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Crochet: Afghan block
Inspired by an antique edging published in 1899, called Bee Hive Lace, this 12” block was designed especially for Melinda Miller’s Designer Showcase Crochet-A-Long. It’s an unconventional block and should be considered intermediate level.
Crochet: Poncho
My dear friend Terra casually asked my opinion on what sort of shoulder wrap would suit her. My opinion? My own design, of course, inspired by several antique laces, a field of flowers and an unusual “multi-garment for men” pattern that was published more than a hundred years ago. This wrap can be worn as pictured, covering the shoulders and upp...
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 th...
Crochet: Purse
This pretty shoulder bag is made using the Crown Chevron motif. American terminology is used throughout.
Crochet: Potholder
Wool is such a great insulator, and this 8 inch potholder places layers of felted wool between your hand and your hot pots and pans. It’s also pretty enough to brighten up your kitchen as a hot pad or a wall hanging.
Crochet: Throw
The motif in this afghan was inspired by an antique lace, it’s light and open but solid enough for warmth. It’s a bright, cheerful bit of Springtime with a unique edging.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Although elegant enough for formal wear, this asymmetrical wrap would be equally at ease with business dress or blue jeans. The design was inspired by a century-old lace found in an anonymous antique sampler; the instructions for the original lace are included in this file.
Crochet: Scarf
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: Afghan block
This pattern uses an unusual floral motif, lace, shells and post stitches to create a unique 12 inch square.
Crochet: Floral block
1 Oct 2015: a new version of the pattern, edited for clarity, consistency and format, was uploaded. All stitch counts remain the same and the updated pattern should still work with the patterns that use this one as a base.
Crochet: Scarf
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.
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.
Crochet: Afghan block
This elegant square began with the off-kilter blocks of double crochet from another one of my patterns, and it ended with two optional centers and a cluster/shell stitch that I’ve never seen before. Instructions are given for making a block in a single color; if you prefer to change colors, simply replace the beginning chain with the appropriate...
Crochet: Afghan block
Designed to be a 12 inch block, this pattern uses front post stitches to create a ribbed center set on point and standard, open lacy stitches to frame and contrast the ribbed section.
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: Crochet Hook Holder
This is more a guide than a precise pattern, you will have to make adjustments based upon the size of your container, the yarn and hook you use, and your tension.