This is where I show off my finished projects for the year. Some of these are my own designs and some I have made following someone else's pattern. I've linked to the patterns where possible.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006


I created this little gadabout bag for Gracie. It was fun to whip up and she enjoyed it very much when I gave it to her. I was going to do it all purple, but ran out of that, so I decided to finish it off in pink, but Gracie insisted I add the verigated yarn in there too. I believe she was right. I like it better with the verigated trim. The coke can is just for size reference. No pattern, just goofing around.


This was a frustrating project for me because I couldn't figure out how to make it small enough and still show off the pattern stitch. This is the third try and it's still a little larger than I like, but I'll live with it. It can be made smaller by using a smaller hook. Overall, I'd rate this an easy pattern to do. Click the picture to get the pattern.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


This was a super easy project to do. I love the way the shells zig zag up the back. I think this would make a great beginner pattern because there's only 2 rows in the whole pattern, and you repeat row 2 until you have the length you want for your stole. This is my pattern, copyright to Dot Matthews. If you'd like the pattern, click the picture and it will take you there.

Saturday, January 21, 2006


Scrap yarn. Piles and piles of scrap yarn. I can't throw it away and I'm convinced it multiplies when left alone in dark places. Every once in awhile I drag it out, put it together with the "russian join" and try to create something useful and beautiful. I've never been disappointed in the way a scrap project has looked, but this one's got to be my favorite.

This is my own creation, made with a wave stitch outlined in black single crochet. Click the picture to get to the pattern.

Monday, January 16, 2006


I made these for my granddaughter, Taylor, when she visited last time. I used Lion Brand's suede and my own design. I think they turned out pretty good. The mittens are worked from the finger tips to the wrist with the thumb added later. By working them this way, you can customize this pattern to fit any individual. Pretty neat, huh? I haven't posted the pattern so there isn't a link.

Saturday, January 07, 2006


My 4 year old granddaughter visited last weekend and asked me to make her some slippers. Blue ones, she said. Awhile later she came back to my room and said, "I want blue one for this foot and yellow one for this foot." pointing to her feet as she tells me this. Here's Gracie's slippers. I hope she still wants them the next time she comes.

The pattern is not one of my own, but it's an easy pattern to do and is written for children through adults. I made both of these last night. Click the picture to get to the pattern.


I made these hats for a lady whose 63 year old, mentally challenged, sister has bone cancer for the 2nd time. D couldn't do it herself because everytime she tried, she burst into tears and couldn't finish the project.

These hats are my own designs, or a variation of the design.

Sassy A; UBW variation; X's and O's; Bubble Eshus; Bobble Beauty; Very Berry; Sarah's Shells. All these patterns can be found on my site, Patterns by Dot


I designed Fancy Fans Hat to match the stole. If you'd like to have the pattern, click the picture and it will take you there.


FANCY FANS STOLE my first design of the new year. I love making stoles because I get to learn new pattern stitches and create something useful all at the same time.

If you'd like the pattern, click the picture and it will take you there.