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
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I have been working on some fun pattern tests for Sew Much Love Patterns and Hooked Up Crochet Couture. They have been collaborating on some fantastic patterns! The first one that I got the pleasure of working on and that I am going to share with you is the Pencil Scarf. This was a fun pattern to work up and would make a perfect gift for any teacher or lover of pencils! hehehe
I just loved how it has so many details that a real pencil has, right down to the ribbed markings on the metal band that holds the eraser in! The eraser is even made with a bulky yarn which makes it feel more like a soft eraser compared to the worsted weight yarn used for the rest of the pencil. Because of how it was designed you can easily adjust the length of the pencil depending on who you are making it for.
You can find the Pencil Scarf pattern by heading to any of Sew Much Love Patterns shops using the following links!
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My oldest just had to be a model with the pencil scarf! hehehe
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I will be joining an awesome artist/crafter by the name of Nicole Falk she is the owner of Seamingly Prudence! I will be just one of the crafters, that will be participating in a wonderfully geeky giveaway that she will be hosting! So, you will have to make sure that you follow her on Instagram to get more information about the giveaway when it’s announced!
You can find her at: http://www.instagram.com/seaminglyprudence
I went to the store to pick up the supplies for my awesome project! I am very excited about starting it and sharing the process with all of my wonderful followers.
So, looking at the yarn colors and knowing that it’s something geeky. Can anyone guess what I will be making for Nicole’s giveaway? I am pretty excited about this project and think that I will be making one of these for a few other people that I know! 🙂