Lion’s Mane Photo Tutorial

To prepare for the release of 5 reversible patterns tomorrow, I thought I’d share with you a tutorial for creating the lions’ manes.  Use this combination of embroidery and surface crochet to create fluffiness anywhere you need it. I’ve done this for boy dolls’ hair. I’m working on a way to turn it into a horse’s mane for an upcoming reversible toy.  So many possibilities!

Download Lion’s Mane Tutorial. (PDF, 970 kb)

A fluffy head of hair for a lion or a man

( @ Ravelry)

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Baby Octopus Hat

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Baby Octopus Hat

Baby Octopus Hat (Ravelry link)

Using a simple chart to place knits and purls, a secret octopus appears…  Place two beads and you’ll be able to see its eyes. Scale this hat up with more stitches or larger yarn so you can match your favorite little hatchling!

Click here to download this free pattern!

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Release date set: June 27th

Patterns for reversible toys will be up and ready to download on Monday, June 27th! (This is pushed forward from the initial date of July 1st.)  This batch will include:

Little Red Riding Hood -> Big Bad Wolf

Lion -> lamb

Wolf -> sheep

Lion – > tiger

Cat -> bird

Available soon will be the last baby hat pattern exiting my to-do pile. It features an octopus with beady little eyes!

Preview: Two new reversible toys

Coming soon: two new adorable and ferocious reversible toys

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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

 

Lion and Lamb

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Milagro Diagonal Rib Hat

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Milagro Diagonal Rib Hat

Milagro Diagonal Rib Hat (Ravelry link)

A deeply textured band is easy and fun to work. Attach a milagro charm for hope and healing. This is the most recent baby hat I’ve designed for the charity knitters on Wednesdays at the shop.  They’re just such eager test knitters!

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Patterns out in the wild

As I take stock of what needs to be done to consolidate everything I’ve done online, I realize that you ought to know about some patterns I’ve already written.

There are free patterns available to download at What’s Needling U. There, you’ll find another baby hat pattern as well as a recipe for a shawl that works with any yarn.  What’s Needling U is the local yarn shop I work for in Frisco, CO.

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Little Sweetheart Baby Hat

Little Sweetheart Baby Hat (Ravelry link)

This little hat is a great way to learn two-color knitting. The pattern includes a blank chart so that you can create your own design!

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Juniper, not being helpful

Juniper, not being helpful by miranda harp

Setting up phase. Knitting patterns and other content coming soon.