Weekly Pattern Roundup for the Fiber Arts 4
Is it spring yet? I’ve been looking forward to it being chilly enough to wrap up in something, but nice enough to take a walk and look for flowers. This week’s pattern roundup reflects what’s been on my mind, yours too probably. Here’s the weekly roundup of the free and paid crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns I have been sharing over on my Facebook page. The Weekly Pattern Roundup is an easy way to find something you missed or wanted to save for later. I really love seeing your likes and comments on the pattern links and look forward to seeing some of your finished items.
Spring Creek Jumper Crochet Pattern – Looking cute for spring! This sweet girls jumper is made with simple cables on front and back. Pleats front and back provide the shaping. There is a keyhole opening in the back with a button closure. The neckline and armholes are completed with a picot edging, and there is a sweet ruffle on the bottom. In the beautiful merino wool yarn, this jumper is a delight to make, and will be a delight for a sweet girl to wear!
Free Crochet Pattern – Spring Blossoms Hair Clips These adorable Flower Clips will brighten any little girl’s day. They are easy and quick to make, less than a half hour each. And the clips make great gifts. This pattern can also be found in the Crochet 2015 Day-to-Day Calendar.
Filigree Cardigan Free crochet pattern from Red Heart. Calls for Bamboo Ewe a discontinued yarn that is worsted weight 55% Bamboo 45% Wool. A few notes from the designer: The construction of this garment is not typical…. the back and two fronts together when seamed only come to just under the armpits… the edging while only 15 or so rows goes around the entire garment extending the back and sides. Be careful if you choose to substitute yarns as the yarn the garment is made in contains bamboo, which stretches….. if you choose to use a yarn without the same qualities as Bamboo Ewe, you will have to crochet additional rows around the body as that yarn may not stretch.
Breezy Cables paid knitwear pattern – found in Interweave Knits, Spring 2006: Digital Edition: “This jacket makes an updated showcase for classic Aran patterns. Time-saving features include stockinette-stitch pocket linings that double as gauge swatches and bands worked in as you go. Roomy pockets and a cozy shawl collar provide extra warmth, and a luxurious cashmere-blend yarn makes this jacket the perfect outer layer on a breezy spring day.” FYI – The full magazine is $9.99, the one pattern is $5.50. I always like to spring for the magazine when I have this option, just seems like a great deal
Monsoon Shawl Pattern – paid pattern from Interweave. The half-circle Monsoon Shawl works up quickly and plays color runs against a variety of lace and texture patterns. See the Ravelry page for helpful hints.
Free Sewing Pattern: These heart shaped sewing weights are a charming addition to any sewing room or studio. Use coordinating fabrics or scraps from your fabric stash to create this little gem. This pattern mixes colors and prints to create a beautiful vibrant outlook while decorative stitching adds that handmade feel. Pattern is perfect to help bust through your scraps and make cutting your next sewing project a breeze. This pattern is for sewers and crafters of all levels. Perfect for beginners.
The Little Girl Dress – Free sewing pattern. Dress for Tiny Madam with cap sleeved and sleeveless variations in sizes 1 to 5. Fabulous for gadding about in the park, at daycare, and in the sandpit. Can be worn alone for summer, and with leggings and long sleeved shirt when its BRRR.