meet Gemma! 

Meet Megan!

Meet Stacy!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

NEW PATTERN!! Adult Citrus Snowflakes Blanket


It's finally here! The adult version of the Citrus Snowflakes Blanket! 

Generously sized, as well as warm, this blanket will be the perfect gift for any special person on your list. You can finish it with a snowflake border, or leave it plain and simple. You can use Biscuits and Jam's random stripe generator like I did, or create your own beautiful symmetry like Theresa did. 

Instructions provided for two blanket sizes, as well as two different edges, PLUS a picture tutorial!






Monday, May 25, 2015

NEW PATTERN!! Citrus Snowflakes Baby Blanket


Welcome to my brand new pattern, Citrus Snowflakes Baby Blanket!
 I am so in love with the ease and simplicity of this pattern! 
Even the snowflake edging is easier than it looks. 

The pattern is written with two different size blankets, with two different edges. 
Thank you to Theresa Pearson, who was my right hand lady on this project. 
She created the smaller size blanket with the alternate plain edging just for you!
She was also my proof-reader and grammar corrector. (too bad she's not here now. lol)
I hope you enjoy this pattern, it's my new favorite!








Friday, April 10, 2015

Getting close

It's been asked of me when this afghan is going to be released. I am currently collaborating with my friend Theresa on testing and finishing touches, so I'm hoping to get it ready to go by May. Probably late May.

But! Progress!  Woohoo! I have finally started on the border.  I just can't even begin to tell you what I've been through trying to find a border pattern that speaks to me, but hasn't been done a bazillion times.

I'm getting more and more excited about this pattern the more progress that's made. You will have lots of options for this fun, little afghan! 😀

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Making progress

Happy Easter!

In the last few days I have been knitting diaper soaker and adding rows to my new afghan.

The pink soaker comes from "The Expectant Knitter" by Marie Connolly. Lovely little pattern. I use Lion Brand Wool-Ease so they are easy care. I would love to make some in I Love This Cotton, because they would make terrific baby bloomers or shorts in the Summer.

I am working on a blue pair that I have to make for a size 8 boy who is autistic. I have had the hardest time finding a pattern already made. I was trying to modify a 1938 pattern to work for me, but lack of instruction caused me to get confused and very unhappy with it. I am thinking I may need to just wing this one following the principles that I do know about shaping soakers. Good luck to me. If you know of an already created pattern....please, let me know!