Category: Crochet Patterns

5 Pretty Purses to Crochet For Spring - Sakeenah 2

5 Crochet Patterns for Pretty Spring Purses

  It’s the first day of Spring! Over on the East Coast, we are all very done with winter. There is one tiny snow patch in our neighborhood, and the kids and I take great pleasure in stomping it every time we pass by. I’m ready for green growing things, bright sunshine and just enough chill to wrap in a nice crocheted jacket (still on my to do list, but I’m dreaming here). Another thing I’m ready to see off is my old tired purse. We don’t need to talk about pleather — over it. I can’t think of a...

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Crochet Pattern Review: Notes and Tips on Making the Father Pullover Sweater

I finally completed my first wearable that is not a hat or scarf. I felt adventurous and ready to tackle a pattern for a crocheted mens sweater. Originally I had planned to make the Tip Top Sweater from Interweave (affiliate purchase link) for dear hubby, but when the time came to put this project on my hook I didn’t have the funds for that much DK yarn. I had a ton of Brava Worsted so I looked around for a worsted weight sweater and found the Father Pullover by Red Heart (aka the Simple Sweater for Him on All Free...

Texas Modern Bedspread by Coats & Clark, 1953 0

Dreaming of Vintage Crochet Bedspreads

A Walk Down Memory Lane Seeing an image of a vintage crocheted bedspread instantly transports me in time to visiting my grandmother’s house as a young girl. Cookies would be fresh baked ahead of our arrival, and there wasn’t much to do except absorb family history and play with snails in the backyard. The guest room would always have these thin, beautiful and intricate crocheted or knitted bedspreads that covered the bed and draped over the sides. These handmade bedspreads offered a touch of class that is hard to find today. I think many of us have memories like this...

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Crochet Babette Blankets

Crochet Babette blankets, seems I have a new obsession or at least finally the name for it. I mean how can you not swoon when you see this? I can’t imagine the time and effort that went into making an afghan like this. What is the Babette blanket? The Babette Blanket (link to pattern) was designed by Kathy Merrick and was published in Interweave’s Crochet Spring 2006 edition. The pattern description says: Inspired by the work of designers Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy, this blanket offers a journey in color for the crocheter. The modules are all based on the...