Today I thought I would show those of you who have not worked this stitch before how to do the shell trellis stitch with this tutorial. Keep an eye out because I have plans for a couple of designs using this stitch. I will try …
Something came over me one day and I just had to design an elegant headscarf. I know! It’s not my usual kind of design. When I think of head scarves I think of the 1950’s and old movies with (not so fast) open top cars, …
The Kate scarf is our newest member of the Kate Collection! The Kate collection is actually named after one of my sisters.
There are a few more items coming in this collection – we have a beanie, a baby bonnet and baby blanket, a mug cozy, a coffee beanie cozy and a gorgeous purse perfect for wedding season all waiting in the wings to be released! I just keep coming back to this stitch pattern and thinking it would be great for so many things!
The Kate Scarf has been waiting a while!
This pattern has waited almost a year to be released. I wrote it, had it tested and ready to go with the matching beanie and then a designers nightmare happened. A similar pattern to the beanie we have waiting was released by another designer. There are differences between the patterns that make them sufficiently different, but it knocked my confidence a little and we decided to wait until the winter to release this one and allow sufficient time that it didn’t seem like a copy.
Don’t worry …
I have talked through it with the other designer and all is good! She knows that we didn’t copy her design and told me to get it out there! So we are releasing the scarf first. The beanie will follow in a day or so!
This pattern is a quick make, and the scarf is so cozy!
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Crochet 4th of July Garland or Bunting Pattern Tutorial I want to share with you a crochet pattern that we released last year at this time that had rave reviews from our testers. The 4th of July Bunting. When I created this pattern, I had …
Learn to crochet the Woven Stitch with our Bookmark pattern! This week we are learning the Woven Stitch a little differently than normal—we’re using our Bookmark pattern! You’ll learn how to crochet this stitch along with a free pattern. I like this stitch because it …
I was thinking about what would make a good back-to-school themed pattern when this idea just popped into my head. I quickly checked Pinterest to make sure no one had done a crayon shaped and colored pencil case. Not finding anything, I then set out to start crocheting it. As I went along (it was just crocheting itself, basically), I wrote down very basic notes, such as “Row 3–sc –>”, and so on. Poor Helen…. She had to decipher my notes rather than using an actual pattern!
I really loved how the use of different shades of the same color made this work out so well, with the perfect placement of black lines to make it look just like a crayon!
About the Pattern:
I knew that anything crocheted might have some holes in it so I designed this to be lined and have a zipper installed as well. You can use craft felt or any fabric you have on hand. I also recommend hand sewing rather than trying to push all that through your sewing machine however, I have put my little Brother sewing machine through the test and I did break one needle but the machine still works!
I personally loved how it came out and would use this for more than a pencil case. Hook case, make up bag, just about anything!
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About 200 yards total of worsted/aran acrylic or cotton yarn (something machine washable) in 3 colors—black for the stripes, and any 2 shades of the same color. Ex: light and medium shades of pink, purple, blue, etc.
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Learn how to crochet the Spider Stitch with this tutorial! Welcome back to another crochet tutorial with Stitch of the Week; this week it’s the Spider Stitch. Just in time for Halloween, too! Though I have to admit, I dislike spiders and that’s putting it …
Our Pattern of the week, featuring the Wattle Stitch–free crochet pattern–Wattle Stitch Handbag Along with our Stitch of the Week, we’re including a Pattern of the Week that goes with the corresponding stitch of the week. This week, it’s the Wattle Stitch and this is …
The wattle stitch is another paired stitch, combining a single crochet and double crochet which are linked by a chain 1 between them. Being paired means they are worked into the same stitch.
The foundation row is always the hardest row as you’re working into a little chain, but afterwards, it is quite quick to work up. Just be sure to check and make sure you have the correct number of groups of stitches at the end of each row and that you do not miss working into the turning chain.
I also feel that this is a great stitch for cotton project such as kitchen and bath as well as purses and bags. Be sure to check for the Stitch of the Week pattern using the Wattle Stitch, which launches right after this post the following day.
The multiple for this stitch is 3sts + 2, plus 1 for the foundation chain. Basically, 3 sts plus 3 for the turning chain.
Wattle Stitch Tutorial:
Let’s get down to it:
Step 1: (row 1) Skip 2ch (counts as 1sc).
Step 2: (row 1 cont.) *[1sc, ch1, 1dc] in next ch, skip 2ch; rep from * to last ch, turn.
Step 3: (row 2) Ch1 (counts as a sc), skip first sc and next dc, *[sc, ch1, dc] into the next ch sp, skip next sc and next dc; rep from * to last ch sp, [sc, ch1, dc] in turning chain, turn.
Another way to explain it is to put [sc, ch1, dc] into each ch1 space across the row, being sure to put that same combo into the turning chain.
Step 4: Repeat step 3, which is the repeat for each row onward.
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Stitch of the Week #7: Up and Down (Houndstooth) Stitch Tutorial Welcome back to Stitch of the Week! This week’s stitch is the Up and Down stitch. This stitch is more often referred to as the “Houndstooth” stitch. It really does end up looking like …