Evelyn Cowl - A FREE Pattern!

Today I have the great pleasure of announcing my first-ever Free Crochet Pattern!

Broomstick Lace!

Keep up with my New Years Resolution of learning Broomstick Lace!

Pleiades Shawl - Interweave Crochet Accessories 2012

Have you ever had a secret you wish wasn't a secret? That's how I always feel about my designs that are in the transit period between acceptance and publication!

Free Crochet Snowflakes

Snowflakes, Snowflakes, Snowflakes!! I'm seeing snowflakes in my sleep we have so much snow. So, what's a girl to do? Why......crochet snowflakes of course..

September 26, 2009

Orchard Mitts Revealed!


Norquay-02, originally uploaded by Crochet Collection.

Hey Everyone!

The Fall 2009 issue of Interweave Crochet is out at long last, along with the third published pattern I am proud to call my own. The Orchard Mitt's were crocheted out of the gorgeous Manos del Uruguay's Silk Blend yarn in the woodland colorway. I designed these gloves last winter for my mom's Christmas gift, and they are very simple to make. The interesting stitch pattern makes the pattern appear much harder than it actually is. I hope everyone likes the pattern, and be sure to add it as a favorite on Ravelry!!

Happy Crocheting!
Chelsea

September 14, 2009

Mood Fabrics!


IMG_1409, originally uploaded by whimsicalwoolies.

Hi Everyone!!

I have some amazing pictures from my trip to Pennsylvania now...thanks Gabrielle!

While I was visiting my friend, we took a trip to NYC and had the opportunity to visit Mood Fabrics! Yes, the very Mood fabrics that the amazing designers of project runway visited for 5 years in a row. The fabric selection was amazing, as you see in the clip of picture above. There was floor to ceiling shelves absolutely jam packed full of rolls of fabric. When you get in there, you're so overwhelmed by the selection, you wonder how you can ever choose just one fabric. I can only imagine having 15 minutes to try and pick fabric for a look....it would simply be overwhelming!

On a more crocheting note, I am starting to design a fall line of girls wear...stay tuned for more details!

Happy Crocheting...and keep an eye out for Make it With Wool look number 2!
Chelsea

Make it With Wool Contest - Outift 1

Hey Everyone!

As you probably know, the Wisconsin Make it With Wool contest was this weekend. Being the ambitious teenage girl with a mission, I created two outfits for the contest this year, finishing both outfits only 3 hours before it was time to leave for the contest (the 2 hours were spent sleeping and the 3rd getting ready to leave). This outfit displayed here is the duster I made with Cherry Tree Hill's Oceania yarn. It is a boucle yarn with a strand of nylon and a metalic running through it. The duster is amazingly gorgeous and sparkly, It will be fabulous to wear all the time! The suit is made from a fabric bought off the $5 fabric table at Paron fabrics in New York City. The suit pattern is a vintage simplicty pattern from the 1970's, bought for a dime at a local thrift shop. I heavily modified and fitted the pattern with my friend, her mom, and grandmother as well, while visiting her in Pennsylvania. I had a great time talking to the judges about this outfit, and while it didn't win, the sewing skills I put into this outfit were 100 million times better than any other sewing I've done in my life. I'm very proud of my work, and I plan to keep up sewing and have them near perfect by the next make it with wool contest.

Happy Crocheting...stay tuned for pictures of outfit number 2!
Chelsea

September 06, 2009

Another update!

Hello Everyone!!

Hot off the hook, my duster is finished! I got it done in 4 weeks, and I just have to block it, and sew a few more ends in. There are only 6 days left until the contest, and every spare minute has been spent preparing! I am about 3/4 of the way done with the sewing for this outfit, and I'm almost done with the sewing for the purple dress! Everything is falling into place perfectly...I'm "Making it Work" as Tim Gunn would say on Project Runway :)

Happy Crocheting...I'll update again this week with more pictures!
Chelsea

P.S. Isn't the yarn lushious?! It's Cherry Tree Hill Oceania in the Cabin Feaver color way. I bought it while I was in Buffalo New York for the Knit and Crochet Show! That is a whole new blog post to write, but now I've got you curious! Check back soon for a show report!

September 02, 2009

A quick Update


Lilac Lace Dress , originally uploaded by Crochet Collection.

Hello Everyone!!

I've been pretty quiet for a while. I got the opportunity to go to Pennsylvania and visit one of my best friends for 2 weeks, and I got a lot of work done on my Make it With Wool outfits! Here is a picture of outfit number one, which is about 80% of the way finished. Not cool, considering the contest is only 10 days away!

Enjoy the picture!
Chelsea
(p.s. my arm isn't broken, it's an opera length gauntlet! The other one is just in very beginning stages!)

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