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FREE Crochet Pattern Alert!!

Hello everyone, and a very happy August Bank Holiday to you if you’re in the UK.  As usual it is wet and horrid outside, fairly typical of an English Bank Holiday really.

But not to worry because I’m here with something to make you smile!

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I have just released my latest design, and for ONE WEEK ONLY this patter is COMPLETELY FREE OVER ON LOVECROCHET.COM!! So run, run, as fast as you can and grab this while it’s FREE! Smiles.

The to is called Skimming Stones Tee and is a v neck design front and back.

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It also features a cold should design which I just love!

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To make this, I have used Stylecraft Linen Drape from Love Crochet.com and it is simply perfect for this top.

The drape and fit of this design flatters all figures, and ALL of my lovely pattern testers loved it.

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Doesn’t it just look so lovely on each of them?!

You can make the arms as loose and drapey as you like, or have them more fitted (as in the picture on the far right.)

I can honestly say that this Stylecraft Linen Drape cotton is by far the best I have created with so far, it’s an absolute dream.  It gives amazing stitch definition, drapes beautifully, and comes in some very beautiful colours too.

So, if you visit my Love Crochet pattern store, you can grab this for FREE for ONE WEEK ONLY!

After that it becomes a paid pattern.

You can also find the pattern on Ravelry and on Etsy.

I’m offering this free because I hit my target of 400 followers on Instagram by Sunday. In fact that target was smashed! Smiles.

If you follow me on Love Crochet or Ravelry I will follow you back.

You can also follow me on Instagram and in my Facebook Group here.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs and Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.x

Tulip Sweater Crochet Pattern.

Goodbye June and hello July.

Can you believe how quickly this year is passing so far?  One minute we are in deepest winter with snow in Cornwall (yes you read that correctly.) And the next we are in extremely hot temperatures and June has passed us by already.

June has shown the hottest temps in ten years in our lovely part of the world.  So what on earth prompted me to create a sweater pattern??!! Tulip Sweater Front Cover Photo

Well it’s quite simple really.  I first started designing this back in April/May, when the evenings were still very very cool.. As it happens, this sweater still comes in handy when we take our Black Lab, Ollie, for his late night walks.  We have to wait until the heat of the day is completely gone, before we walk him, as he really does not do well with any kind of heat at all.

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My daughter goes away on her school residential trip on the 8th of this month, and on her kit list it states “something warm for the evenings” so, not only can you buy this Tulip Sweater pattern in adult sizes, you can purchase it in child size too!  :0)

(Christine absolutely adores this sweater, and keeps asking can she wear it now?) Grins.

I have created a Mummy & Me Bundle which gives you the two patterns together, for a massively discounted price.

If you would like it on Ravelry then click here.  If purchasing here, simply add both patterns to your cart, and your lovely discount will be applied automatically for you! :0)

If you would like it on Love Crochet then click here.  Mummy & Me Bundle is here.

If you would like it on Etsy then click here. Mummy & Me Bundle is here.

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I have made three of these so far, using Buttermilk, Graphite, and Silver, all Stylecraft Special Double Knit yarn shades.  It is soft, easy to work with, and wears so well too.  Perfect for a sweater that is clearly going to be much loved, and worn a lot.  Smiles.Folded

I have created a pattern that is very quick to work up, very easy to follow, and turns out just beautifully.

Here is a comment which was left for me at the weekend (it made my whole week!) :0)

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How cool is that?! Big happy smiles.

All you need for this pattern, is a 6mm hook (J size) and (starting from 20” chest in the child size, all the way up to 42” chest in the adult size) is 2 to 5 balls of Stylecraft Special Double Knit yarn. 

Oh and a stitch marker. 

I designed this sweater from the top down, it is seamless and the only sewing involved is the weaving in of your ends, if you don’t work them in as you crochet.

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Here’s how it looks in a self striping yarn.  Fabulous isn’t it?!

This one was created by one of my lovely pattern testers, and I loved it instantly!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

Don’t forget that you can find me on:-

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Upon Butterfly Wings.

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

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

(The free pattern for the tiny angel hat is at the bottom of this post.)

Over the weekend, I posted on Instagram and Facebook, because I came across a post from Laura of @little_crochet_makes and I just had to get involved myself.
Her post was about a non profit organisation, run by Lucy of @uponbutterflywings.

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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.

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Laura @little_crochet_makes very kindly shared her own pattern for these tiny little gowns.

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And these are my first two, made from her pattern.
You can find the link to the pattern and the Upon Butterfly Wings website by clicking onto @little_crochet_makes bio.
There are lots of links for sizes and preferable colours, as well as other patterns on the Upon Butterfly Wings website.
You can also find Upon Butterfly Wings on Facebook too. They accept knitted and crocheted items. And currently they have a fundraiser happening. So if you would like to help, please visit the website or FB page for more information.

Once I had completed these tiny dresses (22 – 24 weeks gestation) I wanted to give them matching hats.  So I put together this very quick and easy pattern for anyone to use.

Little Angels Hats

Made with a 3mm crochet hook, and a DK weight yarn these will fit a baby born between 22 to 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Matching Hats and Dresses

I have written the hat pattern out on this post, but I have also added it to Ravelry as a PDF, so that you can save it, and come back to it more easily.

On Ravelry you will get both a UK and a US version of the pattern on your PDF download.

image By Kernow Designs.

YOU WILL NEED

*DK Yarn

*3mm Crochet Hook.

*Tapestry Needle. Scissors.

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch – Chain

HTR – Half Treble

MR – Magic Ring

Rnd – Round

Rep – Repeat

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sk – Skip

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Tr – Treble Crochet

HAT

Make MR – Ch2, 10Tr into ring, pull tight to close. Join into first st with a sl st (10 sts.)

Rnd 1 – Ch2, work 2tr into each st around. Join into first st with a sl st (20 sts.)

Rnd 2 – Ch2, work 2tr into same st as ch, 1tr into each of next 2 sts. [2tr into next st, 1tr into each of next 2 sts.] Rep [] around. Join into first st with a sl st (28 sts.)

Rnds 3 to 5 – Ch2, tr in each st around. Join into first st with a sl st (28 sts.)

Rnd 6 – Ch1, htr in each st around. Add new colour on last st. Join into first st with a sl st.

PICOT EDGE

Ch2, 3tr into same st as ch. Sl st into next st. [3tr into next st, sl st in to next st] Rep [] around. Join into first st with a sl st. FASTEN OFF.

Weave in Ends.

Your hat is complete.

I hope you find my Angel Hat pattern useful.

If you would like to share what you have made, please email me a little note – along with a picture of your creation to lovecrochet1972@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can use the #kernowdesigns on Instagram, as well as the #uponbutterflywings, so that Lucy can see your tiny little hat 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

This pattern is fully copyrighted to Kernow Designs.co.uk

You may sell your finished piece but you MAY NOT sell or distribute this pattern in any form.

Any alterations to this pattern do not make it your own. Any alterations should be noted along with full links back to my work.

Thank you.