Designer + Free Pattern Alert!

If you crochet and you’re starting to make all of your fall accessories, don’t miss this free pattern for Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves from Bonita Patterns! Available until September 30, you can get the pattern by putting it into your shopping cart and checking out. No purchase required! But you may not be able to stop yourself from buying some of their dreamy fabulous yarn, which is also on sale, soooo….

If you’re unfamiliar with Bonita Patterns as a crocheter, get ready to be wowed by the designs, especially if you’ve always wanted to branch out into crocodile stitch. A few years ago, I made a friend a crocodile shawl and it was not only super fun to make, but the end result was stunning!

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Bonita Patterns & Yarn is also offering 30% off all premium patterns, so this is an ideal time to try something new! Happy hooking!

Stumped

One of the reasons I get sucked into buying so much yarn is I fantasize about all the potential things I could make with the yarn I am drooling over (and end up purchasing).

Logic tends to lock itself in the bathroom and I end up convincing myself I’m going to make THE most beautiful ________ with the threads in my shopping cart.

Case in point: I bought three different sets of color-changing yarn from Bonita Patterns. Like, months ago. I bought two different skeins of each, thinking I could always buy more if I started a large project.

Those beautiful skeins have sat on my shelf just waiting to be used. Last week, I decided to pull one out so I could attempt to start making something as a gift. I researched and researched (until my researcher was sore) until I thought I had figured out exactly what I wanted to make with this stuff:

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I started a pretty butterfly shawl but wasn’t really feeling it for this particular yarn. (I think the shawl pattern is gorgeous but I believe it would do better with a less fuzzy yarn and something a bit shinier.) Then I tried a wavy scarf pattern but despite my best efforts with it, self-doubt kept creeping in and I decided not to waste anymore yarn and scrap it.

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This yarn is a blend of angora and acrylic. It has a nice stiffness to it, so it will hold its shape well, but also has some nice fuzz from the angora.

At this point, I have returned the yarn to its position on the shelf and I am still ruminating on what to DO with it. I have researched patterns from a yarn perspective, yardage perspective, ease of making, you name it. At this point, I’ll need to have an epiphany in a dream. I. Am. Completely. STUMPED. If there is such a thing as Crocheter’s Block, I have it.

If anyone out there has a suggestion or two, send ’em my way!

Back to my crochet lair where I continue with my owl project….