Free Pattern – Blueberry Hill

Blueberry Hill - A free pattern on

You can’t possibly be blue wearing (or making) this pretty shawl! It’s light and airy when draped over bare shoulders and looks great with a shawl pin, or scrunch it up and use it as a scarf. The lacy, open, lover’s knots (Solomon’s knots) design works up quickly and uses very little yarn for such a big piece.   This pattern is protected by … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Fierté

Fierté - a free pattern on

This Thanksgiving, in the wake of the attacks in Paris and other parts of the world, I am particularly grateful for the safety and comfort that I have. Today, a few of my friends and I are posting patterns in honor of / support for France, and this is mine. This easy, somewhat slouchy, hat pattern features a wide band with a … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Last Minute 4th of July Headband

4th of July headband collage

Do you need a last minute accessory for tonight’s festivities?  There’s still time! I waited until the last minute too, and this headband is what I came up with.   This design combines 2 of my previous patterns with a simple red chain. It only uses basic stitches, but combines knitting and crochet. This is a great project for a beginning … Continue reading →

Crocheting along – Jake’s Blankie, Week 10

I’m squeaking this in just under the wire – Week 11 of the Jake’s Blankie CAL on Jessie at Home actually starts today. My blanket though, is finished! I managed to find more white. I’m not entirely sure it’s the same yarn, but if not, it’s very close. I found just enough to do the one row border, but that’s all it needed. I … Continue reading →

Crocheting along – Jake’s Blankie, Week 9

Week 9 of Jakes Blankie

My blanket for the Jake’s Blankie CAL on Jessie at Home is starting to look like an actual blanket now, though I think it’s going to need some more blocking when it’s all done. I ran out of all the yarn in all three colors just making the squares. Since this was supposed to be a stashbuster, I didn’t want to buy a … Continue reading →

Crocheting along – Jake’s Blankie, Week 8

Here it is, the last square for the Jake’s Blankie CAL on Jessie at Home! I got creative again with this one, to use up my last bits of light blue and white. This time I used my blocking wires to block it – I don’t know why I didn’t do them all this way – so much easier! I’ll definitely use them again … Continue reading →

Crocheting along – Jake’s Blankie, Week 7

Week 7 square for Jake's Blankie CAL

Finally ahead of the game, I’m actually done with both week 7 and week 8 squares for the Jake’s Blankie CAL on Jessie at Home! Here’s my week 7 square – but I won’t show you week 8 until next week. I was running out of light blue, as always happens near the end of a scrap project, so I got creative with the color changes. I … Continue reading →