Sunday, April 27, 2014

Featured Crafter - Too Yarn Cute

Stacy from Too Yarn Cute
This week our feature is Too Yarn Cute Crochet Designs by Stacy who is also the owner of Too Yarn Cute Magazine.  I've had the pleasure of becoming friends with Stacy over the last few months and she is such a kind and sweet person who really wants to help others learn and grow.  Even though I have never met her in person,  I value the friendship we have gained through our love of crochet!

Here's your chance to get to know more about her businesses.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sweet & Sassy Skirt and Accessories

I always find it fun to try out new products to design with.  A couple of years ago, Red Heart Sashay was all the rage for scarves and I wanted to be different and use it for my Princess Britt dress.  I work it up slightly different than what Red Heart suggests, but it was easier for me and the results were amazing! I love the look of the Sashay and was excited to see a new option  come out recently. 

Have you heard of Red Heart's Sassy Fabric?  It's still pretty new and there are a few patterns out there, but I wanted something for my girls again. 
I've designed a new skirt and a few accessories for my girls to wear and they couldn't wait to wear them out!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Ribbon Candy Infinity Cowl/Wrap Pattern Release

Ribbon Candy Cowl from Crafting Friends Designs
I knew when I designed the Ribbon Candy Scarf pattern that I wanted an infinity cowl also.  I love the look of this stitch pattern and am very pleased with the end results.

This makes such a beautiful Cowl for adults!  Using *Red Heart Soft Yarn, it is very comfy and drapes quite nicely.  This is NOT just taking the scarf pattern and stitching it together, it is a very unique pattern and fun to work up. 

As Ashlee from Ash & Co was taking photos for a few other patterns, my daughter started getting a little cold, so we threw the cowl around her to warm up her arms and WOW - I loved it as a wrap for toddlers!  Such a great option to have and perfect for spring!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Free pattern release: Spring Sparkle Cowl

Remember the Spring Sparkle Shawl that was released last month?   Red Heart sent me some  Tealessence Boutique Swanky Yarn to try and I think the color is amazing!   
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This yarn is so soft and drapes well.  Since I've been working on the Battle of the Stitches crochet challenge for the past few weeks and using the Rocky Road crochet stitch, I thought it would be great to make a cowl with it.  You may use other yarns for this pattern, but the results will be different.  Boutique Swanky has a nice stretch to it and works well with this stitch pattern. 

Such a fun way to dress up any outfit!  I can't wait to get some more Swanky and work up some of these cowls for gifts. 
Enjoy this free crochet pattern!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

V Stitch Preemie Hat Pattern

­­V Stitch Preemie Hat

Hook Size: G                                                                                        Gauge: 4 SC & 4 Rows = 1”
Materials: 1-2 oz Caron Simply Soft Yarn
Stitches: Ch, SC, DC, V Stitch (DC, Ch2, DC in same stitch)

Monday, March 31, 2014

And we have a Winner!!! Battle of the Stitches Round 1

I want to give a HUGE Thank you and shout out to our Battle of the Stitches Judges:

Heidi from Snappy Tots
Stacy from Too Yarn Cute
Lisa from Loops of Love
Jennifer from Crochet by Jennifer

They had the challenge of deciding the winner of our Battle of the Stitches Round 1.
Each design was scored 1-10 based on 4 categories -
1. Best overall design
2. Most creative/unique
3. Best use of Stitch
4. Best use of color to show the stitch

I am so glad it was not up to me!  What did you think of all these designs?  Aren't they amazing? Which is your favorite?  Not that you have to choose - All of these patterns will be in  the Special "Battle of the Stitches" issue of Too Yarn Cute Magazine Releasing on April 11th

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Challenger #10 Battle of the Stitches Reveal

Our final Reveal for the Battle of the Stitches Round 1 Crochet Challenge.  I'm kind of sad to see this last one posted, but I'm excited to look forward to another round with a new stitch challenge. 

Our Challenger #10 is Kimberlie from ShopKimberlie.  Kimberlie is a fun designer who puts her own unique style into various designs.  I had not known Kimberlie until she was suggested as a challenger for this round.  I'm happy she accepted the challenge!

Challenger #9 Battle of the Stitches Reveal

Challenger # 9 from the Battle of the Stitches Round 1...  Can you believe we're almost through the reveals?

This Challenger is another super lady who I have seen in various crochet groups on FaceBook but didn't really know until now.  Hope is the talent behind the business Awe Stitch and I would love if you could go tell her what you think of her design using the Rocky Road crochet stitch.

Challenger #8 Battle of the Stitches Reveal


Our Battle of the Stitches Challenger #8 is one talented lady!  I have seen her designs and spoken with her a few times and she is such a sweet person.  I knew I wanted her involved in this challenge when deciding who to ask.  I'm very happy she joined in the fun.

JoAnne from GrammyJo Lids is creative and fun in her designs and I hope you have taken the time to get to know her and see her talent. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Challenger #7 Battle of the Stitches Reveal

Battle of the Stitches
Design #7 out of 10....Are you as impressed as I am?  10 Battle of the Stitches Challengers using the Rocky Road stitch with the Mother's Day theme.  Have you thought about what you will make for your mom, grandma or even yourself?

Our Challenger #7 is Tera from Trifles N Treasures. She chose to use Red Heart Gumdrop yarn (another one to add to my list) and I think it worked great!
Isn't it fun to see how the different yarns show the same stitch?