I have a mix of both free and paid patterns, this is how I earn my living.

There are different sections for free patterns and paid patterns, also afghan squares, both small and large, blankets, throws and afghans, poncho’s, wraps and shawls, and all the other things I have designed.

  • Arabesque

      Arabesque means an ornamental design consisting of intertwined flowing lines, originally found in ancient Islamic art. The design reminds me of Arabic architecture. Arabesque is designed as a cushion...

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  • Ripples on the Shore

      Ripples on the Shore is a new 12 inch afghan square. ♥ This simple design was inspired by the beach very near to my new home in Cornwall. ♥...

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  • Sweetie Pie Mandala

      I just love Mandalas, whether it is the centre of a blanket, a wall hanging or a garden decoration. They can be simple or complex, made in just one...

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  • Continuum

      So many times, I have been asked if I have a pattern to extend my large afghan squares like Moon’s Shadow, A Walk in the Garden, Fox Fires, or...

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  • Amelia

    Amelia is a bird wing shaped shawl, perfect to drape around your shoulders when you are flying out the door. Rather than the normal triangular shape, this shawl dips down...

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  • Summer’s End Waistcoat

    There is something about being the age I am, and getting somewhat over heated, or as I tend to say…. My thermostat is broken!! Many of you ladies out there...

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  • Rose Trellis Shawl

    A quick and simple, yet beautiful shawl for you to make. As many of you will know, I am trying to sell my late Mother's house and move into a...

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  • Solaris

      Celebrate the sun, the life giving force that shines bright in all our lives, bringing light and warmth to us all. Solaris is a collection of squares and a...

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  • Naomi

      Wrap or Ruana Naomi is a girl’s name, Hebrew in origin, which means Beautiful or Gentle, and this gorgeous design will wrap you in gentle shells. This simple yet...

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  • Johnny and Jane

      The names Johnny and Jane mean gift from God, and every little baby boy or girl is indeed a gift in the lives of his or her family, a...

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  • Cosmic Cal Part 9

    ♥ Welcome to Part 9 of the Cosmic Cal ♥ Finally we arrive at the end of our journey through the cosmos, and what a journey it has been............. I...

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  • Cosmic Cal Part 8

    ♥ Welcome to Part 8 of the Cosmic Cal ♥ We have nearly reached the outer limits of the Cosmos, and though this part seems simple, you will still be...

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  • Cosmic Cal Part 7

    ♥ Welcome to Part 7 of the Cosmic Cal ♥ All we are is Stardust and water. The elements of the Universe are in all of us, underneath it all...

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  • Cosmic Cal Part 6

    ♥ Welcome to Part 6 of the Cosmic Cal ♥ In part 6 we come back towards a rectangular shape, framing the sunbursts and building the foundation for the next...

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  • Cosmic Cal Part 5

    ♥ Welcome to Part 5 of the Cosmic Cal ♥ Last week we started to branch out in a different direction again, and this week in part 5 our Sunbursts...

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  • Cosmic Cal Part 4

    ♥ Welcome to Part 4 of the Cosmic Cal ♥ Can I just say, ♥ Thank You ♥, you all lit up my life last week with yourbeautiful photos of...

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  • Cosmic Cal Part 3

      ♥ Welcome to Part 3 of the Cosmic Cal ♥ Oh my goodness, what amazing work you are all producing. ♥ Your creativity with colour is glorious, the way...

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  • Cosmic Cal Part 2

      ♥ Welcome to Part 2 of the Cosmic Cal ♥ WOW, what an amazing journey this is already, I can literally feel the joyous buzz flowing through the internet...

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  • Cosmic Cal Part 1

      ♥ Welcome to Part 1 of the Cosmic Cal ♥ Woooo Hooooo here we go..... It has been great fun watching so many of you choosing your colours, and...

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  • Cosmic Countdown

    14th March 2018 Hey Everyone We have just under five weeks to go to blast off. Part 1 of the Cosmic Cal will be published on Tuesday 17th April 2018....

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  • Introducing Cosmic cal

      Introducing Cosmic Cal 2018   As many of you, that know my designs, will know, I love the idea of thousands of people, from all over the world, and...

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  • My Nameless ………

      Normally when I am designing a new pattern, a name comes to me quite strongly, along with the reason for the name, there will always be a significant reason...

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  • Cosmic Cal Sneaky Peek

      A short and sweet sneaky peek.   Well..... so many of you have been waiting so patiently to see my new cal, I truly appreciate your support and hope...

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  • Part 5 Friends Holding Hands

      Welcome to part 5 of Heart of Friendship crochet a-long. In our final 2 weeks together,  you will be joining your squares and making the border, Friends Holding Hands....

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  • Part 4 Heart of Life

      Welcome to part 4 of Heart of Friendship crochet a-long. In this next 2 weeks you will be making square 3, Heart of Life. A simple square to represent...

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  • Me’ n’ u

      A very fond memory of my Dad, the clown, is that he always called a menu a me' n' u, so what better name for a collection of placemat...

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  • Part 3 Cushion of Safety

      Welcome to part 3 of Heart of Friendship crochet a-long. In this next 2 weeks you will be making square 2, Cushion of Safety. A cushion of softness, and...

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  • Oh Tannenbaum

      ♥ A beautiful gift, from me to you.♥    Tannenbaum is German for Fir tree, many of us may be familiar with the song, which became a Christmas song...

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  • Part 2 Links of Friendship

      Welcome to part 2 of Heart of Friendship crochet a-long. In this next 2 weeks you will be making square 1, Links of Friendship. ♥ You will need to...

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  • Floral Fantasy

    A collection of beautiful floral squares for you to crochet. Mix and match to create your own work of art. Afghan squares are such an easy project to work on,...

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  • Part 1 Love and Creation

      Welcome to the Heart of Friendship Crochet A-Long Part 1 In this next 2 weeks you will be making the centre square, Love and Creation. ♥ These hints and...

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  • Anastasia

      Time for something different? Hexagons! I do love a challenge, and felt I wanted something to test my design skills a little more. Anastasia is an old Greek name,...

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  • Sweet Caroline Part 3

    Sweet Caroline Part 3   Welcome to part 3, the final part of this mini cal. This week I have seen more and more beautiful colour combinations, and some fabulous...

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  • Sweet Caroline Part 2

    Sweet Caroline Part 2 Welcome to part 2 of this mini cal. WOW, I have seen some amazing and beautiful combinations of colours, from part 1. Are you ready to...

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  • Sweet Caroline Part 1

      Sweet Caroline Part 1 Welcome to part 1 of the Sweet Caroline mini cal. I hope you have your yarn and hook at the ready. As I said in...

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  • Introducing Sweet Caroline mini cal

    Sweet Caroline Go on, you know you just want to start singing!! I am absolutely thrilled, and a little bit stunned, and very humbled, that my little group on Facebook...

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  • Bubble-Gum Shawl

      To celebrate the launch of the gorgeous new Candy Swirl yarn cakes, from Stylecraft, I have designed this beautiful, cosy, shawl. When the lovely folk at Stylecraft told me,...

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  • Rosslyn

      The Rosslyn blanket is a celebration of the Divine Feminine. The idea was conceived as I was travelling in New Zealand. I stayed on the outskirts of Dunedin, in...

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  • Wishful Thinking

      It may be square, but I love the inner shapes of this design. ♥ To dream of places yet to see, to wonder how it all will be, Life...

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  • Spiro Star

      Spiro Star was the second square I ever published as a pattern. It is also the square/design that gave me the confidence to become a designer. Spiro Star was...

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  • Introducing Heart of Friendship CAL

      Heart of Friendship Crochet A-Long You can find the main post, with all the story behind it HERE "If you're alone, I'll be your shadow. If you want to...

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  • Diamond Geezer-ghan

      A gorgeously snuggly afghan just for those very special men in your life. In the UK "Diamond Geezer" is a relatively common expression meaning that someone is a good...

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  • Star of Wonder

      One of the things I like most about designing with crochet, is that I can let my imagination run wild. I am often amazed where the ideas come from,...

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  • Moody Blue

      Moody Blue is my first published Afghan square for 2017. For this 12 inch square I recommend Aran/Worsted weight yarn with a 5mm hook, but please be aware that...

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  • Whispers from the Past Part 9

    Welcome to the final part of Whispers from the Past crochet a-long. ♥  I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Massiel and the translation teams for the...

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  • Puffy Poncho

    I just love wearing ponchos. They go so well with jeans and boots, and are perfect for sunny autumn or winter days, or any day you are in a hurry...

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  • Darling Buds

      Darling Buds is my 11th Afghan square for this year, 2016. This very pretty square is made up of a circle of flower buds and petals, surrounded by a...

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  • Design your Own Jumper

    How to Design your own Jumper   Making a simple jumper or pullover is far easier than you may think. I am a great fan of jumpers. I love to...

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  • Girl’s Best Friend Shrug and Wrap

      Girl’s Best Friend   Shrug or Wrap, the choice is yours.   The party season is just about here. All those pretty tops and dresses, with strappy or strapless...

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  • Whispers from the Past Part 8

    Welcome to part 8 of Whispers from the Past. This week we make our corner squares, Alana, and make the final joins. Alana was the nickname my Uncle used to...

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  • Whispers from the Past Part 6 and 7

    Welcome to parts 6 and 7 of Whispers from the Past. Over the next two weeks, we will be making end, and side, panels. Please take note of when to...

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  • Whispers from the Past Part 5

    Welcome to part 5 of Whispers from the Past. This week's square is named for my Mother, Eileen. Mum is the most amazingly creative lady, she used to be the...

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  • Whispers from the Past Part 4

    Welcome to part 4 of Whispers from the Past. I am so pleased to see so many of you enjoying the Mattress Stitch join last week, I love the flat,...

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  • Whispers from the Past Part 3

      Welcome to part 3 of Whispers from the Past. This week I would like you to join me in honouring some amazing men, who helped to shape the person...

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  • Whispers from the Past Part 2

    Welcome to part 2 of Whispers from the Past I have seen some gorgeous examples of your Winnie's squares this week, with some amazing colour combinations. If you are on...

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  • Whispers from the Past Part 1

      Welcome to part 1 of Whispers from the Past. Hi, do you have your hook and yarn at the ready? The first part of this cal is named in...

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  • Introducing Whispers from the Past CAL 2016

      Introducing Whispers from the Past CAL 2016   A design using traditional stitch patterns, but with a modern twist. Well it couldn’t really not have a twist with me...

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  • A Walk in the Garden

      Join me in a Walk in the Garden....... ♥ There is nothing I love more than being out in nature. ♥ I love the way Mother Nature throws a...

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  • A little bit more Madness

    Just a little bit more madness for you all.   Some of you may have seen the stunningly gorgeous Mandala Madness that Ineke Mooijenkind, from Gouda in the Netherlands made....

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  • Destiny

    Destiny   Each and every one of us has something special to do, and share in this life. Call it a purpose, if you like. We cannot rush to find...

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  • Moon’s Shadow

      I just love crocheting squares, I love designing them, and I love making squares from other designers. Any project can become your own creative expression, when you mix and...

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  • Chantelle and Grace

      Let me introduce you to two new friends? Meet Chantelle and Grace, two gorgeous new 12 inch squares that will add a touch of style to any afghan. At...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 18

      I am feeling a real mix of emotions. Sad that this amazing journey has reached the end. Humbled by the amazing response to my crazy design. So proud of...

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  • Light and Lacy Summer Poncho

    Light and Lacy Summer Poncho   I just love ponchos! I find them so comfortable to wear, and love the way they can jazz up plain everyday outfits. They are...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 17

    Mandala Madness Part 17 Here we are at the penultimate week This week we continue to pay homage to the setting sun. I feel that many of you will have...

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  • Fox Fires

    Fox Fires This was a mini, CAL (crochet-along) that I designed for my friends in Finland. They are holding an event on Saturday 30th July, in a beautiful private garden....

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  • Lotus Pavilions

      My very first published design, is now re-written and includes a full photo tutorial.   A beautiful lotus flower sits in the middle of a pool, surrounded by shady...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 16

    Mandala Madness Part 16 Where would we all be without the sun? The bright shining star that we, on this tiny green and blue planet, tend to take for granted,...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 15

    Mandala Madness Part 15 We are nearly there.... This week you will add a wreath of leaves to your mandala. Because each and every one of you is a winner!...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 14

    Mandala Madness Part 14 Did you ever play hop scotch as a kid? Well this week you are going to be hopping up and down, so make sure you jump...

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  • The Method in my Madness

    My Design Process Ok, so quite a few folks have asked about the design process behind Mandala Madness, So I thought I would share with you "My Design Process". Now,...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 13

    Mandala Madness Part 13 All change!! Mandalas can represent many things in life, and change is certainly something we all have to deal with..... embrace the change...let yourself go with...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 12

    Mandala Madness Part 12 This week you will be building on part 11, creating a staggered pattern with long single crochet stitches, more looped double trebles, and the addition of...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 11

    Mandala Madness Part 11 I hope you are really proud of yourself..... after part 8 and part 10, there is nothing you can not do! AND some of you got...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 10

    Mandala Madness Part 10 This week you add beautiful, soft curves to your Mandala, with an intricate dots and diamonds pattern. The diamond shape has been used since time began...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 9

    Mandala Madness Part 9 Can you believe we are half way through this amazing journey of creativity and madness! WOW you guys and gals amaze me! I did wonder if...

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  • Desire

    Desire I am thrilled to be a part of the amazing team of designers working on the "Friends Around the World 1 year Anniversary CAL 2015-16". This is being hosted...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 8

    Mandala Madness Part 8 “Mary , Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow…with silver bells and cockle shells…..” This week our flowers continue to bloom, and take on a...

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  • Dream Weaver

      Let your dreams be the light that guides you…. do what you love. That is the tag line on my website, and the ethos of my life. Our dreams...

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  • Rosetta

    Rosetta I am thrilled to be a part of the amazing team of designers working on the "Friends Around the World 1 year Anniversary CAL 2015-16". This is being hosted...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 7

    Mandala Madness Part 7 I just love some of the names you have come up with for your Mandalas. Some for fun, some to honour people you love, some with...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 6

    Mandala Madness Part 6 Can you believe we are a third of the way through this madness!! A few of you spotted that there was no comment or description from...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 5

    Mandala Madness Part 5 I am completely amazed at the gorgeous colours many of you are using, and I am so pleased that so many of you, who are fairly...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 4

    Mandala Madness Part 4 This week we change shape again, this time into an octagon. The octagon symbolises balance between the material, and the spiritual, between heart and mind. It...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 3

    Mandala Madness Part 3 You are my sunshine…you make me happy when skies are grey… A line from a song I remember well from my childhood! It always makes me...

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  • Rose of Avalon

    Rose of Avalon My latest design, made using Deramores Studio Double Knitting. The myth and legend of King Arthur and the Isle of Avalon is something that has always fascinated...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 2

    Mandala Madness Part 2 WOW, thank you all so much for your positive and enthusiastic response to part 1 :) I am blown away by the gorgeous colour combinations, and...

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  • Mandala Madness Part 1

    Mandala Madness Part 1 Can I just say SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, I am so excited, and a little daunted, but I am sure you will all forgive any mistakes I make, and...

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  • Elements Collection

    Elements Cushion Collection This new collection of cushion facings is inspired by the Medicine Wheel and the five directions/elements. Many Native traditions follow the Wheel, using the four directions of...

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  • With Love

    With Love With Love from me to you ♥ Just in time for Valentines, and to spread just a little more love around the world. A free pattern for you...

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  • Spinning Around

    Spinning Around Haha yes my head was spinning around with this idea for quite a while. I had the image of a circle of circles, but how I was going...

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  • Star Crossed

    Star Crossed The third design in my new collection of afghan squares is Star Crossed. Why a star? Because you are all stars and I love stars, quite simple really...

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  • Ring ‘o’ Roses

    Ring 'o' Roses Because everyone love roses... right? Flowers have always been a major part of my life. Not only did my Nana teach me how to crochet, she also...

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  • Berry Pie

    Berry Pie My first published design of 2016. I think I must have been dreaming of cherry cheesecake or blackberry pie when this idea came to me :)   I...

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  • Simple Squares

    Simple Squares So many crochet projects are based on squares. Some are simple and some use more advanced techniques. Sometimes you may have a fancy square, and to make it...

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  • 2015 a Year of Design

      I've been looking back, at the amazing journey, of crochet design I have had this year. It all started in January with my 1st ever published design, Lotus Pavilions....

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  • Introducing Mandala Madness CAL

     Mandala Madness CAL 2016 When Kimberly Slifer of the Official CCC Social Group on face book asked me to design a blanket/afghan for a CAL (crochet a-long) project for next...

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  • Mandala Madness CAL 2016 sneaky peek…….

                  Well if you have been wondering why I have been so quite...... I have been very busy in my crochet cave coming up...

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  • Going Viral with Beads

    Going Viral with Beads! The "Virus" shawl is one of the hottest patterns out there at the moment. So simple and quick to make up. You can use any weight...

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