this week’s awesome finds

Fall is the sea­son for curl­ing up with a good mug of tea wrapped in a wool blan­ket with wool socks on and craft­ing :D 

Love­ly ear­ring orga­niz­ers, so handy and they look easy to make. From Ole­an­der & Palm.


This reminds me of those can­dy dots! Sweet hat pat­tern by All About Ami.


I love Luna Love­g­ood. Tuto­r­i­al to craft her fab specs at My Pop­pet.


If I have a cat I would make this cat bed. If I were a cat I would love this cat bed. And it’s actu­al­ly just a garter stitch rec­tan­gle, much like knit­ting a scarf! Best first project. From A Beau­ti­ful Mess


Fall bak­ing! :D Bril­liant play food set pat­tern from Mama Bice Makes.


I espe­cial­ly love the ver­sion with the boucle yarn! Plush pen­guin pat­tern from One Dog Woof.


Check out this epic fish­er­man sweater! And it’s a free pat­tern! From Hope­ful Hon­ey.


Mag­ic origa­mi purse. Can make it with love­ly bits of sock yarn, and appar­ent­ly things don’t fall out of it! Will have to give it a try. From Frankie Brown on Rav­el­ry.


Hap­py Octo­ber! :D



fab kimono

A quick kimono style cardigan/shrug I pulled togeth­er to wear to my cous­in’s wed­ding this week­end :) Can’t come up with a more poet­ic name, but thought it looks pret­ty fab (if I do say so myself), so fab kimono it is :D

I had quite a bit of left­over Red Heart Unfor­get­table after mak­ing a scarf as a gift, so I bought anoth­er skein to make this. It’s cropped length because I was going to wear this long black dress and want­ed some con­trasts in style. But it’s easy to make longer if you’d like.

It’s cro­cheted from side to side, mak­ing both front and back pieces at the same time (so there’s no seam­ing in the mid­dle!). It is then fold­ed in half with just 2 short sides to seam at the end.

With autumn in the air I think this is a good lay­er­ing piece for wear­ing with sum­mer dress, t‑shirt, long sleeve shirt, or even but­toned up col­lared shirt.


Length (shoul­der to low­er edge) — 17″

Around — 60″


16 st = 4.5″

I used:

3 skeins of Red Heart Unfor­get­table in Dragonfly

6.5 mm hook

Tapes­try needle

Small­er hook to weave in ends with


Left front/back:

Row 1: fdc 126 (see instruc­tion for foun­da­tion dou­ble cro­chet or fdc here)

To increase length, add 16 fdc for every 4.5″.

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in next 5 dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, *dc in next 6 dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc* repeat from * to * to end, dc in last 6 dc. 

Repeat row 2 until piece mea­sures 15″ (approx. 26 rows).

Next row: dc in every dc and 2 dc in every 2 ch sp. 

Split right front:

Next row: ch 3, dc in next 62 dc, fdc 63 and leave the remain­ing dc from pre­vi­ous row unworked.

Repeat row 2 of left front/back until piece mea­sures 15″ from split. 

Last row: dc in every dc and 2 dc in every 2 ch sp. Fas­ten off.


Fold piece in half so that the split is per­pen­dic­u­lar to the fold line. The fold line will be the shoulders. 

Sew side seam togeth­er by attach­ing yarn at the low­er edge, match­ing stitch­es on front and back pieces, sew togeth­er the next 30 dc. Fas­ten off. Repeat on the oth­er side seam. Weave in ends.

Wear and be fabulous!