I am happy to share with you the latest in my UNsquared Granny series, the Tea for ME! Mug Cozy. This adorable cozy is based on the traditional Granny Square motif with a twist-it isn’t square! Not even close. It is time to UNsquare those Grannies!! The fully written pattern is rated EASY with minimal shaping to create the domed cozy. Illustrative charts are also included. The cozy is perfectly sized for an individual mug of tea, coffee or cocoa. It works up quick and would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift! Instructions and photo tutorial included for the super easy liner-minimal hand sewing required.
Find out more here: UNsquared Granny, Tea for ME! Mug Cozy
This pattern is included in my Buy 2, Get a 3rd for FREE sale! No coupon needed, Ravelry will automatically deduct the lowest priced pattern from your purchase.
Now Available, Zinnia Votive. A lace sleeve for a standard canning jar.
Dress up a standard canning jar and turn it into a beautiful gift. The Zinnia Votive is a pattern for a standard canning jar sleeve. Place a tea light inside the jar and see the beauty of crochet lace like never before. A gorgeous way to light up your late summer nights. The pattern includes fully written instructions as well as an illustrative chart.
The pattern is written to fit a standard, round 8 oz Ball canning jar. However, it is easily adaptable to fit many different jar sizes. Upcycle your glass jars into illuminated lace.
It is time to UN-square the granny! The UNsquared Granny Super Scarf is a new twist on the classic motif. Designed for heavy worsted/aran weight yarn, this easy pattern works up fast. The result is a beautiful scarf which makes a great gift. Pattern includes a partial chart to help illustrate the stitch placement. And the pattern is easily adaptable for different yarn weights and/or sizes.
Gift idea! New high school graduate heading off to college in the fall? Crochet one in his or her college colors.
Don’t forget, all Crochet by Darleen Hopkins patterns available on Ravelry are Buy 2, Get a 3rd for FREE! No coupon needed. Ravelry will automatically deduct the lowest priced pattern from your total. How cool is that??
Hello! The last couple of weeks have been busy finalizing patterns, running tests and taking photographs. I’m excited to share with you my two newest patterns available for download, The Winter Sky Cowl and Pretty in Pink, Change Purse or Eyeglass Case!
Both are easy patterns-you can do it!, are quick to crochet, and make great gifts. Click on the photos to be directed to the pattern pages for more information.
And as always, both are included in my Buy 2, Get a 3rd for FREE sale on Ravelry. No coupon needed. Just add 3 patterns to your Ravelry cart. Happy Crocheting!!!
I’m super excited to share the latest #CbyDH pattern! The Aleteo Scarf. This crochet pattern is very easy and is a great introduction to lace crochet. The pattern includes written instructions as well as a chart and works up really quick. I made the sample in a couple hours. It even includes blocking instructions and photos.
Did you know? Aleteo is Spanish for “flutter”.
While I was taking photos of the sample scarf, a baby cardinal was taking her first flight. The nest was located in the bushes next to my front porch. All spring the parents guarded the nest. When I set up my camera and white board for the photos I had no idea what was about to happen. The baby was ready to take her first flight. She flew back and forth over my head searching for a safe place to land. I could feel the flutter of her wings as she passed above me. What fun it was to witness the beauty of nature up close.
You can work this scarf in yarn weights from 1 to 3 (fingering to dk). And you can easily adjust the length and/or number of stitches.
I looooove novelty potholders. They are a fun way to add some whimsy to your kitchen and they make great gifts. Everyone has to eat and therefore everyone has to cook sometime. Even if it is only heating stuff up in the microwave.
I recently finished this adorable potholder that looks like a strawberry. When I found out a co-worker was planning on retiring I knew I wanted to make her something special. She and her husband had recently purchased a travel trailer and have plans to tour the US. I knew I wanted to make her something for the trailer and when I found out her only request for her going away party was a strawberry pie, I knew it had to be something with strawberries. I searched Ravelry and found this adorable Strawberry Potholder pattern by Doni Speigle .
Sticking with my goal to work from stash, the strawberry ended up pink rather than red. I used Peaches & Creme Iced Strawberry (pink) and Rosemary (green). The pattern worked up quick and was really easy. I love how the leaves are worked into the potholder. This requires some color changes and is the trickiest part of the pattern. I decided to carry the strands on the wrong side. You could work over the unused yarn if you prefer. Either method will work but you do have to have experience with color changes in order to work the pattern. I ended up using a key chain ring for the hanging ring. I love how the stem curls. Too cute!
Friday was Martha’s last day at work. I wish her much happiness as she enjoys the slower pace of life as a retiree.
Potholder Crochet Patterns by Darleen Hopkins
I’m super excited to share the latest #CbyDH pattern! The Tiffany Scarf. Create a beautiful lace scarf with this easy crochet pattern. If you use the suggested yarn, you can make the scarf as it is written with just one ball! Written for fingering weight yarn but instructions are provided to adjust the length for any gauge and any weight from lace to DK. The scarf is stitched the lengthwise. A chart is included with the full written instructions. The entire scarf can be completed in just a few hours.
So, why is it called the Tiffany Scarf? I don’t know! I just thought it fit. 🙂