July is Baby Month here at Sweet Potato 3

That’s right, I am going back to the beginning and focusing on Babies. I began designing in 2011 and designed many newborn baby props. I worked with amazing photographers and have some darling designs. So, this month, I will be bundling some oldies but definite goodies, and offering them at steep discounts.

The first bundle will be released on Wednesday July 3, 2019. All the bundles created this month will be available for a limited time. And although they are already at a great discount, make sure you check the Crochet & Conversations group for a little extra off….

Join the Crochet & Conversations Group, HERE.

Cable Golf Club Cover – Crochet Pattern

Need a quick gift idea for Father’s Day? Does your Dad or Grandfather love to golf? Help protect those expensive golf clubs with the Cable Golf Club Cover. It is the perfect gift that you can make in an evening or two, he is sure to love them. You’ll love making them so much, you just might make a set for you too!

Golf Club Covers - Crochet Pattern

The crochet pattern includes 3 covers, each cover is a different size with a different design. The Cable Golf Club Covers are designed to fit the following clubs: Hybrid (small), Wood (medium) & the Driver (large). You can make the set all one color or coordinate with 3 different ones. Then customize them with an optional pom to throw in a little more color if you like!

The Cable Golf Club Covers are made using Worsted Weight Yarn and Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm), the only other tool you may need is a 2″ pom maker (but that is totally optional). Fall in love with crocheting cables as each cover features an easy yet striking look in the textures and weaves of the stitches.

Cable Golf Club Covers

Grab your copy of the Cable Golf Club Cover pattern on the following sites. And as a new release, the pattern is 50% off on Ravelry through Father’s Day (6/16/19), no code is needed, the discount will be applied when you add the pattern to your cart for checkout.

Do cables intimidate you?

Tuesday through Thursday (6/11-6/13), I will be hosting LIVE fb sessions showing how to work the cables in the Golf Club Covers. You will need to join my FB Crochet & Conversations group to view them. It will be a chance for you to watch how they are worked, ask questions and even share your progress. I hope to see you in there!

Join SP3 Crochet & Conversations: HERE

Teachers Take Note – Crochet Gift Set

Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching! This year it is May 6-10, 2019. We all know how wonderful and amazing those folks that teach, inspire and love our children all day long are. So we like to devote an entire week to show them how much we appreciate them. Now, the dreaded question, what do I get them?

Teachers Take Note Snap Pouches Gift Set

I designed this fun and unique set just for teachers, but could also be given to writers, librarians, or anyone who enjoys writing. The Snap Pouch is a fun way to create a small carrying case. The top of each pouch simple “snaps” shut! The set includes a snap pouch that looks like a notebook paper, another snap pouch that looks like a pencil and then it is topped off with a cute apple cozy.

I love to include new techniques and stitches in my patterns and of course I created a couple easy to follow YouTube tutorials to go along with the pattern. This set will even introduce you to the fun technique of Tunisian crochet (yes there is a video to show you just how to do it), no special hook is needed though for this pattern.

Where to get the pattern

Grab your copy of the Teacher Take Note Snap Pouch Gift Set on the following website:

Supplies Needed

I used scrap yarn for most of the Teachers Take Note Set. Any worsted weight yarn will work, I did use Red Heart Super Saver from my stash. All the specific colors are listed within the pattern. Other supplies needed are as follows:

  • Crochet Hook H (5.00) mm & Crochet Hook G (4.00 mm)
  • An old tape measure that is at least 3/4″ wide
  • Tin Snips (or old scissors that you don’t mind ruining)
  • Tape (electrical, duct or packaging)
  • Yarn Needle and Regular Yarn Scissors

Thank a Teacher Today!

Sweet Serendipity Blanket – Crochet Pattern

Sweet Serendipity… what do you do when a box of this amazingly soft and scrumptious yarn (Sprightly Spectrum) arrives on your doorstep?

First off a Happy Dance!!! LOL-I am not kidding. Then, just sit and admire the colors and dream of crocheting with it. I typically am not a fan of self striping yarns, but the Sprightly Spectrum yarns colors fade into one another in a very eye-appealing way. The transition is soft and lovely. See their entire colorway of the Sprightly Spectrum yarn, HERE.

Because the yarn is self striping I knew I needed to finds some fun stitches to make the blanket fun to work up. I wanted it to be a little airy, have a little texture and a new stitch that will allow me to hopefully teach you all something new. Bam, the Sweet Serendipity Blanket was created <3

Photo courtesy of BluPrint

How to get the Pattern

When I look at the striping blanket, it brings a peaceful feeling with the warm colors that remind me of spring blossoms. The Sweet Serendipity Blanket is perfect for those cool spring/summer nights.

The pattern for the Sweet Serendipity Blanket comes in two different throw sizes:

  • 38” X 52”
  • 50” X 60”

The pattern also includes photo tutorials and a video tutorial for one of the stitches. I hope you learn something new as you crochet the new pattern. You can purchase the pattern on the following sites:

Purchase a KIT

The Sweet Serendipity Blanket is also available in a Kit through BluPrint. You will receive the pattern along with the yarn to make the blanket. The colorways of the Sprightly Spectrum yarn is lovely and I am sure you will find one that you love. The Photos are done in the Plum Crazy color but I also have a sample of the blanket made up in the Raindance color:

To purchase the Sweet Serendipity KIT visit BluPrint: HERE

Crochet & Conversations

If you enjoyed seeing the latest design by Sweet Potato 3, I would love to have you join my Crochet & Conversation group. We are a group of folks that enjoy the art of crochet. It is a group hosted through facebook where we have the opportunity to chat about our shared craft, share our completed projects and just have a good time. If you’d like to join click: HERE.

Snap Pouch CAL

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Come join me next week for a Free Snap Pouch Crochet Along! This is a fun and small project that won’t take long at all. Plus, you can use up that scrap yarn you have laying around the house. There will be 3 sizes of snap pouches to choose from. Each one has a unique stitch that you will get to see demonstrated in a LIVE video through the Crochet and Conversations facebook group.

The largest pouch has a fun geometrical shape in the stitches. It is a great size to use as a crochet hook storage, pencil storage or throw some misc items in it to help organize your larger handbag. The middle size is a square and would be great to hold small trinkets (maybe a set of jacks, a deck of cards, small ipod with headphones). The smallest of the snap pouches is ideal for chapstick! Add poms, tassels, buttons, appliques, key rings… you name it, the sky is the limit!

The CAL will be hosted in the Crochet & Conversations group on facebook, so come and join us by clicking HERE.

Forest Friends Crochet Pattern Set

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So excited to release the entire Forest Friends Set! This adorable set includes the blanket, pillow and wall hanging. Each piece features the darling animals faces that are resting peacefully. The faces are designed to accent the main detail in the upper face of the animals especially the eyes and ears while the lower outline fades into the stitches of the blanket.

The entire set can be purchased at a discounted price on Ravelry: HERE or on Etsy: HERE

Customize the blanket with all of the same animals or pick one and do them all the same. The pattern includes the instructions for the following animals: Fox (or change to grey colors for a Wolf), Owl, Skunk, Raccoon and Deer.

Forest Friends Blanket

The Forest Friends blanket is larger than a traditional baby blanket. This will allow for the baby to grow into it and use the blanket into childhood or even when they are older. It is even a nice size for me (mom) to wrap up in. The completed size of the blanket is roughly 38” wide X 54” long. Grab your copy of only the Forest Friends Blanket on Ravelry: HERE or Etsy: HERE.

Forest Friends Pillow

The Forest Friends Pillow is a very cute, fun and quick project that you can add to any home decor. The pillow makes a cute accent piece for nurseries, children’s bedroom, classrooms, reading nooks or even cabins. The pillow is made to fit a traditional accent pillow size of 14X14 inches square. You can grab the pattern for just the pillow on Ravelry: HERE or on Etsy: HERE.

Forest Friends Wall Hanging

The Forest Friends Wall Hanging is whimsical project that accents the pillow and blanket perfectly. The wall hanging can be made off a wooden rod/dowel, a decorative hanger or find a cute branch out in nature for a earthy look. The finished size of the Forest Friends Wall Hanging is about 14-15” wide by 18” long counting the fringe but not the top hanger string. Grab the Forest Friends Wall Hanging pattern on Ravelry: HERE or on Etsy: HERE.

Add Appliques to Customize

All the coordinating pieces of the Forest Friends Set include instructions for some fun appliques including a small flower, larger flower, a leaf and a fun pine tree. The appliques can be mixed up as much as you like or can be as simple as you like.

You will love making the entire Forest Friends Set. The main stitch in the pattern creates a thin fabric so the blanket is not going to be heavy. And an even bigger bonus is that it works up pretty quick. Enjoy making the pieces and please share your progress or finished project with me in my Crochet and Conversations group: HERE.