Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring Fling Potholder - New Pattern In Shop

I was so happy when Spring finally arrived and I wanted to design a bright and cheerful flower potholder to welcome it in.  I'm now trying to ignore the fact that our weather has turned cold again and we had to turn our furnace back on.  But this flower does cheer me up with it's bright colors.  :)

The striped center of the flower is done by stitching the stripes into the potholder's front piece by following a color chart.  The flower is made separately, then positioned over the striped section on the potholder front and stitched into place.

And since this potholder involves changing color on each stitch to make the stripes and also the border, I've included a little photo tutorial in the pattern on how to change color on every stitch.

Finished size is about 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" (not including the ring at the top)

And I'm as happy as can be that Etsy finally offers the option to sell pdf patterns as instant downloads instead of having to be emailed.  I spent the weekend getting all the patterns in my Etsy Shop switched over to the instant download option, so they can now be downloaded immediately after purchase,

Pattern can also be purchased as an instant download thru Ravelry here.

My weatherman says it is going to warm up again starting tomorrow.  He better be right!  :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Daisy Jar Cozy - Free Pattern

Pattern can be found here

Since my candy jar was still wearing a Bunny cozy, I realized I needed to dress it up in something new.  And since I am so happy that Spring temps are finally here, I thought a flower was just the thing.

And I sure hope these wonderful Spring days last for a while before those hot days come around!  :)