Marie Segares

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 30 patterns

This e-book collection was created for national Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month in June, 2012. $1 from the sale of each e-book will be donated to animal welfare organizations. As of January 1, 2015, $121.57 has been donated to Bideawee and $270.94 has been donated to the Humane Society of New York.

eBook : 3 patterns

This ebook is designed to help you learn to Tunisian crochet. It includes illustrations and photo tutorials to guide you through everything you need to get started, including the slip knot, foundation chain, Tunisian base row and return row, and several stitches (Tunisian simple stitch, knit stitch, purl stitch, moss stitch, basketweave stitch, and fan stitch). The ebook also includes other useful tips like Tunisian pattern reading abbreviations and appropriate hook sizes.

eBook : 12 patterns

This 34-page ebook includes 6 of my most popular crochet motif (granny square) blanket patterns in one booklet.

eBook : 3 patterns

This ebook includes the patterns for the Coming Up Roses Square, the Forget-me-knot Square, and the Picking Flowers Pillow, which uses both squares.

eBook : 9 patterns

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Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Cowl
Simple stitches highlight stunning yarn colors in this feminine, buttoned cowl.
Crochet: Cowl
A simple stitch pattern and a retro color combination create a cozy, unisex scarf that can be worn straight or seamed into an infinity scarf.
Knitting: Scarf
A simple stitch and a textured yarn combine to add pops of color to a cozy accessory.
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion
Get cozy with this simple motif pocket pillow.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
Make a snowdude’s head as an ornament or stress ball.
Crochet: Animal Toy
This little piggy has Bette Davis eyes and a curlicue tail.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This stretchy hat with distinctive cables will keep your head cozy. This pattern was updated on October 3, 2017 to make the instructions clearer.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This textured beanie is super stretchy and extra cozy. A matching Meandering Walk in the Woods Ripple Scarf pattern is also available.
Crochet: Scarf
This scarf features ripples of two different lengths yet is worked with simple stitches. This textured beanie is super stretchy and extra cozy. A matching Meandering Walk in the Woods Basketweave Beanie pattern is also available.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
This textured beret is made with a combination of tall and short crochet stitches.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Cluster stitches add texture and warmth to this unisex beanie.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
This brimmed, unisex hat uses self-striping yarn to create easy color changes and alternating hook placement to create interesting texture. It’s the first pattern in the 2017 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along. Join us for 15 free crochet patterns and your chance to win one of 23 giveaway prizes!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern for a simple, lacy shawl uses an obtuse isosceles triangle shape, which, in my opinion, gives you more styling options. You can wear this shawl as a scarf, loop it around your neck (with the ends tucked) as an infinity scarf, tie it as a shawl, or wrap it gracefully across your shoulders with a shawl pin.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Stripes and shells keep things interesting in this slouchy hat.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
A small shell stitch adds a delicate touch to this newborn beanie. This pattern meets donation requirements for CLICK for Babies, a campaign against infant abuse.
Crochet: Hats - Other
This simple, corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet hat pattern can be customized to fit any size and you don’t need to worry about gauge. A video tutorial for C2C is available at the end of the pattern.
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Take a peaceful journey with this beginner-friendly triangular shawl, which is also lightweight enough to wear as a triangular scarf.
Crochet: Animal Toy
This patchwork cat is designed in the style of a classic quilt block. Use planned colors, as I did, or make it scrappy.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
This retro tam uses a simple pattern and a denim tape yarn to recreate a boho look.
Crochet: Bag - Other
A sturdy, no-sew liner keeps your pencils or hooks protected, even when using an openwork stitch pattern for the case. This pattern is part of the Back-to-School Crochet-a-Long with CAL Central.
Crochet: Scarf
Play with color and texture in with this keyhole scarf that coordinates with the In the Neighborhood Slouchy Hat. This pattern originally appeared with the Yarnbox July Classic Crochet shipment.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
Play with color and texture in with this slouchy hat that coordinates with the In the Neighborhood Keyhole Scarf. This pattern originally appeared with the Yarnbox July Classic Crochet shipment.
Crochet: Bracelet
A soft cotton yarn and assorted buttons combine to make a fun accessory. Make it your own by changing up yarn colors or using different styles of buttons.
Crochet: Scarf
Simple circle-in-a-square motifs are connected with the join-as-you-go method to create a bold infinity scarf to brighten your day.
Crochet: Cowl
This quick and cozy cowl is beginner friendly. A self-striping yarn does all the colorwork for you. It’s also my first free crochet pattern on Instagram! If you like it, I’d appreciate it if you’d follow me or comment. Thanks.
Knitting: Scarf
This gentle ripple scarf is color blocked in three parts, reminding me of Neapolitan ice cream. Use rich, regal colors, like I did, or try different color combinations for different looks. The PDF pattern includes a link to a video tutorial for this stitch.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Beautiful colors and a smooth, silky drape combine in this rectangular shawl with a curved motif border.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This easy-to-make, large shawl transitions seamlessly from day-to-night with you. It’s perfect for wearing to work, with jeans, or when dressed up for a night out. The tencel yarn creates excellent drape.
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket
Set variations on the traditional granny square on point to create a beautifully striking throw or baby blanket.
Crochet: Afghan block
I was inspired to design this square by childhood memories from summers spent at my maternal grandmother’s house. Pink roses used to grow on the fence between her back yard and her neighbors’s yard. I think the roses actually belonged to the neighbors, but sharing didn’t seem to be a problem. This center of this square is a variation on the Iri...
Crochet: Afghan block
The simple circle-within-a-square pattern is a great stash buster. It’s meets donation requirements for Knit-A-Square, an organization that distributes crochet and knit blankets (made from 8”/20 cm squares), hats, and toys to children in South Africa. It is part of my monthly charity spotlight feature which highlights organizations that accept h...
Crochet: Afghan block
This simple pattern features a dimensional flower at the center. The last round is perfect for the join-as- you-go method. It’s one of two squares used in the Picking Flowers Pillow.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This rectangular variation on the traditional granny square pattern can easily be adjusted to your preferred size. A simple chain space border adds a finishing touch. Use a self-striping ombré yarn to create beautiful color changes without having to weave in ends.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This simple stitch pattern creates a delightful chevron without complicated decreases. Carry the unworked yarn up the side and then cover with a border to minimize the number of yarn tails you need to weave in. This beautiful unisex blanket makes a perfect gift for a baby shower or as a donation to your favorite children’s charity.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A simple stitch pattern combined with a self-striping yarn creates a stunning, lacy rectangular shawl. Keep your shoulders warm while adding color to any outfit.
Crochet: Afghan block
Like its namesake, the Aster Flower Granny Square will brighten up any motif project while adding texture and depth.
Crochet: Afghan block
This simple stitch pattern adds visual interest to any project. This block is sized for donation to Warm Up America, a charity that distributes handmade blankets to people in need.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Columns of paired post stitches create texture in this newborn hat. A video tutorial is available to guide beginners through forming the post stitches.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Textured blocks and bulky yarn combine to create a cuddly blanket that doubles as a baby floor mat.
Crochet: Scarf
This textured, lacy scarf has excellent drape and can be worn as a shawlette in warm weather or as a scarf in cool weather. Although listed as “intermediate” difficulty, a confident beginner can make this project.
Crochet: Throw
I was looking for the perfect “comfort crochet” project and I found it! This simple, beginner-friendly (or “mindless” movie watching) ripple pattern creates gentle waves. It uses just one stitch and no complicated decreases. Use six colors to create the gradient effect I have, or make it scrappy. A video tutorial is included at the end to walk ...
Crochet: Coaster
Add a touch of color to your kitchen with this trivet. Made with a super bulky, upcycled cotton t-shirt yarn, this trivet works up quickly and maintains its shape with washing.
Crochet: Baby Blanket, Toys and Hobbies - Other
This sleeping kitty provides comfort and nap time companionship. This project was inspired by Ronald McDonald House Charities, an organization that provides a caring community for families with children being treated in hospitals. This pattern is part of the Crochet Charity Drive. You can join the Facebook group here.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
The hexagon motif is beginner-friendly, but the honeycomb shape will make your blanket stand out. Make this for your next baby shower or for your own little one.
Crochet: Doll
This simple stuffed toy makes a portable pal for a child. This pattern is one of many great projects shared by designers as part of the Crochet Charity Drive. Find links to the other patterns here in the Facebook group.
Crochet: Cowl
This simple cowl can be worn with the “collar” up or down, so it’s perfect for transitional weather. The textured stitch pattern is a great way to show off a colorful yarn.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Trios of increases make a stunning ripple blanket with wide, gently curved peaks and deep, pointy valleys. A video tutorial is available to demonstrate all the special stitches and share helpful hints.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I love the soothing, repetitive motions of making granny squares. This rectangular shawl uses a variation on the traditional granny square pattern. It’s easy to adapt the pattern to your favorite size. The stitch pattern allows for a bit of air flow so you don’t get too hot when wearing it.
Crochet: Scarf
A classic chevron stitch in three colors adds the appearance of movement to this long, cozy scarf.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
This easy slouchy hat pattern works up quickly in bulky yarn. It’s designed to meet donation requirements for Head Huggers, an organization that provides hats to people suffering from hair loss due to illness or medical treatment.
Crochet: Scarf
A simple stitch pattern highlights the gleaming metallic threads wrapped around this yarn. The beginner-friendly stitch creates a dense and warm crochet fabric that’s perfect for fighting off the bitter chill of a windy day.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This cozy slouchy hat uses a simple, repeating pattern featuring front post double crochet stitches for textured ridges. It works up quickly in bulky yarn.
Crochet: Scarf
This pattern was inspired by the redwood, a species of super tall and long-lived trees that thrive in the Northern Coast of California. Like its namesake tree, this scarf is ultra long and it will definitely be noticed! Make one for yourself or as a gift and get ready for cold weather ahead.
Crochet: Rug
This vibrant motif bathmat will make you smile and get you ready for a new day. The cotton blend yarn is soft on your feet and easy to wash and dry in the machine.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This unisex hat won’t take much time or energy to finish using a bulky yarn and easy stitch pattern. Choose a neutral color so you can wear it season after season! Dude-approved and available in 8 sizes from newborn through adult large.
Knitting: Scarf
A simple slip stitch pattern adds a gentle texture to this unisex scarf. Wear it knotted or with a shawl pin.
Crochet: Home - Other
Add a handmade touch to a housewarming or host(ess) gift with this miniature infinity scarf. (This works great with my Mochatastic Brownie Jar Mix recipe.)
Crochet: Cozy - Other
These unisex gift card holders add a personalized, handmade touch to an otherwise impersonal gift. These are also a great way to use up small remnants of yarn and buttons from your stash!
Crochet: Stocking
This simple, unisex slouchy hat works up quickly in super bulky yarn. Worked from brim to crown, the size can be easily adjusted to make the perfect custom gift.
Crochet: Cowl
Make this one-skein cowl in less than an hour with jumbo yarn! This pattern is designed to meet the donation requirements of CompassionKnit, a volunteer-led project that distributes handmade hats, scarves, cowls, and mittens/fingerless gloves to children and young adults who are homeless or living in foster care. Learn more about CompassionKnit...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This simple ripple pattern makes a bold statement without using increases or decreases. Choose three colors and carry yarn tails up the edges to minimize the number of ends to weave in. Cover the yarn tails with a decorative border. When the blanket is finished, rotate it so the borders are at the top and bottom for stunning vertical wavy stripes.
Crochet: Scarf, Cowl
Warm, fluffy and white as snow, this infinity scarf will take you from building snowmen outside to sipping cocoa by the fire.
Crochet: Cozy - Other
This simple stitch pattern creates a sturdy but textured manicure roll. This pattern is part of the Spa Basket CAL.
Crochet: Scarf
A simple, delicate lace pattern and the soft tencel yarn combine to create a transitional weather scarf with excellent drape.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This unisex beanie has just enough texture to keep things interesting but not enough to make it “fussy” for the wearer. It’s designed to meet the donation requirements for Christmas at Sea, a program of the Seamen’s Church Institute that provides warm accessories to mariners during the winter months.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Like the medium weight version (available here), this unisex beanie has just enough texture to keep things interesting but not enough to make it “fussy” for the wearer. This hat is designed to meet the donation requirements for Hats for The Homeless, an organization that distributes winter accessories to New York City’s homeless population, and...
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf was inspired by a vintage counterpane (bedspread) pattern, and is long enough to keep you just as warm. Knit in two pieces, the scarf is joined at the center to create symmetrical, scalloped edges on each end. The self-striping yarn does the color work for you.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Traveling eyelets form a diamond pattern in this cozy, color blocked infinity scarf.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A single, braided cable adds visual appeal to this stretchy, unisex beanie. Wear the cable at the center or to the side for different looks.
Crochet: Food Cozy
This cozy makes the perfect gift wrap for a jar mix gift. It’s also a great cover for reused mason jars with label remnants. The drawstring allows you to gather it closed for both wide and regular mouth jars.
Crochet: Cowl
This boho cowl is a quick and easy project. Mix it up with different color combinations to wear in different seasons! This pattern was released as part of the #PopcornBoxParty2016.
Crochet: Throw
This beginner-friendly ripple pattern makes a cozy blanket that’s perfect for a child to cuddle under. This blanket is designed to meet the donation requirements for Project Linus, a charity that provides handmade blankets to critically ill children.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Crocheting in the back loop of half double crochet stitches mimics the look of the stockinette stitch in knitting. Holding a jumbo yarn with a metallic thread in a different color creates a gentle shimmer on the surface of this hat.
Crochet: Scarf
The stitch pattern creates a warm and elegant pattern that resembles stockinette stitch in knitting. The Tunisian Purl Stitch borders and the Extended Knit Stitch make this Tunisian crochet project unlikely to curl. This scarf is designed to meet the donation requirements of the Red Scarf Project, a program of Foster Care to Success which provi...
Crochet: Scarf
While I wouldn’t necessarily recommend a scarf of this length for a true beginner, the results are totally worth it! This easy stitch pattern creates a reversible texture and the wide and long unisex scarf is guaranteed to keep you warm while offering an array of styling options.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This simple hat uses mock bobbles to create texture. The pattern is available in 7 sizes from newborn through adult large. Get the free, matching companion pattern, A Beginner’s Super Scarf!
Knitting: Clutch
A hand-dyed yarn and bobbled texture combine to create a beautiful clutch that will remind you of your vacation all year round. Worked up in a dimensional stitch pattern with a stockinette liner, this clutch is perfect for carrying the necessities. Photo tutorials for the bobble stitch and p3tog decrease are included at the end of the pattern.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
We all know an amazing hostess who makes everyone feel welcome and prepares (or coordinates) a fabulous meal. Make something special for your favorite hostess with this easy, one-skein shawlette in sequin yarn. This pattern is part of the 2016 Holiday Stashdown Crochet-a-Long, featuring 24 free crochet patterns by 20 designers.
Crochet: Tote
Crochet bags are some of my favorite summer projects because I can put them to use right away. But, I must confess that I don’t love sewing in liners. Without a liner, I’m limited in what I can carry inside of a crocheted bag. In this pattern and tutorial, I show you how to crochet this ripple bag and how to make an easy, removable, duct tape l...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This slouchy hat features a subtle texture reminiscent of palm weaving. This pattern is also available as part of a kit here on Craftsy.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This semi-slouchy hat is a perfect commuter project. It works up quickly and is very portable, using just one skein of yarn. The tweedy yarn adds a bit of texture to the simple design. This pattern is part of the 2016 Holiday Blog Hop. Find the rest of the Blog Hop patterns here.
Crochet: Afghan block
A simple crochet edging “squares up” a 12-petal flower made with a flower loom. The pattern includes a video tutorial for the crochet part of the pattern and a link to another video tutorial for making a yarn flower with the Boye Flower Loom.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This simple shawlette recipe can be customized to your preferred size (or, to use up just the right amount of yarn!). This shawlette is perfect for accessorizing, keeping you cozy when it gets suddenly cold, or protecting your neck in air conditioning. Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, a self-patterning yarn, does all the colorwork for you.
Crochet: Scarf
This textured scarf is crocheted from side to side. A lacy shell edging is added at the end, making it a lovely gift for someone special. This pattern is part of The Scarf of the Month Club crochet-a-long with Oombawka Design Crochet and The Stitchin’ Mommy.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
The mini squares in this beginner-friendly blanket work up quickly.
Crochet: Scarf
This long and skinny accent scarf adds some color to your outfit with the added benefit of providing protection against the wind.
Crochet: Scarf
This accent scarf is made holding a multicolored yarn and solid sequin yarn together to add some flair.
Crochet: Afghan block, Baby Blanket
This preemie blanket features a simple-to-remember motif pattern. Customize your version by choosing multiple colors or using assorted yarn scraps. This pattern was designed to meet the donation requirements for Knots of Love, a charity that provides handmade caps to patients undergoing chemotherapy and tiny blankets for babies in incubators. Y...
Crochet: Scarf, Cowl
This infinity cowl works up quickly using a simple one-row stitch pattern and tall stitches. The slightly lacy shells make this infinity scarf a great year-round project. Use it to keep you warm in an air conditioned room or on a chilly night in the spring or summer, or outside during a mild fall or winter day. The length allows you to wear it ...
Crochet: Scarf
Play with color and texture in this unisex scarf. Choose a solid yarn and a coordinating self-striping (or long color repeat) yarn.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This easy stitch pattern and an unusual construction create a lacy shawl. This is a variation on the Ella’s Rhythm Shawl.
Knitting: Cowl
Use slip stitches to easily create a seemingly complex color and texture pattern while using just one yarn in each row.
Crochet: Cowl
Stitches with alternating heights create the appearance of bobbles in this textured cowl. This pattern is part of the Holiday Stashdown Crochet-a-Long 2016. You can find more details about this CAL here, or join us in the Ravelry group here.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This reversible, slightly slouchy beanie is crocheted in turned rounds to enhance the textured stitch pattern.
Crochet: Scarf, Cowl
Experiment with simple, openwork stitch combinations in this beginner-friendly infinity scarf. In Miss Babs Yowza! Whatta Skein!, this is a one-skein project.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This simple hat pattern works up quickly in super bulky yarn. Crocheting in the round in the third loop of the half double crochet stitch creates a look similar to stockinette stitch in knitting.
Crochet: Scarf
Color and texture keep this simple scarf project interesting, and it works up quickly in super bulky yarn. This scarf is sized for donation to Foster Care to Success’s Red Scarf Project, a program that provides handmade scarves to college students who have aged out of foster care.
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion
Learn Tunisian crochet with this pillow project, which teaches the basic stitch, decreasing, and binding off. This small project can be completed with a standard crochet hook. This pattern includes a video tutorial for the Tunisian crochet stitches.
Crochet: Skirt
This straight skirt is a simple project for a first-time garment crocheter.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This stripe pattern in this rectangular shawl is inspired by the serape shawls of Mexico. The special stitch creates an interesting texture and a gentle drape.
Crochet: Scarf
Mimic the look of the mistake rib knitting stitch pattern by combining stitches of different heights and working in the back loop. This beginner-friendly pattern makes a fabulously warm and stretchy unisex scarf. (It’s also a one-skein project in Lion Brand Scarfie!)
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This simple stitch pattern makes a gentle ripple for a classic baby blanket.
Crochet: Scarf
I love making shawlettes for myself because I can wear them as scarves under my coat in the cold, and then use them as accessories over my clothes while I’m out. Being a native New Yorker, I have a lot of black in my wardrobe, so the Over the Rainbow colorway in Bonita Yarns Kaleidoscopic seemed like a great way to bring a little sunshine with ...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This stretchy one-skein project is halfway between a beanie and a slouchy hat. Crocheting in the back loop of half double crochet stitches mimics the look of the stockinette stitch in knitting.
Crochet: Scarf
This gently textured scarf is a great beginner-friendly project. The unisex design works up quickly and the self-striping yarn does all the colorwork for you. This dude-approved scarf designed to meet donation requirements for the Knit Your Bit campaign at the National WWII Museum, a program that distributes handmade scarves to veterans.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
The combination of an airy stitch pattern with a cotton blend yarn makes this hat perfect for transitional weather.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Prayer shawls provide comfort to people experiencing difficult times. The beginner-friendly stitch pattern in the Maricana Lace Prayer Shawl creates a beautiful rectangular shawl with gentle waves and eyelets.
Crochet: Scarf, Cowl
Gentle textures and color changes make this infinity scarf a visual delight.
Crochet: Scarf, Cowl
This lacy and textured infinity scarf is perfect for transitional weather. The soft alpaca yarn will caress your neck and can be wrapped around up to three times.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This cute hat makes the perfect gift for a little girl who is extra sweet. Crochet different “flavors” by changing up the yarn colors.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This project is perfect for a novice shawl knitter because it is predominantly garter stitch and will not require much blocking to keep the fabric flat and even. The mirrored, plaited cables on the spine keep the shawl interesting and add a unique touch to the simple, ridged fabric.
Crochet: Throw
This child’s blanket can brighten up your home, or serve as a throw for an adult.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
The best “chemo caps” are made with love using soft yarn with minimal seaming. For this pattern, I used Lion Brand Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton Yarn. In addition to being extra soft, it can be delicately machine washed and is appropriate for most patients with allergies and chemical sensitivities.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Combine an easy stitch pattern with an unusual construction to create a lacy shawl. Use any weight yarn and an appropriate hook to crochet a triangular shawl in your preferred size. This pattern includes a video tutorial.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This stretchy hat features two widths of cable to create a cozy look that’s perfect for winter.
Crochet: Afghan block
A raised center makes this floral granny square stand out. This is one of 36 free crochet patterns for 6” (15 cm) squares by 30 different designers included in the Mystery Lapghan Crochet-A-Long. You can read more about the CAL here.
Crochet: Afghan block
I had so much fun with the 6” (15 cm) version of this textured granny square that I decided to upsize it to 12” (30.5 cm).
Knitting: Cowl
Slip stitches make colorwork easy on this simple, unisex cowl project. Use contrasting colors, or a solid with a matching variegated yarn for different results.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This textured hat is a great one-skein project in a special yarn.
Crochet: Throw
I am a huge fan of crochet motifs. I love the portability and I also enjoy using up odds and ends from my stash. This simple motif pattern creates a vibrant blanket.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Mimic the look of the mistake rib knitting stitch pattern by combining stitches of different heights and working in the back loop. When crocheted with wool, this pattern creates a stretchy cap that can accommodate a range of sizes.
Crochet: Bedding
This square blanket has a fun ribbed texture. The close stitches keep a pet cozy when inside of a crate. Although the instructions are for a small 14” (35.5 cm) square blanket, this pattern can be easily customized.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This unisex hat is loose fitting but not quite a slouchy hat. The changing stitch pattern adds nice detail to the finished hat. Photo and video tutorials for the two special stitches used in the hat are available here.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Horseshoe cables combine with garter stitch to create a textured, slouchy hat.
Knitting: Scarf
Knit with two strands of yarn held together, this unisex, chunky cable scarf is sized for both children and adults. Make one for everyone in your family or on your gift list!
Crochet: Afghan block
This adjustable square pattern uses a variation on the diagonal box stitch, also known as corner-to-corner or c2c crochet. It is one of 36 free crochet patterns for 6” (15 cm) squares by 30 different designers included in the Mystery Lapghan CAL. You can read more about the CAL here.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Three styles of cables interact to create an exciting texture for a stretchy beanie.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
The peacock stitch is another term for broomstick lace. This shawlette is crocheted from corner to corner with alternating rows of broomstick lace and “regular” crochet. (If you’re new to broomstick lace, you may want to check out the photo tutorial included with my free pattern for Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl.) I also used a wonder...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This simple motif is easily customized, making it a great go-to pattern. This version includes pastel circles against white for a colorful baby blanket.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This one-skein crescent shawl pattern pairs well with your favorite hand-dyed or variegated yarn.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
I love crocheting diagonal blankets where you increase from one corner to the center and then decrease towards the end. That way, after you reach the halfway point, each row is shorter than the last!
Crochet: Afghan block
The Mayapple flower is a lovely white flower with six petals. This square has a touch of Mayapple while also paying homage to the traditional Irish rose crochet motifs.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This variation on the pineapple motif reminds me of a little picnic basket, and this shawl is light enough to pack in your picnic basket in case it gets chilly!
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This vibrant and colorful baby blanket makes a great gift. Plan out your colors or use scrap yarn to create a unique variation.
Crochet: Throw
Stitches with different heights create zig-zagging triangles in this comfy throw.
Crochet: Skirt
This A-line skirt was inspired by Marvel Crosson, a pioneering aviator with a fabulous and flirty sense of style.
Crochet: Table Setting - Other
This set of napkin rings and wine glass “charms” is a beginner-friendly stashbuster project or last minute gift.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
These textured beanies make great gifts for your favorite mother and her child(ren). Customize the colors to suit the personality of each recipient, or make a matching set!
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
This textured washcloth is perfect for exfoliating your legs after shaving in the summer time! The stitch pattern looks woven and the chain spaces help the washcloth to dry more quickly.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This bobbled hat with stretchy ribbing makes a perfect gift for a special little girl!
Crochet: Bedspread
Combine the look of a modern nine-patch quilt with classic granny squares to make this cozy blanket. Perfect for any room in your home, this blanket can be easily customized to match your décor — simply select yarn colors to accent the style of a particular room. This blanket would also be a cozy reminder of home for a college student to take w...
Crochet: Scarf
This dramatic rippled scarf is crocheted from side to side. The popcorns and chain spaces add texture and visual interest. Use a self-striping/long color repeat yarn and let it do the striping for you!
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This beanie pattern is a great introduction to tapestry crochet in the round!
Crochet: Cowl
The peek-a-boo ripple stitch pattern in this circle scarf makes it a perfect gift for your friend who is always “too hot.” Even when worn with two wraps around, there’s a little air around the neck, too.
Crochet: Messenger Bag
This messenger bag is a great introduction to Tunisian crochet. Learn the Tunisian Simple Stitch while increasing, decreasing, and changing colors. The asymmetrical striping pattern will keep even a more experienced Tunisian crocheter engaged!
Crochet: Cowl
The inspiration behind this pattern was Amy Johnson, a pioneering English aviatrix. Amy set many flight records in the 1930s, and rose to the ranks of First Officer in the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II. She died in a crash in 1941 under disputed circumstances during a mission and her body was never recovered.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The stripes, cables, and diagonal stitch pattern on this hat will add to the scenery when you wear it on your next hike. The rolled brim gives it a cool, casual look while the interesting textures give it a special appeal.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This triangular stockinette stitch shawlette uses dropped stitches to mimic the look of stripes. The simple stitch pattern lets the mohair yarn take center stage.
Crochet: Scarf
A gently undulating stitch pattern combined with contrasting colors creates this dynamic “skinny” scarf. Working into the front loop only adds the appearance of raised and recessed lines.
Crochet: Cowl
This circle/infinity cowl is crocheted in the round. The stitch pattern creates a slightly angled edge and light texture. Changing colors in the middle adds visual interest. Using a fingering weight yarn creates a great drape.
Crochet: Cloche Hat
The inspiration behind this pattern is Ruth Elder, a pioneering aviatrix and actress. Ruth placed fifth in the first Women’s Air Derby in 1929 and was a charter member of the Ninety-Nines: International Organization for Women Pilots.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
The inspiration behind this pattern was pioneering aviatrix, Louise Thaden, who won the first Women’s Air Derby (in 1929), and was the first woman to win the Bendix Trophy (in 1936, the first year women could compete against men). Thaden had a wonderful sense of style and frequently wore neckwear. (You can find more pictures on my Louise Thaden...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Unusual color changes combined with raised post stitches make for a hat that is as unique as a snowflake! Add in the interesting and varied shapes on the edging to complete a design as special as the person you will crochet this hat for.
Knitting: Scarf
The inspiration behind this pattern was pioneering aviatrix, Marvel Crosson, who had a wonderful, flirty sense of style. (You can see pictures of Marvel here on my Marvel Crosson Pinterest board.) She was the first woman to earn a pilot’s license in Alaska and was posthumously inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011. Marvel died i...
Crochet: Scarf
This quick and easy scarf includes two small pockets for your child to store favorite finds. Personalize the scarf by including coordinating or contrasting buttons.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The inspiration behind this pattern was pioneering aviatrix, Louise Thaden, who won the first Women’s Air Derby (in 1929), and was the first woman to win the Bendix Trophy (in 1936, the first year women could compete against men). Thaden had a wonderful sense of style and frequently wore neckwear. (You can see some great pictures of her on my L...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This triangle shawl uses a variation on the granny square stitch, making it an easy project for granny square lovers. A thin yarn in spring colors transforms this pattern into a lightweight shawl. Use the same stitch pattern with a thicker yarn for a cozy fall or winter shawl. Let the yarn do the color work for you by choosing a self-striping o...
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
These circular scrubbies are perfect for removing makeup, sunscreen, or wiping away sweat in the summer. Choose an undyed or low-impact dyed cotton for sensitive skin, or for use with newborns. Make one for each day of the week!
Crochet: Scarf
This simple wrap adds glamour to any outfit.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This double-ended crochet blanket looks great – but different – on both sides. It’s also crocheted on the bias, increasing towards the center and then decreasing until the end. After you reach the center point, each row is shorter than the one before it!
Crochet: Afghan block
My grandmother used to have beautiful sunflowers in her small, backyard garden. Sunflowers always brighten my day - I hope this square does the same for you!
Crochet: Afghan block
I’m releasing a new pattern every week during (Inter)National Crochet Month, 2014. This is part of a series of blocks inspired by the Spring Garden theme of Crochetville’s NatCroMo Designer Blog Tour. The center of this square is inspired by the gerbera flower.
Crochet: Afghan block
This square is reminiscent of the colorful hydrangea shrubs that flourished in my grandmother’s neighbor’s front yard when I was a child. The pattern combines bullions, post stitches, and crossed stitches to create texture.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
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Crochet: Scarf, Cowl
Several years ago, I went to a conference in Phoenix. I stepped out of the hotel just in time to see a beautiful sunset. That sunset was the inspiration for this scarf/cowl.
Knitting: Throw
Underground Crafter’s 2014 Sampler MKAL is a great way to expand your skills or increase your stitch collection during the course of a year while working alongside other knitters and an experienced knitting teacher (and designer). If you can cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, this sampler MKAL is for you!
Crochet: Scarf
The vintage look of the bullion stitch gets updated with chunky yarn and fanciful fringes in this cozy scarf.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This rectangular stitch sampler is a twist on the traditional granny square pattern. It makes a great stroller or comfort blanket for a baby or small child.
Crochet: Scarf
This is my crochet interpretation of Kristen Cooper’s My Year in Temperatures scarf, a conceptual knitting project.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Crocheting into the back loop of the half double crochet stitches in this cabled hat creates an interesting texture while also insulating the hat, making it perfect for a cold winter day.
Crochet: Scarf
After taking a wonderful Bruges lace class with master crocheter Tatyana Mirer, I was inspired to design my own Bruges lace project. Since Bruges crochet is an imitation of the classic Belgian lace, this pattern is my way of visiting the Kantcentrum, the lace center in Bruges.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The cables on this beanie pattern are reminiscent of a sandstorm, and when combined with the orange yarn, remind me of Frank Herbert’s Dune series.
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion, Baby Blanket
The U.K. version of this pattern for a blanket and pillow set was originally published in Inside Crochet with the name “Sunshine Blanket.”
Crochet: Scarf
This unisex scarf works up quickly using a super bulky yarn. With the thick yarn and textured stitches, it provides beautiful protection against the harsh winds of late fall and winter.
Crochet: Scarf
This wide scarf uses a light weight yarn to combine a gentle drape with a textured surface.
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This wide scarf has an openwork ripple but is still warm because it is long and wide enough for several wraps around. For a cozy look, try felting the scarf in the washing machine.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque, Cloche Hat
This breathable hat is perfect for a fall or spring day. The textured long double crochet stitch creates air holes to keep your head from overheating when the weather is still mild. This is also a great stash-buster project, using approximately 150 yards of Color A and approximately 40 yards of Color B.