Sunday, August 31, 2008

EtsyHooker of the Week --- Crochet Bouquet

Crochet Bouquet is a shop full of flowers. Whenever I see an item from this shop, I think of my wedding because I made the flowers for my husband to wear on his lapel. I think those are the last thread flowers I made, so I really admire the ability of those who can make small items like these. For those who can, you may purchase patterns for flowers from Crochet Bouquet like those above.

For those who do not crochet, Crochet Bouquet has many lovely flowers that can be purchased for home decor or as a great gift that will last much longer than a fresh cut flower. There are individual flowers, like the rose above, or bouquets of flowers.

In addition, Crochet Bouquet has many appliques available to purchase for use in scrapbooking, sewing projects, or whatever other way you may use them.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

EtsyHooker of the Week --- Crochet Creations by Cowgirlcrysi

Cowgirlcrysi is an active member of our team who has shared one of her patterns for Pattern of the Month. She offers a variety of items in her shop, including the above hat and scarf set in a favorite color of many girls.

This scarf is another that would be a hit in my family. It looks fuzzy and warm.

Even though I have made soap savers before, I never would have thought of suggesting it be hung outside for hand washing after gardening. What a great idea!

Cowgirlcrysi also has afghans, bags, hair accessories, and more in her shop.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

EtsyHooker of the Week --- Bubblegirlknits

Wouldn't this backpack be perfect for a little girl for school or perhaps ballet lessons? Bubblegirlknits has plenty of crocheted items in her shop, despite her shop name. She has chosen a lovely color palette for her items that gives her shop an overall cohesive appearance.

Available in various sizes and colors in her shop, Bubblegirl has some adorable hats like this one. I can see my three year old with one like this on her head, especially in purple.

For the new baby, Bubblegirl has a few lovely blankets with delicate edging with ribbon woven around. This yellow one really catches my eye.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sam Nations' Version of Pattern of the Month

Sam Nation wrote:

I followed it just as it was written, hook size and everything. I used this hollywood fx yarn that I just had to have, but now can't make anything look right with. I thought it might look cool with my brown hair.This was my first time doing the pattern of the month, it's fun!

CFMF Crochet

Friday, August 15, 2008

EtsyHooker Profile ---- Jaybird Designs

I met Jennifer a while back on another crochet board and was just stunned by her designing talent. I remember how open and sharing she was with information and advise and it's because of her that I joined etsy. I wasn't at all surprised when she announced that she was going to be published because for anyone who's visited her shop, you can't help falling in love with the clean lines and unique color combinations that seem to jump off the page.

Of the 21 items listed, 11 are patterns which are sure to provide you with a unique custom item for those of you who choose to make it yourself. One of my favorite patterns is the "Girl's Triangle Summer Halter and Hat". Just darling!

This roll-brimmed hat is another example of Jennifer's designing skills and creativity:

You'll find purses, shawls, baby items, yarn and a category Jennifer calls, "everything else". :)

This black beaded shawl is sooooo pretty and would add just the right amount of flair to that little whatever color dress you need to spice up!

Jennifer has been designing patterns for a year now and has been published in Crochet Today and Crochet World magazines. You can see more of her unique style at or on her flickr account.

I'm sure that Grand Junction, CO is proud of you, Jennifer. And I'm proud to call you a friend!

Uniquely Ewe

Monday, August 11, 2008

North Autumn Crafts' Version of the Pattern of the Month

Marie wrote:

I used a 4mm hook which is between a 5/F and 6/G and Double Knit / Light worsted acrylic yarn. I had to make 42 SC around my hair bobble as it was so big compared to the yarn that I was using but I think it has given it a good ruffled texture.

As you can see it came out just large enough to fill the palm of my hand.

Happy Hooking!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

EtsyHooker of the Week --- Mountainside Crochet

Mountainside Crochet has some really cute and original amigurumi and stuffed creations in her shop. The above bikini beach girl comes with her own matching towel.

Just in time for school, you can find a cute pencil shaped rug for your child's schoolwork space or room. Mountainside also has another rug in the shape of a spaceship currently available in her shop.

One of my favorites from Mountainside's shop is the Doo-Dad, probably because it is so colorful and it reminds me of a character in The Phantom Tollbooth. This would make a great gift for a small child because it would be much easier to catch and grab than a round ball.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Bubblegirlknits' Version of the Pattern of the Month

Lisa says:

I love this pattern, it's so quick and easy to follow! I made the scrunchi for my 3 yr old daughter, although getting her to pose for a picture was a challenge. I used a pink cotton worsted weight yarn and did 28 sc in the first round like Julie did, other than that it's exactly the same as in the pattern.

Thanks for the great pattern, look forward to doing more!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

RedBerry's Version of August Pattern of the Month

Julie says:

I followed Kim's pattern exactly for my scrunchie, except I made 28 beg sc. I used Yarn Bee Soft Delight in Black color #1103.
I love how large this scrunchie is (5 1/2 inches (14 cm) across). It really shows nicely and would look great no matter what hair type you have.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

EtsyHooker of the Week --- Karmacrochet

These simple and cute lip balm holders (with lip balm included) from Karmacrochet are just the thing to help you keep track of your lip balm in your purse. With their bright colors, they would be cute for girls to attach to their backpacks for back to school.

With fall just around the corner in this hemisphere, you can find some lovely orange items in the kitchen and bath section of Karmacrochet's shop. The dishcloths above are vibrant and useful.

Karmacrochet also has several lovely afghans in sized for adult and babies. The one above hints at the autumn colors that will be upon us before we know it.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Here's an original pattern that I would like to share with everyone. It's very simple and very quick. I designed this pattern when i first started crocheting many years ago.


By: Kim Luxich "The Colorful Bee"

Size I hook
cotton thread or yarn
elastic ponytail holder
(pony beads) *optional*

**please note** pony beads must be strung onto yarn before starting project if you wish to add them on last round**
Rnd 1: join yarn around band with a SL . do 26 SC around the band. join with a SL to first SC. Do Not Turn

Rnd 2: (CH 5, skip next SC, SC in next SC) around to end. join with SL in same ST as beg CH 5.

Rnd 3: SC in next 5 SP, CH 3 (DC, CH 2, 2DC) in same CH 5 SP. *(2DC, CH2, 2DC) in next CH 5 SP. Repeat from * around to end. join with a SL in top of beg CH 3. Fasten off.

**Note to Rnd 3** Pony beads can be added as an option on this round. Simply work as described above sliding 1 pony bead into each CH 2 space!

I hope that you all enjoy this pattern and I can't wait to see all the different variations from you wonderful artists!