Hi, I’m Darleen and I’m addicted to designing crochet patterns. I design a variety of items, but my favorites are items with a little bit of silliness to them.
It all started in 2005. I began crocheting to keep my hands busy. Almost right away I started tweaking every pattern I attempted. I very quickly started making my own designs and eventually writing the patterns down. My very first attempt at publication was a success with the “I do” pattern in Crochet Today magazine. I was bitten by the design bug and have been designing ever since. You can find my designs in a variety of publications as well my self published patterns on Etsy, Craftsy, Ravelry, Patternfish, KnitPicks, and ePatterns.
All my self published patterns have been tested for ease of understanding and tech edited to eliminate errors. If you find an error or typo, please let me know so I can correct it. When errors are found, they are corrected and then addressed on the Errata page.
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Hello, I buy kissy, kissy Fish face.(Etsy)
I donnot understand something about it: Small- rnd 9. In rnd 8 32 stitches- in rnd 9 60 stitches?????? How to do- for me I think it is too much 60.
I am from the Netherlands.
Hope you can help me.
I just sent you an email. Please check spam/junk if you don’t see it.
Darleen – I purchased your Silly Jester hat awhile back. I am just now starting to work on it. I noticed the very last line of each page was cut off by my printer. Can you tell me what it says? It looks like it might be your copyright info. Thanks so much.
Hello-yes that would be my copyright info as well as a link to this website.
I just purchased your tic tac toe game and it says to use cotton yarn- is that a must or would polyester or wool work?
Thank you for your brilliant designs!
Hello! thank you for your purchase. You should be able to use any yarn that creates a nice firm board. I would think acrylic or wool would be fine. Polyester should be as long as is isn’t too soft.
Hi, I’m working on the Eyeball pillow pattern I ordered from Ravelry. I’m kind if a beginner and.not.good at reading patterns. I’m already stumped on rnd 2. What do you mean by ch2 counts as hdc? Could you try to explain this a little or do you have a you tube video? Also, I am left handed, but i think i can get what I need from right handed instructions…most of the time. Thank you
Good morning! I just sent you an email. And you should be fine working it left handed. -Happy crocheting!!
I purchased the Peek-a-boo lion baby blanket pattern recently. Do you have a video that goes with pattern? I am so excited to work on this project. My great niece is having a miracle baby. She never thought she and her husband would have children, but God has given them a miracle.
Congratulations to your great niece and her husband and your entire family! I do not have a video that goes with that pattern. The stitches are standard and there an abundance of videos available online if needed. Feel free to reach out if you are unable to find what you need via a google search.
Hi: I bought your santa bib pattern and it’s going great! Just wondering about what age child this is meant for as it looks a bit big for a small baby. Thanks!
HI Donna, thank you for your purchase! Others have made that bib for about 3 months and up. It just fits each a little differently. A smaller baby will have more coverage from the bib than a larger baby. You can always make the strap a little shorter or add additional velcro to make the strap fit a little tighter. I think it will be a touch big for an average sized baby younger than 3 months. You could try using a smaller hook or light worsted if you want to make the bib for a newborn. I hope that helps. -Darleen
Do you have happy face blanket pattern?
No, I don’t. Thanks for asking!
I would love to buy the patterns for the silly kissy fish hats. How do I obtain these adorable patterns?
Thanks Lori, Link is here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kissy-kissy-fish-face-hat-for-boys-and-girls
Let me know if you have any questions!
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