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For the last three years I have promised myself that I will start designing for Christmas and Fall in the spring and summer so there is no rushing and no stressing when Crochet Season and the Holidays roll around…So I guess I will add another year onto the pile. Maybe next year, right? I am relieved to finally get this book put together because I hit a few snags, one being that I could NOT get the counts and shaping right on one of the patterns I intended to include in the Crochet Plaid Collection Vol. 2 Book (Get it on Etsy and Ravelry). So, despite my promises, it only includes 4 bonus patterns instead of 5. I hope you love it anyway!
These are the bonus patterns that are included in the book:
1. Plaid Clutch
I based this clutch on my very beginner-friendly wrap clutch. I just love the boho look of it. And of course, faux fur goes perfect with buffalo plaid so I made a small pom-pom to go on the end of the wrap. I would suggest using short pile fur, so it’s not too bulky.
2. Buckled Neck Warmer Scarf
The scarf turned out so cute! It’s simple to make, and has a unique look to it. I was originally going to put this pattern up for Plaid Week, but decided to focus on reader suggestions instead. I haven’t done too much with hardware, but I think I will change that, because it certainly adds a nice touch and it is simple to attach.
3. Market Tote
I designed this market tote with #6 bulky, the same yarn I used to make the Plaid Tree Skirt, so it works up quite fast and is thick and durable. I might line it and add some pockets. It’s the perfect size to take shopping, but it would also make a lovely yarn tote.
4. Moose Lovey
Oh plushies! I am not so good at designing them. This guy almost didn’t happen because I about threw in the towel. I decided to persevere, but he looks a bit like a caribou, and could possibly be a deer as well. You know how you say a word over and over and it loses it’s meaning? That might be my problem here…does it look like a moose?
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