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..

May 02, 2013

Motif-a-Day: Charm and Flourish

Hey Everyone!

All of this beautiful Wisconsin weather had to end sometime...and it chose today. Yesterday it was in the higher 80's and I was sweating, and today I was running for my sweatshirt! It sounds like it will be beautiful again next week though, and boy, do I look forward to that!


Aslan and I enjoyed the rainy views from the couch together. He is such a good crocheting buddy :)

I took another picture of the future baby room today:


It's coming...slowly. I haven't had time to touch it the last few days, but I think I finally have my stash weeded through for the most part. I think I'll be doing a second sweep next week because it all has to fit in my closet! I need to get the storage totes in the back of the room organized one last time before they get brought up to Dustin's and my shared office space. Sitting on top is a whole pile of crocheted things I found that I'd like to blog about coming up!


Unfortunately I don't think I have a before picture of this shelving unit. This shelf used to house 90% of my crochet books and magazines. I have probably weeded out at least 5 boxes of materials that I don't really need or have any emotional attachment to. I kept quite a few patterns from my grandma that I knew she had made for me or books I knew I had started things out of that I still would like to finish...like the baby afghan I started YEARS ago that I haven't touched and may not be able to find yarn for anymore. Yeah...those projects.

Did I mention I need to do a second round purge? :)


I do know that I posted a picture of this shelving unit last fall. I haven't finished my first round of purging with this shelf yet because I have to get to the things around it first :) But...here is the before...


At this rate the baby will actually have a nursery by the time she's born! Hurray!

For your viewing pleasure today I have both motifs from days 23 and 24!



I really like the Flourish motif because it is very different from any other motif I created during Motif-a-Day! It is a cross between a triangle and a hexagon. There are two different kinds of points and therefore two different kinds of joins. The pattern actually has a chart that I made to go with it specifically for people like me who get confused very easily by written patterns!


You can see both joins in the above and below picture.


I think it would be fun to make this motif into something bigger and have different colored motifs - I think it would be very interesting with the different joins!



The charm motif is a kind of a hat tip to the obsession I've been experiencing with V stitches this week. This pattern includes them subtly. They would be much more prominent if you blocked this motif well!


I think that this motif would make a really lovely shawl. It is so delicate looking.

Don't forget! Now through Sunday May 5th you can get the Motif-a-Day e-book for just $9.95 AND get a free pattern from my Ravelry store valued at $5.50! Add the Motif-a-Day ebook to your cart and choose your pattern, then use the coupon code "spring" at checkout! add to cart 

Happy Crocheting!
Chelsea

May 01, 2013

Motif-a-Day: Stalled for the Day

Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to quick pop by and say I didn't forget about you today! I really love the motif for Day 23, and the pattern is a little more on the difficult side. I wanted to be able to produce a chart to go with the pattern, and while it is almost finished I didn't get a chance to start working on the written pattern!

I will be sure to get it up right away in the morning when I have a fresh brain!

And, I'll blog about my baby room!

Happy Crocheting!

Chelsea

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