I tested this cozy warm hat for Crafty Ridge, Sweater Slouch Beanie. Its like a sweater for your head. I also tested the pattern for the matching Sweater Fingerless Gloves. Of course my child loves them.
Tags: beanie, crafty ridge, crochet, giveaway, slouch, sweater
Tags: cardi, chanel, crochet, epoque, ocean, paintbrush, painted, red heart soft, warmth, wrap, wrapped
I recently did a test for Sweet Potato Crochet Creations for the Battle of the Stitches. It involved the paintbrush stitch and the theme wrapped in warmth. Its a beautiful stitch, but it’s a yarn eater. I did some frogging before I figured out the stitch itself. After that it went together beautifully. This was my first ever sweater, cardi, etc. I was a bit nervous. What do you think? I think my next one will be done in a solid color like plum.
Tags: beanie, convert a cowl, cowl, crochet, crochet along, darcy's crochet creations, dj, infinity, infinity scarf, monster, rainbow, slouch, sweet potato 3, too yarn cute, two brothers blankets
Tags: art, coffee, drawing, exchange, Illustration Friday, ink, spin
This week’s Illustration Friday topic is “Spin”. Recently I participated in a Winter Exchange and my giftee proposed the idea of coffee art as something I could do. I hadn’t done one before so I created this coffee art, a spin on coffee paintings. This was done in sepia ink on white Canson Tientes pastel paper. I was nervous about this one since its not your typical coffee paintings but I think my giftee liked it.
Tags: beanie, cal, crochet, crochet along, mystery, mystery cal, texture
Not too long ago I participated in a mystery crochet a long from Ashley’s Design Corner, pattern later revealed as the Ashley Beanie. The CAL lasted for 3 days, and only part of the pattern was released each day. I was surprised at how fast I was able to work up the beanies. They turned out amazing. I created two adults and one toddler/kid size beanies. I love the texture and how colors really pop. I used Red Heart Unforgettable, Mosaic, and a special yarn I found in my stash.
Tags: beanie, blue, braids, child, crochet, kid, river, river beanie
I recently tested this pattern from Crafty Ridge, River Beanie. It works up really quickly. My son immediately decided it was a keeper and wouldn’t give it back. I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby. Its a beautiful pattern and I was honored that my name suggestion was chosen. There is also a sale on this pattern for a limited time.
Tags: a crocheted simplicity, art, cal, craft, crochet, fiber art, knit, not knit, red heart, slouch, unforgettable
I participated in another CAL last fall through A Crocheted Simplicity‘s event. I picked two gorgeous patterns to do, but ran out of time and only completed one. The Purl Illusions Slouch, I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Polo… it is gorgeous. Don’t be afraid of Unforgettable, it is froggable as long as you take your time and go slowly. Luckily I didn’t have an issue and didn’t have to frog or rip out. Its a beautiful yarn and this is possibly my favorite colorway of Unforgettable.
This is a beautiful hat, the pattern is really easy to follow though the finished hat looks extremely complicated it really isn’t. I’m looking forward to making more of these. I am wondering how it would look using some Knit Picks Chroma.