Star Stitch in Rounds

  The star stitch is a magical stitch to learn. The pinwheel-like design resembles a snowflake, and adding this to your repertoire will give you a chance to add texture to any project worked in the round. Tips: Work this star stitch over any even number of stitches. Work in the back loops only when crocheting the clusters to get a defining line between each set of stars. Allow a bit of slack when pulling up your star loops.   … Continue reading

Twisted Single Crochet

I love the look of the Crab Stitch or Reverse SC Stitch, but I have a hard time working stitches backwards. The twisted single crochet gives you the same look, but is worked in the same direction you normally would. Here are some photos that demonstrate this technique as well as a video tutorial.   Tutorial: Twisted Single Crochet (SC) from Janaya Chouinard on Vimeo.   I am always happy to help if you have any questions or concerns regarding … Continue reading

Jolly Holiday Stocking

Welcome to Week #8 of the 2015 Christmas Crochet-Along (CAL) Blog Hop! This week’s free crochet pattern is the Jolly Holiday Stocking. Did you miss the details on how to join the CAL? Check out this post for the schedule and how to join our #12WeeksChristmasCAL Facebook group. Thanks to our wonderful sponsor, Red Heart Yarns, for providing the yarn for this project: Red Heart Holiday. This was my first time working with Holiday yarn and I was pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

Wonderland Mittens

Welcome to Week #2 of the 2015 Christmas Crochet-Along (CAL) Blog Hop! This week’s free crochet pattern is the Wonderland Mittens designed by me. Did you miss the details on how to join the CAL? Check out this post for the schedule and how to join our #12WeeksChristmasCAL Facebook group. Thanks to our wonderful sponsor, Red Heart Yarns, for providing the yarn for this project: Red Heart Boutique Treasure. This yarn is a soft wool blend that comes in several … Continue reading

Wonderland Cup Cozy

This cup cozy features the wave stitch and it works up very quickly. I made one in Red Heart Creme de la Creme Rally Red cotton and the other in Red Heart Super Saver Mistletoe acrylic, but any worsted weight yarn can be used. ~ Add it to your Ravelry Queue or Favorites ~ Skill Level: Easy Size: One size fits most to-go cups. Supplies:   Worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart Creme de la Creme or Super Saver Size … Continue reading

Free Crochet Pattern: Ripple Pillow Cover (16″)

My best friend and I recently did an afghan exchange. I made a granny rectangle one to match her throw pillows and she made me a ripple afghan in my choice of colors. She so kindly offered to make matching pillow covers, so I wrote up a pattern for her to follow. The result is the beautiful, bright ripple stitch pillow cover pictured above (actually, two of them). ~ Add This Pattern To Your Ravelry Queue Or Favorites ~ Skill … Continue reading

Celtic Dream Adult Slippers

  The Celtic Weave stitch has become one of my all-time favorites because it creates such a beautiful and unique texture. If you have never worked this stitch before you can check out my video tutorial HERE. ~ Add It To Your Ravelry Queue or Favorites ~ Sizes: US Women’s 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11/12 Materials: Red Heart Soft Touch or Caron Simply Soft Size 5.5 mm (I-9) crochet hook 3/4” – 1” buttons (optional) Yarn needle The … Continue reading

Free Crochet Pattern: Sweet Like Candy Bonnet

  I designed this bonnet for the photo shoot I did with my niece when she was born. For the yarn, I used Red Heart Yarns Boutique Unforgettable in the colorway called Candied. I just love the self-striping effect of the beautiful colors and the soft feel of the fibers. It was a pleasure to work with. ~ Add It To Your Ravelry Queue or Favorites ~ Skill Level: Easy Size:  Newborn (13″ – 14″) Finished Measurements:   5.25″ d x … Continue reading

Celtic Weave in Rows

This is the second video tutorial I’ve created for the Celtic Weave Stitch, also known as the diagonal weave or interweave stitch. You can view the video for working this stitch in rounds here.  Maria from Pattern Paradise has written up a free pattern for a lovely baby blanket made with the diagonal weave. You can check it out on her website: Pattern Paradise. A photo tutorial can also be viewed below. You will see that I refer to the … Continue reading

Celtic Weave in Rounds

At the beginning of the year I came across what has now become my favorite crochet stitch, the Celtic Weave Stitch. It has also been referred to as the diagonal weave and interweave stitch. Whatever you call it, it creates a beautiful, thick texture that looks stunning! I ended up creating a line of patterns using it, and they have been quite popular. But, as gorgeous as this stitch is, it’s not the easiest one to learn and even my … Continue reading

Celtic Dream Cowl

The Celtic Weave stitch has become one of my all-time favorites because it creates such a beautiful and unique texture. If you have never worked this stitch before you can check out my video tutorial HERE. ~ Add It To Your Ravelry Queue or Favorites ~ Skill Level: Advanced Sizes: Toddler, Child, Teen/Small Adult Materials: Bulky weight #5 yarn such as Knit Picks Brava Bulky Size 5.5 mm (I-9) and 6.5 mm (K-11) crochet hooks Yarn needle for weaving in … Continue reading

Celtic Dream Bonnet

The Celtic Weave stitch has become one of my all-time favorites because it creates such a beautiful and unique texture. If you have never worked this stitch before you can check out my video tutorial HERE. ~ Add It To Your Ravelry Queue or Favorites ~ Skill level: Advanced Sizes: Preemie, Newborn, 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler, Small Child, Large Child Materials: Worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart Super Saver Size 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook and … Continue reading