Melissa & Kiana – July 2020 Release, 20% OFF

melissa and kiana crochet patterns

With beautiful lacy shells and a summer-friendly silhouette, Melissa and Kiana make a chic addition to your wardrobe. Requiring no sewing, the construction enables you to alter the body width and length, and adjust the neck opening and armhole size as you go. Both tops can be made with different yarn weights, and can be easily customized and turned into an equally stylish tunic or oversized beach cover-up.

  • Yarn: LoftyFiber Euroflax Sport Weight – 2-3 hanks (490-740m / 540-810 yd)
  • Hook: 3.75 mm (US F/5)
  • Melissa finished measurements: Size 1 (2, 3, 4) bust measures 81 (102, 122, 142) cm / 32 (40, 48, 56)”. Size 2 is shown, with 12.5cm/5” positive ease.
  • Kiana finished measurements: Size 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) bust measures 80 (96, 112, 128, 144) cm / 31½ (37¾, 44, 50⅜, 56⅝)”. Size 3 is shown, with 23cm/9” positive ease.

Both patterns are 20% off the list price of CA$8.00. The sale ends after July 27, 2020; no coupon code required. To learn more about these two designs and to purchase, please find Melissa here and Kiana here in my Ravelry Store.

Need a willing pair of helping hands?

This is a yarn swift. I probably would pinch my fingers using this thingy.

When you need to wind your yarn into balls, how do you do it? Do you own a yarn swift? Or do you have a willing helper?

For me, I always like to use what I have instead of purchasing and tinkering with more gadgets. And I also don’t have the patience to wait around for a pair of helping hands.

My favourite setup is my good old wooden chairs. I just hang my hank of yarn over the back side of two chairs, and voila! Oh, did I mention I like to stand when I wind my yarn?  It’s a good break from sitting down too long over a knitting/crocheting project.

Can’t spare two chairs? One works too.

Your chair doesn’t have a back like that? No prob! Just put 2 large tins of canned food on the floor (or table) to hold the yarn for you. And you can choose to sit or stand to wind your yarn.

Ashley triangular shawl – Feb 2020 Release, 15% OFF

ashley shawl

Bold yet feminine, Ashley features a beautiful leaf lace pattern and makes for a cozy accessory that wraps you up in instant style. The shawl knits up quickly with bulky weight yarn, and is worked from the point to the scalloped edge, enabling you to adjust the size easily as you go. The shawl can also be made with different yarn weights as you please.

    • Finished measurements, measured flat:
      Size I — 67” / 170cm wingspan, 29” / 74cm back length
      Size II — 76” / 193cm wingspan, 33” / 84cm back length
      • Yarn: Illimani SANTI II — 4 to 5 skeins, or 480m/524yd to 600m/655yd bulky weight yarn
      • Knitting needle size: 8mm (US size 11) — 80 cm / 32″ circular

Enjoy 15% off the list price of CA$6.00; no coupon code required, sale ends after Feb 9, 2020. To learn more about this design and to purchase, please visit here.

2019 Gift-A-Long Sale – 25% off

GAL2019The 7th annual Indie Design Gift-A-Long (GAL 2019) is here! It’s a 5 week long KCAL (Knit/Crochet-Along) of holiday gifts made from patterns designed by an extensive list of independent designers, including me. The KCAL will run from Nov 26 to Dec 31, 2019; plenty of time to knock out all your holiday knitting and crocheting. There will be tons of prizes, games, and great conversation, plus a lot of other fun! So come join us and have a blast!

All my paid patterns are eligible for the GAL 2019. In particular, patterns in this bundle are 25% off the regular price from Nov 26 at 8pm (20:00) US-EST through Dec 2 at 11:59pm (23:59) US-EST for this event. To receive the discount, please use the coupon code giftalong2019 at checkout.



Pretty Petals KCAL Invitation & Sale

It’s my pleasure to invite you to my “Pretty Petals Knit/Crochet-Along (KCAL)”, held in the Vicky Chan Designs Group from September 1 to October 20, 2019.

5 floral themed patterns — 2 knit and 3 crochet, including the newly released Chelsea cardigan pattern — are selected for this KCAL. And yes, they’re all 25% off! Sale ends after August 21, no coupon code required. For more details and to purchase, click here to see the KCAL bundle.

Pretty Petals KCAL

To give you even more incentive to create your Pretty Petals projects with us, here’s a sneak peak of some of the fabulous raffle prizes:


A new Chat Thread is now opened in the Vicky Chan Designs Group with more details and info to help you plan your projects. So come join us and have a blast knitting/crocheting, chit-chatting, and playing raffle games together with your fellow members! Looking forward to seeing you there.

Chelsea Crochet Cardigan – Aug 2019 Release, 25% OFF


Featuring an eye-catching floral pineapple motif that graces the back and shoulders, the loose fitting Chelsea cardigan is a lightweight piece perfect for the cool spring and fall weather. With the unique top-down construction, there are only two short side seams to sew. Chelsea can also be worn “upside down” with extra fabric for a folded-over collar to warm your neck. 

    • Finished measurements:
      Size I (to fit S/M/L) — 23”/58.5cm body width, 28”/71cm back length
      Size II (to fit 1X/2X/3X) — 29”/73.5cm body width, 28”/71cm back length
      Back length, as well as armhole depth, can be easily adjusted; yarn amount will vary.
    • Yarn: Illimani SABRI — 2 to 3 skeins or 750m/820yd to 960m/1050yd heavy fingering
    • Hook Size: 4mm (US size G/6) or size needed to obtain correct gauge

Enjoy 25% off the list price of CA$7.00; no coupon code required, sale ends after Aug 21, 2019. To learn more about this design and to purchase, please visit here.

Bryanna cowl capelet – Mar 2019 Release, 25% OFF

Bryanna cowl capelet

A clever hybrid of a cowl and a capelet, Bryanna features a pretty leaf pattern with a delicate sprinkle of simple bobbles/nupps and eyelets on a ground of reverse stockinette. The cowl capelet makes for an exceptionally versatile accessory that can be worn in various ways to keep you beautifully cozy. With an attractive reverse side, this item can be worn with the slouchy cowl folded down as a turtleneck or pulled up as a hood. Knit seamlessly in the round from the bottom up, the capelet can be customized in both width and length, made with or without the cowl to suit your needs.

  • Finished measurements:
    Size I to fit S/M — about 108cm/ 42½” around bottom edge, 54cm/ 21¼” around top edge; capelet portion is 32cm/ 12½” long and cowl portion is 44.5cm/ 17½” long.
    Size II to fit L/1X — about 129.5cm/ 51” around bottom edge, 65 cm/ 25½” around top edge; capelet portion is 36cm/ 14” long and cowl portion is 44.5 cm/ 17½” long.
  • Yarn:  Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (384m / 420 yd) — 2 (3) skeins
  • Needles: 3.5mm (US size 4) — 80 cm/ 32” and 40 cm/ 16” circular

The Bryanna pattern is 25% off the list price of CAD$5.50. The introductory sale ends after Mar 25, 2019; no coupon code required. To learn more about this design and to purchase, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.

I’m in the Bracket

Aaron Scarf in MDK March Mayhem

I’m thrilled that my Aaron scarf has been selected to run through 5 rounds of voting online with other 63 awesome designs. Please check out the MDK March Mayhem and all 64 patterns so you can have fun voting and keep up to date with the results. :-))


Delicate Crochet – Free Giveaway

It’s a privilege to have worked with the talented Sharon Silverman, as one of the pattern contributors for her book “Delicate Crochet”.  The freshly published “Delicate Crochet” contains 23 light and airy crochet designs, including my Cyndi Floral Lace Skirt, to tickle your crochet fancy. Pattern contributors include Vashti Braha, Jude Butterworth, Robyn Chachula, Rhonda Davis, Karen McKenna, Marty Miller, Katya Novikova, Kristin Omdahl, and Amy Solovay, known for their innovative, gorgeous crochet designs. The new book is now available from and, so do check it out and get yourself a copy of this beautiful book.

To find out how to win a free copy of  “Delicate Crochet” (and other fabulous prizes), please join my Winter Accessories KCAL ( Jan 1 – Feb 11) and visit the CHAT—Winter Accessories KCAL Jan 1-Feb 11 2019 thread for more details.

Photos of book by: Daniel Shanken
Photos of skirt by: Vicky Chan


Aaron Scarf – Dec 2018 Release, 25% OFF

Aaron Unisex Scarf


A coordinating piece for the Aaron hat and mitts, this unisex scarf is as enjoyable to knit as it is to wear. The oversized scarf provides a perfect canvas to play up my original, rain-inspired stitch design with arresting juxtaposition of symmetry and asymmetry. With generous length and width to deliver extra warmth and coziness, the Aaron scarf easily doubles up as a wrap for chillier places. While the pattern offers one size knitted in sport weight yarn, the scarf is highly scaleable and can also be made with different yarn weights to suit your needs.

  • Finished measurements — 38cm wide x 193cm long (15” wide x 76” long). Pattern includes instructions on how to customize the size; yarn amount will vary.
  • Yarn:  Louet Gems Sport (206m / 225 yd) — 5 skeins 
  • Needles: 4.5mm (US size 7)

Designed especially for the forthcoming Winter Accessories KCAL (Jan 1 – Feb11), the Aaron Scarf pattern is 25% off the list price of CAD$4.50. The introductory sale ends after Dec 12, 2018; no coupon code required. To learn more about this design and to purchase, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.