Book Review – Crocheted Abode A La Mode by Twinkie Chan

Cover - Crochet Abode A La Mode by Twinkie Chan. Book Review on StitchesNScraps.com

Twinkie Chan is well known for her scrumptious food designs – if you can eat it, she’s probably crocheted it. She has definitely outdone herself in her new book “Crocheted Abode A La Mode.” This is the first time I can honestly say that a crochet pattern book made me hungry! The book has separate sections with fun and imaginative patterns for different areas … Continue reading →

Pattern Review – Crochet Mannequin Heads by 5 Little Monsters

Shane, my new mannequin head

Meet Shane (yes, I name my mannequin heads). He’s about a 6 month old baby hat model, and I made him using the free pattern Crochet Mannequin Heads by 5 Little Monsters. The pattern is easier than I expected and very well written – a beginner would have no trouble following it. Those of you who know me though, know that … Continue reading →

Headless Hippo

You’ve heard about the headless horseman – check out my headless hippo! This project has been slow going for me, and just yesterday I had to frog 2 motifs because I picked up stitches along the wrong edges. I’m completely addicted though. I haven’t been able to work on anything else since I started this. The pattern is so easy … Continue reading →

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Hippo Butt!

I decided to knit a hippo. Specifically the Knitapotamus pattern by Heidi Bears. I have actually admired her crochet patterns for a while. She has a whole collection of patterns for different animals all made from simple crochet motifs.When I was looking for baby gift ideas the other day, I saw that she had created this knit version of her Happypotamus, … Continue reading →

May Flowers Pattern Round-up

Beltane blessings to all of you who celebrate it! I love how the whole world seems to be blooming at this time of year (though my allergies don’t love it quite so much.) To celebrate this May Day, here is a round up of beautiful flowers that DON’T make me sneeze:   Wildflower Crown by Tiny Owl Knits: This simple knit … Continue reading →

April Showers Pattern Round-up

I rather like the rain in April. It’s particularly refreshing after a long, cold, snowy winter like this one was. In honor of April showers, here is a round-up of 6 rain related patterns: Water Cycle Socks by Tami Sheiffer: For fans of rain, or science geeks, or both (like me), these may just be the perfect socks! This clever pattern displays … Continue reading →