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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Beach Tote in Interweave Crochet

As pictured in Interweave Summer 2012

My first pattern to appear in Interweave Crochet is this beach tote. I completed the bag on a cold day in January, and the issue has finally appeared (available now for digital download) and will be on the news stands early June.

The tote has a circular, swirled bottom and is finished with grommets and a colorful i-cord. The i-cord is attached with cinches at top and bottom, so you can close the bag and carry it as a backpack.

Getting a byline in Interweave Crochet was at the top of my bucket list when I began submitting patterns for publication! Grab some bright yarn and start this bag . . . you'll be done in a couple of days!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Straw Into Gold Tunic

My second published pattern . . . coming out in the Crochet! Magazine summer issue!

This is a true summer tunic . . . open, lacy and worked in 100% wetspun linen. The sparkles come from stranding in a novelty yarn called "Little Flowers". It is worked from the top down, so you can easily adjust the length.

Thank you Crochet! Magazine for a new issue full of great summer patterns.

PATTERN ERRATA:  The errors occur when joining after the last shell worked on a round.

A full pattern repeat takes three rounds. On rounds 1 and 2, there are 5 chains between each shell. On round 3, there is a ch 2, sc around both ch-5 strands below, ch 2 between each shell. This final instruction before the join is missing on the following rounds - now highlighted below.

Yoke - Rnd 3  and  Body - Rnds 3 and 6

 . . . times, ch 2, sc around both ch-5 strands below, ch 2, join in 3rd ch of beg shell.

Body - Rnds 4 & 5

 . . .  times, ch 5, join in 3rd ch of beg shell.

Please message me with any questions!