I have made my hubby a lot of gifts out of yarn over the years, but I have never managed to actually write a pattern for any of them. So he gets the benefit of OOAK (one of a kind) gifts, but I lost the benefit of actually having something to share with you. Luckily, my friends have not been so stingy with their pattern writing and have graciously shared their designs with us!
“I'm super excited for my first 2020 pattern release! I impromptu made this little guy about 2 weeks ago, after simply saying "I'm going to make a penguin" and running with it. I designed this ami with the sewing in mind. I know one of the struggles of ami can be getting the placement of all the different pieces just right, and even with detailed written instructions, it doesn't always come out right. From the exposed loops on the bottom of the body for the feet, that align perfectly with the little white belly, to the flippers matching up just at the edge of the belly, to the start of sewing the body right where the penguin's "mask" begins, visual guides for sewing on the ami itself, and not just the pattern, were a big part of the design. There are a lot of color changes, adding some complexity, but it gives such a clean look to the penguin that I'm super proud of! I hope you enjoy creating this ami as much as I did!”
Corner to Corner (C2C) is created on the diagonal. You will begin with the bottom right corner of your project, and end at the top left corner. C2C is a very popular stitch to use for blankets, graphghans, scarves, handbags, etc and has a great texture when complete. Once you master the basics, the possibilities are endless! There are only 3 stitches used, and a few techniques for color changes can be used, which I will outline below:
That being said, I have even more awesome spring crochet patterns to share with you this week! We're all mostly stuck at home still, and yarn is our best friend, right? So without further fluff, here is Part Four of the Ultimate List of Spring Crochet Patterns:
You have all been loving parts one and two of my big spring pattern roundup, and Part 3 is here today! I hinted that I might have a surprise in this one, and I do! My new design is back from testing and tech-editing, and it is ready for you. It is a paid pattern, but I am giving a FREE copy to the first 50 readers!
Despite the fact that we are all stuck at home and it feels like the world has come to a dead stop, the trees are blooming, the ground is turning green, and spring IS here. Mother Nature is completely unaffected by the pandemic, and the calendar says Easter is on the way. This week, I have added in some great Easter patterns to the Ultimate List of Spring Crochet patterns, perfect for making as gifts or home decor.
To celebrate the arrival of spring and to make sure you can find a great pattern you'll love, no matter the weather, I have compiled the Ultimate List of Spring Crochet Patterns- a list so big that I decided to break it up over a few weeks. Part one starts below. Parts 2 and 3 will be coming in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned!