Spooky Spider Cowl

Throwback: Spooky Spider Cowl Featured on Ravelry

Throwback to that time last year when my Spooky Spider Cowl was featured on the front page of Ravelry! Being featured was a sorta pie in the sky goal of mine, but I definitely didn't expect it, especially not so early into my knitting/crochet career. I was also surprised that this particular project of mine was selected.
Spooky Spider Cowl on the Ravelry front page

Spooky Spider Cowl on the Ravelry front page.

The cowl is knitted in worsted-weight cotton yarn. Original pattern is Spider Cowl by Kitterly. Continue reading
DIY Halloween Mask: Steve from Minecraft

Free Halloween Project: Minecraft Inspired Mask

DIY Halloween Mask: Steve from Minecraft

DIY Halloween Mask: Steve from Minecraft

If you are looking for a last minute DIY Halloween idea (and your kid loves Minecraft), look no further! This masks uses only felt and glue, making it ideal as a quick project. A couple of years ago I made a Minecraft mask for my younger son who decided at the very last minute that he indeed wanted to trick or treat. This is what I created that Halloween day. Continue reading
Autumn Wreath Pumpkin Detail

FO: Crocheted Autumn Wreath Project

I have wanted to make the crocheted Fall Wreath by Repeat Crafter Me forever and this year I finally got my act together. I am so happy with how the wreath turned out! I originally attempted it a few years back with cotton yarn before deciding that having a mildew-prone wreath hanging outside during an Iowan autumn might not be the best decision. Continue reading
Crocheted Flower Tawashi

Site Update

Last night/early this morning, Cedar & Linn underwent major site updates, including a new theme! I had originally envisioned C&L as more of a recipe site, but that didn't really materialize. I chose a theme that better reflected the direction the site is heading, toward being a primarily crochet and knitting blog. There are still some kinks that need to be worked out with the new site, so don't be surprised if a late night web surfing results in a maintenance warning. Thanks for visiting! ~ Raquela

Free Crochet Pattern: Holiday Ornament Tawashi

Free Crochet Pattern: Holiday Ornament Tawashi This versatile little scrubber is super quick to whip up at a moment's notice for Secret Santa gift exchanges, or for simply cleaning around the house. This festive holiday ball ornament scrubbers can be used to wash dishes, clean your face, act as coasters, or be strung into a garland. Each tawashi can be worked up in less than half an hour, using only small amounts of cotton yarn, making them ideal as last minute gifts! Continue reading