Christine from Sweet Potato 3 Patterns, had asked me to do a pattern test for something that I haven’t really worked on before. This one required a bunch of buttons and involved doing a pretty cool stitch. When I told her that I would test this pattern for her it made me think of back home in Western New York. Because I feel that it is something that you would use for a little one in cold weather… certainly not in the weather that we have here in good ‘ole SoCal.
This little Hooded Cocoon was so fun to make. I loved the way that the rows looked as I was working on them. I made mine in pink with clear buttons (to be honest that was the only kind of buttons that I had on hand, in the quantity that I needed for the project).
The pattern was really easy to work up, you basically construct it in a rectangle (she gives you really good measurements for the project so no worries there). Then when you get to the correct size you sew the buttons on and one of the edges together to form the hood part of the cocoon.
So, if you know a little one that needs a snuggly place to take a nap please check out The Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon!
Just look at the texture on this project! Super fun with all of the waves!
You can get this pattern on Ravelry here: Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon
Make sure you head over to her Fan page too! Sweet Potato 3 Patterns
I am happy to share this pattern test with you all. It’s for a designer that I know that I have mentioned before but haven’t I haven’t shared a pattern test with you all yet. So, here is the first one for my friend Melody and Melody’s Makings! I have done pattern tests for her before and I have also done a couple of her Create-a-Longs that she hosts. She is a designer that does both crochet and knit. She has an awesome How-to-Knitting series on her blog that I have been following and plan on sharing my creation with with you soon so, keep your eyes out for this soon!
Anyways when she posted that she needed some testers for this little hat, I just had to do it! It’s so adorable with it’s puff balls and the diamond pattern going around the crown of the hat. I don’t usually do pieces that have that kind of detail on them, so this was a fun thing for me.
One thing that I love about her patterns is that she does a crochet and a knit version for a lot of her patterns! When I was first introduced to her work she had a larger portion of knitted patterns then crochet. At that time I hadn’t even picked up a set of knitting needles but it didn’t stop me from getting some of her knitting patterns.
Then when she revamped her website and added her How-to Knit series on her blog I was really excited! I have been working with that series and can’t wait to test/work on one of her knitted patterns!
Make sure to check out all of her awesome stuff on the following sites:
Website – Crochet: http://melodys-makings.com/shop/double-puff-earflap-hat-crochet-pattern/
Website – Knit: http://melodys-makings.com/shop/double-puff-earflap-hat-knit-pattern/
Ravelry – Crochet: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/double-puff-earflap-hat-crochet-pattern
Ravelry – Knit: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/double-puff-earflap-hat-knit-pattern
Also, be sure to sign up for her newsletter if you haven’t already! As a bonus to getting her awesome emails you will also get some pretty fun patterns for Free!
This little set was just too cute to pass up when she asked if I would be able to test this pattern! It totally makes me think of Thanksgiving, Peter Pan (my kids have been watching that lately) and my Native American ancestors (my Mom’s Grandma was French/Native American). It also reminded me of when I would go with my family to the County Fair and walk around the Native American area. They always had traditional clothing on and shared with everyone the ways of their ancestors.
This pattern had a couple of stitches to it that I don’t normally use so, for a beginner it might be a little harder but it wouldn’t be difficult to look up how to do the stitches. I love that you can totally changed up the colors or leave the embellishments off. The pattern size that I tested was the Child size which is the biggest size available. It also has sizing for Newborn up to Child.
Ravelry Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/indian-princess-set-headband–ankle-cuffs
Etsy Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/203977888/pattern-indian-headband-crochet-head?ref=shop_home_active_5
Did I mention that you can also get this pattern in a pattern bundle?!
The pattern bundle is very cute! It includes and Indian Hat with Braids, a Pilgrim Hat, and an Indian Headband! Just imagine how cute your kids will look this Thanksgiving all dressed up in these!
Ravelry Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/thanksgiving-pattern-set/patterns
Etsy Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/203997281/thanksgiving-pattern-pack-pilgrim-hat
You can get the other pieces of the pattern pack separately as well just follow the links to her pattern shops!