Crochet Pattern: Serape Shawl

Wearing the Serape Shawl is like wrapping yourself up in a great big hug. (Can you tell I’m smiling underneath it?) This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by WEBS/Valley Yarns. If you like simple projects – some might call it “mindless” crochet – or, if you’re a beginner looking … Read more

Crochet Pattern: Cupcake Hat in 3 sizes (crochet version)

Earlier this year, I shared the free knitting pattern for the Cupcake Hat. Since then, I’ve had requests for the crochet version, and here it is! This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Valley Yarns. You can change the “flavors” of the cupcake by switching up the yarn colors. … Read more

New crochet pattern: Serape Shawl

I’m wrapping up (pun intended) my series of new pattern releases today with the Serape Shawl crochet pattern. Updated: This pattern is now available free here. This jumbo rectangular shawl is perfect for snuggling under on a cold day. It’s crocheted with Valley Yarns Charlemont, a silky smooth blend of merino wool, mulberry silk, and … Read more

Frantic Holiday Crafting Update

On December 1, I set a goal of finishing a project every other day in December.  With just a few days to go, I’m happy to say that I did pretty well. First off, I finished three secret for future publication.  (You can read vague details on my Ravelry project pages here, here, and here.) … Read more

Frantic Holiday Crafting: Finish 3

It’s amazing how a little challenge can make your fingers fly. This is a nice, boring hat for my special guy that I just finished.  I used the same yarn to make a slightly fancier hat a few weeks ago, but in using my secret knit testing tactic (asking him to “try on a hat” … Read more