Susan Elston

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is for a top-down, seamless, slouchy ponytail/messy bun beanie made in an airy double-crochet mesh that’s perfect for winter conditions that are chilly but less-than frigid. I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn for the sample in the photos, but most any worsted/aran weight size 4 yarn should be suitable. My sample hat used slightly ...
Crochet: Vest
This Swingy Shawlivest is an eye-catching, reversible layering piece worked in a shape reminiscent of a classic top-down crochet shawl in an airy mesh fabric that drapes wearers of any size comfortably with ample positive ease. The seamless extended-double-crochet mesh pattern is easy to memorize. Choose to work until your Shawlivest is the len...
Crochet: Cozy - Other
This is a simple crocheted pouch in a size intended to fit the Freestyle Libre glucose monitor or other devices of comparable size (about 4 inches tall by 2.25 inches wide by 0.5 inches deep). The pouch has a button closure at the top to keep your monitor secure. Having the pouch attached to a lanyard makes it possible to wear your monitor at a...
Crochet: Hats - Other
This Santa Sack Hat has a comfortably loose, slouchy fit and no side seams on the crown for a smooth appearance.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
I am releasing this pattern during October 2014 because in the USA, October has become the single biggest month for cancer-awareness causes in the form of the Pink October breast cancer movement.
Crochet: Placemat
This Simple Vertical Stripe Placemat crochet pattern makes a rectangular placemat approximately 10 inches tall by 14 inches wide.
Knitting: Dress
After seeing some cute, fun knit dress designs for little girls that utilize ruffled scarf yarn in the skirt, I wanted to knit a jumper for my grand niece, Morgan. However, since none of the dress designs I had seen were quite what I had in mind to make for her, I started working freehand, from the bottom hem of the skirt upward.
Knitting: Cowl
The Shawlcowl Pullover is designed to mimic the trendy look of wearing a shawl as a scarf combined with the comfortable ease of wearing a pullover cowl.
Crochet: Cozy - Other
CozyTote™ helps you carry a full (covered) container of your favorite drink just about anywhere, spill-free. All it takes to carry your CozyTote™ and keep it upright is one finger. The CozyTote™ makes it easy to carry a beverage with you anywhere you walk – while shopping, hiking, etc.
Crochet: Tote
I call this tote a “fishbowl” style because the overall shape reminds me of a fishbowl. It is a roomy tote that is quick to make in a double-crochet mesh and is ideal for carrying the materials for your latest project.
Knitting: Scarf
Scarf finished size is approximately 7 inches wide by 66 inches long, not including the 6-inch fringe on each end. The fabric is knitted in a 2-by-2 rib. Gauge isn’t terribly important when you’re making a scarf, but this ribbed fabric came out to about 6 stitches per inch for me. You can make your scarf narrower or wider, according to your pre...