Tuesday, January 19, 2016

new crochet pattern - cobblestone road infinity scarf by tara schreyer.



http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cobblestone-road-infinity-scarf
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cobblestone-road-infinity-scarf

Skill Level: Easy

The textures of this scarf remind me of the old beautiful cobblestone roads meeting the paved roads of the modern world.

This well written pattern includes a chart and figure pictures to serve as visual aids to the written pattern. It is made up of the simple stitches of single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.

The pattern recommends using 705 yds/320 g of fingering weight yarn (2) but it would look beautiful in any yarn weight. I personally used Knit Picks Andean Treasure (100% Baby Alpaca) and a 5.00mm (H/8) crochet hook so it is lightweight and airy, yet warm.

Finished measurement (once blocked out): Approx 12" wide x 64" long (before joining ends)

Buy Now
(Purchase this pattern from Ravelry and receive 20% off your purchase by using coupon code "PUPPYLOVE20" at the checkout. Offer valid until Thrusday, January 14th, 2016)  - See more at: http://knotsewcute.blogspot.ca/2015/12/new-crochet-pattern-puppy-love-by-kim.html#sthash.f0nQywdt.dpuf
 
(Purchase this pattern from Ravelry and receive 20% off your purchase by using coupon code "PUPPYLOVE20" at the checkout. Offer valid until Thrusday, January 14th, 2016)  - See more at: http://knotsewcute.blogspot.ca/2015/12/new-crochet-pattern-puppy-love-by-kim.html#sthash.f0nQywdt.dpuf
(Purchase this pattern using the "Buy Now" link above and receive 20% off using the coupon code COBBLESTONEROAD20 at the checkout. Offer valid until January 31, 2016)

tara.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

sneak peek.

This cowl has been in my brain for over a year and I'm happy to say it has finally come about.


I love how it turned out! Simple stitches blocked out and 100% baby alpaca gives it a truly luxurious look and feel. Looking forward to sharing it with you in the very near future!

tara.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

how to crochet the loop stitch.

The "loop stitch", thus named because of the long loops that it creates, is a fun way to add texture and visual interest to your crochet project.


To crochet the loop stitch, insert the hook in next st as shown below. 


Wrap the yarn, front to back, over first and second finger as shown below. The yarn on your fingers become the loop. Yarn over and draw though a loop. 


Carefully remove fingers from the loop. Yarn over and draw through both loops on the hook.


Check out how we incorporated the loop stitch in one of our amigurumi crochet designs...

Puppy Love by Kim Miller

If you are interested in purchasing the "Puppy Love" crochet pattern shown you can find it here on Ravelry.com.



kim.




Thursday, December 31, 2015

new crochet pattern - puppy love by kim miller.


Puppy Love by Kim Miller

Skill Level: Intermediate

Adopt your very own puppy...crochet stitch by crochet stitch!

Who could resist this lovable puppy? The legs and head are felted, whereas the body is left unfelted. This combination of texture adds to his character making him extra adorable.

This crochet pattern calls for ¾ of a ball of Patons® Classic Wool for felting [100 g (3.5 oz)/190 meters (210 yds) per ball, which is a worsted weight (4)]. You will also need a 3.50 mm (E) crochet hook, washable fiberfill, popcorn kernels (or filling of choice), a 38 gauge all purpose felting needle, scraps of black wool, and a yarn needle.

The pattern calls for the following stitches: sl st, sc, hdc, double crochet sc2tog, and loop stitch.

The finished puppy measures approximately 12.7 cm (5”) tall excluding the legs. Please note that size is approximate and will be affected by the gauge and the brand of wool. 




(Purchase this pattern from Ravelry and receive 20% off your purchase by using coupon code "PUPPYLOVE20" at the checkout. Offer valid until Thrusday, January 14th, 2016) 




kim.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

new crochet pattern - woolly lamb by kim miller.



Skill Level: Intermediate

You can create your very own adorable, woolly lamb!

This crocheted lamb is packed with personality! The legs and head are felted, whereas the body and cap are left unfelted. This combination of texture is what adds to his character making him truly unique.

This crochet pattern calls for Patons® Classic Wool for felting [100 g (3.5 oz)/190 meters (210 yds) per ball, which is a worsted weight (4)] in the following colours: 1/3 of a ball of Dark Grey Mix, 1/2 of a ball Natural Mix and scraps of black. You will also need a 3.50 mm (E) crochet hook, washable fiberfill, popcorn kernels (or filling of choice), a 38 gauge all purpose felting needle, a yarn needle, a 14 mm (.55”) bell (optional) and a bit of string to attach the bell.

The pattern calls for the following stitches: sl st, sc, sc2tog, and bobble.

The finished lamb measures approximately 12.7 cm (5”) tall excluding the legs. Please note that size is approximate and will be affected by the gauge and the brand of wool. 




(Purchase this pattern using the "Buy Now" link above and receive 20% off your purchase by using coupon code "WOOLLYLAMB20" at the checkout. Offer valid until Tuesday, December 29th, 2015) 




kim.


Thursday, December 10, 2015

sneak peek.

It seems like I've been working on the crochet pattern for this little guy forever...


Now, all that's left is to assemble the woolly lamb shown below. 



Well...of course I will also have to take pictures of each step as I assemble him, which will then be followed by picture editing. Next, I will insert the figure pictures in the pattern, do a final tech edit, and then the pattern will be ready for publication. Soooo....there is still lots of work to be done, but don't despair! I'm getting very close, and I hope that you will be as excited as me when this crochet pattern finally goes live!




kim.