Friday, January 31, 2014

Now in Mary Maxim

Did you get your new Mary Maxim catalog? 

Several huggy blanket patterns and Cute Kitty are available in kits directly. Great for winters like this, everything comes to you, start crocheting as soon as you open the box.  

What's in the making this week

This week, I got a new camera. I definitely need some practice with it, but hopefully you'll see some results soon. This winter has definitely made me want to work on my afghans so here's what's in the making. Not much yet, but in the works. 

 The start of a new toy pattern in the making

And then there was playing with the camera. Poor birds, it was -14 when I took these pictures. 

Something New, Something Old, Something Free

This week I've been enjoying browsing through my collection of vintage crochet and knitting books and magazines. I also spent quite a bit (probably too much) looking on line and was thrilled to find some new patterns to my collection. There were also a lot of patterns out there on line that are not actually vintage, but are called that. Even came across a few that shouldn't be offered, but that's another story.

What I wanted to share with you is a great website for crocheters that love vintage patterns. Before you buy, be sure to check out:
It's a wonderful site filled with restored vintage patterns that you can instantly download. The also offer the completely restored leaflets at extremely reasonable prices. All of these patterns are in the public domain and can be shared. During my searches I've come across numerous sellers who offer these patterns for sale, so you definitely want to check before buying. Here are just a few of the patterns they have to share. It can be a little tricky working with vintage patterns, getting gauge isn't always easy, but trying something new for free always makes it a little more fun.

Monday, January 27, 2014

New Patterns and Let's have a still freezing sale

This winter has definitely made me want to grab some yarn and start designing.

Three new patterns and a "still freezing" Sale. Yes, it's darn cold here, hope your keeping warm.

New Lamb Huggy Blanket
uses worsted weight yarn and a bulky weight fleece, finished blanket approx. 27 x 24"  

 New Tea Cosy, Coaster and Egg Cosy Set with Bird
uses worsted weight yarn

 New Bird Applique Pattern
uses sport weight cotton

patterns available now at: Teri Crews DesignsRavelryWool and Whims- Etsy and Craftsy

Don't forget the sale, order your pattern from Teri Crews Designs and get 15% off your total purchase now through 2/3/14. Type FREEZING in the coupon code before checking out to receive your discount. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Revision to Tiny Bunny Pattern

I'm sorry. Hate when this happens, but there has been a revision to the Tiny Bunny Pattern, she was missing some instructions on her arms and ears (poor thing). The pattern has been revised and revisions are listed here on the blog, but if you didn't receive a email with an updated copy, please let me know and I'll send you a revision right away.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Free Hearts Pattern

While the snow is blowing, you can make up some pretty hearts to help decorate for Valentine's Day. 

Pick up your free pattern now from Teri Crews Designs. Ravelry and Craftsy

Happy Crocheting. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Tiny Bunny Crochet Pattern

So many fun colors and textures. Yarn...the possibilities are endless. It's a new year so it's time for something a little different.

I'm thrilled to introduce Tiny Bunny. This little cutie was made with sport weight cotton and size C (2.75 mm) crochet hook. Finished size approx. 6" from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet.

Skill level = advanced beginner/intermediate. Pattern uses basic crochet stitches and crocheting in the round. The hardest part is working these tiny stitches, but the end result is big personality. 

Tiny Bunny Pattern available now from Teri Crews DesignsRavelryWool and Whims- Etsy and Craftsy

Get 15% off now through 1/23/14 when you order directly from Teri Crews Designs. Type BUNNY in the coupon code field prior to checking out to receive your new pattern discount. 

New Tiny Bunny Crochet Pattern
Finished size approx. 6" Uses sport weight cotton and size 2.75 mm hook

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Valentine Wreath and Leprechaun Patterns

Time for some new patterns and a Sale

Valentine Wreath and Simply Cute Leprechaun. 

Valentine Wreath Crochet Pattern
Pattern includes instructions for wreath wrap, mouse, hearts and flowers. 
Simply Cute Leprechaun Crochet Pattern
Pattern includes instructions to cream 14" Leprechaun Doll

Both patterns available from Teri Crews DesignsRavelry, Wool and Whims- Etsy and Craftsy

Besides new patterns there is also a 10% off sale now through 1/14/14. Type FROZEN (because most things are here in Illinois right now) in the coupon code field before checking out to receive your discount. Sorry coupon code does not work in Craftsy shop. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Website Look & A New Year

Happy New Year. Hope everyone's year is off to a great start. Here in Illinois we got snow and more snow. It was a good time to work on the website. It's been completely updated and I hope you like it. Now the patterns are divided into separate sections with gallery images. Please let me know if you have any problems with it.

Teri Crews Designs

I'm off to work on some patterns, looks of ideas, need to grab some yarn and my favorite crochet hook.