Here’s a lovely 12″ square pattern for all your crochet-alongs! It can also be made smaller if you fancy a 6″, 8″ or 10″ square. This square is made with 3-double crochet shells that form a sort of diamond pattern, hence the name….
Here’s a great stitch pattern for scarves, shawls and wraps, dishcloths–lots of things! It looks intricate but is deceptively easy to do with only one row repeat. You have to pay attention setting up the first row, but after that it’s smooth sailing all the way. Give it a try! The swatch is made with 35 chains to start, and it’s the perfect width for a scarf in worsted-weight yarn….
Whether you’re headed to the beach or poolside, the crochet Surfside Bag is fashionable and handy for carrying a towel and a few necessities. It’s made with 100% cotton yarn for sturdiness and washability, and the pretty and unusual shell stitch works up quickly.
I know I’ve been like Goldilocks over here with all my blogs. But after all that I think I’ve found one that’s feels just right! My original Gourmet Crochet pattern line is still as popular as ever, but I wanted something new, something different. And, as far as the Carolyn Christmas Designs blog, I probably way overthought it, but it always bothered me that putting things like stitch patterns and roundups on there was not a good fit because they weren’t designs.
Pink Mambo felt like the perfect name for my new crochet blog–I love pink, and crocheting one step at a time reminds me of dancing the mambo one step at a time. I know, I know, you’re supposed to name your crochet blog “crochet” something or other so people can find you. I may not be doing this right, and I’m bound to make mistakes, but I’m going for it. I’m glad you found me here, and I hope you’ll come back again and again to see what I’ve got up my sleeve!
Thanks for joining me here! You can find more of my work on Ravelry and Etsy.
First, thank you to all who participated. You guys are awesome! This was so much fun I will definitely be doing more CALs. What do you want to make next?
And my afghan! I’m very happy with it, not only for its festive looks, but its warm memories as well. I’ve truly enjoyed this process.
I can’t help but imagine how pretty this would be in a square configuration with baby yarns. 🙂