March Designer Spotlights
If you’ve been following along this month over at Pineapple & Pine, you probably already know that we’ve been featuring different crochet designers this month. We spent the first half of March on The Plush Pineapple blog, and we’ll be finishing out the month here. When all is said and done, what we have is a really cool round-up of crochet patterns for every season!
Why We Do It!
When Sarah and I started Pineapple & Pine, we wanted to make it into a space that people felt like they could participate. We didn’t want to just showcase our own patterns, but we wanted to create a platform that lots of people could use to share their work. Designer Spotlight allows us to meet the designer behind a brand/Instagram account, and also to get a feel for their style through their featured pattern.
We plan to do a Designer Spotlight every other month, for the foreseeable future. During these months, we encourage you to read a little about the designer of the day and their pattern. Also, be sure to give them a follow on Instagram! We hope that this Designer Spotlight can be a great platform in the crochet community. If this is something you’d like to be a part of, be on the look out for our next application call at the end of this month.
What to Expect
Throughout the month, we will be featuring different designers. You can expect to see a brief bio as well as a description of the pattern they’re offering. Unlike a traditional blog hop, not all the patterns will be free. While we all like free stuff, Sarah and I decided that giving away patterns is not always a financial possibility for all designers and we didn’t want to exclude people on that basis. So you can expect is mixture of free and paid pattern; and bonus you’ll get at least a 50% discount no matter what! If you missed out on March’s deals, be sure to follow Pineapple and Pine on Instagram so find out about the next round of designers. We feature new designers every other month, so there’s always something fun to look forward to!
The Willow Crop Sweater by Kelsie Weeks
I designed this pattern as a guest designer for Make & Do Crew. I wanted something that was light enough to be worn during the summer, but versatile enough to transition through spring and early fall. This was nowhere near what I intended to make, but sometimes the best designs just happen that way. Plus when you’re looking for crochet patterns for every season, this one fits the bill.
This oversized sweater uses a combination of double crochet stitches to create this lacy effect. It features a beautifully edged neckline and fun bell sleeves. It also has modifications for short sleeves or sleeveless, as well as full length or crop. This pattern calls for DK yarn and was designed with Lion Brand CoBoo. It is written in XS – 2X; since its an oversized top, you can size down for a more fitted style.
I’m Kelsie, the maker and designer behind Crafting for Weeks. I’m based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When I’m not creating with yarn, I’m probably chasing one of my 3 kiddos around. I love bright colors, fun patterns, and junk food. You can find my work on Etsy, Ravelry, and of course, Instagram.
How to Get this Pattern
The Changing Seasons E-Book by Elisabeth Desamour
These are 4 of Desamour Designs’ best selling patterns, perfect for the changing seasons. You get the ‘In the Forest of the Night’ Cardi which can be made sizes S-2X, with 3 different variations. You also get the Initial Weekender Bag with all the letters included, perfect for beach days or use as a large project bag. This e-book includes a copy of the Honeycomb Tunisian Earwarmer as well. It is a great beginner Tunisian crochet pattern; it’s quick and easy, plus it comes in multiple sizes. The last pattern included is an all-time favorite beanie pattern, the Even Moss Stitch Beanie. It’s full of texture and perfect for market prep since it comes in sizes toddler to adult male.
Elisabeth is the owner, designer, and maker behind Desamour Designs. As a crochet designer, her goal is to spread the joy of creating to all crocheters through unique patterns and accessible patterns. In her spare time, you will find her on the couch with her two cats, Amy and River, binge-watching episodes of Doctor Who with her yarn and tea. You can find her work on her blog, Desamour Designs, and Instagram.
How to Get these Patterns
The Quinn Cardi Vest by Ashley Cobb
This lightweight and versatile vest will pair perfectly with all your favorite outfits. Simple double and treble crochet stitches make this design very beginner friendly. It is made with light weight cotton yarn which makes this vest perfect for spring and summer. From the beach, to a night out on the town, to your everyday wear, the Quinn Cardi Vest is truly something that you need in your wardrobe. And you can transition this vest into fall/winter by layering it with long sleeves. This can truly be one of your crochet patterns for every season.
Ashley is the Designer and maker behind Cactus & Lace Designs. She is a Jesus following, homeschool teaching, dog loving, reality TV watching, chaos controlling, introverted hot mess. Her goal is to inspire and empower crocheters, new & experienced, to feel confident in growing their skills and talents through the incredibly rewarding art of crochet! You can find her work on her blog, Etsy, Ravelry, and Instagram.
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The Brickhouse Blanket by Andrea Pettaway
This is a fun-filled crochet blanket pattern that is perfect for beginners and seasoned crocheters alike! The brick pattern created is very satisfying to work up and relaxing once you get the hang of the repeat. There are three sizes included in this pattern: baby blanket, lapghan, and throw. If none of those suit your needs, there are also customization instructions included. We see bricks everyday, and this pattern was inspired by the simple yet satisfying pattern that bricks create. Any worsted weight (size 4) yarn should do the trick for the Brickhouse Blanket.
Andrea is the designer behind The Civil Crocheter. Besides crochet, she loves taking care of her plants, trying out new restaurants and cuisines, and singing. A city girl at heart, she lives in Houston, Texas, and works as a civil engineer. You can find her work on Instagram and Ravelry.
How to Get this Pattern
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The Diamond Luxe Throw by Chalia Delarosa
The Diamond Luxe Throw is a bohemian-style blanket filled with an abundance of texture. This beautiful design is not only stylish and cozy, but the symmetrical design can help create a sense of balance and calm to your home. The Diamond Luxe Throw pairs well with the Diamond Luxe pillow case as well as many other Chalia’s Craft designs. This blanket has the airy feel of spring, but dense enough for winter. A perfect addition to our Crochet Patterns for Every Season!
Chalia is the designer and maker of Chalia’s Craft crochet patterns and handmade items. She incorporates her love of warm and earthy tones, neutrals, and modern bohemian décor into her designs. When she’s not crocheting, she enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her plant babies, and indulging in a cozy setting while watching her favorite films, eating chocolate, and drinking tea. You can find Chalia’s work on Instagram, Etsy, Ravelry, and Facebook.
How to Get this Pattern
The Rising Hope Beanie by Colt Tryon
My inspiration for this design was simply inspired by hope. Hope is something I aim for every day of my life. Growing up wasn’t easy for me. The struggle was real. I saw this stitch in a blanket by The Crochet Crowd called Pandora’s Box Blanket. Since I had always wanted to make this blanket, I thought to myself, “Why not use the same stitches in a beanie?” I took the classic box stitch and modified it into a condensed box stitch.
Simplifying this stitch reminded me of life. Everyone wants his life to be simple and to improve each day above the last. At the time, I didn’t have any ideas for the name of this beanie. I asked for suggestions on Instagram, and a friend of mine suggested The Rising Hope Beanie. The name just stuck and made the skies open as it tied the whole project together. My goal is for this beanie to be a simple reminder to all of us that there is hope out there and that you have to believe in yourself and who you are a person. Never give up on what you are and where you want to go in life.Colt Tryon, MM_Crochet17
This beanie is an advanced beginner pattern. It is worked from bottom up and uses worsted weight yarn. The pattern also includes a photo tutorial to help you along.
Colt and his sister Kayleen are the makers and designers that brought MM_Crochet17 to life. When their hands aren’t engulfed in yarn and hooks, you can find them enjoying family bonding and time in the kitchen. Their hope and dream is that you find their handprints on a journey that leads to love found within you.
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I hope you enjoyed walking through the spring, summer, fall and winter with me here today and finding some crochet patterns for every season. Every other month, we will be bringing you a new set of designers and pattern. To get a heads up on discounts and free patterns, be sure to follow along at Pineapple and subscribe to the newsletter. Until next time!