Karen Whooley

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Crochet: Ankle Sock
Blue Suede Shoes socks are reminiscent of the 1950s era, adding the twist of lace cuffs and beads to make them a bit more modern. Picture these socks in a pair of Mary Jane’s rocking around a soda shop dance floor.
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
The song, Born in the USA always reminded me of my pride of being an American. The down to earth music video that hails Bruce an approachable musician has to be one of my favorites for the 1980s. Born in the USA socks were designed with this in mind. Red white and blue yarn, crocheted in a type of “wave” pattern, giving a nod to America’s heartl...
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
Brown Sugar socks were designed around the very first Rolling Stones song I remember hearing. The color and the style are a bit eclectic. However, I feel that they will become a true classic sock, just like their namesake song!
Crochet: Throw
This pattern was designed for my Daughter. Switching between Panels of Filet Hearts and Crocheted Cables, this afghan works up fast and is beautiful in any Color.
Crochet: Scarf
While this scarf uses cables that look intricate, they are actually very easy to accomplish. The cables are worked on a background of single crochet.
Crochet: Backpack
Super easy to make and a favorite of this site! Crochet Nylon makes it durable. No lining needed. Drawstring closure makes it easy to get in and out of!
Crochet: Sleeveless Top, Pants
A sweet outfit for your little clam digger! This two-piece set is the perfect attire whether searching for treasure on the beach or on the playground. Made with washable cotton means this set will endure endless hours of adventuring. Little girls from twelve months to six years will enjoy these lightweight colorful pieces. A sleeveless striped t...
Crochet: Cowl
Plush, cozy stitches make this cowl warm to wear. Since the cowl is made as a strip then sewn together invisibly in the back, you can use a DK or Fingering weight yarn to lighten it up without losing the plush, cozy feel.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This afghan makes a perfect Christening gift. Worked in Filet Crochet, the center panel boasts a beautiful cross. Edged with traditional crochet and the crocheted rose and leaves can be attached after.
Crochet: Tote
Quick and Easy. Nylon makes it durable, Strap wont stretch
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
Dead Heads socks are designed with the Catherine Wheel, which gives a bit of that tie-dyed look to the fabric using wonderfully bright colored yarn in traditional tie-dye colors
Crochet: Tote
This fun and flirty tote bag is a cinch to make. Drawstring closure Makes it easy to get in and out of. Crochet Nylon Cording makes it durable.
Knitting: Scarf, Stocking
I love the look of knitted squares in just about any way you can make them. Add in that they can be made simply without having to piece motifs together makes them all the more fun to work with.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Evergreen is a simple lesson in shawl-making. Starting with a simple stockinette, to an edge of lacework, the stitches get progressively more open. Worked in a worsted weight yarn it is a fast, easy, and warm knit.
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...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Worked from side to side this triangle shawlette is as fun to make as it is to wear. A leafy edging is applied to the border to add flair and movement. Crocheted in a fingering weight yarn, this shawl will be warm yet light, perfect for draping over your shoulders on a chilly night or for wrapping scarf-like around your neck under a coat.
Crochet: Tote, Market bag (slouchy)
This will be your favorite market bag ever. Made in the Round, this nifty bag actually folds into itself with a button closure for easy packing in your car or purse. Worked in a mesh you can see what you have in the bag, and it will stretch out wide to carry your favorite produce and more. Makes a great knitting bag too.
Crochet: Cardigan
Crocodile stitch adorns the edges of this cardigan turning it into something special. A low open neckline is casual while the set-in sleeves keep the fit comfortable and classic. The silk blend yarn envelopes you in luxury and the all-over texture of the body shows off this beautifully dyed yarn. Cuffs and hem have the look of leaves or petals f...
Crochet: Tote
Using 100% wool in 3 colors that blend (or not!) makes this bag a whole lot of fun. The larger than normal hook makes it a quick project! It’s the perfect bag for a project or plane trip!
Crochet: Baby Blanket
A delightful rainbow of colors! A simple to crochet pattern that includes a traditional granny square series in the center and 2 rainbow panels that use a “granny”-style ripple technique. Wrap your baby in love!
Crochet: Christmas Stocking
Add a little bling to your holiday decorations! This stocking is crocheted from the cuff down, and the stripes are made while carrying the yarn up inside the stocking. No extra ends to weave in! You also can follow the directions using a solid color for the leg and foot to give the stocking a bit of a different look. It is fast to make, just 2-3...
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
Simple, yet elegant, this shell is a great layering piece. Wear it alone as a tank, or over another shirt for added warmth. The Holly Shell will become one of your wardrobe staples. It’s fun texture and sleek lines are an ideal canvas for hand-painted yarns. The silky wool adds just a bit of sheen and a touch of luxury. Pair it with a skirt and ...
Crochet: Cowl, Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is retired
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Silk is one of the most luxurious yarns to knit with.  Indulge yourself in these one skein silk mitts. 
Crochet: Cowl
The combination of mohair and a luminous sequin component yarn in this lighter than air cowl glows as it the light touches it. Worked in the round, you can make it in one evening. Perfect for a trip to the store or a night on the town.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl was the 2017 Mystery Shawl Crochet A Long pattern (Feb 2017)
Crochet: Afghan block
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Crochet: Throw
Wonderful Ripples using Dark and Light shades of 6 different colors separated by basic black.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Made from side to side, this bandit style shawl will become one of your go to favorites! Perfect for hand-dyed lace weight yarn, you will crochet up the plain center field first and then without cutting the yarn add the 6 row edging.
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: Shawl / Wrap
This stunning shawlette is the perfect accessory for your favorite dress or to spice up a tee or tank. Worked in fingering weight yarn, the shawlette is light weight and perfect for those cool nights. Work it up in a solid color for an everyday accessory. Or for something really special, use a fingering yarn with beads or a metallic filament
Crochet: Cardigan
This gorgeous cardigan is the perfect layering
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
The elegance of Pineapples and the bling of sequins, this shawl will wrap you up in a bit of both. The pattern works up quickly, the shaping helps it stay on your shoulders. It makes a great holiday wrap or can dress up jeans for a night on the town. It will be a classic staple in your wardrobe for sure.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Lace yarn makes this shawl light to wear. Pineapple Lace is worked from the center out one side at a time so that both sides of the shawl look the same. Perfect for the holidays or any chilly evening
Crochet: Skirt
Gorgeous Pineapple lace edges this calf-length skirt. Made from the top down, the skirt features a covered elastic waistband and gently increases to create hip shaping. Pineapple Lace edging gives a hint of romance.
Crochet: Pullover
This gorgeous top down tunic is a fast crochet! Worked in one piece, there are no seams to sew! Lace weight yarn makes it lighter than air to wear. Perfect over leggings or a pencil skirt for a more dramatic look.
Crochet: Throw
This Afghan was designed in Memory of my Nonna, Mary Parducci, who taught me to crochet.
Crochet: Mid-calf Socks
Purple Rain socks were designed to inspire that same feeling. The heliotrope – purple color along with the spike stitches evokes that feeling of Rock ‘n Roll edgy-ness from the era of which they are named for. I’m taking my pair to the nearest dance club…
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The meandering cable in the middle of the colorwork of this shawl give the illusion of complexity, when in reality it is really quite simple. Garter stitch panels with increases done in every other row. A simple four-stitch cable and striping color work in the middle of the shawl give a little bit of WOW.
Crochet: Purse
Simply elegant. Made all in one piece (No SEWING!) this bag can be worked up in just one evening!
Knitting: Brimmed Hat, Cloche Hat
This fun hat is worked with both a beautiful color changing yarn and a reflective thread. Both will turn heads while out on walks during the day or night. Add a funky button and this hat will quickly become your favorite winter accessory. Worked in a chunky yarn, this quick knit is perfect for gift giving. Make one for yourself and one for each ...
Crochet: Scarf
This lusciously thick scarf made with DK weight yarn is a favorite go-to accessory. Deceptively intricate looking, creating the reversible fabric is actually very simple, and there are no ends to weave in at color changes. Switch up the look by using monochromatic colors, drastically contrasting colors, or even school or team colors.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
Yes! They are crocheted! Working with a cozy merino wool and a size H Knook, you can easily work up these gauntlets in one piece. The only seam required is the side opposite the thumb. Make a pair in a weekend!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Made with a vintage stitch pattern, this shawl zigs and zags gracefully around your shoulders. It’s worked in two identical pieces starting with a shared foundation in the center back. This soft, sock-weight yarn is light and airy while remaining warm and cozy. Bunch it up to wear as a scarf in the winter or drape it around your shoulders for su...
Crochet: Vest
NOTE: Hook Size is 12.00 mm
Crochet: Purse
Fun and flirty for an evening out. Durable Nylon Cording makes it strong and adds a soft shimmer to the simple design. Make one in every color!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This bandit style shawl is worked from side to side in one piece, including the lace. It is completely reversible so no matter how you wear it you will love it. It’s a fast crochet, perfect for a cool spring night.
Crochet: Throw
This afghan is perfect to use up your left over yarn. Worked up in simple single crochet and double crochet, the center panel reminds me of a stained glass window.
Crochet: Shrug / Bolero, Vest
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Crochet: Tote
Knitting: Scarf
The rippling wave stitch pattern of Summer Waves Scarf will remind you of summer on a chilly day. A fast knit using a simple 12 stitch repeat, it uses only one skein of sport weight yarn. The edging is created at the same time so you only have two ends to weave in. Take a memory of summer with you as you wrap yourself in beautiful Summer Waves.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
“Tanglement“ is a fancy word for “mesh”. The name fits the shawl beautifully. When looking at the stitches they “tangle” into each other, producing a gorgeous mesh of color.
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
This casual tank features a softly undulating stitch pattern reminiscent of ocean waves. Its simple shape makes this a versatile piece that can be worn dressed up or down. Worked in a sumptuous silk and seacell yarn, this shell has a drape and movement. The stitch pattern is interesting without being fussy. And the subtle tones of the yarn add t...
Crochet: Throw
Tranquil Waves came about when my husband asked me for an Afghan that looked like the ocean. This was the result!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This beautiful shawl is crocheted in a lace weight yarn that gives beautiful drape and flow. The airy shell pattern undulates from narrow to wide and back again to give you the illusion of waves. Edged with a similar pattern this shawl is wide enough to cover you on a chilly day.
Crochet: Tube Sock
We Are The Champions socks were designed with the sports theme in mind. As 2012 is an Olympics year the colors of Gold, Silver and Bronze were used in the yarn. Tube sock style, they are simple socks to make, with just a hint of looped cables signifying team-work.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
This fun winter hat was designed while listening to and named for one of my favorite piano pieces, called Lullaby for Two Moons by David Bryan. The bulky weight yarn allows this hat to be worked up quickly and keeps you head warm in the coldest weather.