Don’t Spill the Beans Card Holder

The 2018 Annie’s Christmas Special  is out with more than 70+ holiday projects. Whether your niche is crochet, quilting, knitting, or sewing, you are sure to find some projects to inspire you and get you into the holiday crafting spirit.

My Don’t Spill the Beans Card Holder is one of the crochet patterns included in this issue. This gift card holder is the perfect way to give a gift card to a coffee lover — or anyone.   A yarn and snowflake button closure keeps the gift card secure and adds a cute holiday touch.

You can purchase the Annie’s Christmas Special (either online as a download, or a hard copy via mail).  I vote for a download so you can get crafting right away!  Order HERE!


Tailgating Scarf & Ear Warmer Set

The Autumn 2018 issue of Crochet! Magazine is out with 20+ projects to “Fall” into autumn, including my Tailgating Scarf and Ear Warmer Set.

The texture of the stitch makes it hard to believe it’s such a quick and easy pattern to stitch up!  Plus, it’s the perfect pattern stitch for creating a warm fabric!

You can get this pattern and all of the other patterns in the Autumn issue of Crochet! Magazine by purchasing a download of this issue at Annie’s.


Shape Shifter Shawl

The April issue of Crochet World is here and in it you will find my Shape Shifter Shawl.

The Shape Shifter Shawl gives you so many choices since it’s designed to be worn multiple ways:

  • Button at the side and wear as a poncho
  • Fold and button the end so you can slide the other end through
  • Button in the front
  • Just wear as a  traditional wrap

With the openwork pattern, no buttonholes are needed – just use the lacework openings as buttonholes!


You can get this pattern and all of the other patterns in the April issue of Crochet World — and there are a lot of great shawl designs — by purchasing a download of this issue at Annie’s.


From the Heart Lapghan

Check out my From the Hearth Lapghan in the February 2018 issue of Crochet World magazine.  The Lapghan can be made in any color and is designed with a ribbon applique so that it can be made in recognition for any cause. I selected pink for my “cause” because I am a currently going through treatment for breast cancer.

You can get this pattern and all of the other patterns — and let me just say there are some amazing designs! — by purchasing this issue at Annie’s.


Out-of-Print Patterns Now Available!!!!!

I’ve just added bunch of my out-of-print crochet patterns to Ravelry and Craftsy, so I hope you will go and check them out. Patterns range from totes and scarves to baby blankets and throws.  Costs range from FREE to $3.99.  Visit my Ravelry Store or Crafty Store to check them out.  You can also find many of my patterns available as Kindle downloads on Amazon.

My New On-Line Store with Fun Knit and Crochet Merchandise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m excited to have just rolled out a new on-line store.  Well, actually two on-line stores, with fun knit and crochet merchandise designed by ME!

You’ll find some other cute and funny things mixed in too, but most things are geared towards fiber lovers, like this cue tote bag:

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AND  these other fun products:

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There are tons of different products featuring my designs, so I hope you will check out one or both stores! And I hope you find something you like! I even have some products for BACON lovers!  I have more design ideas and hope to be adding more merchandise as time permits, so check back often!





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It’s Here!!! the Herrschners Treasury of Crochet Afghans 2015 Calendar

Today I received my copy of the Herrschners Treasury of Crochet Afghans 2015 Calendar (with my design on the cover)!





Here’s a peek at the designs for each month:


I mentioned in a previous blog, but you won’t find the calendar for sale on Herrschners’ website.  If you would like to purchase it, you will need to call their customer service phone number.  Call  toll-free at 1-800-713-1239 Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM CST.