Gwen Bautista

I was introduced to the fiber arts like many crafters by my great-grandmother. She was determined that if I ever needed to repair some socks or make myself a sweater then I would know how. Little did she know that it has led to a rather large yarn hoarding addiction and fascination with needles. As a life long crafter I am always learning new techniques and improving my skills.

How to Crochet the Moss Stitch

How To Crochet The Moss Stitch

As an avid crafter the Crochet Moss Stitch is one of my favorite stitch combinations and by far one of the most versatile.  You can find use of the moss stitch technique when working with planned pooling like in the free Patterned Scarf Pattern.  It looks wonderful worked in the round, from corner to corner, in garments afghans and accessories.  This technique is featured in many of our most popular kits like the Chasing Rainbows Blanket, and the Linen Ripple Blanket.  Give the crochet moss stitch a try and explore the possibilities in crochet.

How to knit the Seersucker Stitch

The Seersucker stitch combination creates a beautiful diamond texture in the fabric of your work.  It’s a simple stitch combination and all you really need is to know how to cast on, how to knit and how to purl.  If you can do that, and love texture then, this is the stitch for you.

Christmas Countdown – Free Crochet Messy Bun Beanie

The Hooked On You Ponytail Hat Pattern came about after many friends asked me to make them a messy bun hat similar to the popular CC Beanie.  I searched the interwebs for a pattern but could never find one that quite matched what I envisioned.  And so, the Hooked On You Ponytail Hat was born! 

Christmas Countdown – Knit Cowl

The Step Up Chunky Cowl is a knitting pattern that speaks to my heart. I love using bulky yarn and this pattern uses two strands of bulky yarn. The Step Up Chunky Cowl works up super quick and would make a great last-minute gift.

Christmas Countdown – Easy Crochet Beanie

Each of my designs is named after a city or town I have visited – either recently or long ago. Whether a specific memory of color, architecture or perhaps the smell of fresh pastries, something about these places fills my mind as I stitch up a new design. Meet Treviso – the faux knit beanie!

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