2021 in 11 crochet patterns - part 1
Did you know that I published my first pattern in early 2020? That means I will soon be celebrating my 2 year anniversary as a designer. I published 7 patterns in my first year, thanks to the support, inspiration and resources I found when I joined the Francrochet collective in my early days as a designer.
If you're bilingual and speak French, you should join the Francrochet Facebook group right here which is for everyone. If you'd like to become a professional member, click here!
2021 continued in the same way and I published 11 patterns, including collaborations with local creators, international organizations and to support initiatives that are important to me.
What about a little recap of this year of designs?
All the mentioned patterns are available in my Etsy or Ravelry shops and are available in English.
1- The Québécois: a bulky alpaca cowl
First pattern of the year and first collaboration with Ranch H et J, a local alpaca yarn producer and the Francrochet collective, as part of the Douceurs d'hiver project. 6 designers (including me!) were paired with Quebec fiber producers to create patterns tailored for Quebec's cold winters.
Materials: worsted weight yarn (I used alpaca for extra warmth) held double and a 6 mm hook
2 and 3- Hip to be Square and Vague d'amour, the squares
*These 2 patterns are only available in French.
Another great project from Francrochet was the "collective quilt", which took me out of my comfort zone. I created these 2 squares as part of a bigger project to be joined together in a giant quilt. Those 2 squares were actually the projects I found the most difficult to make last year.
The quilt was made by 7 francophone designers (Quebec and France) who created 16 patterns with the lovely We Crochet yarns.
Materials: worsted weight yarn and a 4,5 mm hook
Les 16 patrons sont disponibles gratuitement ici ou réunis en 1 document pdf pour achat ici.
4- The Bubbly Clip
A quick, easy, and practical pattern for the little ones around you. I have offered and sold many of these in 2021 and each time I have been told that the children love them and that they wash very well.
Photos: Valérie Baribeault and Valérie Clément
Materials: a pacifier clip (plastic or other), sport sized cotton yarn and a 3,5 mm hook
5- Montreal Backstreets, a pattern for CGOA
CGOA is the Crochet Guild of America, which were looking for patterns under the colorful home theme. I suggested Montreal Backstreets, a cotton clothespin basket, and they selected my project for their June CAL! It is now available for everyone.
Other possible uses: storage for scarves, mittens and hats, for plastic bags, for toys, or whatever else you can think of!
Materials: worsted weight cotton yarn in 2 colors and a 4,5 mm hook
6- The Party Balloon
This is my new tradition: on my business birthday, I launch a celebratory pattern! In 2020, I made the Party Hat, and 2021 was the Party Balloon.
👉 What do you think I should make for 2022?
Materials: worsted/aran weight yarn (leftovers will do), a wooden stick, some polyfill and a 4,5 mm hook
Hey! Enter code PARTY when you buy both patterns and you'll automatically get 20% off both patterns (Ravelry and Etsy).
Numbers 7 to 11 coming in a new article very soon!
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