New Pattern: "Elysium"

Here is another example of me experimenting with pineapples. I wanted to see if I could give them a raised look and, to me anyway, they came out looking like cupcakes instead! This newest pattern is only 29 rounds, but I'm very happy with how it turned out. 

10r.png

For a design that is only 29 rounds, I'm surprised with how large it turned out to be: 14-inches. It took me about 5 days to design. There was a particular round that I had to completely frog no less than three times, and it was a popcorn round! The first two times were because I wanted to change the design a little, and then the third time was because after I completed it and started on the next round I'd completely left out an important stitch a few rounds previous. Needless to say, I lost an entire day's worth of progress. 

13r.png

This pattern was so much fun to design. I hope you enjoy working it as much as I did. 

preview.PNG

To purchase pattern, you have two options:

1. Purchase from Ravelry (recommended)

2. Purchase from me (choose your language below)

3.99
Buy English Pattern
Buy Russian Pattern

New Pattern: "Saffron"

Normally when I design, I don't have much planned. However, when I started this one, I knew I wanted to experiment with taller stitches. My tension has reached the point where I feel comfortable wrapping several times without losing the consistency of my stitches, so I decided to try my hand at incorporating some rare stitches in this pattern. I'm not sure if Tamara coined the names for these stitches herself, but I used her guide nonetheless. This pattern is named "Saffron" even though I didn't use that color. 

20r.png

In this pattern, I only incorporated up to a Quadruple Treble stitch, which is when you wrap five times before beginning. If you don't feel comfortable or don't have any experience with tall stitches, I suggest you practice beforehand. They are easy to crochet, but often we end up with the top loops being extra loose. Remember to keep all your loops near the tip of your hook in order to minimize this problem.

21r.png

When I was designing this, I ended up playing a little bit of 'yarn chicken' near the end. I had a full ball of Artiste thread and ended up having only 12-inches leftover, with no backup ball waiting. Because of that, I suggest a yardage of 450-500 yards just to be safe.

preview.PNG

As always, new patterns are 50% off during the first 24-hours. You will see the discounted price reflected in your cart before you checkout. After the promotional period, it will return to full price. During the promotional period, it does not qualify for other discounts.

New Pattern: "Daisy"

A few weeks ago, I started designing this new pattern. However, when I finished, I was not happy with how aggressive I had to block it. And second to that, I was unhappy with my color choice (lilac). Even though the doily itself turned out beautiful and the color only added to that, the color was difficult to photograph accurately. 

03r.png

So I started over and with my favorite color thread: natural. And now that I've worked it again and made minor changes so that it lays flat even before blocking, I am in love with it all over again. It blocked beautifully and also photographed beautifully.

Here is "Daisy."

01r.png

I used a 2.25mm hook with about 400 yards of size 10 thread. You may use whatever hook size you prefer, but keep in mind the yardage will be different. Make sure you have enough on hand just in case you need more. It is 33 rounds and includes stitches like clusters, popcorns, and decreases.

05r.png

When I went back to work it the second time and make changes, I also centered the middle. What I mean to say is that when I worked it the first time, the center was off  and it was really noticeable. But because I was working it again, I made the necessary changes to make it correct. This is sometimes that happens with designing-- since I never plan ahead and I don't know what it will eventually look like, I am not always 100% satisfied with the result. This time, since I took the time to make changes and work it twice, I absolutely am 100% happy with it. I will show you the center of the purple (first) version so you can compare if you want.

01r.png

I hope you enjoy working this pattern as much as I did. It did not take long at all for me, but then again I do crochet quite fast.

You can find this pattern on Ravelry. If you cannot purchase with Paypal, you can contact me and I can list it here on my website instead. However, I prefer all purchases be made through Ravelry because it ensures you will receive all future updates. But I do know that problems can occur and some countries do not allow Paypal; if that is the case for you, please contact me and I will make a listing just for you.

"Marion" [Full Video Tutorial]

After almost 6 months after I began it, I am finally finished with the full video tutorial for the pattern "Marion." This process was marked with a lot of frustration--both with the process and with drama along the way. Needless to day, it's done! 

The video tutorial is cut into 10 parts. Each video contains several rounds with clear transitions, full audio, and stitch counts displayed at the end of each round. The tutorial covers the ENTIRE patter (with the only exception being "repeats"; any excessive repeats within a round are discussed but not shown, in order to save time). 

In order to access the videos, I require 2 things from you: 

  1. You must have a Facebook account in order to view the videos.
  2. You must have a legitimate copy of the pattern.

All of this information can be found on the product page and also reiterated in the information document you will receive with your purchase. 

I want to thank the entire community for encouraging me through this process. I try to go above and beyond to help people work my patterns, and this I guess is the best way. 

 

New Pattern: "Amelia"

I know it's been a very long time. I've been busy but also struggling with motivation. This newest pattern took me two months to complete, when it usually only takes me a few days. I hope you enjoy this one. 

01r.png

For "Amelia," I used Artiste Egyptian Cotton in the color "cloud." Even though I myself used a 2.25mm hook, I always recommend smaller, or your preferred size. I use the Boye Ergonomic Hook Handle with my hook because my hands prefer the extra comfort. 

03r.png

I used 415 yards / 76g of thread. Most people will use more than I did, so I recommend 45-500 yards; two spools of thread will usually do the trick, or one spool of Curio. 

02r.png

The stitches used in "Amelia" are slst, sk, ch, sc, dc, tc, dtr, csdc, fp, bp, bl, blo, cluster, popcorn, sc2tog, dc2tog, dc3tog, tc4tog, tc4tog, dtr4tog, dtr6tog, and small picot.

Always remember that if you  need help or support for any of my patterns, you should join our Facebook group