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*New design
Ruffles-n-Puffs crochet cowl for kids
Measures approx.5×20″
Designed to fit children between the ages of 3-10. Wear responsibly & with caution on the littles as anything around the neck can indeed become a choking hazard.
Worked in soft suede mustard cotton & drapes beautifully.
This lovely little cowl will be available for purchase via my Etsy shop within the next couple of days….hopefully! Fingers crossed! Life is hectic at the moment!

I plan to jot down the pattern to share here on my blog but I just need to find the time to do that! Keep your eyes on this blog for the free pattern! Coming soon…….


Working on a few cotton crochet lace doilies that will be available for purchase via my Etsy shop soon 🙂

Approximately 25 inch cotton lace Shades of Grey. Love how this turned out! It’s soft & has a lovely drape. Can be lightly starched but I love the look & feel of this as is.


Mint green doily worked up using a heavier weight rope thread. Approx. 23 inch


100% Egyptian cotton lace doily worked using size 10 thread.


Normally I have find it difficult deciding if I actually love my designs & projects once they are complete. When family & friends compliment my work there is still a little voice inside me that says they are only saying that because they love me & don’t want to hurt my feelings.

Here’s an exception:

Lace crochet collar/neck wrap. 100% Egyptian cotton. Extremely soft & drapes just beautifully so that it can be worn as a collar, one long loop infinity scarf style or wrapped twice around to form a delicious pillow of Lacey softness around the neck. It’s beautiful & I love it! 🙂



pattern will be available for purchase via Etsy soon 🙂

Whoa!  Feels like I’ve been gone for a week!  Oh, wait a minute, I have been gone for a week!   I seriously don’t know how that happened except to say  I’ve been a busy little  bee lately.  While I did not finish up my Blog Every Day in May quest I do not feel like a failure at all.  I made it through  three memorable weeks of posting.  That’s some sorta accomplishment!

This past week I decided to jot down some of my crochet patterns to sell in my shop.  Patterns will be the only item offered for now until life slows down a bit.     At this moment in time I have two testers who generously offered to lend a  hook hand  and test my patterns for errors and whatnot.     I am sure I will have some exciting developments to share with you soon.

Enjoy a few quick IPad snaps – crochet edgings & doily I worked up this past weekend.




Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!  I am off to enjoy a cuppa while catching up on a few great reads here!





100% white Egyptian cotton…love!

Hi. My name is Karen and I am a yarn hoarder.   Yes, it’s true, I do tend to collect lovely yarns & fabrics. I have loads  tucked away in my “maybe someday” vault.    It’s as though they call to me and I just can’t leave them once I spot them…I’ve just gotta have em.    I adore cotton threads…and love working with them.   I have a tendency to be attracted to light colored yarns.  White is actually my favorite because I figure any  items made can be dyed if need be.  Personally I never find the need to dye anything.


flower motif white cotton crochet collar
pattern for this collar can be found on my link for DROPS. Wonderful pattern.

As of late I have really been into crocheting these lovely detachable collars.  Initially I made one for myself & wore it atop a plain grey cashmere sweater.  Loved the result!  It added that extra oomph to an otherwise very expensive albeit dull looking cashmere.

Crochet collars are super easy to make and  work up rather quickly which is always a great incentive for those of us who love instant gratification.  I actually enjoy spending time and energy on my crochet projects, in fact I’m working on a table runner that is quite intricate and time consuming. My estimation is I will have my runner complete in about 6 – 8 years months, which is fine   but its always nice to work on something small and unique in between the larger projects.  Its a wonderful intermission & I find it helps keep my creative juices flowing.

A few of my inspirations for my own collar- I have made quite a few of these for gifts and of course myself  and LOVE them!
Lululoves Blog

Adorable collar free pattern

and a cute pattern from Drops

Here are a few photos of the ones that I have made using the  patterns listed above and some of my own:


this was made from the pattern listed under DROPS. Love Love Love


eventually I will post up a DIY how to for this collar. It’s fabulous!

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While I do own an online Etsy shop where I sell some of my crochet and knit goodies, I’ve not made use of it for over a year!  Life sometimes has a way of getting in the way of plans.  When things calm down & I do decide it is the right time, I will reopen my shop & definitely will consider selling some of my own collars & patterns.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Peace, K.

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