Category Archives: Mainly Crochet

What I have been doing while away from here.

As you know I have been absent for a while and I thought I would fill you in on what I have been doing so secretly! I have been working on a few crocheted hot pads for Michele Maks for her new online magazine Mainly Crochet, which should be up and running in just a few days! So exciting!! I could show you each in a seperate picture but that would take a while! I did a few tapestry ones and a few filet ones. I also did a purse for her too. All these patterns will be found on the magazine website once it is running.

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Above are the Filet Triple Thick Hot Pads, Left; and the Double Thick Tapestry Hot Pads, Right.

Here is my purse design, Anchors Away Purse

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For more information about these and other designs that will be in the online magazine, Mainly Crochet, check out Michele Maks’ blog at .

Talk to you all soon!


Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #8

Meet the newest model in Michele Maks’ lineup – little Miss Emma!

Susan Tobia’s Mr. Loopy toy and Michele Maks’ striped blanket.

Kathryn White’s Lullaby Serenade Babyghan with matching hat and toy.

Michele Maks’ Round Rippled Blanket.

Michele Maks’ Ruffled Squares Blanket with accompanying hat and sweatsuit.

Is little Miss Emma adorable or what!

For more information about these and other designs, or for more information about the up and coming online magazine site, check out Michele Maks’ blog at

Til next time, let Miss Emma’s smile and joy of life bring a little sunshine to your day.


Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #7

Feeling Blue? So are the designers of these fabulous designs!

Sue Solakian’s Grannies by the Sea

Susan Tobia’s Circle Game

Christy Schaffer McMahon’s Nautical Collar

And Michele Maks’ Baby Star which looks like a starfish!

For more information check out Michele Maks’ blog at

Til next time, have a GREAT day!


Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #6

What’s Black and White and Red all over? That would have to be Phyllis Gould’s Newsprint Interpretation!

Sue Solakian’s Black Marble Granny Afghan has a lemon twist to it.

Need a bit of art? The Pop Art Granny Afghan by Joyce Bragg might be just what you need.

How about a reversible shoulder tapestry bag by Carol Ventura?

Or cowl by Michele Maks that make you feel like a chameleon? Her Chameleon Cowl might do the trick!

You can find more information about these and other designs on Michele’s blog:

Til Next time! Toodles! Erin

Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #5

Mainly Crochet Online Magazine will be up and running in late June. The yearly subscription will be $24.95 which will get you TONS of wonderful and delicious crochet designs and patterns. I personally can’t wait! The first issue is Summertime which includes many nautical designs, a few of which will be mine (Shhhhh!).

Sue Solakian, I know you have seen here mentioned here a lot. But she is such a talented designer that you are going to see her a lot! Here is her Maritime Granny afghan, which is big enough for 3 people!

For more pictures of this or for more information, check out Michele Maks’ blog at

Til next time, happy hooking!

Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #4

Sue Solakian is simply an amazing designer. I don’t know how she comes up with some of them. Such imagination. One such design, that simply takes the breath away, is her Twinkle Twinkle Little Star afghan. Which is number 4 on my preview parade.

For more pictures and more information, check out Michele Maks’ blog at

Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #3

The third designer on my parade of previews for the up and coming online magazine, Mainly Crochet, is Kathryn White, who is simply amazing in her thread work. Arcade is the name of this beautiful design.


If you love this design, more can be found at Kathryn’s own website

And as always, here is the link to Michele Maks’ blog for more information.