My Patterns

American Girl Doll Shawl

  I’m so pleased that Sara G has agreed to share her photos and modifications to my Fan and Pansies Shawl pattern to make an American Girl doll sized Shawl. From Sara: I have used this pattern to make a shawl for my granddaughters’ American Girl dolls. You just need to work rows 1-16. I […]

Diamond Chicken Sweater

This little sweater was made with the unique shape of a chicken in mind. It fastens with two buttons on the sides. This sample was made with Isaac’s Colorways Merino Blend. This was designed for a medium sized hen. It measures 8 ½ inches across the breast at the widest point.

No Beginning Chain Big Shell Afghan

The first row of an afghan with homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn can be frustrating. This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. The big shell pattern makes this afghan quick to crochet while looking like it took a lot longer.

This pattern was designed to be easy for homespun or bouclé style yarns, but it can be made with just about any yarn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

My Favorite Ribbed Hat for Straight Needles

This is a very basic k1-p1 ribbed hat with tailored crown. Directions are given for nine sizes. This pattern is written to be made knitted flat and seamed.

My Favorite Ribbed Hat

This is a very basic k1-p1 ribbed hat with tailored crown. Directions are given for nine sizes.

Cabled Chicken Sweater

  This little sweater was made with the unique shape of a chicken in mind. It fastens with two buttons on the sides. This sample was made with Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash. Size: This was designed for a medium sized hen. It measures 8 ½ inches across the breast at the widest point. Gauge: […]

Little Checks Ripple Blanket

This is a good basic ripple pattern with a little check pattern that adds character without making it too lacy. After the first row, the same row is just repeated over and over, so a really easy pattern to learn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

No Beginning Chain Lacy V-stitch Ripple Afghan

The first row of an afghan with homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn can be frustrating. This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. The lacy v-stitch pattern keeps the afghan light even with a heavier yarn.

Two Feminine Chemo Caps for Straight Needles

These two ripple edged hats are feminine yet functional. The one on the left is pleated pattern and the one on the right art deco pattern.

This is the straight needle version of this pattern.

Train Track Baby Hat for Straight Needles

This little hat is made to coordinate with my Train Track Baby Blanket. Instructions are given in several sizes. The sleepers are formed by elongated stitches that are picked up on the opposite rail. This is the straight needle version of this pattern.

Wavy Baby Blanket

This blanket is soft to the touch and has gentle calming waves. After the first row, the same row is just repeated over and over, so a really easy pattern to learn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

Embossed Leaves Hat for Straight Needles

The knit stitch leaves stand out against a purl background, which makes this hat very stretchy. The poles the leaves climb meet very neatly at the crown. The bottom edge has a very slight scallop.

This is a straight needle version of the pattern.

Reversible Cable and Lace Afghan

Usually knitted creations have a “right side” but this afghan has cables on one side and lace on the other. This is a practical afghan for actually using, because it is soft and warm and looks great on both sides.

Butterfly Lace Blanket

This lacy throw looks classy in a solid color, but can be made with stripes. The example is made in worsted weight acrylic yarn.

No Beginning Chain Diamond Lace Throw

The first row of an afghan with homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn can be frustrating. This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. The lacy diamond pattern keeps the afghan light even with a heavier yarn.

Little Checks Wrap

This is a quick to crochet wrap that is good for someone wheelchair bound. The little check pattern adds character without making the wrap too lacy. The example is made in worsted weight acrylic yarn Size: The sample is 18-½” from neck to edge. The bottom of each of the four panels is 26-½” wide. […]

Dripping Lines Blanket

Little stripes of color look so fun, but weaving in ends from lots of color changes is far from fun. This blanket is designed to make it possible to change between three colors without cutting the yarn between stripes. The “drips” add interest to an otherwise just plain striped blanket.

Laced Edged Chemo Caps for Straight Needles

These two lace edged caps can be made in a solid color or with two colors. The one on the left is a madiera lace and the one on the right a scallop lace.
This version of the pattern is for straight needles.

Ribbing and Lacy Chemo Caps for Straight Needles

These two ribbing and lace caps are feminine yet functional. The one on the left is a feather lace and the one on the right a diamond lace.

This pattern is for straight needles.

Wrapped Stitches Baby Hat for Straight Needles

This is a simple baby hat in several sizes. The wrapped stitches look more complicated than they are. I have included a photo tutorial on the technique.

This is the straight needle version of the pattern.

M and W Ripple Blanket

This updated ripple afghan really showcases color. It gets its name from the M’s and W’s you see in the ripples from a distance.

Crossed Double Crochet Border

You can add this edging for a finishing touch to any crocheted, knitted or even a fabric blanket. Make it using one or two colors for the effect you want.

Bulky Diagonal Hat

This is a beanie hat for bulky yarn with a diagonal purl texture. Directions are given for seven sizes.

Basic Bulky Beanie Hat

This is a very basic beanie hat for bulky yarn in four sizes.

Climbing Frame Hat for Straight Needles

This hat has an interesting texture with a little cabling that can be done without a cable needle. Directions are given for several sizes. This version is for straight needles.

Spider Lace Throw

This vintage look throw is not a complicated pattern, but will keep your interest while making it.

Crocodile Stitch Blanket

This blanket has a very striking appearance and is very heavy and warm. It is quite the yarn hog, so I have only given directions for smaller sizes.

Textured Baby Hats for Straight Needles

These three hats all begin with the same ribbing and can be completed with the Little Check pattern (darker blue), King Charles Brocade (light blue) or the English Diamond Block pattern (green). Instructions are given for preemie and newborn sizes. These instructions are for straight needles.

Quick Asymmetric Shell Scarf

One skein of homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn can easily be transformed into this quick scarf. This scarf does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. The lacy shells keep the scarf light even with a heavier yarn.

Quick Crazy Block Scarf

Make good use of those single skeins of homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarns that have been just sitting in your stash. This scarf does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. Every side has a fun and pretty zig-zag shape.

Quick Lacy Shell Scarf

This is a great use of those single skeins of homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn you have in your stash. This scarf does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. The lacy shells keep the scarf light even with a heavier yarn.

Quick Shell Scarf

Crocheting with textured and specialty yarns can be frustrating because sometimes it is hard to find stitches. This scarf does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row.

Embossed Leaves Hat

The knit stitch leaves stand out against a purl background, which makes this hat very stretchy. The poles the leaves climb meet very neatly at the crown. The bottom edge has a very slight scallop.

Shell and Lace Shawl

This shawl does not require finding chain stitches. It is made starting from the neck working out, so can be made as small or large as you like. The lacy pattern keeps the shawl light even with a heavier yarn.

Fans and Pansies Shawl

This is an original design but is reminiscent of what might have been made a century or two ago

Simple Lines Baby Hats for Straight Needles

These are simple hats with just a bit of elegant detail in several sizes. This version is for straight needles.

No Beginning Chain Quick Shell and Lace Blanket

The first row of an afghan with homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn can be frustrating. This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. The lacy pattern keeps the afghan light even with a heavier yarn.

No Beginning Chain Basket Pattern Throw

The first row of an afghan with homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn can be frustrating. This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. The lacy basket pattern keeps the afghan light even with a heavier yarn.

Diamond Trellis Baby Hat for Straight Needles

This is a simple baby hat in several sizes. The slipped stitches look more complicated than they are. I have included a photo tutorial on the technique. This version of the pattern is for straight needles.

Faceted Lace and Cables Baby Hat for Straight Needles

This is a very textured and ornate baby hat. The example is in toddler size. This is the straight needle version of this pattern.

No Beginning Chain Strawberry Lace Blanket

The lacy strawberries and shells keep the afghan light even with a heavier yarn. This pattern was designed to be easy for homespun or bouclé style yarns, but it can be made with just about any yarn.

Shell and Wrapped Stitches Blanket

This is a quick and simple blanket, but pretty in a solid color, variegated yarn or with stripes.

Lacy Round Ripple Blanket

This is a round ripple with a lace column at the valley. It is a twelve-point star and can be made in a solid color or with various colors. It can be made as a baby blanket, lap blanket or throw.

Cable With a Twist Hat

This hat is a basic cabled hat with a little extra twist. Directions are given for several sizes.

Basic Ribbed Hat

This is a very basic k1-p1 ribbed hat with tailored crown. Directions are given for seven sizes.

Climbing Frame Hat

This hat has an interesting texture with a little cabling that can be done without a cable needle.

Mock Aran Knitted Mens Hat for Straight Needles

This hat has the look of cables without using a cable hook.

No Beginning Chain Asymmetric Shell

The first row of an afghan with homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn can be frustrating. This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. The lacy shells keep the afghan light even with a heavier yarn.

Quick V-stitch Scarf

You can make this simple little scarf in an hour with one skein of bulky yarn. Stripes of V-stitch and double crochet make this simple scarf far from plain.

Quick Granny Check Scarf

You can make this simple little scarf in an hour with one skein of super bulky yarn. After the first row, all stitches are made in spaces, so the work goes quickly not having to find stitches if you have knobby yarn.

No Beginning Chain Granny Ripple Afghan

The first row of an afghan with homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn can be frustrating. This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. This pattern was designed to be easy for homespun or bouclé style yarns, but it can be made with just about any yarn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like. It is quick to make and shows the ripple pattern of a self striping yarn.

Shell and Stripe Ripple Afghan

The shell rows and stripe rows of this blanket have a very gentle ripple. This blanket can be made in a solid color or in as many colors as you wish.

Crazy Ripple Blanket

This free-style afghan is a great way to use up little bits of leftover yarn while making a stunning conversation piece. The diamond inserts transition the ripple pattern from a smaller ripple to a larger one and then back to a smaller one again. The diamond inserts can also be stacked to create a patchwork look.

No Beginning Chain Egg Blanket

The first row of an afghan with homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn can be frustrating. This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. The sides are a straight edge, and the top and bottom has a border with a loop edge. This pattern was designed to be […]

Chevrons and Ladders Ripple Blanket

The ripple of the chevrons is accented by rows of purl stitches. Vertical ladders separate the columns of chevrons. The look of this blanket can be changed by using different fibers and colors.

Filet Blocks Ripple Blanket

This is a very simple filet crochet ripple pattern.

Wavy Squares Afghan

Little squares ripple on soft waves.

No Beginning Chain Quick Shell Afghan

This pattern was designed to be easy for homespun or bouclé style yarns, but it can be made with just about any yarn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

Tilting Block Baby Hat

This hat is a textured with a slightly rippled edge. The pattern is appropriate for a girl or boy. The example is in newborn size.

No Beginning Chain Lacy Shell Afghan

The first row of an afghan with homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarn can be frustrating. This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. The lacy shells keep the afghan light even with a heavier yarn.

Double V-stitch Ripple Blanket

This is a lightweight and gender neutral blanket. It works well in a solid color or multiple colors.

Shell and V-stitch Round Ripple Blanket

This is a round ripple with a little vintage twist to it – adding panels of shell and v-stitch. It is a six-point star and can be made in a solid color or with various colors. It can be made as a baby blanket, lap blanket or throw.

Fans and Pansies Ripple Blanket

This is an original design but is reminiscent of what might have been made a century or two ago. It works well in a solid color or multiple colors.

Little Shell Ripple Afghan

Pictures don’t do this one justice. The tiny shells are so delicate and ripple adds a little extra complexity to the look.

The Blanket Has Eyes

This whimsical blanket can be made with selected colors or with scraps on hand for a nice stash busting project. The example has a cream color for the non-“eye” sections, but these can also be made with any number of colors.

No Beginning Chain Bricks Afghan

This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. Every side has a loop finish.

This pattern was designed to be easy for homespun or bouclé style yarns, but it can be made with just about any yarn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

No Beginning Chain Crazy Block Afghan

This afghan does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. Every side has a fun and pretty zig-zag shape.

This pattern was designed to be easy for homespun or bouclé style yarns, but it can be made with just about any yarn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

Little Checks Baby Blanket

This blanket is designed to coordinate with the Little Check Baby Hat. It is so easy to make with just knit and purl stitches, but looks so rich. It is available in several sizes.

Shell and Post Stitch Ripple Afghan

Columns of post stitch emphasize the shells in this ripple afghan. This is a quick and relatively simple pattern with a classy finished look.

Lacy Check Ripple Afghan

After the first row, all but the last stitch of each row is made in chain spaces, making this a great pattern for homespun or boucle style yarns, but it can be made with just about any yarn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

Soft Clusters Ripple Afghan

This afghan is soft and cuddly and so easy to make. The borders and edges are included as you go. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

King Charles Brocade Baby Blanket

This blanket is designed to coordinate with the King Charles Brocade Hat. It is so easy to make with just knit and purl stitches, but looks so rich. It is available in several sizes.

Eyelet Ripple Afghan

This afghan looks so elegant but is so easy to make. After the first row, the same row is just repeated over and over, so a really easy pattern to learn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

Shell and V-stitch Ripple Afghan

This is an old standard lace pattern that I have convered to a ripple. The sample is made in worsted weight cotton, but it would work well with most yarn weights and styles.

Wrapped Stitches Baby Blanket

This blanket is designed to coordinate with the Wrapped Stitches Baby Hat. The wrapped stitches look more complicated than they are. The blanket is available in several sizes.

Jacob’s Ladder Ripple Afghan

I love the basic Jacob’s Ladder Afghan, so thought it could only be even all the more wonderful in a ripple version.

Ribbons and Lace Afghan

This afghan is quick and easy, has built in borders and edging, and looks the same on both sides. After the first three rows, the same row is just repeated over and over, so a really easy pattern to learn.

Simple Lines Baby Blankets

These blankets are designed to coordinate with the Simple Lines Baby Hats. They are simple with just a bit of elegant detail in several sizes.

Train Track Baby Hat

This little hat is made to coordinate with my Train Track Baby Blanket. Instructions are given in several sizes. The sleepers are formed by elongated stitches that are picked up on the opposite rail. Sizes: Preemie – 10″ circumference, 5.5″ high Newborn – 12″ circumference, 6″ high 6 month – 14″ circumference, 7″ high 12 […]

Ribbed Ripple Reversible Afghan

This afghan has it all. It’s quick and easy, has lots of texture, and looks the same on both sides. After the first row, the same row is just repeated over and over, so a really easy pattern to learn.

Train Tracks Baby Blanket

This is a crib sized baby blanket with a patchwork apparence.

Fan Lace Baby Blanket

This blanket is designed to coordinate with the fan lace hat of my Two Lace Baby Hats pattern. The blanket is knitted in the round, working from the outside in.

Tiffany Lace Baby Blanket

This blanket is designed to coordinate with the tiffany lace hat of my Two Lace Baby Hats pattern. The blanket is knitted in the round, working from the outside in.

Feather and Fan Tube Scarf

Making this scarf as a tube makes it reversible and extra warm. This is a fun twist on the old feather and fan pattern.

Faceted Lace and Cables Baby Hat

This is a very textured and ornate baby hat. The example is in toddler size.

Art Deco Scarf

This scarf coordinates with the art deco pattern hat.

Pleated Pattern Scarf

This scarf coordinates with the pleated pattern hat.

Lacy V-stitch Ripple Afghan

This is a simple but elegant pattern for a throw. The sample is made in worsted weight, but it would work well with lighter weight yarns. This is a particularly good pattern for a boucle or homespun style yarn because after the first row, all stitches are made in chain spaces.

Basic Ribbed Baby/Child Hat

This is a very basic ribbed hat in several sizes.

Two Feminine Chemo Caps

These two ripple edged hats are feminine yet functional. The one on the left is pleated pattern and the one on the right art deco pattern.

Two Lace Baby Hats

These lacy baby hats are simple but look complicated. The one on the left is fan lace and the one on the right is tiffany lace.

Wrapped Stitches Baby Hat

This is a simple baby hat in several sizes. The wrapped stitches look more complicated than they are. I have included a photo tutorial on the technique.

Diamond Trellis Baby Hat

This is a simple baby hat in several sizes. The slipped stitches look more complicated than they are. I have included a photo tutorial on the technique.

Simple Lines Baby Hats

These are simple hats with just a bit of elegant detail in several sizes.

Mock Aran Knitted Mens Hat

This hat has the look of cables without using a cable hook.

Lace Edged Chemo Caps

These two lace edged caps can be made in a solid color or with two colors. The one on the left is a madiera lace and the one on the right a scallop lace.

Ribbing and Lace Chemo Caps

These two ribbing and lace caps are feminine yet functional. The one on the left is a feather lace and the one on the right a diamond lace.

Textured Baby Hats

These three hats all begin with the same ribbing and can be completed with the Little Check pattern (medium blue), King Charles Brocade (light blue) or the English Diamond Block pattern (green). Instructions are given for preemie and newborn sizes.

Cabled Baby Hats

Both of these hats begin with the same ribbing. Hat I is a more simple pattern since the cabling is contained in the repeat area. I would recommend having experience with both knitting in the round and with cabling before attempting Hat II. Because the cabling is across the entire hat, on some rows stitches will need to be shifted between needles to accommodate cable stitches.

Basic Baby Hat

This is a very basic baby hat in several sizes. This is designed for in-the-round knitting.

Boardwalk Ripple Edged Afghan

This pattern is very simple with just a four row repeat, but creates a very dramatic effect.  It also works well for any weight yarn or even doubling yarn for a quick and thick throw.  The horizontal and diagonal lines make it look like a boardwalk, such as Coney Island. The pattern is actually rippled […]

Crossed Double Crochet Ripple Blanket

This blanket has a twist on the traditional ripple blanket. It can be made in a solid color, a variegated yarn, or any number of colors. It can also be made with most yarn weights or even using two strands for a quick and thick throw.

Top Down Elongated Stitches Baby Hat

I created this baby hat to coordinate with the crocheted baby blanket Downy-Soft Zig Zags by Carole Prior published in Leisure Arts #2853, Our Best Baby Afghans. It features elongated stitches to mimic the elongated double crochets in the blanket.

Crocheted Textured Reversible Lap Blanket

Making lap blankets for the elderly and infirmed is an amazing way for stitchers to contribute charitably in an enjoyable and fulfilling way.  Charitable lap blankets are usually designed to fit in the lap of the wheelchair bound.  Since they are so much smaller than a full throw, they are quick to make. This blanket […]

Stained Glass Ripple Afghan

This is a twist on the old standard Feather and Fan. Slipped stitches provide the strands that are later picked up to form the sides of the windows.

Knitted Carnival Afghan

This pattern gives the impression of carnival tents. It is written to make a 32 inch square lapghan, but can be easily adjusted to make any size desired. Row is a multiple of 18 plus 3 stitches.

In-the-Round Square Navajo Lap Blanket

The traditional crocheted Navajo afghan is crocheted across with each row having the beginning and ending yarn as fringe. To avoid having fringe on a lap blanket, this is designed to be crocheted in the round so that the affect of having the crochet stitches all facing the same side are preserved without having to start and stop for each row.

The Best Crocheted Potholder

This makes a quick double-thick potholder.