I've always been drawn to the interplay of beautiful colors, patterns, and textures found in Moroccan tile. I love to browse images of tiles on Pinterest, all the while filling my head with inspiration for my next crochet design. Last February, in need of some bright color to contrast the dreary winter landscape, I designed … Continue reading Marrakech Crochet Pattern Pack
This post was originally published on January 12, 2016. First blog post of the new year! And what better way to kick off the new year than with a new mandala pattern? I've never been one for New Year's resolutions (too much expectation, too little follow through), but I do like to use the flip … Continue reading African Flower Crochet Mandala
This post was first published in February, 2017. It's the dead of winter (or at least it feels like it), which means that I've been seeking out bright and cheerful colors to combat the low daylight blahs. This motif was inspired by an intricate tile pattern, and evolved from there. It makes me happy, and … Continue reading Marrakech Motif
Free crochet pattern for a petite, festive flower.
Free crochet pattern for a sweet, lacy hexagon motif
We Are Knitters recently dropped their new crochet pattern and kit collection, and it is HOT! The patterns are all modern, on the minimalist side, and absolutely gorgeous. I had the opportunity to try out the Danko Scarf kit, and it didn't disappoint. With 3 balls of The Cotton, a 5mm hook, and a tapestry … Continue reading We Are Knitters Danko Scarf
The first time I laid eyes on Bear's Rainbow Blanket by Purl Soho, I knew I had to crochet it. The bright, bold design, and the brilliant spectrum of yarn drew me in at first glance. The original pattern calls for Koigu yarn, an absolutely stunning 100% merino wool yarn, whose hand-painted colors are to … Continue reading Bear’s Rainbow Blanket
Raise your hand if you have a bad habit of putting off gift making until the last minute. [Sheepishly raises hand] I have the utmost respect for all of you non-procrastinating types who probably have actual to-do lists, with actual items on them, including "make gifts for your kids' teachers prior to the night before … Continue reading Quick & Easy Crochet Gift Card Holder