Here is a gallery of the patterns/tutorials featured on this blog. Some posts will lead you to other websites (mainly posts I’ve writted for the Craftsy Knitting blog) and a couple were written by guests. Click on the image for the pattern/tutorial you want to view! Click on the category to view all blog posts for that tag, like projects I’ve made with patterns from other sites.

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19 comments to D.I.Y.

  • Marianne

    hello lisa,

    i’m a small newbie in knitting – i’m currently only making scarfs (and i’ve made plenty of them)
    i was feeling ready to move on to something more appealing :)

    a friend linked me your mary jane slippers and asked me for one (hihi)
    and i feel a bit lost

    how do you start this circle?
    i reallise the mechanics of making it close like a snail, but how do you knit it?

    if it’s not way too borring and time-consuming for you,
    could you help me out with some details, or pictures, or even a site with paterns i could use for this…?

    if not, i totally get it,
    so thanks anyways,

    • Hello Marianne!

      You’re trying to convert the pattern to knitting, correct?
      It might be kind of difficult, because the best thing, I think, would be to start them like socks (toe-up patterns), then switch to back and forth knitting until the end of the heel. Then, you’d have to cast-on stitches around the opening and blah blah blah.

      Instead! I will link you to this knit Mary Jane pattern: http://www.purlbee.com/mary-jane-slippers/ They’re constructed a bit differently, but they’re kind of like baby booties on a bigger scale, so I think they’d be simple and open up a new type of pattern to you. Plus, they also provide photos for the steps, so you can follow along to make sure you’re doing things correctly.

      I hope you like the look of them. I think they’re just as pretty!

  • Hi Lisa! I was just wondering if you could lead me to some other easy crocheting websites. I’m 10 and I can’t do anything harder than those Mary-Jane Slippers, a flower, a granny square scarf and a hat.

    But only if you have time. Thanks!!

  • Haley

    I just wanted to thank you for your mary jane slipper pattern. I love them and have made myself 5 pairs. I wanted to double check, you stated that its okay to sell the things made using your patterns. A friend requested to buy a pair and I didn’t want to do it without your pattern. Thank you again for the beautiful slipper pattern!

  • thebrasslocket

    Hi Lisa, I love love love your beanies (especially the teal-with yellow-pompom one). Would you mind posting the pattern for those?

  • Marianne and Lisa,

    I have to laugh. I’ve been scouring the internet for a Mary Jane knitting pattern (I taught myself to knit last year). I finally found one I liked and knit two slippers (each a little different trying to get a better fit). It took me a while to realize that learning to crochet was just an easier and much quicker way to do it. It took me at least a week to knit that pattern. This Mary Jane slipper pattern is the first crocheting I’ve done and I finished a slipper in 1 day!!! If I hadn’t been so stubborn I’d have had new slippers last winter! Anyway, YouTube has a great video on starting that circle. It’s by bethintx1 and is called Back to Basics Crochet: Make a flat circle with double crochet. Thank you Lisa for the pattern.

  • Dianne Unterbrink

    I recently purchased a magazine – Craft Sanity I think was the name – and found a doily/blanket/shawl made by you. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern along with a couple beautiful pictures. I have decided to make this for my family’s gift exchange this year. I can’t wait to play our game and see how many times this gifts gets “stolen” from each member. I have a feeling it will be the hit of the game/exchange this year. It’s beautiful and functional at the same time and I used a soft yarn in shades of variegated soft blue, sage green and cream. It’s turning out just great and I appreciate your pattern instructions being so clear and easy to follow. It looked rather intimidating at first, but ended up being much easier than I dreamed. You are an amazing designer and I LOVE your patterns. Thanks for sharing this one for free in the magazine.

  • cicely

    Thank you so much for sharing your Mary Jane slipper pattern.I just finished my first pair and fully plan to make several more!

  • Bari Jo

    Hi! I had a question for you. I noticed your fall lace garland post a while back (Sept. 2011) and I keep thinking about it wondering if there is any way to make those connected to make a valance for my kitchen window. I am on my 4th doily afghan (yay!) and am loving crochet. Your patterns are so pretty. I like the pineapples you do the best and was wondering if you ever did a pattern like that – I would love to purchase it! I don’t know how to make what I am trying to describe but would love a crochet valance for my kitchen window with your lacey pineapples… any thoughts? :O) Bari Jo

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  • Nancy Starr

    Do you have any grafts for duplicate knitting lettes

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    Do you have any grafts for duplicate knitting letters

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