Thursday, February 28, 2013

sneak peek.

The crochet pattern for this trio of cabled baskets is nearing completion and will soon be added to our shop!

Monday, February 25, 2013

last day of our sale.

Just a quick note to remind you that today is the last day of our sale.
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kim and tara.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

help with the simply felted slippers.

One of the most commonly asked questions regarding the crochet pattern for the Simply Felted Slippers is with regards to row 1 of the "Continuing in rows" section, so I just thought that I would take a moment to offer a more detailed explanation.

Before starting row 1 (of the "Continuing in rows" section) of the Simply Felted Slippers you do not turn. Depending on the size of slipper that you are making, this row is only 7 or 8 sc long. This is because the slipper is oval shaped and the extra 7 or 8 stitches are needed to bring you to the top center of the oval, which is where you want the opening of the ankle to start.

At the end of row 1 (of the "Continuing in rows" section) you first ch 1, then turn, and proceed onto row 2. For row 2 you proceed as follows: sc the very first 2 stitches together, work 1 sc in the next 30 or 32 sc (depending on the size you are making), ch 1 and turn. Row 3 is worked in the same manner as row 2, beginning with sc2tog (single crochet 2 together).

Hope this helps! If you have any additional questions please feel free to ask away in the comments section of this post, or if you prefer you can contact us at

If you are interested in purchasing the crochet pattern for the Simply Felted Slippers you can find the pattern here. Just so there is no confusion, you don't need to be signed up with ravelry to purchase the pattern from them. Just click on the "buy it now" button in the top right hand section of the page and follow the prompts.

Also, if you are new to felting we have a couple of felting posts for you:

what is felting?
felting tutorial.


Friday, February 15, 2013


To receive 25% off of your next crochet pattern purchase visit and enter the coupon code feb25 at the check out. Also, our regular offer of buy 5 patterns in one transaction and receive 1 free still applies. Just leave us a note in the "Message to Seller" section at checkout regarding your 6th free pattern choice and we will automatically send you your free pattern.
Offer expires Feburary 25, 2013.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

new crochet pattern - textured cowl by tara schreyer.

Skill Level: Easy

This cowl is perfect for men and women alike and makes the perfect accessory for anyone's winter wardrobe. Full of texture, colour, and warmth! 

Make the small size for a cowl that will pull over your head and sit comfortably around your neck, or make the larger size if you prefer to wrap it.

The finished sizes are:
Small - 30” around x 8” wide
Large - 68” around x 8” wide

The pattern calls for 330 yds (small) to 770 yds (large) of superwash merino wool or a comparable worsted weight yarn. A knowledge of the front post/back post double crochet is recommended. The edging is done in a simple, yet uncommon, crochet stitch that duplicates the look of the knit stockinette stitch.  


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

new crochet pattern - cabled owl neck warmer by kim miller.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Learn to crochet these adorable cabled owls and enjoy the warmth of a scarf without the added bulk. This neck warmer naturally curls making it both warm and comfortable, and the three front closure buttons, plus one hidden button, keep it nice and secure.

This detailed crochet pattern has lots of pictures to help you to successfully complete your project. The pattern calls for 3 balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, but any sport weight (2) yarn may be substituted. The following stitches are used: single crochet, half double crochet, front post double crochet, back post double crochet, front post treble crochet and reverse single crochet.

The finished neck warmer measures 20¼ cm (8”) wide and 70 cm (27½”) long and fits a 30.5 cm (12”) to a 40.5 (16”) sized neck.



Monday, February 11, 2013

sneak peek

This upcoming cowl pattern is perfect for either a man or a woman. Full of warmth, colour, and texture! 

I'm excited about the edging on this cowl!  I've been trying to figure out this stitch for a long time and could never get it right. But, I'm happy to say that I've finally worked out the kinks and I'm excited to share a picture tutorial in the pattern as to where exactly to place the hook to create this beautiful fabric.


Friday, February 8, 2013

sneak peek.

The crochet pattern for this cozy owl neck warmer will be coming your way very soon!

Originally, I wanted smaller buttons for the owl eyes, but these were the smallest wood buttons that this town of mine carries. However, once I sewed the the big button eyes onto the neck warmer I realized that they had a certain charm and sweetness to them that would have been lacking with the smaller buttons. The big owl eyes bring a smile to my face every time I look at them :D

Also, here's a close up shot of the larger buttons used to fasten the neck warmer...

Aren't they great? We purchased them from this etsy shop called Girls Fever. If you are looking for ways to brand your business then you will really should check this wonderful shop out!


Monday, February 4, 2013

photo gallery - pinwheel pouf.

One of our dear customers, Colleen, kindly took the time to send us some pictures of her Pinwheel Pouf that she recently completed.  Along with the photos, she commented "It was a labor of love for sure but couldn't be happier with it!" 

We agree!  It is a fair amount of work but it is worth it.  Look at the amazing results she got for her patience and determination!  And now she is able to put her feet up and enjoy the fruits of her labour!

She lined it with turquoise flannel fabric for the purpose of keeping the stuffing contained and discovered that the colour shows through the small holes a bit and gives it a delightful contrast to the white. I might have to try that myself next time around! She then put in a bag worth of polyfil around the edges, set in a throw pillow that she wasn't using anymore, and then filled it in with another bag of polyfil. 

We love your pouf, Colleen! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing your project with us!