Cara Louise Reitbauer

Cara Louise Reitbauer

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I have been crocheting since about 1974 at the age of 8 when my mother taught me with regular yarn and larger crochet hooks. A year or two later, she found a bag that had been her mother’s which contained some gorgeous doilies her mother had made, along with some skinny crochet thread and some impossibly small steel crochet hooks. I fell in love at that first sight, and created my very first doily that day by copying one of hers.

I am both honored and humbled to be able to follow in the crafting footsteps of my grandmother. She died before I was born, but the love and care evident in her handiwork of those exquisite doilies spoke to me. Each piece that I create is a testament to my heritage, and I strive to work each stitch with that same Spirit evident in Grandmere’s precious pieces. No amount of mass production can possibly convey the same heartfelt devotion as an item held in your lap while being fashioned. Every time I make something, I feel a kinship with this beloved grandmother I was never able to meet. My hope is that my passion is transferred into the items I make, elevating my creations out of the ordinary. I strive to capture an essence of real faith and love that a mass produced thing just never can.

3 birds, and a grown son and daughter-in-law call me mom… and now 2 little somebodies call me Nonna too!!

I love all shades of pink and have fun dyeing my naturally silver locks magenta or fuchsia whenever the mood strikes!

original designs

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HD-C2C Shawl
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Stay Put Shoulder Blanket
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Cara's Flower Shoulder Bag
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Cara's Flower Square
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Dad's Favorite Shoulder Blanket
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Mini Butterfly
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Three Seagulls
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Crunch Stitch Washcloths
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Mini Sugar Skull Charm
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Pea, Bee, and Jay
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Ponytail Sunhat
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Heart Cuff Bracelet
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Lacy Cables Ice Cream Pint Cozy
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Inside Out Sunhat - Adult Sizes
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Phone/Tablet Holder Upper Thing
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Zeke's Dishcloth
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Jimmy's S3 Mitts
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S3 Socks
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Bella's Booties
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Lattice Angel
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Remy's Favorite Slippers
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Inside Out Sunhat - Child Sizes
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Moss-Stitch Soup Bowl Cozy
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Sparkle Earrings or Hairclips
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Give Yourself A Hand Oven Mitt
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Sunshine Wrist Bag
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Meme's Shawl
Two Simple Shapes:26 Crocheted Cardigans, Tops & Sweaters
  • Meme's Shawl
  • Two Simple Shapes:26 Crocheted Cardigans, Tops & Sweaters
Light and Lacy Ruana
Two Simple Shapes:26 Crocheted Cardigans, Tops & Sweaters
Scallop Shell Vest
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Owl Hat
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Lacy Chemisette Modesty Panel
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Earth Goddess Cuff Bracelet
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Light and Lacy Vest
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Holly & Ivy Kissing Ball
Crochet for Christmas
Lacy Lightweight Cowl with Beads
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Small Christmas Angel Laina
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Delta Lace Easter Egg
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Christmas Angel Boy
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Lacy Cables Cup Cozy Set
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Mini Daisy Decoration
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