Bitsy, the baby in a Donkey Suit

Bitsy, the baby in a Donkey Suit.


Tips for Selling Crochet Items #2: Listing your Items/Etsy Tips

Night Before Christmas Reversible Neck Warmer {FREE PATTERN!}

Love this reversible Neck Warmer – Free #Crochet Pattern!

Book People Studio

Merry Christmas Eve!

It’s the end of the year, and I’m so thankful for my little blog. To express my gratitude, I’m sharing this FREE crochet pattern that I came up with last week. It’s a reversible (double-sided) neck warmer! And it whips up faster than milk and cookies for Santa.


I got the stitch instructions from that awesome 1950s McCall Needlework book. I wanted to crochet a thick, bulky neck warmer, but I wanted it to be fuzzy against my neck. So, I used Sensations Frothy yarn on the inside, and it gives the impression that the neck warmer has a sheepskin lining.


And you can wear it with the “color” side out…


…or the lining side out.


It’s great if you can’t decide which color to use — just use both! It’s super warm and just the right size for your neck only — it’s not really…

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Tips for Selling Crochet Items #1: Where to Sell your Items

Excellent Series about Selling Crocheted Items – Suggested read to anyone looking at selling!

Introducing “Dear ELK Studio” – A Crocheting Column

Dear ELK Studio… A Crochet Column like Dear Abby! You won’t want to miss this!!

ELK Studio - Handcrafted Crochet Designs

Dear ELK StudioWhen I was a kid one of my favorite pass times was to read Dear Abby.  Dear Abby was a daily column in the local newspapers and was always filled with juicy answers. (You can still find the column on-line).  People would write to her asking for advice about all types of issues such as relationship, family or even love questions.  I LOVED reading all her responses because they were short, sweet and to the point.  It was all in fun anyway, but I’m sure some people took her answers very seriously.

Well, I’ve thought for a while what I could do to give back to all of you that take the time to come over to my blog.  Why not do something like Dear Abby but call it Dear ELK Studio?  I’m part of a few groups, as well as have one of my own, and someone is…

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Mooshka dolls

Another stunning #free #crochet design from Vanja!


This week we have got new treat for all doll lovers.

Girls will love this one. Moms and grandmothers as well as it is easy and fast project to do and doll is not a small one and has no tiny pieces to sew or work with. I find it real treat for big and small ones and all thanks to Kathy from Facebook group who asked for the pattern to be created for her granddaughter.

Here are two of my Mooshka dolls I made while working on the pattern.Mooshka dolls2Will not talk to much but will leave you with the pattern and few more photos of dolls. For any questions you might need while working on this little cute one, please feel free to contact me and ask.

To give you better presentation on how doll looks like when done, tried to make photos from side and back view…

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Two Halves Heart – Free Crochet Pattern for Valentine’s Day!

Perfect for Valentines Day 🙂

Malva Design Studio

Valentine’s Day is coming! So I’m going to celebrate it with a free pattern for a little crochet heart applique I came up the other day. Its’ very fast and easy to make, below are the instructions and photos for those who prefer visual aid. Please let me know if you find any mistakes in the pattern – I’ll gladly improve it, if there’s anything wrong with it! Please let me know how you like it, make some crochet hearts, enjoy and spread the love!


I used Patons 100% Cotton 4Ply in bright red and 1.75mm thread hook.

Ch – chain; Slst – slip stitch; Sc – single crochet; Hdc – half double crochet; Hdc – double crochet; Htr – half treble crochet; Tr – treble crochet.

Chain 12.

Round 1: 1 sc in the 3rd ch from the hook (that counts as 2sc),


in next stitches do 1hdc, 1dc, 1htr, 2tr in next 2ch…

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