Snow Drifter Hat Pattern & Faux Fur Pom Tutorial

I am so excited about my newest hat pattern release, the Snow Drifter Hat. The beautiful, fun and unique texture of this hat is very eye catching. A simple little pinch pleat on the brim of the hat is a cute touch of charm to the hat. The puff stitches that weave together create an appealing texture that you will enjoy creating as you crochet this hat that is perfect for a day in the snow.

Grab your copy of the Snow Drifter Hat Pattern on: Ravelry / Etsy / Craftsy

Find more details about materials used to make the Snow Drifter hat in the listings. Enjoy making it with or without the pom. If you like the faux fur pom, see the tutorial below on how to make your own.

  

Faux Fur Pom Tutorial

A couple weeks ago I ordered a couple online to add to a new hat design. I was so excited to receive them only to open the package and see that they were twice the size I was hoping for. A few of my wonderful fans on facebook had mentioned that they made their poms. So, I started to research how to make them. WOW… It is so easy!

I quickly made a new one and wanted to share with all of you how easy this really is. You can buy the faux fur at most crafts stores. Cut the fur into an oval about 3″ X 4″.

You may have to pull the loose fur off the edges. Doing this now will make the pom cleaner and shed free when you are done. Using a tapestry/yarn needle thread around the pom. These stitches do not need to be exact or uniform, they will be completely hidden when you are done. Add a small ball of fiber fill to the center of the oval.

 

Tie ends of yarn together and pull tight. Continue to pull, making sure the fiber fill is all enclosed inside the pom. Once the pom is completely closed, tie another knot to secure. Just like that you are done.

  

Use the yarn ends to attach the pom to a hat or other fun accessory. Tada, so cute!!!

This is the new Snow Drifter Hat design that I knew I wanted a faux fur pom on. Isn’t it fabulous!

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Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon Kit

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Have you ever ran across a pattern that you want to make so badly but cannot find the yarn used in the sample? It can be so frustrating! Have you ever considered buying a crochet pattern kit?

Here is your chance with the Button Up Waves Cocoon!

The Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon was one of my top 5 crochet patterns last year and now you can order it as a kit. The kit, provided through BluPrint.com, includes the pattern for this fun cocoon, along with the yarn to make it.

   

The Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon pattern includes sizes for newborn, 3-6 months and 6-12 months.

Sprightly Yarn

The kit includes the yarn you will need to make the desired size you select upon ordering the kit. The featured yarn is called, Sprightly. Sprightly is a worsted (#4) weight yarn that is so soft, squishable (or as my daughter says “huggable”) and a very plush acrylic yarn.

I love working with acrylic yarn on projects like this because they show the details so well while remaining soft, the yarn also cleans up nicely. Sprightly comes in 24 vibrant colors and you can pick any one you want to be included in the kit.

How to get the Button Up Waves Cocoon Kit

Get your kit on BluPrint now, just click HERE.

If you already have plenty of yarn in your stash, don’t worry. You can still grab just the pattern on:

BluPrint / Ravelry / Etsy

Then enjoy crocheting your Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon.

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18″ Doll PJ Set – Crochet Pattern Release

Something new is ready from Sweet Potato 3!!! My daughter received a beloved “American Girl” doll (ugh umm… Our Generation… wink) for Christmas. Of course the first thing she noticed what that her new doll, Ginger, didn’t have any PJ’s! Having some time on my hands I went on a hunt for a new pattern but couldn’t find one that had her special requests:

Stripes, Footed, Button Front PJ’s with Matching Hat

Yep, she was that specific. So, I went to work and soon realized how many different options you could create with just the one pattern.

PJ Set

The red and grey set was my first attempt and she LOVED it!!! But, with my baseball boys in the house I realized how fun it would be to make some purple baseball style pj’s (but this time I didn’t make them with feet so of course I had to add the slippers). Then one of my testers combined them with stripes and baseball style, I simply love it!

The pj’s simple slip on from the feet up and button in front. The slippers work up very quick and could even be used as shoes to go with all of the dolls outfits. And don’t forget the stocking hat to make this slumber party set complete.

Grab your copy of the pattern on: Ravelry / Etsy / Craftsy

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How to Invisibly Attach a Crochet Applique

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Do you dread  it when a pattern says to sew on the crochet applique? It is so much work and can be difficult to get the applique on right. And to make matters worse, the back of your project can get all messed up.

Today I am excited to share with you how I sew on my appliques with an invisible seam. You won’t be able to see any stitches on the front OR on the back of your crochet piece. The technique will leave your crochet work looking professional and you won’t dread this task anymore.

Sew on the Applique – it looks great on both sides.

Sewing on Applique

One of the most common questions I receive is how to sew on appliques. After years of my own trial and error, I knew I had to share with all of you a technique that I personally use. You will be surprised at how easy it is.

In the video tutorial, I used worsted weight yarn. However, this technique will work on any yarn weight, or any combination of yarn weights. It may take a little practice, but before long you will feel like a pro.

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The sample used in the tutorial above is my Farm Animal Blanket. Find more information on this fun blanket design by clicking HERE.

Farm Animal Blanket

Patterns that you can use this sewing technique on are:

  • Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Blanket and Lovey can be found HERE.
  • All Boy Applique Set (think Planes, Trains & Automobiles), these can be sewn onto hats or any blanket pattern. Find the appliques by clicking this LINK HERE.
  • Forest Friends Blanket, Pillow & Wall Hanging pattern can be found in the LINK. 

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Gift Ideas for Crocheters (forward on to the hubby)!

If you are reading this, then you love to crochet (or know someone who does-kudos to you for researching for the perfect gift)! I have been crocheting for nearly 30 years and it is an easy hobby to get into and the supplies you need are pretty basic: yarn, hook, pattern, etc. You can pick them up from any craft store or use Amazon to build your supplies. If you want to use Amazon, I do for a lot of my supplies, feel free to visit this page and see if there are any coupons available for your next purchase.

But, there are some “extra’s” that make crochet so much more enjoyable. All of these items would make the perfect gift this holiday season. So below I have a few items that I have accumulated over the years and a few that are on my wishlist.

Check out my list of Gift Ideas for Crocheters!

I have always used a simple pair of scissors and just last week I broke down and bought a pair of beautiful Italian scissors! Seriously, every time I have to cut my yarn, I get excited, sometimes it’s just the simple things that make your day. What a perfect gift to give. I bought mine pair of scissors at JoAnn’s with my 40% off coupon but cannot seem to find them online, these are similiar:

Gift for Crocheterd

Italian Craft Scissors on Amazon

Row counters are a simple tool that is so helpful when making large projects. They are priced reasonable and make a great gift or can be a perfect stocking stuffer.

Gift for Crocheters

Row Counter by Diabolical Yarn

A Stitch guide is a useful tool that many crocheters do not own. This tool makes checking your gauge easy and also allows you to double check your hook size. This can be very important especially if you own unmarked hooks.

Gift for Crocheters

Stitch, Row and Needle Guide/Check

If you enjoy crocheting off of charts or with color changing yarns these yarn bobbins can be so helpful. I used these when making my Deerly Beloved Blanket and it was so helpful.

Gifts for Crocheters

Clover Bobbin Set

I used the basic metal hooks for years. I finally decided to give clover hooks a try. I received my first one and used it on a project a fell in love with them. I know own the entire set (up to Hook I). They help with sore hands and just make crocheting more comfortable. If the entire set is not in your budget just try one or two hook sizes to begin your collection and just add more hooks over time. Or grab those 40% off coupon that most craft stores give out so freely 😉

Gifts for Crocheters

Clover Crochet Hook Set

When I started crocheting and a pattern called to add poms, I grabbed the nearest cardboard and made my own prop to make them. I did this for years. But, when I finally broke down and bought a pom maker my poms where so much more uniformed and they became easier to make. I love my pom maker, this is the set I own:

Gifts for Crocheters

Clover Pom Maker

When crocheting (or crafting in most ways) it is so important to have good lighting. I like to be able to adjust my light easily for height or angle depending on what I am making. I usually use it as a typical lamp but, occasionally it is very helpful to have a magnifying glass handy. Honestly, I stole my husbands fly tying lamp and LOVE it! Plus it is so much cheaper than those lamps designed for “crafts”.

gifts for crocheters

Clamp On Magnifying Light

There are so many beautiful wood hook organizer and displays. But, honestly, I want to be able to zip up my hooks/gadgets and be able to take them with me. So, I have found this organizer and I love it.

Gifts for Crocheters

Damero Organizer Zipper Case for Crochet Hooks and Accessories

When crocheting, some of you may experience cramping in your hands or wrists. This happens to me when I am working on a big project or crocheting a lot for the holidays. I looked into getting stress relief gloves but so many of them looked like they would interfere with the yarn as I crocheted. However, I found these amazing gloves by Lion Brand that I LOVE. They do not interfere with your yarn and provide just enough support to relieve the cramping or soreness in my hands.

Gifts for crocheters

Stress Relief Gloves by Lion Brand

Along with being able to grab your hooks and go, it is nice to have a simple bag to tote your yarn in. I like to keep this simple so I can throw a skein of yarn or a whole project in it. I found this fun tote bags that you can have customized. The owner of Poppy and Petals was great to work with and had a quick turn around time. I would highly recommend it. You can print your crochet shops name on it or just something fun like this:

Gifts for Crocheters

Custom Tote by Poppy and Petal (let her know Sweet Potato 3 sent ya)

I hope you found some of these ideas fun and useful. Heck, grab them all and through them in this fun tote, your crocheter will be in awe over how thoughtful of a gift you gave.

Gift for Crocheters

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Coffee Cozy Sweater Wrap – FREE Crochet Pattern!

Today is your lucky day. I am giving everyone the Coffee Cozy Sweater Wrap!!! Grab this pattern for Free and whip up a few in time for Holiday Parties. They make great hostess gifts, are big sellers at craft fairs and are just fun to have around the house for when company comes.

Coffee Cozy Sweater Wrap Pattern

The Coffee Cozy pattern is great for beginners.

I designed the Cozy pattern for beginners to practice crocheting the basic single crochet stitch. The pattern comes with 4 options. Each option has a different look, all while using the single crochet stitch.

My hope is to help those new to crochet work on a quick project that they will get excited about completing and want to make more and learn more. Seriously, check out how different all the textures are in the photo below. Each sample is crocheted using the single crochet stitch, just in different ways.

Coffee Cozy Sweater Wrap Pattern

These cozies are perfect for quick gifts during the holidays. The Coffee Cozy Sweater Wrap fits most 8-12 oz coffee cups, or taller 16 oz cups. Cups with handles will help hold the cozy inplace but are not required.

Gift Ideas

Make a cozy and add it to a cute mug, throw in some hot cocoa packets with candy canes, or tea with an infuser, or go the coffee route and add some gourmet brew and fun creamer packs. Any theme you decide to create and give will be loved by all. They are great gifts alone or make an entire set.

coffee cozy crochet pattern

I plan on having my set out for the holidays, they make great cup markers so everyone knows which cup of coffee is theirs.

Download your copy of the Coffee Cozy Sweater Wrap by clicking HERE.

And that’s a wrap (or cozy)!

Ha, I just had to say it. But, if you love this cozy pattern and are ready to try something new I have a few other small projects you may love to:

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Interlace Scarf and Wrap Crochet Pattern

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I am very excited to finally have this beautiful and unique scarf pattern for you all today. The Interlace Scarf & Wrap is a pattern that is worked up in a lace yarn to give it a light and elegant look.

Interlace Scarf & Wrap  Interlace Scarf & Wrap

The Interlace Scarf & Wrap is made as one piece but has 4 keyholes. Interlocking the crocheted piece in different ways can give you so many different looks.

Interlace Scarf & Wrap  Interlace Scarf & Wrap

The pattern includes two sizes: small/medium and large/Xlarge. The lightness of this scarf is amazing and allows for a nice drape to it. The lace yarn is warm but not heavy so is comfortable to wear as an accessory all day long.

The Interlace Scarf & Wrap is available in all my shops: Ravelry / Etsy / Craftsy

I hope you find this unique design as appealing and fun as I do. Crocheting with lace yarn you can quickly see how delicate the stitches look, but they are worked with ease. The simple stitches create a beautiful texture. I just love this pattern so much, it is so fun and exciting to crochet.

Interlace Scarf & Wrap

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Crochet Gift Ideas for Women this Holiday Season

In all honesty, I am pretty sure that 80% off all crochet patterns are designed for us ladies. The number of cowls, scarves, wraps, hats, mittens, bootcuffs, kitchen accessories, blankets, and so much more are all marketed towards females. So this was the hardest catagory to find my top crochet patterns for the ladies. If you’re looking for something a little different but still just as creative, then you might also want to take a peek at the likes of these custom needlepoint products and similar items for sale that might catch your eye.

But, I promised to have it so here is my list. To create this list I tried to think of items I would use and then searched to find my favorites. I hope you enjoy browsing and find some inspiration in gifting handmade this year.

Crocheting is our passion so let’s turn the shopping frustrations this year into a joyous time. Grab a pattern and your favorite hook and yarn and let’s crochet our gifts this year and give handmade.

Here are some Crochet Gift Ideas for Women

Gift Ideas for Women

Vanessa’s Vintage Cloche & Scarf Set by Sweet Potato 3

Gift Ideas for Women

Wine Glass Skirt by Maggie Weldon (cute and unique, plus it’s free)

Gift Idea for Women

Afternoon Tea Fingerless Gloves by Dora Ohrenstein

Gift Ideas for Women

Boot Cuffs by Sarah Taylor

Gift Ideas for Women

Skinny Flats for Women by Genevive Hunter

Gift Ideas for Women

Kindle Cover by Mon Petit Violon

Gift Ideas for Women

Thai Garden Headband by Jenny King

Gift Ideas for Women

Crochet Ripple Basket by Zoom Yummy

Gift Ideas for Women

Basketweave Tote by Accessorize

Gift Ideas for Women

Women’s Hooded Vest by Be A Crafters xD

Check back each day this week with Sweet Potato 3. Each day there will be a featured “Gift Guide” for everyone on your list this year. Make your 2016 Holidays your year of handmade gifts. You will have so much joy in giving this year knowing that you spent time on each gift you give. Now isn’t that exactly what is meant by giving from the heart. Giving your time and your talent is the best gift to give this holiday season.

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Crochet Gift Ideas for Children

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I have so many cute little kids on my list this year. What a fun group of youngsters to add to that handmade gift giving this year. Kids can be so fun, but sometimes a little tricky to made something for. But, I have come up with some cute ideas. Some for the boys, some for the girls and some for both. So check out these fun crochet patterns for kids.

Crocheting is our passion so let’s turn the shopping frustrations this year into a joyous time. Grab a pattern and your favorite hook and yarn and let’s crochet our gifts this year and give handmade.

Here are some Crochet Gift Ideas for Children

Gift Ideas for kids

Girls Handbag Set by Sweet Potato 3

Gift Ideas for kids

Photo Frame Kitty by Tatiana Kucherovska (you have to check out her shop she has so many frames to choose from including teddy bears, mermaids, giraffes, penquin, minions and more)

gift ideas for kids

Crochet Puppet Scarf by Nancy Anderson

Gift Ideas for Kids

Soccer Ball Beanie by Sweet Potato 3

Gift Ideas for Kids

Football Helmet by Sweet Potato 3

Gift Ideas for Kids

All She Will Ever Want Ebook by Sick ‘Lil Monkeys

Gift Ideas for Kids

Bookmark Clip Toppers by Debra Arch (these would be so cute added to a book)

Gift Ideas for Kids

Back to School Pencil Toppers by Pure Craft (so cute to add to a journal or notebook)Gift Ideas for Kids

Bobble Bearded Beanie by Ashlee Marie

Gift Ideas for Kids

Super Buddy – Kid Hero by Mary Smith (she has the entire line of super hero’s and princesses and more, all these patterns are free, you have to check them out, they are all so cute!)

Check back each day this week with Sweet Potato 3. Each day there will be a featured “Gift Guide” for everyone on your list this year. Make your 2016 Holidays your year of handmade gifts. You will have so much joy in giving this year knowing that you spent time on each gift you give. Now isn’t that exactly what is meant by giving from the heart. Giving your time and your talent is the best gift to give this holiday season.

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Fun Crochet Gift Ideas for Babies

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Crocheting for babies is my favorite. I started my crochet business by designing newborn photo prop patterns and grew from there. But, my heart still is drawn towards the miniature hats, blankets and wraps for the newest angels in our lives. But, I always want to crochet something fun and different from what everyone else is making. Or, if I make the traditional ideas (blankets, hats, booties) I want them to stand out and be unique.

So, here is a collection of some wonderful crochet patterns for newborns. Each one of these patterns is what I consider a classic, useful and quality item to crochet and give.

Crocheting is our passion so let’s turn the shopping frustrations this year into a joyous time. Grab a pattern and your favorite hook and yarn and let’s crochet our gifts this year and give handmade.

Here are some Crochet Gift Ideas for Babies

Gift Ideas for Babies

Tool Belt Set  by Sweet Potato 3

Gift Ideas for Babies

Peanut’s Lovey by The Blue Star Boutique

Gift Ideas for Babies

Snowman Hat and Stuffy by Sweet Potato 3

Gift Ideas for Babies

Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon by Sweet Potato 3

Gift Ideas for Babies

Chevron Car Seat Canopy by Heather Ormond

Gift Ideas for Babies

Farm Animal Baby Blanket by Sweet Potato 3

Gift Ideas for Babies

Flower Petals Baby Blanket by Sweet Potato 3

Gift Ideas for Babies

Two Button Baby Booties by Alena’s Design

Gift Ideas for Babies

Monster Pants by Jana Cooper

Gift Ideas for Babies

Harlequin Baby Overalls by Crochet by Jennifer

I know there are so so so many adorable baby patterns out there. These are just a few of my favorites that I wanted to share with you to get some ideas for those that are having babies or had babies this year. A handmade gift for these little ones will be cherished forever.

Check back each day this week with Sweet Potato 3. Each day there will be a featured “Gift Guide” for everyone on your list this year. Make your 2016 Holidays your year of handmade gifts. You will have so much joy in giving this year knowing that you spent time on each gift you give. Now isn’t that exactly what is meant by giving from the heart. Giving your time and your talent is the best gift to give this holiday season.

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Crochet Tween Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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We are know that those in their tweens can be tough to buy for during the Holidays. I was on a mission to find some great gift ideas for those Tweens. I have searched and browsed and found some fun patterns that those tweens are sure to love. It’s as easy as that, just browse through this list and order up some patterns and the hard part is done.

Crocheting is our passion so let’s turn the shopping frustrations this year into a joyous time. Grab a pattern and your favorite hook and yarn and let’s crochet our gifts this year and give handmade.

Here are some Crochet Tween Gift Ideas

Kristen Slouch

Kristen Slouch by Two Brothers Blankets

convert a cowl

Convert a Cowl by Sweet Potato 3

Snappy Tots

Angela’s Hat Band by Snappy Tots

Mustache Cowl

Mustache Cowl (FREE Pattern) by Sweet Potato 3

Essential Coloring Tote

Essential Coloring Book Tote by Emily Truman

Crochet Ear Buds

Earbud Cords by Nadia Fuad

Mobile Phone Cover

Mobile Phone Covers by Lily / Sugar’n Cream

tri-loop barefoot sandles

Tri-Loop Barefoot Sandals by The Hookeraholic Crochet

Gifts for Tweens

Low Top Sneaker Slippers by Ashley Funk

Gift Ideas for Teens

Star Wars Blanket by Ahooka Migurumi

Now, let’s be honest, these are amazing gifts for tweens but most full blown teenagers would love all these too. With the variety of patterns varying in size from large projects to small, girls to boys, and many themes, I hope you found some inspiration this year to make something handmade for those hard to shop for tweens.

Check back each day this week with Sweet Potato 3. Each day there will be a featured “Gift Guide” for everyone on your list this year. Make your 2016 Holidays your year of handmade gifts. You will have so much joy in giving this year knowing that you spent time on each gift you give. Now isn’t that exactly what is meant by giving from the heart. Giving your time and your talent is the best gift to give this holiday season.

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2016 Cancer Challenge Final Pledges

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The 2016 Cancer Challenge began on October 1, 2016. Each day a crochet pattern designer will sponsor the challenge. By doing this, they provide a free crochet hat pattern in exchange for a pledge to make and donate a hat.
The hats made are pledged to be donated to your local cancer center, and will be gifted to someone going through cancer. The hats may also be donated directly to a cancer patient you know.

Our Challenge Final Pledge Count

Our numbers continue to increase every year.
In 2016, you all helped to pledge 35,474 hats. This is outstanding!
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Each one of these hats was made with love and will be given in love. What a great way for us crocheters to touch others lives.

Cancer Challenge

If you have not completed your pledges, don’t fret! You have until the end of the year to fulfill your pledges.

Come back next year for the Cancer Challenge!

I will host the Crochet Cancer Challenge in 2017. Therefore, make sure to follow Sweet Potato 3 on facebook to stay in the loop. You can also follow my blog by email, just sign up under my picture in the right side of this post. Thank you again for your time and efforts in this years challenge.

More Crochet Fun

Follow Sweet Potato 3 on Facebook to see more pattern releases, sales and crochet fun, just click HERE.

However, if you would enjoy a more interactive group experience, you need to join my Crochet & Conversations facebook group, click HERE. It is a ton of fun and I encourage everyone to share their projects, WIPS (works in progress) and inspirations. Plus you get exclusive deals, are the first to see new releases, give input on designs and have opportunities to win patterns. Join now and get to know others who also enjoy the art of crochet.

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Learn to Crochet in time for the Holidays

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Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Do you walk through craft fairs during the holidays and wish you could make the handmade hats, scarves, toys and more? If so, then this course is designed just for you.

Learn to Crochet

The “Learn to Crochet” course is designed to teach you the basics. You will learn the tools and tips from an experienced crocheter. The course will be hosted through a private facebook page. So you can share your progress along the way and those you may be making gifts for won’t be able to see.

Join me in the Learn to Crochet course here!

Upon signing up for the Learn to Crochet class you will receive an invitation to join a private Facebook group. On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, I will post a supplies list, this will include items such as yarn, hooks, scissors, measuring tape and such. I will have a Live session to discuss my preferences in these supplies and recommendations for yarn for each project.

Over the course you will receive 4 beginner level patterns that I have designed. I will walk you through each project and with your dedication (aka: Practice) you will be able to have completed each one of them in time to gift handmade items this Holiday Season! When you eventually become skilled in crocheting, you could even consider starting your own small business to sell these products and earn a bit of money. This could be a nice idea. I’ve seen a few people set up their own businesses on e-commerce platforms like Magneto before now, so that could be something to think about. If you do start a business on Magento, you could even benefit from some search engine optimization from companies like Victorious. This should make your small business more successful by getting more traffic over to your online store by using optimized product pages and link building. This should get you some customers and sales! However, you don’t have to start a business! You could just do this course for fun.

Patterns that will be included while you Learn to Crochet

I am still finalizing my patterns and having them tested. I have designed 4 beginner level patterns that will hopefully be perfect for people on your Christmas list (if not, you can keep them for yourself)!

We will begin learning the most basic stitch and make a beginner level coffee cozy. I have designed the pattern to graduate as you go. Option 1 is practicing the stitch, once you feel comfortable with it you will advance and work the same stitch in different ways. By the time you have worked through all 4 options you will see how easy changing one stitch can change the look and texture of your crocheted item.

The second project will be a scarf. For the scarf pattern you will learn a new stitch and practice your tension. Tension is very important in crocheting so your final product is uniformed all the way through. We will discuss this in details.

I am still working on the design of my final 2 patterns. The third pattern you will receive will introduce the third most common stitch and allow you to practice. In the final pattern we will introduce combining stitches and color changes. Trust me, this is going to be so much fun!

Questions:

  1. Is this class appropriate for children? I think this really depends on the child. My kids (ages 7-11) find following video’s for crochet very difficult (which is ironic because they learn so much from online). Kids seem to learn crochet skills better in a “one on one” environment. However, I think if an adult is able to sit with them and work along side them through the tutorials, it could be great.
  2. How much time will I need to dedicate towards the course? Just like in everything you do, the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it. I would love to see everyone try to dedicate 1 hour each day. Most of this is just to practice. The more you are able to practice the better your completed projects will turn out.
  3. What will the cost of supplies be? I will try to keep the cost low, but keep in mind, once you have some of these supplies you will not have to buy them again. I will provide a LIVE session the day the group begins to explain my preferences and recommendations. Depending on the sales and or coupons you can use you should expect to pay $20+. The crochet hooks will be the most expensive. You can get a single basic hook between $3-10. So it really depends on what hook/hook set you decide to purchase.
  4. How to I join? Use this link: here. Make sure to enter your email address that is connected to your facebook profile. I will send you an invitation to join a private group on facebook on Wednesday November 9, 2016. I will begin with a supply list on the following day with some basic instructions being discussed in a LIVE session on Monday November 14.

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Deerly Beloved Blanket – Crochet Pattern

I am beyond excited with my latest crochet pattern, the Deerly Beloved Blanket!

The Deerly Beloved Blanket is a unique design, full of rich texture. It features the popular deer silhouette that  gives you that “warmth of home” or a “weekend at the cabin” feel. This blanket is a show stopper that everyone is going to love.

Deerly Beloved Blanket

The design of the blanket features a detailed and intricate frame that has twisting cables and an eye catching pattern. Likewise, the corner piece has a touch of whimsical charm in a circle pattern that also features textured raised cables.

What Yarn Was Used?

I have been in love with Lion Brand Heartland yarn and found the Grand Canyon color to be the perfect weight and color for the Deerly Beloved Blanket. Pairing it with Caron Simply Soft in White for the background resulted in the ideal look. The richness in the frame of the blanket is equally important as the striking white mat and perfectly placed silhouette of a majestic deer.

Deerly Beloved Blanket

The details of the pattern are explained in detail however, to assist you along your way, I have created a video tutorial that is linked in the pattern. The video will walk you through the panels step by step.

The main silhouette panel has multiple formats for you to choose from. A chart, or graph, is included to help create the fish silhouette. At the end of the pattern the graph has been enlarged so you can print it off on 4 pages and tape together for a larger format to follow.

However, If you are not familiar with crocheting from a graph, a supplement has been added to the pattern. The supplement is a written form of the graph and is explained in detail, but essentially, it states how many stitches in each color to work. This piece of the pattern can also be a good way to double check your work.

Where to get the pattern

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You will enjoy crocheting this masterpiece and seeing it come to life. As you work all the pieces and sew them together each step is a new rewarding experience.

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Girls Handbag Pattern – Bow, Fox, Owl and Kitten

I am so excited to have the Girls Handbag ready for all of you! This fun pattern is ready just in time for the Holidays. Who are the little girls on your list? I have a few that I know would love one of these.

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This is an all in one pattern. The body of the handbag, for each design, is constructed the same. Detailed information is included to guide you through making the right changes depending on your final outcome. The main changes are in the closing flap and final details such as eyes, nose and ears.

My favorite part of this pattern is the handbag handle/strap. I researched until I combined 3 different tutorials to create a non-stretching crochet strap. I love it and know you will to. The pattern includes a detailed photo tutorial on how to make it perfect in any length.

Grab your copy the Girls Handbag on Ravelry / Etsy / Craftsy

Use code “CuteBag” on Ravelry and get it for 50% off through October 31, 2016.

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