I wanted to have an easy project for someone who is new to graphs that would be good for warmer weather. So I came up with this arm corset! I love how it looks and the simplicity of it. It is a great pattern for someone who is new to graphing. I have included TWO graphs in this post. One is the leopard heart from the drink sleeve post rotated for the cuff and the other is a butterfly that is a new release perfect for beginning to graph. This can also be worked without a graph and looks great plain in both the single crochet and the Tunisian.
This pattern happened because I had a customer who sent me a picture and I couldn’t find any patterns that were exactly what I wanted.
So I picked up my hook and went to creating.
It’s finally here! The kickoff of the MEGA Designiversary Giveaway! I am so excited about this. So many great things from so many talented designers and crafters.
Without further ado, here is what we have:
It’s hard for me to believe that I have been writing and releasing my patterns to the public now for almost a year! I have come a long way this past year. My total number of patterns released so far is 103 with more on the way. I have been so blessed to be surrounded by great creative people and some amazing mentors!
I still occasionally do custom orders but my LOVE is designing. I am happiest with a hook and yarn in hand and an original design on the hook.
With Easter quickly approaching, I decided that I wanted to do a roundup of bunny patterns. They are all so cute and hopefully there is something for everyone! Keep your eyes peeled if you like bunnies because I will probably follow it up with paid patterns a little later!
It’s my privilege to once again introduce y’all to one of my testers: Jess of DiPaul’s Designs! I “met” Jess on my business page when she applied to be a tester for me. A mutual love of The Doctor drew us together and quickly made us friends! I feel like I know her even though we have never met “in real life”.
Swirling Leaves is one of my favorite stitches to use. I found it originally on a stitch site then adapted it to work how I wanted it to but left the basic bones of the stitch alone. I now have several patterns available in this line and some of them are free as contributions to Cre8tion Crochet.
I love this picture from one of my pattern testers. She did the Swirling Leaves Vest, Boot Cuffs and Fingerless Gloves for me. She used Lion Brand Heartland Glacier Bay Tweed and I LOVE how they came out.
I’m very please to provide y’all with a little peek at what it is like to be a clay hook maker. Kelli was kind enough to do an interview with me. I asked her some questions of my own and asked some that came from my Facebook page. One thing I do know, I didn’t ask her exactly how she makes her hooks. They are her art, and I wouldn’t ask an artist about their process even one who is a friend like Kelli is to me.
I often say (and truly mean it) that I would not be able to do what I do without my testers. So as a small thank you to them, I feature them here!
This time is the wonderful Pamela of Pammy’s Bare Beanie. She is an amazing lady and does so much for the crafting community. She shares posts, cheers designers and other crafters on and is one of the sweetest people I have met on this crochet journey of mine!
I asked her a few questions and here are her answers!