PurpleIguana

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Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Well color me surprised that LB Shawl in a Ball is considered worsted weight. It sure looks fingering/sport weight to me. Must be the fuzz. Anyway…
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is a mod of my Movie Night Shawl. I tweaked it so that it would be narrower, more scarf-like, and more dramatically asymmetrical. I also wanted to give it more of a saw-tooth bottom border.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I solemnly swear that I truly meant well…
Crochet: Cowl
A half-granny variation on the Simple Gaiter. I had some leftover Aran weight acrylic that I made this with, but you may absolutely use your favorite wool if you prefer.
Crochet: Scarf
The longest journey begins with a single step. Start your crochet adventure here!
Crochet: Cowl
If you are like me, and are perpetually cold when it’s even just a little chilly out, then this is the perfect accessory to couple with a V-neck coat or for tucking in under a cardigan.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Submitted for your approval… three different takes on the same basic shawl. Made for the beginner, this shawl features 1) a simple pattern--only double crochet and (optional) chain stitches, 2) a heavy weight yarn, and 3) a large hook… so you can see yourself making rapid progress and feel that sense of accomplishment once it is done. The large...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I must be in a one-row kind of mood lately, because here’s another shawl that simply has one real row. This shawl is basically a ch3 mesh and makes a great lightweight shawl.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Another easy one-row shawl that you can memorize in a snap and knock out in a day, or a weekend, this openwork filet shawl is great for when the weather is cool, but not cold. Bulk it up with a heavier yarn and a larger hook and make yourself something you can really snuggle into.
Crochet: Scarf
About five years ago, I created this shell scarf pattern, and for some reason, I never bothered to write it up. When I came across it again in my projects, I knew it was time.
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
I love shawls and shawlettes and crescent-ish shaped scarves, but what I don’t like about the top-down structure is the fact that the rows get crazy long at the end.
Crochet: Scarf
While I was making Brenna, I had an idea for a scarf that had the shell edging going along both sides. And that’s really all the backstory there is on this one. I tried it out and it worked, so I wrote it up, included a crudely-drawn chart, and here we have it.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I first crocheted this shawl with Lion Brand Heartland yarn, thus the name, but that felt too heavy for me. So I did it again in fingering weight yarn, and the resulting fabric is lovely and has lots of drape. Clearly, I made a good choice!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
As a designer, I often refer to myself as “a Pooh of very little brain.” I can’t help it--I love patterns with easy repeats that I don’t have to think too hard about, and when those patterns turn out looking amazing, it makes me beyond happy.
Crochet: Scarf
A touch of elegance matched with simplicity of design, this scarf will not only make a great addition to your wardrobe, but it will also keep those chilly breezes at bay.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Perfect for summer! This light-weight, openwork shawl will enhance your wardrobe without breaking a sweat.
Crochet: Scarf
It could just be because I recently binged on the first three seasons of Game of Thrones, but dragons have been tickling at the edges of my imagination.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is only “sort of” a half circle shawl because it actually works out to be 7/12 of a circle. Spokes radiate out from the top center of this shawl, reminiscent of the suns we all drew as children. Eyelet rows for visual interest--add a little, or add a lot. Change it up to suit your own personal style!
Crochet: Cowl
Toying around with charting stitches, I thought this particular pattern rather resembled a martini glass. And when I crocheted it up, it only took me an hour or two. What better name than Happy Hour?
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
You know how some days, you just want to curl up on the couch and have a movie night? And then maybe you want to crochet a little something to keep those fidgety hands at bay, but you want a really easy pattern to follow so you don’t have to miss your movie counting stitches or back-tracking the pattern to troubleshoot an error?
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Meaning “little winged one,” Alita got its name because the shawl, when blocking, looked very much like a wing.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This fun little variation gives a splash of interest to an otherwise ordinary hat.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
A slight variation on my Simply Spirals hat which creates a more dramatic twist to the spiral.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is probably the easiest lace you’ll do, but if you’re not that good at reading your stitches and troubleshooting your mistakes, you might want to use lifelines. However, I’m more of a crocheter and a knitted lace newb, and I sailed through this with few hang-ups… and none that weren’t easily fixable.
Crochet: Gloves
This is not a pattern. This is a “recipe” for custom fitting a glove to your (or another’s) hand. The method is pretty intuitive for the more experienced crocheter, with easy-to-follow instructions and explanations for a newer crocheter. A hand drawn chart is included for the thumb gusset.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
If you need to keep a cold head warm or work up a quick gift for someone, then this is the pattern for you! This is a simple, no frills sort of hat, which can easily be dressed up by using a higher-end or nicely variegated yarn, or a quick shell edging. To make a slouch hat, add more rows after the increases!
Crochet: Hands - Other
I’d originally thought this up with the idea that, for someone who preferred a mitten, it would be easier to manage keys or pick things up off the ground if the index finger were “free” of the mitt, so to speak. Come to find out that these things already exist and are commonly referred to as “Trigger Finger Mitts” or things of that nature. But ...
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
Done in wool, these one-skein fingerless mitts will work up thick and keep your hands toasty warm on chilly days. Work up in no time!
Crochet: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This asymmetrical shawlette/scarf is worked from the center to the points--no seaming! (With simple modifications, it can easily be symmetrical, if you like.) It’s really fast and easy once you get into the rhythm of it. Here’s hoping the pattern is written well enough to get into the rhythm. :)
Crochet: Cleaning - Other
I’ve crocheted a few wash cloths for the kids, and it just seems like once they are soaked with water, they are so big and clumsy to deal with as to be almost impractical. So I figured I’d make them some soap sacks instead. They should be easier for them to hold onto, and when the soap gets down to that nasty little leftover sliver, we don’t ha...
Crochet: Scarf
Cute and stylish, this pattern crochets up in no time! Can be made in adult or child sizes.
Crochet: Ankle Sock
The .pdf file is NOT for a pattern. It is for a method to custom fit a sock to your foot. If I gave you a pattern, it would only help you make a sock that fit my foot, and you’d have to hope that you and I had the same size foot.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Update: It seems some people have been having problems understanding this pattern. I’ve gone back, and… yeah, I’m not great at writing patterns. So, I’ve fixed it up (I hope), and re-uploaded the .pdf. If you downloaded your pattern BEFORE 3/4/2012 and you’re having troubles, give this one a try. I hope it all works out.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
When I make afghan squares for charity, I usually do my Bumpy Square design. I like it so much, and it’s so easy, that I wondered if it could possibly be worked up as a hat. I tinkered, and came up with this.
Knitting: Bag - Other, Cozy - Other
Want to add a personal touch to that gift of wine? Something a little nicer than a plain old bag? In not a lot of time, you can whip up something that is simple, yet truly special.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This super-warm hat works up in about 25 minutes and is double-thick--perfect for keeping out those cold breezes!
Crochet: Slippers
I felt that my original short-faux heel slipper socks needed some revision. This version has a little more shaping to fit the foot more snugly, but still has the same easy heel. The shaping makes this pattern a bit trickier than the original, but I think it makes for a much better fit to my foot. (Although, admittedly, I did a weird thing with ...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Wide enough to be worn as a shawl or stole. Lacy enough to bunch up and wear as a scarf without being bulky and uncomfortable. This versatile accessory is a beautiful addition to the dressy or casual outfit.
Crochet: Slippers
I hope this pattern works out as well for you as it did for me!
Crochet: Stitch pattern
Items made from my patterns are intended for personal use, sale, or world domination--as long as I get a parking space wherever I want once the world is yours.
Crochet: Stitch pattern
Worked flat in back and forth rows, you end up getting a good, dense fabric with a bit of “nubbly” relief detail. It resists curling and actually has a fair amount of drape for as dense as it is.
Crochet: Home - Other
I have recently remade this using bulky yarn and an H hook. There are only minor changes to the pattern, but I haven’t decided whether or not it requires writing up or whether this pattern gives you enough of an idea that you can make your own modifications.
Crochet: Scarf
Works up so fast and easy!
Crochet: Afghan block
Items made from my patterns are intended for personal use, sale, or world domination--as long as I get a parking space wherever I want once the world is yours.
Crochet: Afghan block
Items made from my patterns are intended for personal use, sale, or world domination--as long as I get a parking space wherever I want once the world is yours.
Crochet: Afghan block
Items made from my patterns are intended for personal use, sale, or world domination--as long as I get a parking space wherever I want once the world is yours.
Crochet: Pet Toys
Items made from my patterns are intended for personal use, sale, or world domination--as long as I get a parking space wherever I want once the world is yours.
Crochet: Scarf
Items made from my patterns are intended for personal use, sale, or world domination--as long as I get a parking space wherever I want once the world is yours.
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion
Gauge is not important, but what is important is that the fabric is tight enough that it won’t leak polyfil. If your stitches are too loose, either go down a hook size or double strand your yarn.