DIY Crochet Leaves + Tech Wallpaper

Happy Friday! I am so excited to finally share this project with you! Lately, when I go for a walk in the evenings, I find myself picking up a few fallen leaves that are particularly colorful or interesting looking. Texas isn’t exactly known for its beautiful fall season (See also: the very brown leaves above) but I’ll take what I can get!

One of the leaves I collected was a large magnolia leaf. It is surprisingly sturdy for a dead leaf and it gave me an idea. I remember seeing Susanna Bauer’s beautiful fiber art several years ago and being in awe of the intricacy of her pieces. So incredible. I wondered if I could apply some of my own crochet edging to a leaf, similarly to how I have crocheted on paper in the past. Shock of all shocks…it actually worked! So, I stealthily went back to the one magnolia tree in my neighborhood and scooped up as many leaves I as I could. I’m not going to lie…my heart was pounding pretty hard as I “stole” these leaves. Haha. Yes…I am a chicken. I was so worried someone would come up and say, “What are you doing?” and I would start stammering, “Well…I…uh…you see…I’m crocheting on these leaves…and I yeah…”

Anyway, the great leaf theft went off without a hitch and resulted in some lovely crochet leaves! Here’s how I did it if you would like to give it a try. The decorative possibilities are endless with these beauties!


– Magnolia leaves

– Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread

– D/3-3.25 mm crochet hook

– Small hole punch

– Pencil

– Scissors

– Tapestry needle

Additional Supplies:

– A twig…from nature. Haha. :)

– Thread/yarn for hanging leaves

Crochet Leaves

1. Use the pencil to evenly mark dots around the edge of the leaf. This is where you will punch the holes. I tried to keep the holes (BLANK inches) away from the edge and (BLANK Inches apart)

2. Carefully use the hole punch to punch out holes all the way around the leaf.

3. Using the crochet thread, make a slip knot on your crochet hook. Slip stitch in the first hole to the right of the stem. Chain 4 (or 3 or 5…depending on the spacing of your holes) and sl st in the next space.

4. Continue all the way around the leaf until you reach the first sl st. Join with a sl st.

5. If you made it all the way around without tearing your leaf…gently set the leaf on the table…stand up…and do your best happy dance!! Or maybe just take a deep breath if that was super stressful for you. Haha. I think the leaves look great with even just one row of crochet around the edge! If you are feeling adventurous, here are the other two edges I tried…

Scallop Edge:

1. Starting in the first ch 4 space, *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st in the sl st space and repeat from * around.

2. Join with a sl st, bind off, and weave in the ends.

Picot Edge:

1. Starting in the first ch 4 space, * 4 sc, ch 3, sl st in the same st and repeat from * around.

2. Join with a sl st, bind off, and weave in the ends.

I turned these leaves into a fall wall hanging! I used crochet thread to tie the leave to the twig and a chunkier yarn for it to hang from. I love how it turned out! So simple and beautiful. Use these leaves for gift wrapping, make a beautiful fall centerpiece, or string several together and hang a garland over your mantle! I can’t wait to see what you create! Please tag me on Instagram and Twitter if you give this a try!

Also, I made a new batch of tech wallpapers for this month! I hope you enjoy them! Let me know if you use them, too.

Download them here:

Desktop / iPad / iPhone

Have a wonderful weekend, friends! Do you have any fun, fall plans?


We Are Knitters Signage Sweater Kit

There is nothing like finding a bag filled with beautiful wool on your doorstep, especially when it is from We Are Knitters!

Now that the days are getting shorter, causing it to feel like it is midnight instead of 6:00 p.m. when the sun goes down, evenings spent knitting a few rows of a new sweater project sound perfect to me. I have already started the first few rows of the Signage Sweater kit and am loving it so far! I can’t wait to start working the color changes. The wool is so soft, too. This is going to be one cozy sweater!

I love the black/grey/cream combination. I am still a huge fan of bold colors, but lately I’ve been leaning toward a minimal color palette. I can’t wait to see how the finished sweater turns out!

Also, We Are Knitters is offering One Sheepish Girl readers a 15% off discount until December 1st. Yay! Get your hands on one of their gorgeous kits and use the code ONESHEEPISHWAK at checkout.

Happy knitting!! What new projects are you working on this season?


Tassel Sweater Makeover

Oh man..this sweater makeover is making me feel all nostalgic for the early days of One Sheepish Girl! I absolutely love taking a basic sweater, adding a bit of yarn, and changing it into something unique. There is even a fun sweater makeover crochet project in my book.

This sweater was inspired by a Paris Fashion Week street style photo I stumbled upon on Pinterest a few weeks ago. A sweater covered in tassels is probably/definitely the closest I will ever get to fashion week. But hey…who knows! A sheepish girl can dream, right? :)

This sweater is really easy to recreate if you want to make your own! I’ve had this grey sweater from Target sitting around in my closet for awhile just waiting for a little makeover. I used Wool Ease Thick & Quick yarn to make the tassels. (I have a tutorial for tassel making here.) The placement of the tassels was the trickiest part. I did most of it by eye, but occasionally used a ruler just to make sure everything looked relatively even.

I am so happy with the result! I love using handmade touches to add my personal style to an outfit. I see lots of tassel-sweater-wearing days ahead in my future. :)


The Great American Pouf Tour

Today I am so excited to be the final stop on The Great American Pouf Tour! It is such a joy to celebrate Knitting Without Needles, the beautiful new arm and finger knitting book by Anne Weil of Flax and Twine. The book is filled with stunning and simple projects for knitters and non-knitters alike.

The book includes projects to wear, decorations for your home, accessories for the little ones, and much more. Here are two of my favorite projects from the book…but honestly I want to try them all!

All of these projects would make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season! Even the book is a fun gift idea for your crafty friends and family. You can purchase kits to make your own pouf and signed copies of Anne’s book in her shop here.

The beautiful pouf Anne created for me is one of my favorite patterns from the book! The cream, Cascade Magnum yarn she used is so perfectly soft and squishy. “Squishy” is a good technical term, right? Haha. Anne worked so hard to make 12 poufs for this tour and all of the yarn was provided by Purl Soho. Thank you so much, Anne. The pouf adds the perfect cozy touch to my room!

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Book + Tote Bag Giveaway!

Happy Friday, friends!

It’s hard to believe that Crochet with One Sheepish Girl was published a year ago this month! What an incredible year it has been. In celebration and as a thank you for all of your support, I am giving away a signed copy and a limited edition “One Sheepish Girl” tote bag over on Instagram. Click here to enter to win!

I hope you have the most wonderful weekend! :)


Color Block Slippers for Mollie Makes

Even though we say this every year…can you believe Christmas is just around the corner?! That statement is as crazy to believe as it is cliché. Even though I have yet to cast on a single gift, I’m sure it is officially past the date when knitters and crocheters need to start thinking about what to make for the holidays. However, if you are anything like me, let’s just say today is a great day to get started! Haha. :)

Mollie Makes  creates a beautiful Christmas issue every year, filled with all kinds of projects to make and give. I am so excited to have my Color Block Crochet Slipper pattern inside Issue 59! Everyone loves a cute pair of slippers during the winter months. Actually, my feet tend to be cold all year long so I definitely need to make myself a few pairs! Get your hands on the magazine and the pattern here.

I would love to see your photos if you give this pattern a try! Send me your snapshots or tag them #onesheepishgirl on Instagram.

How are your holiday projects coming along?


Crochet Acorn Pattern + Wallpaper

Happy October, friends!

It’s a new month, a new season, and man-oh-man am I feeling thankful to have some new inspiration coursing through my veins. For the first time in a long time, I am finally allowing myself to pursue new projects, ideas, and dreams. I am just so excited to put it all into action! Thank you for sticking with me during this slow season on the blog. I haven’t given up…I’ve just needed some time to grow outside of this space and give myself permission to let One Sheepish Girl grow along with me. It is an ongoing process that I know I’m not doing perfectly…but perfection isn’t the goal. Here’s to being imperfect and pursuing your passions!

In celebration of new things, I decided to create some free wallpaper downloads for October! This is something I have always wanted to do here on the blog! I can’t wait to create a new image each month. Simply styling this photo got my creative juices flowing!

Download here:

Desktop | iPad | iPhone

Also, here’s another just-because-you’re-awesome treat…the little crochet acorn pattern!

Crochet Acorn Pattern:

– Worsted weight yarn
– Size H8 hook
– Tapestry needle
– Fiberfill stuffing
– Scissors

Acorn Cap:

Chain 2
Rnd 1: Work three sc in the second ch from the hook. Do not join when you reach the end of each round.
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around.  3 sc.
Rnd 3: Working in the back loops only, 2 sc in each sc sp around. 6 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in the next sp, sc in the next st, repeat from * around. 12 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in the next sp, sc in the next two sts, repeat from * around. 14 sc.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in the next sp, sc in the next three sts, repeat from * around. 16 sc.
Rnd 7: Working in the back loops only, sc in each st around. Join with a sl st and bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing.


Chain 2
Rnd 1: Work three sc in the second ch from the hook. Do not join when you reach the end of each round.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. 6 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in the next sp, sc in the next st, repeat from * around. 12 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in the next sp, sc in the next two sts, repeat from * around. 14 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in the next sp, sc in the next three sts, repeat from * around. 16 sc.
Rnd 6: Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. Bind off.


1. Weave in any excess ends except for the long tail on the acorn cap. You will use this to attach the cap to the acorn!
2. Stuff the acorn with fiberfill stuffing or yarn scraps.
2. Use the tapestry needle to sew the acorn cap to the top row of the acorn. Weave in the ends and snip the excess!

Add crochet acorns to fall gifts, a wreath for your door, or scatter a few around your house for some fall decor. If you make one or twelve, make sure you use the #onesheepishgirl hashtag on Instagram and Twitter! Also, follow along on Instagram for regular updates and snapshots.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Knitwear Inspiration – Delpozo Fall 2015

I recently stumbled upon the Delpozo Fall 2015 Ready to Wear runway show and was so excited to see such beautiful knitwear designs. Delpozo is one of my favorite fashion labels. I love the bold colors and modern structures used to create their unique pieces.

The textures in these knitwear pieces have my mind spinning with ideas. The movement and draping of the knit dress is simply stunning. Also, the 3-D textural additions to the basic sweater shapes are so visually appealing.

The color palette is inspiring me, too! I’m a fan of anyone who isn’t scared to wear color in the fall and winter. :)

What designs/designers are getting your creative wheels turning?


We Are Knitters Sweater Kit

One of my projects for the summer is this knit cotton tee! We Are Knitters recently sent me one of their kits to try and I can’t wait to finish it. I am trying the Dill Tee pattern knit in the super soft cotton wool. I love the WAK packaging and that the kit includes yarn, knitting needles, and a tapestry needle for finishing the project. The design is just pretty to look at, too.

I’m almost finished with the front panel of the sweater. Is is just me or does moss stitch slow your knitting speed down significantly?? Knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one…constantly switching back and forth! I know it is a basic beginner stitch (and one of my very favorites!) but it is definitely a little tedious for my knitting fingers. Or maybe I’m just a really slow knitter and I will stop embarrassing myself now. Haha.  I love the look of the knit texture, though. It will definitely be worth it when I finish this one!

Happy Friday! I am thankful to be working on some exciting projects all while listening to my favorite, Otis Redding. A good way to end the week. What are you up to this weekend?


Blueberry Hill Farms

This weekend I fell in love with Texas all over again. I guess random road trips to blueberry farms can do that to you! On Saturday morning I found myself picking blueberries under a surprisingly cloudy and not-too-hot sky in Edom, TX.  We wandered down the rows of blueberry bushes and  filled up our buckets, each pluck of a blueberry more satisfying than the next.

After blueberry picking, I was overwhelmed by blueberry-flavored-everything in the gift shop. I walked away with blueberry coffee, blueberry nut butter, blueberry muffin mix, blueberry lemonade, and a cup of yummy blueberry frozen yogurt. Surprisingly I am not sick of blueberries after all of that! Haha. The farm was so lovely, too! Every corner was filled with flowers, vegetables, and fruit trees. Such a beautiful place to explore.

The town of Edom was so charming! We stopped in a few antique shops on our way back home. Such a fun weekend enjoying a colorful, small, Texas town. What wonderful summer memories.

How was your weekend? Have you gone on any road trips lately?