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Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
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Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Whispering Falls is a big, slightly asymmetrical shaped shawl that is quick to crochet. Work it in one or more solid colors, a yarn with a long color run, or mini skeins, and finish by working the edging in a contrasting color. It can easily be made smaller or larger depending on how much yarn you have. It can be made in any weight of yarn by ch...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Knit this fast-to-knit scarf in the round in an easy diagonal lace pattern that begins and ends with a few rounds of ribbing. You can make it as short or long or as narrow or wide as you like with however much yarn you have. I’ll show you how to use up all of your yarn. The short cowl was knit with 98 yards of Aran weight yarn (27” a...
Crochet: Scarf
Revolve is a scarf worked in spiral rounds in a simple diagonal lace pattern. It is very quick-to-hook with a skein of worsted/Aran weight yarn and a size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook. Stitches are worked in the BLO to give a different texture on both sides of the scarf. The pattern is written and charted for a long scarf that can be worn long, doubl...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Flaming Feathers is a crescent shaped shawl that is quick-to-hook from a 400 yard skein of sock yarn and a size G crochet hook. The simple body pattern finishes with a stunning flame and feather border. Blocked measurements are 60” neckline x 18” deep at center back.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Pleasant Hill is a half circle or generous half circle shawl worked from the top down. The asymmetric design is fast-to-hook and a little more challenging. The half circle version (7 petals) uses 550 yards of fingering weight yarn with a size G crochet hook. Blocked it measured 58” neckline x 26 deep. The 9 petal size made with 650-700 yar...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This big crescent shaped shawl is fast and easy to crochet. It looks stunning made up in mini skeins or a gradient yarn. The body is an easy mesh stitch that can be made as wide as you like before adding the wide leaf/feather border. The border is 6 rows but can be shortened to 4 rows or made as long as you like by adding more rows. I’d re...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is a larger size of my On Top of the World shawl with so many changes from the original that I am offering it as a separate design. This version adds an additional row of diamonds, elongated leaf border with spacers between them for better blocking, and a modified edging. This design also adds five rows to the length. The pattern includes t...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love this big, snuggly garter stitch shawl knit with 530 yards of Aran or worsted weight yarn and size 8 knitting needles. Start with a few stitches and increase as you knit the lacy points. It’s easy and fast to knit up. No pesky short rows! Make it as large or as small as you like. Looks great in solid colors, stripes, or yarns with lo...
Knitting: Scarf
This fun and fast-to-knit scarf works up well in a solid color or a yarn with a long color run. There are no pesky short rows! The curve is caused by carefully placed increases. You’ll need 100 or more yards of a worsted or heavy worsted weight yarn for this project with size 8 knitting needles. With 119 yards of yarn my scarf measured 28&...
Crochet: Shrug / Bolero
This crocheted filet shrug is worked from cuff-to-cuff in a floral lace pattern. It’s give a little extra warmth without being too much. Wear it over a top, short sleeves, or a strapless dress or wedding gown. It begins with a flat rectangle which is seamed and edging adding. You’ll need 580 yards of a DK/light worsted weight yarn an...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This slightly asymmetrical triangle shawl is worked sideways in Tunisian crochet and finished with a beautiful filigree edging in a contrasting color. Yarnovers provide diagonal lines through the design similar to Autumn Filigree. This makes a warm and cozy shawl. The pattern assumes you have a basic knowledge of Tunisian simple stitch. You̵...
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
A quick-to-hook triangle scarf/shawl worked sideways and finished with a beautiful filigree edging. You’ll need a size G crochet hook and fingering weight yarn. Scarf requires 250 yards for body and 30 yards of a contrasting color for the edging (46” x 23” x 42” blocked). Shawl uses 500 yards for body and 60 yards for edg...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love garter stitch! it’s so squishy, comfortable, and warm. Wrap and wear this asymmetrical triangle shawl any way you want to wear it. Knit with 460 yards of Aran/heavy worsted weight yarn and size 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles, this one will fly off your needles. Finished size is 61” along neckline x 15” deep x 97” alon...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This asymmetrical triangle shawl is knit in two colors with a sampler of stitches interspersed between garter stitch sections. It’s a fun, not boring knit. You carry the unused color along the neckline and increase with a new technique. A zigzag border finishes the shawl along the live stitches or can be extended along the side. You’...
Crochet: Throw
You’ll need 2 or 3 colors of yarn to crochet this mile-a-minute style afghan. Mine was made with 8 strips joined and a border added around the edge. I used 3 colors of Aran weight yarn--2 colors I used 456 yards and the third color I used 608 yards for a total of 1,520 yards -- and a size I crochet hook. Finished measurement: 50” x 4...
Crochet: Scarf
This scarf is a rounded end granny mile-a-minute pattern. Use two colors of yarn to alternate every row or use a yarn with a long color run. Only 5 rounds, it works up quickly and can be made larger or smaller if you like. I made my sample in sport weight with a size H (5 mm) crochet hook. Finished size was 51” long x 5” wide and aft...
Crochet: Scarf
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Crochet: Scarf
This scarf is easy and fun to make. Wrap it around your neck and button it to keep out the chills. It is worked sideways with every other row worked in the back loop for a little texture. Little loops are added along the bottom edge as you work. Finish it with buttonholes and buttons or sew the ends together for a cowl. You’ll need 150 yar...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
An easy nine patch cloth to knit in simple knit and purl stitches. Pattern is reversible. Doesn’t take a lot of yarn or a lot of time to make. Use size 7 knitting needles with about 30 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn. My finished cloth measured 6” wide x 6.25” long.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
Knit a cell phone case to hang from your belt or strap of your purse. The case is knit flat from the top down using a provisional cast on. When the strip is long enough to be folded in half to fit over a belt with a little to spare, it is joined into a belt loop. Then cast on stitches to work the pouch flat (or in the round), three needle bind o...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This blanket is so easy that you will make it again and again. Made in sport weight yarn with a size J (6 mm) crochet hook, the design is worked in the back loop in a continuous spiral with no joined rounds. Finished size about 33” across. This method creates a ridge that spirals like a snail shell around the blanket. Use one color, a yarn...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This easy-to-crochet triangle shawl is constructed sideways in two pieces from tip to center and seamed together using a zipper seam. It’s a speedy shawl to hook that zips along. You’ll need 430 yards of sport weight yarn and a size H crochet hook (or 370 yard for the body and 60 yards for the border). Finished size 62” wide x ...
Crochet: Poncho
Raindrop Falls is a gorgeous lace poncho that works up quickly in a DK or light worsted weight yarn (500 yards) with a J hook. Make it in cotton or summery yarn for warm weather or wool or warmer fiber for cooler weather. It is constructed from the neck down in the round. Psst…can be turned into a skirt too! Make it with any weight of yarn...
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
This simple cloth is crocheted from the center out in continuous spiral rounds with stitches worked in loops on the wrong side of your work. Rounds are not joined. A picot border finishes the cloth for a steam punk, gear-type look. You’ll need 30 yards of worsted weight cotton and a size H (5 mm) crochet hook for the 6” cloth. Also i...
Crochet: Cowl
A fast-to-hook, mobius cowl worked in heart motifs. Pattern includes instructions for creating the mobius twist. Choose any worsted weight yarn with a size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook. Small size 28” around x 8” tall (165 yards) and Long size 54” around x 8” tall (280 yards). Can be made with any weight of yarn by changing th...
Knitting: Hats - Other
A thick and cozy hood designed to keep you warm even on the coldest days. Knit flat in garter stitch on size 11 (8 mm) needles with bulky weight yarn (140 yards) or doubled worsted weight yarn, it knits up fast. There are no seams. Cast on and work the front first. Then work a few short rows and then begin to join the back to the front. Finish w...
Crochet: Cowl
Blue Daisies is a lace mobius cowl constructed in the round using a daisy filet crochet motif. A photo tutorial is included that shows how to create the mobius twist. This cowl may be worn around the neck, over the head, or around the shoulders. You’ll need 360 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook (or 200 yards f...
Crochet: Tote
This easy-to-crochet heart tote bag is worked in the round from the bottom to the top in one piece. The sides are worked in filet crochet and the shoulder strap in Tunisian that rolls to form a tube. The pattern is written for 300 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size H (5 mm) crochet hook. Finished size laid flat is 14” x 14”. The...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Heartsong is the shawl version of my Heartsong Scarf. Knit from the top down in garter stitch, this shawl knits up fast. The heart shaped triangle shaped gives you lots of length to wrap around. A simple lace border finishes off the shawl. Finished size 41” neckline x 13” deep. After blocking 59” x 18”. Easy to make large...
Knitting: Scarf
Bass is a make-it-quick project. This big cushy scarf knits up fast on size 13/9 mm needles with bulky or super bulky weight yarn (200 yards). Simple increases and decreases shape the scarf. Finished size 56” long x 7” wide. Can be knit with any weight of yarn by changing the needle size to suit the yarn and adjusting the number of s...
Knitting: Scarf
Heartsong is a fun and fast-to-knit heart shaped scarf. It is knit from the top down. You’ll need size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles and 147 yards of Aran or heavy worsted weight yarn for this project. It can be knit from a single skein of Lion Brand Amazing. A solid color, long color run, or variegated yarn will work. Finished size 26” ...
Knitting: Scarf
Hypersonic is a fun scarf to knit with stair step edges. Increases and binding off stitches form the shape. You’ll need size 8 knitting needles and DK, worsted or Aran weight yarn (136-198 yards) for this project. Make it as long or short as you like and add a tassel to the end if you like. The Noro scarf measured 40” long x 6.5̶...
Knitting: Cowl
Mischief Managed is an easy-to-knit garter stitch cowl worked in two colors but with a bit of a twist. The second color is only used in the center of the scarf. You’ll need size 8 knitting needles and two colors of worsted or Aran weight yarn (about 131 yards of a main color and 40 yards of a contrast color). Knit and overlap to form a V a...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This warm and snuggly garter stitch shawl is knit in 3 colors. It begins as a sideways knit scarf. Then stitches are picked up along the bottom edge and knit down in stripes. Finish with a ruffle and applied I-cord along the neckline edge. Finished size: 54” wide x 20” deep (unblocked) Blocking isn’t necessary. You’ll nee...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here’s a fun, textured hat to knit for a guy. The hat is knit top down with a circular needle. No double points needed! Begin by knitting a square and pick up stitches around it and knit the sides in the round . Bind off with a twisty, stretchy bind off. You’ll need 120 yards of worsted weight yarn and size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circu...
Knitting: Scarf
Aldo is a scarf pattern designed with a guy in mind. Worked in easy knit and purl stitches, the stitch pattern looks the same on both sides. The scarf is cast on and knit sideways in long rows. You’ll need a size 7 (4.5 mm) 29-36” circular knitting needle to handle all the stitches and 250 yards of worsted weight yarn. 50” x 5....
Crochet: Eye mask, Costume
Here’s a simple mask you can hook up fast for dress up or Halloween. It is worked from the top down in only 3 rows! You’ll need about 25 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size H (5 mm) crochet hook for a mask that measures 24” long x 2” wide at widest point. Center mask over your face so that the eyeholes fit and tie end...
Knitting: Cape
Knit an easy cape to wear this fall to stay warm. It knits up fast on big needles. This cape is knit sideways in short row wedges with a little lace at the bottom edge. Add buttons or knit and wear as a shawl. You’ll need 380 yards of a bulky weight yarn and size 11 (8 mm) knitting needles, 3 stitch marker, and 4 buttons. The cape is about...
Crochet: Scarf
Crochet a fun and easy heart scarf to wear this fall. This is filet crochet that uses only dc and chain stitches. I used a skein of Noro Silk Garden sock yarn and a size G hook to make a scarf of 20 heart blocks. 5” wide x 80”. Make your scarf as long or short as you like and with any smooth textured yarn using a hook size that works...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Love Catcher is a filet crochet heart blanket worked in one piece using DK or sport weight yarn with a size G crochet hook. (Though you can make it with any weight of yarn by changing the hook size to suit the yarn.) Edc (or dc) and chain stitches are the only stitches used in this pattern. The finished size in DK weight yarn was 35.5” wid...
Knitting: Poncho
Knit a stashbuster poncho from the top down in the round creating your own bulky weight yarn from what you have on hand. Stash dive for colors that go together in yarn weights from sport to heavy worsted and double strand them. Choose different colors, shiny, sparkly, novelty and smooth textures. Knit the chevron front version or plain version. ...
Knitting: Cardigan
Baboodie is baby hoodie knit from the top down in one piece. It is a fast knit with 200 yards of Aran or heavy worsted weight yarn and size 9 (5.5 mm) circular knitting needles. (Use a size 8 needle with worsted weight yarn for a slightly smaller sweater.) The hood is knit in garter stitch and the body in stockinette. Should fit 6-14 months size...
Knitting: Scarf
High Hopes is a easy curved scarf knit from the bottom up. Cast on and knit the border to the neckline decreasing stitches out as you go. You’ll need 200 yards of one color or 100 yards of two colors and size 8 circular knitting needles. There are very few purl rows in this scarf. Finished blocked size is 42” neckline x 7” deep...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This quick-to-knit garter stitch shawl is knit from the bottom up. It has rows of yarnover holes sprinkled through it. The pattern has 2 pages of written instructions. Finished size 69” neckline x 14.5” deep (unblocked). Knit in cotton, linen, rayon, or silk blend for summer and wools for cooler weather. I used 3 skeins of Berroco Li...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Home - Other
This pattern contains not only a fish shaped dishcloth but also a baby fishy washcloth, big fishy hot pad/cat feeding mat, and a fish oven mitt.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Sunrise is a crescent shaped shawl crocheted from the top down. It finishes with a 2 row border. The stitch pattern is simple but stunning when made with a yarn with a long color run. Made with fingering/sock weight yarn and a size G crochet hook the blocked size was 68” neckline x 21.5” deep. Pattern has both written instructions an...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
What goes down as quick and easy as a cold glass of sweet tea on a hot summer day? Yes, this shawl is that refreshing and easy to make. Crocheted from the neck down, it whips up in a flash with simple dc, ch, sc, and a few tr stitches that finishes with an easy 2 row border. You’ll need 487 yards of fingering or lace weight yarn and a size...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This design is good for a boy or a girl depending on what solid color you use to make it. The floral block pattern is easy to crochet in sc, dc, and ch. A easy border in a contrast color is added after finishing the blanket. Use 1100 yards of DK/sport weight with a size H crochet hook for a 37.5” x 37.5” (9x9) blanket. Use 950 yards ...
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
This hat and cowl set are very easy to knit in the round. The hat is a little slouchy. It is knit from the bottom up, decreasing in pattern over the top and ending with an I-cord top knot. Use a smaller needle for a smaller hat. The swirling stitch pattern is very easy to knit. The hat used 125 yards of Aran weight on size 8-16” circular. ...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Leafing Out is a stunning top-down shawl featuring a leaf motif. It finishes with a flowering border. This more than a half circle shawl offers more coverage than a triangle shawl. You’ll need 700-750 yards of fingering/sock yarn and a size G hook. Blocked size: 56” neckline x 22” deep. Easy to make larger or smaller. Can be wo...
Crochet: Scarf
Very easy to make! A one row crocheted scarf pattern with only two ends to weave in. It features a ribbed look, tapered ends, and a beaded fringe. You’ll need 300 yards of light worsted or DK weight yarn, a size H (5 mm) crochet hook and 28 large eye wooden craft beads for the fringe. Make it as wide or narrow as you like with whatever wei...
Crochet: Scarf
This fun and easy scarf is based on the granny stitch but worked as a one piece rectangle using spiral construction. Wave border is worked after scarf is finished without cutting yarn. Only 2 ends to weave in! Can use scraps tied together using magic knot or yarn with long color runs. The 4 page pattern has written instructions and 2 crochet cha...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Shaped like a comet’s tail, this easy shawl works up fast! This asymmetric triangle shawl begins with a few stitches and grows on every row along the neckline of the shawl. There is an optional border or just keep working until you run out of yarn. Blocked size: 58.5” top x 63” bottom x 38” side. The four page pattern fea...
Knitting: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
Jet Stream is a hat and scarf set designed for a guy in Aran or heavy worsted weight yarn. The hat is knit from the bottom up in the round and the top finishes with a garter stitch rectangle that finishes with a Russian garter stitch graft joining the seam. (It’s easy! Directions are provided.) No double points needed! The scarf is knit in...
Crochet: Scarf
Fun and easy, this one piece rectangular scarf uses spiral construction using granny stitch. No joins after the first two rounds. Don’t buy yarn. Gather up your scraps and partials and tie them together using magic knot into a magic ball. Finished size: 56” x7.5”. Add fringe if desired. Or make a bunch of scarves and join them ...
Crochet: Throw
A twist on the traditional granny square, this afghan starts in the center with a strip and is worked around and around in a continuous spiral. Great for using up leftover and scrap yarn. Tie pieces together into a magic ball with the magic knot so there are no ends to weave in except the beginning and ending tails. Make it any size you want by ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
My safe haven from this cold winter, this generous almost-a-circle shawl gives good coverage to the upper body. Knit in easy garter stitch using 560 yards of yarn (450 for body, 110 in a contrasting color for border) on size 8 needles, the blocked shawl measured 49” at neckline x 21” deep x 113” bottom edge. It can be knit with...
Knitting: Scarf
Here’s a fun scarf to knit to chase away the winter blues. Use up your scraps and knit each one in a different color. Each 5” across snowflower is knit flat with worsted weight yarn on a size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular from the outside in. Short rows (no wraps!) shape each point. A short seam closes the each snowflower. Knit as ma...
Knitting: Scarf
My Sick of Snow Scarf is a split turtleneck scarf that lightly hugs the necks and shoulders. Fast, fun and easy! Knit from the bottom up in the round with 145 yards of worsted weight yarn on a size 9 - 16” circular knitting needle. Then split and worked flat to form a collar that ends with an applied I-cord edge. It is totally reversible w...
Crochet: Scarf
This scarf crochets up fast and easy with two warped corners and a beaded fringe to give it a little special something. Worked in spiral construction with no joins, it is made in one piece with only the beginning and end yarn tail to weave in. The beaded fringe is worked as you go. A yarn with a long color run is recommended. Or use magic knot t...
Knitting: Cowl, Hats - Other
This cowl that converts into a hat features a beautiful ceramic look textured stitch pattern. Knit in the round from the bottom up with a button tab at the top that will let you create different looks as a hat or cowl. Have fun wearing if different ways! Information is included to make a longer cowl or to have a closed top for the hat. This thre...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This aysmmetrical shawl is knit sideways in garter stitch with a simple lace edging. Laid flat it is shaped like the wing of an angel. The edging is knit on as you go. Short rows create the curves. I’ve included a tutorial for no-wrap short rows. Block or don’t block, it is up to you. Can be knit with any weight of yarn by adjusting ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knit sideways this asymmetrical scarf or shallow shawlette is a fun and easy knit. The top edge has a gentle curve and the bottom edge features a simple to knit point border that can be carried up the side. It is shaped with increases and decreases. No short rows! The pattern is written for worsted weight with size 8 needles. Change it up by sub...
Crochet: Scarf
Flirt is a fun little scarf to crochet from the bottom up with a little ruffle at the edge. Uses 280 yards of worsted weight yarn and size I crochet hook. Very easy to make with sc, hdc, and dc. Easy to make larger by working more repeats. You could make this with any weight of yarn but change the hook size to one compatible with the yarn you ar...
Knitting: Food Cozy
Do you freeze your hand when you get your Ben & Jerry’s fix? (Or brand of your choice.) I do! That’s why I designed this fast little cozy that fits a pint size ice cream container with only 40 yards of dishcloth cotton and size 7 needles. Your hand goes through the loop on the side to hold the container securely and keep your han...
Knitting: Bib
Dribbles is knit from the outside edge to the center. Fast, easy, and very inexpensive to make. You’ll need a ball of dishcloth cotton and a size 7 (4.5 mm) 16-24” circular to handle all of the stitches at the start. Each row gets shorter as you knit. The design features neckline shaping to fit around baby’s neck to catch any d...
Crochet: Brooch
Hedleys are three cute little animal head pins that are embarrassingly cute! They are Woof, Sheepish, and Rabbity, These 3” high pins are fast and easy to crochet with scraps of dishcloth cotton and a size G crochet hook. Use embroidery floss or yarn to stitch on eyes and muzzles. Trim with tiny buttons, bows, sequins, or beads. Add a pin ...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Hot Mama is a bottom up, knit in the round from the bottom up, slouchy beret. Fast and easy to knit! Vertical lines go from the ribbing to the top of the hat. Use size 10 needles and 140 yards of bulky weight yarn (or doubled worsted). Use a 16” circular and dpns or the circular method of your choice.
Knitting: Throw
Your purchase is a donation to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. 45 degrees is cold and is also the miter in a right angle. This easy blanket is knit as a reverse mitered square starting from a tiny square and growing 2 stitches every right side row. It is knit in shadow stitch (you could use garter). Finished size 49” x 51”. This i...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This one will suck you in fast! LOL! Knit from the top down, the increases form a graceful, swirly, almost a circle shawl. The shawl ends with a knit on edging that is bound off as you go. Three options are offered in the pattern. A single color or long color run in shadow stitch (36” neckline x 14” deep), a striped version in shadow...
Crochet: Tote
Fast and easy to crochet from the bottom up in one piece. Bottom is worked in rounds and sides in a continuous spiral. 400 yards of dishcloth cotton and a size H hook are required. Finished bag measured 29” around, 11” high, 12” across bottom and handles 8” long. Mine held 18 skeins of yarn and was not totally stuffed. Gr...
Crochet: Scarf
A simple two row repeat that makes an airy scarf. Finished scarf is 56” x 6” using 200 yards of worsted weight yarn with a size I crochet hook. The pattern has written instructions and a crochet chart. Can be made longer or wider.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I named this shawl Cyclone for 2 reasons: the design looks like a cyclone swirl, and it perfectly describes how fast and easy it is to make. It is constructed from the top down in an easy 2 row repeat and finishes with a one row sawtooth border. You’ll need 600 yards of Aran or worsted weight yarn and a size I crochet hook. Unblocked size ...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Worked in a continuous spiral from the center out. Add the Tunisian point border for a nice finishing touch. No special crochet hook needed! Finished size is 37” across. Very easy to change the size. The blanket can be made with any weight of yarn by using a hook size compatible with the yarn you have chosen. The pattern has written instru...
Knitting: Scarf
A quick and easy knit with a little pizzazz. Elongated stitches provide a lacy border. Make it short or longer with the border carried up the side. Block or don’t block, it is up to you. Can be made with almost any weight of yarn by changing the needle size to suit the yarn. Smaller scarf can be made with a single 100 yard skein of yarn. U...
Knitting: Cowl, Hats - Other
A pillbox style hat with a flat top. The set works up fast with 220 yards of Aran/worsted weight yarn and size 8 and 10 needles. Hat worked from the bottom up in the round. The sides of the hat and the cowl have a decorative diagonal stitch pattern. The top of the hat continues these as decorative decreases. Hat is 22” around x 4.5” ...
Crochet: Cowl, Hats - Other
Fun, fast, and easy to crochet. This pillbox style hat is worked in the round from the top down. The cowl is worked in the round. Stitch pattern is great for breaking up bright colored variegated yarns.
Crochet: Hats - Other
Whoody is a seamless hood that pulls over your head like a cowl. It is worked in the round using different height stitches to form the shape. The shortest part goes under your chin. The face and shoulder edges have a shell border worked around them. It is flattering and warm to wear in cold winter weather. When you go inside simply pull the top ...
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This hat is knit sideways from a provisional cast on and ends with an easy on-the-needles grafting method (tutorial included). No-wrap short rows are used to shape the crown and a lace edging is added as you knit. The hat is very easy to resize by changing the number of stitches you cast on or how may repeats you knit. It matches my Coboda Scarv...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts are knit sideways with a pointed edging added as you knit them. No-wrap short rows form the thumb gusset. The project begins with a provisional cast on and ends with an easy on-the-needles grafting method. No kitchnering needed! The 4 page pattern also includes a matching hat pattern.
Crochet: Scarf
A quick and easy scarf to crochet with DK or worsted weight yarn. You’ll need about 100 yards and a size H crochet hook. After blocking, my scarf measured 56” x 5”. This would be a good project for using up odd skeins of smooth textured yarn. Change the hook size to suit the yarn weight. All proceeds from this pattern will be d...
Crochet: Cowl
A quick and easy lace cowl to crochet with a single 200 yard skein of sock yarn and a G hook. Pattern proceeds will be donated to the Mercy Corp. It is worked in the round in a continuous spiral. The 3 page pattern includes written instructions and a chart. Instructions are included for making it larger. Could be made with any smooth textured ya...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This intermediate shawl is a generous half circle. You’ll need 500 yards and a size G (4 mm) crochet hook. My blocked shawl measured 46” wide along the neckline x 23” long. Instructions on how to modify the pattern to make a smaller version with 400 yards of yarn is also included. The 5 page pattern includes written instruction...
Knitting: Cowl
Coboda stands for Cast On, Bind Off, and Do Again! It’s the kind of scarf that makes you want to start another as soon as you finish the one you are making. I love the graceful pointed edging that curves around your shoulders! Begin with a provisional cast on and knit sideways in easy garter stitch knitting the pointed edge as you go. I’ll...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Coboda stands for Cast On, Bind Off, and Do Again! It’s the kind of scarf that makes you want to start another as soon as you finish the one you are making. Constructed sideways in easy garter stitch, the pointed edge is knit in as you go. The pattern contains instructions for a long scarf, a short wrap scarf, and a cowl. The cowl begins w...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
A garter stitch bordered baby blanket featuring a wing shaped motif. You’ll need about 700 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size 8 (5 mm) 29” circular knitting needle. The pattern contains written instructions and a chart. My blanket measured 30” x 30” (unblocked).
Crochet: Money Purse, Hanging Ornament, Applique / Embellishment
A cute bear head to crochet. Make as a fridgie, applique, coaster, package tie-ons, tree ornaments, or crochet two together for a cute coin purse. Finished size is about 3” across. Glue on google eyes, sew on nose and mouth, and add a magnet as a fridgie.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Dream Catcher is constructed from side-to-side beginning with a single motif. The 10 row repeat is easy but does require some attention to stay on track. The result is well worth the effort. Blocking is truly magic for this shawl! Finished size: 83” neckline x 24” long at center back. You’ll need 600-650 yards of fingering/sock...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
An easy side-to-side, asymmetrical shawl that will show off yarn with long color runs. Great for handspun too! The pictured shawl was made with just one skein of Kureyon sock yarn and a size G crochet hook. The repeat is easy to remember and the lace points are added as you go. Keep going until you are almost out of yarn before adding the border...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Rainbow Bend is a quick and easy shawl to make. It is constructed from side-to-side in an easy two row pattern. The lace points are added as you work each row. It’s easy to make this shawl as big (or small) as you like. Two different versions are given in the pattern. The pattern is 5 pages long with both written instructions and 2 charts.
Knitting: Scarf
An easy lace scarf to knit with 220 yards of fingering/sock weight yarn on size 6 needles. The 3 page pattern includes both written instructions and a lace chart. Knit the design as one continuous lightning bolt (as pictured), as smaller lightning bolts, or even add beads to give it some sparkle. It can be knit with any weight yarn you like and ...
Crochet: Scrubber
Crochet some cheery flower dish scrubbers or coasters. Work 3 rounds on the center and add a row of petals. Make a bunch to give as gifts or use in your own home. Use up your scraps of worsted weight cotton for these beauties. You only need 20-30 yards and a size H hook.
Crochet: Headband
A stretchy cord with a flower with a button at the center. Make this as a baby headband, a package tie on, or a choker for a little girl. The pattern uses scraps of sport weight yarn with a size G crochet hook. You could use most any weight of yarn by changing the hook size. Would be fun made up in a sparkly yarn.
Crochet: Scarf, Fingerless Gloves
A fun ascot type scarf to crochet that ends in a frill. The scarf is worked lengthwise in the BLO. The easy stitch pattern is fun and fast to do! Make it any length you want. My scarf is 34” long x 4” wide x 18” wide at ruffle end using 230 yards of sport weight yarn.
Crochet: Duffle Bag
I had a wild idea to crochet a bag out of Noro Kureyon sock yarn to make the most of the long color run. The colorway I used reminds me of a Mexican serape. I constructed it from the bottom up in a seamless spiral and felted it afterwards. The top has eyelets to thread a drawstring to carry it by or attach a swivel clasp to carry it as a shoulde...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This crescent shaped shawl is knit sideways in garter stitch with an easy lace edging knit as you go. Short rows create the curve in the back. Using worsted weight yarn, choose a size 8, 9, or 10 to knit your shawl. The bigger the needle the more drape your shawl will have and the longer it will be at the back. Block or unblocked, as you desire....
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This enchanting wing shaped shawl features and easy cascading lace repeat that evolves into a beautiful lace border. It is made from the top down and the border is worked around 2 sides of the shawl. Blocked size of the pictured shawl is 52” along the neckline edge x 35” long at the deepest point. Make it in laceweight or fingering w...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Knit some fun conversation hearts for your friends. Knit in easy garter stitch from the top down. A few short rows add shaping to the top of the heart but no wraps are needed. Knit the dishcloth size in cotton. Or use doubled wool with size 11 needles to make a felted hotpad (pink bottom heart). Also included are a coaster and heart swag. Have fun!
Knitting: Coaster, Wall Hanging
Knit some fun conversation hearts for your friends. Knit in easy garter stitch from the top down using worsted weight cotton yarn and size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles. A few short rows add shaping to the top of the heart but no wraps are needed. Only 2 ends to weave in!
Knitting: Purse, Laptop
A felted shoulder bag to hold a netbook computer or can be used as a purse. The bag is knit flat in one piece and seamed along the sides. Strap is knit and sewn on after the bag has been felted. It’s very easy to adjust the size of the bag by changing the number of stitches cast on or the number of rows you knit.
Knitting: Throw
All profits from pattern sales will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. This sampler afghan is composed of 54 mystery blocks with each block having a different stitch pattern. No sewing required! Blocks are knit in strips and strips are joined-as-you-go. The pattern is 30 pages long. This was a monthly project for the Holiday Myster...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A graceful crescent shaped shawl knit sideways in garter stitch with a simple lace edging. Short rows give it the gentle curve. No wrapping needed! This is a quick knit with 450 yards of worsted weight yarn and a pair of size 9 knitting needles. This shawl does not need to be blocked. Finished size was 48” along the neckline and 18” ...
Knitting: Animal Toy
Knit these cute little owl toys with scraps from your yarn basket. They measure 2.5” wide x 3” tall. You’ll need just small amounts of three colors of worsted weight yarn. Stuff or fill to create beanbags/juggling toys for kids or as toys for your favorite feline. Remember to sew the trims on securely so that kids or cats can&#...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Collect up your scrap worsted weight cotton yarn and go miter crazy knitting dishcloths. The pattern includes instructions for making a 6”-10” square dishcloth or hot pad. You cast on a lot of stitches and decrease 2 stitches every other row. The 6” cloth takes about 30 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn on size 8 (5 mm) knitt...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
An asymmetrical triangle shawl that is knit sideways with a simple four row lace repeat. The shawl grows along one edge only. The 3 page pattern includes written instructions and a lace chart. You’ll need 100 grams of light fingering weight yarn (or heavier lace weight) and a size 5 circular knitting needle. Blocked size: 64” top x 4...
Crochet: Scarf
This is a super easy scarf to crochet. It’s a one row pattern! The soft ruffles drape and twirl yet will still lay flat around your neck. Make it long (7” x 35”) or a shorter buttoned version (7” x 17”). Pattern includes written instructions and crochet charts. Have fun!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This quick knit hat is knit from the top down in only 59 rows! No double points needed--only one circular needle! You’ll need about 76 yards of bulky weight yarn to make a thick and cozy hat for a man. The hat fits fairly close to the head and covers the ears.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Hubby named this hat Dark Vapors (after Darth Vader in Star Wars). It’s a bulky weight hat that knits up quickly from the top down and finishes with an earflap. No double points needed, only one size 10.5 circular needle. This is a fun and quick gift to knit for kids. Make it smaller or larger by varying the needle size.
Crochet: Scarf
Seashells is a very easy curvy scarf to crochet. No short rows needed! No blocking needed! The pattern contains written instructions and a crochet symbol chart. The pictured scarf measured 5” wide x 63” long. It was made with about 300 yards of yarn with a size H (5 mm) crochet hook. Options are given in the pattern for making the sc...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Galaxy is a triangle shawl knit from the bottom tip to the top. Increases are worked on both right and wrong side rows. It’s knit in an easy 4 stitch star pattern that I found in a vintage knitting from the 1800s. Finished size: 62” wide x 26” long (unblocked) This lacy design can be blocked or left unblocked. You may knit it w...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Smile Shawlette is so easy it will make you smile. It’s a top down, garter stitch (no purl!), half circle shawl. All funds raised from this pattern will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This 3 triangle shawl is knit from the neck down. It features a simple horizontal lace repeat inset between textured ridges and it is repeated in the border. The design shows off solid color yarn or those with long color runs. The pictured shawl finished at 40” along the neckline x 15” deep x 80” along the bottom edge. Knit it ...
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth, Scrubber, Towel
Loopy is an easy-to-knit textured dish towel with a corner loop (or tie) to hang it up with. It only takes one 2 oz ball of dishcloth cotton. Work a few less rows to create a dishcloth. Yo Yos are circular scrubbies that are simple and fast to knit. Using only about 20-25 yards of yarn, they are a good use of scrap yarn. A photo tutorial on how ...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
An easy-to-crochet, top-down shawl constructed in rays/wedges that create a generous half circle shawl. The body of the shawl features a simple repeat that ends in a beautiful lotus bud lace motif at the points. Blocked size of the shawl is 54” along the neckline x 26” long x 115” along the bottom edge. It’s easy to make ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Three of Hearts is a quick to knit, top down shawl. It is more than a half circle in shape. The body of the shawl is shaped and grows at 6 increase points. The design features hearts down the center back panel, a ripple lace border, and ends in a lace ruffle. (A four heart, no-ruffle variation is included in the pattern.) Knit it in a worsted we...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This gorgeous, yet simple, Pi inspired shawlette is a fast and easy knit with a bit of a lace at the border. Great for tucking in your bag for chilly air conditioned restaurants or theaters. The fingering/sock weight version measures 37” along the neckline x 12.5” deep. Make it in DK (with size 8 needles) or worsted weight (with size...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Cat Walk is a three triangle shawl to crochet in an easy three row lace pattern. The lace pattern emulates a knitted cats paw lace. Two increase points shape the shawl with almost invisible increases. It’s a fun and fast shawl to crochet. Sock yarn, a size G crochet hook, and 2 locking stitch markers are all you need to get started. Have fun!
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
A graceful leaf patterned stole to crochet that is named after a Japananese tea leaf. You’ll need 200 gms (about 900 yards) of fingering weight yarn and a size G hook. Only two stitches -- dc and ch -- are used in this pattern though some stitch placement is unusual. Once the stole is finished a two row border is applied around the edge. T...
Crochet: Containers, Toys and Hobbies - Other
Tiny baskets to crochet and filll with goodies. Make them with scrap worsted weight yarn. The green basket has a picot edging. Both have flower trims. Flower size can be changed by using different weights of yarn. Instructions for both baskets and flower trim are included in the pattern. Have fun!
Crochet: Duffle Bag
This is a fast and easy project to crochet. Felt the finished bag for a durable and roomy duffle bag. It’s made from the bottom up in one piece. The shoulder strap is crocheted and attached to the bag at the same time. No seams! A crocheted drawstring is made and threaded through a row of eyelets at the top to close the bag. The finished f...
Crochet: Scarf, Cowl
There’s nothing cozier than a tube or cowl scarf when it’s really cold and windy. Here are three styles to crochet in an easy lacy stitch pattern--a short turtleneck cowl, a tall cowl that covers the head and neck, and a long (or with a twist) scarf that can be draped to cover both head and neck. Choose a solid color yarn or one with...
Knitting: Throw
In the spirit of stone soup--to create something from nothing--gather up yarn from your scrap basket, donations from your friends, or swap scraps to knit this throw (about 40 ounces). The easy-to-memorize, simple textured pattern has very few purl stitches. Knit each strip in a different color, use scraps, or do a planned block layout. Join the ...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Cedar Lake is a top down triangle shawl to crochet. The design features two sizes of trees in the body of the shawl and ends with a row of large cedars along the bottom edge. A picot border adds the finishing touch to the shawl. The pattern contains written instructions and crochet charts. This shawl must be blocked to open up the lace pattern. ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A cozy little wrap that hugs your shoulders to keep them warm. Cast on and knit sideways in garter stitch increasing on one edge as you go. Then work a series of short rows (no wraps!) to give a curved shape to the wrap. Decrease down on the other end to match the beginning. Garter stitch gives a nice dense fabric to this shawl. 36” along ...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
A reversible baby blanket knit in a woven ribbon pattern with a garter stitch border. The pattern repeat is easy to knit and easy to remember. The pattern includes written instructions and a stitch chart.
Crochet: Tote
Green Grocer is an eco-friendly market bag to crochet in an easy lace mesh pattern using worsted weight yarn and a size H crochet hook. All funds raised by this pattern will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
Knitting: Headband, Earwarmers
A trio of three simple headbands (ear warmers) to knit. A bulky weight garter stitch ski band that is seamed and a ribbed ear warmer knit in the round on size 10 needles. A tie on style headband in worsted weight on size 9 needles. Use up odd skeins and scrap yarn. Add texture by combining 2-3 strands of different weights to create your own bulk...
Knitting: Purse
A slouchy bag knit in one piece using short rows for shaping. A tutorial for preventing holes in short rows is included. The bag is knit sideways in one piece starting with the strap. An optional tab and button closure and lining instructions are included. The sample wasn’t felted but if you knit it in wool you can felt it for a smaller bag.
Crochet: Bedding
A simple to crochet pet bed for cats. Made from the bottom up in one piece. The sides are worked in an interlocking stitch and are folded down so they stand up (you can add padding to them). Easy to enlarge by making the bottom larger before you begin the sides. Pattern revised and updated March 12, 2013.
Crochet: Coaster
Keep your mugs snug and cozy with these two quick and easy crochet projects--a mug rug to catch spills and a wrap to keep your mug and beverage hot. Work in Tunisian (afghan stitch) crochet, this project is small enough to use a regular crochet hook. The pattern contains written instructions and does require a basic knowledge of Tunisian crochet.
Crochet: Coaster, Washcloth / Dishcloth
Have fun crocheting Nerdle (cloth) and baby (coaster) using two colors of cotton dishcloth cotton and a little black yarn for the eyes. These are quick and easy to make with leftovers yarn or planned colors. The pattern is written and the head, tail, and feet are charted. Jamie Roe originally came up with the cloth but never wrote down the instr...
Knitting: Bedding
A quick-to-knit pet bed for a cat or small dog. Using 3 strands of worsted weight yarn (or 1 strand of bulky weight) and size 11 needles, knit a square. Pick up around it and knit in the round. The top edge can be finished with ribbing or knit (or crocheted) I-cord. This bed is easy to enlarge by making the bottom larger before you start the sides.
Knitting: Scarf
Rambling Rows is a narrow scarf that hugs the neck. The scarf is worked in garter stitch and shaped using short rows (no wraps!). This shows off the long color runs in some yarns. Wrap the scarf around your neck and secure it with a pin.
Crochet: Drawstring Bag
Crochet this drawstring bag to hold a small project or tote a wet bathing suit home from the beach. It’s made in one piece with an easy swirl pattern that ends in a shell stitch border. Crochet a drawstring and thread it through the top edge. The drawstring closes the bag and forms the handle. It’s easy to make the bag larger if you ...
Knitting: Coaster
These star coasters are a take on the vintage circle dishcloths. They’re fast to knit on two needles in short row wedges. It’s easy, I promise! Knit 7 points, cast off, and sew the edges together to form a star. A picture tutorial is given for sewing the seam. Twinkle measures 4.5” across from point to point. Knit them from lef...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A quick-to-knit beret featuring 5 leaf lace motifs at the crown. Cast on with dpns for an I-cord stem and knit down, changing to a circular needle as the stitch count increases. You may block it on a dinner plate to open up the lace and create a sharp edge or leave it unblocked. Pattern was revised and reformatted April 26, 2013.
Knitting: Scarf
A simple lace scarf in garter stitch that is suitable for a girl but subtle enough for a guy. There are no right or wrong sides. Use 109 yards for a scarf 6” x 46” long or more yardage for a longer scarf. This pattern shows off yarn with long color runs but would also look good in a solid color.
Knitting: Scarf
This garter stitch diamond lace scarf is a quick knit. It’s a great way to try out lace knitting. One skein of Silky Merino makes a scarf that blocks to 7” x 51”. The pattern includes written instructions and a lace chart.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
An easy to crochet, top down triangle shawl made in lace or sock/fingering weight yarn. The stitch pattern looks like branching coral in the ocean. Blocked size: 58” x 28”. It’s easy to upsize for a larger shawl.
Knitting: Tote
A little tote bag knit with scraps of feltable wool. Knit bottom up starting with a garter stitch rectangle at the bottom. Sides are picked up and knit in the round. Handles are formed by binding off and casting on stitches. The stockinette handles roll to form tubular handles when felted. No seams to sew! Simple to upsize.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Three variations on a simple theme---a shawlette/scarf and two shawls (one very full and the other a half circle)---constructed with pi shaping that ends in a lace border. Easy to knit and addictive! Knit one in every color. Easy to adapt for different weights of yarn. Written instructions for all 3 included in the pattern including a lace chart...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This vintage circular shawl pattern has been updated for modern knitters. The shawl titled “A Handsome Round Shawl Knitted in Star Pattern and Leaves” is in Weldon’s Practical Knitter (1895) and had no picture. The 6 page pattern contains updated instructions. Errors have been corrected, vague instructions clarified, missing in...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Soar is an asymmetrical wing shaped shawl that is fabulous to wear and easy to crochet with 100 grams of sock yarn. Blocked size in Zauberball sock yarn was 43” along the top curve x 66” along bottom x 35” deep at the long side edge. This design showcases yarns with long color runs. The lace design is an easily memorized 2 row ...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A top down triangle shawl to crochet. The simple two row repeat is easy to remember and fast as lightning to make. Finish the shawl with a beautiful border to give it an extra zing. Pattern includes written instructions and a crochet chart.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A filet crochet stole featuring dancing stars with a ribbon border. Worked only in double crochet and chain stitches, this 115 row stole works up quickly. Blocked size is 25” x 63”. An intermediate pattern that requires a basic knowledge of filet crochet and charts. The pattern is charted and has no line-by-line written instructions.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A top down crocheted triangle shawl pattern. The lace design changes from seed to sprout to a Morning Glory floral border. Crochet it with a fingering/sock weight yarn and a size G crochet hook. Enjoy!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a snug fitting beanie style hat. A 16” circular and a ball of yarn are all you need to get started. No double points needed! Start with a square, pick up stitches around the edge, and knit in the round. Easy, peasy! It may become your favorite “go-to” hat pattern. The sides are a blank canvas to add your favorite stitch...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Painted Mountain is a half circle shawl formed by 4 rays or wedges that radiate from the neck edge. A pointy one row lace border is added at the end. This is a small shoulder shawl (51” x 22”) but is easy to enlarge by working more repeats or adding an extra wedge. This design works well with yarns that have long color runs. It’...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A leaf bordered shoulder shawl that begins with a plain stockinette section and changes to a lace pattern. Increases worked on both right and wrong side rows cause the top of the shawl to grow quickly. Knit in sport weight yarn, this shawl blocks to 62” wide along the neckline and 20” long at the center back. This pattern has both wr...
Knitting: Pet Toys
An easy-to-knit little bunny toy knit on straight needles and invisibly seamed using garter stitch grafting. (Don’t be afraid, there’s a tutorial.) Stuff and sew it closed as a cat toy or leave it open and stuff with a candy egg or wrapped candies for an Easter basket treat. Bun Bun is 4” high. All funds raised from pattern sal...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A beautiful diamond lace patterned triangle shawl to crochet. Use about 650 yards of sock or fingering weight yarn for a shawl that is 62” wide x 31” long (blocked). It’s fast to crochet using double crochet and chain stitches. The border contains a few treble and half double crochet stitches.
Crochet: Pet Toys
Cute little birdies to crochet up fast for your kitties to play with! With a size H hook and about 12 yards of worsted weight yarn, you can whip one up in a hurry. The finished toy is about 4” wide x 2” high. A great project for scrap yarn. Stuff these with polyfill and a little catnip. The pattern is formatted as a fold up brochure ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
An easy but striking lace design to knit in garter stitch. (Psst…you can knit it in stockinette too!) The 8-page pattern includes both a lace chart and complete line-by-line written instructions. The blocked size of this stole is 23” x 85”. Knit it with 3 balls of Knit Picks Palette on size 7 needles.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A graceful leaf bordered shawl knit in a half circle shape. The pattern is written for a dk weight yarn but has options for a worsted weight (320 yds) or fingering weight version (550 yds). The 6 page pattern includes full written instructions and a lace chart.
Knitting: Bib
Scraps of cotton worsted weight yarn, a fun button, and about an hour of your time are all you need to knit this sassy little bib. Use one color of yarn for the bib and a different colors for the strps, or use the same color for both.
Crochet: Scarf
An easy filet lace crochet project. Learn how to increase on both ends of the same row. Use lace weight or sock/fingering weight for this scarf or enlarge it for a stole.
Knitting: Coaster
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Crochet: Earwarmers
This hat is a modern take on the vintage pony tail hats of the 1950s and 60s. It wraps around the heading covering the ears and ties under the chin. It’s a soft and fuzzy hat that will warm your ears (and not crush your hair). Make it from that odd ball of novelty yarn that is lurking in your stash.
Knitting: Scarf
A graceful lace scarf that is a fast knit in garter stitch. The pattern includes complete written instructions, a lace chart, and a stockinette stitch option. Blocked size: 6” x 61” You may also knit it in fingering weight yarn on size 6 needles or any smooth textured weight of yarn by using needles a size or two larger than normally...
Crochet: Scarf
An fast and easy to crochet fish scarf. The fish will fly off your hook! All you need is a size H hook and some worsted weight yarn. Make it fun by using novelty yarns, scraps, etc.
Knitting: Scarf
A fun to knit scarf with no seams. Finished scarf measured 3.75” wide x 63” long. Cast on and knit the fish in a line from nose to tail. Use worsted weight or any weight or yarn with the appropriate needle size. Have fun!
Crochet: Baby Blanket
A circular design formed by 6 rays or wedges that ends with a shell border. It can be used as a baby blanket, tablecloth, or shawl. It is worked from the center out in one piece. Make it in a baby, fingering, or sport weight yarn. Pattern was revised and a computer drawn chart added on 12/21/2013.
Knitting: Cowl
A simple cowl/tube scarf knit in the round with a fuzzy novelty yarn. Wear pulled up over your head or down around your neck like a turtleneck or cowl. The large needles make this a fast knit! Use a 16” circular needle. Finished cowl measures about 17” long x 25” around. The yarn I used has been discontinued. Use a super bulky ...
Crochet: Earflap Hat
A crocheted earflap hat that is simple and fast to make for babies to adults! Start at the top and work down in rounds. When the hat is long enough, add the earflaps. The ties are added as you crochet the border in either the project yarn or a contrasting color. The pattern includes a chart for the earflaps as well as full written instructions. ...
Knitting: Rug
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Knitting: Scarf
A starry scarf knit one star at a time using worsted weight yarn. An easy two needle pattern knit flat from the outside edge to the center. No circulars or double points needed! Fun, easy, and addictive to knit! The finished scarf is 4” wide x 64” long. About 9 yards per star. A good use for scrap yarn. The stars can be knit in any w...
Crochet: Scarf, Necklace
A fast and easy two row flower scarf to crochet. Make it in fun colors for kids. Crochet it in metallics for a necklace look. Can be made with scrap yarn.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Pattern includes cloth and coaster instructions. Easy to knit cloth in stairsteps.
Crochet: Decorative - Other
Heart garland to crochet or knit with scrap yarn. Decorate your home for the holidays, tie on packages, or string across a child’s room.
Knitting: Tote
A felted bag featuring an unusual construction method. The body of the bag is knit sideways in garter stitch. The bottom stitches are picked up along the lower edge and knit in the round. The pattern is written for a small (165 yards) and large bag (420 yards). Scraps of several colors are needed for the blossoms, buds, and leaves (about 60 yard...
Knitting: Coaster, Washcloth / Dishcloth
Brighten your day with sunflowers! Here’s a fun set to knit for yourself or for gift giving. Knit them with scraps of cotton worsted weight yarn on size 7 needles. Fast and fun to knit! The larger one can be used as a dishcloth or hot pad and the smaller one is a coaster. You start by knitting the petals in a row and pick up stitches along...
Knitting: Coaster
A cute sunflower coaster knit on straight needles from the outside petals in to the center. A few stitches will close the edge. Fast and fun to knit!
Knitting: Scarf
Bird wings soar over river and mountain lace motifs in this scarf that tells of the long flight home. This simple lace scarf is knit in garter stitch from a single skein of fingering weight yarn. The blocked scarf is 6” x 60”. Written instructions and lace chart are included. (A stole version is in the works.)
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
The lace motif used in this shawl reminds me of the trailing blossoms that bloom on the wisteria outside my kitchen window each spring. Originally published in 2009, I have revised the pattern instructions, added a computer drawn chart, and changed the hook size from a size I to a G. The resulting shawl uses 150 yards less yarn, has more stitch ...
Knitting: Tote
A one or two color tote bag knit in wool from the bottom up in one piece. The handles are knit in as you bind off. No seaming required! Felt it after knitting for a very durable bag. This pattern was part of the Holiday Mystery Group in 2009.
Knitting: Coaster, Washcloth / Dishcloth
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A fast and fun flower bordered little shawl that can be knit with one skein of sock or fingering weight yarn. Options are given for adding beads to the lace border and edge. A four page pattern with written line-by-line instructions and a lace chart.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A fast and easy stole knit sideways with worsted weight yarn. It won’t look very wide as you’re knitting it. The magic begins as you bind off and drop stitches. The dropped stitches create lace ladders that make the stole wider. Blocked size is 65” long x 19” deep. Pattern has been updated as of 11/10/2012.
Knitting: Bib
A simple baby bib that is fast and easy to make. You should get two bibs from a 2 oz/95 yard ball of dishcloth cotton. You will need one 1/2” - 3/4” button for the strap. Bib is 6.5” x 7”.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A two triangle shawl knit from the neck down featuring a crystalline design that ends with a lace edging. The linear design changes as the shawl grows, mirroring the many facets of our personalities and how we change and grow throughout our lives.
Knitting: Bib
A quick and easy baby bib knit from side to side with some short rows to add a little flare. A fun little something to knit for a baby shower or for charity fundraisers.
Crochet: Throw
An “L” shaped blanket worked on a base of a partial granny square. Very easy and a great use of yarn scraps. My 64” x 64” blanket used as estimated 2,656 yards. A revised copy with a chart was uploaded on May 26, 2012.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A fun and easy shawl to knit in a shape that stays put on the shoulders. The 6-page pattern includes complete written directions, a lace chart, and a cast on tutorial. The pattern is written for fingering weight yarn with options to knit it in lace to worsted weight (or handspun), with a heart in the border, and instructions for knitting a large...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This simple shoulder shawl in worsted weight yarn is knit in one piece from the top down starting with a garter tab cast on. The heart motif forms a beautiful border that ends in a picot edge. The shape of this shawl helps it stay in place. The front points can be worn draped or fastened with a shawl pin. For a different look, fasten the front p...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This blanket is crocheted from the center out in one piece. The instructions are so easy you won’t even have to look at them after you work a few rounds. A wave edging is included with the pattern as well as yarn requirements for sport/dk weight yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This stunning, yet simple, shoulder shawl is knit in one piece from the top down. The feather motif forms a beautiful border ending in a picot edge. The shape of this shawl makes it stay in place. The front points can be worn draped or fastened with a shawl pin. For a different look, fasten the front points of the shawl to the back corners to we...
Crochet: Home - Other
This somewhat silly design brightens up the bottle of dishsoap sitting on your kitchen counter and makes it easier to pick up when your hands are wet. It’s crocheted from from the neck down in one piece. This apron should fit most dishsoap bottles. A loop fits over the neck of the bottle and ties fasten in the back to hold it in place. You...
Knitting: Pet Toys
The toy is knit sideways in garter stitch beginning at the head. It starts with a provisional cast on, is shaped using short rows, and ends with a three needle bindoff. Crochet the legs for a fast finish!
Knitting: Scarf
The leafy motif and rippling waves in this design remind me of the serene tranquility of Thoreau’s Walden Pond retreat. This “no purl” lace scarf is easy enough for a beginning lace knitter. There is no right or wrong side to this scarf---both sides look the same. Only one skein of yarn is needed for this project. Could be made...
Knitting: Scarf
There aren’t a lot of scarf patterns out there that are suitable for guys or gals. Here’s one I came up with after thumbing through some stitch dictionaries. It uses the K1 below stitch. (I came up with this pattern months before the Knit 1 Below book debuted. Great minds must think alike! LOL!)
Knitting: Scarf
A simple, yet elegant lace scarf that is easy enough for a beginner. The 3 page pattern includes a lace chart, line-by-line directions, and some lace knitting tips.
Crochet: Scarf
This is a crocheted version of the knitted curly scarves. It’s fast and easy to crochet this scarf with less than 200 yards of yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Celtic Hearts is a seriously easy and fast knit. The design is simple, striking, and beautiful. Diagonal lines radiate off a central motif and connect to a line of hearts in the border. The pattern is five pages long, contains written instructions, and lace charts.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is soft, fuzzy, flirty, and a little twirly. What’s not to like? Use up some of the novelty yarn that snuck into your stash. Pair it with a strand of smooth textured yarn (or substitute one strand of a bulky weight yarn). I used a strand of DK yarn and a strand of fingering yarn for the pictured scarf. You can substitute differe...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This elegant lace design is rated Intermediate due to some patterning on wrong side rows and the addition of a lace edging at the beginning and end of the stole. Five columns of lace grace the body of the stole with a lovely meandering zigzag design formed by offsetting every other column. The pattern contains options for knitting the stole with...
Knitting: Pet Toys
These toys are a fast knit with scrap yarn. They should take less than 30 minutes to make. I’ve included directions for 3 different beak/bills (curved, long, short) and how to make it with or without wings.
Knitting: Coaster
A fast and easy to knit coaster. No right or wrong side! Make a bunch of these for gifts or to donate to fund raising bazaars. A great project for using up scrap yarn.
Crochet: Hair accessories
With just a few yards of eyelash (or novelty) yarn, a crochet hook, and a pony tail elastic band, you can make a cute cover hairband or fuzzy bracelet for kids. If you can make a slip knot and single crochets, you can make this project.
Knitting: Scarf
This curly little scarf knits up fast in garter stitch! Increases cause the scarf to curl. This scarf with knit with 125 yards of Patons Look at Me! in High Energy Variegated with size 8 knitting needles. You will need a long circular to handle all the stitches! You could knit this scarf if almost any weight of yarn by using needles a size large...
Knitting: Costume
A fun item to knit for kids. It only takes a few yards of bulky yarn (or doubled worsted weight) and a little time to knit it with size 10 or 10.5 knitting needles. Finished size: 12” long x 2” wide at points. Should stretch to 18” around. Easy to make longer or wider.
Crochet: Coaster
A three round, easy to crochet coaster.
Crochet: Cozy - Other
A quick and easy crochet project to make in less than 30 minutes. Slip a bar of your favorite soap inside or give it as a gift. Makes a great skin scrubber. Just hang it up by the cord to dry. Enjoy!
Knitting: Coaster
A fast and easy gift item or something to make for fundraising bazaars. Uses only 12 yards of scrap yarn to knit. Pattern now available on Ravelry.
Knitting: Scarf
This project combined an oddball skein of nubbly novelty yarn with leftover scraps of baby yarn. The scarf design evolved as I ran out of the one of the yarns I was using. Total yarn weight used for this project was 3 ounces. Maybe about 400 yards.
Knitting: Scarf
This design is good for men or women. The front side is a textured design and the back is purl stitches.
Knitting: Scarf
The stitch pattern I used is reversible, no right or wrong side. It’s a stair step stitch pattern based on a multiple of 4 stitches.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is knit from the top down with 600 yards of fingering weight yarn on size 6 (4 mm) needles. The lace pattern forms a beautiful scalloped border when bound off and blocked. It can be easily upsized by using more yarn and knitting more pattern repeats. Knit it with any weight yarn you like and needles to suit the yarn. Lighter weight ...
Knitting: Throw
This is a perfect project for scrap yarn. Knit individual hexagons or knit strips. Change colors after each one, knit them all the same, or do a planned layout like a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt. Have fun with it! I’ve include a blank grid you can print out if you’d like to plan and color your chart to use as a guide. Join-as-you-go to save...
Knitting: Tote
Tote bag worked from the bottom up. Starts with a rectangle with stitches picked up around edge and knit in round to the top. Handles are knit in. Worked at a looser than normal gauge for stretchiness. Elongated stitches on sides have contrast yarn woven through them and tied into bow. Could also be made with strips of fabric, plastic bags, or o...
Knitting: Pet Toys
A fun, fast, and easy little toy to knit for cats. The fish is knit from the nose to the tail in one piece before being sewn up. This is a great project for using up scraps of yarn.
Knitting: Pet Toys
Great project for emptying your scrap basket. Make them with about 12 yards of worsted weight and size 7 knitting needles. You can knit these with almost any weight yarn paired knitting needles suitable for that yarn weight. They’re fun and addictive to knit!
Knitting: Cozy - Other
An over-the-shoulder carrier that holds your water bottle. It keeps your hands free to shop. It is knit from the bottom up in the round. This is a great use of scrap yarn plus it includes a small exercise in lace knitting in the round.
Knitting: Toys and Hobbies - Other
Cute little bunnies that fit over plastic Easter Eggs, hard boiled eggs, or candy eggs. The photo shows the front (left) and back (right) of the bunny. The little tail and ears are knit in as you go. Knit in the round for minimal finishing. Just tuck in the ends when done. You can knit these smaller by using smaller needles and yarn. Money from ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These are simple, fast, and easy to knit. They just cover your knuckles, leaving your fingers free.
Knitting: Necklace, Bracelet
Knit a necklace or bracelet using scraps in your yarn basket. Use whatever weight of yarn you like paired with needles smaller than the yarn recommends.
Knitting: Bedding
A rectangular mat used for bedding at animal shelters. Simple to knit from corner to corner with doubled worsted weight yarn on size 13 needles. Uses about 230 yards/4.5 ounces of yarn.
Crochet: Rug
Crochet a throw rug out of odd balls, scraps, and leftover worsted weight yarn using a size N crochet hook. Two strands of yarn are used with only one yarn color changed at a time. Eighteen rounds makes a throw rug that is 30” across. Could also be made with strips of fabric cut from old t-shirts or other clothing.
Crochet: Pet Toys
The cute little ball toys are crocheted with worsted weight scraps leftover from the toys I knit. Crochet 3 rows, stuff in a cotton ball, and sew it closed. Done! I hope you will consider making some of these and donating them to your local animal shelter.
Knitting: Pet Toys
This mouse is knit from the nose to the tail in one piece with the ears knit in as you go. It starts as stockinette and changes to garter stitch. The tail is crocheted using the final stitch. I designed this pattern in September 2000. Funds raised from pattern sales will be donated to Pet Refuge.