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.
Or, you can add the attached foot part on it!
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: Ravelry | Etsy | Craftsy
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Hello everyone! I don’t know about you, but this year has started off pretty good for me so far! We had our 3rd little girl in August so everyday is awesome with her. It’s so fun getting to see her grow, learn new things, meet milestones and just do day to day things. So now we have Miss M, Miss S and another Miss S. But I will be referring to her as Baby S.
I agreed to be an Assistant Admin for Melody’s Makings Facebook Group. I am helping out with her Mystery Create-A-Longs. Her first one of the new year just started this past Tuesday. She has sent out the first segment and will be sending out the second one tomorrow. Everyone’s projects have been coming out very well! I love seeing everyone’s projects and seeing all of their guess as to what it is they are making.
Here is a link to her Facebook page so you can sign up for it and join a long if you want. She offers it in both a knit and crochet version. This months is free to join! She has gotten a lot of new people to sign up for it… and everyone seems to be having fun.
Melody’s Makings Facebook
I have a few projects that I am working on; two blankets, a dress and a pattern test for Sweet Potato 3. I will be sure to share them with you when I have everything finished. What a great start so far!
How has everyone else been doing so far to start?
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
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This pattern test will certainly make you go “awe”! I have a couple of friends with little girls so I just had to make a pair of these little Bloomers for one of them! I mean they are totally cute right?! Who wouldn’t make a little one in their life a couple of pairs of these?!
As always Christine’s patterns are super easy to follow along and understand. Don’t fret if you do come across something that makes you go hmmm, because she has really good customer service when it comes to her patterns!
I usually stick to hats when I crochet/knit things. But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work on this one! Plus, I just knew there would be someone that could be a little model for it for me!
As always, the pattern was very easy to follow. You construct it one leg at a time before joining them together to do the main part of the bloomer. The pattern includes sizes from 0-3 months all the way up to 3t! How awesome is that?! They were so easy and fast to make that I can easily see myself making them in different sizes and colors so that my girls can wear them for a long time!
She suggested that we used either Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton or Caron Simply Soft, which is what I used. I just love how soft this yarn is and the sheen is to die for! Super cute! Here are a couple pictures of my little model wearing the Bloomer Shorts that I made using Sweet Potato 3’s pattern.
Don’t they look so cute?! Just imagine all of the possibilities that you can have with different yarn and ribbon colors!
You can get this pattern on Ravelry here: Bloomer Shorts
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I just recently finished one of the cutest little animal projects that I have ever done! Melody’s Makings – Rustic Raccoon Hooded Cowl! This is her first hooded cowl pattern and you can clearly see that she hit the ball out of the park with this one! Can’t you just imagine a whole family of Rustic Raccoon Hooded children (and adults) walking around?! If I lived in a colder climate I would definitely make one for each of my kids and myself since the pattern is sized to fit a newborn all the way to an adult.
I love how Melody used bulky yarn for this pattern because I had the perfect Bernat Alpaca yarn to use for one of the projects colors! I also feel that using a thicker yarn means the projects go faster. So, I can easily see making more then one of these at a time (which is good since I want one for each of us)!
Another thing that I love about this pattern, is that Melody offers it in both knit and crochet! As I am sure you can tell, I did the crochet version… I have only done one knitting project so I wouldn’t feel to confident to try the knit pattern right now. But I really hope to be able to feel more comfortable with knitting so that I can take advantage of both versions of her patterns. Most of her patterns are available in both versions too!
Want the info on where to get this pattern? I am sure you do!
Knit Version: Website / Ravelry
Crochet Version: Website / Ravelry
Don’t forget to head over to her Facebook page and show her some love! She puts up a lot of great content and giveaways!
This little pattern test was for the larger sizes of Christine’s NICU Challenge premie pattern. This hat is just so adorable and perfect for the holiday season! It’s a very quick one to work up since you work it as a flat piece and then stitch it together to make the hat. She gives you two different ways to do the top part of the hat too! Love when hats come with options!
Little Miss S actually wanted to model this one for me! I was pleasantly shocked…. I should have know there was a catch though. She had to have her tongue out! Ha!
You can get this super fun hat using the following links!
Ravelry / Craftsy / Etsy
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Well, I am very happy to announce that I have tested a knitting pattern and it came out great! I have been working on teaching myself to knit for some time now and I just couldn’t get it figured out… I volunteered to do this pattern test so that I was forced to learn how to knit faster.
With the help of Melody’s Makings’ – How to Knit series, I was able to cast on, knit and purl. And let me tell you how much I love how she shows you how to cast on! Since she uses a crochet hook to cast on, I totally got that down the first time that I tried. The knit stitch was easy for me to get as well, but the purl stitch was a little bit of a pain. It took awhile to really get that one going. But I kept plugging at it and I figured it out.
I wont lie, it was challenging for me to hold two knitting needles instead of one crochet hook. That will probably take me awhile before I feel more fluid with holding and working with them. It’s part of the fun right?!
I was super happy with the pattern from Petal Knits. It was really easy for a green knitter like me to follow along and read through. She has a bunch of super cute patterns that I just can’t wait to buy and try out!
My Caleb Bonnet looks a little different then the one that she shows in her pattern. I had a hard time figuring out what stitch I left off with… she has you do a stockinette stitch which is a knit row followed by a purled row, then repeating until the end of your project. My mistakes are the ridges that you see down the side of the bonnet. I do have to say they are a happy mistake though… some how I managed to evenly space them out.
I totally did not mean to do that on purpose but it worked out very well.
I can’t wait until I can start my next knitted project!
You can find the pattern for the Caleb Bonnet by following these links!
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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!
I have another pattern test to share with you from Sweet Potato 3 today! This time I got the pleasure of testing a cute little boy applique pattern. Big change from the last one that I did, the Reversible Swaddle Pod. I really haven’t worked with appliques before so it was kind of fun to make all of the parts and then put them all together to get the final result. This set comes with a bunch of different choices to create for your transportation loving little one! And since it is an applique you can put them on virtually anything! Christine does include a hat pattern (which is what I used) at the end of the applique pattern but you don’t have to use it for your project. You could even make a whole set of construction vehicles and create a construction scene on a blanket, how fun would that be?!
There are a total of 9 different vehicles that you can choose from in this set. I choose to test the train for her. I don’t happen to have any boys but my girls LOVE trains! So, my little Peanut was super excited to try it on and model it for me. I wish that I had used a little darker blue for the main train color because it’s a little hard to see in some lighting but she still loves it.
Find this pattern by following the links below:
Reversible Swaddle Pod – Photo Prop – Crochet Pattern
Etsy: Boy Applique Set
Craftsy: Boy Applique/Embellishment Set
Ravelry: All Boy Applique Set
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Facebook Fan Page – Sweet Potato 3 Patterns
Blog – My Sweet Potato 3