A beautiful bag for the maket, beach, or day to day activities.

Crochet Tote Pattern

  I have created two new patterns this month and they are both huge bags! If you love to crochet this pattern is for you (here is the link for the similar knit version). This bag is an over the shoulder tote perfect for warm weather. It’s made with a cotton blend so it is as light an airy as summer and perfect for trips to the beach!   This pattern can be purchased on... Read more

knit in the ound. This knit bag is created with seed stitch and lattice lace.

Lattice Tote- A Knit Bag for Everywhere

A knit bag is a great accessory for summer activities. No matter where you go this airy bag can go too! Take it to the store or a farmers market. How about the beach or the pool? This pattern needs to be purchased on Ravelry. It is totally worth it. Skills Needed knitting in the round openwork knitting (lace) single crochet (I list an alternative) grafting You can purchase the pattern here: Lattice Tote If you... Read more

This blanket is the perfect size for on the go.

Mini Car Seat Blanket- Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

Below is my version of a car seat blanket. Why is it different? It’s smaller. Why is that a good thing? Continue reading to find out. If you are already rushing to download my pattern, thank you!!! Mini car seat blanket If by chance you want to know a little bit more, or just need a little convincing continue reading. This blanket is smaller then a regular car seat blanket. In fact, it’s really a... Read more

Teach kids a skill and do an art project outdoors this spring or summer.

Outdoor Planters your Kids will Love to Make!

Spring has been here for a few weeks now (for most of us anyway), so I took my kids out to catch a little sun and get dirty while making outdoor planters. What kid doesn’t love dirt, right?   I’m always trying to bring art and learning together for my kids. That means I spend a lot of time  surfing Pinterest for skills that I don’t have and knowledge that I never required.  So!! To celebrate... Read more

Something different to do on family night besides watch a movie.

How to Host a Family Paint Night (Even if You Can’t Paint)

Making your family a priority is important for successful relationships and a weekly family night is a great solution. However it’s not for the faint of heart. Planning family nights can be just as difficult so my family ended up watching a ton of movies. But no more! How can you possibly bond with your family if your constantly saying “hush”. My solution? Family Paint Night! Hold on! Calm down! It’s not as scary as... Read more

Summer crochet bag free pattern. This bag is made of cotton yarn. Great for beginners.

Summer Crochet Bag- Pattern Download

A summer bag for the crochet artists out there! I’m so happy I got this pattern completed in time for summer crafters. This bag is great for adults and children. Just change the length of the strap.   This pattern uses cotton or a cotton blend so it will be durable for all your summer activities. The tassels give the bag some extra class without taking away any of the simple fun flare. You can... Read more

Join my yarn addicts group board on Pinterest.

Yarn Addicts Group Board

Hey there other yarn addicts! This post is for the yarn addicts out there that have started their own creative business.  I have some news! I have created a group board on Pinterest. A great way to gain attention for your blog and business is to use all that Pinterest has to offer. Group boards are a great way to get you repinned.   If you would like to join my board please comment your... Read more

Veronica Marae Designs is a small creative business and blog that focuses on knit and crochet patterns.

It’s Official- New Creative Business

Hey you guys. I’m new! (and a total introvert… and awkward). This year I told myself I would achieve all of my goals and while that might not be the case there is still room to celebrate. At four months into the year I have achieved one of my goals: starting my own creative business and blog.   The lovely logo above was created by Autumn Lane Paperie. She creates beautiful logos, doesn’t she? She... Read more

Do It Yourself! Take an old lamp and make it the lamp of your dreams and save money when you do it!

DIY Lamp Revamp- Paint Tips and How To

You guessed it! It’s a lamp DIY! I’ll show you my before and after photos, and then share the process. It’s up to you to decide if the extra work is worth the money you could save.     My bedroom that I share with my boyfriend had pistol lamps on the bedside tables and I’ve been itching to get new lamps. I knew I wanted something bright, large, and pistol free but when I... Read more

Quick knit hat made with bulky yarn. Has five different sizes.

Simple Bulky Hat Knit Pattern

Hey guys! This is the first pattern I’m offering on my site and I am just so excited! I decided to keep it simple and share a basic hat pattern. This pattern is perfect for a new knitter learning to work in the round (check back for a tutorial with circular needles.) and works up quick for those of us who have limited time.   This year I want to make as many hats as... Read more