I love testing patterns –
I find with every item I crochet I learn something new.
Every Designer explains things a bit differently – and sometimes there is more than one way to get from point A to point B.
Keeping an open-mind when crocheting is very important.
Take this tutorial from Dedri as an example – I encourage you to pop-over and give this a read –
Dedri explains and shows us (with photos!) the differences between joining-in-the-round (2-ways) and working in a spiral.
|Photo Credit: Dedri Uys (Look At What I Made)|
By using a running stitch marker (something I had never tried before) you can actually see how your starting stitch moves across your work.
I learned about this when I crocheted Gregor earlier this year.
When Dedri mentioned she was looking for testers for her new pattern, I jumped at the chance.
Here is the pattern I tested:
The Crochet Lion Lovie
Fabulous isn’t it?
and…it is a FREE Crochet Pattern from Dedri. You can read about the pattern here: Tau: Crochet Lion Lovie Pattern and you can get your free copy here: Crochet Lion Lovie Pattern Lookatwhatimade
Dedri’s patterns are written in US Crochet Terms.
For my Lion Lovie I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (WW – medium) yarn and a 6.50 mm hook (for the blanket). For the lion I used the same yarn and a 4.00 mm hook. The finished dimensions of my lovie are 14.5″ square (41 rows to make it square). You will need 2-skeins of the main colour of yarn (you will use about 1.5).