Friday, December 1, 2017

new crochet pattern - sea glass shawl by kim miller.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sea Glass is a light weight, carefree, shawl edged with lacy pineapples that roll and crest just like the waves of the sea.

The entire shawl is worked sideways with the edging worked at the same time. Shorter stitches along the top edge give the shawl a slightly crescent shape which allows it to drape beautifully around the neckline.

This crochet pattern calls for approximately 2 skeins of Midknit Cravings Sugar (Silver/Gold) 115 g (4.05 ounces)/388 meters (425 yards) per skein, a 3.25 mm (D) crochet hook, and a yarn needle. This detailed well written pattern includes written instructions, as well as a chart of the first 12 and the last 11 rows.

Pre-blocked the shawl measures approximately 152.4 cm (60”) at its widest point, and 45.7 cm (18”) at its longest point. Blocked the shawl measures approximately 177.8 cm (70”) at its widest point, and 49.5 cm (19.5”) longest point. Please note that measurements are approximate and will be affected by the gauge and the brand of yarn.


Monday, October 16, 2017

new crochet pattern - harmony shawl by kim miller.

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

This is the perfect crochet pattern for those 2 different colours of yarn that you’ve been dying to pair up. Perhaps, a speckled yarn with a tonal, or maybe a gradient yarn with a contrasting colour….the possibilities are endless!

I used a fingering weight (1) yarn, but this pattern lends itself well to most weights. This asymmetrical shawl is worked sideways so you can make it as big, or small as you like. The pattern repeat is easy to memorize. Plus, I show you an easy way to switch the colours without having to fasten off, and having a ton of yarn ends to work in.

This crochet pattern calls for a total of 4 balls of Drops Delight 50 g (1.76 ounces)/175 meters (191 yards) per ball. The colours shown are 2 balls of Grey (01), and 2 balls of Fall Forest (18). You will also need a 3.50 mm (E) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge), and a yarn needle.

Also, this detailed well written pattern includes written instructions as well as a chart.
The blocked shawl measures approximately 157.5 cm (62”) along the curved edge, and 38.1 cm (15”) at it’s longest point. Please note that measurements are approximate and will be affected by the gauge and the brand of yarn. For a professional look blocking is recommended.


Friday, September 1, 2017

fall kick off sale...

Head on over to Etsy or Ravelry to receive 30% off of your entire purchase!!! No coupon needed! AND our regular offer of buy 5 patterns in one transaction and get one free still applies!

Just send us a quick note as to your free pattern choice, and we will send it out...

Sale ends Labour Day at 12 pm PST


Friday, March 24, 2017

new crochet pattern - chunky baby blanket by kim miller.

Chunky Baby Blanket by Kim Miller

Skill Level: Intermediate

What makes a beautifully stunning last minute baby gift? A chunky baby blanket full of gorgeous cables!! A gift that is sure to be treasured for years to come.

This gorgeous, crocheted, baby blanket is rich with texture, and will make a beautiful gift that will be treasured for years.

This detailed crochet pattern has lots of illustrations to help you to successfully complete your project. The pattern calls for 6 balls of Lion Brand® Wool Ease Thick and Quick, and a 10.00 mm (N) crochet hook. The pattern uses the following stitches: hdc, dc, fpdc, bpdc, and fptr. 


(Purchase this pattern from and receive 20% off by using coupon code "ChunkyBaby20" at the checkout. 
Offer valid until Wednesday April 11th, 2017)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

gratitude blanket 2017.

There are so many great long-term projects out there…the cozy memories blanket and the temperature blanket are just a few that have come across our radar and we love them! We thought a beautiful project for ourselves for the year 2017 would be something we call the “Gratitude Blanket”. Positivity goes a long way and this blanket is the perfect way to reflect on all the good happening in our lives, drawing us away from the negative thoughts that can so cleverly creep in.

Here is the idea behind this project. Make a list of things that you are grateful for (a minimum of 6) and assign a colour of yarn for each. These can be as general or specific as you like. Each day, contemplate on one thing that you are grateful for and stitch a row of your blanket in the colour that corresponds. Of course, we are sure that when you stop to think about all that you have to be grateful for that day, you will have a variety of colors to choose from for your next row.

Also, this project doesn’t have to last the entire year…if you are going through a particularly difficult time at some point through the year and just need something positive to dwell on, this is a great project to pick up. So the options are endless…you may wish to do one huge blanket, or you may wish to do several smaller blankets throughout the year, each meaning something different for you.

We would love to have you join us on Ravelry or on Instagram for a CAL (crochet along) full of positive vibes! Whether you are dealing with a trial of some kind or just want to adopt a more positive attitude, this CAL is meant to encourage and inspire you along your journey.

Not many rules, as this should be a reflection of you and a very personal project.
Nitty Gritty:
  • Pick any blanket pattern (full size, throw, or baby blanket) that you think will lend itself nicely to this concept or you can follow along with Kim. She is using her own design - the Cozy Cottage Throw and she is offering 20% off with coupon code "GRATITUDEBLANKET".
  • Pick a minimum of 6 colours to include in your blanket.
  • Your project must be started and finished within 2017.
  • Positive vibes only and keep it clean.
Cozy Cottage Throw by Kim Miller

Other than that, let your creative juices flow and have fun! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

tara and kim.