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Star Motif Bookmark


Made this for my partner in Crochet List’s Bookmark exchange. I used a star motif from a Japanese crochet book that has diagrams, which, thankfully, are universal. I think it turned out a little large for a bookmark, but hey. It’ll work.




Made these stars for my last secret crochet pal on Crochet List. They can be coasters or ornaments or motifs or whatever! I found the pattern online.

Star Bookmark


I made this star bookmark for the last round of Crochet List’s Secret Pal Exchange. I used a star looking motif I learned years and years ago and some silvery thread I had in my stash. It’s super easy to make and works up fast! The motif is to sc, ch3, sc in a ring, sc, ch3, sc, ch6 for the next round, and then sc, 5dc, ch3, 5dc (in the ch 6 loop), sc around, finish off. Connect at the appropriate corners. This motif makes a super lacy afghan with WW yarn or a gorgeous shawl or table cloth in thread. Super pretty!

Purse for my Secret Pal


I made this for my secret pal in the last round of Crochet List’s Secret Pal Exchange. I made a pouch purse by chaining the desired length, and then doing hdc in each loop on one side, with three in each end, and hdc along the opposite side. I then built up spiral style till I had the depth I desired. The star is from a pattern I found online. I also lined the purse with cotton.

Violets Hat and Scarf Set

I made this hat and scarf set for a dear friend.  She said she loved violets, so I made a green hat and scarf and several bright, deep, purple violets I attached to the completed hat and scarf.


I used Caron’s Simply Soft, which is my favorite worsted weight yarn.  It is soft and easy to work with, and as long as it’s treated gently in the wash, will stay soft for a long time.

I made each one of the violets with a ring of 5 sc, then the petals 2ch, 2trch, 2ch, and a french knot for the yellow. I used fabric glue to reinforce the french knots on the backs of the flowers and hand sewed them on with dark green thread.