knitting - patterns & tutorials

Host Tote

I was in a bind. I wanted to do a knitting pattern, but the one I was working on was taking too long. There was no way I was going to get it finished in time. So I asked my friend Andrea if she could think of anything and immediately […]

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Summer Fling

A lot of times you can find really great fabric at the thrift store in the form of an outdated frumpy dress. That was definitely the case for this little summer fling. The dress had buttons up the front, so they even matched the top. The great thing about dresses […]


Crocheted H2O Slinger

Edited in: Okay, I re posted the pattern with the corrections. I had added in an imaginary round in the base! Sorry about that. There were some other smaller errors that I fixed too (spelling and such). I also added in my gauge and the yarn that pattern was written […]


++Welcome All ++ Crocheted Welcome Mat++

Nothing quite welcomes summer (or winter for that matter) guests like a handmade welcome mat. I’ve had a ratty looking carpet sample since I moved in and with all this crocheting going on I couldn’t help but whip up a new welcome mat with some craft leftovers that I had […]


Life is getting in my way

I really hate having to do this, but it seriously cannot be helped. Because of time constraints there will be no Craft Leftover pattern this Saturday. But. There is a but. I will post twice next week. I’m looking at Tuesday most likely for this week’s make up and then […]

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Crocheted Sun Tea Spot

For one of the first times of the year I sat outside on the front stoop with my drink to work on some research stuff on my laptop. As I put my drink down I had a deep seated fear that I was going to put my glass down to hard and crack the bottom on the concrete… no good. So what to do? How about crochet my own little spot for my sun tea.

It’s also heating up around here, finally, and condensation is getting everywhere, so they will be coming in handy for that too!

And so this week’s Craft Leftover pattern was born.

Unfortunately, today is not one of those “sit outside in the glorious bliss of the sun” so here it is keeping my external from getting wet.

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Sink into it

Maybe this pattern is coming out of my own end of the semester fatigue. I can think nothing better to do than sink my head into an over stuffed hand made pillow. And yes I’m still on the “what can i do with these strips of fabric” kick. It may […]

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Scrap Skirt

So last semester I did a project for a fiber arts class that included a strip of fabric about 50 yards long and 5 inches wide. And honestly, I’m not to the point where people are collecting my school assignments, that will come later in about 15 years i’m sure […]


Shop and Ride

I’m really depressed by this April winter that has interrupted my spring riding joy. Didn’t mother nature get the memo, winter was to end promptly on March 20th and spring to start March 21st! Anyway, regardless of missing memos I’m sure she will get around to it in the next […]


Pictures and an Update

First off I want to thank everyone for the super nice comments that were left the past couple of days, it’s what makes posting these patterns worth it. Also, thanks for ordering more kits too! I’m super excited about the response they are getting. Now I do have some bad […]


Easter Honey Bunny

This sweet little bunny was first published in the spring of 2008. It’s a unique construction because the base of the little hopper is knit like a heel flap. The first time I made him, I used some vintage acrylic and the last few times I used leftover cotton. You […]


Springy Crocheted Head Wrap

I have been oogling head bands and other things like that to show off my new bangs. It’s the first time in years. There is a problem though, art supplies or hair accessories… hmm… of course the art supplies win out. So what to do about showing off these new […]

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Fancy Fricking Napkins

You can embroider them with wool or cotton, either way they are Fancy fricking napkins. Easy enough to make, they add that special something to your fancy fricking dinner. Depending on your dinner, you can fancy them up or fancy them down style.

The pattern also includes a how to on making a crocheted napkin ring. Sewing and crochet! My favorite!


Stash Socks

So this pattern completely has to do with impulse buys… Cotton Fine in Rue and Hempathy. Two of my fav yarns and, especially when it comes to the hempathy, I just can resist picking up a skein and feeling it and then, of course, buying it… only one skein. I […]

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Think Spring

Oh it is so cold out and I really wanted something to help me think spring. I grabbed some of my spring time colored yarn and had a go at it. I figured a little shoulder bag would be the perfect thing, then I could take it with me wherever […]

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Zip It!

I recycle a whole lot of cloths into other things, but was kind of lacking as to what to do with the left over zippers. I really just don’t use that many. So I came up with this little solution. The whole bag takes maybe a half hour to an […]



Okay, so here is the deal, my computer just crashed and I had just finished the pattern…. and hadn’t saved it… at all. So I am going to do a rewrite tomorrow morning. I’m really sorry about this, but I’m really tired and I think the quality of the pattern […]


Pin Tin Canny!

The table in my studio always has a mix of things on it, often making it difficult to get anything done because of all the clutter. So I decided to make something that would keep it all in one place, straight pins included! I put pens, pencils, scissors, rotary cutters […]

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Stick a Pin in It!

Okay kiddos, here is this weeks pattern. It’s a little book to put your sewing needles and straight pins in. It’s made out of an really ugly past it’s time micro suede shirt and a cute, but way to felted to ever be worn again cabled pink sweater. It may […]

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Pinch of Tea!

Well, it’s only 6:30pm on Friday and I have the pattern done! woot! Sorry about last week, it won’t happen again… well, no promises, but I will try my best. Anyway, this week’s pattern is a nice little tea bag that you can reuse. I just love tea…. love it. […]