Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A New Tanget - Gossamer Tangles Crochet Patterns Available on Ravelry



September!  The year begins winding down.  Winter is coming, and yet for many of us, Fall is a time of new beginnings.  I guess it hearkens back to my school days and the start of the new school year.  For me, September almost always seems more like the beginning of the new year than the first of January does.

This year, with the advent of September, I decided to set off on a new adventure with my business -- I've decided to start offering some of my patterns for sale on Ravelry.  Based on the free patterns that I've posted on this blog, I knew that writing up patterns was time-consuming, but I discovered that creating a pattern for sale as a digital download takes even longer.  I attribute a lot of the time spent to just technically figuring out what I needed to do, so I am hoping (fingers very crossed) that the process will become quicker and easier.

Yesterday, I posted my first pattern in my new, online pattern shop.  Actually, it's a double pattern that includes directions for two pieces:  The Sticks and Stones Ponchette/Capelet (I could not decide which term was best) and the Sticks and Stones Cowl.  The name “Sticks and Stones” refers to the appearance of the stitch pattern of alternating single treble stitches (sticks) and treble bobbles (stones). Both are very versatile pieces and quick to make.  The ponchette/capelet comes with instructions for a crocheted flower brooch/clip that can be worn on the ponchette, or used as a hair accessory, clipped to a bag, or pinned to a coat or sweater as a brooch.

Sticks and Stones Ponchette/Capelet

Sticks and Stones Ponchette/Capelet

Sticks and Stones Cowl

Sticks and Stones Cowl
I even provided directions for ideas on how to create variations on the standard pattern, such as the one pictured below.

Sticks and Stones Ponchette/Capelet - Variation
Not to worry, I do intend to continue to offer occasional  free patterns and tutorials here on my blog.  I've created a specific page that has the links for all the free patterns and instructions so you don't have to spend time searching for them.  I hope it's useful.

Just in case anyone is interested in finished pieces, rather than patterns, the cowl and ponchette/capelet pictured here are also for sale in my Etsy store.  They are one-of-a-kind creations, so once they are gone, they are gone. :)


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