New Crochet Pattern – Toasty Toes Booties & Loafers

toasty toes collage 2's getting cold out there, time for new crochet slippers!   The Toasty Toes Booties & Loafers have arrived just in time to keep those little feet warm. They are available in my Ravelry shop and offered at the special release price through Thursday, September 18th, 2014 (no coupon code needed).   This very versatile crochet pattern includes instructions for the loafer and the bootie. My friend Wendy from The Hooked Haberdasher made this very special tuxedo Read more

Summer Gardens


I can't believe it, but the summer is pretty much over, here in the northeast. Yes, the weather is still warm and frankly, this week was probably the best beach week of the summer, but with Labor Day behind us and a new school year in blooming, the garden is showing signs of shutting down for another season. It has been a very fruitful season indeed! We grew a few different varieties of peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, lettuce and lots and lots of herbs! I love the taste and scent of Read more

And the Winner of the Red Heart Yarn Giveaway is……….

Winner Bag-Crochet-May-13

Pattern Paradise's weeklong celebration of our one year blog anniversary has now come to an end. I hope you've enjoyed all of the giveaways this week. The grand prize Red Heart Yarn gift pack had a huge participation rate and has now ended. The winner is Danielle Woods-Drown!  Danielle, you have until Monday 9/8/14, midnight US eastern time to claim your prize, please contact me via the contact form on this blog or at Thank you all for joining us this week and for Read more

And the winner is……………….

kim york - stitch markers

. You are the winner of the Stitch Marker Giveaway! Please contact me at with your mailing address so I may ship the markers. You have until 9/7/14 midnight US eastern time to claim your prize or another winner will be chosen. Read more

Crochet Patterns – $1 Special!

blog sale

Remember when you could get something for $1.00? Well you still can for today only at Pattern Paradise get 12 of my crochet patterns for just $1 each! I wanted to wrap up the week of celebration with a fun sale. I'm offering 12 of my paid crochet patterns (one for each month of blogging) on sale for $1 until midnight eastern time, September 5th, 2014.      How does it work? Simple, just click on the link below to view all the sale patterns and obtain the coupon code, Read more

NEW Crochet Pattern – Window Pane Poncho Pattern

Window Pane Poncho

And my week long Blog Anniversary Celebration continues with an addition to my crochet patterns library! Introducing The Window Pane Poncho  This is the perfect crochet accessory for layering on those cooler fall days. I made it with Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn and I love how the soft colors blend in and out of the rows and "windows", but you could use just about any yarn and adjust the beginning chain. It works up quickly with simple stitches and has a relaxed, comfortable feel Read more

Tutorial & Giveaway – Beaded Stitch Markers

Stitch Maker collage

In celebration of my one year blog anniversary, my daughter made me these beautiful stitch markers -- I guess she was tired of me using paperclips or whatever scraps I could find. I was so touched by her kindness and thoughtfulness (common for her).     These really are the perfect stitch markers. They are large enough but not too large, have just the right weight balance and the large lobster claw makes them easy to put on and take off. I love them so much I asked her to Read more

FREE Crochet Pattern – Friendly Skies!

clouds friendly skies

My Blog Anniversary Celebration continues with a new free pattern! The September Chameleon Hat takes to the skies in an aviator style ready for lift off  in pursuit of new adventures! Click here to add this pattern to your favorites & queue on Ravelry     I converted the brim into an aviator faux flap and added long earflaps and fur trim. The contrasting band gives the illusion of a goggle band too. Try it in many different colors and button combinations for many Read more

One Year Anniversary Red Heart Yarn Giveaway!


Wow! It's hard to believe that it was only a year ago that I established the Pattern Paradise Blog. When I started on this journey I had no idea where it was going, but I'm happy to say it has been a fun and educational trip. Here we are almost 200 posts later. We've grown enough to need to move to a new host. I've learned a lot... a lot about blogging, crochet, technology, social media and business. We’ve shared lots of crochet news, tutorials and patterns; some recipes, good news stories and Read more