Welcome! Please browse through this blog to see my latest crochet projects, classes and designs.

On the left you will see a list of extra pages full of project photos, class descriptions and other things.

On the right you will find information about the classes I will be teaching.
Please email me if you have any questions or would like to sign-up for a class.
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Thank you for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Easter! and National Crochet Month!


We love to celebrate Easter in our house by decorating eggs, going to a worship service, having a delicious family dinner and going on an outdoor egg hunt.

Several years ago I crocheted some egg cozies using a free pattern I found on www.lionbrand.com -
Click here to see one of the patterns.  (You need a username and password to download the Lion Brand patterns but they are all free). Since we love ladybugs, butterflies and bumblebees I decided to make a simple cover for some plastic eggs (using the Lion Brand pattern- "Wee Rabbit Egg Cozy") and then use felt (and hot glue) to attach some fun details - eyes, wings and pipe cleaner antennae.


I love how these egg cozies can be used every year over a boiled, plastic or wooden egg.

Did you know that this is National Crochet Month??

I hope you have had some time to crochet AND stop by www.crochetville.com to see the designer blog tour.  The post previous to this one (March 17th) talks about my stop on the "Crochet Express" and a new free Celtic Knot pattern I am offering until 4/17.   http://crochetville.com/natcromo-2016-march-17-jennifer-e-ryan/

Today designers Kathy Kelly, Tanja Osswald and Beth Graham are featured along with a neat giveaway and fun yarn store.

Less than one more week of all the crochet fun - make sure you stop by!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Crochetville and the Crochet Express!

Welcome everyone to the next stop on the Crochet Express!


I hope you have been enjoying this tour of designers, yarn shops and yarn companies along with all of the great giveaways in honor of National Crochet Month.

(In case you have stopped by without coming in on the 'Express', please make sure you check out all that's happening at www.crochetville.com - so many talented designers with many beautiful projects to crochet and give bunches of inspiration.)

A big thank you goes to Amy and Donna of Crochetville for putting this all together - make sure to click on their link above to read some fun travel stories from each designer on the tour - My stories include traveling on a train in Russia and going to Ireland this June.

Today in our house we are celebrating many things - St. Patrick's Day by wearing green, listening to Irish music and eating corned beef; the birthday of our youngest daughter who is turning 7; and crochet! by wearing our crocheted projects and working on new ones together. 

In honor of all of these celebrations I have a new Celtic Knot pattern for you:
 
The Celtic Rose Bookmark
 
This pattern is available for FREE until 4/17 here in my Ravelry store.
 
With my upcoming trip to Ireland in June with Annie's and Craftours and spring on its way here in New England, I am inspired by Irish art and flowers.  I hope you enjoy crocheting this project. Please email me if you have any questions.
 

 
Happy National Crochet Month and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
 
Make sure to check out my friend, Bonnie Barker's blog today - she has a fun song to share and two great giveaways!  Bonnie designs wonderful Celtic cabled projects.