Saturday, April 19, 2014

Writing A Pattern For Speciality Yarn

If you write a pattern for a specialty yarn, it's best to make sure that the specialty yarn is readily available for purchase

If you do write a pattern for a specialty yarn, it's best to make sure that the yarn will be available for ease of purchase.
I recently made a hat and scarf set for my sister in law that deemed to be very popular, so I began to write a pattern for it, although the initial set I made was easy to make up, once I started writing the pattern for readily available yarn, I had to make many alterations to the original pattern. I knew that the specialty yarn was old stock and I was not able to recommend an alternative yarn for my readers to use. What made further difficulties for me was that I used a yarn ply I was not familiar with. You may be wondering why I did that. The reason being is that here in Australia , we have a nation wide department store that is now stocking Red Heart yarn! This was my first chance to use it in writing a pattern, this ply of yarn is universally available.
So I had lots of frogging and deleting/retyping text, this is all while I have a head cold too. What would have taken me 2 days at the most has become double that and all for the love of crochet.



This is the original crochet hat and scarf set, the buttons really set it off
free crochet pattern by cats-rockin-crochet





















I love the crocheted textures within the hat and scarf
free crochet pattern by cats-rockin-crochet



















The beginning crown of the hat, reminds me of an older style tupperware lid
free crochet pattern by cats-rockin-crochet


















I have 2 sizes almost completed with the Red Heart yarn
free crochet pattern by cats-rockin-crochet
















This is how I mapped out the pattern for the body of the hat pattern
free crochet pattern by cats-rockin-crochet














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