ColLINKtion: Anne of Green Gables

This week, my ColLINKtion theme is “Anne of Green Gables.” I thought, instead of just picking a random theme, it would be challenging for me to compile crochet patterns that reflect the feel of a particular book. I thought Anne … Continue reading

Stitch of the Week: Up-Down Stitch

I mentioned before that I’m a big fan of using color to call attention to the easy-to-miss aspects of a crochet pattern. This stitch is laughably easy and doesn’t make much of a splash when crocheted in a single color, … Continue reading

Who Ami?

I’ve been working on patterns for my soon-to-be-opened Etsy shop, and I want to give you a little preview of one of them. That’s why the title of this post is “Who Ami?” as in “Who’s the Ami?” or “Who … Continue reading

Free Alice in Wonderland Crochet Doll Pattern

I’m thrilled to be sharing my first storybook doll pattern, Alice in Wonderland. I’m so pleased with how this free crochet pattern turned out. If ever a classic children’s book got done, redone, and overdone by illustrators, moviemakers, and TV … Continue reading

How to Read a Crochet Pattern: Abbreviations Megalist

One of the most difficult things about learning to crochet is reading a pattern. Successfully reading a pattern means memorizing the many abbreviations designers use. The problem is that not all designers explain things the same way. One designer tells … Continue reading