Free Pattern – Seed Stitch Bow

Seed Stitch Bow - A free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

Use this Seed Stitch Bow to trim your tree, or when wrapping the presents underneath it. It’s also a great addition to headbands and hats. The Red Heart Holiday yarn is soft and shimmery, and the seed stitch adds a bit of fun texture.

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Free Pattern – Textured Tree Skirt

Textured Tree Skirt - StitchesNScraps.com

Wrap your holiday tree in the simple elegance of this textured tree skirt. It’s made in Red Heart Holiday yarn, which is soft and puffy with a festive shimmer. Seed stitch gives it a subtle, all over texture, highlighted by lacy corner increases. The ribbon-like border adds a splash of color, finished with a decorative fan and picot edge.

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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 →

Coming Soon – Holiday Stashdown CAL

Holiday Stashdown CAL - starts 9-14

I’m excited to be participating in two great CALs that are starting soon! Earlier, I told you about the Mystery Lapghan CAL which started on Monday. Now here’s another one – the Holiday Stashdown CAL. 15 crochet designers (including me) will be sharing 15 free crochet patterns for holiday gifts and decorations. The CAL starts on September 14th and is designed … Continue reading →

Time is getting away from me

Santa running out of time

All my Christmas lights have come on, which must mean it’s 4pm. Sure enough, it’s getting darker outside too. Where did the day go? Do you find that time is just slipping by these days?  There are only 3 days left until Yule, only 7 days until Christmas, and I’m not ready! There’s so much still left to do. I … Continue reading →

Trimming the tree

Christmas tree 2013

As I was putting up our Christmas tree this year I noticed something. We have lots of lovely ornaments, many that mean a lot to us, but only one handmade ornament (an adorable snowman from my nephew). There is a photo frame ornament that I painted over with glitter, but I don’t count that one as handmade. Over the years … Continue reading →