Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Premium Crochet Pattern-- Honey Bee Scarf



The Honey Bee Scarf crochet pattern is a quick and beginner friendly design that has the option of using one skein or two skeins of Lion Brand's Basic Stitch. With the help of open lace work, the scarf comes out with a nice drape.

It is a great winter accessory and this could easily be turned into a nice rectangle wrap by repeating the rows of this pattern.

Pattern

For an inexpensive ad-free version of this pattern, please visit Etsy or Ravelry.

To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.





Materials Needed for This Pattern

-1 (or 2) skein of Lion Brand Basic Stitch
-6.5mm crochet hook
-stitch marker
-tapestry needle


One Skein Scarf


Two Skein Scarf



Gauge

10 sts and 12 rows equals 2 inches


Measurements


1 skein- 60” long, 4.5” wide
2 skein- 75” long, 6.5” wide




Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Happy crocheting!

XO,


Laura







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Monday, April 20, 2020

Free Crochet Patterns-- Mother's Day Round Up


Are you having a hard time finding the perfect Mother's Day Gift? No worries, I have put together some cute, some fun, and some beautiful patterns that you can pick and choose from.






First off, I'd like to thank Nicole from Woven Tales Designs for offering her paid apron patterns for free on Ravelry just for this roundup. Grab your copy of the Nutmeg Apron and the Mrs. Nesbitt Inspired Apron. These will only be offered til the end of this month (April 2020). Go and visit her Ravelry store to find more awesome patterns!


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Mrs. Nesbitt Inspired Apron


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The Nutmeg Apron


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SPA SETS

Tea Rose Spa Set



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3 Face Scrubbies and a Bowl



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Luxe Spa Scrubby Set



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ACCESSORIES


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BAGS



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The Bobblelicious Bag



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Colour Block Make Up Bag


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Easy Market Tote



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Date Night Crochet Purse




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The Beach Blossoms Market Bag



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WEARABLES

Rose Finch Capelet


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Proserpina V Stitch Crochet Shawl



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The Elizabeth Shawl

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Everlasting Infinity Scarf



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Cherry Blossom Scarf


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Midsummer 3 Way Infinity Scarf


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The Pearl Shawl


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Amigurumi

Tulip Bulb


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Easy Little Cactus


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Loving You Flower Pot

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FOR THE HOME


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Rose Granny Square Afghan


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Luxe Bobbles Crochet Throw Blanket


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Beginner Herringbone Half Stitch Blanket


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Waistcoat Crochet Basket

I hope that you were able to find something that caught your eye so that you make something special for the mothers in your life this year.

Until next time, happy crocheting!


XO,
Laura




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Monday, April 13, 2020

The Aisling Scarf by The Cozy Chipmunk




Not too long ago I had the pleasure of testing for the amazing Laura from The Cozy Chipmunk. She is a sweet friend of mine and one of the very first designers I met in my maker journey. She designs more Amigurumi patterns but has recently ventured into making wearable items!

The pattern I tested was the Aisling Scarf. It was such a fun experience as it was my first time ever testing for a designer. Sure, I have made many things designed by others but never tested an unreleased pattern before. I hope to test for more designers including for Laura in the future as it was a pleasant and relaxing experience.



The Aisling Scarf is easily a weekend project. With its fun bead and cross stitches, you really can't get bored with this one. I used Lion Brand's Heartland for this project which made the gauge a little different from what was suggested. Being a scarf, I wasn't too concerned with that and was really pleased with the way it came out.

I was happy to do a little photoshoot for the Aisling Scarf. Enjoy the silly pictures of me and yes, I realize these pictures will last forever on the internet but we all gotta live a little, right? Haha..


Don't mind the tired look. The two weeks that this scarf was in testing, I was also scrubbing, cleaning and packing my house to prepare it for selling. What great timing we had (being sarcastic here)! For those who may end up reading this way in the future... we are currently enduring a pandemic and practicing social distancing which has put showing the house on the back burner. Meanwhile, almost all of my yarn is packed away in boxes and yarn that's been ordered is taking quite a bit of time to ship. Clearly, yarn should never be packed away. 🤣





I hope that you decide to put this one on your list of projects to do. Also, follow Laura on Instagram and get to know her. She is a wonderful person inside and out and you won't regret following and getting to know this amazing and gentle hearted spirit. 



Until next time, stay safe! Stay healthy!

Happy crocheting and knitting!



XO,

Laura






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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Premium Pattern-- K-Pop Mask Knit Pattern





Are you a K-Pop fan? Then you are in good company cause I am an OG (original) K-popper. I guess it helps that I'm also of Korean decent so my parents listened to Korean music and I just grew up listening to it.

If you have missed out on the original K-Pop Mask (crochet version), you can find it HERE. It is a black K-Pop mask with an optional bear motif made using acrylic yarn.

The K-Pop Mask in this blog post is a knit pattern with a heart motif. Taking those with sensitive skin into consideration, I decided to design this mask with Lion Brand's 24/7 Cotton yarn. The mask is more rigid with this yarn so if you decide to knit this one and don't necessarily have sensitive skin, you can choose to knit with a different yarn that's close to the given gauge for this pattern.

I want to note here before you decide to buy this premium pattern that the K-Pop Masks (crochet and knit) are in no way, shape or form able to protect you against the Coronavirus. IT WILL NOT PROTECT YOU FROM THE CORONAVIRUS. This mask is strictly a K-Pop fan mask. 

PATTERN

To purchase this pattern, please visit Etsy.
To pin this for later, visit Pinterest.


I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty late in the game with becoming a fan of BTS. I've always been more stuck with the older K-Pop groups and Eric Nam (of course). If you don't follow me on Instagram then you probably didn't see this photo: 


OR this one:


YES! I finally met my favorite K-Pop artist of all time last month and gave him a mostly Tunisian crochet blanket of his logo that I personally made for him. 

How did it feel to meet the K-Pop artist I admire the most? Pretty surreal! I had so much to say and so little time. I literally blanked out and tried to spat out most of the important things I wanted to tell him. But the one thing I forgot to tell him was my name! HAHAHA. Will he remember my face? I have no idea but I truly hope that he will.



In the comments below, let me know who your favorite K-Pop artist is! I would love to know!

Until next time, happy knitting!




XO, 



Laura






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Monday, March 9, 2020

Premium Knit Pattern-- Homeschooled Cardigan






Wow! It has been quite a journey designing and having this pattern tested. The first time I shared the Homeschooled Cardigan on any of my social platforms was on October 20, 2019 and this was a few weeks after finishing it. The one I am wearing in the pictures on this post was the second time designing this particular garment. I still have the original one in the house but wear the second one I knitted the most, mainly because it fits a lot better on me.

To purchase this knit pattern, you can visit my Etsy or Ravelry stores.


This cardigan has been named the Homeschooled Cardigan. If you follow me on Instagram or have read my About Me page on my blog, you probably figured out that I am not only a fiber artist but also a homeschooling mother to three kids. When homeschool was in session, I knitted to keep my hands busy and this is what came out!


The design itself is very basic in nature and it truly is a quick knit for a cardigan. The whole body portion of the garment is knitted from the bottom up. It is knitted up to the underarms and then split into three sections- front right, back, front left. After the body panel is complete, the arms and collar are knitted and sewn on.


The testing group for this cardigan was the most amazing group of girls I have worked with since becoming a designer. They all raved about the pattern and more than half of them have made two or more of the cardigan. I was so, so grateful for all the love they gave this cardigan pattern and I hope that it will be a pattern that you decide to take a chance on and try and love.


Happy knitting!


XO,

Laura






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