All Grown Up Arm Warmer

Arm warmers are awesome! Whether knit or crochet, they’re a great transition item for fall and spring, and a fantastic layering piece all winter long. And they’re perfect for cold offices and classrooms. Earlier this year I designed both knit and crochet striped arm warmers for kids, but what about the grownups? A reader request […]

Alpaca Your Wrap

Last fall I designed the Fallen Leaves Slouchy Hat – in gorgeous Baby Alpaca from the LB Collection! It was just one skein, and it was so fun to make. Well, I finally got my hands on some more of this lovely yarn, and have designed a luxurious wrap to match! (Click photo to enlarge) […]

Chameleon Hat

This month’s Chameleon Hat is aptly named Red, White and Blue! The stripes are a nod to the American flag and I’ve added a playful ruffle around the brim with a ruffly flower too! Of course, the hat would look great in many color combinations so have fun. (Click photo to enlarge) Go to pattern […]

Julia’s Hat

I designed this crochet pattern with my version of a modified X stitch. I love how the stitches line up diagonally and create a neat, highly textured look. (Click photo to enlarge) Go to pattern by

Chunky Button Beanie

This hat is warm, easy to work up, and pretty darn cute! (Click photo to enlarge) Go to pattern by

Free Boot Cuff Patterns for Crochet

Winter (and Boot season) are in full swing again so I thought I’d search the internet for some pretty, free boot cuff patterns to crochet. Boot cuffs are such fun accessories and without them your boots just look kind of blah, don’t they? Like something is missing there. I love that you can use just […]

Free Infinity Scarf and Cowl Patterns

So, Summer is almost over once again which means it’s time to bust out your crochet hooks, yarn and knitting needles. Ready or not, winter is coming soon and I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of cold weather. In the meantime, though, I do enjoy the Fall very much. The pumpkins, corn mazes, […]

Free Crochet Patterns for Purses and Bags

Welcome back to my series of free crochet patterns! This time, I’ve put together some fun, free crochet patterns for purses, totes, clutches and bags. Warmer weather is just around the corner so you may not be in the mood to knit or crochet hats and sweaters but a cute crochet purse is always a […]

21 Sites for Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet has become a super-chic hobby lately, hasn’t it? Far beyond our granny squares and afghans, crafty people are now crocheting everything from jewelry to candle holders to high-end, luxurious shawls and sweaters. And in our age of the wonderful internet, it’s no longer necessary to buy expensive patterns or books. These days, you can […]

Free Knit and Crochet Patterns for Baby

After taking a small hiatus (to tile my kitchen), I’m back with more fun free patterns for knit and crochet! Since my niece just had her first baby, what better patterns to feature than baby patterns? There are so many super cute (and easy) baby sweaters, headbands, scarves and booties you can knit and crochet. […]

15 Sites for Free Knitting Patterns

Have you noticed? Knitting is all the rage again! No longer seen just as “Grandma’s” hobby, knitting has become a chic craft no matter what your age or walk of life. Not only that but we are now knitting more than just scarves and sweaters. Have you seen some of the extreme knits using giant […]

13+ Shawl Patterns for Knit & Crochet

13+ (Mostly Free) Shawl Patterns for Knit & Crochet Spring is almost here again (Yay!) and with the warm days and cool nights, it’s the perfect time of year to ditch the heavy coat and grab a knit or crochet shawl. I don’t have the patience for long, drawn out projects so knitting a shawl […]