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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Trinity Knot Christmas Tree - NEW Celtic Knot pattern

Several Christmases ago I posted a photo of a lacy Christmas tree I had crocheted from an out-of-print leaflet.  It is one of my most asked about posts!  I had made the Christmas tree as part of a display I had put up at my local craft store to advertise for my upcoming crochet classes.  

Since so many people have asked for the pattern (and it is very hard to find), I decided to create my own Celtic Knot version shown above.  It is available now here in my Ravelry pattern store as an instant download.

The Trinity Knot can be an ornament on its own so you will be receiving two patterns in one!  The instructions include over 10 photos showing various steps in the pattern along with a color-coded knot diagram.  These trees were crocheted with Omega's Sinfonia yarn - a cotton yarn that comes in wonderful colors.

 This project works up quickly and would make a great last-minute gift.  

Merry Christmas and Happy Crocheting!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Crochet Comfort and Joy - Last Minute Christmas Gifts

The Christmas season always comes upon us and passes us by so quickly!

Do you still have some last-minute gift shopping that needs to be done? Or are you just starting all of your baking projects for the week?

I love to give handmade gifts but often run out of time every December - if you are like me and are low on time, then check out these quick last minute gift ideas for Christmas:

All of the instructions for these projects can be found in Crochet World's special issue -

This magazine can be downloaded instantly here and has more than 50 great Christmas designs inside!

Elegant Woven Cowl
This cowl is crocheted with a simple textured stitch and embellished with a bright flower and some bling!

Gold Ice Bracelet
This bracelet is made up of a few square motifs with beautiful glass beads sewn into each one - perfect to wear to this year's New Year's Eve party!

Snow Globe Ornament

I am thankful this cute little guy made the front cover - he was fun to create with a small amount of brightly colored crochet cotton thread.

Tablet Wedge
This also uses a simple texture stitch that helps this project work up in no time - a great gift for someone who loves to snuggle down by the fire and read during the holidays!

Check this blog again for a new Christmas Celtic Knot design later this week!

Monday, December 5, 2016

More to be Thankful for . . . .

I know Thanksgiving has already passed and now we are in full swing with Christmas preparations but I wanted to make sure I posted here that I was very thankful for my crochet classes and the great ladies that attend each Fall and Spring.

I really appreciate each of these ladies attending my classes and working so hard on their beautiful crochet projects.  I have enjoyed getting to know each of them and I love to see how their crochet skills have improved.

This class we all worked on a new friendship shawl design I created called, "Comfort for Cara Shawl".  (Cara means "Friend" in Gaelic.) We used Lion Brand's "Shawl in a Ball" yarn - I enjoyed working with it.  The color changes are soft and long.

Here is Pam in her shawl - didn't she do a wonderful job with it? (She was not able to be in the photo above). She used the "Healing Teal" colorway.  Later she sent me a photo of the shawl spread across her bed - I love that idea!

This is Carol and Angela - They were friends first in nursing school and then they married brothers so they are also sisters-in-law!

Dawnie crocheted a baby blanket and a baby sweater.

Jenn made her shawl with another blue colorway - doesn't it look great on her?

The pattern for this shawl will be available in my Ravelry store next month.
For more photos of our crochet class and projects, check out the page on the left.