I designed the Diamondback Scarf as part of the 2024 Gift to Myself CAL, hosted by Underground Crafter. We spend so much time crocheting items for loved ones and for donation, at times it seems we have hooked and hooked with nothing to show for it, so I just love the spirit of this event- it is okay to put our talents to use on a "selfish" project! You can proudly wear this scarf, knowing you will get lots of compliments and every time someone asks, "where did you get that?" You can say, "oh, I made it!"
I know personally, I would make far more money from pattern sales than I do advertising revenue. I imagine this is the case for my designer friends as well. Just some food for thought, the next time an ad annoys you- the owner of that site relies on those pennies they get from each ad.
To start off 2024, my friends and I are hosting a $2.00 pattern sale from now through January 21. The discount code is valid for all patterns from January 8-21, which means you do not have to follow a traditional blog hop this month or wait to get the patterns. Grab the ones you want, when you want!
We want to make sure your gift list is covered, so for the first half of December, we will be sharing Quick Gift crochet patterns. Then at the second half, we will feature Cozy Makes, or patterns for you to work on after the craziness of this month has died down. Each designer will be offering their pattern either for free or for a discount, plus some of them have additional offerings for you on their featured day!
I had a few balls of Lion Brand Mandala in the Spirit colorway, and I am SO thrilled to share my favorite design to date with you today. The Garden of Blooms Shawl pattern incorporates a few techniques that might be new to you, but they are fun and easy to master! I knew I wanted to make them into a cozy oversized shawl. I also knew that I wanted to do something completely different, stitch wise, than I had ever done before
The Trading Grannies Square works up really quickly and was quite fun to design. Each round is half the traditional granny stitch and half solid double crochets. And then from time to time, you'll "trade" which set of stitches comes first!
I am so excited to share my latest pattern with you- the Florentine Triangle Shawl. I made my design sample with Lion Brand Mandala Ombre yarn, and I just love how it turned out! The stitch combinations used to achieve the flowers in this design might be a little bit tricky to figure out at first, so I created a tutorial video to show you the first few rows so you can get the hang of it. Once you do, the pattern works up pretty quickly and the end result is just so stunning!