Category: Crochet Patterns

5 Pretty Purses to Crochet For Spring - Sakeenah 2

5 Crochet Patterns for Pretty Spring Purses

  It’s the first day of Spring! Over on the East Coast, we are all very done with winter. There is one tiny snow patch in our neighborhood, and the kids and I take great pleasure in stomping it every time we pass by. I’m ready for green growing things, bright sunshine and just enough chill to wrap in a nice crocheted jacket (still on my to do list, but I’m dreaming here). Another thing I’m ready to see off is my old tired purse. We don’t need to talk about pleather — over it. I can’t think of a...

Crocheted Father Pullover Sweater 30

Crochet Pattern Review: Notes and Tips on Making the Father Pullover Sweater

2019 update: I really wish I could help everyone who is having issues with the sleeves on the Father Pullover Sweater, but it’s been a while since I made it and I can’t remember what I did, expect that it looked confusing but still worked out in the end. Many people have chimed in so please check out the comments and see if there is a solution to your problem. If not, please feel free to post it and I will try to research for you.  I finally completed my first wearable that is not a hat or scarf. I...

Texas Modern Bedspread by Coats & Clark, 1953 0

Dreaming of Vintage Crochet Bedspreads

A Walk Down Memory Lane Seeing an image of a vintage crocheted bedspread instantly transports me in time to visiting my grandmother’s house as a young girl. Cookies would be fresh baked ahead of our arrival, and there wasn’t much to do except absorb family history and play with snails in the backyard. The guest room would always have these thin, beautiful and intricate crocheted or knitted bedspreads that covered the bed and draped over the sides. These handmade bedspreads offered a touch of class that is hard to find today. I think many of us have memories like this...

Babette Blanket 7

Crochet Babette Blankets

Crochet Babette blankets, seems I have a new obsession or at least finally the name for it. I mean how can you not swoon when you see this? I can’t imagine the time and effort that went into making an afghan like this. What is the Babette blanket? The Babette Blanket (link to pattern) was designed by Kathy Merrick and was published in Interweave’s Crochet Spring 2006 Edition. Getting the digital magazine always seems the best deal when available, you get a lot more patterns for the price of 2. The pattern description says: Inspired by the work of designers Kaffe...