Monthly Archives: July 2009

Kits Make Great Gifts


Racks of pattern books, binders full of single patterns in plastic sleeves, shelves full of a large variety of yarn…so much to choose from, but where do you begin? If you feel a bit overwhelmed when you walk into a wool shop, you’re not alone. That is why catalogue shopping with Mary Maxim and online shopping at is so popular. Places like those help take the pressure off, especially if you’re looking for a gift.
With that in mind, I have here a handy dandy dish cloth pattern that can be found in a kit.

Tiled Dish Cloth

Tiled Dish Cloth

The kit includes: 50g cotton yarn, knitting needles, and the Tiled Dish Cloth pattern. There is enough cotton to make two dish cloths.

This kit would make an excellent birthday or holiday gift for both adults and teens alike!

Find the kit for sale here.



Happy Shopping!


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You Are What You Eat

There is a wild and wacky side to almost anything that humans make, it’s just our nature. Crochet is not an exception. It really is amazing what we can think up! Have a look…


There was a time when wax, glass, and plastic fruit in a bowl was a centerpiece on many a dining table. Fruit is life. Fruit is good. Fruit can be knitted and crocheted! Here are a fun and funky pair of juicy pears for your home decor. The free pattern, found here, is written for both Australian-style and American-style crochet.


This gorgeous display of crocheted cupcakes can be found at BitterSweet, a fantastic blog for all foodies, not just those that craft. The link above will take you to the Free Patterns page where you will find an extensive list of food to make for both knitters and crocheters.

If you’re curious about what else is out there on the Web, just type in what you’re looking for. For instance, a search for “knitted carrot pattern” turned up this crocheted version:


Moon Arts Crochet Carrot
Moon Arts Crochet Carrot
And this knitted version:
Knitted Baby Carrot

Knitted Baby Carrot

 Depending on your tastes and your crafting abilities, you will surely find what you are looking for. The sky’s the limit! There are patterns for cake, ice cream cones, bacon and eggs, as well as fruits and vegetables. If you can eat it, then chances are that someone out there has designed a pattern for you to craft and display in a bowl, on a plate, or give away as a funky gift.


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