Carmen Nuland

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Knitting: Bag - Other
Piggy Pouch is a whimsical bag that would be perfect as a project bag or a purse that gets noticed. The nose is constructed to have a zippered edge to hold small objects such as stitch markers, lip balm or a chocolate stash.
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
The Spike Stripes Washcloth is a great way to practice the crochet spike stitch. Using two colors makes the stitch definitions pop!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
My Team Headband which I made for sports enthusiasts has been such a great hit, I decided it was time to make a hat version! Both the hat and headband have stripes of different colors, but the Team Beanie varies the stripe width and offers the option of a third stripe color!
Crochet: Bedspread, Afghan block
Bright colors and distinct textures make up this lively crochet block afghan. I made this cozy afghan for my daughter when we remade her bedroom into a “big girl” room.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
When autumn comes around, I look forward to bringing out the comfy sweaters, drinking hot apple cider, and attending high school football games. While autumn nights can get chilly, sometimes the weather only requires a light covering to keep your hands warm. The Homecoming Fingerless Mitts are a great in-between wardrobe staple; small enough to...
Knitting: Cowl
Frigid air that makes your breath “smoke,” icicles hanging from rooftops, frosty trees – these call to mind the deep icy blue color of winter. This versatile cowl is a great unisex design that will keep you warm and comfortable.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Frigid air that makes your breath “smoke”, icicles hanging from rooftops, frosty trees – these call to mind the deep icy blue color of winter. The Icy Textures hat is a wonderful unisex design that will keep you warm and comfortable.
Knitting: Scarf
Around the middle of February, I am done – just done, with winter. The nights are dark and long; the days are cloudy and gloomy. The temperatures fluctuate much like the ripples in this scarf. However, like the colors in this scarf, we often have some brilliantly colorful sunrises and sunsets – if you watch for them.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
A feminine cloche-styled hat with plenty of texture to draw the eye. This stitch pattern reminds me of a dahlia flower with its soft, scooping petals. The hat is accented by a delicate picot edging.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Mourning doves may seem plain – drab, neutral colored birds, but I find an inherent beauty to them that I tried to capture in this shawl design.
Crochet: Washcloth / Dishcloth
I’ve always loved the star stitch! It’s such a pretty stitch and not overly difficult to create. Any item made from rows and rows of this stitch are gorgeous in themselves, but I wanted something a little different.
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
To market, to market to buy … whatever your heart desires!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I’ve always thought that simple single-stitch colorwork patterns look like little tiny hearts from a distance. This design works up quickly as a warm gift for your sweetheart – at any time of the year!
Knitting: Mittens
I’ve always thought that simple single-stitch colorwork patterns look like little tiny hearts from a distance. This design works up quickly as a warm gift for your sweetheart – at any time of the year!
Knitting: Mittens
These fun and simple hand cozies combine a simple stitch and a wild yarn for an easy knit with plenty of personality. Using the shifting waves of Chroma color to keep things lively, the simple repeats and short floats make this a great project for a colorwork beginner.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Made in super bulky yarn, the Bass Mountain hat is a quick project that you can make in a couple of hours for a fast gift. It has simple lines highlighted with the use of a great contrasting yarn. This is a great pattern for using up a single skein of Super Bulky yarn along with scraps for the accent color.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Who doesn’t need a little crab(by) in their life?! Crandall was one of my first designs and he’s delighted to finally meet all of you!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This stitch pattern reminded me of craggy rock cliffs that would be great for climbing. Can’t you just picture using those crevices as hand-holds? Not that you’d catch me climbing cliffs like that – unless there was a giant bouncy net beneath it!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I almost named this shawl “Sunset” as it reminds me of the very end of the day when the sun is just going down and you have the warm colors at the horizon and the darkness of night closing in. This shawl points to the Earth and expands into the night-time horizons where you can almost see the stars appearing.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a quick, fun hat you can make for the whole family and is a great one-skein project! It uses the mock cable eyelet stitch. As I was working this hat, it reminded me of the rings in calamari. The brim is wide enough to fold over, or it can be worn long and slouchy.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
I work in a new building but for some reason they can’t seem to get the temperature set in a consistent manner so the office staff can work comfortably. It’s always freezing, even in the summer time! Of course I have a stash of cardigan sweaters I can slip on, but sometimes I need a little extra something to keep my hands warm!
Crochet: Toys and Hobbies - Other
Make this granny-square styled triangle to use as toy hammock to store stuffed animals and keep them off the floor. The points of the triangle are loops that are reinforced to support the weight.
Knitting: Tote
Ahhh… autumn. My favorite time of year with cooler temperatures, pumpkins, apple-picking, and digging out comfy knits to wear. While you can’t wear this project, it’s a great way to show your love of the season even when it’s too warm for heavy sweaters.
Knitting: Cowl
Moving Forward is a stylish cowl that points you in the right direction towards a quick one-skein gift; or make one for yourself to dress up a simple shirt.
Crochet: Potholder
This is a simple crocheted trivet or potholder that is made from 100% wool which can then be felted to tighten the stitches. It is crocheted in the round using a 2-row repetitive pattern.
Crochet: Market bag (slouchy)
This bag a “mystery” only in that we will be using a random number generator to determine what stitch and color to use for that day. You can follow along with the CAL or create your own list of random choices to work independently. A planning worksheet is included in the PDF download. I will create a list of numbers for the CAL - or feel free t...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
I designed this hat years ago when my daughter was an infant and she needed a cool, yet protective hat for a camping trip. Necessity is the mother of invention!
Knitting: Headband
Show off your team spirit with this quick and easy headband made in your favorite team colors. I chose Cascade 220 for this project because it is produced in so many colors that you should be able to find a match for your favorite team – whether local, college or national.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This cabled hat design was inspired by all the birch and aspen leaves that were falling and floating around our surrounding woods last fall. It has small cables around the edges to frame the design and simulate the blades of the leaf. Larger cables become the ribs of the leaf.
Crochet: Market bag (slouchy)
Make your trips to the Farmer’s Market and the grocery store more enjoyable with this lightly textured shopping bag! The recommended yarn for this bag is a cotton/acrylic blend - the cotton in the yarn makes it soft and the acrylic adds some stability. 100% cotton yarn can also be used although it may “grow” with time.
Crochet: Headband
This headband came about because I wanted something to keep the hair away from my face, but I have thick hair (and a big head?) and therefore most commercial headbands are too tight. I came up with the idea of using a sock yarn with stretchy elastic to do most of the work in creating a comfortable headband.
Crochet: Food Cozy
If you have small children around during the summer months,
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
Show off your patriotism with this charming stars and stripes bag. It’s the perfect size to carry small projects such as socks, hats, or children’s toys or use it to store circular needles and tools.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This is a classic-styled pillow cover design that uses three (= trinity) different styles of cable stitches to create an interesting pattern that only looks complex.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This is a classic-styled pillow cover design that uses three (= trinity) different styles of cable stitches to create an interesting pattern that only looks complex.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
A lovely six-pointed snowflake pattern to add to your collection!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a quick-knit hat in bulky yarn. The trickiest part is working the decreased stitches at the top of the hat as your circle gets smaller.
Knitting: Cowl
Gauge is not important in the pattern.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Approximately 10” square. Gauge is not important. Use any worsted-weight cotton yarn.
Crochet: Softies - Other
Will also need a pipe cleaner or other stiffening agent for each note, fiberfill and a yarn needle for weaving in ends.