Starburst Hexagon blanket no. 5

Hope you are having a great weekend. As I get ready for my first craft fair, and stock up my inventory, I finished which I think might be the last one before the fair next week. This is the same pattern as my usual starburst hexagon blanket except I actually followed the pattern (just kidding. For the most part. I used a different joining technique). Now that I think about this I have probably never really followed a pattern to the T.

Anyway, Here is the free pattern for the starburst hexagon blanket.


I used a random granny square generator to get the random color distribution for the four colors. I love this tool to create a random look.

Then used the join as you go technique I described in an earlier blog post to get the twisted look at the joining edge.



Caron simply soft yarn in the colors:

White, soft pink, watermelon, and limelight.


Finished dimensions: 21” X 29”


This blanket is now available on etsy.

Hope you have a great weekend.


Lace knitted scarf

This is my first lace knitting project ever. I loved knitting an intricate pattern. It is amazing to see the difference blocking makes on lacy patterns.


This pattern is available on ravelry.  I modified the pattern a little bit and knitted (even if it said purl) through on the right side and purled through the wrong side. It made my life easier so I could knit while watching television. ;)



I used hand-dyed yarn I got from the local fiber festival.

A good yarn, superwash merino fingering weight yarn

US size 2 circular needles


Finished dimensions: after blocking 14”X 45”.



Have a great Halloween weekend!


Knitted Chevron Blanket No. 7

I have been working on getting some new Blanket colors combinations this past month.

I absolutely adore this pattern. It is a quick knit, free pattern. most color combinations go with this. I love the gradients and contrast for this one.



Carons simply soft yarn

White, orchid, grape, Purple, and Robin’s Egg.


Finished dimensions: 24×30″

Edging: I crocheted one round of double crochet and one round of scalloped edging for this.


This blanket is now available on etsy. Have a great week everyone!

Join as you go tutorial

I use join-as-you-go (JAYG) on almost all square and hexagon blankets that I’ve ever made.

If you want to join all the motifs together with one color yarn at the end, you can use a continuous join as you go method. The tutorial for this is available here for granny squares or Hexagons by the amazing CypressTextiles. You need to get all the motifs made and set for joining.

If you want to join the motifs as you go, you can use any joining method. There are many available online. The one that I use here has a little twist in the join and looks braided. You can do this for both solid hexagons and squares.

Solid Hexagon JAYG joining:

Make the first solid hexagon (pattern here). Start making the second solid. As you reach the last round, you have to start joining.

1. Remove loop from the hook

2. Insert hook into the corner space of the grey hexagon.

3. Pick up the loop from under the space and double crochet into the space of the yellow hexagon.IMG_3025IMG_3026IMG_3028IMG_3029IMG_3030IMG_3031

4. Remove loop from the hook and hook through the next double crochet of the grey hexagon. Pull the loop through. Now double crochet into the yellow hexagon. Repeat till the end.

This dropping of the loop and picking it back up gives joining the twisted look.

JAYG Granny hexagons:

The pattern for making sunburst hexagons is available here.

Follow the JAYG protocol the same way, but this time drop the hook only every third double crochet.


Have a great CROCHET-ful Weekend!!


Swirl Hat Mania!

I am a craft fair coming up in November. This is my first craft fair. I am really excited to see how this goes. So I am making a bunch of baby hats that are themed differently.

This patter is super simple and knits up quickly. It is a free pattern available on ravelry. I basically made it in all different yarn colors available and used US size 7 circular needles and double pointed needles for these hats.

the finished size of these hats was 14” around and 6” high.

Rainbow colors – (the title has  etsy links for these)


Fall collection


Holiday collection

Photo Oct 16, 8 06 26 PM

Neon Collection

Photo Sep 19, 1 35 41 PM

All colors together


Here are the colors I used:

Caron simply soft yarn

Top row (L-R) – Pagoda, Cool green, Chartreuse, Limelight, Robin’s Egg

Middle Row – Taupe, Autumn red, Harvest red, pumpkin, mango, lemonade.

bottom row – watermelon, strawberry, soft pink, neon pink, neon coral, neon orange, neon yellow.

Have a great colorful weekend!