Associations

Associate Professional, Crochet Guild of America                            CGOAlogotiny.jpg

Also a member of CGOA local chapter, The Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club8bc2.jpg

Friday
Jun012018

Little Boy's Blues Blanket

Little Boy's Blues Blanket  magazine pattern 

©Annie’s

This sweet pattern works up quickly.  Done in three panels with main color, it's joined with interesting, textured stitches in complimentary contrast color, and finished with a matching straight-edged border

Just as easily made in colors for girls, too.  Add a frillier border such as the one pictured here. Or go large, make it a Momma or a Daddy size!  (more yarn would be needed for that, though!)

©NLS Stitches

available in Crochet World Magazine, October 2017

Friday
Jun012018

Camel-lot Scarf for Him

Camel-lot Scarf   PDF formatted pattern on Ravelry; $4 USD

©NLS StitchesThis scarf works up quick with a lot of drape, and the stitch pattern does not create a lacey or holey fabric. It’s thin enough for warmth and does not create excess bulk. It’s long enough to wear doubled on itself, and short enough not to trip on it. It can be made using either a sport or DK weight yarn; fiber content is the stitcher’s choice!

Due to a couple of special stitches, two hooks will be ©NLS Stitchesneeded. The bulk (pun NOT intended!) of the scarf is done with the larger hook, the special stitches done with the smaller hook. The scarf pictured in this pattern was made using USJ-10/6 mm and USH-8/5 mm hooks with a sport weight yarn, and it’s approximately 4.5 inches/12 cm wide by 82 inches/208 cm long. So depending on the stitcher’s tension, which weight of yarn is chosen, and hook sizes used, the scarf should only take between 250-325 yards of yarn. 

American terminology

available through Ravelry

Friday
Jun012018

Keyed Pathways Hat and Scarf Set

Keyed Pathways Hat and Scarf Set    PDF formatted pattern on Ravelry; $6 USD

©NLS Stitches

This is a hat and scarf set for Mom and Daughter. The smallest (17”-19”) hat fits for a toddler, the medium (20”-22”) for a child or small adult, and the large (22”-24”)for us bigger people. 

The scarves are variable lengths; the different sections would be entirely up to you as to what order you want to use. I listed the directions for the different sections and the order I used for the three scarves in this pattern.

©NLS Stitches

The small hat and scarf uses 1.75 skeins of yarn, the medium hat and scarf uses about 2.25 skeins, the large hat and scarf use about 2.75 skeins of yarn at specified gauge.

American terminology, advanced beginner to intermediate. Use of front post stitches.

available through Ravelry


Friday
Jun012018

Victorian Inspired Cloche

Victorian Inspried Cloche  PDF formatted pattern on Ravelry, $5 USD 

©NLS Stitches

©NLS Stitches

 A fun Spring or Fall hat made with Sport wieght yarn.  DK weight could also be used with a bit of hook size adjustment an/or gauge tension. 

Three sizes to choose from: Small, Medium, and Large

Suggested hook size: US H-8/5.0mm

American terminology.

 

 

Only one skein is needed for a single-colored hat, any size.  Approximately 16.5 yds/15 meters would be needed if a contrast color is desired.

Written instructions only. 

available through Ravelry

 

Saturday
May262018

Starburst Afghan book pattern

© NLS StitchesThis afghan is made up of squares that are joined together.  The combination of the solid centers of the squares with the lacey joining give an elegant, airy look to the afghan.  Post stitches are used in the center of each square to make a "flower' or "starburst".  This design can also be used just as a single square, such as a pillow, or a purse/bag front piece.

© NLS Stitches

Available in The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, 2nd Edition by Margaret Hubert.  Made using Lion Brand's LB Collection Superwash Merino, which is super soft, super light-weight, and gives great stitch definition