Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Two New Patterns!

I have two new patterns in the latest issue of Crochet Today mag! Yay!!

But before I showcase my latest designs, I wanted to give a few woefully belated props to Crochet Today magazine as I believe that this publication is THE best crochet magazine out there right now (and not just because I happen to be a frequent contributor *wink*). Really, the designs are hip, fun and have a wide appeal. I usually find more than a handful of items in every issue that I'd like to try my hook at. And let me tell you folks, that's sayin' something considering our current crafty climate is flood-ded with pattern-alia...the good, the bad and the ugly. Not that I'm not thrilled with the selection mind you! But peeps, there is a lot of blah out there! And I don't know about you, but if I'm to spend my precious moola on a compendium of patterns, I'd like there to be more than one in the lot that I'm itching to make. In short, I'd like to thank the string lord for Brett Bara and the host of talent she has corralled in each issue of Crochet Today mag which never ceases to amuse and delight!

Now, onto the patterns. First and foremost, the Sunny Shoulder Bag!


If you like working motifs and sewing 'em all together, then this be the project for you! The final product is constructed from piles of colorful hexagons, a solid rectangular bottom and wide-ish strap. It's so simple, yet really rather fun! I keep thinking that this bag would be outstanding worked up in linen for Spring...hmmm...

My second design is of the applique variety and a bony one at that!


I don't know about you all, but I think I need a T-Rex skull on the back of one of my jackets...It should probably glow in the dark too. Oh yeah...

Ahem.

Have you obtained your issue of Crochet Today yet? Well, what are you waiting for???

12 comments:

VeganCraftastic said...

That shoulder bag is awesome!

Lynne E. said...

You're so right about Crochet Today magazine and its patterns!

Annika said...

Oh man do I ever love that T-Rex.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

That T-Rex definitely needs to be glow-in-the-dark on a black denim jacket :)


Great job!

Howie said...

When I opened up my Crochet Today issue last month, it was your dinosaur T-Rex that made my jaw drop. Stunning detail!

woolanthropy said...

The T-Rex is rocking!

Good on you for getting your cool stuff out there for the world to enjoy!

Beverly said...

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Andi said...

These are both totally beyond awesome. I am in need of a new purse, and I know my sons both would love the applique. I will find this magazine ASAP. Yay! :D

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

i need to get this!

Marietta said...

i agree that is the better of the crochet magazines ( i am a big fan of charts - that is one of the main reasons ) - the second i saw the dino on the shirt i KNEW it had to be yours! i so want to do that for my little guy...that will be project number 214 in the que :)

normanack said...

Why did I not read your blog until now? Why did I not realize these great patterns (which I saw out in the wild innernets and magazines) were the work of one mind? You rock!

And if I may offer one suggestion? Please sit by your computer 24 hours a day so you can e-mail purchased pdf patterns immediately. I like instant gratification. ;-0

p.s. I'm kidding about the 24-hour stuff. But I'm not kidding about the other stuff. :-)

Tehenita said...

I love that purse, such a cute use of a motif.