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Carol Blakeley

I'm a mother of 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. I retired early to become my hubby's primary caregiver. I spent 38 years in the Banking industry and held various management positions.
I loom knit, crochet, make jewelry & do other crafts.
I am extremely proud to be a part of the GoodKnit Kisses Team!

Loom Knit Baby Monster Pants

Loom Knit Baby Monster Pants, so stinkin’ fun! Check out this monster pants pattern for your cute little monster.  Perfect size for when they are sitting up & starting to rock and crawl. Pattern by Jeanne Knuth fits 9-12 months. -Kristen Mangus Loom Knit Baby Monster Pants Designed by: Jeanne Knuth After seeing Monster Pants on the …

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Gray Matters Lookbook by Yarnspirations

Gray matters. Is that a euphemism for dull? Because rollover lump of clay…these gray shoes got style coming out of their stitches!   Gray Matters Yarnspirations Lookbook When you think of the color gray what do you think of?  Perhaps it brings to mind the soft calming shades of twilight.  Maybe it is the looming …

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Super Cowl – Crochet Cowl with 25 mm hook – WARM

SUPER COWL CROCHET By Kristen Mangus This super cowl is meant to be worn closer to the neck. It is a stiffer cowl but cozy and warm. Wear with the straight foundation edge at top. It will lay more comfortably with the pillowy edge downward. Works well with a wrap or bulky overcoat. You could …

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Angel Wings – Crochet GoodKnit Kisses

Angel Wings – Crochet Angel Wings – Crochet By Kristen Mangus Make Crochet Angel Wings for photo props, costumes, remembrance, on a pillow or blanket and more. This pattern is similar to the Marshmallow Crochet Baby Blanket that uses the Texture stitch although it is tweaked. Only 5 rows and make two. Imagine a baby laying …

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Crafting Through Depression – GoodKnit Kisses

Crafting Through Depression Crafting Through Depression Kristen Mangus this is my story Crafting Through Depression is a get up close and personal live chat with Kristen of GoodKnit Kisses as she tells her story how Post Partem Depression lead her to start GoodKnit Kisses.  She tells us who she is, what she does and the why …

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Crochet Scarf – A Marshmallow Crochet Pattern

Marshmallow Crochet Scarf Marshmallow Crochet Scarf By Kristen Mangus The Marshmallow Crochet Scarf is a new way to use the Marshmallow Crochet Blanket pattern.  The Marshmallow Crochet Scarf has all the beauty of the textured blanket with cool angled ends.   The sample shown in photos is Striped but a solid yarn could be used for a …

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Crochet Cloud | Make a Cloud Photo prop &accent

A super pillowy Crochet Cloud is heavenly! Crochet Cloud By Kristen Mangus The Crochet Cloud Mat, and smaller accent, is a SUPER puffy way to make the Marshmallow Crochet Blanket in a new way.  It would make a perfect baby prop or baby play mat*.  Imagine making a smaller version and using it for a baby’s mobile or …

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Let’s Talk Loom Knitting

Let’s Talk Loom Knitting With Kristen Mangus of GoodKnit Kisses Let’s Talk Loom Knitting is the first in the Loom Knitting series filmed live on Facebook with Kristen Mangus at GoodKnit Kisses. Kristen interacts with the audience by responding to their questions and providing links to reference material. Kristen provides some general information about different …

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