Free Pattern – Straight Up Beanie

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Delicate columns of fans climb straight up to the top of this hat. The split/center dc stitches line up directly on top of each other, instead of being slightly offset like they normally would. This creates perfectly straight columns of stitches, for a unique texture. This pattern was designed for the “Make it for Me” CAL on Elk Studio. You’ve made it through another busy holiday season, and probably poured lots of love into handmade gifts for others. Now it’s time to make something extra special just for you. Be sure to check out the other great “Make it for Me” patterns too!

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Free Pattern – Round the Mulberry Bush

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Rainbow colors go round and round, punctuated by lightly textured, grey stripes. With a cotton/acrylic blend in vivid colors, this simple hat is just right for summer. It uses small amounts of several different colors, so is a great stashbuster project too. Here’s a fun fact: despite the popular nursery rhyme, mulberries actually grow on trees, not bushes! This pattern is … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Daydreamer Cardigan

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This is the final piece of a 4 piece set, designed to match my Puffy Pinwheel Hat, Striped Booties and  Dreaming of Pinwheels blanket. The Anne Geddes Baby yarn by Red Heart quickly became a favorite of mine through these projects, and I hope I have a chance to work with it again soon. It’s soft and squishy, but strong too, and comes … Continue reading →

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Poinsettia bottle cozy

I know, I know….I haven’t posted a thing since Thanksgiving! I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet. I’m still here, just a bit swamped right now with a couple of projects that I can’t tell you about yet. Isn’t that the way it always goes at this time of year? Anyway, I just wanted to peek in and say I haven’t forgotten … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Puffy Pinwheel Hat

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This puffy, slouchy hat matches my Striped Booties and  Dreaming of Pinwheels blanket. It’s made with the same Anne Geddes Baby yarn by Red Heart, which is machine washable and soft, with just enough stretchiness. This pattern has instructions for sizes 0-6 months, 6-12 months, and toddler (1-3 years).   This pattern is protected by copyright. Please do not distribute or share this pattern in any way other … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Accidental Beanie

Accidental Beanie pattern

This pattern came about entirely by accident. I was working on a Jacob’s square for the Jake’s blankie CAL by Jessie at Home, but I wasn’t really paying attention. Without realizing it, I had worked the whole first 5 rows without doing any of the increases. When I went to make the Jacob’s ladders, the “square” started curling in, and … Continue reading →