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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Spring Things

I was going to start this post by saying that it’s been a while since I’ve updated, but I don’t want to turn into one of those bloggers who blogs about how I haven’t been blogging! Life’s been busy, I’m sure you’ve been there. But the weather is warming up, flowers weeds are in full bloom, and Easter is coming. This is one of my favorite times of the year, probably because growing up my birthday was so near Easter. But whether you celebrate or not, the idea of new beginnings is always exciting. And I like lambs and bunnies (who doesn’t?) so there’s that, too.

yearling bootie
A couple of weeks ago we got some new bulky yarn in the shop called Yearling. It’s a wonderful sturdy blend of wool and cotton and was accompanied by the most adorable booklet of designs by Pamela Wynne. Tammy quickly knit up the Lamb Shoes and I eyed the remainder of the ball and asked if I could crochet a sample with it (we try to always feature both). I was all over the same slipper idea because darn, they are cute!! I whipped up one slipper with 24 grams of the ball, using the basic idea from my Family Of Slippers pattern from Interweave Crochet Accessories 2011. The only change you’ll need to make is to use your own number of stitches per inch as a multiple rather than the one I got with the worsted yarn the pattern uses (the pattern is written formula-style, this will be clear to you if you have the issue). Then I crocheted some simple ears (Chain 6. Row 1: Dc in 3rd dc from hook and each chain across–4 dc. Row 2: Ch 2, sk first st, dc3tog. Fasten off), stitched them on and embroidered the face. Voila. Now we have three happy lambs lounging in a row. I love ‘em. Almost enough to get some more yarn and make an adult sized pair for myself!

deconstructed easter bunny
I’m also teaching an awesome 11-year-old how to crochet amigurimi and we are using this cute bunny pattern from Lion Brand. I usually don’t crochet during lessons (I want to pay attention to the student) but she asked me what color my bunny was going to be and….yeah, I had to make a bunny too. Next week, we sew it all together and embroider the nose. I must say, amigurimi are amazingly quick and fun to work! This won’t be my last. Here’s my Ravelry page for the project, and in case you were wondering, the eyes are from 6060 on Etsy. We also have a ton of new eyes in store at Yarnivore.

another cirlces scarf (for me!)
I also cranked out another Circles Scarf, this time in a new color of Knit Picks Chroma called Azalea. Love it, and I can wear it with all of my Tangerine Tango colored tops. They say it’s the color of the year, you know! The pattern is available on Craftsy and Ravelry.

And while I’ve got you here, don’t miss this great giveaway of 26 books on Ravelry. Twenty-five Ravelers will win all 26 books (each!) and among them is my book, Little Crochet. All you have to do to enter is take their free, 5 minute guided tour of the new library functions. It’s pretty cool, if you set up your library by adding books and mags that you have, you can do pattern searches just within the patterns you already own. And, broken record time–if you’re not on Ravelry yet? WHY NOT?

That’s all that’s new around these parts. What are you working on? Let me know in the comments.

  • Kimber7778

    I love your scarf pattern and if it wasn't 80 flipping degrees here I would totally make one! Next year I guess :) Thanks for sharing

  • lindamade

    I totally understand. Luckily, it's not the warmest thing ever, especially if you make it from cotton or sugar cane, etc. But there's always next year!

  • That's interesting that you don't crochet during lessons so you can pay attention to the student. I typically have a super simple project going at all times that I'll work on during classes. Since I spend 99% of my teaching time working with beginners a lot of class time is spent getting them to practice one basic thing over and over again. I show them how to do something as many times as they need, and will watch them and answer their questions, but I also find with adult learners that they can be very hesitant to try things out, screw up and have to tear out their work, and eventually develop instincts that they can trust. At any rate, I see a large part of my job as teaching them instincts and making sure that they not only have basic skills, but also the confidence to figure things out and try things on their own - which is no small feat for adult learners, I've found! At any rate, sorry that turned into a bit of a novel. It's all to say that what you said interested me and I've never thought about it that way before! :)

  • lindamade

    It depends on the student, and many of mine have a ton of questions that they've waited forever to answer. But also, a lot of them would compare themselves to me, and think they were too slow or that it would never be as easy as I made it look. No matter how many times I mention that I have years worth of practice, people still think that they are supposed to instantly know how to perform a completely new skill. I have learned so much about adults and how they learn, and I'm sure everyone has their own method that works for them.

  • Artlikebread

    Love the post, Linda! I am inspired to stitch up the circles scarf!

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