Top 10 of 2016!

Phew!  2016 has been a big year for me!  And I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of your for making my blog possible :)

Because of you, I have published 54 free patterns.  I started blogging in March-so I feel pretty proud about this!  The good news?  I had so much fun sharing these patterns with you, making new crochet friends, and working on all the self improvement that comes along with learning and sharing a craft.  The great news?  I have SO MUCH more planned for 2017 :)  Be sure to follow me to be the first to know about new free patterns:

That being said, here is a look at my most popular patterns from 2016, click the pattern title for access to each free pattern:

1. Amelia Poncho Adult Sweater -

this one has been wildly popular on both Ravelry and Pinterest.  A perfect project to make for yourself if you need a break from gifts or craft fair items.

2. Snow Drops Mod Scarf -

my most popular Mod Scarf pattern!  I loved learning the star stitch and you will definitely see more of it in future patterns.

3. Autumn Chill Mod Scarf -

My Autumn Chill patterns are my personal favorites because of the awesome texture :)

4. Puffs Mod Scarf -

do you see a "Mod Scarf" trend forming??

5. Autumn Chill Angled Super Scarf -

Another Autumn Chill pattern, and my first "super scarf"

6. Crochet Water Balloons -

my first "popular" pattern and a personal favorite because they are so fun!  Eco-friendly, simple to make and reusable :)

7. Double Crochet Hat in 10 Sizes -

because it is nice to have a simple pattern as a starting point that can then be embellished.

8. Amelia Poncho Sweater -

the first project that my daughter sort of willingly modeled for me, and my first experiment with Caron Cakes yarn!

9: Warm Wool-ish Mittens -

I have been wearing mine a lot lately! 

10. Celtic Weave Cowl -

So soft and squishy, but also so elegant!  Look for a left handed video tutorial for this stitch coming soon.

Did your favorite make the list?!  Whether you have been with me from the start or just finding my blog now - I would love to hear what you want to see more of in 2017!  Now is the perfect time to share as I am making my plans for the next year.  Thank you all again, and I hope you have happiness, health and yarn in the coming year :)

Caron Cakes Pattern Roundup

Caron Cakes has hit the crochet world fast and hard, and patterns for this lovely new yarn are just starting to surface on the internet!  Here are 8 FREE patterns that are either written for Caron Cakes yarn, or that I think would look lovely made with it :)

1. Crochet Cast Sling by Repeat Crafter Me - What little kid wouldn't be cheered up by this comfy and colorful cast sling!?  Pattern written for Caron Cakes yarn.

2. Open-Air Market Scarf by Left in Knots - A light and airy scarf perfect for fall weather and fashion!  Pattern written for Caron Cakes yarn

3. Amelia Poncho Sweater by Left in Knots - An adorable toddler poncho to keep your little one warm!  Pattern written for Caron Cakes yarn

4. Gemstone Lace Shawl by The Lavender Chair - A bright and beautiful shawl that looks so cozy!  Pattern written for Caron Cakes yarn

5. Simple Woven Cowl by The Stitchin' Mommy - A beautifully textured neutral cowl that I think would look awesome with the color block effect of Caron Cakes yarn.

6. Perfect Fall Poncho by Moogly - An adult sized poncho that is versatile, beautiful and airy.  Another pattern I think would look awesome made with Caron Cakes yarn!

7.  The Katie Cowl by Divine Debris - Another lovely cowl that would be perfect for Caron Cakes yarn!

8.  Basket Weave Afghan Baby Blanket - I saw a photo of someone who had made a basketweave cowl out of Caron Cakes yarn and it was stunning!  I think this basket weave baby blanket would be equally as stunning! 

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