Crochet Pattern PDFs

Peanut Butter Pattern, $6.50

Circles Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Stellar Beret Pattern, $5.00

Raindrops Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Artichoke Hat Pattern, $5.00

Lace Slouch Hat Pattern, $5.00

Starry Night Cardi Pattern, $6.50

Pebble Hat Pattern, $5.00

Petal Beret Pattern, $5.00

Covered Hangers Pattern, $5.00

Diamond Lace Scarf Pattern, $5.00

Blackberry Beret Pattern, $5.00

Cotton Candy Cowl Pattern, $5.00

Simple Hat Pattern, 4 Sizes, $5.00

Cables + Lace Scarf Pattern, $5.00
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Feats of Crochet (And Knitting)

This week I was finally able to put the finishing touches on my * favorite * ever crochet project. (I think that might actually be a true statement). Now presenting, my Garden Path Shawl!

garden path shawl

The pattern is by LilyGo and it is great, well worth the $6. I worked exclusively from the diagrams, I am sure I would have pulled my hair out if there were none. It was really nice to have a challenging project…this one required a lot of focus and so I worked on it bit by bit. Generally, before dark. And yes, I had to go get my eyes checked due to working this pattern (they’re fine. I need to rest them!).  FYI. I used a size 3.0 mm hook and just one strand of Mountain Colors Winter Lace (love, love love!)–I ended up with just a bit left. The blocking is what really brought this shawl to life, and yes, the 359453 picots were totally worth it. If you are looking for a challenge, go for it! I think the key is to pace  yourself,  alternate between this one and a simple project, and don’t stress about finishing by a certain deadline.

garden path shawl

I was working on this project at TNNA, where I met several knitwear designers including Cecily Glowik-Mcdonald (who has an awesome new book, New England Knits, check it out!) and Ysolda Teague. When I got home I decided it was time to cast on for a sweater, because, or so went my thinking, if I can knit a baby blanket, I can knit a sweater. I just so happened to have frogged most of my Market Bag (sorry, but I just wasn’t using it) and saw that one of Ysolda’s patterns, Liesl, was made with the very same yarn. So, crossing my fingers that I had enough- 4 skeins- to hopefully make at least a vest, I cast on for  my first knitted sweater. And six weeks later, here it is!

liesl sweater

I did have to rip back a few times when I misplaced a yarn over or decrease, but luckily I have lots of experience with that through fixing other people’s projects at Yarnivore. I can still remember when I first started working at the Bozeman Yarn Shop… I would be so scared to rip back a customer’s work. Now I am a pro! I am very proud of this little vest. It’s a bit short, but I used all of my yarn, so there you go. I would make it again, too–it was quite enjoyable. I think I’ve finally come to realize that I actually need knitting patterns with lacework or stitch patterns of some sort, because stockinette is boring. I’m not sure why it took me that long to notice, but now I know. I’m already thinking about the next one.

Anyway. I am feeling extremely satisfied, and for a minute wondered what I would work on next. But when I got back from teaching my Crochet Layette Class this evening, there was a box of yarn waiting for me. I should really never worry about not having a project!

  • Both of these pieces are fabulous! I can't get over the fact that you knitted a lace cardigan for your first sweater! More than Great!

    The - Shawl - is - stunning!
    I think I will buy that pattern ad try one. I have so much lace weight yarn and I don't seem to be knitting lace right now, but this - mmm, mmm. I am drooling now. :0)

  • lindamade

    Thanks Jeannie! The cardi/vest was my aha moment--I like a little bit more involvement with my knits! Still need to make another one at some point.

    Have fun with the shawl. The pattern isn't hard if you read diagrams...but sticking your hook in the right place and counting, apparently, were harder than I remembered. It was completely worth it though!

  • Vicki Hanes

    Linda, would you consider doing the cardigan as a class at Yarnivore? It is beautiful!!!

  • lindamade

    Thanks Vicki. Hmmm, me teaching a knit class? :) I'd definitely do it as a private lesson, I'm not sure about as a class. Let me think on it.

  • Fuoriborgo

    I love the shawl! And I love that you counted the picots:)

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