Nicole Bencker

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Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
One of the things I look forward to most about autumn is candy corns being for sale in stores. Now they come in every flavor and color combo you can dream up but I still love the plain old honey flavored ones with the classic white-orange-yellow colors. When I was thinking of fall items to make for my shop and new patterns to create, the candy c...
Crochet: Scarf
Fall is in the air and one of my favorite things to wear in the fall is a scarf. Skinny, chunky, fancy, fluffy; it doesn’t really matter. This is a simple scarf to make, in fact you only need to know three crochet stitches: slip stitch, chain and half-double crochet. The chunky yarn makes it really warm and the yarn is super, super soft. If you ...
Crochet: Earflap Hat
The Favorite Team Football Helmet was inspired by my almost 6-year-old son. He loves football just like his dad and will be playing football for the first time this fall. This completely customizable hat can be made in any colors to show your team spirit for any team. I also include ideas for adding letters, numbers and mascots to the sides of t...
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
I don’t know about you but I am so excited that football season is upon us! We were watching some of the pre-season pro games this past weekend. This little football applique is a really easy way to decorate any hat, blanket, or other item to show your love of football. Make hats and blankets in your favorite team’s colors to really show off yo...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
The Football Beanie can be made in traditional colors of brown and white or make it in your favorite team’s colors. You can add even more color by making the stripes and laces different colors. I love this hat for those who love football but want to represent their team without wearing head-to-toe team gear. It is a simple beanie that is fast to...
Crochet: Headband
A friend’s baby wore a headband with a teeny tiny crocheted flower on it and I have been obsessed with the idea ever since. Not to mention that I am expecting my own little girl in a few short weeks. This headband is perfect for newborn pictures or for every day. It is made of a mohair/polyester blend and is soft and is comfortable for baby to w...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
The Basic Striped Beanie is a simple pattern that you can whip up in less than 2 hours. It is unisex in construction and is a great hat for newborns through adults. It can be highly personalized with the number of stripes and colors. I originally designed this pattern for charity beanies but found that I loved the pattern so much, I use it quite...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
I have been loving all of the handmade spring items I’ve been seeing lately. The flowers, animals, and bright spring colors are really getting me in the mood for Spring (even though it just snowed here this morning). Even my tulips and lilies are starting to sprout but we just don’t seem to want to get rid of winter around here yet. Make a simpl...
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
I wrote this pattern originally for a Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon and also one for World Down Syndrome Day (March 21st). To see the full blog post, visit http://coliescrochet.com/2014/03/20/living-the-good-life-.... And with that I bring you a guest blogger, Mardra Sikora, a local blogger, writer, and advocate. I...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
The Cross-stitch Rose Beanie is a simple beanie-style or cloche hat in construction but add in the art of cross-stitch and it really puts it over the top. The hat features a rose that you crochet and then cross-stitch the rose design on afterwards. It is worked in sc to form the grid for the cross-stitch design. Inspired by Valentine’s Day, I cr...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Last year, I designed the Leprechaun Beanie for my son after I made him a bobble beard hat. I loved the beard so much; I wanted to design a different beanie to go with it for St. Patrick’s Day. Now that my daughter is no longer a baby, I saw the need to add a little something for her as well.