Valentines conjures up lacy hearts for me. And this heart is so pretty and versatile you could embellish linen or even mold the hearts to add to garlands, wreaths or chain them together for a Valentine garland all unto themselves!
Start with this, add that and finish up with… and presto, a beautiful doily is what you end up with. Well it’s almost like a blog hop and design improv at the same time. And what fun, what beautiful results…
Larger crochet patterns need more time, so I decided to put together a round up of larger or more time consuming free Christmas patterns. And the best part is, not only are they free, but you still have enough time to get them stitched!
As part of the Facebook Group, Designers Potpourri, we’re stitching an angel for Christmas! Week 4 instructions for our angel are now posted!
For the avid “threadie” crocheter! The perfect way to keep your ball of thread close at hand so it doesn’t twist or kink!
A couple days ago, I shared a free crochet pattern for a beautiful thread coaster designed by Rebeckah Ferger of Rebeckah’s Treasures. This lovely coaster will not only protect your furniture from rings, but will add elegant beauty to your home décor!
Stitch up a passel of ghost lollipop covers and place in a setting! They’re fun grouped together and the kids will get a kick out of their Halloween ghosts!
Stitch up a spook-tacular bookmark for one of the little ones in your life for Halloween! Worked in filet, this cute bookmark says; “boo” and the tassel ends with a not-so-mean looking spider!
It’s been such fun designing this doily with everyone working just behind me. Not even I know exactly where I’ll be going with this project which makes it a mystery for everyone! Come join me for part 4 (the final section) – now posted!
I just think mandalas are fun to stitch. No wonder they’re therapeutic; the gradual change of color and texture calm the nerves and relieve stress. Stitch up a sun catcher or…
What better way to keep the bugs out of your drinks than with a pretty crochet cover accented with beads. And the beads have just enough weight to keep the cover in place. Enjoy outdoor living with a pretty textured, beaded cover!
This sweet tiny thread butterfly is ideally suited for a paperclip bookmark for your day planner or journal and can be accented with a bead center if desired. Using size 20 or 30 thread, one could even make butterfly earrings. How cool is that!
Stitch up a fun tie that dad can actually use – as a bookmark! Using the spider web stitch to accent the bottom of the tie – ahem, bookmark, dad can use this all year long.
I designed this pineapple swan for my mom quite a few years ago. She loved fridgies and had quite a few of my designs plastered on the fridge. Fond and precious memories that will last me a life time.
I was wondering…what can I design for Mother’s Day that’s small and worked in thread? Coasters came to mind. I love texture and I love defying the traditional “always work in the previous rnd idea” that keeps the boundaries – tight. By stitching in the previous rnd and then working in a round or two below that – it adds dimension to a piece. And did I mention, it’s fun!
As part of the Facebook Group, Designers Potpourri, I’m working a doily CAL for April! I loved designing this pineapple, floral doily that’s perfect for spring. I think it would make a lovely gift for mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, or someone special in your life. It’s a lovely way to say “thank you!” A gift from the hands and love from the heart – nothing as previous as giving of oneself. Part 4 (the last section) is now posted! I hope you’ve enjoyed the CAL!
I usually post crochet-a-longs on Wednesdays but I’m waiting for supplies which pushed back the date for my next surprise CAL. But with Mother’s Day a few weeks away, I thought a filet piece would make an ideal project – something that can be used as a doily or even better, framed!