Saturday, February 28, 2015

I am so excited about this newest pattern that I just released!!! The pattern uses worsted weight yarn. I prefer Caron One Pound for this project, but I did make one pair with Red Heart Super Saver in "carrot" and they turned out very nicely. This is an intermediate pattern that uses the celtic weave stitch.  I have it listed on both Ravelry and Craftsy. Go check it out! 

Above picture provided by Ninja Skeins Crochet & Crafts (one of my super amazing testers!)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

And, I've got one more pattern that was published today! The Joyce Infinity Scarf. I wrote this pattern when I was making a Christmas gift for my step mother. She also got matching gloves from my HDC glove pattern. She fell in love with some yarn of mine. It was discontinued, but I had more than enough to make both! 

I then completely forgot to take pictures before gifting the items to her! So, I owe a HUGE thank you to my amazing testers who blind tested this pattern for me, and provided me with beautiful pictures to use in the pattern. The picture featured here is courtesy of Your Every Wish

The pattern is available on both Ravelry and Craftsy
It uses basic crochet stitches, worsted weight yarn (I used I Love This Yarn and so did my tester in the above picture!), and a 5.50 mm crochet hook. 

I have a super fabulous new pattern that I just released! It's called the Two Way Cozy Cowl. Two Way because you can wear it two ways! Cozy Cowl....well because it's cozy and it's a cowl!

The pattern uses worsted weight yarn. I used Caron One Pound. I love the yarn for worsted weight, it works up so nice! And, you can usually get a great deal on it when it goes on sale! Bonus!

An extra special thank you to Vicki Messner for the use of her pictures and her beautiful daughter! And, to my own Princess for tolerating all of the picture taking!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

My poncho pattern has FINALLY been published! It is available on Ravelry and Craftsy

Pattern is written to fit XL to 2X but can easily be adjusted!

For those of you who are looking for the code for my sale that is going on, it is in the post below. And, YES, the code can be used on my poncho pattern, also!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

To celebrate my 900 likes milestone, I'm having a HUGE sale in my Ravelry shop. All single patterns are 75% off through 11:59 PM 02/09/2015.  *pattern books are excluded from sale

Coupon may be used on multiple items! 

 To get the discount, enter 900LIKES coupon code when checking out. 

Click HERE to go to my Ravelry store!

Monday, February 2, 2015

When I find new techniques that make crocheting easier or make the finished product look more "polished" I always get so excited. I've been using both of these for awhile, but thought I would share the links to the online tutorials for anyone else who would like to try them!

The Foundation Double Crochet is pretty much amazing, and I've become slightly obsessed with using it in most of my new hat patterns. When working a hat from the brim up, I always detested the lack of stretch caused by the beginning chain. And then I found a hat pattern that I just ADORED by Moogly. (Can I add right here that I've never found a Moogly pattern that I didn't LOVE!?) The hat pattern was the Ups and Downs Slouchy Beanie, I've made 4 of them! Included in that pattern was the FDC stitch and a link to the tutorial. It's so easy. I've had several of my testers who have never used it tell me they caught on quick and they LOVE how it looks. And, you no longer have that lack of stretch from the beginning chain! Here is a link to take you right to the tutorial. Look around her blog, there are ever so many amazing tutorials and free patterns!   FDC Tutorial on Moogly

Now, for the other technique! I've been using this one for quite awhile, and I want to share it! Again, it makes your completed project look so much nicer. I find myself using it in place of the turning chain in almost all of my work now. There is a super easy to follow tutorial on Charmed by Ewe's blog. Her tutorials are all very easy to follow and understand. And, I do have to say that I adore every one of her patterns. She is the one who encouraged and inspired me to publish my own patterns. While mine never seem to be as AMAZING as hers, I'm learning!  The alternate DC turning chain is super easy to learn, and is so much prettier than a chain 3 at the beginning of your row. I am starting to sound like I just don't care for those pesky chains! I honestly just don't care for how they look! And, I've also recently started using another technique to make my beginning chain and first row prettier. I will post a tutorial about that later!

Anyone who crochets, or crafts at all, knows that you are always learning new things.  I am constantly learning new things, and want to share them with everyone!

Oh, and since Valentine's Day is coming up, here is a link to an adorable free pattern by Charmed by Ewe! I haven't had time to try this one out yet, but I'm hoping to get time soon!  Sweetheart Wrist Warmer. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Newest Pattern Released! 

Last one for tonight! I made this for a friend, and wrote the pattern down as I went along. You guessed it, her name is Gretchen! The Gretchen headwrap pattern is now available!