Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Almost Here!!!

Well, my wedding is almost here. June 20! It's so close and I have so much to do. I have to finish my wedding afghan and my top. I'm not sure if I'm going to add a shawl or not, but probably not. I still have to make the centerpieces for the reception and work on the wording for the wedding ritual. I'm so excited

In other news, I'll have some new patterns to share in July and August. I'll have my Shelly Scarf pattern finished, the toy purse pattern, and hopefully my patterns for tech totes. I'm also working a bit on a pattern for a mystical journal bag, and a few others. I want to get all of them posted or ready to post before my classes start in August. As usual, I'll post them here and set them up as downloads on Ravelry.

I'm also planning on spending July working on some more Pagan oriented patterns and I'm looking for ideas. I have a couple of Tarot bag patterns I'm thinking about but I would like to get some more ideas for things people would like to see. If you have any ideas, let me know and I'll see if it's something I can work on.

I don't know if I'll be able to post any patterns before the end of the month, but if I can, I will.

See you all later,

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Been busy, but I'll be working

Well, the semester is almost over and I've been working like crazy, and not just on school work. I have a few patterns I'm working on right now and hope to have finished and tested by the end of the month so I can share them all here. One is a Toy Purse pattern. It takes around half a skein of yarn to make and not too much time. I have a scarf pattern to share: my Shelly Scarf that it almost fully written out.

I'm also working on a new Tarot Bag pattern and an amulet bag pattern. I'm hoping to get those done pretty soon so I can hare them.

I'm wanting to spend this summer working on getting several designs out for Pagan patterns since there aren't too many real good ones out on the 'net.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Crochetville Secret Pal Swap Goodies

The Crochetville Secret Pal Swap is nearing its end and I got my reveal package in the mail today! My Unknown Secret Pal was Lori, The Shrone. She sent me all kinds of goodies in the reveal package.

A bottle of Lavender & Herbs scented lotion
A tube of Soy Body Lotion, Lavender and Chamomile scented
6 little bars of wonderfully scented soaps...These made the entire package smell wonderful. Lovely scents.

A package of Peeps!! (And I was just telling Mike the other day that I wish I'd bought some more this year)
A small bag of Cream Early Grey tea
And a fun little Lunch Spinner. Mike had fun playing with this earlier trying to get it to what he wanted for lunch :)

A Jane Austen action Figure. This is great. I've never seen anything like this before. Great find, Lori!

Writing stuff!!!
An unlined journal with a cute little cover
Knitting stationary
A "Note to Self" sticky note pad. This is cute.

This is an adorable little critter. "Ox" has a special place above my desk.

And, last, but certainly not least, this beautiful piece:

This is a beautiful Goddess Filet Shawl done in a very soft dark blue yarn. I love it. Great work, Lori. It looks fabulous!

Thank you so very much, Lori. Everything is fabulous and the shawl is positively gorgeous. And so, so soft. Perfect color, too. I was just thinking of making one in a similar color after the wedding. Thank you, too, for the well wishes. Talk to you soon!


Monday, January 28, 2008

Goddess Blessed Study Bookmark Pattern

Goddess Blessed Study Bookmark

Yellow crochet thread
Size 7 crochet hook

Stitches used:
Ch, sc, v-st (dc, ch 1 dc) in same stitch


Ch 14

Row 1: V-st in 6th ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first dc and skipped chs), *skip 2 ch, v-st in next ch * twice more, skip next ch, dc in last ch.

Row 2-20: Ch 3, v-st in each v-st across, dc in last dc.

Do not fasten off.

Edging: Ch 1, sc evenly around with 3 sc in each corner.

Fasten off and weave in ends. Block to shape.

Yellow is a classic color is intellect and intelligence. It is often stated in several spell books that using a yellow bookmark in a textbook will assist the person in learning their materials. This goes along that same premise. By crocheting the bookmark the energy and intent of the crocheter is put into the creation thus allowing an easier flow of energy from the material to the reader. The V-stitch pattern used here, (dc, ch 1, dc) is in itself symbolic of the Triple Goddess. Using it in threes makes it even more so.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Seraphina, Bradie's Afghan, and a New Block

Well, I finally started a Seraphina Shawl. It took me a little bit to figure it out, but it's going quite fast now and I should have it done pretty soon. I really like how this is turning out and might not be able to stop at one. I'm supposed to make my mother a prayer shawl, but she wants a rectangle shawl; I'm going to see if I can talk her into this one because I think it will suit her purposes much better than the others I've been able to find.

On other projects, I'm working on the afghan for the new baby. Bradie Jane, our new niece, will be born by C-Section on February 4, one month premature. I decided to crochet a nice warm pink blanket for her and was going to use my Balanced Goddess Afghan pattern, but it wasn't turning out right with the Caron Simply Soft I was using. I was starting to get really discouraged because I wanted to make omething for this baby since I'm making something for each of the other nieces and nephews. Well, I finally figured it out and am currently in the middle of working on the new afghan pattern. It's composed of five panels; three of granny squares and two V-Stitch.

On the pattern writing front, I created an afghan block a couple of weeks ago. I call it the Blue Mesa Block. I still can't get the pattern written out on it, though. When I do I'm going to need a few testers because it's quite complicated and I want to make sure that it's written right.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Warm Up America Section Pattern

This is a pattern I wrote up for the Warm Up America Charity and Caron Simply Soft Contest. Even if you're not taking part of this contest, you can whip up these squares to donate to WUA. This is a wonderful organization that takes these donations of knitted and crocheted squares and stitches them together for blankets to donate to social service organizations and other charities.

This should come out to be a 7"x9" rectangle. Depending on your tension, you might have to tweak the pattern a little to fit that size.
Stitches: Chain, double crochet, V-Stitch (dc, ch 2, dc) in same stitch

G hook
Caron Simply Soft

Ch 32
Row 1: (Dc, ch 2, dc) in 6th ch from hook (first V-St made), (skip 2 ch, V-St in next ch) across to last 2 chs, dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: V-st in each ch-2 sp across, dc in top of ch-6.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 9 inches from chain, usually 16 rows. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Offering Bowl Pattern

Offering Bowl Pattern

Size G Hook
1 ½ oz Cotton yarn


Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 10 hdc in ring, sl st to top of ch-2.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to top of ch-2.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in same st, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next) around, sl st in top of ch-2.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in same st, (hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around, sl st in top of ch-2.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in same st, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around, sl st in top of ch-2.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc around, sl st in top of first sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-2.

Rnd 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-2.

Rnd 9: Ch 2, (sc in next st, hdc in next st) around, sl st in top of ch-2.

Rnd 10:Ch 1, sc in same st, (hdc in next st, sc in next st) around, sl st in top of first sc.

Rnd 11: Repeat Rnd 9.

Rnd 12: Repeat Rnd 10.

Fasten off. Weave in ends and shape.

Been a busy day

Well, I was working on a new pattern last night for an altar offering bowl. I worked it originally in Red Heart WW yarn but wanted to make another in cotton. Woke up this morning and tried to write the pattern only to find that...I couldn't. Oh well. The one I came up with is close enough and uses the same basic premise. Once I get my cotton bowl done, I'll post the pattern and pictures of both bowls up here. If there are any problems with the pattern, just let me know. I don't have anyone to test this pattern or most of my other patterns so I just go with what I have.

On other notes, I'm getting all the squares for my sister's comfortghan coming in. The squares are beautiful. I'm going to really enjoy putting this afghan together for her and I wish I could be there to give it to her in person. I've also been working on squares for Warm Up America all day. I have four done in Caron Simply Soft for the CSS contest. I went out today and bought more CSS yarn for it, too. I'll be working on those over the next couple of weeks.

Later tonight once I have pictures, I'll be posting the offering bowl pattern.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Tarot Bag Pattern

Fits a standard sized Tarot deck but can be altered to fit any deck by adding to the starting chain and/or adding more rows.

Size H crochet hook
½ skein worsted weight yarn
½ inch wide ribbon in coordinating color

Ch 30
Row 1: Dc in 9th ch from hook (counts as first dc and ch-2 sps), dc in each ch across, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in first dc and in each st across to ch-8 space, ch 2, sc in top of first dc, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 space here and throughout), turn.

Row 3: Dc in next sc and each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in each st across to space, ch 2, sc in top of 3rd ch, ch 5, turn.

Rows 5-24: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, ending in Row 2, fasten off.

Fold piece over lengthwise and whip stitch side and bottom together. Weave ribbon through holes at top. Finis.

Hello and Welcome!

Hi everyone! I'm glad to welcome you to my new blog. Here I will be hosting my free crochet patterns for your use and enjoyment. All the patterns I post here are my original designs and should not be taken and sold anywhere. Products made from these patterns, on the other hand, are your own work and can be sold.

I will start posting patterns over the next few days as I get the rest of them written up.