I learned to crochet in grade school.  A couple of ladies would come to school and teach whoever wanted to learn.  My first project was a vest in rainbow varigated knitting worsted.  They taught me how to do it without a pattern.  It was a real hippie vest.  My second project was a more tailored vest I figured out on my own, in red, white and blue knitting worsted.  I was hooked.

Learning to knit didn't come as easy.  My grand aunt tried to teach me but my tension was too tight.  Eventually I found a book that "unraveled" the mystery.  I prefer the softer fabric made by knitting for afghans and clothes, but crochet is easier to  with me.

I love to imitate objects in yarn.  I've been influenced by Annie's Attic and Leisure Arts.  It's fun to sculpt novelty items, but I don't much care for making the same thing over and over. I'd rather share my patterns and let you have fun creating them for yourself.

I'll be offering free needlework patterns here so keep checking back and have fun.

Here are some crochet potholder patterns to start with.  Just click on the image to see the pattern.

French Fries Potholder

Taco Potholder

Pizza Slice Potholder

Fried Egg Potholder

Bread 'N Butter Potholder

Lattice Top Fruit Pie Potholder

Chocolate Drop Potholder

Basic Circle

Light Bulb Potholder

Simple Christmas Tree Potholder

Woven Spool-Knit Potholder

My Favorite Needlework Tools