I’m still, slowly, working on my stash. I had a lofty goal of reducing my boxes of crochet from 12 to 6 by the end of 2018. It is the end of 2018 and I now have…drum roll please…9 boxes. While I didn’t make it to 6 boxes, the 9 boxes aren’t quite as stuffed as they once were. Not what I had hoped but a little progress. In 2018 I only purchased two skeins of yarn. This was to make a hat for my brother. And I received some yarn support for two designs that will published in 2019 by third parties. So overall, my yarn stash did decrease, just not as much as I had intended. Once again, the second half of 2018 was busy and I just did not get to crochet near as much as I had planned. Here is what I did complete in the last 6 months of 2018-
#AwkwardFamilyPhoto Halloween pumpkins with crocheted eyes
Ghost Pumpkins with crocheted eyes.
Harvest Corn Pillows
Christmas Tree Pillows
Mother Bears for donation
A potholder gift
An ear warmer headband for me.
And last, but not least, 3 more octos for donation to local NICU.
I’ll be back at stash busting in 2019. However, I think I’ll make my 2019 goal a little easier to measure. I plan to set a goal by weight rather than volume.
Happy New Year to you all. May 2019 be filled with lots of happiness and lots of crochet.
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.