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Crochet: Afghan block
Counterpoint is the re-working of the very first block I ever designed. It was inspired by several vintage patterns and worked in DK yarn, this new 12 inch version is intended for use with worsted weight yarn. Those of you who are familiar with my work will recognize the “special stitches”. What you may not know is that the ring of picots in thi...
This is not your grandmother’s afghan stitch! This is Tunisian crochet for all seasons. Although it somewhat resembles Tunisian Simple Stitch, and is just as easy to do, this stitch creates a fabric that is thin, drapes well, and does not curl. Full instructions, with photographs, are provided in the pattern.
The Queen Anne’s Lace motif has been popular for more than a hundred years and can be found in most stitch encyclopedias. Typically, the lace begins and ends with asymmetrical or partial circles. This scarf differs in that it has a full circle at each end and an S-shaped join at the center back.
Crochet: Floral block
Ten petals, simple transitions and just challenging enough to be interesting…This 9 inch square was made using Red Heart Super Saver (Lilac, Dark Plum and Light Raspberry) worsted weight yarn and a size H hook. Super tester, Muffetsmom, used Red Heart Holiday and a size G hook for her 9 inch square. Your size will vary depending upon your ...
Crochet: Floral block
I published a pattern for an afghan square using my loop variation of the crocodile stitch for petals/leaves. This square bears some resemblance to that motif; however, this is actually a complete re-working of the design. The construction has been simplified; the petals/leaves have been tacked down, the background and edge have been changed and...
Crochet: Afghan block, Floral block
There has been some interest lately in using the crocodile stitch in a “flower” afghan block. It is usually worked in rows, not rounds, but the scales look so much like petals that using them in a flower seems an obvious step. This variation on the original stitch is my attempt at incorporating this popular motif into a square, worked-in-the-rou...
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
Well, it’s that time of year again and I need some new fingerless gloves. So, I pulled out my favorite pattern only to discover that I had written it in such a way that only I could follow it. I apologize to anyone who tried to decipher it. This pattern was tested and re-written in more standard terms on 28 Sep 2012.