Tag Archives: crochet

Impatiens Summer Top

When a friend wanted to start her family and conception didn’t happen within her planned schedule, she experienced stress. As her anxiety grew, her doctor advised she take up a craft to focus her mind elsewhere. She decided to return to making hairpin lace, something she did in university to calm herself before exams. Read […]

Crochet Bohemian Cardi

When I think back to my first memories of Boho crochet, I see the hemp bags, and cotton bralettes that the flower children would wear in the ‘70s. Music festivals in farmers’ fields, and a new awareness of the environment fed that style. I was too young to attend those cultural events then. 40 years […]

Sophie’s Jacket

Crochet is notorious for its potential to sculpt 3-dimensional pieces, and suits dog-wear very well. Many people are passionate about Amigurumi, a Japanese word for “crocheted or knitted stuffed toy”, and I’ve crocheted a few myself. I took the design principles from Amigurumi shapes, enlarged them, and then wrapped little Sophie in this charming cold […]

Hat & Mitt Set for Baby

Hat & Mitt Set for Baby Pattern

This is probably my favorite ‘recycle’ project! While visiting with our youngest daughter, Katie, and our nine-monthold granddaughter, Reem Audrey, Katie lamented that she couldn’t find a pair of long mittens, which would stay up the sleeves of her jacket, and that Reem couldn’t pull off. At the time, she happened to be sorting out […]

Autumnal Tea Pot Cozy and Mat

Add a little pizzazz to your afternoon teatime with matching tea cozies and mat sets. The cozies are a perfect fit for your favourite Brown Betty teapots and the mats are a nice complement to your table. Read more in our Issue 45. Download the PDF pattern now. Designed by Ruth I. Forbes www.nanaruth.com [email protected]