Crochet Patterns

How To Find A Pattern With Only A Picture

I’m not sure if I should squeal in delight over this tutorial by Moogly or close the computer tab and pretend I didn’t hear about it. This is going to be such an enabling device. Okay, I’m embracing it – it will save me hours and hours. Thank you Moogly!!

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Leg Warmers are Back!

I loved wearing leg warmers as a kid (yes, in the 80s!). I have been so cold lately that I have been avoiding skirts and stockings. I wonder if I whip up a pair (or two) if I will be more inclined to don dressier clothes and stay warm at the same time. Though I do see the fashion includes them being worn over jeans too. Hmmm…   I did a quick Pinterest search for leg warmers that has some fun and easy patterns to make. Craftsy also did a round-up of knitted leg warmer patterns (I’m not sure if they

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5 Ways to Quilt Using the Colour Marsala

On December 10 I first wrote about the 2015 colour of the year as chosen by Pantone – Marsala. Craftsy did a blog article about how to use this colour and I really like their thoughts. Check out the blog post here.  

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Barn Quilts

My in-laws live in a small northern Ontario town. On our way up from southern Ontario we pass many farms. As a quilter I have noticed many barns that have “barn quilts” on them and have always wondered about the significance and admired the beauty and uniqueness of each block. I have wondered if they were wood or fabric pieces too. Perhaps there were a few of each as we zipped by. Sewing with Nancy recently posted about barn quilts and it intrigued me to do some searching. Interestingly enough, there are  actual Ontario Barn Quilt Trails. Have you noticed barn

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Happy 2015!!

Happy new year everyone! 2014 was the launch of the business and I’m happy with the progress of custom projects and quilts I’ve had the joy of long-arm quilting for clients. May your family be filled with love, joy and health this year!

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Beverage Mitt FREE Crochet Pattern

I was inspired to have my first giveaway of a coffee cozy with a handle. I thought that was a cool idea. It has nothing on THIS beverage mitt made by the Niftynnifer’s Crochet & Crafts blog. Wowzas!!    

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Christmas

Felt Christmas Ornaments FREE Pattern

Stumbles & Stitches blog has some very dainty felt ornament ideas with FREE PDF patterns. There are many shapes and designs to choose from! If you need to simplify, just use the outer shape of the ornaments it would make a wonderful weekend-before-Christmas project as a family!  

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Welcome! I'm Elizabeth. The Ruthless Crafter specializes in knit and crochet character hats for makers and wearers. My mission is to help you express your playful side.

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