Giveway for Volume 3!

As always, I am offering a free copy of my newest book. To enter please see the Rafflecopter Entry Form below. You must complete BOTH options in order to enter. 

Patterns in this book: Charlotte, Lorraine, Hazel, Marion, Ruth, Susan, and Naomi.

You can purchase your own copy here. 

Giveaway is available to U.S. contestants for free. If you live outside of the U.S. and would like to enter, you will be responsible for shipping/handling via Paypal. I will gladly calculate exact shipping for you based on your country plus $1 for packaging. 

This contest runs from midnight EST February 23rd, 2017 until midnight EST February 26th, 2017. I will notify the winner via email and s/he will have 24 hours to respond before I pick a new winner. 

New Pattern: "Rosemary"

Here is my newest pattern: "Rosemary." I've been pretty sick lately and also very busy with our Mystery Crochet-Along. This pattern finished testing about a week ago, but I haven't had the time to get it published until now.

It is 41 rounds and requires about 400-450 yards of size 10 thread when using a 1.75mm hook. 

I used Knit Picks Curio thread in the color bluebell. 

You can find this pattern in my pattern shop.

New Pattern: "Glenda"

My newest pattern, "Glenda," is probably one of my favorites. I wasn't sure how it would all work out, but it came together very nicely.

This pattern is 28 rounds and 12-inches in diameter. 

This is the first time I've ever used Scheepjes brand. They have a wonderful line of size 10 thread called Maxi Sugar Rush that has an enormous color selection.  Each ball contains 280m/306y of thread--and the price is pretty reasonable depending on where you purchase. I purchased through Deramores.com during a 'free shipping' special they had. They even have a mini line of crochet thread containing 140m/153y in each ball called Maxi Bonbon.

For this pattern, I used between 200-250 yards with a 2.00mm hook. I've decided to use a larger hook because my crocheting has gotten too tight. I was a bit nervous going up a size, but I'm very pleased with the results. And I even bought an ergonomic hook holder because my 2.00mm hook is bare. 

The open and raised ovals around the center of the design were inspired both by Patricia Kristoffersen's "Brenna" and also by Zoya Matyushenko's "Lumi." If you like mine, you should definitely check out their's. 

You can find this pattern on my patterns page

New Pattern: "Frances"

This pattern was one of the many I designed during January: "Frances." It is 12-inches in diameter. I used a 2.00mm hook with size 10 thread (250-300 yards). 

The pattern is 30 rounds and works up very quickly. There is one round of popcorns that might slow you down, but thankfully it's closer to the center, so it's not too long. 

You can find this pattern in my pattern shop

New Pattern: "Constance"

In the month of January, I was extremely busy designing several patterns--more patterns than I thought I ever could at one time. But that was the plan, because now that February is here, I am busy with our Mystery Crochet-Along and I have a few blankets I need to be working on. This is one of the designs I finished and how passed testing: "Constance."

This pattern is 32 rounds and about 13" in diameter when using a 1.75mm hook. It uses about 300-350 yards of size 10 thread. 

I used Knit Picks Curio thread in the color chocolate. It's not my favorite thread, but still very, very nice. And the price for Curio is unbelievable. Each skein comes with over 720 yards.

The mesh in this pattern reminds me a lot of how I designed Rosaline. Sometimes, I use this method to round out the pattern if it's a little wavy in design, so that I can start the finishing touches of adding a nice edging.

This pattern is now available in my pattern shop. Just find the picture and click on it, it will take you to the Ravelry listing.