Amigurumi Pattern: Boom Box Softie

I’m kicking off this year’s Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along with CAL Central Crochet with the Boom Box Softie crochet amigurumi pattern. This cutie makes a great gift for anyone who loves music or who is nostalgic for late 1970s through early 1990s technology. Read on for the pattern and details on how you can join … Read more

Crochet Pattern: Gradient Shells Scarf (with styling suggestions)

I’m releasing a new free crochet pattern every week through December. Each one can be made with 3 skeins of yarn or less, and would make a great gift (for someone else, or as a reward to yourself for all of your holiday crafting!). The Gradient Shells Scarf is a shell stitch scarf crocheted with … Read more

Knit Picks Chroma 2014 Collection

This post contains affiliate links. Last week, Knit Picks released it’s Chroma 2014 Collection, a set of patterns designed to highlight the distinctive colorways of Chroma Worsted. I’m happy to introduce my pattern from the collection, the Symmetrical Scallops Scarf. The sample was knit in Seaweed, which reminds me of the darker green colors we … Read more

FO Friday: Phoenix Sunset

Years ago, I was in a job I didn’t love which required me to travel to Phoenix for a conference.  After a long, dreary day under artificial, hotel conference room lighting, I stepped outside just in time to see a stunning sunset. The beautiful browns, yellows, and oranges really lifted my spirit.  The colors were … Read more

Indie Design Gift-A-Long and New Patterns

If you’re like most crafters I know (myself included), November and December are a frantic dash of gift making.  This year, over 150 independent knitting and crochet designers banded together to host the Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Ravelry, and I’m thrilled to be joining in by offering all of my self-published patterns for 25% off … Read more

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