Shelf Sitter Snowmen

Recently, a crochet customer, Kirsty, sent me photos of the Snowmen that she made from one of my patterns in Country Treasures in Crochet World magazine. I thought they were so adorable, I couldn’t resist putting them here for all to see. Kirsty did such a wonderful job! I love ALL the colors she used, especially when they are all together! The PATTERN is now available at: Free-Crochet.com. I like Kirsty’s use of color better than my own! They way she photographed the snowmen, made them come alive!

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Shelf Sitter Snowmen

Recently, a crochet customer, Kirsty, sent me photos of the Snowmen that she made from one of my patterns in Country Treasures in Crochet World magazine. I thought they were so adorable, I couldn’t resist putting them here for all to see. Kirsty did such a wonderful job! I love ALL the colors she used, especially when they are all together! The PATTERN is now available at: Free-Crochet.com. I like Kirsty’s use of color better than my own! They way she photographed the snowmen, made them come alive!

Friday Fun – Crochet Patterns

Let’s face it….crocheters and knitters LOVE patterns! Some stitchers collect patterns the way others collect antiques! The downside to this is that we NEVER get around to making ALL the designs that are in our library. The upside is that we can be continually INSPIRED by the best and the brightest crochet and knit designs that are out there. Here are a few for this week:

Cupcakes by Skymagenta  — 
These cupcakes are not only cute, they are PRETTY! You can purchase the pattern from Skymagenta.
Skymagenta has a wonderful pattern shop on Ravelry and
you won’t believe all the incredible crochet goodies she has to offer!

Dahlia Shawl by Lisa Naskrent for Interweave  — Wouldn’t this Dahlia SHAWL by Lisa Naskrent be beautiful for the HOLIDAYS? Gorgeous!

Peter and Patty Pilgrim by Rachel of Crochet Spot  —  How cute are these crochet Pilgrims? They measure between 8 and 10 inches, so I think they would crochet up quickly. Especially for this month!

Urban Revival Slouch Hat by Vicki Howell  –  Love this slouchy hat! Functional yet ultra feminine!

Granny Square LOVE review and GIVEAWAY!

Today on Cute Crochet Chat, we are delighted to present a review of a new crochet book published by North Light Books, a division of F+W Media. The title is “Granny Square LOVE” A New TWIST on a Crochet Classic for your Home, written by Sarah London!

If you love granny squares like so many crocheters today, read on to find how you can win your very own copy from Cute Crochet Chat! There is also a LINK included at the end of this post which will enable you to obtain a copy of this book at the reduced rate of $12.99! That is $10.00 off the publisher’s price! 

I am pleased to say that I was ‘around’ for the first wave of granny square mania. To be honest, I was never really happy with the avocado and harvest gold family of colors that were so popular in the seventies and many granny square designs reflected this muted color palette.
Now that the granny square has made a big comeback, I love all the color combinations and uses for it that are so popular today. Sarah London, known for her beautiful color combinations, has done a wonderful job of giving us a multitude of great projects! She has actually created uses for the granny square that I have not seen before.

At first glance, I was struck by all the colorful diagrams and great photographs included in “Granny Square LOVE”. This lovely book is wonderful and FUN to browse through because of its colorful photographs and pretty color palette. Is it a perfect book for the beginner crocheter because so much information is included. There are well detailed, visually pleasing diagrams of all the crochet stitches used and

also well defined photos of how to create the perfect granny square.

Sarah gives us lots of details, tips to create the perfect granny square and an easy-to-read crochet diagram for every project, as well as written instructions. Each project even has its own “Color Commentary” from the author herself.

There are 25 crochet granny square projects included. Here are some of my favorites!

 Stool Cover

Bath Mat
Bold Bedroom Cushion
Grocery Tote  AND
Tablecloth
One copy of “Granny Square LOVE” is available for our giveaway. For a chance to win, post in the comments section and let us know the very FIRST or the LAST granny square project you crocheted. Was it for yourself or for someone else?
One winner will be drawn at random at the close of the contest, on or around October 12, 2011! Please don’t forget to leave a contact email address in your comment, in case you are the winner!
If you can’t wait to see if you’ve won and would like to purchase your own copy at a reduced rate, visit the Martha Pullen Company online store. Enter the promo code GRANNYTOUR and receive “Granny Square LOVE” for $12.99! That’s $10.00 off the publisher’s price! Promo Code expires on October 8, 2011.

Granny Square LOVE review and GIVEAWAY!

Today on Cute Crochet Chat, we are delighted to present a review of a new crochet book published by North Light Books, a division of F+W Media. The title is “Granny Square LOVE” A New TWIST on a Crochet Classic for your Home, written by Sarah London!

If you love granny squares like so many crocheters today, read on to find how you can win your very own copy from Cute Crochet Chat! There is also a LINK included at the end of this post which will enable you to obtain a copy of this book at the reduced rate of $12.99! That is $10.00 off the publisher’s price! 

I am pleased to say that I was ‘around’ for the first wave of granny square mania. To be honest, I was never really happy with the avocado and harvest gold family of colors that were so popular in the seventies and many granny square designs reflected this muted color palette.
Now that the granny square has made a big comeback, I love all the color combinations and uses for it that are so popular today. Sarah London, known for her beautiful color combinations, has done a wonderful job of giving us a multitude of great projects! She has actually created uses for the granny square that I have not seen before.

At first glance, I was struck by all the colorful diagrams and great photographs included in “Granny Square LOVE”. This lovely book is wonderful and FUN to browse through because of its colorful photographs and pretty color palette. Is it a perfect book for the beginner crocheter because so much information is included. There are well detailed, visually pleasing diagrams of all the crochet stitches used and

also well defined photos of how to create the perfect granny square.

Sarah gives us lots of details, tips to create the perfect granny square and an easy-to-read crochet diagram for every project, as well as written instructions. Each project even has its own “Color Commentary” from the author herself.

There are 25 crochet granny square projects included. Here are some of my favorites!

 Stool Cover

Bath Mat
Bold Bedroom Cushion
Grocery Tote  AND
Tablecloth
One copy of “Granny Square LOVE” is available for our giveaway. For a chance to win, post in the comments section and let us know the very FIRST or the LAST granny square project you crocheted. Was it for yourself or for someone else?
One winner will be drawn at random at the close of the contest, on or around October 12, 2011! Please don’t forget to leave a contact email address in your comment, in case you are the winner!
If you can’t wait to see if you’ve won and would like to purchase your own copy at a reduced rate, visit the Martha Pullen Company online store. Enter the promo code GRANNYTOUR and receive “Granny Square LOVE” for $12.99! That’s $10.00 off the publisher’s price! Promo Code expires on October 8, 2011.

Crochet Eye Candy

I am mesmerized by all the beautiful crochet images that are on the web today! Such beauty, such talent, such color! Here is a small, varied collection of crochet that I thought you might enjoy! What are your favorites? I always try to include links to the items when available, so you can check them out for yourselves. With summer waning, I hope to have Crochet Eye Candy more often!

  I love the simplicity of this bracelet, which encompasses the ‘bigger’ jewelry look that is so fashionable today. I would love to see this done up in blacks and whites or even metallic yarn for an evening look.  You can find the instructions at                CRAFT STYLISH


Aren’t these little guys the sweetest? I am a pinky girl and love the cuteness of them. I found the image on FLICKR.

Speaking of pink, the designer calls this adorable hat, Strawberry Beret. The hat is made with Super Chunky yarn and would work up super fast! The pattern is available HERE.

I just LOVE the simple beauty of this pretty wrap! It looks so soft and feminine, doesn’t it? The stitch pattern looks so lacy and airy. And the good news is, the pattern is available for FREE from Caron Yarns.  Designer Marty Miller did a great job on this!

What crocheter or knitter doesn’t LOVE looking at yarn? I love this picture, not only for the incredible yarn colors, but because I love this storage idea! In my house, it is important that I protect my yarn (and other valuables :)) from dust, so I like the idea of having a cabinet I can close!

Stay tuned for more Crochet Eye Candy in the very near future!

Crochet Eye Candy

I am mesmerized by all the beautiful crochet images that are on the web today! Such beauty, such talent, such color! Here is a small, varied collection of crochet that I thought you might enjoy! What are your favorites? I always try to include links to the items when available, so you can check them out for yourselves. With summer waning, I hope to have Crochet Eye Candy more often!

  I love the simplicity of this bracelet, which encompasses the ‘bigger’ jewelry look that is so fashionable today. I would love to see this done up in blacks and whites or even metallic yarn for an evening look.  You can find the instructions at                CRAFT STYLISH


Aren’t these little guys the sweetest? I am a pinky girl and love the cuteness of them. I found the image on FLICKR.

Speaking of pink, the designer calls this adorable hat, Strawberry Beret. The hat is made with Super Chunky yarn and would work up super fast! The pattern is available HERE.

I just LOVE the simple beauty of this pretty wrap! It looks so soft and feminine, doesn’t it? The stitch pattern looks so lacy and airy. And the good news is, the pattern is available for FREE from Caron Yarns.  Designer Marty Miller did a great job on this!

What crocheter or knitter doesn’t LOVE looking at yarn? I love this picture, not only for the incredible yarn colors, but because I love this storage idea! In my house, it is important that I protect my yarn (and other valuables :)) from dust, so I like the idea of having a cabinet I can close!

Stay tuned for more Crochet Eye Candy in the very near future!