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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...
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: Wristlet, Cozy - Other
Worked flat and featuring a nearly invisible join, this little wrist bag, made with slip stitch ribbing, will cuddle your yarn cake and keep it safely at hand when you’re crocheting, either in public or at home. The fabric is remarkably stretchy and will accommodate a yarn cake from 50 to 100 grams in weight. To prevent tangling when working “tw...
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: Hanging Ornament, Toy Plant
Made with DK weight yarn, this little pineapple is just 4 inches tall. It was designed in honor of the 2016 CGOA conference in Charleston, SC. The theme for the conference is “pineapples”, which stand for “welcome” and “hospitality”. This one will function as a luggage tag, door hanger, or decoration.
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 ...