Cara Louise Reitbauer

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 5 patterns

The classic crochet pineapple motif meets today’s fun summer fashion accessories!

eBook : 2 patterns

Patterns for Jack and his sister Jackie have been combined, reformatted, and updated.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Neck / Torso - Other
Don’t be afraid of a wardrobe malfunction! This little extra piece will provide a bit of security and a little fashion extra as an insert to a deep neckline without adding a whole extra layer.
Crochet: Cuffs, Bracelet
Smaller projects are great morale boosters!
Crochet: Vest
This pattern was featured in the Design Wars Challenge on Monday August 24, 2015.
Crochet: Other Top
See tips and tricks and all sorts of other good information here on my blog!
Crochet: Cowl
All of my designs start with one question in mind: Is this something I like? It might seem a bit silly, but really, all my patterns have been created for me first, and if others happen to also like it that’s a bonus!
Crochet: Poncho, Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
Fingerless Mitts are sized to fit an ‘average’ woman’s
Crochet: Hanging Ornament, Decorative - Other
Pretty little Laina is the 2014 addition to the Heritage Heartcraft angel choir.
Crochet: Craft - Other
I designed my original finger save because I ended up with a blister right where I like to wrap my thread to keep tension while I’m working.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
There are two versions of this design: the first is intended for use on a plastic egg form and will require inserting the form partway through and finishing with the form in place; the second version is for use on a hardboiled egg, and is removable!
Crochet: Hanging Ornament, Home - Other
I love to create small angel designs which can be completed in only a few hours of work. Delta, one of my earlier designs, seemed to really speak to me that she wanted a big brother.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
This unique design creates 4 different sizes of heart ornaments, decorations, or appliques, simply by ending at any of the 4 noted rounds. You may fasten off and change color at the end of every round if desired. Last page of pattern includes photos after every rnd.
Crochet: Cup / Mug
I have absolutely no idea if there is such a thing as standard paper cup sizing, but this sleeve was designed to fit the 12 ounce cup from my preferred convenience store.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Mini Daisy Decoration - Wilt-free flowers!
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
This ornament was designed during a lovely seashore vacation at Ocean Grove, New Jersey. That quaint little town has such a peaceful Christian spirit pervading it which allows one to contemplate and reflect on the important things of life. Many of the homes boast beautiful Victorian architecture flourishes which I sought to incorporate in this ...
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
This beautiful lacy star will look perfectly at home as a suncatcher in your window or as an ornament on your Christmas tree.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
Sera’s graceful spiral skirt gives her a rather joyful appearance as if she is twirling to a heavenly tune.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
I love to make tiny angels for my mother to hang on her Christmas tree. Many of the existing patterns have either been made for her already or just didn’t appeal to me, so I have begun to design new little angels. This is my 2nd published design.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
This petite angel has a wonderful sun ray design adorning the bottom of her dress and on her halo, hence her name!
Crochet: Containers
I’ve been making small crocheted treasure boxes for about 20 years, but when a good friend requested one for her mother I knew I couldn’t use just the standard pattern I had been using. It needed to be a special piece for a special lady! Read the story here.
Crochet: Bookmark, Hanging Ornament, Applique / Embellishment
This adaptable pattern can be fashioned into several different finished items, including bookmarks, appliques, and hanging ornaments.
Crochet: Bookmark, Hanging Ornament
Worked in wonderful color-changing variegated thread for the body of the cross and a coordinating solid color for the edging, this design brings to mind the classic Rose cathedral windows and the lovely Tiffany stained glass works.
Crochet: Bookmark
In the process of designing my last pattern (My One Skein Summer Hausfrau House Bra) I stumbled onto Tunisian Crochet without knowing what it was! After doing quite a bit more research, I discovered that Tunisian crochet is actually quite closely related in construction to the chainless foundation technique, which is also used in this design.
Crochet: Bracelet
The classic granny square- this time worked in miniature with size 10 crochet thread and small steel crochet hook. Proclaim your love for all things crochet by wearing your heart on your sleeve, or in this case, your granny square on your wrist!
Crochet: Slippers
THE perfect summer slipper pattern, for a barely there, just need a little something, something!
Crochet: Vest, Swimwear
The classic crochet pineapple motif meets today’s fun summer fashion accessory! These pretty pineapples can be worked in any lighter weight category 2 yarn. Take a look at the yarn database for lots of different suggestions.
Crochet: Cuffs, Bracelet
The classic crochet pineapple motif meets today’s fun summer fashion accessory! These pretty pineapples can be worked in any lighter weight category 2 yarn (sport weight). See the Ravelry yarn database for lots of suggestions!
Crochet: Feet / Legs - Other
The classic crochet pineapple motif meets today’s fun summer fashion accessory! These pretty pineapples can be worked in any lighter weight category 2 yarn.
Crochet: Shorts, Swimwear
The classic crochet pineapple motif meets today’s fun summer fashion accessory! These pretty pineapples can be worked in any lighter weight category 2 yarn. Take a look at the yarn database for lots of different suggestions.
Crochet: Headband, Headwrap
The classic crochet pineapple motif meets today’s fun summer fashion accessory! These pretty pineapples can be worked in any lighter weight category 2 yarn.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
I am inspired in many ways by the humble shamrock… from the legend of St. Patrick using it as a metaphor for the Trinity, to the shape of the leaves looking like tiny joined hearts…to the lovely green color which promises that spring is at hand!
Crochet: Bracelet
This pattern is quite intricate and not for the beginning crocheter! I include numerous photos throughout, but still do not recommend this for novices. The photos will however, help the experienced crocheter more easily see stitch placement.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
I don’t know why, but every time I used to draw Easter eggs as a kid they were always zig-zaggy! I looked around for a zig-zaggy type design for an Easter egg and couldn’t find one. After quite a few tries I finally realized that simple sometimes is best and went with just a plain shell stitch, very similar in design to my Stained Glass Cross O...
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
To be successful with this pattern you should know how to start with a ‘Magic’ ring, Crochet in back loop only, and Crochet in bottom loop of chain.
Crochet: Accessories - Other
I made this as a special gift for a very special someone, and realized it’s also perfect for a Mardi Gras or costume party!
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
This pattern uses some advanced stitches (FoundationSingleCrochet stitch, TrebleCrochet, DoubleTrebleCrochet, TripleTrebleCrochet), and there are links to some great instructional videos to help. I also include numerous photos to help sort out any possible confusion as to where stitches are placed.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
This beautiful open leafy filigree pattern is quite simple, using only basic ch, sl st, sc, hdc, and dc stitches.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
The single pattern includes instruction for ONLY the boy angel; 2 head versions, one with a ring and one ‘solid head’. I include photos to help with tricky steps.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
These cross ornaments make me smile every time I make one, and I have been making them for about 30 years now!
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
This design requires that you are familiar with the chainless foundation method, (links to some great video instructions are included!) and uses these stitches:
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
This pattern was designed after being inspired by seeing a similar ornament made of worsted weight yarn. The proportions in the yarn pattern just did not translate well to thread crochet, so I wrote my own!
Crochet: Craft - Other
I designed this item because I have been crocheting so much lately I ended up with a blister right where I like to wrap my thread to keep tension while I’m working! So I made myself a finger wrap to wear instead of going through all my bandaids. The first part was just about the same as a bandaid…even the same color. But I decided to add some b...
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
The single pattern includes instruction for ONLY the girl angel; 2 head versions, one with a ring and one ‘solid head’. I include photos to help with tricky steps.