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!
When I started designing patterns back in 2011, I focused most of my designs on newborn photo props. I was in the midst of having and raising my babies, so I just couldn’t get enough of the newborn cuteness. After nearly 8 years, my designs have evolved and I design a huge variety of items. But, I always enjoy going back to homebase. So, I am excited to share my first design of this year, 2019, with you all today. I hope you love the Classic Newborn Footed Romper.
Check out how beautiful the stitching is! The ribbing look also creates a lot of stretch to the Classic Newborn Footed Romper allowing for it to stretch in length and in width. The design is for newborns but can fit a variety of weighs up to about 12 pounds (the darling baby in the photo was 10 lbs).
The Classic Newborn Footed Romper is made with Patons Lace (which is listed as a #2 Fine Weight yarn). However, my testers made their rompers with other weights like: Premier Yarns Alpaca Dance (#4 weight), Stylecraft Special DK weight and Bernat Softee Baby (#3 weight). Just make sure you check your gauge and adjust your hook to meet the correct gauge before you begin to ensure the romper comes out the right size.
I just want to take a minute and let you all know how much I appreciate your support in 2018. Sweet Potato 3 had a fun, creative and successful year and that is due to all of you. Thank you so much!
I would like to extend a 30% off sale through Tuesday 1/1/2019. There is no minimum purchase required and you can use it as many times as you like. This sale is only good in my Ravelry Shop, link is: HERE
The Cross My Heart Triangle Shawl is a classic shawl design made in a triangular shape that easily wraps around to create a beautiful warm wrap. I choose a classic grey but wanted to add a soft touch with the light yellow used to crochet the Cross My Heart Stitch. Imagine all the different colors you can use, the combinations will change the entire look of this scarf, and there are unlimited possibilities! For a little less “pop” you can make the scarf in a solid or ombre yarn. The Cross My Heart Triangle Shawl is sure to be loved.