Wednesday, April 29, 2015

the Tunisian Crochet Vest

Sometimes it's slow going but I'm getting there... working my way down my list of patterns 'to do'. This vest I made over a year ago to coincide with my Tunisian crochet tutorial. A simple vest made side to side in one piece this is a great one to start with in Tunisian crochet. 

Made using approximately 300yds/275m of a chunky yarn like Magnum by Cascade (color shown 8013, Walnut Heather) and a size 'S' Tunisian crochet hook (I found mine on etsy) this could easily be worked up over a couple of nights. The pattern is a 'one size' but with notations on how to adjust the size if necessary. 

Pattern available as a PDF $6.50

I know you've all heard it before ;) but I am currently working on the pattern for the crochet version of the Swing Coat!!! I should have the pattern available here by the beginning of June... like I said, slow going!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

the Day Coat

I'm on a 'simplicity' kick. Trying to simplify things around here. It started with the Montreal and continues with my latest pattern. The Day Coat is very simple, 3 pieces sewn together and a collar, no shaping.. fat yarn and big needles (of course, so not only simple but quick!)

I was lucky enough to receive more Cadena l from Illimani Yarn, the Canadian yarn company based in Montreal. This alpaca/merino blend is such a pleasure to work with and the drape is amazing, just what you need for these oversized pieces.

The Day Coat uses approximately 539yds/492m (11 skeins) of Cadena l and US #19 (16mm) I would rate this as an easy pattern, good for an advanced beginner on up. It's a one size pattern but using the schematic and the notations included is easy to adjust if needed. 

Available as a PDF download. $6.50