Circling Lovelies


Hello and happy weekend.

The weather has turned colder after an unseasonable warm spell that made the start of school a bit more cruel than usual.

Nothing like baking in the classroom, thinking of the beach!

The children suffered more than I did, as I was so excited about the start of the new year with my new job…and my classrooms have air conditioning. 🙂

Today’s pattern is one of my favorites. Tried and true. Simple, well-written, and deceptively intricate. When it looks difficult, but is surprisingly easy to make…


Priscilla Hewitt is a master designer, in my humble opinion.

I love her Matelasse. All of them. ❤

This one is sweetly named: Circle of Friends. Find it here:


Rounds of sc or dc, then a fun trp-sc to make the fabulous textures!


I used Caron Simply Soft and my F (3.5mm) hook.


Started in a fit of need for bursts of random color, and whipped up over the course of a few days, as the pattern is really quite simple.


I’m so glad I did, for now I have news of babies on the way and will finish this blanket in plenty of time to gift it.


I changed colors each round, choosing the most contrast I could find…and trying not to duplicate any.


I love my spring brights. Good old V-Stitch in the background makes me smile, as it is still waiting for me to sew in those ends…and back with flannel. 😀


I plan to join my squares with a beautiful silver gray in a boring double crochet band…anything with braid, lattice or texture would be too much, and fail to highlight the gorgeous bumpiness of this pattern!


See the circles turn into squares next time!


Until then…

May you have a lovely week. ❤

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