I love wearing tank tops and my daughter always likes to match her mama plus she has several dresses that she sometimes needs just a little bit of something on her shoulders especially in the air conditioning. The Swirling Leaves Child Shrug was designed with this in mind. And because Rebekah likes to match me, she requested that I make one for myself as well. And then she decided that HER baby needed one. So The Swirling Leaves Child Shrug quickly became a Mommy, Dolly and Me set. This pattern is my contribution to Cre8tion Crochet.
If you have followed me for any length of time, you probably realize by now that I love and keep going back to the Swirling Leaves stitch. I love that stitch and am always looking for new ways to use it and new items to make with it. I never get tired of it. However, it is a stitch that pictures really do help when making the something from it for the first time. So I decided to make a photo tutorial for working Swirling Leaves rows. If you want to see how to work the stitch in the round, you can go HERE.
There are some new patterns coming soon using this stitch in rows and I already have a few others (blanket, vest, coffee cozy, bonnet, skinny scarf). I will be updating some of the older ones soon as I found “better” ways to work it from when I first started designing with Swirling Leaves. The patterns in the round will probably also be updated soon as well.
One of my favorite stitch patterns is the one that I have dubbed Swirling Leaves. This pattern for the Swirling Leaves Beanie was originally published on Cre8tion Crochet as a contributor pattern but I am going to be slowly moving the patterns here over the next month or so.
You can either make this beanie to hug your head or make it slouchy. For a slouch you just need to work more rounds. It is also size from 18″ doll to adult so it is great for everyone! For a tutorial on working the Swirling Leaves stitch in the round, you can go HERE. [Read more…]
I have several patterns that use the Swirling Leaves stitch. It is one that I keep going back to because I thoroughly enjoy it! Sometimes when first doing the stitch, I have had people get confused so I decided to give a stitch tutorial! I don’t yet have the capability to do a video tutorial but am always willing to answer questions so if the photos don’t work for you, let me know and I will try to help in whatever way I can! So I am giving you a Swirling Leaves stitch tutorial.
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.
One of my favorite pattern lines is my Swirling Leaves patterns. I have two of them on Cre8tion Crochet as free patterns, the beanie/slouch and the blanket. The beanie was actually my first contribution to Cre8tion Crochet. I have more patterns coming soon from that line, and I am super excited about them. One of the items is going to be available on Cre8tion Crochet next month and the others will probably be sometime in late January, early February as well. I’ve designed my first clothing item. As an example of how absolutely amazing it is, here is an encounter one of my testers had regarding the vest!