New Crochet Pattern – Coastal Splendor Blanket

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The Coastal Splendor Crochet Blanket was a labor of love. You see, my son lives in the Northeast and one day last winter he was telling me that his apartment was particularly cold, so I did what any crocheting mom would do --- I crocheted him an extra thick, warm blanket! He loved his gift and now his girlfriend wants one too! With the holidays quickly arriving, this blanket would make a very thoughtful gift for a loved one. The pattern is on sale through October 24th in my Ravelry Read more

FREE Crochet Pattern – Pumpkin Pickin’

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I know, there are dozens of crochet pumpkin hat patterns out there already, but I received a special request to make one and couldn't resist writing the pattern. So, this is my version of the fall pumpkin hat pattern, I hope you enjoy!      FOR EASY REFERENCE, CLICK HERE TO ADD TO YOUR RAVELRY FAVORITES AND QUEUES!     Materials: Worsted Weight yarn in orange and green Hook: US H/5.00mm Gauge: 8 hdc/6 rows = 2" Sizes: Newborn - 3 Read more

FAN-tastic Hook-Up #3


Last week was another great week in the FAN-tastic Hook Up and we cannot wait to see what everyone links this coming week! This is a joint linky party hosted alternately by Crystalized Designs and Pattern Paradise. Link up to one of our sites and it will show on both, with the top clicked links featured the following week. And without further ado, here's last weeks top clicked links! The top links in order are as follows: Candy Ribbon Afghan Another tie! Sea Song Blanket and Read more

Crochet Faux Cable Border


Crochet edgings are a wonderful way to finish off a crochet project. They give the project a finished, polished feel and add interest. Here's one that  looks somewhat like a braided cable.  I like it on blankets, rugs, pillows and such, but I'm sure it would look great on the right garment too.  Have fun!   Read more

FAN-tastic Hook-Up #2


Wow! Here we are for our second FAN-tastic Hook-Up! This is a joint link party hosted by Pattern Paradise and Crystalized Designs – your entry on one site shows up on both and we both promote the featured projects on our social media sites!  We feature the top 3 clicked projects and here they are: Click on the links below to view the top 3 most clicked projects! #1 Cowl by Mollie Marie Made. #2 is a tie!  Furrylicious Booties by Crystal and Shawl by Crochet 'n Crafts #3 Sun Hat by DJ Read more

FREE Crochet Pattern – Patches

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Are you ready for the Fall harvest? October's crochet Chameleon Hat is aptly named Patches and is perfect for little and big scarecrow's alike. Make it in your favorite fall colors and use up scraps of yarn for the colorful patch work. Click here to add it to your favorites and queue on Ravelry too!     Or for those spooky Halloween witches and wizards, skip the patches and add a spooky hanging spider instead!        Crown Rnd 1: Read more

FAN-tastic Hook-Up #1

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Pattern Paradise and Crystalized Designs have teamed up to host a fun, weekly, link party! FAN-tastic Friday and Crochet Hook-Up have been combined to form...... Welcome to our first FAN-tastic Hook-Up! We can't wait to see the projects you share. Come back next week to see which projects received the most clicks! Each Friday we will feature the top 3 clicked projects and share them on our social media sites and blogs. Grab the link party button from here and place it on your blog or Read more

FAN-tastic Friday Review #31

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Here are the fabulous projects shared in last week's FAN-tastic Friday. Keep sharing your wonderful work and don't forget to load your Link Up Button (instructions at the bottom of the page)! FAN-tastic Friday is moving! I've teamed up with a fellow designer to host a weekly link party. This will provide a bigger venue to share your projects and an increased opportunity to network with fellow crochet fans. Look for my blog and Facebook post on Friday morning for all the details!   The Read more

FAN-tastic Friday Review #30

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Here are the fabulous projects shared in last week's FAN-tastic Friday. Keep sharing your wonderful work and don't forget to load your Link Up Button (instructions at the bottom of the page)! Join us each Friday to share your own work and a chance to be featured! Send me your project pictures (and if you like, a little story) in email at or post to my Facebook page!   The top 3 viewed projects: The #1  viewed project this week were these super cute Read more

New Crochet Pattern – Criss Cross Crochet Stocking

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It's hard to believe that Fall is upon us and Christmas just around the corner. It's time to start crocheting all those holiday gifts for friends, loved ones and home decorating. The Criss Cross Stocking will get you in the mood. The Celtic weave makes for a highly textured design that works up quickly and the pattern includes instructions for a 12" and 16" stocking with two different cuff options. Take advantage of the special $3.99 release price in my Ravelry shop through Friday, Read more