Triangle Stitch Belt & A Review

I have a new contributor pattern on Cre8tion Crochet! It goes along with my Triangle Stitch bags in that it is the same stitch used but this time I used a bulky yarn.

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Pictures courtesy of Michele’s Divine Crochet and Betty Lewis

Here is what my testers had to say:

“This is a fantastic pattern that works up quickly with clear, easy to follow directions. Not only are color possibilities endless, one completed belt gives the wearer multiple choices in hardware placement for totally different ‘looks’. This is an accessory that will spice up any outfit!”

– Betty Lewis

“Such a fun pattern!! Triangles are so fun to create, simple and quick, yet pretty! I can use this pattern to create a belt to go with everything I wear! It’s versatile and can be worn in the front, on the side, in the back, up high, down low, anywhere you can think!!”

– Jennifer Hughes, Craft N Crazee

I love this pattern! It’s fun and works up quick! I love the style and there are endless color combinations!”

– Michele Orr, Michele’s Divine Crochet

You can find the pattern for my Triangle Stitch Belt HERE on Cre8tion Crochet.

And now, on to the review!

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Small Triangle Stitch Bag – Free Pattern

Last month my contribution to Cre8tion Crochet was the Triangle Stitch Market Bag. One of the readers asked if there was a way to make it smaller as she wanted to make one for her granddaughter to carry. So I quickly put my thinking cap on and set out to adjust the pattern to a smaller size.

Here is what some of my testers had to say about this pattern:

The small Triangle Stitch Bag is a quick and easy pattern with the most adorable finished product! I had a blast making it and plan on making many more!”

-Michele Orr, Michele’s Divine Crochet

“This is an adorably cute little bag that works up quickly and is very versatile. Perfect for carrying/storing those small projects in style! This delightful bag is also just the right size for little hands to carry their treasures along.”

-Betty Lewis

“The small triangle bag is perfect for little on the go projects or at the market for more delicate items like tomatoes. Well written and easy to follow instructions for a quick work up.”

-Pamela Emerson, Pammy’s Bare Beanie

So here is the Small Triangle Stitch Bag! I hope you enjoy this pattern.

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Image courtesy of Michele’s Divine Crochet

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Father’s Day Pattern Roundup

****All pictures in this roundup are the property of the designer unless otherwise noted****

It can sometimes be hard to find things to crochet for the guys in your life. I decided to do a roundup of crochet patterns for dad with Father’s Day coming up. Most of these there is still time to make them before Father’s day which is fast approaching! I asked my testers for input on what some of their favorites are when I was putting this together and planning the roundup.

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I’ll start with the freebies:

1. Father Pullover by Melissa Leapman for Red Heart – I love how simple this sweater looks. And even if you don’t make it for Father’s Day, it is something that can be made for Christmas or birthday. It is a very classic looking sweater.

2. Diamonds in the Rough by Michael Snow – This scarf done in Tunisian crochet is subtly patterned and looks great. Using the Tunisian simple stitch and Tunisian purl stitch, it is an easy and beautiful project. Perfect for the trendy dad in your life!

3. Tunisian Tie by Kara Gunza of Petals to Picots – Another Tunisian crochet pattern, this tie is another simple and quick project. Easily personalized with colors, a new take on a classic Father’s Day gift.

4. Slip Stitch Bow Tie by Jessie Rayot of Jessie At Home – And if the man in your life prefers a bow tie, there is a pattern for that as well!

5. Work or Play Beanie by Kathy Lashley of ELK Studio – This simple hat looks great and is sure to please whoever it is made for. Nice and thin to not be bulky but great for some warmth.

And the paid ones:

6. Opa House Shoes Slippers by Tara Murray of Mamachee – I really like these slippers from Mamachee. It can be hard to find a good slipper pattern for men but this one definitely fits the need.

7. Manly Man Spa Set by Krista Short of The Evergreen Shore – Who says spa sets are only for women? The manly men in your family will love this one! (pssssttttt….keep your eyes open for a review and giveaway involving this one coming soon!)

8. Ballcap Earwarmer by Lisa Jelle of Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts – This would be great for the guy that likes to hunt! Done in camo yarn or hunter orange or even team colors. The possibilities are endless!

9. Shockwave Beanie by Liz McQueen of Playin’ Hooky Designs – This is the hat that she campaigned for Zac Brown to wear on stage. You can read about that here on her blog. I love how this hat can be subtle or bold depending on color choices.

10. The Tech Lounger by Krista Short of  The Evergreen Shore – If you have a techie in your life, this would be a great gift! You could do team colors or just leave it neutral.

 

So these were some of my favorites. Do you have any favorite patterns for the guys in your life? Which of these are you most likely to make or is your favorite? 

Keep creating!

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Little Flame Skirt Free Pattern

A few months ago, my best friend had a new little baby. I started developing a pattern line based on his name, Aidan, which means “little fire”. He won’t ever wear this particular item in the pattern line but as I worked on the patterns I just knew that I had to create a skirt.

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My Kids Create Adventure

If you have followed me for any length of time, you will know that I don’t care for amigurumi. Generally speaking working it makes my hands hurt. I think part of it is that I hook so tight that it makes my hands cramp working in that manner.

However, I decided that this year I would help out with Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts Kids Create Contest. Sooo….I was one of the volunteer crafters to bring a kid’s drawing to life with crochet. It has been an amazing experience and allowed me to try out a new stitch (you’ll see more about that later).

Here is what I started with for my creation:

And here is what I created:

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Native American Set – Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern for a Native American Set came about because I had a customer who sent me a picture and I couldn’t find any patterns that were exactly what I wanted.

So I picked up my hook and went to creating.

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