Karen Whooley

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Crochet: Afghan block
My mom has a green thumb. Camellias were in abundance in our yard in all colors, but the pinks were my favorites! Originally designed in 2001 for a square exchange, this square reminds me of all the beautiful flowers in our yard.
Crochet: Cardigan
The name of this pattern comes from the colors I used, and that fact it is sock yarn. I think about the 1950s and “sock hops” and cherry colas! The pattern is a classic cardigan yet with modern features that will always keep it in fashion – unlike the old soda shops!
Crochet: Cowl
Got that one skein of gradient yarn that just wants to show off its colors? Coastal Cowl will do that for you. Using a fingering weight gradient of about 450 yards this cowl can be made in just a weekend.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
One of the exclusive patterns for Camp Yarnover Truck 2017.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This Fair Isle Hat pattern is designed using traditional motifs from the Island of Fair Isle, which is off the coast of Scotland. I have always loved the look of the traditional motifs from that area of the world. This hat is perfect for winter skiing, snowboarding or any other winter sports. It is worked in the round, using a colorwork techniqu...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Imaginant brings together the ideas of a shawl worked side-to-side, worked all in one piece and includes the edging as part of each row. Once you have completed the pattern, the shawl is done! (Who likes to weave in a lot of ends?) Imaginant is easy to customize in length and depth by adding or reducing the number of repeats so it truly can be y...
Crochet: Cowl, Stocking
Glistening circles of color embedded in a soft sea of white reminds me of gorgeous colorful gems sitting on a snowy white bank. The set is worked in the round using my Fair-Isle Crochet technique and worsted weight yarn. And you will love that it is adjustable so you can make the cowl as long wide as you want and the hat fit any size head. Make ...
Crochet: Scarf
Lacy was designed earlier this year for a local event who does a stitch along and display every year! I was thrilled to be asked to design the crochet version!
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
If you are new to crocheting socks, these are the perfect beginner socks. They are a basic cuff-down sock pattern but you get to customize it!
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
If you are new to crocheting socks, these are the perfect beginner socks. They are a basic toe-up sock pattern but you get to customize it!
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
Moonlight Socks are a cuff down crocheted sock that are fast to make and can really fit your feet perfectly. The simple cluster stitch in the leg gives a lacy look while the extended single crochet in the main body of the foot creates a comfortable and stretchy walking surface. Because they are so fast to make, you are going to want to make a p...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was the 2017 Mystery Shawl Crochet A Long pattern (Feb 2017)
Crochet: Pullover
This darling sweater is perfect for that little boy in your life. Fingering weight yarn makes this charming pullover very lightweight – so it’s perfect from fall through spring! Sized from 12 months to a 6, the “V”-neckline is flattering on every one of your little guys.
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
Looking for an easy-to-wear rustic piece? This tank is an oversized classic with a bit of a modern edge. Using Tunisian crochet, the two pieces are worked from side to side and with increasing and decreasing that give it an modern tunic look. Perfect for the sun with a tank and jeans or wear it with long sleeves over slacks or a skirt.
Crochet: Afghan block
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Crochet: Throw
Ocean Throw reminds me of a clear, sunny day on the beach. The stitch pattern is a very simple zig-zag stitch that gives the impressions of waves, and the colors are the gorgeous blues and greys of the water. With just a 4 row repeat for this project, you can adjust the length and the width to suit your needs I give you all the details in the pa...
Crochet: Cowl
Pasadena is famous for their colorful parade in the New Year. The beautiful roses - pinks and yellows - in varying shades of this cowl remind me of that time of year. Made in a simple two row repeat even a beginning crocheter can make this scarf quickly. Adding fun buttons make this stylish cowl a treat to wear.
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
Piquant is fast, fun, and has just a hint of texture in the leg to make the socks interesting. Customize the length of the socks to your liking on both the foot and on the leg – just add or subtract repeats! Piquant is meant to fit snugly with negative ease. This helps the sock stay on your foot and fit comfortably in your shoe. Made from the t...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Pretentious is a study of texture and color. Using 2 gradient kits and working them together by starting on the dark end of the spectrum with one and the lightest on the other, this shawl packs a colorful punch. Using a combination of plain, textured and lacework fabric, Pretentious is a project that you will never want to put down. Try it in y...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Provincial is a timeless shawl that takes us back to a time that was more colonial and simple. Beautiful lace panels are interspersed with plain double crochet to create a beautiful play of elegant simplicity. Perfect for a gradient lace weight yarn – but you could really make it shine in a tonal or use different colors for each panel to create ...
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
Riven Socks are wonderfully simple to make and are what I think to be the perfect socks for warmer weather because of the open work used in the leg and the foot. Although the name implies that fabric is torn, the holes in the pattern are intentional and actually allow for better-fitting socks in the long run. Don’t let the look of the socks-in-...
Crochet: Vest, Brimmed Hat
Rock Around The Clock is reminiscent of the newsboys of the 40s and 50s. The vest is made all in one piece with faux pockets. Simple stitches make it a fast crochet.
Crochet: Throw
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Crochet: Pullover
Sweet Shop Pullover is my newest pattern and a very sweet sweater for your little one!
Crochet: Knee-highs, Mid-calf Socks
Tilt socks are toe-up style crochet socks with a simple slanted cable pattern that is reversed on the opposite foot. This results in a beautiful unisex sock that everyone will love. Gorgeous in solid and tonal yarns, this sock is also a charming pattern in variegated, handpainted or long striping yarns.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sometimes it’s all about garter stitch! This darling shawl is a quick knit in fingering weight yarn. Worked from side to side with the edging worked at the same time, you can’t help wanting to knit just one more repeat.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Xanthopsia in its true definition means all things appear to be seen in yellow. This sunny shawl will make all of your days feel like summer. With an easily adjustable pattern (just add or reduce the number of  row repeats) to make it the length and width you would like it to be, Xanthopsia will become a favorite for every season – and any colo...