I have several pattern releases planned, but writing them down is the biggest challenge for me. It’s all clear in my mind. But unless you are in my brain, you would have no idea how I did what I did. I can’t even help myself since my notes are all over the place. However, writing patterns is a new adventure for me and I enjoy learning. Eventually, I will get myself organized and writing patterns will become second nature.
There are two shawl patterns on my hook right now that I hope to finish in the next month. The first is on the “down” side so finishing should be quick. The second I teased yesterday just as it came to my mind. And the third pattern is causing my brain to ache and will take a bit more time to work through.
Unnamed Pattern #1
This pattern is almost complete except for the last several rows and the writing. It has an asymmetrical start followed by a rectangle that lays across the back before finishing with a mirror image of the beginning. There won’t be a border unless I have enough yarn left for a simple single crochet around the perimeter.
Once again I used frogged yarn since the original project was taking too long since it was a complicated stitch that literally ate the yarn. I had planned on a wide scarf, but I would have needed way too much yarn to complete even a shortened version.
The Frog Princess
The second of my planned pattern releases is yet another frog. I swear my yarn and patterns need a marriage counselor followed by a really good matchmaker. If you read yesterday’s post, then you saw the very beginnings of what I will have to call “The Frog Princess”. The more I think of it, the more I like the idea of this pattern with the moss stitch and cable running down one side.
This particular pattern is a challenge because translating the mathematics into actual crochet stitches is not as easy as I originally thought. It’s taking a bit of time as I wait for my brain’s eureka moment. Okay… At this rate I will never release this pattern. (*blush) One of the Knitting Social ladies asks me almost every week if I’ve finished the basket so there is a bit of a lighted match under my bum.
Have you ever attempted to write a crochet pattern? If you did, how did it go? Do you have any tips or tricks to offer me? Let me know in the comments below.
Have an excellent day!