Add a warm lining and flirty ruffles to your short boots with these decorative cuffs. Crisscrossed lacings and a simple border are the perfect finishing touches for this season’s most sought after accessory!
Uses slip stitch and single crochet ribbing, front and back post double crochet, and a unique lacing embellishment.
Category: Accessories • Feet/Legs • Spats
Gauge: 15 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in single...
The medical term Alexin means to “ward off” … so wear this hat to stay warm, well and stylish at the same time! Besides, how many times did your mother tell you to“cover your head or you’ll catch cold.”
You will LOVE the way this hat wears!
This pattern uses slip stitch ribbing and linked stitches for a perfect slouchy hat with a knitted look and drape.
The construction allows for easily changing the depth of the ribbed brim and the amount of “slouch”.
Stitch markers are necessary for the decrease portion of the hat!
Geometry, repetition, shadow and light … there is magic in a tree-lined pathway! Allée is the perfect wrap for everyday strolls and chilly nights.
The yarn used for this wrap, Angelique by Phydeaux Designs, is a mix of baby alpaca, silk and cashmere. Blocking is essential … so, a yarn that blocks well is essential too!
A simple four row repeat creates this striking geometric lace … and, since it is worked sideways, you can make it as long as you like. Width is also easily adjusted by working additional repeats of the pattern (sample is three...
Put your baby or toddler on trend wearing a mini version of the popular slouch hat. A clever use of Tunisian crochet’s bias and drape, this pattern is especially suited to variegated and tonal hand-dyed sock yarns.
Super easy to make and super easy to customize fit!
A clever use of Tunisian crochet’s bias and drape, these hats are deceptively easy to make. Choose the full slouch or the shaped slouch, and finish either with a side slit or braid and tassel. This pattern is especially suited to variegated and tonal hand-dyed yarns.
Category: Accessories • Hat • Beanie, Toque
Gauge: 14 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches in Tunisian double...
Very versatile and great for the beginning crocheter! This bandana cowl/infinity scarf is worked flat and then seamed to create a point, which can be worn up front - cowboy style - or put to the back for extra warmth at the neckline. It is the perfect length to wear in one long loop or twisted and styled in a double wrap.
Instructions are provided for one-skein and two-skein options.
The Bleckley Wrap is long on style, literally, measuring 104” at bottom edge after blocking. This pattern will expand your crochet skills to includes some linking, skipping and splitting … and the result will be fabulous!
Skill Level: Intermediate (definitely not hard to do, but does require the ability to follow a detailed pattern). Introduces linked stitches for the lace insets, splitting stitches for the geometric center panel, and a hybrid linked treble stitch for the lace edging.
Finished Size: 80” at top edge, 104” at bottom edge, 16” deep … after blocking
Felted wool is perfect for coolers or cozys … or whatever you call them. The finishing “scare factor” is up to you! Boo responsibly!
These cozies/coolers are quick to make up with worsted wool held double. They are hand felted and custom fitted over the “brew” of your choice.
Felted cozies insulate your drink and provide a built-in coaster. There are so many fun ways to embellish! The features were needle felted onto the finished cozy, using bits of single ply wool and roving.
Embroidery, buttons and charms could easily be added.
Change the look of your boots instantly with a loop of felted faux fur. Boot Loops are quick to make and easy to customize. Striped chinchilla is the perfect introduction to creating felted crochet fur.
A super quick gift to make and only requires 135 yarns of yarn.
If you can chain and single crochet, you can do this project!
A simple tweak on an old favorite … the granny square gets thrown a curve! There are so many ways to create this easy-wearing top, and the “recipe” / pattern will guide you as you design your one-of-a-kind shell or tunic!
Any yarn, from sock to worsted, can be used. Hook size is two sizes larger than normally recommended for chosen yarn.
Schematic will guide in sizing and joining.
Top is produced from two squares and uses a join-as-you-go method to eliminate the need for seaming.
Instruction is provided to edge with a simple, one-round shell stitch...
These boot cuffs are finished with a shell edging on one end and a tailored, slip stitch border on the other. Worked side to side, they have a comfortable stretch and are easy to customize for a perfect fit. The romantic, ruffled rose is the perfect accessory!
Customizing Kidwelly Cuffs for your boots (or as legwarmers):
There are no “typical boots” and the same is true for cuffs. What works for Wellies won’t for fitted boots … and then there is the height of the boot to consider, how deep you want the cuff to be, is the cuff to be worn at the ankles or the...
This is “therapy crochet” … easy and rhythmic. The magic number is eleven. Eleven stripes of each color, and eleven rows in the final stripes. At the end, one sly twist creates an endless edge and warm shoulder hugs.
Uses approx. 250 yards each of two colors of dk weight yarn
Dream, meditate, pray … your mind can stray a bit, but you won’t be bored. Linked seed stitch creates a lovely, nubby texture and a lightweight, stretchy fabric – a warm and comforting blanket for the cherished recipient.
I love crochet (I am a terrible knitter), but I love knitted blankets because they are typically stretchier and more lightweight, and that is what I wanted for this specific blanket.
I’ve experimented with linked stitches and love the fabric created by them. This blanket is done with a “linked seed stitch” and the fabric qualities elude...
Five colors of yarn, from the palest pink to berry, blend into nine distinct stripes on this sweet baby blanket. Worsted weight yarn is held double throughout, making this a project that can be completed in just a few hours of stitching.
Category: Home • Blanket • Baby Blanket
Gauge: 7 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches in seed stitch
Needles: US 9 - 5.5 mm
Hook: 8.0 mm...
Colorwork doesn’t get any easier (or more addictive) than this! Both strands are carried throughout so there are only the beginning and ending tails to weave in for this quick, gift-able headband. The end result is a headband that looks more knit than crochet … with just the right amount of stretch to stay comfortably in place.
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: 3.25” wide x 18” circ.
Yarn: 30 yds (MC); 20 yds (CC) bulky wool
Gauge: 11 st x 12 rows = 4” in pattern
Hook: K (6.5 mm) or size for gauge
Easily adjusted for size by working more rows, or adding...
This classic bag gets a design “twist” from the bottom up. A textured swirl on the circular base takes the chore of counting and marking stitches out of the increase process. Eyelets, surface crochet, I-cord, and cinch tabs add professional details.
You will need nine 7/16” eyelets and an eyelet setter to finish bag as shown.
Will work best in a strong corded cotton or cotton/linen blend.
Instruction is given for completing the bag as a backpack … could easily be completed as a tote bag instead.
Categories: Accessories • Bag • Tote • Accessories
Started in a church shelter and finished in the shelter of home-sweet-home, this child-sized hat gave me something to do when a bridge closing stranded me. The moral of this story – always have your crochet with you!
Patterned to fit a child (15” circ.) but very easy to adjust to any size following the customization tips given.
Super stretchy … slightly slouchy … and topped with a pom-pom!
Doubled yarn, a big hook, and a lofty linked stitch pattern combine to make this thick, comfy blanket. The perfect gift for a college student or sports fanatic … grab two team colors and go. Add oversized pompoms for the girls, and you’ll score extra points!
There is plenty of time to make up a few of these for back to school and football season. School colors, sorority colors … or stick to tans and grays if you need a “man-ghan” (my inital inspiration for this one)!
Worsted weight yarn is held double throughout, but the linked stitches with spaces between keep this...
Skill level: Intermediate (stranding, following a graph)
Traditional tweed and predictable stripes? Not when a jolt of color from one “spoiler” appearance is added. What color will you use to keep your audience watching to the last episode? It should be a shocker!
A tweed stitch pattern creates the base for the multi-color stripes. A full graph showing where to add/change colors and how to carry yarns makes this a great project for learning how to do simple crochet colorwork.
Twist Alert: Your working yarns will twist, once for every stitch. The easiest solution is to put the yarn...
Put a secret love note in the next scarf you make for your guy! Surface crochet creates X’s and O’s (kisses and hugs) on this warm and wonderful scarf. Worked entirely in slip stitch, this is surprisingly quick to make and the perfect project for using hand dyed or variegated yarn.
Great pattern for a beginner. There are NO ABBREVIATIONS in this written pattern!
Crochet a scarf your man will actually wear!
Requires approximately 300 yards of worsted weight yarn. Cascade 220 Paints was used for the pictured sample.
The first pattern in my new series “Simple Lace” …
Drape this lacy cowl around your neck and you’ll hear autumn leaves rustling and winter fires crackling. This simple lace formula is perfect for beginners or for a take-along project that does not require counting or concentration.
Multiple weights of yarn can be used with this pattern, and the length or width of this cowl can be easily customized.
This works up quickly, so it is perfect for the gifting season!
This is not Tunisian crochet … but it does look like it!
This simple, crocheted cowl is worked in the round with an intentional full twist. A little change to the traditional single crochet stitch produces a pattern that looks knitted. Reverse single crochet edging puts another neat twist on this versatile accessory.
See my project file for a link to a video showing the knit style single crochet stitch technique.
Just enough warmth, just enough coverage … a sense of tranquillity will surely follow when you wrap this lovely shawl around your shoulders. The elongated sides and fluid fabric create endless options for draping and styling.
A simple three-row repeat and strategically placed shells for increases makes this an easy, enjoyable project that can be completed in a few nights of stitching.
Work this simple, wavy stitch pattern lengthwise to begin, and then turn to the short side to continue. You’ll be happy to change colors every two rows, knowing all the yarn ends will become tassels … and not hassles to weave in!
A great introduction to several crochet techniques … foundation stitches, standing stitches, and creative embellishing with yarn ends.
This project was created with a set of 5 mini-skeins from Phydeaux Designs Caresse … a fingering weight yarn, 80 yards of each color.
What could be warmer than loopy fleece and thermal fabric? These cuffs are fully reversible and can be styled as toppers or spats (thanks to the slit at the back join). Use the contrast yarn to create cords to criss-cross over your sherpa toppers!
This pattern is simple to adjust for deeper cuffs, and worked sideways so circumference is easily customized.
Sample used approx. 300 yards of worsted weight 100% wool yarn plus about 75 yards of contrast for edging and cords.