My Patterns, Knit & Crochet, Crochet-a-long 2018

2018 CAL Block 3: “Front and Back Stitch”

Here’s the March Block!  An ad-free pdf pattern for Block 3 "Front and Back Stitch" is available on Ravelry. Block 2:  “Here Comes Treble” Difficulty Level:   Easy Finished Block Size: 8″ x 8″ Gauge: 4 stitches x 4 rows = 1″ x 1″ (single crochet, front loop only) Skills:  Chain, Slip Stitch, Single Crochet,  See Basic Crochet Stitches for help. You will… Continue reading 2018 CAL Block 3: “Front and Back Stitch”

My Patterns, Knit & Crochet

Eggscellent Easter Basket

This Eggscellent Easter Basket is perfect for Egg Hunts and Easter Bunny Surprises!  With worsted weight cotton yarn, an easy spiral base like the Rainbow Nesting Baskets, and a fun basket weave stitch for the sides, this Easter Basket is sturdy and beautiful! The pattern for the Eggscellent Easter Basket is available on Ravelry. The… Continue reading Eggscellent Easter Basket

Knit & Crochet

Technical Editing

Good morning, Crocheters! My name is Madeline Revier and I am the designer behind Vintage Vixen and the blogger at Vintage Vixen Press. I am an avid crocheter and quilter, a freshly minted designer, and crochet instructor at my LYS. This is my call to other serious crochet designers, offering to share my expertise and attention to detail to make… Continue reading Technical Editing

How-Tos, Knit & Crochet, Wearables

How to Size Handmade Clothes

One of my greatest pet peeves as a crocheter are "one size fits most" patterns and patterns customized for the designer's own body.  I prefer patterns that everyone can wear no matter what their size, shape, age, or gender.  It isn't always practical to create a pattern that fits men, women, and children, but the… Continue reading How to Size Handmade Clothes

Amigurumi, Madeline's Menagerie

Life on the Farm – Part 2

Exciting news!  Cascade approved my request for yarn support for the "Life on the Farm" project!  They will be shipping me 15 skeins of the super-soft Cascade 220 Superwash in fourteen awesome colorways! Jet (1913), Charcoal (900), Silver Grey (1946), White (871),  Camel (1961), Dark Ginger (858), Butterscotch (853), Sandalwood (876), Pink Ice (836), Burnt Orange (823), Pumpkin (822), Gold Fusion (263), Frosted Almond (228), Smoke Blue… Continue reading Life on the Farm – Part 2

My Patterns, Madeline's Menagerie, Amigurumi

Life on the Farm

Between Homemade Christmas and the Crochet-a-long, I set this project last fall.  But now I'm ready to get back into designing the "Life on the Farm" Collection for Madeline's Menagerie!  Many of you will have already seen Penelope Pig, Beatrix Bunny, and Tammy Junior.  (Felix the Cat is on his way!) I'm looking for input on what kinds… Continue reading Life on the Farm

My Patterns, Knit & Crochet, Wearables

Striped Stocking Cap

On the theme of "Homemade Christmas", I designed this hilarious (and surprisingly functional) Striped Stocking Cap.  I made the sample in dark red and gold, my nephew's school colors.  If they happen to also be Gryffindor colors, so much the better! Available Sizes: (Right now, this pattern is only available in Adult Sizes.) Small: 21” circumference… Continue reading Striped Stocking Cap