What creates a peaceful moment for you? I’ve had a few emotional days lately and some great friends suggested finding a happy place. For me that is often crochet. Another friend, Kate of Crafting Friends Designs, was talking about the new yarn, Red Heart Amore and had me check my local Walmart to see which colors they carried. I was pleasantly surprised at their selection.
I recently designed a hat, shawl and water bottle holder with this simple stitch pattern. I love the look of it and knew I wanted to make a scarf. Red Heart Super Saver Ombre Yarn is my current favorite yarn and it was a great choice for this scarf. I think the “true blue” colorway has a denim look. The yarn is a little lighter
Keeping my ears and face warm this winter have been a constant quest. We have finally gotten a lot of snow, but it has also been colder than usual for long periods of time. Of course, this had to be the year we got our son a puppy. Oila (pronounced oy-la), a female black lab, has lots of energy and taking her on long walks helps
If you are like me, you find yourself needing a gift at the last minute, but spend more time searching for a pattern or the yarn. I love creating patterns that can be made from different yarns. This cowl is one of those. Grab a J hook and any worsted or bulky weight yarn and whip one up in an evening. A Last Minute
I love sashay yarn, but wanted something besides a ruffle scarf. I found the orange and black team spirit and knew I wanted a Halloween super scarf. This pattern can be made using any yarn and hook. Any Super Scarf Click HERE for the pattern and to add it to your Ravelry library. **Variations** Make this in super bulky or worsted weight yarn.
Update: I really like the open weave of this scarf and think it would be beautiful out of worsted weight yarn too. Use your favorite yarn and appropriate size hook for a smaller version of this super scarf. Super scarves are the new BIG thing. This month Red Heart Yarns is featuring awesome super scarves in a blog hop. I am SUPER excited to join in
I love making scarves of all kinds, but especially infinity and mobius scarves (infinity = joined, continuous circle; mobius = has a twist in it so it lays neatly when doubled). This pattern, “Linked Heart to Heart” scarf and cowl, can be created many different ways, from a variety of yarns. The pattern includes a shrug (wider on one edge to slide down over the
Two years ago…wow, time has flown by…I designed a slouchy beanie to “Hide Your Hair“. It is fun and easy to make. I like matching sets and after making another beanie from that pattern, I decided that the repeated section would make a great cowl! I hope you will love it too. Hide Your Neck Cowl Add these patterns to your Ravelry library: Beanie, Cowl Materials
I have been FREEZING! It reminds me of years of coaching soccer and standing on the sidelines during late fall and early spring. We were always cold and looking for ways to keep warm, while showing our team spirit. I wish I had one of these then. I am sure it will come in handy! My husband buys hand warmers by the case (from years
This time each year my local store brings out the Red Heart Holiday yarn. I pick it up, wonder what I would make and set it back down. I am not a huge fan of glittery things, but this year I was determined to try the yarn. There were several choices, including two choices of red, one with silver metallic and one with red. I