July 29, 2012

Top With Stripes in Paris

"Every girls summer dream? Just like Helena Christensen on a Caribbean beach, umbrella drinks and prince charming around the corner... "
Size: XS/S – M – L

Materials: DROPS Paris from Garnstudio
150-200-200 g color no17, off-white
50 g of each of the following colors for all sizes:
No 20, light rose, no 25 moss green, no 26 beige, no 33 dark rose, no 45 orange

DROPS Crochet Hook size 4.5 mm/US 7
Mother of pearl buttons nr. 522, 2 - 3 pcs. for side slit.

July 27, 2012

The Amazing Lionheart!

Shauna Richardson Artist Shauna Richardson stands next to her latest work, Lionheart Project, a giant crochet sculpture of three lions on May 1, 2012 in Chatsworth, England. The Lionheart Project is a giant crochet sculpture of three lions reflecting the rich textile heritage of the East Midlands. Shauna Richardson used 36 miles of Swaledale wool from the Derbyshire Dales to create the interpretation of the three golden lions on Richard the Lionheart?s coat of arms. The work will tour the East Midlands before moving to London's Natural History Museum as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

 I don't have a pattern for you today, but I have something really cool to show you!

As winner of Artists taking the lead, (London 2012s Cultural Olympiad challenge), the Lionheart Project is one of 12 commissions across the nation.

The Lionheart Project features three giant hand crocheted lions in a custom-built, mobile, glass case to travel around the East Midlands. These powerful sculptures reflect the region in both symbol and materials. Richard the Lionheart’s three lions crest is created using locally sourced Peak District wool, celebrating our rich textile heritage.

Shauna Richardson is the artist.  She has invented what she calls ‘Crochetdermy’ which evolved out of the exploration of the theory that  ‘Anything can be art’. She uses crochet to sculpt realistic life-size animals!  Richardson has received much critical acclaim. Her work is receiving worldwide media coverage and selling into collections across the globe.

"The lion structures are sculpted out of polystyrene and set around steel skeletons. Using her one colour one stitch freestyle technique, Shauna then single-handedly crochets the three skins tracing muscular contours as she goes.

 Shauna wishes to highlight crochet as a valid contemporary medium, hoping to educate and inspire a new generation of practitioners." (lionheartproject.com)


July 26, 2012

Off Center Gold & Black Pendant

A beautiful necklace pattern!  I love crochet jewellry!

By Donna Collinsworth of Donna’s Crochet Designs

Size 10 crochet thread in Black

Three 27 yd skeins DMC size 5 Metallic Pearl Cotton in Gold

Size 7 & 0 (zero) hook and needle to take crochet thread.



July 25, 2012

Whimsical Duster

Whimsical Duster

"Crocheted in easy-care yarn, this duster travels well and gives a lift to a plain outfit."

Designed By: Double Stitch Twins

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Supplies:  RED HEART® Super Saver: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins 981 Fall.
Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10½].
Stitch markers, yarn needle.

Size:  Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large, X-Large and 2X are in parentheses.

July 23, 2012

Orange Blossom Blanket

"Granny squares have never been cooler!"

Measurements: approx. 92 x 136 cm / 36 1/4" x 53½"

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
500 g color no 17, off white
200 g color no 13, orange
200 g color no 38, raspberry
100 g color no 01, apricot
100 g color no 14, strong yellow
100 g color no 33, medium pink

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 – or size needed to get 14 dc x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''. Each square should measure approx. 22 x 22 cm / 8¾" x 8¾".

July 20, 2012

Paris Crochet Tunic

Paris Crochet Tunic (Free)

"Tahki Yarns Paris Crochet Tunic is just the thing for summer. It gives your skin plenty of air so that you can stay cool during those hot days, and it adds a bit of cover over a camisole or tank. "

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, XL, 2X)

Finished Measurements:
Bust - 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”
Length - 22.5 (23.5, 24, 24, 25)”

Yarn: 5 (6, 7, 7, 8) hanks Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic Lite in color #4882 Blueberry

Hook: F-5 (3.75mm) crochet hook

July 18, 2012

Jordynn's Dress

I have a little pattern for you today.  This is an adorable dress for a little girl, I love it!

Designed by: Ashley Phelps

Yarns suggested:  Red Heart Shimmer

Materials:  Hook size 5.5 mm (I), 6.0 mm (J)

Sizes available: 12 month to 18 month female toddler

July 17, 2012

A Long Top

"A long top. Perfect with white summer outfits or maybe with your bikini on the beach?"
Size: S/M – L – XL

Materials: DROPS Silke-Alpaca from Garnstudio
350-400-500 g colour no 6208, light grey-blue

DROPS crochet hook size 6 mm – or the crochet hook size needed to obtain correct crochet tension.

July 16, 2012

"Mein Hut" (My Hat)

 I love this very classy hat!

Materials: 5 skeins Classic Yarns RY, silk/cotton, (50g, 90m,98 yds) Mink 683. This is a DK sized
Crochet hook size G (4.0mm) and H (5.0mm), a stitch marker, a yarn needle, Two 1 ½ “ plastic

Size: 21” to 22” head size

Get the Free Pattern!

July 15, 2012

A Cream Skirt

A cute skirt pattern!  This pattern only gives directions for a small size, however, if your an avid crocheter, it would be quite easy to make it larger.  

#1 Stainless Steel Hook
180 grams of cotton crochet thread

Get the Free Pattern!

July 13, 2012

Dog Leash and Collar

Dog Leash & Collar

Here's something a little different for you today!  Now I wish I had a dog!

Designed By: Lisa Gentry
Skill Level:  Easy

Supplies:  J. & P. Coats® “Crochet Nylon™”: 1 tube 16 Natural.
Crochet Hook: 3.5mm (US E-4)
Yarn needle.
1” D-ring.
1” Latch.
1” Snap Buckle.

Size:  Collar: 1” wide x 9½” or desired length.
Leash: 50” long

July 12, 2012

Rozetti Laurel Stole

This is beautiful and a great wedding apparel idea!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: One size fits most

Finished Measurements: approx. 73” x 18”, not including fringe

Yarn: 5 balls Rozetti Polaris (65% Acrylic/31% Wool/4% Payette, 50g/191yds) color 61002 Luna

Hook: US D/3 (3.25mm)

Gauge: Rnd 1 = approx. 2” square

July 11, 2012

Floral Accent Tank Top

Front of the Floral Accents Tank Top

"Light-weight, simple, elegant... wear it over a camisole, bathing suit, or sweater... this versatile top is a perfect accent to your warm-weather wardrobe."

The hem on each side is split, allowing for a better fit around the hips, and edges are un-accented to draw attention to the straps. Each strap is designed to look like a flowered vine clinging to the body of the shirt, accenting the flowers worked throughout the body.

Size:  This pattern can be made to fit any size(s).

Skill:  Intermediate

Materials: #10 Cotton Thread, Steel Crochet Hook, Measuring Tape, Scissors, Sewing Needle (For Crochet Thread)

July 9, 2012

Tripoli -Bikini

"Fun and retro for the beach!"

Size: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL/XXXL
Materials: DROPS MUSKAT SOFT from Garnstudio
150-150-150-150-200-200 g color no 16, denim blue/white

Size: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL/XXXL
Materials: DROPS MUSKAT SOFT from Garnstudio
100-100-100-100-100-150 g color no 16, denim blue/white

CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6 – or size needed to get 18 sc x 20 rows vertically = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

July 7, 2012

Ball Necklace

Crochet Ball Necklace

A very cool necklace pattern!

Designed By: Hartmut Hass

Skill Level: Intermediate

Supplies:  AUNT LYDIA’S® “Classic Crochet Thread,” Size 10: 1 Ball 419 Ecru.
Steel Crochet Hook: 1.5mm [US 7].
20 ½” wooden beads, fiberfill, yarn needle.

Size:  Necklace is 70” long.

July 5, 2012

Celia (Cami and Shawl)

I need to make this cami for myself!  It is pretty!

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Shown in size Small.

Directions are for women's size Small. Changes for sizes Medium and Large are
in parentheses.


Bust – 32(36-40)".
Length – 21 1/2(22-22 1/2)" (Not including straps or bottom edgings).
Note: This garment is designed to fit very close to the body.  Please take this into
consideration when choosing your size.
Shawl:  Approximately 24 1/2” x 82”.

BERROCO SUEDE (50 grs), 6(7-8) balls #3718 Holster for Camisole.
BERROCO TOUCHE (50 grs), 14 balls #7922 Shiraz for Shawl.
Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G) for Camisole, size 5.00 mm (H) for Shawl OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Two 12 x 12mm natural wood barrel beads (optional) for Camisole.

July 4, 2012

Plaid Slippers


Imagine the fun you'll have with trying out variations of colors with this pattern!  And it's my mom's pattern, she owns several awesome free patterns!

Yarn: I used smaller balls of yarn left over from other projects so I don't know how much this pattern would take. I would say no more than 3 - 50 g balls. This pattern is great for using left over yarn though, so look through your stash before purchasing more. 

Use 3 colors, a dark color, a lighter shade, and white. In this pattern I used black, gray and white. There are so many color choices you could use that would look great. 

Hook: 5 mm 

July 3, 2012

Retro Style Bikini

"Retro-style bikini for the summer!"

Size: XS - S - M - L - XL

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
100-100-100-100-100 g color no 17, white


Size: XS - S - M - L - XL

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
50-50-50-50-100 g color no 17, white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C – or size needed to get 26 sc x 28 rows (24 dc x 13 rows) = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

July 2, 2012

Good Morning Mug Hug

Good Morning Mug Hug

"This nice gift idea will brighten the day with a smiling face and let someone know you care. Crochet one for yourself too. It will keep a morning cup of coffee or tea warm while you enjoy your morning."

Designed By: Michele Wilcox
Skill Level:  Easy

Supplies:  RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 885 Delft Blue A, 321 Gold B, and 312 Black C.
Crochet Hook: 5.0mm [US H-8].
Yarn needle, ¾” diameter button, black embroidery floss.

Hug fits 4” high mug with 3” top diameter and 2” bottom diameter.