Have you ever…

browsed the Crochet Books at your local library! Occasionally I will search my library catalog to see the available Crochet books. This is one of the latest new to me books… I have always loved going to the library. Growing up in a small town, we would ride our bikes to the library all theContinue reading “Have you ever…”

Zen Mandala

If you subscribe to Simply Crochet in Issue 105 you will find my latest design, the Zen Mandala! It is a meditative pattern with clusters, mesh lace and a bit of surface crochet! This design is also quick to make for it to make the issue I had to get is done and sent offContinue reading “Zen Mandala”

Operation Snowflake

Each year to give as gifts to family and friends, I make snowflakes. I give one to each of my co-workers, which works well for remembering how many years I have worked at the library. They are a token of my love and appreciation. Generally I make about 50-60 or more. Quick 2-3 round snowflakesContinue reading “Operation Snowflake”

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 nineContinue reading “Starting today!!”

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 BeanieContinue reading “Beanie, Caps, Hats”

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 patternsContinue reading “Hello! A little bit about me…”

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.    Click Here to Subscribe! Don’t just takeContinue reading “Mini Mixer Garland”

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring! The days are getting warmer, and the sun is shining.  Yesterday it snow in the morning and by the afternoon the sun was shining that is how the weather rolls in Wisconsin. It is time to think about light weight crochet wearables, lacy scarves and cowls.  Short sleeve tops and three-quarter sleeve cardisContinue reading “Happy Spring!”

Crochet Fashion at CGOA

 This year I attended my first CGOA conference and I had a fantastic time. It was a great experience that I highly recommend to anyone thinking about doing it. You meet so many people, learn a variety of techniques and get inspired to create more. And the best place to show your crochet wear isContinue reading “Crochet Fashion at CGOA”