Monday, September 12, 2016

Weekly Wrap-Up (September 12, 2016)

Blog Posts
Free Pattern:  Palm Tree Washcloth

Personal Stuff
I published my first pattern this week!!  A free washcloth knitting pattern!!  I am pretty excited and hope that it will lead to more published patterns in the future.

Interesting Stuff I Found on the Internet
I found this Tardis Baby Blanket pattern and think I want to try learning filet crochet so I can make it.

Most Popular Instagram Post
My most popular Instagram post this week was a progress shot of me working on my recently published free pattern!


Link-ups I Participated in
Creative Every Day on Instagram



How did your week go?

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Free Pattern: Palm Tree Washcloth

My parents bought a condo in Florida a few years ago, and we all traveled there for Spring Break.  I wanted to bring a housewarming gift, and my first thought was beach-themed washcloths.  I planned on knitting the last washcloth on the plane but somehow I completely forgot to download or print the pattern.  I still wanted to knit one more cloth, so I used an app on my Ipad to quickly sketch a palm tree on a desert island on graph paper.  I used that simple drawing as my pattern and came up with this washcloth.  
Palm Tree Washcloth (a free pattern)

Yarn:  Lily Sugar'n Cream Stripes (I used Sunkissed)
Needle: US #7

CO 41 st.
Rows 1-4: (K1, P1) Repeat to last st., K1

Rows 5-7: (K1, P1)x2, K to last 4 st., (P1, K1)x2

Row 8:  (K1, P1)x2, K2, P17, K14, (P1, K1)x2
Row 9 and all odd rows: (K1, P1)x2, P to last 4 st., (P1, K1)x2
Row 10:  (K1, P1)x2, K2, P17, K14, (P1, K1)x2
Row 12:  (K1, P1)x2, K3, P15, K15, (P1, K1)x2
Row 14:  (K1, P1)x2, K4, P13, K16, (P1, K1)x2

Row 16:  (K1, P1)x2, K5, P11, K17, (P1, K1)x2
Row 18:  (K1, P1)x2, K7, P7, K19, (P1, K1)x2
Row 20:  (K1, P1)x2, K9, P4, K20, (P1, K1)x2
Row 22:  (K1, P1)x2, K10, P4, K19, (P1, K1)x2

Row 24:  (K1, P1)x2, K11, P4, K12, P1, K5, (P1, K1)x2
Row 26:  (K1, P1)x2, K12, P4, K10, P2, K5, (P1, K1)x2
Row 28:  (K1, P1)x2, K13, P4, K8, P2, K6,(P1, K1)x2
Row 30:  (K1, P1)x2, K14, P4, K6, P3, K6, (P1, K1)x2

Row 32:  (K1, P1)x2, K15, P4, K4, P3, K5, P1, K1, (P1, K1)x2
Row 34:  (K1, P1)x2, K16, P4, K1, P4, K4, P2, K2, (P1, K1)x2
Row 36:  (K1, P1)x2, K17, P8, K3, P3, K2, (P1, K1)x2
Row 38:  (K1, P1)x2, K17, P6, K2, P5, K3, (P1, K1)x2

Row 40:  (K1, P1)x2, K6, P23, K4, (P1, K1)x2
Row 42:  (K1, P1)x2, K8, P19, K6, (P1, K1)x2
Row 44:  (K1, P1)x2, K9, P11, K13, (P1, K1)x2
Row 46:  (K1, P1)x2, K12, P6, K15, (P1, K1)x2

Row 48:  (K1, P1)x2, K to last 4 st., (P1, K1)x2

Rows 50-53:  (K1, P1) Repeat to last st., K1

This is the first pattern I have published, so if you try it and find any errors, please let me know.  Feel free to sell any finished products made using this pattern but please do not publish the pattern as your own.  Enjoy!

Friday, August 5, 2016

FO: Unicorn Hat

Pattern:  Unicorn Hat
Hook:  H
Yarn:  Random Yard Sale Acrylic

I made this hat for a boy who camps next to us at Country Fair.  We are friends with his parents, and he loves to hang out with us.  He even made us some refrigerator magnets this year.  In return, I made him this awesome hat.  I cannot describe the joy I saw on this boy's face when he saw this hat.  It was amazing!!  I want to make him a new hat every year just to see that face again.
Sorry the pictures are dark; they were taken at the campsite.
I highly recommend this pattern and will definitely make this hat again.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Inspiration Tuesday

Here are some of the projects that have been inspiring me lately.

image source:  crochetkitten.blogspot.com


image source:  u-handbag.typepad.com


image source:  iammommahearmeroar.net


image source:  crochetcabana.com


What's inspiring you this week?