Friday, September 28, 2018

Penguin Parade Blanket

On sale now is Crochet Now magazine, the UK’s #1 magazine for crochet patterns. I am delighted to have one of my designs included in this issue. Take a peek – I’m on the front cover - bottom left corner!

Need some festive holiday fun? Why not stitch up my cute and whimsical Penguin Parade Blanket? We have penguins, polar bears and presents – and they are ready to parade for the holiday season.

I used Caron Simply Soft yarn, and you can see how beautifully it all worked up. The vivid colors and a subtle sheen really take this project up a notch. The final touch is a peppermint border. Who can resist such cuteness?

Crochet Now, Issue 33 is on sale in shops across the UK. To find your nearest stockist, visit - or order online from
You can also purchase a digital edition of the magazine via the PocketMags app.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Autumn's Love

Today is the first day of Autumn, and I bring to you a brand new shawl design especially for the season.


Need 2 Hanks
Per Hank - (480 yds / 440 m) (200 g / 7 oz)

HOOK SIZE K / 6.5 mm

As with the Spring and Summer shawls, it is also inspired by a poem. Sara Teasdale is one of my very favorite poets. I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I do, and get inspired to put a little love in your Autumn.

The pattern is offered for FREE through end of day on September 30, 2018 CST. In the spirit of goodwill, please DO NOT SHARE coupon codes anywhere online, or by word of mouth. Anyone who wants to join the CAL for free will need to visit this website to obtain discount codes. Feel free to share this post and direct your friends here. I love for everyone to CAL with me and free is the best way!

Did you miss the free offer? No need to fret. I'm offering another discount for the duration of the CAL. Not quite free - but still a great deal for a fun CAL.

Remember - don't share ANY coupon codes, just share this post.
September 22 - 30, 2018: FREE with code autumnfree.
October 01 - 31, 2018: 50% off with code autumn50.
Thereafter is full price of $4.98. 


Would you like to have ALL FOUR shawl patterns in this series for one special price? I’m offering the Ebook – Poetic Shawls – for only $9.98 USD. Currently, the E-book contains the Spring, Summer and Autumn shawls. The Winter shawl will be added on the first day of Winter – December 21, 2018. You don’t need to keep watch for any updates, as you will automatically be notified via email and/or Ravelry as soon as the new pattern is added.

Buy your E-book here: Poetic Shawls E-book.  

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

CAL - Nutmeg Trail Afghan


Let’s CAL with a hot, new afghan design this Fall.

My new design has just been published in I Like Crochet, October 2018. It is classified as EASY, so any skill level will be able to make it. I used Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Aran, and this is such a lovely yarn to work with. The colors are so rich and vibrant, and the drape is excellent. So soft and squishy. Check out ALL of the great patterns at the I Like Crochet website. And while you're there, why not join the I Like Crochet Magazine Club? So many patterns to choose from - and you never know where I might pop up! :)

Photo copyright I Like Crochet Magazine

Skill Level: Easy

Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Aran (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 150 yards 137.5 meters/100 grams): 855 Maroon (MC, 6 balls), 1992 Deep Jungle (CC1, 4 balls), 820 Lemon (CC2, 3 balls), 822 Pumpkin (CC3, 3 balls), 241 Sunflower (CC4, 3 balls), 201 Sesame (CC5, 3 balls)

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