Category Archives: Designing

Yarn Control and Keeping my Sanity!

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Have you ever been happily crocheting away and the skein of yarn you’re using starts falling apart in front of your eyes? Well, that happened to me over the past month while working on a crochet design for a publisher. … Continue reading

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Design Contest at the 2013 CGOA Conference

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Last month, at the CGOA Chain Link Conference in Charlotte, NC, there was a design contest, open to all CGOA members. We have the design contest each year and I always enjoy seeing the fabulous designs that are entered. This … Continue reading

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I’m Knitting (with 2 needles)!!!

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Okay, this is really part of my CGOA Conference information, but I think it’s important enough to deserve a separate blog post. If you know me well, you know that I don’t consider myself to be a knitter. You may … Continue reading

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CGOA Conference Preparations and Crochet Hint

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I’ve been getting ready for the CGOA Conference (aka: The Knit and Crochet Show or the Chain Link Conference) for weeks and I’m almost ready to go (except for packing on Monday)! I’m teaching 6 crochet classes at the conference … Continue reading

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Jewelry to Crochet

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Are you an avid crocheter who likes to crochet jewelry? Have you admired crochet jewelry for a long time and wanted to make some for yourself or others? I love to design and wear crochet jewelry! If you’re like me, … Continue reading

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Continuous Crochet Motifs (Part 2) and New Crochet Pattern

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In May of last year, I blogged about the Continuous Crochet Motifs method of making and joining motifs so there are less ends to weave in at the end of the project. This is a really cool crochet technique/method. You … Continue reading

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New Thread Crochet Jewelry Pattern Available

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It’s finally done! If you’ve enjoyed making (or have thought about purchasing) my Faux Tatted Necklace pattern, you might be interested to learn that I just self-published a pattern for a whole set of jewelry (necklace, bracelet and earrings). If … Continue reading

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Last Stop on Wiggly Crochet Dishcloths Blog Tour

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This is the last stop on the Wiggly Crochet Dishcloths blog tour. Boohoo. I’m sad to see it come to an end! It’s been a lot of fun! Today, we’re going to visit the blog of Andee Graves. I first … Continue reading

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Wiggly Crochet Dishcloths Blog Tour Stops 1 & 2

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If you missed the first stop of my Wiggly Crochet Dishcloths blog tour on Feb. 13th, you can still read what Brett Bara wrote on her Facebook page that day. Brett is a super talented lady who wears many hats (and … Continue reading

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“Wiggly Crochet Dishcloths” Announcement and Blog Tour

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I’m very excited to announce the publication of my newest crochet booklet, “Wiggly Crochet Dishcloths”, published by Annie’s! Here are photos of the front cover and the other 3 dishcloths that aren’t shown on the front cover:     Concentric … Continue reading

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