Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Granny Squares & Motifs

I'm looking forward to teaching my Granny Square Crochet class this month. I used to have a strong dislike for granny squares, but as has been said of today's granny squares, "these ain't your typical granny's squares". There are some gorgeous patterns for granny squares out there and even more gorgeous patterns showing how they can be used. Far beyond afghans, granny squares can be stitched up into hats, sweaters ... you name it.

And besides this fantastic crochet technique, I also teach my students how to crochet flower motifs. Just in time for spring, and the possibilities are endless! Crocheted flowers can be attached by sewing/pinning/gluing onto almost any surface you can think of. What a special accent they can add to a gift OR they can make unique hand-crafted gifts all by themselves!

If you're in the Charlotte, NC area and would like to join us for this exciting class, here are the details:

Granny Square Crochet
Saturday, March 28 - 2p-4p ($15)
All classes will be held at A.C. Moore - Matthews. Class sign-up and payment is all done "in store". When you sign-up, you'll be provided with a short list of class materials that you'll need for class (basically specific crochet hooks & yarn). Spaces go quickly, so I recommend signing up ASAP. In some cases you can sign up on the same day, right before class, but you'll need to contact me first to make arrangements.

Feel free to pass this invitation along to anyone you think might be interested in learning this fun technique. You can leave a comment here on my blog with any questions or at my shop: MyCrochetPassion Hope to see you in class!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Getting in Some Final Winter Pieces

I'm squeezing in a couple more winter items before the warm weather sets in down here. This first one is a custom order for my niece in NJ. I daresay she has a bit more winter left than I do here in the Carolinas. We've come up with this design over e-mails and photo attachments only, so I sure hope she's pleased with the end product. I used Moda Dea's Tweedle Dee in Cinnamon Twist. I'm not a fan of tweeds, but this is a great wool-blend yarn that I've really come to love. It's self-shading so the colorwork is automatic. I started with a foundation single crochet row (FSC=create foundation chain and 1st sc row at the same time), then used single-crochet as the primary stitch throughout. The center rows are designed with a v-stitch pattern for added appeal. Long sides are edged with a half-double crochet row.

I'm working on a winter sweater for myself which I hope to have finished this weekend. I'll post it here when it's complete.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 2, 2009

My Etsy item featured on new fashion website & National Crochet Month!

Wow, I feel like I've hit the big time - LOL! I am excited though because my Breast Cancer cup cozy is being featured as a free giveaway on a newly launched and sophisticated fashion website. Check it out here: And if you want to enter, hurry because the drawing is March 6, no purchase necessary!

This is also extra exciting for me because it's a great way to kickoff National Crochet Month. But I want to celebrate some more, so for the entire month of March, celebrate with me by taking advantage of a 10% markdown on all of my handmade items ... only while these current listings last.

See you at the shop! MyCrochetPassion

Thursday, January 29, 2009


I belong to the Etsy Artists of Color Team and January 30 (Friday) is our 1-year anniversary! In celebration of this grand event, I'm applying FREE S&H for every order placed in my shop on January 30. So, save the date and don't miss out on this great deal!! Remember, I'm more than happy to take custom orders for most items, just ask. Click here to see the goodies!