March 23, 2015

New Location for My Blog

I've recently decided to change the location of my blog and free pattern site! :-) If you haven't seem it yet, please feel free to visit the new Posh Patterns Blog. I have already added all of the free patterns that I had on this blog, plus several more. I plan on adding free crochet patterns and knitting patterns on a regular basis, so check back often! I will also be posting fun and informative posts regarding patterns, knitting, crochet, techniques, trends, and news for my shops.

Hope to see you there!

January 14, 2015

New Patterns for the New Year!

I can't believe how fast the holiday season went this year, and that January is already half over! I've added many new designs over the past several of months, and I'm working on several new collections now.

Here are just a few of the patterns that have been added over the last several months:

An adorable newsboy visor hat crochet pattern that features an open, lacy shell stitch design and crochet flower embellishment. Pattern 404 on my website, my Etsy shop, and my Ravelry shop.

A warm and cozy Fox Hooded Cowl crochet pattern. Perfect for those cooler days! Pattern 255 on my website, my Etsy shop, and my Ravelry shop.

This ribbed slouchy hat pattern is a snap to make, and is cute for everyday wear. Pattern 403 on my website, my Etsy shop, and my Ravelry shop.

An elegant hooded cowl crochet pattern that features a pretty, textured stitch for the hood. Pattern 398 on my website, my Etsy shop, and my Ravelry shop.

A super cute and easy crochet headband or ear warmer that has an optional bow embellishment. Looks nice plain too, for the boys! Pattern 401 on my website, my Etsy shop, and my Ravelry shop

Now a few of my newer knitting patterns….

An elegant eyelet lace hat knitting pattern that is cute for any age. Like most of my other patterns, this includes the full range of sizes. Pattern 371 on my website, my Etsy shop, and my Ravelry shop.

A cozy Teddy Bear Hooded Cowl knitting pattern. Perfect for boys and girls! Pattern 405 on my website, my Etsy shop, and my Ravelry shop.

This cabled headband knitting pattern makes a quick and fun project, and is perfect for several seasons. Pattern 407 on my website, my Etsy shop, and my Ravelry shop.

Be sure to check out my shops for other designs--new things are always being worked on and added. :-) Also, make sure to sign up to receive my blog updates via email! I will be posting new free patterns in the coming weeks, plus I will always update on sales and giveaways here. Don't miss out! Go to the "follow by email" link on the right hand side of my blog page, and sign up there. Be sure to check your email to activate the email address. All new subscribers this week will be emailed a coupon code for 30% off of a purchase!

Happy Stitching,

January 5, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern Baby Spock Inspired Hat

free spock hat crochet pattern
Baby Spock Inspired Hat Crochet Pattern
This pattern makes an adorable Spock inspired baby hat, perfect for fans of this iconic show!!

Black worsted weight yarn (hat)
Small amount of cream worsted weight yarn (ears)
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Yarn Needle

Ch: chain
St: stitch
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Dc: double crochet
Tr: treble crochet

Newborn to 3 Months
With black yarn, chain 2.
Round 1: 12dc in 2nd chain from hook. Join. (12 sts)
Round 2: Ch 2. 2dc in same st, *2dc in next st; repeat from * around. Join. (24 sts)
Round 3: Ch 2. Dc in same st, 2dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2dc in next st; repeat from * around. Join. (36 sts)
Round 4-7: Ch 3. Dc in same st, *dc in next st; repeat from * around. Join. (36 sts)
Fasten off.
NOTE: This is where you can adjust the length of the hat. If you’d like it shorter or longer, work fewer or more rounds.

Ears {make 2}
With cream yarn, chain 9.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd chain from hook, dc in next chain, tr in next 2 chains, dc in next chain, hdc in next chain, sc in last 2 chains.
Chain 2 and slip stitch to last sc worked (this forms the little pointy edge of the ear with a picot stitch).
Now, you will continue to work around the piece by working into the unworked loops of the foundation chain. By doing this, you will form the other half of the ear.
Row 2 (on other side): sc in first 2 chains, hdc in next chain, dc in next chain, tr in next 2 chains, dc in next chain, hdc in next chain, sc in last chain. Slip stitch to beginning stitch and fasten off, leaving a tail to sew ears to hat.

Using the tails left on the ears, and a tapestry/yarn needle, sew the ears to the sides of the hat. I like to begin at the bottom of the ear, and use a basic tacking stitch to secure the ear down the center. Then, you will want to secure the front half of the ear to the hat in the same way. The back half of the ear can stay unsecured, so that it can be positioned properly.

Weave in ends. Enjoy!!

November 13, 2014

10,000 Facebook Fans Giveaway!

I'm so excited and thankful--my Posh Patterns Facebook page has reached 10,000 likes! This calls for prizes and giveaways! :-)

Tomorrow, Friday, November 14th, I will be having an "All Day Giveaway" as a thank you to all of you who have visited or liked my page. To participate, post a reply or comment to this blog post, or on my Facebook page. You can do this anytime between now, and the end of the Giveaway on Friday. Beginning at 8 am (Central time) on Friday, I will be drawing a winner every hour until 8 pm (Central time). Winners will be able to choose any pattern from my shop for free!

If you haven't yet, stop by my Etsy shop or my Website to check out my designs. I've been adding new patterns very regularly over that past month or two, and I have many more that are on the way.

Thank you, again, for all of your visits and likes to my page, and for helping me reach this fantastic goal. I truly appreciate it. :-)

Good luck in the giveaway fun!!

September 4, 2014

Back To School Free Pattern Giveaway!!

free knitting pattern

Now that school is back in session, and fall is right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time for a FREE PATTERN GIVEAWAY!

To enter, leave a comment to this post sharing what you will be working on now that the kids are back in the classroom. If yours are not in a classroom yet, or are not school age, let me know what your plans for September are anyway. :-)

Friday afternoon/evening I will draw a couple of winners to pick a free pattern of their choice from my shops!

Good Luck!!

September 1, 2014

Free Knitting Pattern Leaf Lace Scarf

free pattern knit scarf
Elegant Leaf Lace Scarf

This gorgeous knit scarf came from one of my favorite lace designs. By incorporating it into a scarf, it makes it an easy and fun project!

Sport Weight Yarn (yarn pictured is Frog Tree Alpaca Sport; 2 skeins for scarf shown)
Size US 7 Single Point Needles
Tapestry Needle

CO: cast on
St: stitch
K: knit
P: purl
Yo: yarn over
Sl 1: slip next stitch
Psso: pass slipped stitch over
K2tog: knit next 2 stitches together as one (decrease)
BO: bind off

Gauge: Not super important because it’s a scarf. J

Size: Approximately 54 inches long and 8-9 inches wide.

Cast on 61 sts.
Row 1: Purl each st across.
Row 2: K1, *yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 3-9: Repeat rows 1 & 2.
Row 10: K2tog, *k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso; repeat from * across to last 9 sts, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso.
Repeat rows 1-10 until you scarf is desired length. (I worked until I used most of 2 skeins.)
Bind off. Weave in ends. Block if desired.
You’re finished!

Lace Scarf Knitting Scarf
Elegant Leaf Lace Scarf


August 25, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern Headband Ear Warmer and Loopy Flower

free crochet pattern headband and flower
Elegant Headband & Loopy Flower Crochet Pattern
I am in the process of moving my blog, so this free pattern can be found here.