I used Lily Sugar N Cream Cotton for each of these. They have great colors to play around with, and I love their cotton for absorbency and texture. ... Read More about Quick Spring-like Mandala Ideas & Granny Squares
As a beginner knitter, I wanted to find a pattern for fingerless gloves. There are definitely a lot of patterns out there, but I wanted something fast and that didn't have to be knit in the round. Let me knit it straight, will you?! So I ended up creating my own little pattern with a lovely mustard/straw color super bulky yarn. I used Lion Brand Wool - Ease Thick and Quick in Citron. It reminds me of straw, so pretty. You have to know how to knit and purl on straight needles, so ... Read More about Knit Flat Fingerless Mittens – Straw Bed Fingerless Gloves
Chunky Knit Charcoal Cowl - Toddler I knit a scarf as a Christmas gift had a little over half of a skein left of Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn (love this big, fat yarn!). I thought it would be perfect to make my daughter another cowl. I knit it flat, but it would be lovely knit in the round as well. You will need: 1 Skein Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn, Dark Grey Heather (Any Color you would like is fine!) Size 35 knitting needles ( I used straight needles) Scissors Tapestry Needle Any ... Read More about Scarves and Cowls – Oh My!
Black Eyed Susan I've been looking at different flowers all over the web because I want to add some to my daughter's ballet bag. After seeing several I liked, I wanted to come up with some easy patterns for what I pictured on her bag. For the center of the Black Eyed Susan, I used safety eyes (often used on children's toys) from the craft store. The Roses are about 2 inches wide, the other flowers between 1 and 2 inches ... Read More about Beginner Crochet Black Eyed Susan
Easy Crochet Puffy Hearts Wall Hanging Isn't it the perfect, easy little Valentines decoration? The hen is laying hearts! Not really. I liked it hanging here, but it has ended up on my daughter's bedroom door knob. It's cute there too, I suppose! This is a super easy heart wall hanging. Easy enough for a second or third project, heart wall hanging. I found the pattern for the hearts (that you will eventually "stuff) on the "Repeat Crafter Me" blog by Sarah. ... Read More about Easy Crochet Puffy Hearts Wall Hanging