Free Patterns · My Makes

16-pointed Tico Star – pattern and pix

I spent a little time on this rainy afternoon playing with some paper from my copious stash. On my many trips to Japan, I've collected reams of washi, origami paper, and various scraps, so today I had plenty of creative material to help me make a simple star from a free, dowloadable PDF pattern by… Continue reading 16-pointed Tico Star – pattern and pix

Free Patterns · My Makes

Finished object: pocket shawl / reader’s wrap

Just checking in to share the finished pocket shawl (a.k.a. reader's wrap) I finished last night. It's a wonderfully squishy garment made with Peruvian alpaca and wool. I'm really fond of this design by Crochet with Carrie! You can find this free pattern on her website (you can also find Carrie on Instagram @hey_carriex ).… Continue reading Finished object: pocket shawl / reader’s wrap

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Welcome, October! Blog milestones to crow about

This month is The Frill Seeker's one-year anniversary. It's hard to believe I've taken a trip around the sun with you already! And what a year it's been. Just this week, I've also written my 100th blog post. I decided to add a search function to the sidebar, since I'm racking up so much content.… Continue reading Welcome, October! Blog milestones to crow about

Free Patterns · My Makes

Latest lacy shawl make is now ready to wear

My Key West shawl made with superfine 2-ply merino is now blocked and finished! It was one of the more enjoyable stitch patterns I'd done recently - thanks to the lovely free pattern from Kristin Omdahl. I can't quite explain why I enjoyed making this one, definitely more than the manual process of the Fedde… Continue reading Latest lacy shawl make is now ready to wear

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A place for the violets, and more Spring updates

The violets from my last post are now at home on a tiny crocheted basket, complete with a crocheted mini beaded egg. I did this little ensemble quickly, and it's not without flaws, but the concept is promising. I might try another idea like this, and plan the details a lot more carefully. I used… Continue reading A place for the violets, and more Spring updates

Free Patterns · My Makes

Mandala progress, and my basic applesauce recipe

PHOTOS: I'm about half-way done with the Spice Market mandala. All the colors are in play at this point. The avocado stitch marker comes from IKnit2Purl2, on Etsy. I'm still plugging away at the wonderful Spice Market mandala, which will turn out to be a special table or wall decoration. There are such a variety… Continue reading Mandala progress, and my basic applesauce recipe