FREE Crochet Pattern – Friendly Skies!

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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!

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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

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

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  It's hard to believe, but today is the one year anniversary of the Pattern Paradise Blog! We will be celebrating all week, so come back each day for fun and giveaways! Read more

Summer Lobster Salad

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I love simple, easy to prepare meals in the summer, but I also love flavor - this recipe covers it all. I made it with lobster but you could swap it out for shrimp, scallops and probably even chicken if you prefer! You can even serve this for a dinner party with some pretty table linens, china and simple floral arrangement. Have fun, experiment, but most of all enjoy!  ~Maria~     Serves 6-8 Basic Salad 1-2 lbs of small potatoes, scrubbed and boiled (if they are big Read more

FAN-tastic Friday Review #27

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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 ThePatternParadise@gmail.com or post to my Facebook page!   The top 3 viewed projects: The #1  viewed project this week was this adorable bootie Read more

New Crochet Pattern – Swing Dress & Tunic

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Well the weather is getting cooler and the new school year is underway, so I thought this was a perfect time to give the Swing Dress and Tunic an update.   (Click HERE to add this pattern to your favorites and queue on Ravelry!) I've simplified the instructions a bit and made some cosmetic changes to the pattern, but the big change is additional sizing! The new pattern includes sizes 12 months - 5T! The dress looks great over a simple slip and for cooler months try the tunic Read more

Giving Back – Project Sweet Peas

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The July Project Sweet Peas Event has come to an end. The final tally was an incredible 135 hats and 33 blankets. The goodies were hand delivered to one of the Charity coordinators last Monday. She was impressed and thankful for the love and generosity expressed through the handiwork of so many. This project is near and dear to my heart. I was proud to coordinate this event, through the ELK Studio From the Heart Group, in honor of my niece, who would have celebrated her 13th birthday this Read more

FREE Crochet Pattern – Back-to-School Teacher’s Treat

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I can't believe the summer is almost over and it is back-to-school time! Here's a quick little crochet pattern that's perfect for a teacher appreciation gift. Make these little apples into a set of coasters  Click here to add to your favorites and queue on Ravelry!     or put two together for a little pouch you can fill with goodies.  They would even make terrific tree ornaments!  Perfect for using up scraps of yarn Read more

FAN-tastic Friday Review #26

Fantastic Friday #26

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! Send me your project pictures (and if you like, a little story) in email at ThePatternParadise@gmail.com or post to my Facebook page!   The top 3 viewed projects: The #1  viewed project this week was this adorable bonnet by Janaya from Charmed by Ewe.  Read more