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I am 45. I am married to the love of my life. Together we have two beautiful young adults who bring me joy everyday. In 2015 we added another beautiful young adult to our house, our niece, and she has been a great joy! Secretly, I'm counting the years till grandbabies start coming; they just need to find their forever loves first.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Prairie Family Pattern!


Hello all you beautiful people! Announcing the Prairie Family pattern! The Prairie Family are getting ready for their trip out West. They are in the process of purchasing their covered wagon and livestock, so they have a little time on their hands. They thought it might be a nice time to get to know you, so their pattern is FREE for a limited time while they finish fitting out their supplies.

Ride on over to Ravelry and pick up the pattern FREE from April 1st-April 7th, 2017. Once they have their covered wagon and their supplies, they'll be changing the fee to take you with them to the Great American West!!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Citrus Snowflakes Ebook!


Available now...NEW Citrus Snowflakes Ebook! 
Create an heirloom blanket for yourself or the new baby on the way!

Both Citrus Snowflakes patterns have been put together in a handy, new Ebook for $7.99. This saves you money, time, and space! With this Ebook you will have access to two well-written patterns for multiple blanket sizes, with different edging choices and instructions for different weight yarns. The Ebook also includes a picture tutorial and great instructions on how to go about setting up random stripes.
Available for immediate download on:
Love Knitting/Love Crochet
Love Crochet Ebook Download
Craftsy
Craftsy Ebook Download
or Etsy

Monday, March 27, 2017

Bizzy Crochet's Spring CAL

Hey all!

I wanted to make sure I posted here about a Spring CAL that we are having on Facebook from March 29th to April 12th. 

We are going to be using my Stash Busting Sock Yarn BFF's pattern. You can find the pattern free on Ravelry  (or Craftsy, my website and LoveKnitting). 

This is just a "quickie" CAL to have some fun, do some stash-busting, and fill up your Easter baskets or donation pile. I hope you click on the link up there ⇑⇑⇑ and come join us on Facebook. We would love to have you participate and show off your awesomeness! 

Below ⇩⇩⇩ is the official information:


ANNOUNCING BIZZY CROCHET’S SPRING CROCHET-ALONG (CAL)
Just in time to put one of these little cuties in an Easter basket – the CAL will run March 29, 2017 through April 12, 2017.
Who: Beginners to experts – Everyone is welcome!
Details: Using Bizzy Crochet’s Sock Yarn BFFs stash-busting pattern, we will be hosting a crochet-along here in the group, beginning Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017. The CAL will run for two weeks. At the completion of the CAL, those who post a picture of their finished ami by April 15, 2017, will be entered into a drawing to win one of Biz’s paid patterns.
The pattern will be released in small segments and you will have a few days to make each piece before the next segment is released. We will post pictures and give detailed instructions on how to make each piece of the toy, and we will be available to answer any questions. You’ll also benefit from the questions and experience of your fellow crocheters.
MATERIALS:
Yarn: Biz designed this pattern to use less than one skein of sock yarn but you are more than welcome to use whatever yarn you wish. If you wish to use another weight of yarn, see the pattern for notes on other yarn weights.
Hook: You will need a hook that is at least two sizes smaller than you would normally use for the weight of yarn you choose to use.
Notions: A stitch marker or two, a large-eye needle and some fiberfill stuffing.
We hope you’ll join us!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

NEW FREE PATTERN!! Frank's Yarmulke/Kippah


I was commissioned by cousin's husband, Frank, to find or create a pattern from the picture of a yarmulke/kippah that he found online. I could not find a paid or free pattern, only completed objects for sale. As he is a fellow crocheter, and likes to make his own kippah's, I was more than happy to oblige. I pray this honors my Jewish family.

I had others request that I share the pattern, so here we are!
Of course, this pattern is free. :)
If you want to download a free .pdf, it is available on Ravelry, Craftsy, and my website.
Otherwise, the pattern is as follows:

Materials:
About an oz of each color (maybe less of the secondary colors) in Worsted Weight yarn (US medium #4, UK 10 ply)
H hook
Large eye needle for weaving ends
Gauge: 4sc x 4 rows = 1” x 1”

Abbreviations:
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
sk- skip
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
MC- main color
CC1- coordinating color 1
CC2- coordinating color 2
CC3- coordinating color 3

Pattern:

*Join each round*

Rd1- With MC, ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (or use a magic ring). Join (6sc)

Rd2- ch1, 2sc in each sc around. Join. (12sc)

Rd3- ch1, (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) around. (18sc) Change to CC1, Cut MC

*From here you will be changing colors every row*

Rd4- Using CC1, ch1, (sc in 2sc, 2sc in next) around. (24) Change to MC, Cut CC1

Rd5- W/MC, ch1, (sc in 3sc, 2sc in next) around. (30) Change to CC2, Cut MC

Rd6- w/CC2, ch1, (sc in 4sc, 2sc in next) around. (36) Change to MC, Cut CC2

Rd7- w/MC, ch1, (sc in 5sc, 2sc in next) around. (42) Change to CC3, Cut MC

Rd8- w/CC3, ch3, 2dc in same space as join, (sk 1, 3dc in next st) around. (63 dc) Change to MC, Cut CC3

Rd9- w/MC, sl st to middle dc of first 3dc set, ch3, 2dc in same space as join, (sk 2, 3dc in next) around, sk last st from Rd8. (63dc) Change to CC1, Cut MC

Rd10- w/CC1, ch1, sc in same space and next 7, (2sc in next, sc in 8st) 6x, 2sc in last dc. (70st) Change to MC, Cut CC1

Rd11- w/MC, ch1, sc in same sp and next 8, (2sc in next, sc in 9st) 6x, 2sc in last dc. (77st) Change to CC2, Cut MC

Rd12- w/CC2, ch1, sc in each sc around. (77sc) Change to MC, Cut CC2

Rd13- w/MC, ch3, 2dc in same space as join, (sk 2, 3dc in next) 25x, sk last sc, join and cut color. (78dc) Change to CC3

Rd14- w/CC3, join in the middle dc of first 3dc set, ch3, 2dc in same space as join, (3dc in middle dc of next set) 25x. (78dc) Change to MC, cut CC3

Rd15- w/MC, ch1, sc in join and each dc around. (78sc) Change to CC1, cut MC

Rd16- w/CC1, repeat Rd15, Change to MC, Cut CC1

Rd17- w/MC, repeat Rd 15, Change to CC3, Cut MC

Rd18- w/CC3, repeat Rd 13, Change to MC, Cut CC3

Rd19- w/MC, repeat Rd 14, Join and Cut.

If you want to extend the hat to cover the ears, you can repeat Rows 15-17 once.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Stash Busting Sock Yarn BFF's

Hey all. I know it's been a while, but here's to 2017 and a fresh, new start. 

This is not a brand new pattern for me, but it was designed late in 2016. 

I wanted a pattern that would use one skein of sock yarn since that seems to the yarn that floats around my stash unused the longest. Here we have 3 little buddies that are each made from no more than 50g of sock yarn. However, my good friend Theresa also made some out of regular cotton to show them in a different size. I think they turned out great, so I included her versions in the pattern!

Remember, these guys are here to help you STASH-BUST, so use up whatever random yarns you have floating around.  

Dragon, Bear, and Unicorn. Perfect for all my fantasy loving people out there!


VISIT RAVELRY or CRAFTSY or MY WEBSITE for the free .pdf.





Sunday, October 11, 2015

NEW FREE PATTERN! Pocket BFF's- Little Dolls for Little Girls


Welcome to my newest FREE toy pattern! Pocket BFF's- Little Dolls for Little Girls

The pattern includes a basic pattern for body, arms, legs, and dress. 
You can personalize the pattern to your little with hair color and style, and eye color.

Take a peek at the Pocket BFF's and then go make a few BFF's of your own!

Finished doll size is 8".

They make PERFECT stocking stuffers, Advent gifts, baby shower add-on's, 
and any other small gift need!



Each hair style is explained in the pattern, as well as a link to a video tutorial to teach you more about doll hair application.

Meet Devyn!

Meet Elenor!

Meet Gemma! 

Meet Megan!

Meet Stacy!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

NEW PATTERN!! Adult Citrus Snowflakes Blanket


It's finally here! The adult version of the Citrus Snowflakes Blanket! 

Generously sized, as well as warm, this blanket will be the perfect gift for any special person on your list. You can finish it with a snowflake border, or leave it plain and simple. You can use Biscuits and Jam's random stripe generator like I did, or create your own beautiful symmetry like Theresa did. 

Instructions provided for two blanket sizes, as well as two different edges, PLUS a picture tutorial!