When I first saw the Delmar Tote by Meghan Ballmer, I immediately fell in love. The crochet stitches blended beautifully with Berroco Regatta® in a way that was classic and contemporary. And then I remembered that we had two new colors of Berroco Regatta for this year—two colors I had been itching to work with—9555… Continue reading Mama’s Got Two Brand-New Berroco Regatta Bags!
Dora Ohrenstein's new book is all about top-down sweater construction in crochet—seems pretty straightforward, right? But as any sweater maker will know, choosing the right yarn is an integral part to a successful sweater project (this applies to knitting, as well). Read on for more from Dora about yarn choice and crochet! One of the… Continue reading Crochet Sweaters from the Top-Down with Dora Ohrenstein
For our 2nd Annual Mother's Day quick gifts pattern, I wanted to crochet a small accessory. I've been loving finding new ways to use crochet motifs lately (as you can also see in my Provence/Vera patterns in our Spring '16 collection), and I thought it might be fun to use motifs to make a headband.… Continue reading Playing with Crochet Motifs
In a family where “hardly anyone is crafty,” Sara Kay Hartmann is the exception. She taught herself to knit and crochet in 2008 by watching videos online. Just last year, she released her first book, Poetic Crochet: 20 Shawls inspired by Classic Poems. Sea Song is a colorful and cozy Möbius loop crocheted in four… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Sea Song by Sara Kay Hartmann
Elizabeth Cala stays up at night visualizing how the pieces of her future designs will come together. The loss of sleep takes nothing away from the thrill she gets in creating something from nothing. Elizabeth’s Photoshoot-Worthy Mermaid Tail Outfit was actually inspired by her Pinterest feed. With many expecting friends sharing pictures of babies in… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Photoshoot-Worthy Mermaid Tail Outfit by Elizabeth Cala
A New Jersey native living in Florida, Michelle Blohm jumps at any chance to wear her finished objects, whether it’s shopping in an air-conditioned mall or traveling to a colder climate. On those occasions, Michelle struggles to choose just one or two pieces from her collection (a self-imposed rule she follows to avoid “looking like… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Spice Cake by Michelle Blohm
Last week, I got to seam the the squares from our Ultra Alpaca MKAL and finally see our finished blanket. It was so exciting! But before I joined any of the squares we had to agree on a layout. Looking at all the pieces spread out on the ground, there were so many possibilities. When Amy and… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do I seam the Ultra Alpaca MKAL blanket?
April Garwood began designing in 2010 when she was expecting her fourth daughter. Her first pattern was a crochet baby dress that she made for a special church ceremony. She’s published more than 50 patterns since and has even begun expanding into knit design. April’s Punch Pillow, is a new pattern featured in the special… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Punch Pillow by April Garwood
I was on vacation last week on an island in Maine. It has been a harsh reality coming back to Providence and the work week, after lazy, beach days and cool, star-filled evenings. Each night I bundled up in a big blue wool blanket to keep me warm, but I wished I had brought wool… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do I seam crochet slippers?
Daisy Gertrude might be my favorite pattern from our home collection! This crocheted blanket has a beautiful motif that shows off the lovely, multi-colored shades of Boboli Lace. We've had a few questions about its pattern stitches, so I thought I would make some quick how-to videos to help you out with the basics and beyond. The… Continue reading Emily Explains: Crochet Stitches for Daisy Gertrude