Dragonfly Invasion The Dragonfly Invasion! Dragonflies are fascinating insects with an ancient past. In addition to their pretty colors and interesting wings, dragonflies are very fast and agile fliers and can actually fly sideways and backwards as well as hover in one spot for a minute or more. They can reach speeds of up to 18 miles per hour and have nearly 360 degree vision! These insects are favorites to adorn pottery, fabric prints and much more. I simply think they are … [Read more...] about Crochet Finds: Dragonfly Invasion
Lovely Lacy Wraps Lacy wraps are so elegant, don't you think? I love how they drape and have that sort of whispie feel. I always thought they were more fashion than function; after all, how could they be warm with all those holes? Much to my happiness, I've discovered that they actually do add a nice layer of warmth without a lot of bulk! Are you afraid of openwork crochet? The Classic Crochet Openwork Craftsy class can help you get over your fears and soon you'll be making your own … [Read more...] about Crochet Finds: Lovely Lacy Wraps
Baby Blankets What's nicer than a handmade baby blanket to welcome a new bundle of joy? When my friends were having babies I made each one a unique blanket and to this day many still have fond memories of those cushy, cozy blankets. One young man actually carried his around until he was about 5 or 6 and his mother was amazed that it held up to all the washing and wear! Do you have someone deserving of one of these labors of love? Check out these fun free patterns today and give one a … [Read more...] about Crochet Finds: Baby Blankets
Thread Crochet Many people shy away from thread because they think it may be difficult to work with or the project are limited to doilies only. This collection will show you that is not the case. Thread can be used for garments, jewelry as well as home decor and more! Really anything you can make in a heavier weight yarn can be made in thread. Check out these fun free patterns today and give it a try! Butterfly Bookmark by Crochet Memories Crochet Edge Tea Towel by … [Read more...] about Crochet Finds: Thread Crochet
Sweet Hats for Valentine's Day Love is in the air, but so is the winter chill! These pretty and free hats will keep those you love warm and in style for Valentine's Day! Make them in sweet pinks, reds and violets or try them in other fun colors. Spring Lacy Hat by My Hobby is Crochet Jelly Bean Slouch by Snappy Tots With Love by Pattern Paradise Hearts Go Round by Cre8tion Crochet She's So Sassy Hat by Oombawka Design Sweetheart Cloche … [Read more...] about Crochet Finds: Sweet Hats for Valentine’s Day
For me there is nothing that says love more than walking into a home decorated for Thanksgiving or Christmas, with warm colors, personal touches and of course, if there is an apple pie in the oven, that just makes it perfect! This collection of patterns was inspired by my love for the holiday season and adding special touches to my home to welcome family and friends. Enjoy! Fall Wreath by Sarah Zimmerman Jumbo Pumpkin and Tawashi by Heidi Yates X Stitch Harvest … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving for the Home
I love stepping outside and feeling that crisp, clean feel of autumn in the air. I love the beautiful leaves falling off trees and pooling on the ground. When I was little we would jump in those piles of leaves. Photography courtesy of Ellen Cooperstein Zerah. A dear friend of mine took the beautiful picture above and it inspired me to add a color palette and coordinating projects in the collection below. I find inspiration in nature all the time. When combining colors what better teacher is … [Read more...] about The Beauty of Autumn Colors
Celebrate your patriotic spirit! US Independence day is just around the corner. Here is a collection of red, white and blue inspired projects for you to try! Click on the picture or link in the list for the details! 1. American Flag Wreath 2. 4th of July Potholder 3. Celebrate Cozy 4. Chasing Chevrons Placemat 5. Zig Zag Sunhat 6. Doily Coasters 7. Evalyn's Headband 8. Granny Star 9. Granny Shining Star 10. Besty Ross … [Read more...] about Red, White & Blue Patriotic Spirit!
I hate clutter and especially when it prevents you from finding what you need. This collection of free crochet patterns for baskets and containers will help you to keep everything organized and readily available. Click on the picture or link in the list for the details! 1. Magnificent Moss Basket 2. Containers Galore 3. Cable Stitch Basket 4. Bonbon the Owl 5. Simply Pampered Basket 6. Rainbow Hook Pencil Cup 7. Fabric Nesting Baskets 8. … [Read more...] about Containers Keep You Organized!