FREE Lesson in Broomstick Lace

Pamela's Patterns is happy to offer this lesson plan in Broomstick Lace, FREE. Click on the link with the picture to the right and save the PDF document to your desktop, its that easy. Too often we get so caught up in the holiday rush that we need to treat ourselves a little. Whether it is food or craft (two of my fav's) you deserve it. God Bless you and Merry Christmas, be safe in all your travels. Sincerely, Pamela www.pamelaspatterns.etsy.com www.thepinktoadstool.etsy.com

What in the World?

If you crochet you might be wondering what in the world is going on. What I mean is crochet is EVERYWHERE and seems like EVERYONE wants to learn. Google it and see; crochet on water towers, crochet on bicycles, crochet on trees, crochet on benches...see what I mean? Not to mention the colors and combinations of colors of yarn that has just exploded like flowers in the field in Spring. There are conventions for crochet, clubs for crochet, software for crochet, there are special hooks for crochet, with detachable heads, strings attached, knitting needles with hooks on the end and both ends! So, if you find yourself reading this and your curious about crochet, just shout "CROCHET ME" and trust me you will get a response!

Organize after long winter

Time sure has a way of stacking up in the corners! I've spent the last 6 months designing and swatching with my crochet hook and yarn and my work space and living area sure reflect it. The last couple of days has been spent putting tools away, yarn colors together, bins back on shelves, bits and pieces of yarn put out for the birds to use as nesting material, designs put in boxes. If I had a smaller place would it make any difference I wonder? But, to love thyself is to know thyself and NO it wouldn't matter, I'd sleep on my crochet items after falling asleep from exhaustion! Tee Hee Have a wonderful Spring everyone :)

Crochet in your world

STOP ME! I am out of control and can only assume its the weather giving me inspiration! Working on so many projects and ideas right now and I don't see relief in sight. This is why I love what I do. Crochet lends itself to so many variations in technique as well as subject matter, how can you get bored! Get someone to teach you now, you won't regret it.

Raining Flower Petals

April 1st, does it get any prettier? Flowers galore, I adore it when the trees are in full bloom, a gentle wind comes along and the blossoms just flutter around. Gorgeous! Enjoy the Spring air, get out and walk, do some gardening whatever strikes your fancy...get those shoes a moving! Check out my latest 2 Treasuries: Kiss of Yellow and Why Knot their sure to please your eye, leave a note for me too if you want. Bless you and have a super sunny month and that's no April Fool!

What is NATCROMO?

March is "National Crochet Month", I never knew this until I joined this lovely community of Crocheters on Ravelry. And in keeping with the world of acronyms I will remember this one for sure! So many artists have entered this medium that was once reserved for the retired and our Grandmother's making new things for the home and their new grandchildren. We've gone from layettes of blankets, bibs, booties, runners, doilies and dolls to gorgeous clothing and something called Amigurumi; a fun crochet project making little things and whimsical animals, that aside the saying "You've come a long way Baby" couldn't be more appropriate for the Yarn industry. Thank you to whom ever created NATCROMO and long may you wave!