Tudor Rose Granny

Tudor Rose Granny

Inspiration Our Tudor Rose granny square is a simple pattern that anyone can make. You can use our Tudor Rose granny for blankets or make them up into a bag. You can also make regular four-round Grannies and place them in between the Tudor Rose Grannies. War of the...
Pattern: Cozy Headband Trio

Pattern: Cozy Headband Trio

Ashford HeadbandBrighton HeadbandCambridge Headband Inspiration Looking at the wonderful old cable patterns with deep texture inspired me to make this collection of three cozy cable headbands for you. These headbands can be used as ear warmers as well. I live in...
Weekend in the City Blanket Scarf Crochet Pattern

Weekend in the City Blanket Scarf Crochet Pattern

Designed by Alison Stapleton This is a crochet pattern for a beautiful blanket scarf. I wanted to make a soft and cozy blanket scarf for winter.  A blanket scarf is the same length as a normal winter scarf, but about twice as wide. It covers your ears and neck...
Springtime Wash Cloth Crochet Pattern

Springtime Wash Cloth Crochet Pattern

by Alison Stapleton To have cotton washcloths, or flannels in your home is kind to the environment. Make some for every member of your family in different colours. I typically use my washcloth once and then launder it in the washing machine. Every day freshness...
Temperature Blanket Update

Temperature Blanket Update

It is mid-December and I want to share with you the progress on my 2018 Temperature blanket. I make one square every day of the year. The color I use each day depends on the high temperature here in Vancouver. Each row is 18 squares wide and will end up at 21 squares...
Cumbria Shawl – Original Crochet Pattern

Cumbria Shawl – Original Crochet Pattern

by Alison Stapleton Cumbria Shawl This easy crochet shawl is part of our English County Shawl Collection exclusively available at Amazon. Suitable for beginner crocheters.         Designed by Alison Stapleton.   More original crochet designs....
The Crochet Wars

The Crochet Wars

by Alison Stapleton The war between knitters and crocheters continues unabated. If you are not a knitter or a crocheter you may not be aware of the subtle war that rages on in parlours and coffee shops across the land. I was chatting with my friend Nicole at Canadian...
Triangle Shawl Crochet Design

Triangle Shawl Crochet Design

by Alison Stapleton Shapes Wraps are rectangles and shawls are triangles. This is the general consensus. You can get semi-circle wraps as well. But in this post I’m discussing the structure of crocheted triangles. Triangles A triangle has three sides and three...