How are you all??? Summer is officially over, well, the weather isn’t acting like it… But the kiddos are back in school and I’m back here for YOU with New Crochet Ideas, Inspiration and of course New and Free Crochet Patterns.
I thought I would start with some crochet inspiration I have run across and the multitude of ideas that I get from Pinterest.
Do you Pinterest? If you do, you have to follow me – I have over 12000 pins (I know!!! But, in my defense, I started pinning back when they were new, so… yeah)
If you DON’T Pinterest – are you crazy? It’s my life. Ok, not my life – my Prince and my
pesky darling kids are my life but crochet comes in a close fourth or fifth… 😉
Anyway, I love seeing something else in a pattern. Do you do that? For example, I see this jacket (free chart below) and I want to make a tablecloth with those large pineapple flower squares so bad! I wish I could crochet faster – ugh! I would make two!
This Cape pattern inspires me to design a Christmas Tree Skirt. Wouldn’t that be pretty? I see white lofty yarn – or maybe light blue with metallic?
And speaking of Christmas – how about some snowflakes. Those are always fun when you have a little bit of cotton around… Great when your board or need some I-finally-completed-a-pattern Project. You know the ones….
Plus they make good gift toppers and tags. I fantasize about an entire tree of them! Someday…
Are you inspired to start making Christmas gifts? I have started a few things but they haven’t worked out. You know how it goes. Sometimes, a pattern is just too boring or I’m just not feeling it. Am I the only one? Anyone else do that?
Historically, I don’t usually give Crochet gifts for Christmas. The only reason I ever came up with is that I didn’t think anyone would want that stuff.
I don’t know – perhaps I will change my mind someday. How about you? Do you like to give crochet gifts? What kinds of crochet patterns do you deem worthy of gift giving?
I was considering some spa gifts with my new spa washcloth and scrubby patterns. I haven’t written this one up yet – isn’t it cute?
The Scrubby has been the most popular so far. Maybe I will put some in a basket with bath salts, a candle, hmmm what else???
I was also admiring this scarf. Doesn’t it look luscious? I NEED that yarn in my life! Do you think it looks manly enough for, well, a man? That would make a good gift for my east coast family. We don’t have much use for scarves here.
Beyond Christmas, my kiddos are college age so we still have wedding and babies in our future and that is always inspiring.
I have come across this dress (pattern no longer available)
and it inspires a lovely wrap, maybe in white for a wedding?
I love these capes / wraps too:
Well that’s it for this edition of “Saw These and Thought of You.” I’m thinking about making this a regular thing… Let me know what you think! What has been inspiring you lately? I would love to talk crochet with you. Let me know in the comments.
I hope you all enjoy what is left of the summer! Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend – (OH YEAH! 10% off all patterns at Etsy this weekend only – it’s supposed to be an automatic thing, no code necessary). xoxo
Make it a Beautiful Day,