Quick Cat Mask -free crochet pattern-

“… Stoic, silent, and mysterious, the cat represents the guardian of the Otherworld.  They keep the secrets of the Otherworld eternally to themselves, as they gaze with guile upon a world that does not see or understand the depth of their knowledge.” (
I wrote this pattern a couple of years ago and it was exclusively available on Ravelry as a PDF file. I almost forgot about it, until recently, because I was going through my free patterns list and creating a photo collage of my patterns. As of now, it is no longer available anywhere but here!!  So I present you... a quick and cute Halloween (or just for fun) pattern, enjoy!
Skill Level:  Easy Yarn: Approximately 50 yards Worsted Weight (4) Hook: 4.5mm (7) Size:  Fits adult head.  Measures 7 inches across, not including whiskers.  Straps are adjustable to fit. Gauge:  Not important.
Stitches (St) Used: Sl st=slip stitch Ch=chain Sc=Single Crochet Hdc=Half Double Crochet Dc=Double Crochet Tr=Tre…

How to Crochet a CHUNKY Broomstick Lace Headband

Materials: Small Ball of Chunky (Size 5) YarnSize 6.5mm Crochet HookSize 20mm Large Knitting Needle Filmed on a quiet evening while sick with a cold in a nice hotel room in Toronto, Ontario! I was there for work, but I took advantage of the quiet time. I had planned on speaking, but my voice was so raspy from the sickness, I decided I should probably do a text over instead. 
 Don't be afraid of broomstick lace!  In this video, I am using 3 loops, but you can make broomstick lace with 1 up to 5 loops. It really depends on what you are making. I can't wait to share more videos with you soon!

Venetian Hanging Plant Holder

I have loved the Venetian Lace square for a very long time. There's SO much you can do with it. I will get into those other projects another day, but today I am going to show you my hanging plant holders!

It's a bit inspired by macrame, though I love crochet much more. This pattern can easily be adjusted to fit various different plant pots by adjusting your yarn (or thread) and hook. You are going to have to play with setting your gauge to get a specific size, but to be honest, I just winged it and both sizes that I made worked out perfect!

The first hanging plant holder I made, I used a size 3.5mm crochet hook and worsted weight size 4 cotton crafting yarn. Each square measures approximately 6 inches.

For the second plant holder, I used a size 2.00mm crochet hook and size 10 crochet thread. Each square measures about 4 inches.

Just remember that these will stretch!

The length of the straps is entirely up to you!

THE PATTERN - you will be making five squares and joining…

Video Phone Lanyard! Video Included


Materials:  Size 3 (DK Weight) Yarn; Knitca Bamboo used in pattern; small amountCrochet hook size USD3/3.25mmYarn Needle to sew in ends

Ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.
Rnd 1: Ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *(3dc, ch2) in ch5 loop** 3 times, 2dc in ch5 loop, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5 to join.
Rnd 2: Sc in 1st ch2 space, ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch2); 3dc in same ch2 space, *(3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, 2dc in beginning ch2 space, sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch4 to join.
Rnd 3: Sc in 1st ch2 space, ch3, 2sc in same space, *(sc between next 2dc) 5 times, (2sc, ch3, 2sc) in next ch2 space** 3 times, (sc between next 2dc) 5 times, sc in beginning ch2 space, sl st in 1st sc to join. Do NOT fasten off.

Neck Straps
Sl st in 1st ch3 space, (ch151, turn; sl st back 150 chs) twice. Do NOT fasten off.

Phone Holding Straps
Side 1: Sl st in same ch3 space, ch *30, sl st in next ch3 space (corner) Sides 2 and 3: Ch *20, sl st in next…

The Whirly Top! -a free crochet pattern & Scheepjes Whirl Review

I know… it's been a while since I've posted any patterns. Life's been busy. Between my full time job and family life at home, I've been struggling to keep up with my blogging and pattern writing. I've never stopped crocheting, and have a notebook full of patterns and notes over the past year that I'd love to be able to bring out of hiding. From hats (lots of hats!) to clothing patterns, today… I am bringing you a fun twist (pun intended) on a cute crochet top!

A few weeks ago, I was invited by Yarn Canada to review a yarn called “Whirl” by Scheepjes. Immediately, I had to check this out online to see if it was a good fit for me. Scheepjes Whirl is a fingering weight yarn cake that is available in 15 beautiful color variations. I was impressed! I chose “Watermelon Hell Raiser”not just because it has a cool name, but it looks cool too!

So I accepted the invite to review. I've been on this crochet home d├ęcor kick lately and have been making plant holders, bask…