I love making crochet patterns and sharing them with you guys.
When you create something yourself, you can never be sure which items are going to be popular and which will rapidly fade into obscurity.
It is also fabulous to see a range of different adaptations appearing from a single crochet pattern.
So I was delighted to see the response that some of my patterns have been getting on Ravelry.
Ravelry Crocheters’ Brilliant Work
Ravelry is a wonderful site.
A giant library of links to thousands of crochet patterns from all corners of the internet.
It gives users the opportunity to rate, like and comment on the patterns they follow.
The site also has the capacity to let them upload photos of their finished products.
Which as a crochet designer is amazing to see.
Some of the crochet makers who have used my linked patterns as a basis for their work, were kind enough to agree to me sharing their gorgeous photos on here.
Thank you so much!
Crochet Chocolate Labrador Puppy
Although I probably shouldn’t admit to this, I have a real soft spot for my crochet Lab pattern.
It was a labor of love to perfect, and remains my daughter’s favorite of the crochet toys I have made for her over the years.
The original model, with it’s slightly less endearing and Lab-like features, still sits in my office too.
Through Ravelry I found that Christel has used my Crochet Labrador puppy pattern to make her friend an adorable crochet Lab toy.
She didn’t just follow the pattern though, she made it her own with a gorgeous twist to his expression.
I love the way she has made the eyes.
They add a real character and wistfulness to the puppy, and it’s a total delight for me to see.
Crochet Yellow Lab Toy
This crochet yellow Lab puppy really warmed my heart too.
I love it when someone adapts my pattern in a way that makes it truly their own.
Pam added her own take to the design, by using a larger hook with two strands of yarn at once. And it has come together beautifully.
A gorgeous tribute to beautiful real life yellow Labs, Chloe and Cosi.
Crochet Grocery Bag
I was thrilled to see Renee’s gorgeous grocery bag. It’s based on my pattern here, but she has extended the base and added her own brilliant handle design.
This adaptation meant that the whole bag can be made in one piece, and the finished product looks fab.
A great take on a practical piece, which I hope she’s found useful as well as fun to crochet.
Finding My Patterns
I share all of the patterns on my site for free. This means that you don’t have to commit to making something without having read the entire pattern, to be sure that you are happy it’s within your capabilities or definitely of interest.
When they are linked via Ravelry, their users find images of my patterns there and follow them back to my site to find the whole pattern here.
My Pattern Category Page has a long list of the crochet patterns to browse through, but you can also use the search bar if you know what you are looking for.
I have been working on a new hat for my little girl recently.
The pattern should be ready to share with you guys early next week, so don’t forget to pop back and check it out.
Lucy Kate, x