I have been waiting on forever to design a mermaid tail blanket. I knew my girls will love it but I never found a pattern that I like it enough to hunt down the right kind of yarn to make it. Until this beautiful Caron Cakes yarn came out last year and I was like “this is it!”. I found the perfect yarn for my project. I decided to stop looking for other designers’ creations and designed my own Sophie mermaid tail blanket pattern for my little girls.
Caron Cakes Yarns are so beautiful, I stocked up on them when I could. Now, they have new colors came out and I need to hunt down the pistachio color, they are so popular and hard to get my hands on them.
I saw these huge yarn balls called Bernat Blanket Big in Michael’s Store doing my regular shopping. Bought quite a few (a basket full and a little extra) of them, brought them home and made a couple baskets (still need to go back for more). The basket is big, fun and unique, it’s also very easy and quick to make. Perfect for a beginner and for anyone at home, great for decorating while have very good storage build in (t’s a basket after all), your pets may ask for one or two too. After the first basket, I decided to make it into a Skillshare class and teach you how to make one.
[Whispering voice: I do not have regular shopping trips but more like yarns hoarding collection trip, my husband will totally verify me on this one since I made him went with me (I was saving money by double saving with his coupon). I told him Fall is here and Winter is coming (any Game of Thrones fans?), holiday seasons are one after the others, I just need to get some more yarns. (I see you nodding right there.) ]
As a result of yarns collection, I borrowed a few of his new plastic bins for storage. He was giving me a hard time/ motivation to get more patterns and Skillshare classes out (how much I love him for this and hate to admit he is a teasing genius at times), he suggested to make October into “Yarntober” – everything about yarn. I take on the challenge happily and play with all my yarns every minutes I could squeeze in my busy mom schedule. The result is, I succeed on delivering one class or one pattern per week in Yarntober. The best part is, I got this crochet basket class out on “I Love Yarn Day”, YESSS! Hurray for me. I got this taped a few days ago and did all the editing and voice over, then something went wrong and I had to redo most of them.
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Christmas is around the corner, this simple and easy flower coaster is prefect for a last minute gift. It only takes about 15 minutes to crochet one, super easy even for a beginner. I made a set of six in red and green (Christmas color theme) for my daughter’s teacher as a holiday gift.