Working on a NEW Desert Bloom!

Hi, y’all! Since late 2012 when I began designing crochet blanket patterns, I have gotten oodles of feedback, but had little time to implement updates. So this year is all about designing new patterns and taking time to update old ones. I’m even having them tested to make them more “user-friendly” for you lovely crafters. 

The first pattern is Desert Bloom – one of my favorites! 

Here is the original Desert Bloom Blanket. The border still gives me heart eyes.


Did you know that Desert Bloom was based on a dress belonging to my middle daughter? Take a look at the quick preliminary sketch and the inspiration dress:


And check out some Desert Blooms that pop up in the #DesertBloomBlanket Instagram hashtag… Now these are some real beauties! The color alterations and craftsmanship – it is an honor to have such beautiful pieces made from my patterns.

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There’s just something about those flowers, and mixing motifs in the design takes it to another level.

I mentioned I’m having this pattern tested, and by none other than the wonderful Tester Tribe member, Tiffany Santos. You can find Tiffany all over the web and social media as Tifersarie. And you can find ME stalking – errr…. scrolling through 🙂 her IG feed @tifersarie.

I’m getting super-excited for this updated pattern release because I’ve increased the blanket size. That’s right! After much feedback asking for a resizing method, I thought I’d go ahead and work that into the update. AND! As if it couldn’t get any better – I’m having it made in Scheepjes Yarns*. Tiffany is working the test blanket up in Colour Crafter* (my favorite DK 100g ball acrylic powerhouse), and I’m also developing a Linen Soft* version. 

Tiffany shared her WIP photos on Instagram and I had to do a round-up and blog them! These photos are giving me life today!! 

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Organization on point.


Colour Crafter + Blooms in the sun = heaven!

Beautiful shot, Tiffany!! 


That coffee-induced moment when one motif……


…..becomes many!! 


I applaud you, Tiffany! And I can’t wait to show y’all more as her test project progresses ❤❤❤ 

Stay tuned! 🙂

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