Monthly Archives: October 2018

Waving Goodbye To October

Hello everyone!

This post is all about waving Goodbye to October, and looking ahead to November and making a pledge (to myself) that I am going to get the Stormtrooper blanket finished this next month.

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I first began this back in April of LAST year!! (I know. I know.) We owned a pub, and life got very busy, then it got packed away and fogotten about. And when we moved I found it again.

And ever since September, I have been making LOTS and LOTS of these little squares, all in Black and White and Graphite and Grey.

Every now and again, I have to take a break and work with COLOUR again.  Grins.

Hence the very productive October I have had.

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As you can see, I have managed to fit quite a lot of colour in too! Smiles.

The bottom right is the dreaded blanket.

The centre square is a little something to add a smile.

The middle left is my all time favourite make from the whole year, and you can find the blog post (and pattern links) here.

The hook roll (top middle) is the design I created for The Monthly Variety Box.  I’m the designer for that one in both March and November next year too, and I feel so excited to be a part of it.

Hayley is thinking of starting a monthly Mini box too, so it’s always worth clicking the link, and popping over to take a look.

Bottom middle is the #butterflypocket which I designed FREE for the charity #uponbutterflywings.  You can find out more (and grab the pattern download links) here.

I’m looking forward to November, I have the #beadedmittens pattern to finalise (it’s with my testers now) as well as the fingerless gloves.

I will be releasing the #prettypastelshookroll pattern for general sale this weekend.

And I WILL FINISH THAT STORMTROOPER BLANKET (Just watch this space!)  Smiles.

Wishing you all a very happy Halloween.

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Here’s a little square to frighten you with. :0)

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.x


You can share your #kernowdesigns makes with me in my facebook group using this web address:-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1479882018941961/

Or follow me on my blog at:-

www.kernowdesigns.co.uk

Or on Instagram here:-

https://www.instagram.com/__kernowdesigns/?hl=en

Etsy shop:-

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KernowDesigns

Ravelry shop:-

https://www.ravelry.com/stores/kernow-designs-designs

Love Crochet Shop:-

https://www.lovecrochet.com/user/maker/3bb623fc-9cb1-43eb-85ec-7fb5bf377f8e

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Your New Favourite Sweater (Of All Time!)

Hello everyone!

I’m smiling here, as I type the title of this blog post, and think of the name that I have given my newest crochet sweater.tucked under closer

I decided on “Your Favourite Sweater” because I know that it will be just that! :0)

I made this sweater in under 6 hours, and the only way to describe it, is to say that it’s like walking around, wrapped in your favourite blanket (without looking as silly as you would if you actually did that!)

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The forecasters are telling us all to expect a big arctic freeze after this coming weekend.  Well, I’m certainly ready for it with this wonderfully warm sweater! :0)

To create this fabulously warm, quick, simply, no fuss, AWESOME sweater for yourself, all you need are the following;

Your Favourite Sweater Pattern – Found on Love CrochetRavelryEtsy

A 10mm Crochet Hook

Stylecraft Special XL Chunky Yarn.

I LOVE this yarn so much I can’t even tell you.  It is so THICK.  So very SOFT and QUICK to work with.  And the colour choices are rather nice too!  Smiles.

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I designed this sweater with a crop version in mind, where it is just perfect for wearing over a vest top of tee.

You can either wear it “down” (shown above) or wear it tucked under (shown below.)

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Personally I prefer it tucked under, but I do love that I have the option to wear it any way that I feel comfortable with.

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The sweater above, was made by one of my lovely pattern testers, Zahra. And I just adore the colours that she chose.

Zahra loved the fit of this sweater, and said it was amazing!  This truly is a quick, simply, no fuss sweater to make, and I cannot wait to see all of your lovely creations with this pattern.  :0)

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.x

If you would like to share what you have made using this pattern, you can use the #kernowdesigns on Instagram, as well as the #yourfavouritesweater and #stylecraftyarns

You can also share with me on my facebook page using this web address:-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1479882018941961/

Or follow me on my blog at:-

www.kernowdesigns.co.uk

Or on Instagram here:-

https://www.instagram.com/__kernowdesigns/?hl=en

Etsy shop:-

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KernowDesigns

Ravelry shop:-

https://www.ravelry.com/stores/kernow-designs-designs

Love Crochet Shop:-

https://www.lovecrochet.com/user/maker/3bb623fc-9cb1-43eb-85ec-7fb5bf377f8e

Thank you so much for stopping by today.


Butterfly Pocket Free Pattern.

Good morning everyone, I hope that you have sunshine wherever you are

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I must warn you that this is a sad post, so you need to choose whether or not to read on.

Today I want to talk about a non profit organisation, run by Lucy of @uponbutterflywings (I have done a previous post here where I designed a tiny baby hat.)

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Lucy donates keepsakes and garments to hospitals and funeral directors, etc, for babies born sleeping (8-34 weeks.) This is something which is very close to my heart and I wanted to create something myself.

The first pattern I designed was the baby hat, and this one is a little pocket cocoon.  I have called it the Butterfly Pocket For Preemies, and you can find it on both Ravelry and LoveCrochet.com (Just click on either of the links and you’ll be taken right to the pattern.)

Of course, the pattern is FREE and you are welcome to download it and use it as you wish.

But I would really love if you could create and donate to Lucy at Upon Butterfly Wings.  This type of item is on her list of what is most needed.  The pockets take less than two hours to do, and use around 50 grams of yarn.

I made three in one afternoon/evening, and I have half a ball of each yarn still left too.

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There are lots of links for sizes and preferable colours, as well as other patterns on the Upon Butterfly Wings website.

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You can also find Upon Butterfly Wings on Facebook too. They accept knitted and crocheted items, as well as sewn garments. If you would like to help, please visit the website or FB page for more information.

Three Butterfly Pockets

From Left To Right:-

Sirdar Snuggly with Stylecraft Special Double Knit for the Border.

Stylecraft Special Double Knit in Pale Rose with Stylecraft Special Double Knit for the Border.

King Cole Splash with Stylecraft Special Double Knit for the Border.

If you would like to share what you have made using this pattern, you can use the #kernowdesigns on Instagram, as well as the #uponbutterflywings, so that Lucy can see your Butterfly Pocket creations too.

You can also share with me on my facebook page using this web address:-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1479882018941961/

Or follow me on my blog at:-

www.kernowdesigns.co.uk

Etsy shop:-

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KernowDesigns

Ravelry shop:-

https://www.ravelry.com/stores/kernow-designs-designs

Love Crochet Shop:-

https://www.lovecrochet.com/user/maker/3bb623fc-9cb1-43eb-85ec-7fb5bf377f8e

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs and Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.x