The June 1952 issue features this “Spoke Pan Holder” and I knew right way I wanted to make it. I love the Spoke Motif, and it becomes a fairly mindless pattern once it’s set up. The pattern is quite easy, and would also be a nice afghan, or tablecloth, or even scarf, depending on what yarn or thread you use. I did this red one following the original pattern, but didn’t sew on a ring, just because I doubt I’d ever hang it up anyway. Will be super easy to add later if I want to. The Pattern Use any yarn, with a hook sizeRead More →

When I first saw this pattern in the 1967 February magazine I thought it was broomstick lace, which I’ve always loved but can’t remember ever trying. Spoiler alert- It’s NOT broomstick lace! It’s actually a very easy knit lace pattern that mimics broomstick. It’s called the Estonian Shell stitch, and it’s actually very beginner friendly! The only actual stitch needed is the knit stitch, the rest of it is just moving yarn around. So when I started the pattern I ran into some difficulties. The top one being that it used a thick rug yarn, and not realizing that I had already bought some worstedRead More →

I started the Foot Warmers pattern last week as we waited for a snow storm to blow in. Both the snow storm and slipper pattern were a bit of a flop. It did snow, some, and the the pattern does make slippers, but neither were quite what was expected. When I started the slippers I immediately noticed the math wasn’t quite right. There is a small error in the pattern. I gave it a very real thought that I was having a brain fart and sent the numbers over to my mom with a message of “crochet this real quick and tell me if itRead More →