The Acorn Cardigan Knit Pattern

Friday, January 29, 2021

Close up on the Acorn Cardigan's motif
 

The Acorn Cardigan Knit Pattern

Nothing says fall than a good deep orange cardigan that has acorn motifs along the front. Chipmunks and squirrels are bound to get them confused for the real thing. The Acorn Cardigan is made with Lion Brand's bulky weight Color Made Easy and the pattern is an advanced beginner knit pattern. Knit this beautiful bottom-top seamed cardigan and let the cute chipmunks and squirrels come to you!

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Designer of Modesty by Laura wearing the Acorn Cardigan.

The Pattern

The Acorn Cardigan is an advanced-beginner bulky weight knitting pattern. The cardigan has a positive ease of 6 inches in the bust and positive ease of an inch in the arms. The body is worked bottom-up and the sleeves are worked in the round. All pieces are seamed together and stitches are picked up for the collar. 

Design Story

The Acorn Cardigan was designed specifically for my aunt who enjoys receiving handmade garments by yours truly. I tried knitting her a cardigan designed by another blogger. Unfortunately, the fit wasn't right and my aunt and I both agreed that I should do the designing of her next best and favorite cardigan.

So, what did I do? Yes, I unraveled that whole cardigan stitch by stitch. It hurt to see each stitch disappear as I pulled the yarn but something great came out of that yarn.

The yarn used for this knit project was Lion Brand's Color Made Easy in Kombucha. It is a bulky weight yarn that works up quickly and does great in both the washer and dryer. 


Side view of the Acorn Cardigan.


Ending Remarks


To stay connected with me, find me on Instagram and Facebook! Tag me with your makes using the hashtag #modestybylaura.

Until next time, happy knitting!


XO, 

Laura




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Silver Lining Cardigan Knit Pattern

Monday, November 16, 2020

 

Designer of Modesty by Laura wearing the knit Silver Lining Cardigan.


The Silver Lining Cardigan Knit Pattern

The Silver Lining Cardigan is an intermediate knit pattern that displays elegance, feminity, and modesty. It is an oversized cardigan that's comfy and yet makes you feel beautiful.

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To purchase the inexpensive PDF pattern visit Etsy or Ravelry. 


Designer of Modesty by Laura wearing the knit Silver Lining Cardigan.



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The Pattern

The Silver Lining Cardigan is an intermediate worsted weight knitting pattern that has a positive ease of 8-10 inches in the bust and positive ease of 2-3 inches in the arms. The body is worked bottom-up and the sleeves are worked in the round. The sleeves are set-in and are designed with sleeve caps. All pieces are seamed together and stitches are picked up for the collar. The motif that runs up and down the two front panels is the King Charles stitch.

The pattern is offered in sizes XS/S, M/L, and XL/2XL.

Designer of Modesty by Laura showing the Silver Lining Cardigan motif.

Design Story

According to Dictionary.com, the definition to silver lining is "a sign of hope or a positive aspect in an otherwise negative situation. The phrase is often seen as part of the proverb... meaning that there's hope or something good to be found in every bad situation." 

Before we headed into this crazy year of lockdowns and social distancing, I designed a cardigan that spoke elegance, femininity, and modesty. In a world that sells sex through all platforms of media, I strive to create designs that convince ladies everywhere that you do not need to wear less to be sexy. You can still be this beautiful person without having to show off every bit of skin that you have. What makes you beautiful is what is inside: your humble heart. 


Designer of Modesty by Laura wearing the knit Silver Lining Cardigan.
Designer of Modesty by Laura wearing the knit Silver Lining Cardigan.


Ending Remarks


Stay connected with me! Find me on Instagram and Facebook! Tag me with your makes using the hashtag #modestybylaura.

Until next time, happy knitting!


XO, 

Laura

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Cheese in the Trap Cardi Knit Pattern

Monday, October 5, 2020

 

Designer of Modesty by Laura wearing the Cheese in the Trap Cardi knit pattern with her shit tzu dog.

Cheese in the Trap Cardi Knit Pattern

What comes to mind when you think of cheese? Maybe swiss cheese? Inspired by the Korean drama, movie, and webtoon, I present to you the Cheese in the Trap Cardi. This cheesy, cozy, fitted knit cardigan is the perfect garment in cool fall weather.

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Modesty by Laura Cheese in the Trap Cardi Knit Pattern

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The Pattern

The Cheese in the Trap Cardi is a fitted cardigan worked bottom-up with set-in sleeves with 2 strands held together. The yarn used was Yarn Bee 44th Street in Mustard. Roughly 2,000 yards of yarn are needed to complete the only size offered at the moment. The yarn is considered a category 3 (DK) but is a thinner DK weight yarn and can be found at Hobby Lobby.


The Cheese in the Trap Cardi is only offered in size XS/S. Unfortunately, I was unable to figure out the math for this particular design specifically because of the front panels. I am hoping to figure out the grading for this irresistible cardigan next spring. Stay tuned!

Design Story

I was inspired to design this cardigan after watching both the Korean drama and movie of the webtoon, Cheese in the Trap. I had originally thought of making this cardigan a plain yellow garment but another big-time blogger came out with something similar. To not become a "copy-cat", I decided to design my cardigan more fitting to the name I decided to give it. 

When I think of cheese, Swiss cheese always comes to mind which happens to be one of my favorite cheeses. (Brie cheese comes in first place in my heart though.) To represent that holey Swiss cheese, I used the beautiful diamond lace stitch to complete the look.

A lot of time was spent calculating out this detailed garment and I am truly pleased with the way it came out. 


Designer of Modesty by Laura wearing a knit Cheese in the Trap Cardi

The Cheese in the Trap Cardi was a fun design to create and also my favorite out of all the garments that I have designed thus far. Because of this, it makes me sad that I am not able to have this pattern size inclusive. (One day, it will. I promise.)

Korean American Designer wearing knit Cheese in the Trap Cardi. Designer for Modesty by Laura.

Purchase your pattern today. Sit down in front of the TV with your knitting needles in hand with the Kdrama streaming. By the end of the drama series, you should have your very own Cheese in the Trap Cardi!

Designer of Modesty by Laura wearing knit Cheese in the Trap Cardigan.

Designer of Modesty by Laura wearing a knit Cheese in the Trap Cardi

Designer of Modesty by Laura wearing a knit Cheese in the Trap Cardi. The backside of the cardigan is shown.


Designer of Modesty by Laura wearing a knit Cheese in the Trap Cardi.
























Ending Remarks


Stay connected with me! Find me on Instagram and Facebook! Tag me with your makes using the hashtag #modestybylaura.

Until next time, happy knitting!


XO, 

Laura

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Middleton Market Bag Free Crochet Pattern

Thursday, June 25, 2020


Modesty by Laura crochet Middleton Market Bag


Middleton Market Bag Crochet Pattern


The Middleton Market Bag is the perfect farmer's market companion. With its classic mesh look, this beginner-friendly crochet pattern can be the perfect market day companions. Put all your favorite finds in this beautiful and quick crochet pattern. 

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To purchase an inexpensive PDF version of the Middleton Market Bag, please visit Ravelry.

For more of the Middleton Bag Collection, refer to the links below.


Middleton Purse

Ravelry Etsy



Modesty by Laura Middleton Purse crochet pattern.

Middleton Tote

Ravelry Etsy


Modesty by Laura crochet Middleton Tote bag.




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Design Story


The Middleton Market Bag was designed last year along with two other crochet bags. The Middleton Bag Collection came about because I was at a loss for inspiration for summer wear. So, I visited the world of accessories. The Middleton Market Bag went through not 1, not 2, but 4 revisions. It was a learning experience and I enjoyed designing the perfect market mesh bag.


The Pattern


This crochet pattern is quick and beginner-friendly. It is constructed from the bottom-up starting with a magic circle and slowly making its way up with multiple chains.



Modesty by Laura Middleton Market Bag shown from the bottom.



Materials

-1 skein of Bernat Maker Home Dec
-8mm hook
-tapestry needle


 

Abbreviations

 

MR- magic ring

ch-chain

chsp-chain space

dc-double crochet

hdc-half double crochet

sc- single crochet

sc2tog-single crochet 2 together

slst-slip stitch

st-stitch



Gauge


10 sts and 8.5 rows is 4”.

 


Notes

 

The bag is worked in rounds. It is highly recommended that you use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

The chain 2 in the beginning counts of each round counts as a stitch.

 


Pattern

 

Create a Magic Ring

 

Round 1: ch 2, dc in the MR, *ch 2, 2dc cluster* repeat for a total of 4 times, ch2, slst at the top of the ch 2, turn your work (5 chsps)

 


Pull the MR closed.


 

Round 2: ch 2, 2dc in the next chsp, *dc in the next st, 3 dc in the next ch sp* repeat to the end ch sp, dc in the final st, slst into the top of the ch 2, turn your work (20)


 

Round 3: ch4 (counts as st and ch 2), 2dc in the next st, ch 2 and skip a st, *2dc in the next st, ch 2 and skip a st* dc in the last st, slst in the 2nd ch of the ch 4, turn your work

 


Round 4: ch 2, dc in the next st, 3dc in the next ch sp, *dc in the next 2 sts, 3dc in the next ch sp* repeat to the end, slst in the top of ch 2, turn your work (50)

 


Round 5: ch 2, dc in the next 4, 2dc in the next, *dc in the next 5, 2 dc in the next* repeat until you have 2 left, dc in the last 2, slst in the top of ch 2 (58)

 


From here we will work in continuous rounds. Mark your first chsp so you know what round you are on.


 

Round 6: *ch 4, skip a st, slst in the next st* repeat until you slst into the first chsp


 

Round 7-17: *ch4, slst in the next chsp* repeat til you slst into the first chsp of the round


 

Round 18: *ch3, slst in the next chsp* repeat til you slst into the first chsp of the round


 

Round 19:  *ch2, slst in the next chsp* repeat til you slst into the first chsp of the round

 

 

Round 20: hdc into each slst and ch starting from the next slst after the chsp you just made


 

Row 21: sc in the next st, *sc2tog, sc* repeat to the end


 

Row 22-26: sc around

 


Row 27: sc in the next 14 sts, ch 35, skip the next 14 sts, sc in the next 14 sts, ch 35, skip 15 sts


 

Row 28: sc in the next 14 sts, sc across the ch 35, sc in the next 14 sts, sc across the ch 35


 

Row 29-30: sc around


 

Slst into the next st when finished with row 30. Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.




Middleton Market Bag stuffed with DK weight yarn.

Ending Remarks


I stuffed my Middleton Market Bag with yarn. What will you be collecting in your market bag?



Keep in touch by following me on Instagram or Facebook! Remember to use the hashtag #modestybylaura with your makes!



Happy crocheting!



XO,


Laura

 

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Monarch Beanie Crochet Pattern

Thursday, May 28, 2020











monarch beanie


The Monarch Beanie Crochet Pattern


The Monarch Beanie is a beginner-friendly crochet pattern using front and back post double crochets. The pattern is offered in both child and adult sizes. The hat offers loads of texture and will become a favorite winter accessory.


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pinterest monarch beanie

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monarch beanie 1


The Pattern

The Monarch Beanie is worked up in a main and a contrasting color. It is worked from the bottom up and in the round making it an almost seamless project. A little seaming is required at the top of the hat. The hat is worked up with Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice but any worsted weight can be used to make this beanie.



This winter hat provides lots of texture starting from the ribbing at the base and textured front post double crochets in the body of the hat. This stitch gives it a very unique look.



Here is my youngest son enjoying the hat indoors. I've made beanies for my kids before but they really gravitated towards this particular hat.

Design Story

The Monarch Beanie was designed specifically for an event called the Crochet for a Cause which was hosted by Ashley of Edyth Blayn. The event was to crochet as many scarves and hats to give away to a local charity so that those in need could receive one. It was an amazing event and I feel blessed to have been a part of it.

End Remarks


Let's stay connected on Instagram and Facebook! Remember to tag me and use the hashtag #modestybylaura! 


I hope that everyone is well and pray that you stay safe and healthy during this time! Until next time, happy crafting!



XO, 

Laura


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Honey Bee Scarf Crochet Pattern

Tuesday, May 12, 2020




The Honey Bee Scarf crochet pattern is a quick and beginner-friendly design that has the option of using one or two skeins of Lion Brand's Basic Stitch. With the help of open lacework, 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. 


The yarn used for this scarf is by far my favorite yarn that they have come out with yet, at least the ones that I have tried.


The basic stitch yarn is a worsted weight that has 185 yards and anti-pilling, which is a plus in my book! They offer an array of color choices so I hope you can find a color that pleases you.


If you are wondering about the color choice I made for my Honey Bee Scarf, it is in Gold Heather. It has a mustard color mixed with some brown. 

Pattern

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

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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


Let's stay connected on Instagram and Facebook! Remember to tag me and use #modestybylaura! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Happy crocheting!

XO,


Laura







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Free Crochet Patterns-- Mother's Day Round Up

Monday, April 20, 2020


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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