Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What Did I Buy From Petals To Picots? - Crochet Pattern Finds

While I was visiting with Petals to Picots to read her newest post - Basket Weave Knit Dishcloth - the Ladies Booties pattern from her PetalstoPicots Etsy shop caught my eye.
This wasn't the first time that I looked at them, but I decided tonight was the night I was going to purchase them.

In her shop, she has a section for deals and pattern sets which I clicked on to see what kind of packages she had. I took advantage of the 5 Patterns for $18.

So What Did I Buy From Petals to Picots? Well...
I bought the first thing that caught my eye - the Crochet Ladies Booties.
These booties are worked up in worsted weight yarn, 
and available in four sizes - 4/5, 6/7, 8/9, 10/11.
I just love the solid body of these mixed with the cluster stitch cuffs.
A sister pattern to the booties - Ladies Crochet Slippers.
These are also worked up in worsted weight yarn, 
and available in four sizes - 4/5, 6/7, 8/9, 10/11.
These slippers look so sweet and cozy.
I especially like how Kara worked them up as two-tone here.
I think a bow or ribbon that matches the sole would be perfect for these!
Similarly - Ladies Crochet Socks.
These socks are worked up in Sports Weight Yarn,
and available in four sizes - 6, 7, 8, 9.
I have been wanting to try out some crochet socks for a while, and now I have a great pattern to try it with!
I especially like that these have a knit look to them. I have been continuously drooling over the stunning knit items that have been about. I really need to learn to knit - hehe.
I have been considering working on an infinity scarf or two (or ten), 
but haven't started on any lately. 
Since I need another pattern to complete my five, 
I figured why not try out this beautiful Mobius Infinity Scarf pattern?
I love the sweet, feminine shell pattern and the solid gray to balance it out.
Lastly, a pattern I have been dying to try - 
Are these are the most precious looking dolls?!
They are so sweet and innocent, and each with their own features and accessories that establish their own individual personalities.
My cousin, Madison, is going to love these!

That concludes my 'shopping trip' today. What do you think about my selection?
Are there any that caught your eye?

Interested in Purchasing Any of These Items Already Finished?
     I will be working some items up to add to my EyeLoveKnots Etsy shop, but in the meantime - feel free to send me a message with your custom order. Color options are practically endless for all!

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Yarn Fanatic Party #33 - Snappy Tots Crochet Pattern Giveaway

Welcome to the 33rd Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my 16th as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife.

Yesterday, I shared a Basic Washcloth Crochet Pattern Review. I was pattern testing for Amanda of AmandasImagination on Etsy. They came out a great shape and size, and I will surely be working up some more!

Party Side Note: I really would love to see more participation among everyone! There are a lot of great designs, inspiration and projects being shared with us! Please make sure you are visiting other links shared.
If you have any ideas for fun things you'd like to see or do in this party - please comment below!

Most Clicked:
Left to Right:
Doily and Table Runner from Lunamon Design. I love how Monica includes a variety of color options for us. Though there isn't a pattern attached, this is a great inspiration piece! And by looking at the different color schemes, we can see that this is perfect for any season or holiday!

Armbands from Lunamon Design. These are very cute! I have a soft spot for shells. I just love these!

EyeLoveKnots Yarn Favorites:
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

Kari Traa Lookalike Hat from Solin World. I just love knit items. They have such beautiful stitches and textures. This slouchy hat is no exception.

Doily Bunting from 5 Little Monsters. This doily bunting is just the sweetest! I LOVE it! Will be going to pick my yarn for it soon. As you know, I am trying to prepare myself to start flea markets and such. I think this piece will be a great item to hang so people can see it from afar. 
AND - includes a free pattern for us :)

Braided Slouchy Hat from Chaleur Life. As my love for knit look items grows, so does my love for crochet cables! That way I can get the look too. Love this little hat! And with so many color options - this is great! Free pattern included.

Beach Shawl from Posh Pooch Designs. This is such a lovely shawl. Sara shows a few ways to wear this shawl, including as a beach cover up. I may change to a cotton yarn though, if intended to use this as a cover up.

Halter Top from A Day in My Life. Though there isn't a free pattern attached, Crystal gives up some tips to create a halter top for yourself! I know I have made a few similar tops based off of my measurements and they always come out so lovely and cute! I wouldn't use the glamour yarn though. It's a very rough and scratchy yarn due to the metallic within it, but any Fine (2) yarn should work for this top! No need to stick to it though because it's custom made. Experiment with different yarns! See what you like best.
Great job Crystal!

Granny Mandala from My World of Crochet. This mandala is perfect as we are in Spring now and transitioning into Summer. The center reminds me of a sun, but also has a floral feel to it. Gorgeous use of colors.

Little Bears from Linda's Crafty Corner as part of Five on Friday. This post is particularly relative for us because Linda touches base on the beginning of her blogging adventure. You know, back when we started our first posts not knowing what to say, how to say it, how to photograph, etc. When comments and followers were scarce but we persevered. Thanks for sharing Linda! The bears are just adorable, and the reason for your collection is awesome.

Odd Shape Pillows from Atelier Marie-Lucienne. Hexagon pillows! Such a neat idea, and different type of piece for your couch or bed. I especially love the buttons. I am sure these are for the ease of changing and cleaning, but they are great decorative pieces as well. Neat idea! Beautiful Pillows Marjan!

My Philosopher Favorite:
I just LOVE this Shell Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern by Rachel of the Philosopher's Wife!! Shell Stitches are so sweet, not to mention the beautiful Spring colors she chose for this blanket!

Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

This Week's Giveaway is sponsored by Snappy Tots. 10 winners will be chosen!!
You may know Snappy Tots better as Heidi Yates on Ravelry. I recently discovered her Ravelry page, and had to visit her blog afterwards! As with most of the other pattern sponsors, I do have most of her patterns favorited, in the queue, pinned and on my ever-growing list. Above are some of my summery favorites!

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Must be 18 Years or Older to enter. US only. Void where prohibited. Winner has 48 hours to respond to notification, or another winner will be chosen. Social media not affiliated with this giveaway. Snappy Tots is responsible for prize fulfillment, not EyeLoveKnots nor The Philosopher's Wife.
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