Starting today!!

Join me in participating in the BIPOC MAL sponsored by Desamour Designs! It is running from October 1st – December 18. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, try new pattern and make new friends! There are some easy to follow rules and chances to win prizes!! I have picked out my nine patterns and looking forward to fun! Follow me on instagram to see my progress! You can find out more at Desamour Designs.

Beanie, Caps, Hats

Recently I design two new hats and reworked the pattern for a third. To celebrate the beginning of Autumn and the upcoming election to support the #warmtheline on Instagram, these hat patterns are only available on Ravelry. You can get a free copy of each of these hats, Wanda Hat, CrissCross Cap, and Boise Beanie now through November 3rd.

Wanda Hat
CrissCross Cap
Boise Beanie

Hello! A little bit about me…

As I remember it, my Grandmother taught me how to knit and crochet. It was tricky for her as I am left-handed. Immediately, I enjoyed crochet more and starting making clothes for my Barbie, and a pencil pouch. My love of crochet knows no bounds. I crochet goods for my shop as well design patterns for makers to enjoy. 

I  live with my family in Neenah, WI.  My day job is working at our local library.  I spend time everyday exploring the art of crochet.  Everyday life inspires my work from family to nature.

I hope to share with you inspiration, new designs, techniques, helpful hints to every crocheter!

Tunisian Shawls! Patterns with links!

 So I have been spending some time creating and designing in Tunisian Crochet.  I have some new patterns to show…

This is the latest.. Sylvi Shawl in two versions a Shawl or Shawlette…

And the Phoebe Shawl

in Sweet Georgia Yarns, Party of Five and
another version in a mini set from Casual Fashion Queen. 

Neveah Shawl in Fairy Tale Knits in Hippogriff Pride…

This one is Aveline Shawl in 2 different colors of Round Mountain Fibers,  Spruce.
Now for the latest waiting for testing…
Azure Dreams Shawl
new pattern coming soon!


When the pandemic first started, I thought if I have to say home for my safety that’s fine more time for Crochet.  I thought maybe I could make a dent in my yarn stash. So I kept crocheting and finished some projects.  Took some time to stop crocheting and type up those projects and send them off Emily, my tech editor.

 Interweave has a sale for some workshops,  one was on photography and it I learned so much!  The class is titled, I can Click with Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby!

I have reconnected Zoom with my of my friends that I would meet up with at the Barnes & Noble on Moreland Ave.  And then with some of my local friends more zooming.

Then at some point,  my two local yarn shops, Fibre and Casting On had introduced the Quaranskein! Are you thinking what is a quaranskein?  How it works based on your preferences, you pick a code word, and the amount you wish to spend.  The yarn shop owner crafts a purchase and schedules a pick up or delivery! And they both also had trunk shows. So I bought some yarn to help support my local yarn shops.

And then I thought well what about all the other indie-dyers out there, I see all there beautiful yarn on Instagram, so then I bought some more yarn. OMG Yarn Balls, Big Sky Yarn Co., Dyetastic, Laura Nelkin and Katrinkles. Etsy is the place for all this wonderful yarn goodness and everything else too.

Then my friend Vashti from Designing Vashti had a sale and the ChaiGoo Tunisian hooks that I had be eyeing now had to be mine! Plus some of her Lotus Snack Cakes!

 As a designer thoughts and vision take over your mind, yeah I could make something fabulous with that and the shopping continues.

And then a visit We Crochet and the value packs, OH ME, OH MY! I have more yarn than when the Pandemic started oh wait we are still in it, but now we can go out with mask and hand sanitizer to visit our local yarn stores in person.

Hidden underneath all that Pandemic yarn is puzzle #2.

Stay Safe & Healthy!  Enjoy!

New Patterns Available

So, it’s been a while since my last post.  Sometimes it gets tricky fitting everything in but now there seems to be more time while be stuck inside to stay safe at home. So maybe I can catch up on the things I think about doing but haven’t given them to time.  Things like publishing patterns and I have as recently today published two…

Last week I introduced the Clementine Shawl pattern on Ravelry, it is a free pattern.  I bought the yarn from Oink pigments back in 2018 at the CGOA Chainlink Conference in Portland!  

Clementine Shawl 

Now for the pattern I listed today on Ravelry and my Etsy shop…

Aveline Shawl

The Aveline Shawl is a Tunisian Crochet pattern using Round Mountain Fibers Spruce in two different colors.

Stay home! Crochet On! 


Alert! New Patterns!

As summer is nearing an end, it is time to gear up for Autumn with cowls and shawls.

Introducing a few new patterns…

As a member of the Darn Good Yarn Club, I enjoy creating items from the fun yarns I receive.  The Aqua Lace Cowl is an asymmetric triangle cowl.  It finishes off with a row of button holes and one button offering convertible wear.

Aqua Lace Cowl

All my knitting friends love yarn from the Casual Fashion Queen and now I love it too!  I just fell in love with the Bohemian color way and created the Red Granite Cowl, a lovely lace pattern. 

Red Granite Cowl

And the Berlin Cowl, another lace fabric created with a fingering weight yarn from RedFish Dyeworks. It is a free pattern on Ravelry.

Berlin Cowl

Floral Garden Dress behind the scenes

For the CGOA design competition at Chainlink in Manchester, NH, I created my first dress.  The idea to crochet a dress had been living in the creative space of my brain since I left Chainlink 2018 in Portland, OR.

I had a vision and a goal.  The method was Modern Irish Freeform.

It all started with some motifs.

I collect green glass from thrift stores perfect for my crochet motifs.  Then I created a sketch and counted my motifs on May 19th the motif count was 167. I approximated I would need 300.  
I created motifs in the car.
 I created motifs for days and days.  And this is how I kept track of my progress. 
Then to prep all the motifs, cutting ends, and steaming.
This took some time so I watched Myra Wood’s Modern Freeform class for company.  I created the neckline and sleeve in a continuous piece of Bruges Lace. Then I laid them out.
  Then to join all the motifs. I started joining all the motifs on May 28th and finished June 6th.

Last I added the bottom hem of Bruges lace, finishing the dress on June 5th.  
Here is how it turned out.
From Design competition 
to Fashion Show Runway!

Holly Tote & Clutch Purse

Just listed this pattern on Ravelry and in my Etsy shop…
A duotone pattern of four-pointed stars. The classic appeal of houndstooth is the Holly tote. 

Tote and purse are made by stitching a long piece of fabric which is then folded in half and gusset sides are stitch to hold the front and back together. The top band is worked in single crochet and the body is worked in Tunisian Crochet…

It is an intermediate Tunisian Crochet design…

using Red Heart Yarns with Love in colors Pewter & Eggshell.


Mini Mixer Garland

Let’s Celebrate!

The June issue of I Like Crochet is live.

This is the Mini Mixer pattern, I designed for the issue.  
It is a colorful garland mixing triangle and hexagon motifs.
The June issue full of fun, colorful and gorgeous patterns, perfect preparation for summer.  
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Don’t just take my word for it, see it for yourself!