Cirsium Crochet

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Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Simple two-row repeat works up quickly from the bottom up. Use as much or as little yarn as you have on hand to customize your size. It’s finished off with a sweet 3 row edging.
Crochet: Costume
Screen mesh material needed to complete the eyes.
Crochet: Cowl
This sweet little number is perfect for a one-skein project. Use variegated yarn or yarn with long color changes for dramatic effect.
Crochet: Tutorial
Crocheted cables are beautiful. They are full of texture and movement and add considerable interest to projects. However, they have been given short shrift because of some less than appealing qualities, most notably the difficulty in keeping stitch counts correct as you skip over the stitches behind the post stitches and the holes created in th...
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
Let summer breezes cool you off while still getting shade from the sun. The lace insert on this hat is not only decorative but is also very functional!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This lovely shawl, reminiscent of birds flying in their great formations to warmer lands, will give you just a smidge of luxurious warmth to carry you through the blustery winter into the sunnier days of spring.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These sweet little mitts work up quickly with an easy to memorize (but lovely!) 2 row repeat. Make them as long or as short as you like. Instructions are included to make the mitts larger or smaller for your own custom fit.
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
Keep cool while keeping the sun off your face: the beautiful lace inserts and lovely and functional!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This cabled beauty starts off with a single crochet through front loop only main body that is worked side-to-side. Sweetly decorative cables are added to the top and bottom edges.
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
This brimmed hat is a beautiful spring and summer accessory that will keep the sun out of your eyes without making your head over-hot. The lace is not just lovely, but is functional as well!
Crochet: Tutorial
Cables are gorgeous in and of themselves, but sometimes you want to do a little more with them, like add some color. Using the ghost stitch to make crocheted cables has an added benefit of making color changes so very easy, and it keeps the back side of the work neat and tidy with no holes.
Crochet: Poncho, Shawl / Wrap
Are you planning to enjoy chilly seaside evenings? Do you want a little extra layer, but it’s not quite cold enough for a coat? Then this is the piece for you- a short and sweet shoulder warmer/poncho. A little, light cabling keeps things interesting and gives good practice leading up to more challenging cable patterns.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
If you love the warm, squishy thickness of cables, you’ll love this pattern! Not for the newbie (sorry!), this fabulous hat will challenge your cabling skills without being too daunting.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These dainty fingerless mitts are a lovely addition to that special outfit. Sunday dress, weddings, Steampunk costume- you name it, these can fit the bill perfectly.
Crochet: Cowl
This cabled cowl is a match for any winter cold that could come at you!
Crochet: Cape
A cape sweet enough for any fairy-tale! Lacy and fun, this piece is sure to please.
Crochet: Cloche Hat
This winter essential is a cute project that uses one skein of bulky yarn and a large hook for super fast results. Embellish with your favorite decorative button or large flower for extra style.
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
This brimmed sunhat is pretty as well as functional. The brim keeps the sun’s rays out of your eyes and protects delicate face skin, and the lace pattern lets out heat to keep you cooler.
Crochet: Scarf, Cowl, Collar
This delicate beauty adds style with just a touch of warmth with the insulating qualities of kid merino and mohair.
Crochet: Tutorial
Cables are delightful in the fact that you can twist them and turn them and go over and under to create an unlimited number of unique looks.
Crochet: Scarf
Warm up with this luscious, thick scarf with meandering cables to give texture and handsome detail. A photo-tutorial gives instructions on how to eliminate the holes normally created by crocheted cables, so there is a perfectly solid back-side to the scarf-- no wind or cold will be slipping through this fabric!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is based on the shawl worn by Saffron in the episode “Our Mrs. Reynolds” in the TV show Firefly. Using still-shots of the TV show, I tried my best to replicate the classic chevron lace that composes this shawl. To be absolutely true to the show, the yarn from the still-shots looks like it would be a cranberry color brushed acrylic ...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This lovely lace stole is wonderful for dressing up a casual outfit or wearing to an elegant event. The center panel is worked from a foundation chain outwards in both directions for balance and symmetry. An impressive bobble/picot edging is added after, worked in the round.
Crochet: Scarf
Handsome cables lend a sophisticated appeal to this cushy scarf. The pattern includes a photo-tutorial to show how to eliminate the holes you normally find with crocheted cables, so there is no chance of chilly breezes finding their way in!
Crochet: Headband
Wear beautiful summer flowers in your hair with this lovely little headband. Even better, it uses a sewn piece of elastic to make it more comfortable and less likely to catch or pull hair.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These sweet fingerless mitts evoke an elegance that I sometimes wish was still a part of every day life. Use these mitts to add the finishing touch to that special outfit, or use them as a beautiful and practical way to keep your hands warm in too-cool offices.
Crochet: Convertible Gloves
Flip-top mittens that combine the warmth and coverage of a full mitten with the convenience of fingerless mitts. These are started at the wrist with side-to-side ribbing and then worked upwards towards the fingertips. The split-single crochet gives a denser, sturdier fabric with a knit look. The spike stitches give texture and interest.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Split single crochet gives a sturdy fabric with a knit-like look while Spike stitches add texture and interest. Easy to work up with the help of photo-tutorials, it makes a fabulous winter hat!
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Worked from the top down, a beautiful, swirling snowflake pattern is created with crocheted cables. Challenge your skills and have a fabulous seasonal hat to show for it!
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap, Edging, Chart
The Solomon Knot or Lovers Knot is such a simply beautiful, delicate stitch. Its open-airiness is the perfect accessory for those too-hot days of late spring and summer.
Crochet: Headband
Not only gorgeous, but functional too! Show off an intricate lace pattern that you made while having hair conveniently held out of the way. This headband uses a sewn-in elastic at the back for further comfort and to protect hair from being pulled or tangled in ties or buttons.
Crochet: Hair accessories, Headband
“There is no greater adornment for a woman than the beauty of her own hair” unless, of course, that hair is stylishly held back with a gorgeous lace headband made with skill and a fabulous color thread! You don’t have to worry about hair catching in ties or tangling on buttons, either-- this pattern uses sewn-in elastic for a better, more comfo...
Crochet: Headband
Headbands never go out of style. Wide and then thin and then back again. This thin headband has a cluster-stitch repeat that has strength and beauty. A sewn-in elastic closure protects your hair from being caught in ties or tangled in buttons.
Crochet: Cowl, Hats - Other
Sometimes the winter cold is so biting that you want more than just a hat, more than just a cowl- Enter, the hooded cowl.
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
My favorite time of the year is when the roses start to bloom. They come as early as March when the first warm rays of spring bathe the flower beds and last through the summer until finally autumn’s chill tucks them in for the winter. But roses require work to come up beautifully year after year, which means you need something to keep the sun o...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is a lovely little bit of warmth for cooling temps. A symmetric triangle shawl, it’s a quick, 6-row repeat that is easily memorized and flies by. An elaborate edging keeps things interesting.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful shawl is a simple, easy to memorize 3-row repeat that just flies by until the edging. It finishes with a spectacular show of clusters and picots. This lovely shawl is great to add warmth during the chill of winter while looking forward to spring’s renewal.
Crochet: Costume, Hats - Other
Sweet little crown with tulips all around-- perfect for a photo prop or for little girl’s dress up. Works up to be about 5 inch diameter.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is a top-down crescent shawl that features a sweet little parliamentary of cabled owls perched on the bottom edge. Block it gently for a warm winter shawl, or block it even more open for a light and lacy spring/summer accessory.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A sweet summery piece reminiscent of a field of wild berries, this scarf/shawl works up fast but is never boring. It’s a side-to-side asymmetric shawl that can be made with any size yarn and is perfect for one-skein projects or those smaller or unknown quantities of yarn.
Crochet: Cowl, Hats - Other
My daughter always chooses stylish jackets that have no hood, and when winter winds come whipping, she wishes she had chosen function over style. So, I came up with this lovely hood that tucks well into the neck of her jacket and protects her precious head from the chill.