Pussy Cat Hat in Crochet



1 skein bulky (5) weight yarn

Crochet hook size “K” / 6.5mm

Large eye needle to weave in ends

And to sew up seams

 Stitches Used

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

BLO – Back loop only

HDC – Half double crochet

 Special note

The hat is worked in rows and then seamed up the back and across the top.


Hat Ribbing

Ch 16,

Row 1, Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across

             (15) Turn

Rows 2 – 47, Ch 1, Work 1 Sc in BLO of each stitch across

                      (15) Turn

Hat body

Turn ribbing 90 Degrees,

Row 1, Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch now and   

             Throughout) Evenly space 47 HDC along

             Side of ribbing length. Turn

Row 2 – 13, Ch 1, Work 1 HDC in each stitch across

                     (47) Turn

Row 14,  Ch 1, Work 1 sc in each of the next 9 stitches

                *Work 1 hdc in the next stitch,

                   Work 2 hdc in each of the next 3 stitches,

                   Work 1 hdc in the next stitch,*

                   Work 1 sc in each of the next 19 stitches

                   Repeat from * to *

                   Work 1 sc in each of the remaining 9 stitches.

                   (53 stitches)  Cut and secure yarn.

Seam up the back. Center the back seam to the center stitch (stitch 27) of the top. Seam the top, matching stitch for stitch.  Turn right side out and enjoy!

 Cpr. Revised January 2020 KarenGlasgowFollettDesigns


Hooped Art – The Multi – Maker Way


I love hooped needleart. It’s casual. It’s beautiful. It’s expressive. But, sometimes, it can use a bit of “up – crafting.”

I recently saw an entire arrangement of hooped needleart. The designs were gorgeous and perfectly executed. But, it seemed disjointed … floaty. For my aesthetic, it was wanting some “look at me” element. It was wanting the perfect frame for the perfect art.


As an embroiderist, I have amassed a huge collection of wooden embroidery hoops. To begin this particular project, I selected a 10 inch hoop. (this is now a needlecrafted “wreath” on my front door, so I wanted a larger hoop) Taking 3 strands of worsted weight (4 weight) acrylic yarn and a 6.5mm crochet hook, I snugged as many single crochet stitches that would fit around this hoop. (as shown in both hoops)

Since this piece is on my white front door, I wanted a more “look at me” factor with the framing hoop. So after joining the last single crochet to the back loop of the beginning single crochet, I worked 2 double crochet stitches in the back loops of each single crochet around. I cut and secured the yarn to the beginning double crochet and hid the yarn ends.

To make the inner “mat” of the hoop frame, I attached 3 strands of green to a front loop of the initial single crochet round. I then made a single crochet in the front loop of each single crochet around. After securing, cutting and weaving in the yarn ends – this hoop frame was ready for it’s embroidered face.


Its just impossible to have an Autumn adornment without paying homage to the wonderful sunflower. (especially if you live in Kansas, USA – like I do) The pattern for the embroidery will be added at the end of this piece. The pattern for the crocheted sunflower is a paid pattern that is available on my Ravelry, Etsy or Craftsy site (links provided at the end of the piece too)

Personally, I like a nice and tightly woven Kona cotton for embroidery, but I have also been known to pick up linen and cotton napkins at garage and estate sales to use as embroidery backgrounds, Regardless of where I purchase and what I use, I begin by ironing the fabric and starching if needed. Using your hoop frame, mark the fabric “lightly” the circumference of the interior hoop. This gives you your design field. Transfer your design. You will notice that I drew each sunflower seperately. You can postition as you choose to create the design of your choice.

Using 6 strands of embroidery floss (DMC used for this piece) I worked the piece from the background to the forground. I used split stitches in browns for the branches. The leaves were done in closed fly stitches. The petals were done in long and short stitch. AND the flower face was done in a circular pattern of chain stitches. Block and press as needed

To finish – choose a backing fabric (I chose felt) Cut a size that you will be able to stitch or glue to the back of your hoop frame. (in this case, it was the size of a 10 inch dinner plate). Use an adhesive spray or a fusable to attach the embroidered piece to the backing fabric. Cut the backing fabric and the embroidered face to fit the hooped frame. Hand stitch or glue to the back of the hooped frame.

Since I wanted another layer of dimension, I crocheted the sunflower and stitched it slightly offside of the bottom of the finished piece. If you want to layer in this manner, but do not want to crochet, most craft stores are abundant in their stash of silk flowers that can be cut and attached.

Now you have the Hooped art that is completely original to you and your “multi – making” craft aesthetic.

Links to the crochet pattern




Sunflower Embroidery Pattern


cpr. Karen Glasgow Follett Designs 2018

Pumpkin Fairy Habitat

I collect Liddle Kiddle dolls from the 1960s. Some of my “rescue” dolls get rehabbed in to fairies for my granddaughter .  Well, these fairies  needed an autumnal home … and we made one. 

I’m not big with paying the going rate for the carvable craft pumpkins, so we went paper mache .  We (meaning my 6 year old granddaughter and I ) found a few paper mache pumpkins for under 5 dollars. I carved the opening with a craft knife. Then a few coats of gesso (don’t skip the gesso!) a coupla coats of acrylic paint and then a sealer and viola! A pumpkin cottage that any fairy would love to call home. The carpet is crocheted in worsted weight. The pink chair is the miniature doll chair that is a free pattern on my blog. The fireplace and the other chair are from the calico corners critter collection.

This was a great weekend project (with some drying help from the hair dryer) Excluding the dolls and the furniture, the cost of this project was well under 20 dollars. 

We wish you all a happy fall, a happy Halloween ,  a blessed Samhain and a glorious autumn full of fun and flavor! 💖

This is the first time that I have posted from my phone … hope the universe doesn’t implode when I  hit “send!”

Cross Stitch Sugar Skull

I am still experiencing my learning skill with cross stitch, so any charts that I “put out there” are going to be pretty simple. (which can be a plus, since you can make them quickly and while watching TV, etc)  When I drafted the colors of the chart, I was working on a white background.  HOWEVER, when I did the sample, I worked on a cream background.  No big deal, right?

As I worked the chart, I grew more and more disgruntled with the colors. Then I had one of those “duh” eureka moments! It was a big deal to switch from a white background to a cream background. I had to shift my color palate to complement the cream 14 count aida.  So if you notice the difference in colors between the chart and the finished piece – now you know the reason.

The crocheted frame is offered as a paid pattern. There are currently 3 size variations of the frames included in one pattern. The patterns will be available via my Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy storefronts.






Kansas City Royal Moon Cross Stitch Pattern

royalmoonWe love our Royals! Whether we are winning or allowing other teams to win, that Royal moon will forever shine over Kansas City.

I created this cross stitch pattern last summer.  I decided to post the pattern to my site for others to enjoy.  I’m pretty proficient at many forms of needlework …. but cross stitch is definitely not one of those forms.  So trust that this design is very simple.

The aida (I did this on 11 count with 3 strands of floss) was hand dyed using layers of blue acrylic dye that had been thinned with water.  This gives the aida a beautiful mottled effect. Please note that you can use dye or paint, but be careful that you don’t “clog up” the stitching holes of the aida.  (this is a more definite possibility if you are using paint)  After the aida is dry, iron with a very hot and steamy iron.

The floss colors that I used are black, white and gold metallic. To save the black ink of the printer, I created the chart showing the outlines of the skyline.  You can either keep this as an outline or fill in with stitches as I did.   The chart is included below. If you have trouble with the copy, please feel free to email me at underthemoon3@aol.com




Crochet Bath /Spa Pouf Puff

50″ type=”rectangular”]


Karen Glasgow Follett Designs 2016

These crochet puffs are a generous size of 12 inches in circumference. The puffs suds up liberally with your body washes and bar soaps. And best of all – THESE PUFFS ARE WASHABLE!!! No more puffs that turn into shower science experiments!!!! Easy to create and great cotton stash busters!!!


1 ball (approx 2.5 oz) 4ply ww Cotton Yarn

Size “K” (6.5 mm) crochet hook

Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Safety pin or stitch marker


Magic Circle – this is a method that creates a virtually “no hole” center. If you do not wish to do the magic circle, begin your work with by chaining 4 and joining to beginning chain with a slip stitch.

Single Crochet – Sc                                     

Double Crochet – Dc

Slip Stitch – Sl st

Chain – Ch


Work a Magic Circle or Ch 4 and Join to beginning ch with a sl st.

Ch 30 and join to the magic or ch 4 circle. (this create the hanging loop)

***Mark the beginng stitch of each round with a stitch marker***

Rnd 1, Ch 1, Work 25 Sc in the beginning circle. 

             Join to beginning sc with a sl st. Tighten circle

Rnd 2, Ch 3 (acts as first Dc)  Work 4 more dc in the same stitch.

            Work 5 dc in each stitch around. 

            Join to beginning ch 3 with a sl st.

Rnd 3,  Ch 3, Repeat Rnd 2.  Join to beginning ch 3 with a sl st.

Cut and secure yarn and weave in ends.

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 KarenGlasgowFollettDesigns 2016




Crochet Simple Spa Cloth Pattern




4ply ww cotton 1 ball / skein

Size “I” (5.5mm) crochet hook

Tapestry needle to weave in ends


Stitches / Terms Used

Chain – Ch

Single Crochet – Sc

Ch – 1 sp, – Chain 1 space

Slip stitch – Sl st


Ch 32

Row 1,  Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. (31) Turn

Row 2,  Ch 1, Work a sc in each of the first 2 sc,  ch 1, skip next sc, *Work

                a sc in the next sc, ch 1, skip next sc* Repeat from * to * across

                to last 2 sc.  Work a sc in each of the last 2 sc.  Turn

Row 3,  Ch 1,  Work a sc in each of the first 2 sc, Work a sc in the first ch – 1 sp.

              *Ch 1, skip next sc, Work a sc in the next ch – 1, sp* Repeat from * to *

               across to last 2 sc.  Work a sc in each of the last 2 sc.  Turn

Row 4,  Ch 1, Work a sc in the first 2 sc, Ch 1, skip the next sc, *Work a sc in

               the next ch – 1 sp, Ch 1, skip next sc* Repeat from * to * across to

               last 2 sc.  Work a sc in each of the last 2 sc. Turn

Rows 5 through 30,  Repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Row 31, Ch 1, Work a sc in each sc across. 


Without turning, Ch 1, Work 2 sc in the last sc of row 31,

Evenly space 29 sc along the side of the cloth to the corner,

Work 3 sc in the next stitch (corner made)

Work a sc in each of the foundation chains (29) to the next corner

Work 3 sc in the next stitch (corner made)

Evenly space 29 sc along the side of the cloth to the top corner

Work 3 sc in the next stitch (corner made)

Work a sc in each of the sc across (29) to last sc.  Work a sc in the same stitch as beginning sc of the border.

Slip Stitch in the beginning sc of the border,  Cut & Secure yarn, weave in ends.

 witchtiny 128x160 Karen Glasgow Follett Designs Cpr 2007 Recopied 2016

Another opportunity to Refine … (mostly written cuz I have been ignoring this blog:D)

I believe that it is true that we come to earth with the complete access to every tid bit of knowledge that we need to successfully navigate and thrive in our earthly environment.

Many people believe that earth is our school.  We often take this to the literal, linear concept that everything we encounter is a “lesson to be learned.”  We sometimes feel that we master the lessons – have dealt with the issue – and therefore, “class is dismissed.”  We have passed that lesson. And, like algebra, we don’t ever have to visit that classroom again.

One of the aspects of my job is to tune in to the core of the person’s fueling energy.  This fueling source ignites the flow of magnetic energy that creates our reality.  Often embedded in this core energy is evidence that we could entertain the opportunity to gain further education on those issues that we believe we have mastered.

Even when the manifested reality is screaming “hey, here’s an learning opportunity to experience,” I all too often hear “Oh, there must be something else … I’ve learned all about that issue. I’ve passed that class with an “A’.”  And, to fess up, sometimes the voice that I hear is my own voice reminding me of the continual fluidity of knowledge and experience in my own life.

One of my continuing opportunities speaks to the ingrained concept of “if its not hard; its not worth doing. Its the hard that makes it worth while.”  I have done many hard things in my life.  I have completed many difficult tasks that required  sweat and effort and I have tackled many situations that have created struggle.   It is those situations when I remind myself that there is a huge difference between effort and struggle.

Effort is that flow of intended energy that moves your from point “A” to point “B.”  For instance, it takes effort for me to turn on the computer and to write and design.  But the effort is rewarded with the visceral sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. There is a harmony of Creator and creation in the flow of effort.   The effort is allowing the intent of my energy to move with the current of my soul’s flow.

Struggle is swimming against the current.  It is often a result of the “woulda, shoulda, coulda” labels that our ego places on how we define our place (and our defined successes) on this earth.  Struggle rarely is rewarded with the visceral sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.  Struggle reminds us that our intellect and our ego is driving our intent.

So, when I notice that I am struggling, I have to recognize that;

1) I am NOT a salmon.  I do not have to swim upstream.  I can release the fight and I can flow.


2) While we may have taken the class and passed that segment, we are always going to be offered the opportunites to refine our skillset. We can doggedly deny that we need the refinement. We can  create struggle as we swim against the current. – OR – we can be open to the refinement opportunites.  We can embrace the refining that keeps us current (up to date) with our ever changing current (soul flow) We can release the need to be the perfect “A” student. When we release this need of perfection we embrace the wholeness of our journey here on earth. Because, as long as we are on this planet, class will always be in session.




Verbal Liberation

I am, and always have been, a verbally expressive person.  Some would even view this expressiveness as being bossy, a but-in-ski, and even bitchy.  It doesn’t really matter what label you put on it, I can typically be counted on to lay it verbally “on the line.”

Over the years I have learned what battles to fight, what situations warrant an opinion, and what situations make me feel that I really don’t want to exert the verbal energy.  I try to only express when my opinion is asked for and when the situation directly (or indirectly) impacts me. (note that the last part is loaded with huge load of potentiality) 

There have been some recent events where I have been very verbally expressive.  My opinions were not asked for; but the situation did impact me directly.  I do know that the opinions that I offered were met with as much appreciation as one would experience if one found a turd in one’s coffee.

In fact, after expressing my latest opinion, I heard that all too familiar “mom” voice stating “when are you going to learn to keep your mouth shut.”  That made me think for a minute.

I thought … hmmm …  I’m 52ish years old … I haven’t YET learned to keep my mouth shut … I rarely desire to keep my mouth shut …  and in all probability I would probably explode if I tried to keep my mouth shut.  So I’m thinking that the mouth shutting thing will never be among my skill set. I will never “learn” to keep my mouth shut. 

I find that realization to be wonderfully liberating.  I love getting older!