"Crocheting acts as a mental and physical therapy and there are many beautiful things that are created in the process.” – Today’s Crochet World

Monday, November 18, 2013

The colors of Fall

Out of all of the seasons I think Fall would have to be my favorite.  There is just something about the way the air smells and the magnificent colors.  It's always fun to try and capture the colors in crochet.  I finished this one a few days ago and it is already in it's forever home.  I have to say I really really loved the way this afghan turned out.  I plan to make another one in similar colors to keep for myself so I can be surrounded by fall all year long.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Stars and Stripes Corner to Corner afghan

I recently finished a huge corner to corner afghan using the free pattern from RedHeart which can be found here:   http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/crochet-corner-corner-throw

The stars pattern was a pinterest find and if anyone needs it I'll be happy to hunt it down for you or you can go to my pinterest boards which can be found here:  http://www.pinterest.com/swilson05193/boards/

I call this my stars and stripes corner to corner.  It is big enough to fit a queen size bed.
For the border I did one round of granny and then a scallop round after that.  I wanted to keep it simple as not to take away from the afghan.

My inspiration for this afghan came from a quilt that I found online.  I don't quilt so I did the next best thing and crocheted it :)
Inspiration comes from many places, whether it be nature, or other things in our surroundings.  Do what inspires you make it yours and share so you can inspire others. :)

Sunday, March 24, 2013


My absolute favorite thing to crochet is afghans.  Granny squares are my favorite, but I'll try almost any pattern.  Recently I've been asked by a couple people to make specific afghans.  I finished one of these over the weekend and now they have ordered another one in different colors.
I'm also working on a granny square afghan that should be finished tomorrow or the next day.  It's turning out really nice and it's going to be one of those I wish I could keep.

I'm also working on a Sunflower afghan for my mom and mother in law for mother's day.  Hopefully I'll be able to get them finished.
 My daughters boyfriend has been asking for an afghan as well, so I'm going to be very busy for awhile.
But most people know that my favorite thing to crochet is afghans so I'm in crochet heaven right now.

That's it for now, as always Have a wonderful day, and Happy Crocheting:)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Polymer Clay Hook Handles

I've been seeing hooks everywhere with handmade polymer clay handles.  I have a lot of hooks laying around the house from losing them and going and buying another and then finding the lost hook, so I decided to try this clay handle phenomenon...lol.  It's not really as hard as you think it might be, and if you crochet, knit, paint, ect. your already creative so give it a try.

I can't wait to get more hooks and clay.  These would make great gifts for crocheters.

Until next time have a wonderful day and happy crocheting:)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Free Patterns and Pattern Resources

I get asked all the time "where can I find that pattern?".  Free patterns are my favorite although I also like to visit and purchase patterns from many wonderful Indie designers.  I will start listing link to some of my favorite free patterns here.  So check back often and see what's new.  Also if you see something you like and the pattern isn't listed always feel free to ask.  If it's a pattern I've purchased I would be more than happy to share the designer and where you can find the pattern :)





^^^^^^One of my favs....her use of color is amazing:)


^^^^^This is the pattern for the Quilt'ghan

There are many pages out there that offer free patterns some of which are:





^^^this one has a lot of free and paid patterns :)

I'll do my best to keep the list updated

Until next time:  Happy Crocheting