"Marion" [Full Video Tutorial]

After almost 6 months after I began it, I am finally finished with the full video tutorial for the pattern "Marion." This process was marked with a lot of frustration--both with the process and with drama along the way. Needless to day, it's done! 

The video tutorial is cut into 10 parts. Each video contains several rounds with clear transitions, full audio, and stitch counts displayed at the end of each round. The tutorial covers the ENTIRE patter (with the only exception being "repeats"; any excessive repeats within a round are discussed but not shown, in order to save time). 

In order to access the videos, I require 2 things from you: 

  1. You must have a Facebook account in order to view the videos.
  2. You must have a legitimate copy of the pattern.

All of this information can be found on the product page and also reiterated in the information document you will receive with your purchase. 

I want to thank the entire community for encouraging me through this process. I try to go above and beyond to help people work my patterns, and this I guess is the best way. 


New Pattern: "Amelia"

I know it's been a very long time. I've been busy but also struggling with motivation. This newest pattern took me two months to complete, when it usually only takes me a few days. I hope you enjoy this one. 


For "Amelia," I used Artiste Egyptian Cotton in the color "cloud." Even though I myself used a 2.25mm hook, I always recommend smaller, or your preferred size. I use the Boye Ergonomic Hook Handle with my hook because my hands prefer the extra comfort. 


I used 415 yards / 76g of thread. Most people will use more than I did, so I recommend 45-500 yards; two spools of thread will usually do the trick, or one spool of Curio. 


The stitches used in "Amelia" are slst, sk, ch, sc, dc, tc, dtr, csdc, fp, bp, bl, blo, cluster, popcorn, sc2tog, dc2tog, dc3tog, tc4tog, tc4tog, dtr4tog, dtr6tog, and small picot.

Always remember that if you  need help or support for any of my patterns, you should join our Facebook group

4th Crochet-Along! "Winter"

It's time for our 4th Crochet Along! This time we will be working an older pattern (from April 2017) called "Winter." The votes were tallied and this appropriately-named pattern was selected as the favorite. 


Crochet Along Information

Each part will be uploaded between 10-11am EST.

Part 1 - rounds 1-7 (11/1) 
Part 2 - rounds 8-13 (11/3) 
Part 3 - rounds 15-18 (11/7) 
Part 4 - rounds 19-23 (11/9) 
Part 5 - rounds 24-26 (11/14)

In addition to complete written instructions, each round will include either sections of a chart or photo-tutorial to show you where to place your stitches.

How to Participate

  • Make sure you have a Ravelry account before you purchase. This is to ensure that the pattern goes into your account library and you will be able to find it easily. If you do not complete this step, you will be responsible for finding the link to your pattern in your email.
  • Create a project page here on Ravelry for your work by clicking on “Hook It” in the top right under the “add to favorites” heart button.
  • Join the FB group to discuss and get support during the Crochet-Along. Share your project with other crocheters and help those along the way. Please do not use the Ravelry comment feature to ask questions, instead use the FB group. This is so that the community working this pattern can help each other and help field questions for me during this time.
  • Check your email regularly. As each new part is uploaded, you will receive an email letting you know.
  • To receive each part as they are released, you will need to update your pattern library or the pattern itself after you receive the email. If you are unfamiliar about how to do this, check out Ravelry’s explanation here.

Pattern Details

  • Pattern consists of 26 rounds.
  • Level is “advanced.”
  • Stitches/terms: slst, sk, ch, sc, dc, tc, dtr, csdc, fp, bp, cluster, popcorn, dc2tog, tc2tog, dtr2tog, small picot, large picot.
  • This pattern works great in either a solid color or with long color-changing thread like Alize Miss Batik.
  • After November 14th, 2017, this pattern purchase will also contain a full photo-tutorial.


This pattern is available in English, Russian, Swedish, German, and Dutch. All versions will be added to your Ravelry library after purchase. If you are able and desire to translate this pattern into your native language, please use this form to contact me. Only authorized translations are permitted.

  • Russian language translation provided by Ula Tomaszewska and tested by Tatyana Norri and Irina Kogotkova.
  • Nederlandse vertaling door Jill DS en Lea Vermeylen. Tested by Renate Poort.
  • Mönstret översatt och testat på svenska av Agnetha Magnusson, Anja Axelsson, Camilla Fredriksson, Ulrika Larsson, och Åza Karlsson.
  • Ins Deutsche übersetzt von „5-tr-tog“.

Newest Pattern: "Hera"

This pattern was designed back in August but since it is so large, it took quite a long time to finish testing. When I started it, I wanted to design something big. I wanted to see how big I could go without getting frustrated with it, which is usually what happens if I try to design too large. Once you get to a certain point, you feel burnt out or unoriginal, and I didn't want that to happen. 


Fittingly, I named this one Hera. It's regal and sophisticated and not for the beginner. It consists of 53 rounds and lots of interesting stitches. The suggested yardage for this piece is at least 900 yards. 


Because of its size, it would make a lovely table-topper or centerpiece all on its own. 

New Books & New Giveaway!

I know this is quite delayed, but books 4 and 5 are finally here! Many of you have been waiting patiently for their arrival, so I'm very happy to say that the day is here. The day is today.

Designs included in book 4 = Holly, Rosemary, Vanora, Constance, Frances, Glenda, and Jane

Designs included in book 5 = Bella, Marjorie, Rhoda, Emma, Isla, Winter, and Shoshana


And like every other time I've announced a new publication, I will be giving away a free signed copy of each! 

RULES: Contest is available only to U.S. entrants. Only 1 entry per household. Free shipping and handling for both winners. Each winner will receive only 1 book; the first winner will receive book 4 and the second winner will receive book 5. Each copy will be signed by me. Books will ship in 2 weeks.

If you do not want to wait for the giveaway to end, you can go ahead and purchase here:

Signed copies of all my books (will ship in 2 weeks)

PDF e-versions of all my books