Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Nature is my main source of inspiration.  I love seeing the different colors as the seasons change.  Spring and Fall have such vibrant colors.  Flowers are especially beautiful.

Ripple Patterns

Ripple patterns are fun to make the top point is made by increasing the stitches and the bottom point is made by decreasing the stitches.

The blankets are quick to make because they are in one piece.  The ripple is subtle if only one color is used.

The ripple is more dramatic if 2 or more colors are used.

Crochet Is NOT Knitting

Everyone knows what knitting is:

Knitted Fabric (stockinette stitch)

Crocheted Fabric (shell stitches made of double crochet and chain stitches)

However, when you say CROCHET people may give you a questioning look.  You can read their mind: "What's that?"

Knitting uses 2 or 3 needles and yarn.  Crochet uses a hook and yarn.
Both use strands of yarn to create a textured fabric.
Often crochet produces a heavier or bulkier fabric.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Hi, Everyone!

This is my first blog where I will share my passion and enthusiasm for crocheting!  I've been crocheting for over 20 years.  It is SOOOO MUCH FUN!!  Really!  "A day without crocheting is like a day without sunshine!"

Here I will share photos of blankets I've made, and we can discuss yarns and crochet patterns.  I hope you will enjoy reading and using this blog as much as I enjoy creating it!