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Susan Kennedy


Susan Kennedy is a neuroscientist and mother of three boys who lives in the mountains in southwestern Colorado.  When she’s not crocheting by the lake or fireside, you can find her hiking, camping, or snowboarding with her family. Her designs draw inspiration from the mountains, forests, and deserts around her as well as from bohemian cultures around the world.

Her work has been published in Simply Crochet magazine, The Pattern Pack/Happily Hooked magazine, and on Ravelry and Etsy as PrettyPeaceful.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PrettyPeacefulCrochet

Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/designers/susan-e-kennedy

Projects by Susan Kennedy


Box Canyon Blanket

Introducing the Box Canyon Blanket, inspired by the captivating allure of southwestern landscapes. Just like an afternoon hike through a box canyon, this blanket encapsulates the natural wonders found in these unique rock formations: open-ended canyons, swirling layers of sandstone and inviting ledges perfect for a crochet break. This laidback intarsia crochet blanket artfully employs four colors to mimic the picturesque rock layers and echoing effect within a box canyon. The simplicity of double crochet stitches highlights the modern southwestern geometric pattern and the captivating interplay of colors.

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Lone Mesa Pillow 

Add  a southwestern inspired style for your home. One cake of self-striping yarn creates impressive colorwork that’s much easier than it looks!

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Wind River Rug

This rug will add bohemian southwestern style for your living room or bedroom in five earthy colors. This unique, reversible rug is made from eco-friendly 100% recycled fiber yarn, which is created from leftovers of the fashion industry. Worked in tapestry crochet or graphghan style, each section of color is worked from a small ball or bobbin of yarn. This is just what your home has been asking for this season!

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Maui Market Bag

For long summer days that begin at the farmer’s market and end with a sunset walk on the beach, you’ll reach for your Maui Market Bag. Crocheted in a dip-dye style and made to last in sturdy mercerized cotton yarn, you’ll want one in every color.

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How to Seam a Crochet Sweater

Making a sweater for the first time can be intimidating for some stitchers.  Sizing, pattern choices, and the extra finishing that sweaters sometimes require can be major barriers to creating the sweater of your dreams.

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It’s Just a Phase Wrap

This rectangular single crochet wrap in shimmery yarn is the perfect layering piece for stargazing on cool summer nights. Depicting the moon in different phases, this piece is a great conversation piece. Plus, it’s large enough to be a bed topper as well.

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Durango Pillow Set

Give your home some modern, minimalist style this set inspired by the free-spirited mountain town of Durango, Colorado.  Colorful single crochet stitches through the front loop create a woven-like textile that’s simple but beautiful. And if you’re still not convinced this needs to be your next project: there’s no need to weave in ends! Because the yarn can be cut at each color change and knotted at the back of the work and sewn inside the finished pillow, there’s no need to carry colors or weave in ends!

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Woven Wonder Scarf

Get soft and cozy texture for days in this fun-loving accessory. A scarf base in self-striping yarn provides a canvas for unique details, including horizontal and vertical stripes woven throughout the project using bulky yarn with a silky eyelash feel.

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Wild Rose Crochet Pillow

Admire the wild rose from inside your home with this clever crochet pattern. The front of the pillow is created in single crochet from a chart, which then serves as a guide to outline and fill in each leaf and petal shape with surface crochet slip stitching.  The pillow back is a modern stripe pattern that complements any décor.

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Mountain Dog Bandana

Enhance your dog’s natural beauty with this easy bandana.  Your pup will be cozy, snug, and happy at the center of attention!  A triangular bandana crocheted from the corner point in moss stitch for comfort and stretch.

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