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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…

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…

Connie Cowl: Free Crochet Pattern

Dianna Judge- Artsy Daisy Crochet

Connie Cowl By Artsy Daisy Designs Written in American Crochet Terminology This cozy cowl is made with a self-striping yarn that creates beautiful colors with only one skein.  With this pattern you will learn how to use the foundation single crochet to create…

Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival 2016

Rhinebeck 2016

  Did you get to go to the NY State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck?  If not, you missed an amazing experience.  If you did, you know what I mean.  It was my first time and it was magnificent. Inside one of…

The Henrietta Headband: Free Crochet Pattern

Henrietta Headband-Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern HENRIETTA HEADBAND Some of my followers may remember hearing of Henrietta. She is a dear friend that also happens to be my crochet pattern tester.  She and I both love wearing wide fabric headbands in our short hair.  A while…

Blankets Galore!

Scattered Squares afghan

Like most of you, I love sharing photos of my finished items.  Here are a few blankets that I have completed in the last year or so that I have not shared yet.  Making baby and lap blankets is great because they allow…

Resurrection Afghan Part V – The Afghan is Complete!

Resurrection Afghan complete

The Resurrection Afghan is finally complete! (Confession: it has actually been done for quite some time, but I am finally sitting down to post it for you all) The repairs on this beautiful crocheted afghan have finally been finished.  It took a lot…

City Lights Scarf: Free Crochet Pattern

City Lights Scarf-Free Crochet Pattern

Hello fellow crocheters! I am sharing a new free crochet pattern today: The City Lights Scarf.  Have you ever looked out into the night and saw all of the sparkling lights of a far off town?  It looks so small, yet you know…