Month: August 2021

September Gnome, Harvest Basket, And a Birthday SALE

August was the big birthday month in my household (my husband and both our daughters) but September is MY birthday month! Now, before anyone starts thinking I’m doing 40% off because I’m 40 – I am only 34! I was going to do 30% off but it just didn’t seem like a good enough gift

Summer Direction CAL & August Summary

This post is going to be a mix of personal stuff, a monthly summary, and instructions for how to continue the Summer Direction CAL. You can skip to whatever part you find most interesting. Personal Twelve years ago, under a hot summer sun, I said “I do”. Mitch and I got married on his parents’

Summer Direction CAL: Dark Arrows

So far we have done the foundation rows and then Chevron A twice. If you are using the interlocking / Locked Filet Mesh / LFM crochet technique you had to follow two different sets of instructions to get the Chevron A to show up on the right side of your work. This “Dark Arrows” section

Eiffel Tower Wall Hanging, My Turn

In April 2021, in issue 68, Crochet Now! published my Eiffel Tower Wall Hanging. What a dream come true to be published in a magazine! It is an overlay mosaic crochet pattern. I used Scheepjes Organicon yarn (4-ply, fingering weight) and as per their requirements the pattern was written in UK terminology. Now that the

Summer Direction CAL: Chevron A

A few days ago we started my Summer Direction Crochet-A-Long (CAL). You can see a list of all my CALs here: If you’d rather not wait for all the free releases (or you’re desperate for the charts), you can grab a FULL copy of the pattern and charts on Etsy or Ravelry. Get 50%

Summer Direction CAL for Overlay Mosaic Crochet

My Summer Direction CAL now begins!

Summer Direction CAL for Interlocking Crochet

My Summer Direction CAL begins!

Interlocking Version of my Sunglasses Strip

Most of my patterns are written up for BOTH interlocking crochet AND overlay mosaic crochet. When I decided to join the Friends Around the World 6th Anniversary CAL (FATW6): Adventures in Mosaic Crochet I first designed this cool sunglasses piece. I made my Mosaic Sunglasses Strip for both techniques because it was possible. And I

FATW6: Mosaic Sunglasses Strip

This is my contribution to the Friends Around the World 6th Anniversary CAL (FATW6) “Adventures in Mosaic Crochet” hosted by CAL – Crochet A Long. This “Mosaic Sunglasses Strip” is free on the blog and as a ravelry download and also has a supporting YouTube video!

Summer Direction CAL Spoiler

Yardage charts for the Summer Direction CAL

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