Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Craft Projects — Free Crochet Patterns and More

Baby Blanket Pattern -- This Free Pattern is Available at

This baby afghan was the best project I crocheted in 2010. I made it for my husband’s cousin’s new baby girl. So excited to have a little one to crochet for! I did post the free crochet pattern for others to use, so if you’d like to make a similar afghan, please be my guest. If you do, I hope you’ll improve on the color combination I chose. Click here to see a few more color ideas.

I also made a few ugly projects, which I’m a bit embarrassed to post. Most of the stuff I crocheted in 2010 was easy no-brainer stuff — potholders, dishcloths, easy scarves, afghan squares, and stuff like that.

Afghan Squares Crocheted in Caron Simply Soft Acrylic Yarn -- Free Crochet Patterns Available at

More of My Recent Crafty Accomplishments


I love making lists — to do lists, lists of free crochet patterns, project lists, shopping lists…Most of my lists are not internet-publication-worthy, but occasionally a few of them are. For example:

  • Checkerboard patterns — As a textile designer, I’m a bit obsessed with repeating patterns. I adore checkerboards. Yes, checkerboards. Please don’t yawn; there are zillions of interesting things you can do with checkerboard designs. If you doubt this, just click here and take a look.

  • Free crochet patterns for mix and match afghan squares — Several months ago I started crocheting a series of afghan squares. Eventually they’ll grow into an afghan. I’ve been publishing the patterns online at This is a list of all the coordinating squares I’ve posted so far. I keep updating it as I add more.

  • Recycled crafts and green crafts — This list features a whole bunch of ideas for recycling ordinary junk into lovely treasures. Would you like to make handmade paper out of old junk mail? How about turning broken dishes into gorgeous mosaics? There are plenty of other ideas too. A couple of these ideas are posted in this blog in earlier posts, but a bunch of them are published on other web sites.

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