February 16, 2017

How To Make Legs for Crochet Toy Dargon

One of my more popular free toy patterns is this dragon. You can find the pattern for this cute guy here.

I have been asked to do a photo tutorial on how the make the leg for the dragon and I finally got around to it. You can find it here.


February 13, 2017

Free Top, Lace Shrug and Matching Purse Crochet Pattern Set

This week's free pattern is really 3 patterns: Peppercorn Top, Shrug & Purse Set. You can find the pattern here.

The top and purse is made with 100 percent cotton Sugar 'N Cream yarn by the name of Peppercorn. It is a yarn most people use to make dish cloths and scrubbers. I thought it would be interesting to take the yarn out of the kitchen and into your closet.

The top is in a halter style with lace straps and lace covered front.

The shrug (as well as the lace trims) is made with size 10 crochet thread but with a larger than normal crochet hook: Size E. This makes the shrug and lace faster to make and very light in weight.

Here is the detail of the lace used for the shrug and lace trim.