Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Bette Bow Collar for Interweave Crochet

Fall is approaching and it is one of my favorite times of the year for crocheting. You can start thinking about making stylish, cozy things for the cooler weather. I was really excited when Interweave announced their Fall call for submissions, specifically requesting collars. I had many ideas for collars and had been waiting for the right time to submit. I especially love this design, because it ticks so many of the boxes I have on my goals for a design list. It is simple and fun to crochet AND it is versatile and can be worn many ways. It looks very different when turned sideways or from back to front. Lindsay Jarvis, the assistant editor of Interweave Crochet did a blog post on the Crochet Me blog about the versatility of the collar.

There is also one more way you can wear the collar which is just off to the side. I really like it this way too, because I used to have a beautiful vintage sweater with this type of neckline. 

Crochet one collar, and wear it turned different ways to suit your mood or the neckline of the top you are wearing it with!

It is available to download from the Interweave Store here.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Petals Collar

Photo by Tailor Made Publishing
I am thrilled to have my Petals Collar featured in this Month's Issue of Inside Crochet, issue 56. It is a fun project that combines a few of my favorite techniques: surface crochet, slip stitch cords, and embroidery.  Inside Crochet's styling is so beautiful. I love how they illustrated that the collar could look elegant on a woman and sweet on a little girl. The power of styling! Besides being an excellent project to practice techniques, it is also a great way to use up bits of yarn you may have as it doesn't require much of any color.  I am looking forward to seeing some project photos on Ravelry to see it made up in different color combinations!

Photo By Tailor Made Publishing

This pattern is now available for download from my Craftsy and Ravelry pattern stores.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Mixed Media Crochet Jewelry Kits Are Now Available Online!

We had really wonderful positive feedback at the Knit and Crochet Show about our kits and frames, and we are excited to announce that we will are selling now selling them in our Etsy store during the month of August while we are in the US. I have a few more kits to add in the coming days, but the quantity we have is limited. It has been fun putting on a new hat as a "shop owner", and I am excited to be able to share our products with a wider audience.