Year in Review – Sweet Potato 3 {2019}

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At the End of each year it is fun to look back and see what all you have accomplished, kind of a Year in Review. I love doing this with my family to see how much we have grown, challenged one another and became closer.

It is important to do this in our business too. I loved looking over what accomplishments 2019 brought for Sweet Potato 3, thus, I wanted to share it with you! Check out all the new designs that were released, the re-releases, the CAL’s and few other events where I got to meet so many wonderful people…. let’s peak into Sweet Potato 3’s Year in Review.

Sweet Potato 3 Year in Review 2019

Winter & Spring {Year in Review January – April 2019}

In the spring it just seems as though there is always someone having a baby. The sweet gift of life is simply precious, and I love working with my newborn photographers. I designed a couple rompers this year, see the delicate look that is ideal for photography in the Precious Newborn Romper set, details can be found HERE.

However, the Classic Romper is designed more for everyday wear with it’s closed stitches. Designed more like a sleeper for the newborn you will love making this piece, find all the pattern details by clicking HERE.

Year In Review Classic Baby Romper

Arrow design are popular this year and found in so many home decor themes, therefore it was natural to make a blanket featuring the repeating arrows.

Designed to crochet as one piece with simple color changes and then elevated with the raised stitches that really shows off the repeating arrow design. Check out more about the design by clicking HERE.

With spring right around the corner it was time to make a fun poncho for the upcoming warmer weather. Without a doubt, my pattern testers helped name this beautiful design, the Whispering Willows Poncho. You will love crocheting this poncho design, click HERE for more details.

Year in Review Whispering Willows Poncho

Forest Friends and little animals are trending themes in nurseries and toddler rooms. Not only did I designed a blanket, but also designed was a coordinating pillow and wall hanging. Likewise, this makes a darling gift set that anyone will love, check out all the details in the Forest Friends Set by clicking HERE.

Thank you to BluPrint for supplying this super soft self striping yarn featured in the new blanket design, Sweet Serendipity. Furthermore, the pattern introduced some fun new stitches that I hope you all enjoyed. Click HERE for more info on the crochet pattern.

Year in Review Sweet Serendipity Blanket

Summer {Year in Review May – August 2019}

Summer is my “slow down and hang out with the kids” time of the year. So, my pattern releases slowed down a bit but I still worked up a couple really cute designs that I hope you all enjoyed.

At this time school is letting out and/or starting up many of us show our appreciation for teachers. The Teachers Take Note set if a really fun set to make up. First off, the Pencil and notebook paper snap pouches are great for storing and secondly, the apple cozy tops off the set perfectly. Check out the design and the details by clicking HERE.

Year in Review Teacher Take Note Set

Golf Lessons are on the calendar this year for the kids, therefore I had to design some golf club covers. The set comes with 3 sizes of covers, while each cable differs in design the looks all coordinate together. Get more information on the pattern by clicking HERE.

Year in Review Golf Club Covers

Looking ahead to Fall, I released some of my oldest Halloween Hat patterns for FREE. So many cute hats it is hard to decide which one you want the most… so, why not grab them all!

Fall {Year in Review September 2019}

Fall brings lot’s of reflection time and was therefore the ideal time to release and host the Deep Waters Prayer Shawl CAL. The Crochet Along is over, but you can get the pattern by clicking HERE.

Year in Review Deep Water Prayer Shawl

As the weather begins to turn we may not be ready for full blown warm gear, but we need a little something to take the edge off. The Mountain Peaks Fingerless Mitts were released and are another fav design of the year, get more information about the design by clicking HERE.

I designed a fun everyday tote called the, Not Your Average Bag. Undoubtedly, this is designed like the unique Chinese Knot Bags and includes a unique bow design around the bottom and the particular handle loops create an ideal and easy closure. Get all the details on this new pattern by clicking HERE.

Year in Review Knot Your Average Bag

Learning to crochet from graphs

After receiving many requests, I hosted a session on how to crochet from a graph. If you missed it you can still join the Crochet & Conversations group and rewatch it. To grab the sample graph used in the tutorial and all the other info click HERE.

Crochet Cancer Challenge {Year in Review October 2019}

In preparation of the October Cancer Challenge the Emerald Stone Hat was released. There was especially a lot of meaning behind the design and color in this hat.

Designed in honor of my Uncle who lost his battle to Liver Cancer, the Emerald Stones hat was the first design in the challenge. Read more about the design by clicking HERE.

Emerald STone Hat

October was spent just like the last 5, full focus was on the Crochet Cancer Challenge. 2019 was by far the biggest we have had and I am so excited to say we pledged over 60,000 hats to be handmade and donated to cancer patients all over the world. You can find more info about the challenge by clicking HERE.

Crochet Cancer Challenge

And Yes, there will be another Crochet Cancer Challenge in 2020!

Back into Winter {Year in Review November 2019}

Without a doubt, a new look emerged from an old design as I reworked the Summer Daze Wrap pattern in Mandala yarn. Get more info on the Summer Daze Wrap pattern by clicking HERE.

summer daze wrap crochet pattern

Designed as a new pattern to coordinate with the Wildlife Cables Afghan series, the Fish On Blanket can be interchanged with the other designs. The fish design was a request from my husband, therefore there was a little extra love in this design, find more info about this design by clicking HERE.

Fish On Blanket Crochet Pattern

Sometimes you just fall in love with a design, that happened with the Winter Wishes Scarf. Both of the samples I made ended up as gifts for my sister in law and my mom for Christmas. Which one do you like best, solid or self striping yarn? Find more info about the pattern by clicking HERE.

Twist Headbands are everywhere you look! A quick tutorial was made showing how to make the twist in the headband as well as how to crochet the mini bean stitch. The mini bean is one of my favorite stitches and works up perfect in a twist headband.

Find a tutorial for the mini bean stitch by clicking HERE and the tutorial on how to make the twist headband by clicking HERE.

Mini Bean Twist Ear Warmer

Everyone needs a fun blanket for the colder months, check out the Don’t Moose with Me Blanket, because of the bigger size and the oversized tassels this has a little extra charm to it that I love. Check it out in more detail by clicking HERE.

Year in Review Don't Moose with Me Blanket Crochet Pattern

Hosting Crochet A Longs is one of my favorite things to do. Additionally, the Addictive Angles Ear Warmers was one of my all time favorites and I loved seeing everyones final pieces. You can still grab the pattern by clicking HERE.

Year in Review Addictive Angles Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

Gearing up for the Holidays {Year in Review December 2019}

Being in the full spirit of the season, I set the Elf Hat with a Curved Tip up as a FREE design! Grab this fun pattern for free anytime by clicking HERE.

Year in Review Elf Hat with Curved Tip Crochet Pattern

Working with a new yarn that hasn’t been released is always exciting! I loved designing the Snow Drifter Cowl and seeing it work up in the new Sprightly Self Striping Yarn.

The hard part is waiting for that yarn to be released! However, It was worth all the waiting. Get all the info about the cowl pattern by clicking HERE.

Year in Review Snow Drifter Cowl Pattern

A re-release of a favorite pattern was so much fun to work on, the Cross My Heart Hat & Fingerless Glove Set. A thick, textured stitch creates the unique look of the Cross My Heart designs. You can find more info by clicking HERE.

Year in Review Cross My Heart Hat & Gloves Set

I ended the year with a Free tutorial on how to make a traditional Hot Pad & Scrubby for the kitchen.

Combine a couple hot pads and a scrubby to make a great gift set, but top it off with a cute printable. If you start now, you can have a set for everyone you know next year. Find the post with more info & the printable by clicking HERE.

Year in Review 
Hot Pad Scrubby Crochet Tutorial with Printable

What an amazing 2019

Reflecting on all the fun I had in 2019 I eagerly await the beginning on 2020. Looking forward, we are going to have some fun with our crochet designs, Crochet Alongs, Charity Events and Learning. Make sure you follow along by subscribing the the Sweet Potato 3 Newsletter by clicking HERE.

Then come and join my Crochet & Conversations group on facebook for an interactive place to chat and learn about crochet. Come and join the fun by clicking HERE.

Crochet & Conversations