The Chasing Arrows Blankets design adds a modern twist on an old traditional craft. I love the striking design of the repeating arrows grabs your attention. This was a design that was so difficult to photograph. The blanket is so stunning in person but the design just kind of fades in the photos, so I hope you can all envision how lovely this really is.
I decided on the colors for my Chasing Arrows sample blanket with all your help in my Crochet and Conversations group (if you are not a member, come join-it’s lots of fun, you can join by clicking HERE). Asking for color inspiration I settled on a succulent photo and then made my selection below. Just think of the colors you would make the Chasing Arrows Blanket in, the colors can really affect what vibe your finished blanket will give off.
Some things I love about this design
The Chasing Arrows Blanket has an easy color changing that really helps the details pop because of the stripes that the repeating arrows follow. The blanket has no border!!! That is right, the simple cream outline is created as you crochet the blanket from the bottom up. When you are done all you need to do is add Extra Large Tassels to the large throw (which will be about 46” X 58”), and yes, I included a tassel tutorial for any of you that are unfamiliar with making them. But, watch out, they are addicting and you will want to add tassels to everything!
There is nothing sweeter than sleeping babies and I adore the popular trend that photographers are capturing this precious moment. The only thing that can make these babies cuter is a delicate romper, the beautiful texture of a lacey mohair just adds to the snugglyness of this moment.
The popular rompers are very difficult to find in a crochet pattern. I designed a Classic Romper at the beginning of the year and it was such a success I decided to design a one in a lacy look and now I get to share the Precious Newborn Romper pattern with all of you.
The romper is designed as a photo prop for newborns up to about 2 weeks old and will fits a newborn between 6-12 pounds (newborns in the sample photos are 6 & 8 pounds).
The pattern was made using Knit Picks Aloft yarn but any lacey mohair yarn will work up if you check and match the gauge as you work the romper up (gauge checks are throughout the pattern). The Precious Newborn Romper is made with less than 1 skein of yarn.
That’s right! Add 2 or more patterns to your cart from my Ravelry store and you will get 50% off your entire order. You must use code, “SP3Love” at checkout (please make sure the discount applies, no refunds). The sale is good through Monday, February 18, 2019.
It is here!!! Happy Dancing is going on over here and hopefully in your living room too.
One of my favorite things to host are Crochet Alongs. I love the interaction with other crochet minded people and see everyone work side by side (via the internet) and complete a fun project. The last 2 years I have designed baby blankets there were so much fun so I had to do another fun animal themed blanket. Having already done farm animals and teddy bears I had to jump on board the woodland animal theme.
Forest Friends Blanket
There are so many fun things about the Forest Friends Blanket CAL. The forest friends are a popular theme, but not just for babies, so I decide to make this blanket a little bit larger so the toddlers can grow into it. The blanket will be 38″ wide by 54″ long. Now when I hear that a blanket is “bigger” I get a little worried about the time it will take to make. But, don’t fret! The stitches used are a lovely stitch combo that works up really fast.
The animal faces are subtle and are mostly distinguished by the face details, the outline is very faint which creates a whimsical look. All the faces are somewhat similar with slight differences that give them each a little different look.
You can design the blanket however you like. Choose one animal to create in all 5 sections designed for an animal face, or select a couple different animals, or crochet all 5. Once the animals are done you can decide if you want to add trees, big flowers, little flowers and/or leaves. You can pick the placement of all of these and add as many as you like.
March 31: Deadline for final blankets to be posted to
Ravelry for Free Accessory Pattern.
Gift for Completion
I enjoy seeing you complete the CAL, so I offer a gift for those that finish by the March 31st deadline. This is only to offer you an extra incentive to finish the project and not just add it to your pile of UFO (unfinished object) pile. If you don’t complete it in time, please don’t look at this as a punishment for not finishing on time. But, for those of you that do finish AND add your finished blanket as a project on Ravelry by Sunday March 31, 2019, I will give you one free Forest Friends Accessory pattern for free. I have designed a fun wall hanging and pillow to coordinate with the pattern.
The Cross My Heart Headband and Scarf has been a loved pattern by many. So much so, that I keep getting requests for more designs using the lovely stitch pattern.
Over the last couple years I have been able to design a coordinating hat, fingerless gloves, shawl and vest. They are all luxurious and classy designs. Take note of how much changing the type of yarn you use can change the look as well. I could make any of these pieces over and over. Check out the entire Cross My Heart Collection Below:
The Cross My Heart Shawl features the beautiful stitch work, but it really pops by switching colors. The triangle shawl can class up any outfit. Grab your copy on Ravelry: HERE
The Cross My Heart Vest is one of my favorites. The vest top folds over and is like wearing a warm cowl. This accessory is so warm and simple everyone loves it. The pattern comes in multiple adult sizes AND children’s sizes from toddler up to adult, look how cute it is on my daughter!