Clamshell Lace Vest

the Clamshell Lace Vest, made from Premier Cotton Fair yarn by

I’m so incredibly thrilled to have this pattern featured by Kim at Make it Crochet! Click here to enter her giveaway for a hook set and an awesome crochet hook case! (Open until Jan 22, 2018 at midnight.) For those of you visiting who would […]

Dandelion Tunic Dress

Dandelion Tunic Dress- a free crochet pattern made with Caron One Pound Yarn at

My sweet daughter Vanessa LOVES when I make her crocheted goodies. Usually, I just make her little hats or trinkets, but one afternoon when I was scrolling through Pinterest looking at toddler fall outfit ideas, she snuggled up on my lap, looked up into my […]

Craftography Challenge: January 9 – Simplicity

  The best simple photography tip I have ever learned was to clear your frame of unnecessary elements. After practicing this for several years it seems so obvious to me, but I often overlooked this easy step before making it a conscious effort. Today, I challenge you […]

Mystery Crochet Along

I have been putting off some of my biggest crochet projects lately because my mother in law came into town! We had a ton of fun adventuring with the kids, but now it’s time to get myself back in gear! I have some exciting updates […]

Review: The Bella Lena Dress Pattern

After I decided to design a beach caftan for myself, I realized that I didnt have much experience making crochet garments from scratch. I knew I could fudge my way through it, but I thought I’d feel better if I had just a little more […]

Finished Whale Gift Set

At only 5 days post baby shower, I have finally finished my friend’s gift! Here he is! Isn’t he cute? View this post on Instagram All finished! A post shared by Katie Clary (@saltypearlcrochet) on May 18, 2016 at 7:09am PDT   Hopefully I get […]


I’m not sure exactly why, but I always have way, WAY too many projects on the hook at any given time. I’ve told you about the caftan, but I’m also working on a scarf, a baby blanket/pillow gift set, a scrap-ghan, and a towel ring […]

What’s in a Name?

Lately, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with the beach. I just can’t get enough sand or sun, and side I am blessed to live in a coastal climate, I can visit the ocean as often as my kids will let me load them up in my […]

Pleased to Meet You!

Hello, and thanks for stopping by! My name is Katie Clary, the face behind Salty Pearl Crochet.   My journey with crochet began in 2010, through a craft group I started with some dear friends in Okinawa, Japan. On my second turn to host, I […]