Wednesday, February 6, 2013

One Crochet Pattern, Many Looks

I try to find multiple uses for every pattern I design. As I am making the sample, I brainstorm different ways the design could be featured or worn. The alterations to the pattern can be a simple as changing  the yarn weight or adding a small element, such as a loop and bobble to act as a closure for a necklace. I was so pleased that Interweave allowed me to use 3 different yarn weights for the Tiara Trim  pattern samples. My favorite turned out to be the chunky weight yarn. I like the way the bobbles become more prominent in a chunky yarn, and the trim pattern can be transformed into an elegant scarf or belt. I feel that the Tiara Trim scarf is a cousin to the Beseme scarf that I designed for Berroco yarn company. So those who enjoyed making a Beseme scarf, might like this one too!

Changing from yarn to metallic cord, makes a very regal crown for a little girl. It is a great finishing touch to a girl's princess dress, and is a quick project to make.

When the trim is crocheted in a finer yarn or thread, it makes a nice collar or necklace. Something to add interest to a simple top or dress.

The magazine featured the trim, edging a fabric table mat and as an embellishment to a pillow.  These are just a few of the uses for the pattern, and I am still brainstorming more. I would love to hear what would you use it on! See this previous blog post with more details about the uses for this pattern

Interweave is now offering this pattern as a download for $4.00.

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