New Pattern Alert! Harvest Corn Pillows

Harvest Corn Pillows (candy corn) crochet pattern now available!

candy corn crochet pattern by Darleen HopkinsThe 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.

You can find out more about the pattern here: Harvest Corn Pillows

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.

Happy Crocheting and Happy Fall!

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Sock Monkeys Beware!

Zombie Sock Monkey Crochet Hat Pattern by Darleen Hopkins

RUN, Run for your LIFE!

They are cute, cuddly and bring a warm and cozy feeling of nostalgia-the sock monkey. I love sock monkeys. And they are everywhere-even slippers and pjs. Popular sites like Etsy are covered with adorable sock monkey items. But what happens when a cute and cuddly sock monkey encounters a zombie? Well, I suppose this happens: Zombie Sock Monkey crochet hat pattern by Darleen Hopkins

Why a Zombie Sock Monkey hat? Why NOT!  Maybe I read one too many Stephen King novels as a young teen or perhaps I got too much enjoyment out of Halloween dress up while growing up. But what I do know is everyone needs a Zombie Sock Monkey Hat and because every zombie needs fresh meat, the pattern also comes with instructions to make a sweet, cute and cuddly sock monkey (BRAAAAIIINNSS!!!!) sock monkey hat pattern

The Zombie Sock Monkey / When Sock Monkeys Attack crochet hat pattern is available as an instant download on Ravelry for $4.50 (and ETSY too!)  The pattern includes two sizes to fit heads with a circumference of 19″ to 22.5″ (average child/tween and teen/adult) Instructions include how to make the hat with or without earflaps.  Also included are instructions on how to make the cute, adorable and cuddly sock monkey hat.

Ravelry is free to join but you don’t have to join to purchase the pattern.  BONUS!  Every pattern purchased at Crochet by Darleen Hopkins on Ravelry comes with a free copy of the Crazy Frog Hat, how cool is that?  (Frog Brains, Yummy!)Crazy Frog Hat crochet pattern FREE with any Crochet by Darleen Hopkins pattern purchase

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