Free Knitting & Crochet Patterns

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sweater / Skirt Combination

magazine featured this sweater skirt combo a few months ago.
It is a cabled fisherman's sweater, like the ones you  might see in Alice Starmore's 
book of the same name, paired with a black tutu-sort of thing with black socks
and patent leather lace-up boots. A delightful combination for winter!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Rickety Stairs at Fort Worden original watercolor

These rickety stairs at Fort Worden remind me of the stairs my dad and grandpa built that went down to the beach from our house when I was a kid. I still get thrilled when I go down to the beach and look for treasures.

Monday, December 30, 2013

North Beach Walk

This is a little painting I did from memory after walking along the water's edge from Fort Worden to North Beach. It is especially interesting since the bluffs in the foreground recently washed a hangout spot away that was called the end of the world.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Over the Rainbow watercolor

Over the Rainbow is an original watercolor of a street in Port Townsend. I love how when you get up on a hill looking down the streets, it affords you a view of the water, the mountains beyond and sometimes the water beyond that!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Headband free crochet pattern guide



I saw a lady buying about 4 cute little headbands in the store this week, so I whipped up a few for my friends and thought I would share the pattern. Note: This is a guide only and untested. I will make another to really test it out later this week. Yarn: Worsted weight Needle: Crochet hook, size G How to: Chain (ch) 80 or even number size to fit your head. Round 1: Join without twisting, single crochet in each chain. Slip stitch into the first sc at the end of the round. Round 2: Chain 2, double crochet (dc) in each (sc) below. I like to put the needle through the entire top of the stitch. Place marker (pm) at the end of the round. Round 3: Dc1, ch1, skip a st then dc, ch1. Repeat across. Round 4: Dc in each st. Round 5: Repeat round 3. Round 6: Repeat round 4: Round 7: Sc in each st. Bind off (bo) and weave in end. For the little loop that hides the connections on the band. Chain 20. Round 1-4: Wrap around the headband, join sc around. Bind off and use the ends to secure the loop in place. Voila. Change up the crochet stitches to make your own designs.

Hunger Games 2 knitwear

Just saw The Girl On Fire and am nuts for this sweater. I may try to do something with this inspiring me for the wearable art show!