I wanted to make a little gift for my Kathleen, because she's amazing and deserves little gifts and making things for her makes me happy, and so I sought out something semi-practical but meaningful to her, and lo and behold! I found this pattern: Owl Bean Owls have symbolic meaning for her (she's all about… Continue reading Pattern of the Week: Super cute little owl!
Guys, it's officially March now and despite the snow falling outside my window I am all about the flowers, the birds' eggs, the tiny leaves, I am ALL ABOUT SPRING! In the spirit of some proper spring fever, today's pattern of the week is a quick, easy way to bring a little spring into your… Continue reading Pattern of the week: quick sweet little spring flower
The pattern I'm featuring this week is Simply Notable's Crocheted Juggling Balls. I have a soft-spot for old-timey things, so I was over the moon when I came across this pattern for good old fashioned juggling balls. The pattern is a couple years old now, but they're easy and fast to make, fun to play… Continue reading Pattern of the Week: Old Fashioned Juggling Balls!
Despite my general Valentine's grinchery, it occurred to me that a couple of days before Valentine's, quick little heart-appliques might be a much-needed (or at least much-appreciated) pattern, and so, here are two! I worked through about a dozen heart patterns with my basket of scrap yarn, with the full intention of picking my favourite… Continue reading Pattern of the week: cute applique hearts!
I have to admit, I'm not a tremendous fan of Valentine's day, though I realize I'm in the minority there. What I AM a tremendous fan of, however, is flowers! I love flowers: big ones, little ones, brightly coloured ones, pale translucent ones; flowers that climb and flowers that float gently on a pond, flowers… Continue reading Pattern of the week: a blooming rose
This week's pattern that I can't recommend enough is also a former "what I'm working on this week" pattern, and I've just finished it and I'm thrilled to bits. It's Brittany's Textured Crochet Rug by Cream of the Crop Crochet, and I adore it. My version is done in cotton (Bernat Handicrafter - Sonoma… Continue reading Pattern of the Week: Textured Crochet Rug by Cream of the Crop Crochet
This week's pattern is one I've used easily a dozen times: it crochets up quickly, has very clear directions, and comes in varying sizes: it's the Mary's Newsboy hat from Cre8tion Crochet! I use this pattern for my Super Mario hats for my Mario-obsessed son (and my Luigi-obsessed Stevecat), shown below on a plushie doggy… Continue reading Pattern of the week: easy and adorable newsboy hat!
Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday! I'd alluded to this last week, because I'm so excited about this pattern, and now the day has finally come to announce what it is: The Four-Hour Fall Sweater Free Crochet Pattern by Ashlea at Heart Hook Home! I made this for the first time last week (though I pinned it… Continue reading Pattern of the Week: Four Hour Fall Sweater
My first featured pattern of the week is the Bobble Stripe Dishcloth by Erica at 5 Little Monsters. This is one of my favourite dishcloths both to make and to use; the bobbles provide a good scrubby surface and a nice density to the cloth (especially useful if you're like me, and occasionally use dishcloths… Continue reading Pattern of the Week: the Bobble Stripe Dishcloth