Thursday, July 31, 2014

new crochet pattern - basket of owls baby blanket by kim miller.
Basket of Owls Baby Blanket by Kim Miller

Skill Level: Intermediate

This gorgeous, cabled baby blanket is full of texture, and will make a timeless gift that is sure be enjoyed and treasured for years.

This crochet baby blanket, featuring a border of 16 cabled owls, is worked from the center out. The owls buttons eyes are attached as you go, making it safer for baby. Also, the textured stitches hide the join at the end of each round, so other than the last few rounds of the owl panel (as shown in the last picture) the border is barely noticeable.

This crochet pattern includes lots of colour pictures to help you to successfully complete your project, but please note that the pattern is written in a condensed manner, so good pattern reading skills is recommended. The pattern calls for 4½ skeins of Berroco Vintage worsted weight yarn [100 g (3.5 oz)/200 meters (217 yards) per skein], and 32 – 16 mm (5/8”) buttons. The pattern uses the following stitches and techniques: adjustable ring, ch, sc, hdc, dc, fpdc, bpdc, fptr and picot and cluster. Instructions for the latter 5 stitches are included.

Finished Size: Unblocked = 68.6 cm (27”) by 68.6 cm (27”). Blocked = 71 cm (28”) by 71 cm (28”). Please note that the size is approximate and will be affected by the gauge and the brand of yarn.
(Purchase this pattern and receive 20% off by entering the coupon code "basketofowls20" at the checkout!
Offer valid until ThursdayJuly August 14th, 2014)




Monday, July 28, 2014

sneak peek.

The crochet pattern for this baby blanket was inspired by a very dear and sweet customer. It just so happens that as I was pondering a design for a square baby blanket, one of our customers contacted us, and suggested designing a pattern for a square baby blanket with a cabled owl border. I was immediately inspired and spent the rest of the day looking at stitch dictionaries and researching yarn.
Working from the center out presented all sorts of design challenges! After much frustration and tearing out, I'm so pleased with the finished results and happy to share with you a sneak peek.....
Just a few details to work out and the pattern for the "Basket of Owls Baby Blanket" will be ready for publication.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

winter sale in july.

Come visit and receive 50% off all crochet patterns!
Our regular offer of buy 5 patterns in one transaction and receive 1 free still applies. Simply convo us, or leave us a note upon purchase as to your free pattern choice, and we will automatically send you your free pattern.
kim and tara.