This was fun to make. Of course I did not follow the pattern. That is what I love about crocheting; you can add, subtract, cover over or make right. I call it a forgiving craft..in fact it is a Christian … Continue reading A Purse or a Tote?
I think there must be something fascinating about a woman who is completely absorbed in her craft because there are hundreds upon hundreds of fine art images of women working with their hands. Continue reading Painting Women Crocheting
This is rather a large bag, made of cotton with a size I/ 5.5 mm hook. I changed the original pattern by reducing the number of stitches at the top and added a different handle that gives the bag … Continue reading Crocheted Beach Bag
Simply crochet two rectangles which will drape over each shoulder. Sew up the sides , leaving 7″ arm holes. Sew the two sections together, up about 20″. Crochet around the bottom for the desired length and then up each inner … Continue reading The Easiest Sweater EVER
This was very easy to make and it turned out beautifully. I actually like the look of mine better than the original, which is a rare occurrence! The pattern is free on ravlery. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-bow-skirt Continue reading Preschooler’s Skirt
For centuries, with little more than a steel hook and some yarn or even string, women have created beautiful blankets, clothes, intricate lace or just a functional dishcloth. I feel connected, historically, to the generational tree of women who have … Continue reading Extolling the Intelligence of Crocheters and Knitters
I crocheted a row of back post double crochet after the bottom rows, so the sides would stand up. Next I alternated with half double crochet rows to make the sides sturdier. However, they need to be a bit stiffer. … Continue reading First Crocheted Basket? Well, I Tried!
I made theses wedding shawls by simply varying the stitches to keep from getting bored using single, half double, double and skipping stitches with a chain between. If the shawl was too short, I simply added rows to each end. … Continue reading Wedding Shawls
I did not follow a pattern but simply changed and varied stitches in different rows for my dish towels however I did follow patterns for the granny squares http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/party-cake-dishcloths Continue reading dish clothes and tea towels
I crocheted about 10 infinity scarves for easter in vibrant colours, going around and around, almost like I was making a rug… except I squared the … Continue reading infinity scarf