Pattern Test for Sweet Potato 3 Patterns ā€“ 07

The latest Pattern Test that I did for Sweet Potato 3 Patterns was the Plum Perfect Footed Leggings. These cute little things come in 11 different sizes! That’s right, I said 11! This means that everyone in your family can have a pair!
Infant/Toddler Sizes: 0-3 Month / 3-6 Month / 6-12 Month / 12-24 Month
Child Sizes: 3T-4T / 5-8 Years / 9-12 Years
Teen & Adult Sizes: Small / Medium / Large / X-Large

They also have the option of doing either a plain legging.

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Or, you can add the attached foot part on it!

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Wouldn’t this be perfect for dance class or just lounging around?!
Another fun thing about this project is made with a fun new stitch! I LOVED doing this stitch and it was totally faster then doing a straight up single crochet stitch.

You can get this pattern here:Ā Ravelry |Ā Etsy | Craftsy
Make sure you head over to her Fan page too! Sweet Potato 3 Patterns

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Pattern Test for Sweet Potato 3 Patterns – 03

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!

Pattern Test for Sew Much Love Patterns – 04

This pattern is a little different then the usual patterns that I test because it was a sewing pattern! šŸ™‚ Yes, Sew Much Love Patterns has broadened her pattern making into the wonderful world of sewing! I was very excited when I saw that she wanted testers for her first sewing pattern so, of course I volunteered! šŸ™‚ I love her crochet patterns and just knew that I would love her sewing pattern as well. So, I am very happy to share this test with you all!

First things first… picking out the fabric. I decided to make something for my Mushy this time, since I usually make stuff for my Peanut. I took both of them to the fabric store but let the little one pick out her fabric. She immediately picked a pink butterfly sparkley fabric (I wasn’t really surprised by that) then I picked the dark pink color to be the accent fabric.

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After I got home with the fabric I opened the PDF file for the pattern (this was my first PDF pattern that I have ever worked on). The instructions were very easy to follow for the measurements so I was able to cut my fabric.

20140425-231546.jpgAfter I got my four pieces cut to the correct measurements, it was time to move on to the assembling. This part of the pattern was so well written that I was able to whip up this dress in under an hour! From measuring to cutting to assembling! I almost wish that everything was this easy to work up! šŸ™‚ She gives you instructions on how to do things for both sewing machine users and serger users (I don’t have a serger yet, but I hope to get one in the near future!).20140425-232244.jpg

My little Mushy just doesn’t like to model for me so, I had to settle with a hanger shot of the finished dress. I was able to trick her into letting me take some photos of her walking around though. Shhh don’t tell her! :p

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Her older sister liked the dress so much that I am now making her one as well! This one is in the same butterfly fabric but with a purple background and she wanted yellow to be her accent color. I of course would have picked a dark purple and I suggested it. But she was very sure that she wanted it to be yellow. Guess it’s a good thing that my 3.5 year old sticks to her guns, but it didn’t hurt to try to get the dark purple. :pĀ  I will be sure to share a picture of her dress all finished!

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You can find the links to her first (of hopefully many) sewing patterns below.

Girls Dress Pattern – Simple Pillowcase Dress – Available sizes: 6 months – 8 years

Etsy: Girls Dress Pattern, Pillowcase Dress Pattern, Easy Sewing PDF Patterns, Sewing Pattersn, Baby Dress Sewing Pattern size 6 months to 8 years

Craftsy: Simple Pillowcase Dress Pattern

 

Make sure you check back because I have another pattern test coming up from a different designer. This one is more of a tutorial on how to create something using any kind of yarn and with any hook, and have it turn out right!

 

Pattern test for Sew Much Love Patterns – 02

I working on another super cute pattern test for Sew Much Love Patterns after I finished up the test for the Pencil Scarf. This little cutie is called the Button Girl Camera Giggle. This project was one that I have never done before so I was surprised by how quickly it was finished! I will be honest I was a little nervous about using a hair band with my project. I thought that it would have been a lot harder to get the yarn to work with it, but I quickly learned that it was a piece of cake. The stretch of the hair band allows you to create more room when making the first row of stitches. Another thing that I loved was that she included three different ways to make the eyes! I asked my girls which way I should make them and they picked the buttons. šŸ™‚

I can imagine so many color combinations to do this cute little camera giggle as well as different ways to create the pigtails (I think the next one I make will have braided pigtails)!

You can find the Pencil Scarf pattern by heading to any of Sew Much Love Patterns shops using the following links!

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/180396382/instant-download-button-girl-camera?ref=shop_home_active_3
Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/other/button-girl-camera-giggle/87068

You can also check out the other stuff that Hooked Up Crochet Couture has to offer by visiting her shops, just follow the links below!