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Rosette & Leaf Tutorial

Materials & Notes

Hook: H/8/5.00mm

Yarn: 1 strand any color

Sizes Written as Follows: Small (Medium, Large)

Row 1: Ch 26 (32, 40), 2 dc in 2nd ch from hook, ( skip next ch, 3 dc in next ch ) repeat from ( to ) across. Fasten Off. Leave a 10″ tail.

See Photos Below

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Flower Assembly

Step 1: Beginning with the 1st dc made, coil your work.

See Photos Below.

Step 2: Carefully flip your rosette upside down. Using a yarn needle and tail of yarn, sew thru the layers of the rosette as shown in photo below. Weave back and forth until all layers are secure.

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Leaf: Crochet Hook: H/8/5.00mm

 Row 1: Ch 9, sl st in 2nd ch from hook,sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, hdc in last ch. 8 sts See Photo Below.

Fasten Off. Leave 8″ tail to sew onto rosette.


Sew leaf onto the bottom of the rosette using a yarn needle and tail of yarn. See Photo Below of finished rosette and leaf.


Girls Vintage Houndstooth Jacket

Have you ever had a design idea that you kept putting off, waiting for just the right time or just the right yarn? For me, that design idea was my Girls Vintage Houndstooth Jacket that I designed for Round 6 of Design Wars. I’d had this on a long list of “must design” items for 14 months. So when Red Heart Yarns With Love was voted in to be the designated yarn for DW 6, I knew this had to be my submission! A decision that I don’t regret as it received the most votes in the following categories: “Best Design to Wear” & “Best Use of Yarn”. It also received the “Most Votes Overall”. You can read all about it right here: DW 6 Newsletter 19.

Red Heart Yarns With Love was perfect for this jacket. Worked with double strands, it is stable enough to be a true jacket. It’s a perfect jacket for spring, fall and cool summer nights.

The color combinations truly are endless. I love the color combinations that my pattern testers came up with. The pink & grey above was made by Shannon from Family Traditions Crafts.

All photos of my Lilac & Eggshell jacket, courtesy of Kaile Meyers Photography.

Pattern is available via the following: Ravelry, Craftsy & Etsy

Woven Treasures Basket

I fell in LOVE with the Celtic Weave stitch pattern as soon as I saw it. I knew right then that it would be perfect for a basket. With Easter fast approaching, I figured it was time to get it hooked or I knew it would be set aside until next year.

Since I was making this basket for myself, I wanted to give it a more vintage look and I believe I’ve accomplished just that. The rosettes were a perfect addition. 🙂

Pattern is available via the following: Ravelry , Craftsy & Etsy

“Butterfly Dreams” Pendant Lamp

The “Butterfly Dreams” Pendant Lamp was designed for the Design Wars Swanky Mini-Challenge. This brand-new yarn from Red Heart Yarns is gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant, it has an impeccable sheen and the sequins reflect light beautifully.

I had never worked with a sequined yarn before so to say this was the “true definition of a challenge”, is an understatement. But as I persevered, many design ideas came to me and I found the hardest part became choosing which one to develop.

We’d just recently moved into our new home so I decided to make a pendant lamp for my daughter’s new room. Once she realized that the project I was designing was for her, she nudged me everyday to complete it. I’m not sure she slept the night we hung it in her room. lol

Like all of my patterns, this pattern includes a couple photo tutorials and detailed instructions. You will need a light kit (also known as a paper lantern light kit). You can find them for sale all over the internet.

Pattern is available via the following: Ravelry , Craftsy & Etsy