Crochet Patterns, Tips & Inspiration

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Breast Cancer Cowl – Crochet Pattern for a Cause

In the United States, October brings cooler temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes and a renewed focus on breast cancer awareness. According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in NY, a woman in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer every 2 minutes. That is…

Modern Mug Wrap-Free Crochet Pattern

Need a quick and fun gift to make?  This is the perfect project for all of your worsted weight scraps and mismatched buttons. The moss stitch is easy to do and can create color pooling when using variegated yarns.   Whip one up…

Learning to Dye Yarn-An Experience in Color

As an artist and all-around creative person, I have always had a fascination and love of color and patterns.  When I was in college one of my fine art teachers told me my colors were “too bright”. “Tone them down” he said, “they…

Heirloom Crochet

Heirloom Crochet-Artsy Daisy Crochet

As a maker, I know how much time, work, love and energy goes into creating items by hand.  Each stitch is an expression of love; love for the craft and love for the recipient.  That is why handmade items that are made by…

Americana Star Garland-Free Crochet Pattern

Amerciana Star Garland-Free crochet pattern

Here is a quick and easy garland perfect for showing your patriotic spirit. Each star is only one round of stitching and only takes about 3 minutes to make.  It is made with Vanna’s Choice yarn and a size I crochet hook, although…

Tree of Life Pillow featured in Happily Hooked Magazine

Happily Hooked - April 2017

I am so excited to announce my first published pattern! I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with the lovely folks at Happily Hooked Magazine. It was a great experience and I even landed the inset photo on the cover.…

Rhinebeck Shawl: Free Crochet Pattern

Artsy Daisy Crochet Rhineback Shaw

Hello Friends! This is a pattern that I have had in my notebook for a while. It has been my go-to for prayer shawls and for using yarns that I want to wrap myself in (you know the feeling, right?). Like many of…

Adventures in Crocheted Color Pooling

Crochet Color Pooling-Artsy Daisy Crochet

Have you seen this yet? Color pooling is a newer technique to the crochet world.  You can create beautiful patterns with variegated yarns that really show off the colors.  Just Google it and you will see what I mean.  One day I opened…

French Press Cozy: Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern French Press Cozy Back

Hi all!  Here is a fabulous new crochet pattern for all those coffee lovers out there.  Have you tried making coffee with a French Press? I would recommend a French Press to anyone.  After years of using drip coffee machines and then a…