Stronger Together Mini Slouch

This Stronger Together Mini Slouch was originally going to be my design for the 2016 Cancer Challenge hosted by Sweet Potato 3, but then I saw another designer had a hat that was similar….OH NO! So I messaged her and asked if she was okay with me releasing mine which she graciously agreed to. The hats are different enough that it isn’t really an issue but once I was told about the similarities I didn’t feel right releasing this without checking first. So a little delayed but here it is. This post only contains one size of the Stronger Together Mini Slouch but once I get a few edits taken care of on the final ¬†document, the other sizes will be available as a premium pattern. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the Stronger Together Mini Slouch in the child (18″) size as my contribution to Cre8tion Crochet this month.

Picture credit to Dsey Designs

 

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Pamala Buttoned Slouch – Free Pattern

Today is my mom’s birthday. It is also her 5 year anniversary of being declared clear of breast cancer; although the official word won’t happen until next month when she sees her doctor. The Pamala Buttoned Slouch was originally published on Cre8tion Crochet as a contributor pattern, and more of my patterns can be found over there as well.

Pamala Buttoned Slouch Main

My mom is such a strong lady and has come through so much. She is an inspiration, and I love her! After designing this hat, I created some other designs in the Pamala line which can be found in my Ravelry store HERE. You can also read more about my mom’s story and what led to this pattern line here on the blog.

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Tips & Tricks 2: Crochet Graphs in Excel

At one point, I used Google Drawings for my crochet graphs that I create. I just recently switched over and tried one in Excel. I much prefer Excel for the graphs now! So, on the recommendation of another designer friend, Krista of Evergreen Shore, I decided to do a tutorial on how to create crochet graphs in Excel.

Crochet Graphs 1

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Farmyard Friends – Crochet Graphs

I have some new crochet graphs available to purchase in my store. Please welcome the Farmyard Friends! I have not put them on Ravelry yet because they are standalone graphs that can be plugged into any of my patterns that call for a 16×16 graph and can also be used in the wrister patterns from Sick ‘Lil Monkeys which can be found here and here.

These particular graphs work really great for sippy cup covers. As with all my individual graph patterns, the graph comes rotated 3 ways to allow you to choose how to work it.

FarmYardFriends

Photo credit to Betty Lewis

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Christmas in July 2015!

It’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY 2015!

My first special for the Christmas in July~Hanukkah in the Heat event is a sale! You have to keep reading to see what the code is but this is a great deal to get a head start on those holiday craft fair items.

Christmas in July Special #1

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Easter Egg Free Graph

I have been doing several patterns lately that my 16×16 graphs will fit into. Well now I have a new set of graphs just in time for Easter! I designed 2 decorated Easter egg graphs and then left a 3rd blank egg. Then I made a larger blank egg. So you are getting 4 free graphs for this one but endless possibilities!

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