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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Prim Rose Bag

Meet the Prim Rose Bag, a cross-body style bag with a stylish cross-stitch rose!

This bag works up quickly and it's made with cotton yarn, it's sturdy and roomy for all your essentials and a few of your not-so-essentials, too!

The pattern is on sale (40% off with the code PRIMROSE) until Saturday, October 7, 2017 11:59pm PST. Click here.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Switchback Throw

I thought I would start highlighting the projects I created for Modern Tapestry Crochet here, so you can here a little about where my inspiration came from.

This is the Switchback Throw, made in black and white worsted weight yarn, it's a timeless design.

Drawing the graph for this design was a real challenge, I was having the hardest time getting the "waves" to line correctly, it was frustrating and I lost it. My husband saw my desperation and told me to go get some air, he sat down with the graph paper and drew it for me!

The inspiration for this design came from the picture you see below, that is my mom in the late 60's on the famous Copacabana sidewalk in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

I hope you enjoyed reading about the behind the scenes. Cheers!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Crochet Unicorns

My daughter has been talking a lot about her upcoming birthday, we like choosing themes, I feel like it's easier to decorate and it represents what they like. The memories I have from the birthday parties my mom used to throw for me are the sweetest ones I have, so I hope I can do the same thing for my kids.

 Unicorn is the theme she chose for her 6th birthday and with that in mind, I grabbed my hook and yarn and started making these to give as party favors to the girls she invites. Aren't they adorable?

I used my Stick Horse pattern that is available on ravelry and just added the little horn.

Anyhow, I posted some of these pictures on Facebook and the response I received was amazing! So many positive comments, likes and shares!

I hope the little girls love their unicorns as much as we do!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hello there my dear friends, I am here to introduce you the new Gradient Scarf crochet design!
This colorful scarf is sure to bright any dull outfit, wouldn't you agree?
The scarf was crocheted with fingering weight yarn to keep it light since the stitch I chose for the pattern is tight to avoid the holes that a regular double crochet would create and the lace border adds a delicate charm to it.
This new release is 40% off with the code NEWRELEASE in my ravelry shop. Offer ends on Sunday, 08/13/17 11:59pm PST.

Happy Crocheting!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Modern Tapestry Crochet

A year ago I accepted the challenge proposed by Interweave Publishing to write a book about tapestry crochet and I am couldn't be prouder of the end result! 
You will find blankets, socks, headbands, hats, scarves, cowls, mittens, bags... well, there are 20 patterns to keep your little heart happy! 
Lots of instructions to guide you through the tapestry crochet journey, don't be afraid to give it a try, you won't regret it.

You can find the book on amazon, interweave store and many craft stores in the US.

Happy Crocheting!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Chain Reaction Blanket - Crochet Pattern

The Chain Reaction Blanket is my newest crochet pattern. I have had this idea in my head for quite awhile, but I was having a hard time making my vision come to life, but after several failed attempts, the pattern is ready!
You can find it on Craftsy, Raverly, Etsy and also here.

Happy Crocheting!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Piña Colada Tote - Crochet Pattern

Pineapples are super trendy right now and I love it, so I decided to design something with a pineapple print, so the Piña Colada Tote was born.
For the sample I made I used a leather bottom, but the pattern also includes instructions for you to make the bag with a crochet bottom.
The tote is roomy, perfect for a beach or pool day!
You can find the pattern available in all my shops: etsy, craftsy, ravelry and also on my website.

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