January 14, 2012

Free Pop Tab Crochet Patterns

There are three new free patterns at Donna's Crochet Designs and all three have pop tabs incorporated into them.

The first is a lovely layered Round Hot Pad. The pop tabs are added as you crochet. They are layered into this great circle pattern.

I think it may be may favorite of all I've done recently!

Next is yet another pot holder, but this one features pop tabs worked into a check pattern.

You see, you really can do just about anything with pop tabs and crochet!

The last pattern is for a place mat. Along each side are four rows of pop tabs!

I also have a great new tutorial on how to do all the stitched needed to make all three projects!

I hope you enjoy them!

January 12, 2012

Bobble Hooded Collar Crochet Pattern

I designed it after I saw the movie "Meet Me In St Louis" with Judy Garland. It's a Christmas movie we love to watch at our house. I don't know why, but this time when Judy Garland began singing in her beautiful gown I noticed the little hooded scarf she had been wearing.

It intrigued me and I wanted to make my own.

The Bobble Hooded Collar pattern is one of my first attempts (I have 4 total and plan to designing more--its just a great idea!) It features a bobble stitch pattern, which I will let you know when I post the how to on utube, that forms the collar and hood. A cute little flower covers the snap that secures the collar together.

I think it a great addition to a coat or jacket when dressing up or just when its breezy in the spring and you don't want to mess up your hair!

I hope you like them as much as I do!