Harvest Corn Pillows (candy corn) crochet pattern now available!
The Harvest Corn Pillow crochet pattern is now available. I’m really excited to FINALLY share this pattern with you. I added the design to my “designs to do list” in February, 2016, and made the first sample in June, 2016 on our road trip out west. But I wasn’t happy with the way the sample turned out. The shaping wasn’t true to candy corn’s actual shape. So the design sat. And sat. And sat until last month when I decided it was time to rework the sample and figure out how to make it look like real candy corn. And I’m really glad I did because I LOVE these pillows!! They add a little whimsy to fall decorating and something different from the usual items you see in every store. The pattern includes two different sized pillows and is written for heavy worsted, aran weight yarn. I used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice for the samples and went with a rustic color combination. However, if traditional candy corn is more your thing, then by all means, break out the bright orange, bright yellow and crisp white and make some pillows that look good enough to eat. Adjusting the yarn will yield different sized pillows. Just be sure to use a hook that yields a tight stitch. You don’t want stuffing creeping out of your pillows.
This Halloween, Decorate Your Pumpkins with Crochet!
It is almost that time of year. My favorite holiday, Halloween. I love the silliness of the holiday, the tackiness of the decorations and of course, the candy. I love seeing children using their imaginations and turning into a character for the afternoon. I love trick-or-treating, haunted houses and spooky snacks. And I love carving pumpkins and making jack-o-lanterns. But pumpkin carving is messy. Sometimes we don’t want to make a mess. So here is a non-messy alternative to pumpkin carving. Crochet some eyeballs and attach them to the pumpkin! Make a patch of scary pumpkins with some alien or demon eyes. Or go for silly pumpkins and crochet surprised eyes or eyes with eyelashes. Attach the eyes with double stick tape and use them year after year. Whether you go for scary or silly, have fun and Enjoy!
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.