I love the simplicity of popping a cute vest over a solid-color shirt and then it feels like a whole new outfit! This is why I was drawn to the simple but beautiful Tolosa Vest. I fell in love with the picture and when I saw it was designed by Lena Skvagerson, I knew it would also be a well-written pattern to make it even better! And in this case, I was right – it was an enjoyable and easy pattern that gave me a comfy and adorable winter accessory.
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This pattern is very quick and simple! Like you might suspect looking at the intricate mesh detail, it does take a little bit to get used to the stitching, but once you get there it really isn’t too hard, and the majority of the bag is a simple two-round repeat! Then before you know it, you’re done, and ready to hang.
I thoroughly enjoyed the pattern itself, it uses one of my favorite stitches. It’s a little mindless for the middle bag portion, but that’s not the worst thing in the world. You can put on something interesting and just zone out stitching around and around and around! I really enjoyed the flowers on top, too. I recommend you check it out if you’ve wanted to make an adorable everyday tote!
This pattern is a great choice if you’re looking to try your first sweater and you want a pattern that really walks you through things! I love how this came out in a striping yarn and want to see it in something even more colorful, but at the same time I also want one in a nice soft silver or pale green. The options are endless!
Just like all of Sigoni Macaroni’s awesome patterns, the Bumble Bee and Beehive pattern is really beginner friendly! This adorable toy set works up quickly and will provide kiddos of all ages with hours and hours of fun, imaginative play! These also make great sets to sell at markets!
It’s beanie weather! Frigid temperatures are hitting everywhere this winter and cozy caps are more essential than ever! I chose this textured beauty of a beanie for a Christmas present and it did not disappoint. It looks intricate and has a lovely detail to it but it is so effortless to make! It works up quickly and easily while maintaining the look of an elaborate design.
My overall feelings on this pattern are so very positive. It was simple to understand, fun to make, and so lovely to wear! The shape is gorgeous and the stitches add a fun visual pop. Plus I got to try a new stitch and get plenty of practice on it to get better! I would recommend this pattern for sure if you’re comfortable with puff stitches and/or post stitches. Go make one of these in every color!
The Sleepy Collection by KayteDid’s is a great pattern for anyone that loves to make soft stuffies for kids. Whether you are gifting them or selling them, this pattern provides four different animal patterns that are perfect to make for gifts or markets in just a few hours. With the purchase of just this one pattern, you will have directions to make a unicorn, a bear, a dinosaur, or a cow. The pattern modifications to create each animal and to customize your project are really easy to follow, and give you endless possibilities for new toys to make.
The long stocking cap pattern was very easy and an excellent beginner pattern. The designer included several helpful hints such as links to videos that explain different stitches and techniques, tips from her own experience, a hat size chart and it includes the option (and pattern) to create elf ears on your hat! I am really pleased with this hat and the ease of the pattern.
This poncho just sang to me from the moment I spotted it. It’s cabled, looks (and is) super cozy, and it just radiates Fall vibes. The pattern is not as scary as it looks either. It’s based on a 6 row repeat throughout, and a great practice project to get comfort with cables as long as you’re comfortable with post stitching.