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The perfect Christmas Bundle is here!

The perfect Christmas Bundle is here!

I have teamed up with Susanna from Fosbas Designs and Fiona from CosyRosieUK to put together a great Christmas bundle for you. The Joyful Christmas Bundle is officially here!   Almost all of these patterns are not available anywhere except within this bundle, and will 

Trinity Sweater – the Perfect Transitional Piece!

Trinity Sweater – the Perfect Transitional Piece!

Today I am introducing you to the Trinity Sweater. To be honest I wasn’t sure whether to call it a sweater or a tee …. it’s somewhere in-between! Those shorter sleeves make the trinity sweater the perfect transitional piece and is a must for any 

Robin Sleeved Wrap – A Must Have!

Robin Sleeved Wrap – A Must Have!

The Robin Sleeved Wrap is the latest in our Robin Collection. You may have guessed by now that I love the stitch combo we came up with for this collection! You get the look of cables without actually having to crochet cables.

And it is so versatile! You could literally team this sleeved wrap with just about anything and wear it all year long. My sister, Sarah, modelled this one for me. She turned up one evening with a suitcase full of outfit changes, her makeup and hair straighteners! She is a star.

Sarah is going to use hers on holiday. She thinks it will be perfect for walking along the beach late afternoon / evening and then going out for a meal.

The PDF pattern links

This pattern is available to purchase in all of our usual places:

How we designed the stitch combo

The stitch combo we use in the Robin Collection was used in its first form by me in the Samantha’s Hope unisex Beanie for the Crochet Cancer Challenge in October 2019. I also designed a coffee beanie cozy using these stitches. Sara then took the two and came up with the Robin combo and I tweaked it a tiny bit to iron out the last crease.

It’s quite amazing what two people can do when they put their heads together!

 

 

Why design the Robin Sleeved Wrap?

I had been looking at knitted and mass produced versions of these on the sponsored ads on Facebook and really liked them. But they were expensive and also I really wanted a crocheted version.

One day soon after one of our Facebook Community moderators, Linda, sent me some links. She asked if I could design one of them with some beautiful texture. She suggested maybe the robin stitch combination. Well, that was most definately challenge accepted!

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Would you believe that literally a couple of days later Hannah from Hanjan Crochet posted her sweater wrap on IG?? I held my breath and sent Hannah a message explaining that I was designing one of these myself and assuring her that I was not stealing her creative ideas! Hannah is really lovely and was absolutely fine with me continuing my design as they were going to be different anyway.

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It worked out really well …. eventually!

The biggest challenge for this pattern was getting the sizes right! The crossover and the arm design made this one really tricky. Hannah shared with me how she worked out the sizes for hers (that was really funny!) I was also talking to my good friend Kristine Mullen from Ambassador Crochet one day in a FB room and she offered to help me work it out. Kristine is also a tech editor so I immediately jumped on that offer! It really wasn’t as easy as it sounds…

 

 

My first attempt at a size large turned into an adult XS which fit my daughter. But that was really good for me because I had something more concrete to base my version of maths on.

Jorja wearing a pink Robin Sleeved Wrap

 

Size Inclusive

I could now write the pattern for the 9 sizes I wanted to include – XS – 5XL! And I could make one big enough for my sister to model.

With this pattern if you are between sizes I would recommend making the smaller size. So if you are usually a medium or a large depending on make I would do the medium.

 

Materials and tips for making the Robin Sleeved Wrap

You will need:

  • #3 weight yarn of your choosing. I used Stylecraft Special DK in powder pink for the one my daughter is wearing (3.5 skeins) and blush for the one my sister modelled in size medium (4 skeins)
  • 4.5mm hook
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

 

I would highly recommend using stitch markers to mark the first and last stitch of the sleeves. This will make working the pattern much easier as you will not have to count for every section in every row. The repeat is easy to remember once you have worked a couple of them.

 

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The Autumn Exclusives Event 2021

This pattern features in the Autumn Exclusives event on 19th October. For one day only you can get this pattern for 50% off the usual price with the code!

This event features 40 fabulous brand new patterns that were released specifically during this event. If you have missed any of the patterns that you wanted you can purchase the bundle which includes them all! You don’t need to choose. And you get them all for one AMAZING price of  $18.99

But be quick! The price of the bundle will increase to $34.95 when this event ends on Wednesday 20th October 2021!

 

Just want our Robin Sleeved Wrap pattern and not the bundle??

You can find the coupon code you need by clicking the button below.

 

Then come back and purchase the pattern at this fabulous discount by using the buttons below:

 

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Stitching with Granny Bundle

Stitching with Granny Bundle

Did you know that August 15th 2021 is Granny Square Appreciation Day? To celebrate we have contributed to this fantastic Stitching with Granny Bundle of patterns. All use the granny stitch in some form or other! Fiona from Cosy Rosie UK – or as I 

The Elegant Cocoon Cardigan – Free pattern

The Elegant Cocoon Cardigan – Free pattern

I love the Elegant Cocoon Cardigan because it is such a simple pattern that looks fabulous once completed. I guarantee even a beginner crocheter will be able to master the drunken granny stitch in no time once the first couple of rows are done.  If 

Week 3 – Stash Busting Challenge

Week 3 – Stash Busting Challenge

This is the final week of the Stash Busting Challenge for 2021! There have been some fabulous patterns offered to you through this challenge this year. Not to worry, there is still some fabulous patterns to be had below. Make sure you grab them with the code before 11:59pm EST on 29th June 2021.

How it works:

  • Participating designers will be offering you a free pdf version of one of their patterns for one week. They will be available from midnight EST on Wednesday until 11:59pm EST on the following Tuesday.
  • Make a note of the coupon code below – it is the same for all of the patterns that are available this week.
  • Click on the photo of the pattern you would like from our round up post below. This will take you to the designers blog post about the pattern or directly to their shop.
  • Use the code to get the free pdf download.
  • Don’t forget to show the patterns some love on Ravelry as thanks for the freebie!
  • Come back to this round up post and click on the next pattern you would like and repeat!

The code you will need for this week’s patterns is SBCHALLENGE

 

 

Shall we dive in?

Patterns available 23rd – 29th June 2021:

1. Classic Striped Potholder by Joy of Motion

This pot holder perfectly matches the dish towel from earlier int he stash busting challenge. If you got the dishtowel then this is a must have pattern also!

2. Paige Mod Scarf by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Our Paige Mod Scarf works up quickly, is suitable for confident beginners and uses one skein of Caron Cakes. Add tassels or pompoms to the ends for some extra pizzazz.

3. Candy Cane Blanket Square by Knitting with Chopsticks

There is something about a pattern with stripes … This one has given me an idea! Anyway, so many things you can do with a blanket square. What will you use this one for?

 

4. The Penelope Placemat by Made by Gootie

This pattern is a fairly recent one by Agat. Fun fact…. I helped her name this one because the colours reminded me of Penelope Pitstop and the design reminded me of a racetrack lol. I had my nephew at the time and could just imagine him playing with a toy car at the table waiting for his meal. It is an elegant pretty placemat though!

5. Jellyfish and Octopus Appliqués by Raffamusa Designs

Raffaella has created some super cute appliqués! You should check out the others she has available on her blog too. These are super cute. I would add pins to min to make badges for the kids, or sew them onto beach towels and bags. What would you do with yours?

 

 

6. Gracie Gift Bag by Crafting Each Day

I have loved this design since Suzanne released it! I love the idea of making your own gift bags.

7. Wedge Project Bag by Blue Star Crochet

So many of us crochet in places other than our homes. This project bag would be a useful addition for taking quick projects with you.

8. WIP Bag pattern by Fosbas Designs

This WIP bag is a little larger than the one above, so you can use it for bigger projects or to hold your WIPs if you go away for a few days. This one is so easy to personalise with your colour choices.

9. The lemon peel dishcloth by Loops and Love Crochet

The lemon peel stitch gives such a pretty texture. If you haven’t tried it yet, maybe now is the time!

10. Eyeball Coasters by Hooked on Patterns

We have featured this pattern over on our Stash Busting Sunday feature in our FB Community group. This would be perfect for my teenage nephew’s room as well as halloween parties!

11. Any Way Skinny Wrap by Through the Loop Yarn Craft

This pattern is a great stash buster and has so many uses – hair scarf, scarf, belt … It will work up in no time and looks great!

12. Monstera Clutch by Eclaire Makery

This clutch is larger than it looks. Such a pretty design from the queen of colour work!

 

 

13. Crochet Thick Potholder by My Crochet Space

Potholders are something that you can make and keep to one side to use later. They will always be needed around the kitchen. I keep a few in case I need to replace any of mine, or need a quick gift.

14. Happy Scrappy Sweater by Carroway Crochet

Pam is one of those designers where when I see a pattern I know whether it is hers! She pours her happy bubbly character into every one! This is a great project, especially if you are new to garment making! And it’s suitable for him or her!

15. Seaside Mug Rug by Desert Blossom Crafts

How sweet are these mug rugs? I am loving the shell detail down the middle.

16. Pankh Dishcloth by Knitter Knotter

Last but not least, another great but practical pattern for you. Like potholders, it is always wise to have a few dishcloths ready to replace older ones when they start to wear or have a stash for quick gift ideas!

 

17. USA Mug Rug by Remington Lane

Just in time for the 4th July celebrations. This one would also make a great gift idea.

 

 

That is the final round up of the Stash Busting Challenge! That is 19 great patterns from 19 fantastic designers! I hope you have enjoyed this event as much as I have.

 

Don’t forget:

Join our Facebook Community Group and share all the makes from this event with us! It’s a lovely supportive group. Just remember to answer the three quick joining questions.

 

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Round up of Patterns for Him!

Round up of Patterns for Him!

Did you know that April 17th is Husband Appreciation Day? So let’s celebrate the men in our lives with a roundup of patterns especially designed for him! Husbands, we love them dearly don’t we? And when we have sons we hope (most of the time) 

The Highland Neamh Cocoon Cardigan – Free pattern

The Highland Neamh Cocoon Cardigan – Free pattern

We are super excited to be officially releasing the Highland Neamh Cocoon Cardigan. I had been wanting to create a cocoon cardigan design for a few months before finally getting to sit and design this one! What’s not to love about a good cocoon cardigan? 

Fall in Love With Autumn Pattern Bundle

Fall in Love With Autumn Pattern Bundle

Let me introduce you to the Fall in Love with Autumn pattern bundle!

I love autumn. It’s my favourite time of year, and not just because of my birthday! I love the quiet brisk walks with my dogs. The colors, the smells, the feeling of all of that fresh air in your lungs. Its rejuvenating. And as a creative person it is also so inspiring.

The Fall in Love with Autumn event is hosted by Itchin’ for some Stitchin’. It runs from 1st August – 1st September 2020. Each day will feature a fantastic free pdf pattern with the code. There are some awesome designers participating in this event. If you sign up to our newsletter (link at the bottom of the page if you missed the pop up box) you will get a notification daily sent to your inbox with this and the Preemie Crochet Challenge pattern of the day included.

Note: There are affiliate links in this post. It will not cost you any extra to purchase this bundle, but it does mean that a little of what you pay comes back to Sunflower Cottage Crochet so that we can continue to bring you lots of events, patterns and CALs!

What’s included in this bundle?

Well, if you can wait all month and collect all 32 patterns for free that’s great! But if, like me, when you see the patterns included you want to dive straight into some of them then is bundle is awesome value. It works out at $0.35 PER PATTERN.

Let that sink in for a moment!!

You save 90% on the price of purchasing the individual patterns until 11:59pm PST on 7th September 2020

 

What patterns are included in the event?

Check out the patterns included. I have also shown you the cost of the pdf if you bought it individually.

 

Claire Scarf by The Blue Elephants. $5.00
Easy Beginners Scarf by King and Eye. $4.43

 

Picante Wrap by Hanjan Crochet. $3.04

 

Arewa Ponytail Headwarmer by Fosbas Designs. $2.53

 

Simple Tunisian Ear warmer by One Little Hook. $3.00
Autumn Aura Scarf by Bear Rye. ….$5.00

 

Cinnamon Spiced Ribbed Sweater by Itchin for some Stitchin $5.99
The freedom Beanie by Carroway Crochet. $3.00

 

Moss Stitch triangle Shawl by The Loophole Fox. $4.49

 

Asymmetrical Scarf by Sunflower Cottage Crochet. $3.00

 

X-Capade Mobius Wrap by Creations by Courtney. $5.00

 

Einkorn Cup Cozy by Claire de Lune Fiber Art. $2.50

 

Ripple in Time Shawl by No Hooks Given. $3.99

 

Ella Grace Scarf by Crochetastic Boutique. $3.00

 

 

 

Diamond in the Rough Knit Cowl by Needle Klankers. $3.99

 

 

 

But that’s not all … there are 5 bonus patterns in the bundle!!

3 of these patterns you cannot buy outside of this bundle at the moment!!

The Cozy Campfire Cardigan by Itching for some Stitchin’. $6.99

 

A Blanket for Ry by Itching for some Stitchin’. Exclusive $4.99

 

Richard Wrist Warmers by Sunflower Cottage Crochet. Exclusive $2.00

 

Cozy Fireside Wrap by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’. Exclusive $4.99

 

Simple and Sweet Chunky Bowtie Headwarmer by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’. $3.99

 

That is an extra 5 patterns for free bringing the total number of patterns to 37! And at more than 90% off the price of these patterns individually it is such a bargain!

 

You only have until 11:59pm PST on 7th September to get this bundle!

I’ve got mine! I mean, at $0.35 per pattern for me it was a no-brainer 😛