Donna Mason-Svara


Donna Mason-Svara

I'm married and have been with my husband Danny for over 30 years. I'm a mom to a thirty-something year old son. He is living in Minnesota and is married a woman born, raised and schooled in Italy.

I work full time in service to the State of Kentucky and every spare moment when I'm on a break or am at home, I'm designing, crocheting and knitting. I got bit by the yarn bug at the age 12 as I watched my mother crochet ponchos back in the hippie days for my sister and myself. I remember being about 14 in the early 70's and taking my babysitting money and walking about 4 miles into town to the five and dime store where I bought a crochet book, hook and a skein of yarn. I secretly taught myself to make a simple hat from a pattern but I didn't like something about the finished hat; I modified the pattern and to this day I remember the modified pattern, but not the original pattern. The modified pattern is on my blog and is called "Brain Dead Easy Short Row Hat". I dabbled a bit in the 80's crocheting pineapple doilies and table cloths and once again had to re-teach myself how to crochet. Twenty years later in 2008 when I watched my niece knit a hat, I got bit by the yarn bug and it got me back in the mood to try again to learn how to crochet and knit. I re-taught myself again how to crochet and the rest is history. I thought I'd offer my first pattern out on the Internet and once I saw the interest, I developed more patterns and it just took off.

I just like to do things "simple" and lighter shades of yarn as my eyes are to bad for dark colors of yarn. I hate complicated . I just like simple, easy, blankets, hats and scarves.

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Donna's Knit and Crochet Merchandise

Free Crochet Baby Blanket and Afghan Patterns

  1. Beginner's Round Ripple
  2. Lollipop Baby Blanket
  3. Hypnotize Me Blanket
  4. Umbrella Spiral Blanket
  5. Hooded Baby Blanket
  6. Criss-Cross Applesauce Afghan
  7. Conversation Hearts Afghan
  8. Peachy Keen Round Ripple

Crochet Granny Square Patterns

  1. Amethyst Square
  2. Cool 2B Square
  3. "X" Marks The Spot Square
  4. Coral Sunrise Square
  5. Aztec Triangles Square
  6. Jungle Square
  7. Pistachio Square
  8. Lavender Square
  9. Fandango Square
  10. Peach of a Square
  11. Spin Around Square
  12. Morning Sky Square
  13. Diagonal Box Stitch Square
  14. Innovative Avant-Garde Square
  15. Cute as a Button Square
  16. Pastel Picot Square
  17. Maze Square
  18. Crochet Granny Triangle
  19. Textured Springtime Square
  20. Small Sunburst Granny Square
  21. Charming Charity Square
  22. Shades of Pink Square
  23. Optical Illusion Spiral
  24. Log Cabin Crochet Square
  25. Hideaway Heart Square
  26. Smiley Face Square

Seasonal Crochet Granny Square Patterns

  1. Winter Jubilee Square
  2. Hot Chocolate Square
  3. Cranberry Christmas Granny Square
  4. Peppermint Mocha Square
  5. Jingle Bell Square
  6. Candy Cane Square
  7. Evergreen Wreath Square
  8. Christmas Tree Square
  9. Holiday Wreath Square
  10. Winter Mittens Square

Flower Crochet Square Patterns

  1. Periwinkle Flower Square
  2. Carnation Square
  3. Baby Flower Square
  4. Wildflower Square
  5. Four Patch Daisy Granny Square
  6. Pale Peach Blossom Granny
  7. Starburst Flower Square


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I tried to email you for the Charming Charity Squares patterns but the email came back to me. How do I get in touch with you to receive those patterns? I currently crochet baby blankets for and would love to use those patterns to make some granny square baby blankets. Please RSVP - Thanks in advance

Hello! In order to contact Donna, you can visit her website. Her email is shown at the top of the page. Thanks, Krista, Editor


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