Thursday, March 20, 2014

Crochet Chain Cowl Scarf for Spring

I've seen so many bright and fun cowls for spring and I decided today that it was time to create one of my own.  It's a simple cowl made out of a crochet chain wrapped around 10 times and uniquely finished so that it stays put.  Check it out on Etsy!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Crochet Sweater Shrug Pattern

We've been stuck in the house for the past couple of days and I've been eager to come up with a new sweater shrug design.  This is my favorite garment right now -- it's super easy to make and crochets up super quick!  My husband and I made the trek through a couple of feet of snow to get this photographed today.  I couldn't use my tripod and remote, so the hubs graciously agreed to help me out.  The pattern is available on my Etsy site here and if you don't feel like making it yourself, you can buy it here!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Huntress Vest Cowl Pattern Available on Etsy!

I have to admit, I haven't seen any of The Hunger Games movies and I haven't read the books either.  I seriously can't remember the last time I saw a movie in the theater -- that's what life is like with two little ones.  Even though I haven't been a connoisseur of all things Hunger Games, I've been intrigued by all of the talk of Katniss Everdeen's knit cowl.  This garment is all of the rage on Etsy, Ravelry, and all over blogs.  I have to admit, an Etsy shopper brought this to my attention and encouraged me to come up with my own pattern…… so here's my crocheted Katniss Everdeen cowl/scarf/vest.  It's a pretty quick project and can be completed with 2.5 skeins of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn :)  My pattern is listed in my Etsy shop and if you don't feel like making this yourself, you can purchase the finished item here.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cozy Crochet Blanket Pattern Available!

My Cozy Crochet Blanket Pattern is available exclusively on Etsy!  Come check it out and snuggle up...... this is a super easy and quick project and will make a make a statement in your living room.

8 skeins Lion Brand Thick and Quick Yarn
US S crochet hook

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Crochet Throw Blanket

I've seen all of these great pictures of cute loveseats with cozy knit or crochet blankets draped over them.  I just want to snuggle up with one of these throws, a glass of wine and my hooks and needles at the end of the day.  So today, I finally found enough yarn and told myself I was going to create something that I could snuggle up with tonight.  I went to work and came up with this little creation.  What do you think?  The blanket is now available on my AshleyLillisHandmade Etsy site and I'll be putting together a pattern soon so all of you crocheters can make one yourself!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Come See Me at Dose Market This Sunday!

For all of you Chicagoland folks, I'll be selling my Ashley Lillis Handmade accessories at Dose Market this Sunday from 10-4.  Come join me and get a kick start on your Christmas shopping -- the focus this weekend is kids!

What: Dose, an ever-fresh marketplace featuring the finest in food and fashion. (
When: Dose Adorable is this Sunday, November 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with a fresh Dose every Sunday through December 15.
Where: 1st Ward at Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave. (
Transportation: Nearest El stop at Damen Blue Line. Valet and street parking.
Ticketing: $5 for adults and kids are free (as always); donations of new school supplies, valued at $5 or more, will be accepted in lieu of the regular Dose entry fee to benefit Creative Pitch. (

Friday, October 11, 2013

Ashley Lillis Handmade Launches on Etsy

Yes, I've opened a new Etsy shop.  I'm very excited to announce that I just launched Ashley Lillis Handmade to showcase my new knit and crochet wear creations.  Please check it out!  I've been busy over the last couple of weeks focusing on designing fun and oversized knit and crochet accessories to help you make a statement.