Thursday, August 29, 2013

Crochet: Siesta Pillow Cover

This crocheted cover is a fabulous way to jazz up any throw pillow you have that needs some livening up.  It features colorful motifs on one side with graphic and bold striping on the other.  It's a quick project to whip up and the options are endless with whatever color combination you choose!  Find the pattern on Etsy, Ravelry, and Craftsy!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Crochet: Senior Week Beaded Triangle Scarf

This triangle scarf is stitched up in a mercerized cotton crochet thread and adorned with glass seed beads.  It's a fabulous project to practice crocheting with beads and is always a smash hit as holiday and birthday presents! Find the pattern on Etsy, Ravelry, and Craftsy!  

Some happy recipients of gifted beaded triangle scarves:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Crochet: Semester in Spain Infinity Scarf

I know every knitter and crocheter out there has been earnestly awaiting the arrival of Autumn!  It's almost here so it's time to stock up on fabulous neckwear patterns.  The Semester in Spain Infinity Scarf is a quick project for advanced beginners looking to make a fall wardrobe staple.  It's a great pattern for the crochet who wants to practive making lace shells! Find the pattern on Etsy, Ravelry, and Craftsy!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Knit and Crochet: Vintage Patterns

There are so many unexpected treats on Etsy just waiting to be found.  I've recently stumbled across loads of vintage knit and crochet patterns.  I think it's absolutely fantastic that there are people out there dedicated to finding these vintage treasures and sharing them with the world.  It's an amazing way to honor and recognize the rich history of knit and crochet and to keep the crafts alive and continuously evolving.  Get ready for a blast from the past!!

I'm obsessed with the delicate design of this sweater.  Pattern available at sewmuchfrippery.
I'm 100% sure my mom had a halter just like this in high school.  LOVE.  Pattern available at CreationsbyMESHELL.
This knit ensemble is so "Mad Men".  Pattern available at HouseonCherryHill.
I would wear this everyday.  Reptar fo' life.  Pattern available at RetroNeedles.
A Mr. Rogers worthy cardigan.  Pattern available at nonlethalforce.
The filet crochet work of this tunic is positively STUNNING.  Pattern available at TickTockKnits.
It takes a brave woman to rock crocheted pants.  Pattern available at LittleJohn2003.
I want to see my husband in one of these tunics ASAP.  Pattern available at YarnOverPatterns.
Cats on a sweater?  Yes, please.  Pattern available at TroshandTreasure.
I would make this 1940s clutch in every color.  Beautiful.  Pattern available at PearlShoreCat.