Acadia Throw

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a design published (life has taken me in other directions), but I have a pattern in the February 2017 issue of Crochet World.  Check out my Acadia Throw.  The original design was made with Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted yarn. I actually really enjoyed working with this yarn.  You can check out the design on Ravelry, purchase the February 2017 issue of Crochet World wherever in your local craft store or online.

Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies

I just received my copy of Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies. I have two designs in the book. You can see my Bottle Cozies design on the front cover and I have also have a baby blanket design included in the book.

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The book is available for purchase on the Storey Publishing website and also on Amazon.

Rosebud Baby Blanket

I have a new design that is in the March issue of Happily Hooked Crochet Magazine, just released today!  Blanket1with badge

The Rosebud Baby Blanket is a soft and sweet baby blanket with an easy pattern stitch that creates the appearance of tiny rose buds.  You can visit the Happily Hooked website to purchase this issue. You can see some of the other designs included in the issue on Ravelry.

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Daisy Gertrude Blanket

196I recently finished crocheting this Daisy Gertrude blanket, a Berroco design.  You can get the pattern and see the original design at the Berroco yarn site HERE. This was a large project because it is made up of clusters of double trebles, uses a very lightweight yarn and a size D hook. I didn’t think I would ever finish it! I started it back in the fall, completing half of it, and then I took a break from it for a while.  I started back on it in January when I was teaching a class for this project at my local yarn store and I finally finished it! 196 large motifs and 169 small motifs are join-as -you go!

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Dollar Store Dishcloths

Here’s a quick and easy way to dress up a dollar store dishcloth — just crochet a simple border around it!  IMG_3765

I first took a length of my 4-ply cotton yarn and split it into 2, so it was only 2-ply, then used a needle and made a blanket stitch edging evenly around all 4 sides of the cloth.  This gave me a base to work my crochet stitches on.  Then I worked my stitches as follows:

Round 1:  Sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to beginning sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in each  st around, slip stitch to beginning sc. Fasten off.

If you are looking for a good tutorial on the blanket stitch, here is one I recommend:  How to do the Blanket Stitch