I've been all over the place lately, both in my crochet escapades and also in my schoolwork - but not, unfortunately, geographically. This time last year I was enjoying the bright sun of New Mexico and looking forward to the Orlando trip in March, but this year it's all homework and cabin fever. But a... Continue Reading →
In a spat of full moon madness I worked all evening to bring out the pattern for the Hippie Heaven Drop Sleeves a week early! This is a pattern add-on for my Mandala Top, with instructions for making these heavenly winged sleeves with a devil-may-care dropped shoulder. See what I did there? Pretty good eh? UPDATE 6/14/16... Continue Reading →
With instructions for three different styles, this versatile and fashionable tam is a perfect Easy level project for learning new skills while creating something exceptionally un-boring! Learn to work circular netted lace and post stitches with this functional hat that tames your locks and keeps damp hair from freezing in the wintertime. Crochet the rounds following the instructions for color-changing to create a colorful mandala, or use a self-striping yarn to create the illusion of color change without the extra work. Pattern includes 3 different sizes, all with sized to fit an adult head with a brim of about 25-26”. Includes a phototutorial for front post double crochet and back post double crochet!
Today is the day! I've been working frantically on creating these Mandala Tops, and the pattern that accompanies them, since my friends started requesting them in May. I have worked this pattern over and over again, in all three sizes, as well as creating charts, editing photos, and revising the design until I was completely... Continue Reading →
Inspiration for this free bikini halter top pattern came from my love of henna designs, the thick lotus-petal shaped motifs, linework and dot borders. Made from recycled cotton yarn, this pom-pom fringed top is earth friendly and perfect for dance class, unique festival wear, or your next beach adventure!
It was by special request from my friends that I came to design a yarn mandala coverup pattern. My first attempt was moderately successful, but with each attempt I further refined my pattern and method, and found that I had become addicted to making these things! Playing with color is one of the best parts of... Continue Reading →
Yep, used to be a boring, unwanted, lonely, sad white sweater. Don't get me wrong, it's not that sweaters aren't good enough. Some of my best friends are sweaters. But I could see this sweater was suffering, yearning for a transformation, wanting desperately to better itself. So I pulled out the lovely yarn (a... Continue Reading →
For the grocery store, farmer's market, or even beach - these cotton mesh bags are incredibly useful, expandable, and durable. Plus they take up virtually no space when empty. AND they're super easy to crochet. Update 11/2020: I've completely revamped this design, please see this new, still-free version with improved tutorials and sizes! 🙂 :)... Continue Reading →
Raise your hand if you love your long hair but cringe at the thought of pulling out your hairband (and inevitably, clumps of your hair along with it). Or, raise your hand if you have short hair and despair of finding a way to keep it back without having to keep track of bobby pins... Continue Reading →
An unusually warm spell in the past week has nudged my thoughts toward all things lacy and airy in anticipation of sunnier skies - although my native Midwest instincts recognize this mild front for the cruel annual joke that it is. Still, the promise of thaw is hovering nearer and I am hurrying my bulky... Continue Reading →