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Wendy’s Weekly Pattern Picks, Vol 3

With the colder weather setting in, thought it may be time to share some gloves, mittens, wristers and fingerless mitts with you this week – some paid, some free!

Here’s a little history on glove fashion throughout the ages and a great read! Gloves Through History

The photo collage has a coordinating number to the links provided below for you <3

wendy's weekly pattern picks vol3

  1. Bow WOW! Wristers Houndstooth fingerless gloves
  2. Moroccan Midnight Fingerless Mitts
  3. Owl Mittens
  4. Crochet Mittens (baby to Adult)
  5. Sweetheart Wrist Warmers
  6. Rowan’s Wristies
  7. Sam Mittens
  8. Lacy Fingerless Mitts Gloves
  9. iMittens (texting gloves)
  10. It’s a Hoot! Owl texting gloves
  11. Superhero mitts & hat set
  12. Scalloped baby hat and mitts
  13. Crochet Mittens with wavy border
  14. Outlander Tartan Fingerless Mitts
  15. Fingerless Glove Sleeves
  16. Ari Wrap Wristers

Enjoy this round-up of “warm hands”!

<3 Wendy

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Wendy’s Weekly Pattern Picks, Vol 2

This week in “Wendy’s Weekly Pattern Picks” feature, I’ve rounded up 16 links to both free and paid patterns for the babies – preemies and newborns! I encourage all of you during this season to crochet up a few and gift them to your local NICU! There is also a wonderful NICU Crochet Challenge coming up on the 20th – and I’ll give you all the details soon… So be sure to subscribe to this blog, so you don’t miss the announcement and sign up sheet!

I’ve included my newest pattern in this roundup – the Baby Sophia Cloche, written for both the preemie and newborn babes <3

Please add it to your favorites and queues on Ravelry!

Wendys Weekly Pattern Picks, Vol 2

Here’s our lineup for this edition of Wendy’s Weekly Pattern Picks~

  1.  Baby Sophia Cloche
  2. Preemie/Newborn Vintage Style Bonnet
  3. Olivia’s Preemie Hat
  4. Wrapped With Love Preemie Hat
  5. Little Hoot Owl
  6. Patchy Puppy Dog
  7. Perfect Fit Newsboy
  8. Teddy Bear Hat
  9. Preemie Elf Hat
  10. Knight’s Hat
  11. Diagonal Weave Bonnet
  12. Hello Little Pumpkin Head
  13. Valentine’s Heart Bonnet
  14. Preemie Tiger Cub
  15. Baby Bonnet Preemie
  16. Zane’s Beanie

So there we have it friends, 16 pattern links for the Wee Ones!

<3 Wendy

 

Wendy’s Weekly Pattern Picks, Vol 1

Kickin’ off something new to the blog!!! Wendy’s Weekly Pattern Picks. This week features “It’s In The Bag” – yep, cuz we all need a bag or two or ten! I’ve searched and found all shapes and sizes, free and paid patterns alike. Twenty-five to be exact!

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The numbered pattern photos in the Wendy’s Weekly Pattern Picks photo collage corresponds to the pattern link!

Wendy's Weekly Pattern Picks, Vol 1

  1.  Derek Bag
  2. Dot’s Little Ditty Bag
  3. Nautical Knots Beach Tote Bag
  4. Nordstrom Crochet Hobo Bag
  5. Crochet Star Stitch Tote
  6. Grab and Go Project Bag – Felted
  7. The FatBottom Granny Square Bag
  8. Lady Bug Backpack
  9. Cutie Cupcake
  10. Ruffle Travel Pouch
  11. Flower Purse
  12. Sassy Ruffle Bag
  13. Easy Pleated Crochet Bag
  14. On the Go Makeup Bag
  15. Shimmery Crocodile Stitch Evening Bag
  16. Kelley’s Simple Satchel
  17. Splitty VW Campervan
  18. Watermelon Coin Purse
  19. “Audrey” Clutch
  20. Bonbon Kisses Crochet Pouch
  21. Amazing Grace Tote Bag
  22. Fancy Market Bag
  23. Ice Cream Cone/Cupcake Purse
  24. Bonbon the Owl
  25. Hounds Tooth Tote

Wishing you a wonderful first week of November. Be sure to come back next week to see what I find to share with you on Wendy’s Weekly Pattern Picks!

Happy Crocheting~

<3 Wendy

 

 

 

New Pattern: The Wimple Hood Bandanna Cowl Scarf

When designing this pattern, I knew what I wanted in its fashionable stylishness and the functional versatility of the garment. The criteria had to meet 1) A wimple hood which would also cover the neck and shoulders in a shawl-like fashion;  and 2) A bandanna cowl/scarf that did not need to be tied.

With that criteria in mind and searching for visual inspiration, I hit the internet running!

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When I ran across the beautiful Katharine Hepburn photo of her donning her Wimple Hood in the movie “The Lion in Winter”, I knew I had found my inspiration for this now modern rustic medieval garment.

I really needed to study the history and definition of the wimple. Linked to the photo above there is an interesting publication about the original medieval garment at the Center for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, along with a “review” of the accuracy of the costume design of Ms. Hepburn’s wimple hood. Finding the article to be a most interesting and an educational read, I thought I would share the link with you! It is not a very long article, but very accurate in the reasoning behind the medieval garment’s design and history. While the article does indicate that the costume designer’s of Ms. Hepburn’s wimple, got it half-right or “almost” – it is THE inspiration for the crochet pattern garment I have designed.

 I would now like to introduce you to the Wimple Hood Bandanna Cowl Scarf and show you how the pattern has met all of the elemental criteria I was aiming for.

Don’t lose it, add it to your Favorites and Queue it on Ravelry here!

The wimple hood

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The neck and shoulder coverage of a cowl, scarf and shawl

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The modern rustic look of the ever popular cowl bandanna scarf

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The pattern is written in standard US terms and offers average women’s sizing of S/M (approx. size range of 6-10) and L/XL (approx. size range of 12-16). The suggested yarn is Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, using approximately a skein and a half. I used a Sick ‘Lil Monkeys bubble hook, size K, which tends to give me a loose tension; however, most of my testers had to go up a hook size or two to meet the gauge listed in the pattern. So it would be handy to have an L, M or N, just in case you are unable to meet gauge with a size K.

 You can purchase a copy of my Wimple Hood Bandanna Cowl Scarf  crochet pattern on Ravelry. The pattern is listed at the sale price of $3.99 for one week (sale expires 11/9/14, regular price $5.50)

Happy Crocheting!

<3 Wendy

CROCHET BY JENNIFER 10K GIVEAWAY!

WOW – with 10,000 Facebook Fans, Jennifer, from Crochet by Jennifer is having an amazing giveway to celebrate her awesome milestone!!! There are nearly 30 designers and vendors participating in this fabulous give away! Don’t miss out – get on over and get your entries in! I just happen to be one of the participating designers, and three folks will win a copy of one pattern of choice from my Ravelry shop. There are so many amazing prizes – you won’t want to miss this one!

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Enter Jennifer’s 10k Giveaway here or with the mobile friendly link here!

And don’t forget, all of my patterns in my Ravelry shop are on sale this weekend for 50% off – click here to get your coupon code.

<3 ~ Wendy

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