Free Patterns · My Makes

Circular cardigan; dog show highlights

I just finished a unique circular cardi, using Lang Yarns Wool Addicts "Sunshine" mercerized cotton, a worsted chainette yarn. This shade of gold is really pretty, but I think it has been discontinued. The pattern is a simple and very fast-moving one that starts in the center of the back medallion, and is worked in… Continue reading Circular cardigan; dog show highlights

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Mini update: Ukrainian crochet lace + my neighborhood

A few weeks ago I posted about some Ukrainian artists on Etsy that I love, and since then, I have found a few more. I'm working on a beautiful leaves mandala/doily pattern by Mykolayiv, Ukrainian designer Crochet Lace By Lara, whose patterns are stunningly detailed and nostalgic. Many of them would be pretty stretched into… Continue reading Mini update: Ukrainian crochet lace + my neighborhood

Free Patterns · My Makes

Flowers two ways: gift embellishments in fabric and paper

I've been hunting for ways to add something extra to gifts I plan to wrap soon, and I found a couple of nice ideas on YouTube. The first gift decor is a classic baby sock rose, made with tiny cotton socks, floral wire, floral tape, and paper leaves (I used green crepe paper since it… Continue reading Flowers two ways: gift embellishments in fabric and paper