CAL, crochet pattern, Fashion

This week we will finish it up our Ruffled Victorian Cowl with lots and lots of “ruffle as you go”! At this point, our pattern becomes a no-frills, “meditative” type of crocheting that you can easily memorize in just a couple of rows. It is the perfect project to carry along on road trips, waiting […]

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Crocodile Stitch Khaleesi Fingerless Gloves – Part Two

CAL, Cals, Crochet News, crochet pattern, Free Patterns, How To, Uncategorized

If you are a Game of Thrones lover, you’ll understand why I named these gloves after the “Khaleesi.”  If not, don’t worry, it took me quite  while to get into HBO’s “Game of Thrones” craze, (which I later learned  was based on a fantasy book series, which I didn’t read. I’m not hip enough, I […]

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Crocodile Stitch Convertible Mittens CAL – Part Two

CAL, Cals, crochet pattern, Free Patterns, Uncategorized

  The Crocodile Stitch Convertible Mittens CAL have been a big hit in our Crochet Along Facebook Group! After posting the first part last week, I watched with glee as members began posting such beautiful project pictures. I never get tired of seeing you projects from my patterns on social media…In fact, if you hashtag […]

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Multi-CAL Project #1: Convertible Mittens

Article, CAL, Cals, Crochet Along, Crochet News, crochet pattern, Free Patterns

Stitching An American Dream CAL: Welcome!  How serendipitous it is to be able to both kick off a new exciting venture and celebrate the 20th anniversary of my arrival in the U.S. at the same time–and with a project that I designed using a yarn with a rainbow colorway! I’m about to grab some red pumps […]

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Flamenco Shawl

crochet pattern, DIY Tutorials, Free Patterns

Flamenco Shawl Designed by Lianka Azulay Copyright 2011 Materials: 2 ball of Bonita Yarns Angora Cloud in Turquoise (fingering weight; 20% Angora, 20% Wool, 60% Acrylic, Yds: 601 m: 550 per skein). You can purchase this yarn at US size G (4.00 mm) hook Furls Fiberarts Candy Shop used. Yardage: approximately 750 yds Gauge: Gauge is not […]

September 9, 2016

Free Crocodile Stitch Rollup Flower Pattern

Free Patterns

To show how grateful we are for all of your support throughout the years here is the free Gratitude Flower crochet pattern. These are the flowers we used in the Sand Flower Sandals. They’re such a breeze to make so don’t be surprised if you end up making a mountain of these. Share :

December 6, 2013

Form vs. Function in Crochet Design

Article, Crochet News, Fashion

Form vs. Function in Crochet Design Do We Have To Choose? By Stacy Vaka of Crochet Kitten, special Contributor to Bonita Patterns Blog. Here’s a common musing every crocheter has heard at some point in their lives: “I know you can do more with crochet, but knitting is just so much prettier.” And another: “I […]

September 6, 2016

DIY Yarn Bow Hairclip (Video & Step-by-Step)

DIY Tutorials

In the crochet world, there is one eternal unanswered question: “what on earth am I supposed to do with all of these yarn scraps?” Thankfully, I have an answer for you with this week’s super quick and easy video tutorial. We’re making hair clips this week using some supplies that you can probably scrounge up […]

November 22, 2015

Free Puffy Heart Pattern

Free Patterns

This versatile crochet pattern is so cute and so fast you’ll be able to hook it up in just a few minutes. This can be made as a lariat but don’t stop there. You can use this to make a cute wall decoration for Valentine’s day, add an extra special touch to gift wrapping, or […]

December 6, 2013

Bonita Customer Spotlight


Hello Bonitas! Its only March and we’ve already received numerous pictures of some beautiful Bonita Pattern creations! We’re always so blown away by your talents and we love seeing your work. I know you must all have a busy schedule, but I’m glad crocheting has become a de-stress method and hobby for many of you. […]

March 4, 2016

Fall Is A Wonderful Time For Fibers


AHH FALL, a time of changing colors and cooling weather, of sweaters and wool and school.  Halloween is coming, so is Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas.  The essence of leaves and wood smoke fill the air, and fiber artists’ thoughts turn from wool festivals and heat to exciting new Fall creations, be they elegant, fun, fuzzy, […]

August 20, 2016