Gwen Bautista

Christmas Countdown Dec. 20 – Plastic Canvas Tissue Box #1017

Today’s Christmas Countdown pattern is a delightful Plastic Canvas Tissue Box. Find more kits and patterns on our website. Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s Kids Cardigan. These striped cardigans are incredible vintage Mary Maxim items. Enter our very special Christmas Countdown Giveaway at the end of the post. Stop back and visit every day for new …

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Christmas Countdown Dec. 19 – Kids Cardigan

Wow, less than a week from Christmas already! Today’s Free Pattern in our Christmas Countdown is our Kids Cardigan. These striped cardigans are incredible vintage Mary Maxim items. Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s featured designer Lorene from Cre8tion Crochet and her Crochet Ear Warmer. Enter our very special Christmas Countdown Giveaway at the end of the post. …

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Christmas Countdown Dec. 14 – Knit Ornaments

It’s funny the things that bring a (happy) tear to the eye. Searching through the archives from my store, I knew I’d kept the handmade cards my parents (who sadly, are no longer with us) made for the shop – Dad did the drawings, Mum made the knitted accessories. What I didn’t know I still had, was my mother’s handwritten instructions for little knitted stockings which were created for a different card design.

Christmas Countdown Dec. 13 – Crochet Hat

The Big Fan Beanie was inspired by those amazing, knit pieces that have the beautiful long stitches. I have always loved the spike stitch, and I thought that it would work perfectly to mimic this knitting technique in crochet form.