I am completely overwhelmed by the amount of views my last post received (the Celtic Carryall free pattern)! It is now my most popular blog post to date, and I would love to offer you all several new free patterns in the future. I have a flying disc and a skirt pattern that I have been meaning to put into writing for some time now, so they will be coming along shortly.
The flying disc, or as we call them in my house, Orbees (hubby named them, heehee), are very easy to make and work up quite quickly.
The above skirt (made in Minnie Mouse style for my daughter's Halloween costume last year) is very simple and adaptable. I hand sewed some lace and polka dots to this one, while the one below, was simply crocheted in two different colors. Length and waist are fully adjustable, for long term wear.
I also have several patterns in progress that I am hoping to be able to add to my pattern shops this fall.
In the meantime, I have been working on my first graphghan for a custom order. I have wanted to try one for the longest time, but must admit I was a little daunted by them. When this order came along, with a request for a baby blanket, where the daddy is a huge Boston Bruins fan, I decided to bite the bullet and jump in with both feet.
I searched around online for the logo (not being a major sports fan myself, I needed to get acquainted with the design), and as luck would have it, I found a graph. It was a rough start, between a possible discrepancy in the pattern, the tangling of many yarns, and my fear and frustration with this being my first crocheted picture. But, I must say that I have fully enjoyed seeing the logo take form, and once I hit the halfway point, it became far less intimidating. I will hopefully be finished soon, and am looking forward to future graph designs.
I am planning on writing my own next time though. Perhaps some word charts are in my future. I know my daughter would love a Dora blanket, and I'm trying to get that done for Christmas this year, so perhaps my first word chart will appear here as a free Dora design.....