Free Patterns · My Makes

Crocheted Pumpkins (free pattern)

Just had to share some of the fruits (awww...) of my latest crochet efforts: crocheted pumpkins! 'Tis the time of year again for crocheted and knitted pumpkin patterns, and I really love this one - it is so easy to make, and the pattern is free (click here)! Small pumpkins: about 15cm in diameter using… Continue reading Crocheted Pumpkins (free pattern)

My Makes · My Neighborhood

New tasseled shawl; Autumn views of my neighborhood

Just checking in with some photos of my recent walks in my neighborhood, plus a new shawl. The folk village is one of my favorite local walks in autumn. Every year the rice crop fades from vivid green to a stunning gold hue before it's harvested, and it makes for a wonderful photo op. The… Continue reading New tasseled shawl; Autumn views of my neighborhood

My Makes

Early holiday toymaking – Mr. Gnome is done

My first holiday craft for 2022 is finished! This adorable gnome pattern was a wonderful way to get back into toy making. I chose to make him in a more traditional "Santa-like" color scheme, with a red hat, mitten, and boots, and a white beard dressed with red and green cord. He could be made… Continue reading Early holiday toymaking – Mr. Gnome is done

My Makes · Travel

Peek at summer trip photos; my crochet project this month

Greetings from Korea! I came back from California about three weeks ago, and have since started my new semester. I've had a hard time getting back into blogging after coming back, but I'm working on posting more regularly from now on! One gets busy simply living life, and occasionally neglects to document things. A view… Continue reading Peek at summer trip photos; my crochet project this month

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