Rustic Boot Cuffs

rustic boot cuffs with buttons and lace

Hey everyone!

Today, I’d like to share my latest design for these simple, yet stunning boot cuffs!

When I set out to design them, I knew that I wanted something a little feminine and a little country or rustic, but I had no set design in mind. And it was actually when I was shopping for buttons and sifting through spools upon spools of ribbon and trim, that the style was decided — A beautiful umber colored wool, buttons that looked like wood grain and an antiqued somewhat lacy trim.

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Aspen Tweed Cowl

aspen tweed scarf. linen colored scarf on a mannequin.

Well hello there!

Last week I released the pattern for the Aspen Tweed Hat that included the directions for a messy bun style hat or a beanie with or without a pompom. You can see the hat pattern at the link.

This week, I decided to make a matching cowl and, since I had so much leftover yarn, I also created some matching mittens! You can see the pattern for the Aspen Tweed Mittens at this link.

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Aspen Tweed Mittens

aspen tweed mittens

Hi everyone!

I’m back again with another winter wear set for women! The Aspen Tweed Hat can be seen at this link and the Aspen Tweed Cowl can be seen at this link. There’s nothing like looking coordinated with a matching set.

These mittens were crocheted using Lion Brand Yarn Hometown USA, which is a super bulky size yarn and I tell you what — these mittens are so thick and warm! I’m incredibly happy with how well this entire set turned out.

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Alternating Half Double Crochet Increase Photo Stitch Tutorial

The Alternating Half Double Crochet Increase stitch is easier than it sounds. It is simply working one half double crochet into the front loop of the indicated stitch and then working a second half double crochet into the back loop of the same stitch. So two half double crochets in one stitch which creates in increase, but still keeps with the alternating pattern of front loop, back loop.

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Aspen Tweed Hat

aspen tweed hat tan colored hat laying flat on table with one coconut button on band surrounded by various decorative items.

Hi everyone!

Today I have a super cute and warm hat pattern for you. As some of you may already know, if you’ve followed my blogging journey for a while, I live in Pennsylvania and holy moly, do we have some cold winters. I’m sure it’s nothing compared to those living north of here, but it’s still pretty frigid most of the winter. And being January, we’re in the thick of it with no sign of spring for a few more months.

Let me tell you, crocheting is certainly a useful skill up North. We never have too many hats, scarves, mittens, sweaters and blankets!

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Special Stitch For The Aspen Tweed Hat

Half Double Crochet Two Together (hdc2tog) Photo Tutorial

This tutorial is not for the traditional half double crochet 2 together stitch that uses both loops on both stitches. You are still creating a decrease in stitches, but this special stitch uses the front loop of the first stitch and the back loop of the next stitch or vice versa. It’s used in the pattern called the Aspen Tweed Hat.

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Jasmine Scarf

Jasmine scarf

Well hello there!

May I present the Jasmine Scarf!

This scarf is unique in that it is a cross breed between the classic infinity scarf and the popular triangle scarves that I’ve been seeing around the web. I may not be the first one to create one of these, but I sure am proud of my version!

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Spikes and Stripes Potholder

spikes and stripes potholder

Well hello again!

I’m here today to share my latest design with you…the Spikes and Stripes Potholder.

Mostly everyone has to work with hot items in the kitchen at some point. College kids (Man, that microwave makes things hot! 😛 ), kids learning to cook, you or someone you love cooking your nightly meal—whatever the case may be—someone will still need a good potholder to protect their hands. Even my husband will take something out of the oven for me every once in a while, and why not have super cute and functional tools to tackle the job?

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Upcycled Heart Garland

upcycled heart garland

Hello Everyone!

These little hearts are absolutely adorable whether they are strung together in a garland or individual ornaments! You could make them in any color you could possibly imagine and they would work for so much more than just Valentine’s Day decorations!

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