I don't know about how things are going for you, but for me, this crazy year is really flying by! It's already the middle of April, and it is getting HOT in my house this week. Not quite ready to start turning on the a/c, because apparently it is going to snow this weekend. Springtime, amirite? 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! Scroll down to find my pattern and the special discount code so you can grab your copy today.
And now, Part Three of my big huge spring pattern roundup:
1. Frost Petals Lace Poncho from Kirsten Holloway Designs (free)
This gorgeous pattern is graded in 4 sizes, so whether you are a small or a 5x, this will look fabulous on you!
2. Tela Triangle Shawl from Stitching Together (free)
I love the look of this shawl, which was designed using Lion Brand's Coboo Yarn. I haven't had a chance to work with it yet personally, but I have given it a good fondle every time I'm at the store. I may have finally found an excuse to buy some!
I used Lion Brand Mandala Sparkle, and suprisingly little of it. In fact, you need less than one ball to work up this gorgeous cowl. Like I mentioned above, I am giving away 50 FREE copies of the pattern. Just enter the code "roundup" at checkout!
4. Summer Love Vest from Kristin Omdahl (free)
This lightweight vest adds a stunning addition to your sundress or spruces up your plain jeans and tank top. This pattern uses fingering weight yarn, so you know it won't be hot, and looks oh so delicate!
This free pattern includes sizing from small to 3xl, and even has chart diagrams! Marly Bird has thought of everything on this one, and it looks oh so cozy!
This gorgeous pattern uses a fine weight yarn, such as Premier Cotton Fair, and is the perfect way to keep out that spring chill. I love the drape of this one. If I weren't so afraid to use a yarn less than 3 weight, I would definitely want to make this one!
Oooh, but this one is super cute too! Perfect for carrying more stuff than just your phone, wallet and keys. I love the texture on this one!
The hooker in me looks at this bag, and immediately thinks "you could put your yarn in there!" I love the design and how the strap folds over the other to make your bag secure. I just may need to make me one of these!
I love the texture of this cowl, as well as the color choice. This one was made with Red Heart Super Saver Ombre, which is one of my favorite yarns. This pattern utilizes the bobble stitch and the herringbone half double crochet- 2 stitches that really make for some cozy texture and visual interest!
This fabulous design from my crochetmous friend Amber can be made to fit almost every girl. Seriously. The smallest size is 12 months, and the largest is for a tall woman! One day, many years down the road, I am going to surprise/annoy my daughter when I present her with matching skirts for my granddaughter and her to wear to a 3-generation photo shoot. And I'll be wearing a Topaz skirt too! (The irritated look on her face is gonna be golden. I'll probably ask the photographer to snap off a few just of her annoyed face!)
Oh, my. There is something about fringe that just makes things look so much more expensive and luxurious. This would be the perfect little bag for date night!
I really just think the name of this cute sweater screams "spring", but I also love the design on this one. Michelle has graded this pattern for sizes xs-xxl, and it just looks so comfy!
I just love the waves on this one. You've simply gotta click the link and at least go ogle the other photos of this pattern. The design, the colors... it is just so beautiful!
My friend Kristine says this is her favorite shawl design, and I can totally see why! It looks so cozy, and that border is so stunning! She is also a tech editor, so you know this pattern is written perfectly and ready for you to make your own!
This is another one that you simply must go check out the other photos of. My friend Trista designed this shawl earlier this year, and it is just so fabulous! I love the texture, the size, the color, and the name. Seriously. I can't get enough of ogling the Lettuce Wrap!
This one utilizes Scheepjes cotton yarn, which makes it perfectly lightweight for spring. And the design work? Oh, so gorgeous! Just because the name says raspberry doesn't mean yours has to be pink. Just think of all the different color choices you could make!
I just love these. Full disclosure, I have not yet made myself any face scrubbies, but I love the idea, and they are quite popular among women who don't like throwing away those disposable cotton rounds or roughing up their faces with an abrasive washcloth. This is the first time I have seen a crocheted scrubby in a flower design, and I gotta say- I'm in love!
You know, coffee cozies aren't just for keeping your hot coffee warm in the winter. They are also quite useful for helping keep your iced coffee cold! I love this design, as well as that happy yellow she chose. It screams "spring" to me!
I have 2 more surprises for you today:
1) I have EVEN MORE spring patterns to share with you, which means there will be a Part Four next week!
2) There is a KFC in our local Walmart with a life size statue of Colonel Sanders. Every time I am leaving the store, I want to take a selfie with The Colonel, but I always get shy because people will think I'm weird. Well, in Coronatimes, NOTHING is weird anymore, including suiting up in whatever protective gear you can find. The other day, I saw that someone had put a bandana on our dear Colonel, and I decided that this was the time for my selfie! Have a gander:
I hope this one gave you a little chuckle. It makes me laugh every time I look at it!
Until next week,