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Sarah Tee – a gorgeous summer top

Sarah Tee – a gorgeous summer top

I am just so excited about this design, the Sarah Tee! And I am super proud of it. I named this one the Sarah tee after my sister Sarah. It was designed and made specifically for her. Sarah is only a year younger than me 

Joy Wrap – Free Crochet Pattern

Joy Wrap – Free Crochet Pattern

Do you remember when we launched our Joy Wrap last summer as a guest design on Joy of Motion Crochet? Well, now we get to post about it here too! And include the free pattern of the Joy Wrap for you. Of course if you 

The Bee Afghan

The Bee Afghan

As soon as I designed the Bee Pillow I knew that I had to make a matching Bee Afghan. I also knew that I wanted it to be a corner to corner project. Isn’t it great?

My throw measures approximately 50″ wide and 62″ high.

 

Where can you get the PDF Pattern?

Sunflower Store

Etsy Store

Ravelry Store

LoveCrafts Store

 

New to corner to corner?

Don’t worry! We have a mini corner to corner series to teach you how! It consists of 3 videos and is broken down into perfect segments so you will feel confident and comfortable tackling a corner to corner project! By the end of the course you will have a gorgeous bunny pillow (free pattern) and a scarf completed.

You can find out more about our learn to corner to corner course here.

 

The bee afghan

The bee afghan is actually not as complicated as you might think. If you made our bunny pillow then this pattern is actually a great next step! There are a few more color changes throughout the bee afghan but not as many as you would think.

I just love this design. Bees do so much for us and I think we tend to forget that sometimes. I have planted quite a few bee friendly plants in my garden and try to help them out wherever I can… although I don’t think I would be up to the challenge of being a bee keeper!

I like the use of white as my background colour – for me it’s so fresh and clean and really makes the bee and the pretty tulips stands out. Tulips are my favourite flowers, along with yellow roses, so they also made it into my afghan.

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Yarn

I used Caron simply soft for my afghan for everything except the side of the bee’s wings. For that I used paintbox simply aran.

I like to use Caron simply soft in my corner to corner projects. I know Sara says that the yarn splits, but I have only ever had that issue once. I like the slight sheen that the yarn has for a c2c project and it is easy to use and looks great. I used the following colors:

    • White
    • Black
    • Super duper yellow
    • Strawberry
    • Vert (scrap amounts for the stalks)
    • Green
    • Gray (for this one I used Paintbox simply aran)

If you are thinking about using something else then I would suggest Paintbox Simply Aran yarn. Your project will have just as much definition but it will feel a little thicker and fluffier. It washes just as well as the Caron simply soft and looks great for years. (I made my father-in-law a c2c afghan of a silverback for his 70th birthday about 4 years ago and it still looks great now!)

Please remember with c2c patterns we do not give yardage amounts for each color because everybody’s gauge is different. Instead we give the number of blocks of each color. The counts you need are below.

 

Pattern notes:

  • Our patterns are always written in US terms
  • This pattern is reversible so if you carry any yarn remember to work over it as you go. It is not recommended to carry yarn for more than a few C2C blocks.
  • This is a traditional C2C graph and is worked diagonally from the bottom right hand corner. It ends at the top left-hand corner.
  • As noted above, to work out how much yarn you will need you will need to do a sample swatch and then measure how much yarn you used per C2C block multiplying that by the number of blocks of that color and adding some for the tails to be worked in at the end.
  • Color charts with stitch totals are listed under the picture graph . There is a larger graph that can be printed off provided at the end of this pattern.

 

 

Spring Exclusives Event – April 2021

Each day in April 2021 a different designer is releasing a brand new premium PDF Pattern. As part of this event for the first 24 hours of their release (8am GMT to 7:59am GMT the following day) each pattern will be 50% off with a code specific to that pattern. This is a great way to support designers and get some superb patterns at a great discount saving you money.

Did you know there is a bundle?

If you are reading this then it is already 27th April 2021. That means that 26 patterns have already been released and their discount codes are now invalid.

But don’t worry! There is also a bundle that is still available for you to buy. For less than $0.59 per pattern you will get ALL of the patterns featured in this event.

PLUS if you purchase the bundle using our link below I will also gift you a FREE copy of the matching bee pillow. (If you have already purchased the bee pillow contact me and we will see what we can do 🙂 )

Check out the bundle by clicking the button below:

 

Bundles aren’t your bag? That’s OK!! On 27th April 2021 only you can get this premium PDF Pattern at 50% off as part of the Spring Exclusives event! You will need the coupon code which you can get by clicking the button below:

Then just click the appropriate button below to grab your bee afghan pattern in the shop of your preference:

 

 

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Bee Pillow

 

Learn how to corner to corner and free bunny pillow pattern

 

Elegant Hairscarf

Elegant Hairscarf

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, 

A Handy Storage Basket – Free Pattern

A Handy Storage Basket – Free Pattern

I needed a handy storage basket so why not write it up as a free pattern? We had recently had a log burner put in and I needed something pretty to keep the logs in. I had also just gotten my first order of Hoooked 

Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy is here!

Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy is here!

Today we release our Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy (or CBC as we refer to them). It uses the same gorgeous and timeless stitch combo that is in all of our Kate designs. It is a great collection for girls of all ages from children to the more mature lady. So far we have a gorgeous warm wrap, a hat and scarf and now the CBC with a wristlet following soon!

If you have been following us for any length of time you will have probably realised that we get inspired by stitch combos and have quite a few collections that we keeping coming back to and adding to.

 

Naming our collections

We name our collections after the people we love. This particular collection was named after one of my sisters, Kate. We are also starting to add to our Hannah collection (another sister and Kate’s identical twin) and we have some Susan items (both my mum and my baby sister are called Susan). Sara has the Paige collection named after her daughter and the Robin collection named after her father. You get the idea!

We recently did a pattern tutorial on our YouTube Channel for the Kate Scarf!

These videos show you how to work the stitch combo you need for any of our Kate Collection patterns!

 

A practical gift

Our coffee beanie cozies make fantastic gifts. I team mine up with a Starbucks 20 oz cup and / or gift card when I am looking for something quick.

The Kate Coffee Beanie Cozy is more of a feminine design, but we do have more unisex designs too.

Feel free to check out

  • the herringbone cbc here,
  • the grit stitch cbc here and
  • the bean stitch cbc here.

They make great gifts for teachers, teens, adults, that last minute gift for a co-worker.

 

 

You can use them for your hot drinks during the autumn and winter and for your iced drinks in summer! My daughter uses hers on her shush drinks (they are basically ice with flavoured syrup) and she insists that there is always a couple in my handbag to use as required! Here she is using hers about a year ago – when we were allowed to go out places and have some fun!

works on hot or cold drinks!
Great for any age!

 

Pattern information:

  • Written in US terms
  • Pattern is worked from the bottom up, working the pattern by working the band first in rows, then joining the band’s ends to make a circle, thus working in the round for the rest of the pattern.

Sizing:

Fits 20 oz Starbucks’s take away cup, most travel mugs and Costa take away cups.

 

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Materials needed for the Kate CBC:

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Special stitches:

We link all of the videos you will need to help you create this one. Check out the videos above to see how they all work together in this stitch combo. You will need to use:

  •  front post double crochet,
  • back post double crochet
  • camel stitch or third loop only
  • crab st

 

Pattern Links:

You can get a copy of our Kate Coffee Beany Cozy Pattern in the following places:

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

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Strawberry Coffee Beanie Cozy
The Bee Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern

The Bee Pillow – Free Crochet Pattern

  Can I say ‘Introducing the Bee Pillow’? Who doesn’t love bees? They have such an important role in our lives but sometimes I think it is way too easy to forget just how much they do for us! This pattern is actually reminding me 

The Kate Scarf

The Kate Scarf

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 

The Kate Hat

The Kate Hat

What came first – the Kate hat or the matching scarf? Honestly, it was the hat… I think! I mentioned in the scarf post that these patterns were actually designed a year ago but releasing them was postponed. Another designer brought out a very similar design after we had completed testing etc. I was nervous about releasing this pattern because I didn’t want to be accused of copying. I have seen how these things can play out in social media and being a new designer that scared me. It turns out I shouldn’t have worried. Our designs are sufficiently different and the designer has been lovely about it.

Isn’t this stitch combo gorgeous!!

I love this stitch combo! It is quite a fun one to work up and works up quickly so I have really enjoyed coming up with different patterns for this. Of course we have several just waiting in the wings to release – a coffee beanie cozy, mug cozy, baby bonnet (from size preemie) and blanket, a gorgeous wrist bag which is perfect for bridesmaids! The list just goes on.

 

 

Do you love this stitch combo as much as me?

If you can chain, double crochet, front post double crochet and back post double crochet then you can make just about anything with this stitch combination! If you want to see how easy it is check out our YouTube video tutorial on how to make there scarf pattern. (We also have a left handed version on our channel.)

 

https://youtu.be/QM_Ibt3SMyA

 

Pattern Links:

This one is a paid pattern only. You can get the inexpensive pdf in all of our shops:

Ravelry here

Our Shop here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

 

 

Pattern specifics:

The Kate hat comes in three sizes:

Small – 18’’ circ, 7.5’’ tall

Medium – 19’’ circ, 9’’ tall

Large – 20’’ circ, 10’’ tall

 

You will need the following materials:

– #4 weight yarn (aran)

– large hat – around 180 yards

– medium – 155 yards approx.,

– small –  140 yards approx

– 4mm and a 5 mm hook

– Needle to sew in ends

– Tape measure

– Stitch marker (optional)

 

Links to video tutorials for all special stitches are included in the pattern.

 

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Kristine Cowl Pattern

Kristine Cowl Pattern

Introducing the Kristine Cowl pattern Yesterday I  released and give you the Kristine ear warmer patterns. Today’s cowl matches them perfectly and so far completes the ‘set’. Although I am thinking that I may need to come up with some fingerless gloves or mittens or