Picot Boo Shawl and Diamond Play Wrap – Crochet World Feb ’14 Issue

I have two designs in the February ’14 issue of Crochet World.  The digital issue is available now and the print edition will go on sale December 31.

My Picot Boo Shawl is an easy-to-make, yet very pretty, triangular-shaped shawl that is given its name by the picots “peeking” out from between the granny-style stitches.  I’m a fan of the Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn I made the Picot Boo Shawl in.  Boutique Unforgettable is an acrylic roving yarn with a beautiful, self-striping pattern. And I just love the color choices!

Picot-Boo Shawl 2

Picot-Boo Shawl 3

Picot-Boo Shawl 1

My Diamond Play wrap, made in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice,  is made up of mini granny squares assembled to create diamond-motifs.   As Crochet World states, “A few not-so-randomly placed grannies generate a few surprises!”

Diamond Play Wrap

You can get these patterns, along with all of the other patterns you will find in the February issue of Crochet World by buying the digital issue, available now!

Project Linus Pattern – Remake (FREE PATTERN!)

This is a design I did for Crochet 1-2-3 for their For the Cause feature in issue 5 about Project Linus:


Wanting to make a gift for someone who has a baby (it’s a boy!) on the way, and wanting to use one of my own designs, I chose this pattern because I’ve received a lot of positive feedback on this design in the relatively short time it’s been out and it’s a pretty quick design to stitch up. I started it on Saturday night and finished it on Sunday night –actually very early Monday morning.

I like to use colors that are a little less traditional when I make baby blankets.  I used 1 skein each Red Heart Soft in #2515 Turquoise, #4601 Off White, #9623 Spearmint, and Red Heart Soft Baby Steps #9505 Aqua.  I just worked 4 rows of the pattern in each color.


I really like how the colors worked together for the remake. I hope the recipient likes it as much as I do!

You can get the free pattern for this baby blanket from the Crochet 1-2-3 website HERE.