Free Crochet Pattern: Swirling Leaves Wristlet

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As many of you know by now, I have teamed up with 14 other AMAZING designers for the #HolidayStashdownCAL2015. This week is my pattern. Since I wasn’t sure what everyone would have in their stashes, I decided to give y’all options! Either option uses less than a single skein of yarn. The fine weight version uses about 75 yards total or the medium weight version uses just over 100 yards total. I made my sample version of the fine one with two colors and I cannot wait to see all of your creativity in making these! So, I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for the Swirling Leaves Wristlet.

HolidayStashdownCAL2015 SLWristlet

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Adaptations to a Stocking Pattern

This post is part of the Christmas in July~Hanukkah in the Heat Blog Hop Special Event.

I shared some of my favorite Christmas patterns last Christmas season and this was one of the ones I shared. A customer wanted stockings and when I was sending her pictures for options, she fell in love with this one but wanted it longer and wanted names at the top. So I made some pattern adaptations and decided to share what I did and my results! I still need to make 2 more for my customer and will be starting on them soon. If you would like to order some, I am offering a discount for orders placed by July 24th.

You can buy the pattern here from Schere Wade, who is the designer. I absolutely enjoyed this pattern. It is well written with a diagram for the layout and works up fairly quickly. It was really easy for me to take this on the go and work on it a little bit at a time. Here is her original design.

Copyright of Schere's Crafty Corner, used with permission

Copyright of Schere’s Crafty Corner used with permission

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Leopard Heart Graph & Basic Drink Sleeve – Free Crochet Pattern

About a week ago, I released my can size sleeve HERE. This one is the slightly larger size good for cups. I love these for all seasons. They are great for cold weather when you don’t want to burn your hands with your cup and for hot weather when you don’t want wet hands from sweaty cups. both sizes also work great for sippy cups. Which size you use would depend on the cup.
 
I created a new graph the other day as well and I love how it looks on this. It is a Leopard Heart graph.
 
 

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Swirling Leaves Fingerless Gloves

Swirling Leaves is one of my favorite stitches to use. I found it originally on a stitch site then adapted it to work how I wanted it to but left the basic bones of the stitch alone. I now have several patterns available in this line and some of them are free as contributions to Cre8tion Crochet.

I love this picture from one of my pattern testers. She did the Swirling Leaves Vest, Boot Cuffs and Fingerless Gloves for me. She used Lion Brand Heartland Glacier Bay Tweed and I LOVE how they came out.

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Blooming Arbor Beanie: A Review and Giveaway

I got the privilege to review this pattern by Krista over at Evergreen Shore. This is her first pattern, and I have to say I LOVE it.

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NEW PATTERN: Pamala Earwarmer

I previously wrote about my mom and her battle with breast cancer. You can read about that here. This pattern is the next one in the line and there should be two more (boot cuffs and cowl/infinity scarf) that I am going to release either today or tomorrow.

I am in love with this pattern line and hope that you will love it too! My testers really liked the pattern, and the texture is wonderful (I love texture).

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Happenings

It has been a while since I posted but just want to share with y’all what all has been going on in my world. Super busy with pattern writing and keeping my business organized. I think the secretarial and paperwork type stuff is my least favorite part but that is probably because I do that for my day job!

I got graphics and a logo for my business which makes me really happy. If you need graphics I would highly recommend Melody over at MadMad Graphics. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted but filled out a questionnaire and she came up with some that I am super happy with.

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Charming Cherry Blossoms

I was so privileged to test a few of the items that Lisa of Kaleidoscope Art & Gifts developed for her Charming Cherry Blossom line of patterns. She is so very talented and a joy to work with. After testing the drink sleeve and the wrist cuff, I approached Lisa about collaborating on a pair of barefoot sandals using the Cherry Blossom pattern and her tutorial for staining and painting your crochet that was posted over at Cre8tion Crochet. Lisa very graciously agreed and encouraged and mentored me through the process. I am so blessed to have her and other creative people in my life.

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