New Pattern: "Ceres"

I recently received a large box filled with vintage thread from a friend of mine. I saw 2 spools of this beautiful blue and knew I had to use it immediately on a new pattern. However, I didn't realize that I would run out! This pattern is bigger than my average size, and I never know how big they will be when I begin them. However, since I already have a lot of thread, and a lot of partially-used spools, I was able to find a few leftovers in a strikingly similar color. They match so well you really can't tell, especially not from the pictures alone.

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"Ceres" turned out to be 42 rounds and about 18-inches in diameter. If you've been paying attention, you might have noticed I've been using more space-themed names. This makes #4: Cassini, Orion, Antares, and Ceres. I definitely plan to use more.

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If you're uncomfortable with taller stitches, I will warn you that this one does utilize TRTRs. If you look closely at the pictures, you can see an entire round of TRTRs that create a spoke-like effect around the center. I really like the look of them in this pattern, especially how the "yarn overs" create a twisted look to the stitches.

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For this pattern, I used 73g / 510y of size 10 thread. You will need between 500-550 yards, depending on your tension and the hook size you prefer to use. I am still using a 2.25mm because of my very tight tension. 

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New Free Pattern: "Willa"

This is not a new pattern so much as it's a new 'free' one. I used to sell this pattern but then took it off the market so I could reformat it and then share it for free. This is one of the very first patterns I designed, and as such it's not at the same level of my current ones. It's very plain (in my opinion) and not a challenge for the most part. So I am releasing it for free.

"Willa"

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Pattern Details

Finished size: 11-inches
Thread: size 10, 200-225 yards
Hook: 1.75mm
Terminology: U.S. terms
Level: 'beginner'

Stitches & Terms

  • SLST = slip stitch
  • SK = skip
  • CH = chain
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double
  • DC = double crochet
  • TC = triple crochet
  • CSDC = chainless starting double crochet
  • Puff stitch = (yarn over, place hook in stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop) three times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook
  • V-stitch = DC, CH 3, DC
  • Shell = 2 DC, CH 3, 2 DC
  • Picot = ch4, slst in fourth ch from hook, ch1

Pattern Notes

  • Join all rounds with a SLST to the first stitch of the round, unless otherwise indicated.
  • If a round begins with a "CSDC" you may choose to work a CH 3 instead. It will always count as the first DC of the round unless otherwise noted.
  • I recommend crocheting over your starting thread as you work the beginning rounds.
  • Pattern repeats are marked with an asterisk (*).
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"Willa"

CH 9 and join with a SLST to form a circle.

ROUND 1 = CH 1, 18 SC in circle. Join. [18 SC]

ROUND 2 = (CH9, SC in the fourth ch from hook, HDC in each of the next two ch stitches, DC in each of the next three chain stitches, skip two SC from round 1, SLST into the next stitch) six times. Your last SLST will be into where you started this round. [6 points]

ROUND 3 = SLST up to and into the first ch3 space at the tip of the first point, CH 1, SC in same space, CH 15, *SC in next ch3 space at tip of next point, CH 15* around. Join. [6 SC, 6 spaces]

ROUND 4 = SLST into first space, CH 1, 15 SC in same space, *15 SC in next space* around. Join. [90 SC]

ROUND 5 = CSDC, HDC in next stitch, SC in each of the next 11 stitches, HDC in next stitch, DC in next stitch, *DC in next stitch, HDC in next stitch, SC in each of the next 11 stitches, HDC in next stitch, DC in next stitch* around. Join. [12 DC, 12 HDC, 66 SC]

ROUND 6 = CH 1, SC in first stitch, *SC in next stitch* around. Join. [90 SC]

ROUND 7 = CSDC, CH4, skip next 2 stitches, *DC in next stitch, CH 4, sk next 2 stitches* around. Join. [45 DC, 45 spaces]

ROUND 8 = SLST into first space, CH 1, 5 SC in same space, *5 SC in next space* around. Join. [225 SC]

ROUND 9 = CSDC, HDC in next stitch, SC in next stitch, HDC in next stitch, DC in next stitch, *DC in next stitch, HDC in next stitch, SC in next stitch, HDC in next stitch, DC in next stitch* around. Join. [90 DC, 90 HDC, 45 SC]

ROUND 10 = CH 1, SC in first stitch, *SC in next stitch* around. Join. [225 SC]

ROUND 11 = (CSDC, CH 3, DC) in first stitch--first v-stitch made, skip next 2 stitches, CH 3, SC in each of the next 3 stitches, skip next stitch, SC in each of the next three stitches, CH 3, skip next 2 stitches, DC in the next stitch, CH 5, DC in the next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, CH 3, SC in each of the next 3 stitches, skip next stitch, SC in each of the next 3 stitches, CH 3, skip next 2 stitches, *v-stitch in next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, CH 3, SC in each of the next 3 stitches, skip next stitch, SC in each of the next 3 stitches, CH 3, skip next 2 stitches, DC in the next stitch, CH 5, DC in the next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, CH 3, SC in each of the next 3 stitches, skip next stitch, SC in each of the next 3 stitches, CH 3, skip next 2  stitches* around. Join. [6 v-stitches, 12 DC, 6 ch5 spaces, 24 ch3 spaces, 72 SC]

ROUND 12 = SLST into first space, CSDC, (DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in same space, CH 8, sk next 2 spaces, 10 TC in next ch5 space, CH 8, sk next 2 spaces, *shell stitch in next v-stitch space, CH 8, sk next 2 spaces, 10 TC in ch5 space, CH 8, sk next 2 spaces* around. Join. [6 shell stitches, 60 TC, 12 ch8 spaces]

ROUND 13 = SLST into first shell space, CSDC, (DC, CH 3, 2 DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in same space, CH 6, (TC in next TC, CH 1) nine times, TC in next TC, CH 6, *(2 DC, CH 3) twice in next shell space, 2 DC in same shell space, CH 6, (TC in next TC, CH 1) nine times, TC in next TC, CH 6* around. Join. [36 DC, 60 TC, 54 ch1 spaces, 12 ch6 spaces]

ROUND 14 = SLST into first space, CSDC, (DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in same space, CH 3, shell in next space, CH 6, sk next ch6 space, (SC in next ch1 space, CH 3) eight times, SC in next ch1 space, CH 6, sk next ch6 space, *shell in next ch3 space, CH 3, shell in next space, CH 6, sk next ch6 space, (SC in next ch1 space, CH 3) eight times, SC in next ch1 space, CH 6, sk next ch6 space* around. Join. [12 shell stitches, 54 ch3 spaces, 54 SC, 12 ch6 spaces]

ROUND 15 = SLST into first space, CSDC, (DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in same space, CH 5, sk next ch3 space, shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch6 space, (SC in next ch3 space, CH 3) seven times, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch6 space, *shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch3 space, shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch6 space, (SC in next ch3 space, CH 3) seven times, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch6 space* around. Join. [12 shell stitches, 42 ch3 spaces, 18 ch5 spaces, 48 SC]

ROUND 16 = SLST into first space, CSDC, (DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in same space, CH 5, SC in next ch5 space, CH 5, shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, (SC in next ch3 space, CH 3) six times, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, *shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, SC in next ch5 space, CH 5, shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, (SC in next ch3 space, CH 3) six times, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space* around. Join. [12 shell stitches, 24 ch5 spaces, 36 ch3 spaces, 48 SC]

ROUND 17 = SLST into first space, CSDC, (DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in same space, CH 6, SC in next ch5 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch5 space, CH 6, shell in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, (SC in next ch3 space, CH 3) five times, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, *shell stitch in next shell space, CH 6, SC in next ch5 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch5 space, CH 6, shell in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, (SC in next ch3 space, CH 3) five times, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space* around. Join. [12 shell stitches, 12 ch6 spaces, 12 ch5 spaces, 30 ch3 spaces, 6 ch1 spaces, 24 DC]

ROUND 18 = SLST into first space, CSDC, (DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in same space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch1 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, (SC in next ch3 space, CH 3) four times, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, *shell stitch in next shell space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch1 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, (SC in next ch3 space, CH 3) four times, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space* around. Join. [12 shell stitches, 48 DC, 12 ch1 spaces, 24 ch3 spaces, 12 ch5 space, 12 ch6 spaces, 48 SC]

ROUND 19 = SLST into first space, CSDC, (DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in same space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch1 space, CH 6, SC in next ch1 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, shell in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, (SC in next ch3 space, CH 3) three times, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, *shell stitch in next shell space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch1 space, CH 6, SC in next ch1 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, shell in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, (SC in next ch3 space, CH 3) three times, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space* around. Join. [12 shell stitches, 18 ch6 spaces, 12 ch1 spaces, 12 ch5 spaces, 18 ch3 spaces, 48 SC, 48 DC]

ROUND 20 = SLST into first space, CSDC, (DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in same space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch1 space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, SC in next ch1 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, (SC in next ch3 space, CH 3) twice, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, *shell stitch in next shell space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch1 space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, SC in next ch1 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, (SC in next ch3 space, CH 3) twice, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space* around. Join. [12 shell stitches, 24 ch6 spaces, 12 ch1 spaces, 12 ch5 spaces, 12 ch3 spaces, 48 SC, 48 DC]

ROUND 21 = SLST into first space, CSDC, (DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in same space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, SC in next ch1 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch1 space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, SC in next ch3 space, CH 3, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, *shell stitch in next shell space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, SC in next ch1 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch1 space, CH 6, SC in next ch6 space, CH 6, shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, SC in next ch3 space, CH 3, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space* around. Join. [12 shell stitches, 30 ch6 spaces, 12 ch1 spaces, 12 ch5 spaces, 6 ch3 spaces, 48 SC, 48 DC]

ROUND 22 = SLST into first space, CSDC, (DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in same space, (CH 7, SC in next ch6 space) twice, CH 7, SC in next ch1 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch6 space, (2 DC< CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch1 space, (CH 7, SC in next ch6 space) twice, CH 7, shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, *shell stitch in next shell space, (CH 7, SC in next ch6 space) twice, CH 7, SC in next ch1 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch6 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch1 space, (CH 7, SC in next ch6 space) twice, CH 7, shell stitch in next shell space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space, SC in next ch3 space, CH 5, sk next ch5 space* around. Join. [12 shell stitches, 36 ch7 spaces, 12 ch1 spaces, 12 ch5 spaces, 48 SC, 48 DC]

ROUND 23 = SLST into first space, CSDC, (DC, CH 3, 2 DC) in same space, (CH 7, SC in next ch7 space) three times, CH 7, SC in next ch1 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch1 space, (CH 7, SC in next ch7 space) three times, CH 7, shell stitch in next shell space, sk next 2 ch5 spaces, *shell stitch in next shell space, (CH 7, SC in next ch7 space) three times, CH 7, SC in next ch1 space, (2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC) in next SC, SC in next ch1 space, (CH 7, SC in next ch7 space) three times, CH 7, shell stitch in next shell space, sk next 2 ch5 spaces* around. Join. [12 shell stitches, 48 ch7 spaces, 12 ch1 spaces, 48 SC, 48 DC]

ROUND 24 = SLST into first space, CSDC, DC in same space, (CH 7, SC in next ch7 space) four times, CH 7, SC in next ch1 space, (CH 7, SC in next ch7 space) four times, CH 7, *2 DC in each of the next 2 shell spaces, (CH 7, SC in next ch7 space) four times, CH 7, SC in next ch1 space, (CH 7, SC in next ch7 space) four times, CH 7* around, 2 DC in next shell space. Join. [60 ch7 spaces, 24 DC, 54 SC]

ROUND 25 = SLST into the first space and across to the middle of the same space, CH 1, SC in same space, *CH 8, SC in next space* around, CH 4, DTR in first stitch of round--last ch8 space made. Join. [60 SC, 60 spaces]

ROUND 26 = CH 1, SC in same space, CH 8, *SC in next space, CH 8* around. Join. [60 SC, 60 spaces]

ROUND 27 = SLST into first space, CH 1, (4 SC, picot, 4 SC) in same space, *(4 SC, picot, 4 SC) in next space* around. Join. [480 SC, 60 picots]

Cut thread, fasten, weave in all ends. Block appropriately. 
 

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New Pattern: "Antares"

I always say with each new pattern that the newest one tends to be my favorite--this one is no exception. "Antares" started out like all the others: with no plan or direction, but ended up turning out beautifully. 

I used 52g of size 10 thread, so a tiny bit more than a single ball, so the estimate for this pattern is 350-375 yards. You may end up using less, especially if you have a tight tension and use a smaller hook. I used a 2.25mm hook which does mean I use a little more thread. 

Depending on your tension, your finished piece should be about 15-inches in diameter. I constantly find myself going back to this color--'ecru' or 'natural.' It photographs extremely well and it shows the stitching perfectly against this backdrop. It's also elegant timeless, in my opinion. 

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I would not say that this pattern is very challenging. The tallest stitch used in this pattern is a DTR (yarn over 3 times). I think if you've ever worked any of my patterns before, you will find this average difficulty. 

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New Pattern: "Samara"

This is the last pattern that I designed when we were living in our old place. We recently bought a house and the transition sort of put a snooze on my business. Now that we are fully settled, I am ready to get back into full-swing. 

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This pattern is not too challenging in itself, but reading the text of it can be. The repeats are very long, so it is easy to lose track. I would suggest breaking each round down, by copying it into a text editor, and putting each section on its own line break. Then, you can go through each repeat line-by-line. I would also suggest only stopping between rounds. If you stop within a round, you might lose your place. Because of the long repeats, the text of each round is very long. So the PDF is 15 pages long. I hope you don't find this too inconvenient.

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"Samara" is 42 rounds and uses about 500-550 yards of size 10 thread. I used 73g (511 yards) and it came out to about 16-inches in diameter. Even though the suggested hook size is 2.00mm, you should always use the hook size that best complements your tension. This means that if your tension is looser than mine, you will need a smaller hook; and if it is tighter than mine, you will need to size up.

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New Pattern: "Kalani"

We just moved into our new house, so I haven't had much time to work on anything. I finally got my computer setup so I could publish this pattern for you. It's been ready for almost a week now! 

"Kalani" is 43 rounds and requires about 400 yards of size 10 thread. Using my 2.25mm hook, I used about 52g / 385y of DMC traditions thread. I was gifted this lovely thread through a yarn exchange. It's very soft, but a teeny-tiny bit thinner than what I'm used to. I did enjoy working with it.

Lately, I have been experimenting with trying larger and repetitive motifs. I used to find repetition in patterns to be boring, but I am now enjoying having a bit of monotony to break up the challenge. 

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