Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Afghan block
Interesting stitch pattern adapted from Darla Sim’s stitch pattern #98, worked in round on one side instead of back and forth as she does it.
Crochet: Edging, Stitch pattern
NOVEMBER 2014: IN TESTING
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread, Baby Blanket
Featuring the introduction to the Maggie Muggins Mystery Afghan CAL for 2014.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
Super Sampler Baby Blanket sure to excite any new mother as a present for her baby, this gorgeous sampler also makes a wonderful gift for a nursing home resident or for a stunning accessory throw for your couch or favorite armchair.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Tutorial, Afghan block
IN TESTING PHASE
Crochet: Afghan block
Part of the MYSTERY OBSERVANCE SERIES in my group, Muggins’ Magic Hang-out.
Crochet: Yarmulke
IN TESTING UNTIL MARCH 16, 2014. Make at your own risk :)
Crochet: Yarmulke
Tested and approved pattern.
Crochet: Afghan block
Block 16/16 of the Muggin’s Observational Series for 2013/14, this block is my take on the old standby, pineapples! I’ve worked up two variations, and they do not start the same, but they look very similar, one in 9” and the other in a 12” block.
Crochet: Tutorial
This is the pattern for the
Crochet: Tutorial
Simple single crochet chain edge tutorial.
Knitting: Cardigan
Classic! Shawl-collared classic cardigan styled for the little ones. Generous sizing allowance and fit for boys and girls with optional buttonhole placement, optional pockets, optional striping! Complete tutorial as side pdf includes many techniques and tips for success. We tested this with rank beginners in my group, and they were able to make ...
Crochet: Afghan block
Part of the Mystery Observational Series for Muggin’s Magic Hang-Out Mystery CAL for 2013-2104.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
VISION IMPAIRED VERSIONS also available
Crochet: Afghan block
Winter Solstice ‘Oh, Starry Night’ 9” and 12”
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Afghan block
BIGPRINT file also available for vision-impaired.
Knitting: Cowl, Mittens, Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
‘hemisphere’
Crochet: Afghan block
Part of the Mystery Observational Series for my group Mystery Afghan.
Crochet: Afghan block
Part of the Mystery Observational Series for 2013/14 in my group.
Knitting: Tutorial
Joining in a new skein of yarn in the middle of a row in knitting is really intimidating, particularly if you are working with acrylic yarn, and don’t have the options that wool does.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
If you belonged to the KAL, please PM me and I’ll send you a free copy.
Crochet: Afghan block
Interesting block construction sure to keep your interest. Part of the Mystery Observational Series in my group for 2013-2014.
Crochet: Afghan block
Summer Solstice
Crochet: Afghan block
Advanced techniques for this odd kind of block I designed a few years ago. I didn’t really like it then, but I decided to publish it anyway. Maybe someone will make it, just for fun, and just to challenge themselves.
Crochet: Tutorial, Afghan block
Block #2 of my Mystery Observational Series in my group.
Knitting: Afghan block
This is a remake/rewrite of a vintage pattern called Square in the Form of a Cross published in 1899 in The Trove (Australia). The original was missing some instructional material and some whole rounds, and was very difficult to follow. The idea is not mine but I think you’ll find my instructions much easier to work with.
Crochet: Afghan block
Interesting construction, this block was originally designed as a block for The Unique Sheep and was revised to be useful as an afghan block in worsted weight.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Afghan block
Pretty Mock Smocked pattern with lots of texture adds interest to afghan blocks and would also make a wonderful textured dishcloth in cotton.
Crochet: Tutorial
This is the tutorial ONLY for the pattern
Crochet: Tutorial
TUTORIAL ONLY -- you must download the following to work the tutorial. Please credit the original pattern in your projects.
Crochet: Afghan block
A unique crochet floral framed afghan block, presented as Mystery Observance Series in My Group, Spring Equinox/Easter, 2013
Crochet: Tutorial
Detailed photo tutorial
Crochet: Tutorial
Slip Stitch Invisible Join edge tutorial for crochet
Crochet: Tutorial, Afghan block
Re-write and tutorial on Vintage pattern
Crochet: Tutorial, Afghan block
Re-write and tutorial on Vintage pattern
Crochet: Afghan block
Originally designed for The Unique Sheep as December’s Block in fingering yarn, I adapted the pattern to more suitability to worsted weight yarn and changed the final rounds for sizing.
Crochet: Afghan block
Designed as an alternate to Curmudgeon for swaps and afghans requiring a block with fewer open spaces.
Crochet: Tutorial, Afghan block
Part of MOOGLY 2014 CAL #23
Knitting: Mittens, Earflap Hat
Skill Level--Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Knitting: Ankle Sock, Slippers
Pretty socks knit top-down in the round with mirrored cables. Work up quickly in worsted weight yarn at 6 st/inch. You could also use a sport/dk if you can get that gauge with them. I use these as slippers! they are quick to knit and comfortable to wear!
Crochet: Tutorial
It’s a big photo-intense file--26 pages. You can:
Crochet: Afghan block
12” Mystery Block presentation, ultimately turned into a full design. Each day from Jan 28, 2013, to Feb 2, 2013, a new ‘CLUE’ was added to the pdf.
Crochet: Tutorial, Afghan block
Tutorial only as BAWL 36. Now linked by designer to her original pattern page.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Afghan block
Interesting Blister Stitch pattern makes a unique addition to a textured afghan project or a nice scrubbie dishcloth. Excellent for swap exchanges, made in heavier worsted yarn, it works up to 9”. Instructions are also provided for working a crocheted chain edge.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Gorgeous textured canterbury bells pattern interspersed with tendrils that decrease carefully to the middle and form a star shaped decrease with vines and pretty twists.
Crochet: Tutorial, Afghan block
Detailed Tutorial on Sally Ives’ Block Framed Flower.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Afghan block
Beautifully detailed lace tulip design surrounded by seed stitch borders is sure to please. It’s a little more challenging than it looks. Chart provided, written instructions with chart. Pretty!
Knitting: Afghan block
Fairly detailed pattern block with cute result.
Knitting: Coaster, Potholder, Washcloth / Dishcloth
Learn to Double-Knit with me in tutorial format lessons presented on my group pages ‘Muggins Magic Hang-Out’. Start small with a potholder (about 6”) and ultimately, we’ll progress to double-knitting in the round, and other exciting things! Features video links and research material that I find appropriate -previewed and ...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Afghan block
Beginner Instruction for the Hazelnut Stitch pattern surrounded by Seed Stitch border. Detailed instructions, including definitions of stitches used, and how to work them. Detailed instructions on expanding the block, and notes on construction.
Knitting: Afghan block
Inspired by the swirl of, and created during the week of, Hurricane Sandy. Interesting Vortex construction, worked in triangles on each ‘base’ of stitches, and then joined at the corners as you work. Ingenious!
Knitting: Afghan block
Gorgeous adaptation of a stitch pattern from Heather
Crochet: Afghan block
So much fun, this Radioactive Warning Sign is really not as easy to make as it looks. But it’s a cool nerdy block and would appeal in other colours as well!
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Scrubber
So cute! An interesting dishcloth leaf, worked flat from an I-cord base stem, and then picked up in the round on a circular needle to form the ruffle (instead of knitting the ruffle part side-ways).
Crochet: Tutorial, Afghan block
Tutorial only. Please download or access Priscilla Hewitt’s original pattern ’NORDIC STAR’ before you download this tutorial.
Crochet: Tutorial
Pattern Tutorial for Priscilla Hewitt’s Velvet and Lace Block. Detailed instructions and photos, and options for finishing to 9” with heavier worsted weight yarn. Original tutorial designed for the BAWL Vanna’s Choice Group on Ravelry. Please download original pattern to follow tutorial.
Knitting: Afghan block
Short rowing technique and unique method of color work creates a near seamless (the last row is seamed to the beginning but easily with tutorial) block that’s sure to please. Detailed tutorial outlines a method for a 12” block, but the adaptation to a 9” block is easily made.
Crochet: Afghan block
Intermediate difficulty afghan block with several rounds of stitching through the back loops which create a sunrise effect. Changing colors at different points will create a dramatically different look.
Crochet: Tutorial, Afghan block
Pattern by Melinda Hobgood, Tutorial to change pattern to a 9” block for BAWL (Block A Week Long) group in VCFC. Two Versions of pattern available. Please download the ORIGINAL PATTERN to work the TUTORIAL.
Crochet: Afghan block
Challenging--overlay and post stitches, attention to counts and rounds required, multiple round switching
Crochet: Tutorial
This is a TUTORIAL ONLY. You must download the pattern from
Knitting: Ankle Sock, Slippers
Slippers knit flat with short-rowing in garter for top flap, then joined in round for leg, heel and instep/gusset, on dpn’s or ‘Magic Loop’. You could also use two circulars. Standard pigeon slip-stitch heel, decreased back to gusset and standard Kitchener grafted toe. Sized comfy fit to be worn over socks.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
MOSAIC KNITTING is not Fair Isle or Stranded work, and depends solely on slipping stitches. You work with only ONE color of yarn at a time!! Each color is worked for 2 rows--a forward pass and a return row. They are both worked on the same stitches, but you slip with the yarn in different directions on the return pass. You can work both ‘k...
Knitting: Afghan block
Very detailed instructions for great little 9” afghan block. Excellent for swaps. Crochet edging option. Nice cables and seed st borders (option to garter edges).
Knitting: Tutorial, Afghan block, Stitch pattern
Mosaic Knitting is the easiest most fun thing in knitting that creates the most spectacular results for so little effort! This block is no exception. Based on one of Barbara Walker’s Stitch Mosaic patterns, the pattern offers photo tutorial assistance--in the BAWL thread. (starts July 26, 2012). TUTORIAL
Crochet: Afghan block
Rather open work in the middle, this Merganser Duck Bill inspired block is sure to please! The instructions include both solid color and 2-color versions, with options for each. There are no difficult stitches--
Crochet: Afghan block
CUTE 9” version of my original Cat’s Claw, especially for BAWL VCFC group on Ravelry.
Crochet: Afghan block
Block presented as BAWL (Block a Week ‘Long) for the Vanna’s Choice Fan Club on Ravelry as Block #1. Pretty flower with options to enclose, tack, or otherwise change to suit the crocheter. 9” square with 29 st per finished edge. Tutorial available as a separate pdf, and in a manageable size for downloading! PM ME FOR BAWL CODE.
Crochet: Afghan block
Cute puff stitch patterning for a textured afghan block. Done in 9” size, adaptable to bigger. Available as 12” version in same link.
Crochet: Afghan block
The 12” version of Dalliance; a great little afghan block
Crochet: Afghan block
Interesting puff stitch construction forms a really attractive textured block.
Crochet: Afghan block
Rated Intermediate to Advanced--highly textured and a little bit challenging, using cables/popcorns/and surface slip stitches with invisible joins and fine finishing techniques. There is a detailed photo tutorial as a separate pdf. I’m willing to help--just PM me for links to resources or tutorials.
Crochet: Afghan block
Interesting construction. Block originally designed for The Unique Sheep as part of their BAM Club in 2012
Crochet: Afghan block
Pattern written in American Terms Intermediate to Advanced pattern--please use the tutorial if you are a beginner!
Crochet: Throw, Bedspread, Baby Blanket
This pattern was the original ‘Mystery’ghan’ in the Vanna’s Choice Fan Club. It is almost all worked in the round, with only a very minimal amount of seaming for the little corner squares, so works up quite quickly!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Earflap Hat
Classic Earflaps with I-cord tasseled cords, simply stranded and colour striped. Earflaps are double thickness for warmth, and are worked like sock toes but to the I-cord point, so no seaming required!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This staghorn/whale spine/horseshoe cable hat was developed to mimic the cables in the infamous Beer Gloves, and the decreasing at the top is strategic enough to flow smoothly. Worked in the round on circulars or Magic Loop/dpn’s as desired.
Crochet: Tutorial
Tutorial Only in this link
Crochet: Afghan block
Easily worked in less than an hour, this is a timeless pattern that is also featured as Leisure Arts #5555, and in Jan Eatons ‘200 Crochet Blocks’, but the pattern is also available in crochet stitch dictionaries, and in Leinhauser’s Block #23 in
Crochet: Afghan block
This block makes use of multiple textures and surface stitches to achieve a lovely addition to any sampler afghan or blanket. May easily be adapted to 9” - 12”. Working Invisible Joins and Air Crochet will immensely improve the appearance. Rated Intermediate to Advanced work.
Crochet: Afghan block
Rated Beginner--fairly detailed instruction
Crochet: Afghan block
I love the effect of bullions combined with other design elements to frame them. This pattern would suit someone who is a little more advanced in their crochet skills, but an advanced beginner could start bullions with it. Great fun; try it in four colours or just two for different effects!
Crochet: Afghan block
New design suitable for afghan/blanket/block exchanges and swaps. Interesting features that change with colour selection. I’d rate this one as ‘beginner’--there are no advanced stitches--simple sc, dc, trc, and chains, etc. Thoroughly tested pattern.
Crochet: Afghan block
Really pretty block suitable for afghan exchange groups, or just make it your own! Construction involves cluster stitches which are defined clearly. Rated advanced beginner to intermediate.
Knitting: Afghan block
This is the 9” version of the Lucky 4-Leaf pattern block. I modified the leaves to be ‘shorter’ and did a single border sequence. You can either sc a final edge, or bind off loosely. This base pattern was available in the vintage knits online, but I modified it significantly for use in afghans.
Knitting: Cup / Mug
Classic Monkey Cosy for your COFFEE/TEA take-out cup! Protect your hands and keep the heat in the cup. Cute ears! Pattern can be worked on straight needles and seamed, or in the round on dpn’s, magic loop, or 2 circulars. Simple embroidered embellishments or use buttons for eyes. Sized for S, M, L-XL take-out cups, easily adapted. Ribbed t...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Developed as a tutorial on cables, working on circular needles, and on dpn’s, the hat features a fairly easy to follow instruction set geared for beginners. There is a link to tutorial support on Ravelry. Our group did this as a ‘KAL’ beginner project, following learning simple cables on a scarf, and wanted to learn circular ne...
Knitting: Scarf
Elegant twisted rib and cabled scarf in aran or worsted yarns of your choice to match the Adam’s Rib Twisted Rib Hat available. This is an intermediate skill pattern. Customizable in sizing; pattern provides for instruction for 5” to 7” width and custom length. Width changes suggested as well.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Brimmed Hat
Sophisticated twisted rib brimmed hat. When the brim flips, the pattern is designed so the ribbing is visually ‘the same’ with some judicious design techniques. This is a perfect project for quick Christmas projects (about 2-3 hours). The designer likes to make matching socks and scarves for the perfect trio!
Crochet: Baby Blanket
DURING OCTOBER-DECEMBER MMMysteryAfghanCAL, Brahm’s Lullaby will be FREE to all new purchasers.
Crochet: Afghan block
Interesting construction employing modular back and forth crochet building steps to the courthouse! Classed as ‘advanced beginner’ pattern, this should be fairly easy to follow for most crocheters with knowledge of basic stitches (sc, sl.st., chains, dc, and turning).
Crochet: Afghan block
A unique block designed and classed for ‘adventurous intermediate crocheters’. Excellent thicker block for afghans and block exchanges, it includes quite detailed instructions and row by row information. Addendum for 10” size included. Recommended for aran weight yarn, could also be made in worsted with modification to border r...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Log Cabin Modular Knitting is the most fun/mindless experience you will ever have. Once you get the basics,you can be creative. This lovely blanket includes detailed instructions on how to achieve perfect corners/color changes, and how to make your edges even. It includes a simple scalloped crochet border (not necessary for those who can’t...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Gorgeous little three owls on a waffle stitch background useful for afghan block exchanges, sample blocks for afghans, and also used at dishcloths! when made in cottons. Owl pattern readily available in stitch dictionaries, but waffle border customized to suit this design and owl placement, etc. is original.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hell’s Canyon is a lovely tourist spot in British Columbia, Canada. They have a cable car there that travels across a gorge. I visited there, loved it, and these socks are reminiscent of the cable I saw. The socks are sized to fit most women, and there is an alternate for Men’s Medium (men’s 9-11) in brackets. They knit up quic...
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A simply wonderful Cowichan-Inspired zippered shawl-collared cardigan knit in the traditional fashion featuring one-piece construction from bottom to arms on large circular needle, a 3-part seamless shawl collar, arms knit circularly from top-down finishing in nice ribbed cuffs.
Knitting: Afghan block
Today I’d like to show you a block that I’ve worked on for two years, and used in several afghan exchanges. This block was originally featured in one of the Antique CounterPane guides; however, since I didn’t completely ‘create’ it, I offer it for free. I see similar blocks featured in the latest issues of Mary Maxim’s catalogue. There is also o...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A wonderful re-creation of the Mary Tyler Moore Tam inspired by the MTM tam worn by MTM in the opening sequence of her show. Knit in twisted stockinette for stitch definition and includes instructions on traveling jogless stripes. Very tossable!
Crochet: Afghan block
You need BOTH patterns; one is the tutorial for the little blocks and the other is the squaring off one.