Crochet Hearts

Just sharing some more ideas from my free pattern the “Fun, Little Crochet Heart Applique”. 


Showing that changing the yarn type and weight and using a different sized crochet hook gives a whole different look to this pattern.  Actually, changing up your yarn and hook size is a creative way to experiment with patterns to see what happens.


For the heart pattern, I added a chain loop and slide on a swivel hook to create a fun key charm.   For the bookmark, I added a chain tail to the heart.  These items were made using a size G hook and cotton yarn but try them out using what you have on hand.  I think a chunky yarn with a size I hook would be another fun look for this heart ~~ add it to a beanie!!

Would love to see what you all create using this pattern and how this heart looks using different yarn/thread and hook sizes  🙂


Snowflake After Blocking


Here are a few different pictures of the same snowflake that I blogged about yesterday after completing the blocking process.  The first two pictures are showing it hanging from my shelf with just an ordinary paper clip.  But this nice thread and blocking procedure keeps it from needing any type of stiffening agent.

As you can see all the little snowflake arms keep their shape perfectly.  The picture on the black fabric is laying flat.  This size would make a cool coaster or mug rug for that warm cup of tea during the winter months!!

Now you can be creative and add some pretty, tiny pearl beads as accents.  Use a transparent/nylon beading thread and hang several from your windows or add to your Christmas tree as an ornament or an awesome gift tag.   Would make a lovely applique for a pillow or on the front of a little girl’s jumper.  The possibilities are endless.

I am going to make several more ~~ maybe a winter garland to decorate my mantel.  Have fun with your snowflakes and would love to see a “snow and  tell”!!      🙂



Crochet Outfit for 18″ doll


Found a neat, free pattern designed by Darlene Cutler on Crochetville.  At this point in time, I am only using the cape and added some of my own embroidery embellishments to make a fun beanie and capelet for an 18″ doll ~~ like the American Girl dolls.

The pompom beanie is a basic crochet hat pattern that I again added embroidery style embellishments as well as a multi-colored pompom using the Clover pompom tool.

I really like how the outfit turned out ~~ kind of made it to look like something Anna from Frozen might have worn or a little girl from the Victorian time period.

A perfect holiday gift idea too!!


Boot Cuffs and Earwarmers

Thought I would just take a moment and share with you some new designs that I created for crocheted boot cuffs and ear warmers.  Will be making lots more and think they will make fantastic and unique Christmas gift sets for those “special” some ones!!


For both designs, I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn and a size H crochet hook.  This yarn has such a nice comfy feel to it plus just enough wool for extra warmth but no itchiness!!


You can find these items on my Etsy shop ~~  Mystic Needle too!!




Crochet Infinity Scarf

Completed a very lovely infinity scarf using the Smooshy with cashmere sock weight yarn by Dream.  Check out their other yarns at


I found an interesting free pattern at for an Infinity Scarf, LW2516, designed by Ann Regis.  I knew I would not have enough yarn to make the ruffled edge but I really loved the soft and feminine look of this pattern.  Thought it was perfect for the smooshy yarn so I just went with it.

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I began the pattern using the chainless foundation Double Crochet stitch to complete the 40 stitches.  Also, used a size E hook and my finished size was 7″ wide by 52″ around.  Completed scarf was still a very nice size and wonderful for those cooler Spring days or early Fall mornings.  You will definitely need a row counter or keep row marks on a separate piece of paper.  Otherwise, the pattern was easy to follow but crochet experience would be helpful.