This top can be dressed up or down, and would be perfect for any occasion. It’s warm and comfy, and more lightweight than it might look. This pattern is so simple and yet very rewarding. You get into a rhythm working up the rows, and then before you know it you’re finished! It was a joy from start to finish and I recommend it for yourself or as a nice gift.
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Thinking back on the whole process, this design was a joy from start to finish. It was fun, it was easy, and it gave me a really nice and adorable finished pillow to enjoy.
This is a crochet pattern review for a classic, retro granny square poncho found during Leisure Art’s 50th Anniversary sale. Once I got things figured out, the whole project flew by, and I loved the process!
This was a very simple and quick pattern, so there isn’t too much to say. The directions are pretty straight forward in terms of the structure. The most difficult part is also the most striking part of the stitch texture. The “ivy stitch” is where this pattern gets its name, and it’s a really cool look! This technique involves working what are essentially spike stitches into a sort of semi-circle shape, working into different previous rows to get the desired look.
Cabled pillows are an everlasting trend, and I’ll proudly be here for it forever! It’s a timeless look that goes with any decor. You can have them in beautiful bright shades to add a pop of flair to your living room, or make a coordinating set in muted neutrals to match your bedroom! I love it for so many reasons.
This pattern is mindless because it’s just one row that you repeat for the entire length. You also don’t have a strict row count, it’s a length suggestion. So you can turn off your brain and just stitch along to a movie. The finished shawl is gorgeous and will make a wonderful conversation-starter accessory for spring evenings when heavy coats aren’t needed anymore.
Crochet pattern review of the Angel Bookmark pattern found in the Retro Christmas Ornament book published by Leisure Arts, however, I’m using it as an ornament, as will give you four other ideas for it! This post contains affiliate links for Leisure Arts. If you make a purchase by clicking on them, I make a… Read more
The main thing that caught my eye, and I really like about this book, is that all of the tops in this book are made using the moss stitch as a base. You may be asking what is so special about them all using the same stitch pattern, well, the simple fact that you can use one stitch pattern, and come out with 100 different looks. This book is more about learning about the simple shaping, and assembly of each garment.