Villanella Cowl – A New Crochet Pattern

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. My newest crochet pattern, made with just 1 ball of Good for Ewe Chord yarn, just went live yesterday. It’s the Villanella Cowl: Crochet the Villanella Cowl to adorn your neck in cozy style. Worked from the bottom up, the upper edge is trimmed with jaunty picots. Openwork fans are graphically bold without being overly warm. Made with just 90 yards of worsted weight yarn, this project will fly off …

Featured Pattern and Sneak Peak at a New One

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I was scrolling through Facebook the other day, when I was surprised to see pictures of two of my patterns staring back at me. The first was the Alex Adorable knit vest. It was featured in the Stitch Sprouts blog post on back to school projects. I really loved making this.  It looks like complicated color work, but through the magic of slip stitches, I only had to use one …

Drift Ice Shawl Crochet Pattern – New Photos

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Any pattern is a collaborative work between designer and  yarn, but sometimes it goes a bit further. I was flattered when Stephanie of SpaceCadet Yarns asked to borrow the Drift Ice Shawl (made with her Oriana yarn) for a photo shoot. Here’s a sampling of the photos she took. Aren’t they gorgeous? Make this beauty for yourself. Click on the link to get the Drift Ice Shawl crochet pattern.

New Crochet Pattern: Autumn Leaves Shawlette

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Normally I’m a fan of thicker yarns, but with my newest crochet pattern I fell in love with lace. The Autumn Leaves Shawlette is made using only a single ball of Juniper Moon Farm’s Findley. It’s a lace weight yarn that gives the shawl absolutely fabulous drape. Autumn Leaves is a triangular shawl worked from the top center out. The romantic, flowing piece is the ultimate in feminine accessories. And …

Thanks and a Pattern Sale

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Well, the results are in, and my Beyond Basketweave Fingerless Glove Picture won 3rd place! I’m so excited about placing 3rd, but more than that I’m touched by the outpouring of support I’ve received from family, friends, friends of friends, and even strangers. Thank you. As promised, I’ve picked a commenter from the previous post to send a special prize to. Larissa, you’ll be getting an email from me soon …

Free Pattern – Fine as Findley Cap Sleeve Cardigan

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Recently, in conjunction with Juniper Moon Farms, I put out the Fine as Findley cap sleeved cardigan pattern. Through an arrangement with Juniper Moon Farms, the pattern will be available for free for a year. You can see their blog post on it here, or see it on Ravelry by clicking here. Since the pattern came out, I’ve been really surprised at the response. I’ve received many messages from people …

New Crochet Pattern: Divette Sweater

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. One of my newest designs premiered at the Winter TNNA trade show, and went live on Ravelry just a couple weeks ago. It’s the Divette (pronounded dee-vet) sweater. The sweater is worked from the top down in basic stitches. You can try it on your little one as you go. The fringe on the collar and sleeves is super easy to stitch and really makes the sweater sing. I knew …

Happy New Year & a Malabrigo Giveaway

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Well, if we’re going to start a new year, let’s start it off with a bang! Two of the most recent patterns I put out where the Cinnamon Sticks Hat and Cinnamon Sticks Fingerless Gloves patterns. I made both samples using a single skein of Malabrigo Arroyo (although I did have to rip out and use my gauge swatch yarn). Anyways, I had two skeins but only used one…what to …

Favorite Crochet and Knitting Slang

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Bicraftual – Someone who does multiple crafts, such as knitting and crochet. Design Element – Phrase used to alleviate the frustration caused by a mistake in a project. That hole in the middle of your sweater isn’t a mistake, it’s a design element. Frog – To rip out a project. So named because you “rip it, rip it”. Hooker – Crocheter. Tink – Similar to frogging, to undo kniting. Tink …

Book Review & Giveaway: I Can’t Believe I’m Crocheting Socks by Karen Ratto-Whooley

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Poetry in Yarn is honored to be a stop on Karen Ratto-Whooley blog tour for her new book, I Can’t Believe I’m Crocheting Socks. Book Review: I Can’t Believe I’m Crocheting Socks Author: Karen Ratto-Whooley List Price: $9.95 In my weekly knit and crochet group I often sit and chat with my friends and watch as they knit socks, lots and lots of socks. At one point I decided I …