Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I love free patterns

I really want to learn to knit...I try every so often and get discouraged. But I see so many pretty patterns to knit...and here's a nice site that has free patterns in crochet and knit. I especially like the knit "Birds Nest Smoke Ring" neck scarf and the Lustrado Crocheted Pinwheel Sweater. There is a knit pinwheel sweater also. So anyway, hope you enjoy these free patterns.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Here's a work in progress....It's from a Japanese pattern 1.2 Mini Muffler by Keiko Okamoto from magazine Crochet Motif (I think Ondori) It is supposed to be a scarf but I may make it a pillow top. Kinda nice to work with some more spring like colors for a change.

Here's picture from the magazine, I think it's OK to post it since I am not posting the pattern. I figured out how to crochet the flower pretty well from the chart, but not how to join them!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Crochet scarf

I see everyone wearing scarfs so I made a couple for myself. I got both patterns free on ravelry. The first one is Easy Lacy Shells Scarf by Sandy Marshall. I used TLC Cotton Plus Multi in color Thistle. The second scarf pattern is Ziggy Lace Scarf by Paula Fisher and I used Carons Simply Soft Shadows in color Autumn. I modified the second scarf pattern because I didn't want it as wide as the pattern. So I only chained 19 and did one less of the repeats on each row. I like fringes so I added fringe on both. If you haven't joined ravelry I highly recommend it. I wish I could figure out how to link to my ravelry page from here..LOL! Anyway, there are lots of free patterns for crochet and knit there. Hope everyone is keeping warm...it is so cold here in NC!