Quotes from the blocking board…

Hello Crochet Mavens,

Just in case blocking your crochet ever seems like an overwhelming task, my little Production Assistant is here to remind you that it can be simple.

Step 1) Get the pins.

Step 2) Stick the shawlie.

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Don’t be afraid! 🙂

Yours in Stitches,

Sara

Poetic Crochet: Errata & Pattern Corrections

Hello Crocheters!

My goal is always to provide you with beautiful designs and an enjoyable pattern experience! Crochet is as much about the process as the finished product, so I do my utmost to ensure a happy stitching experience for you, my customer.

Today I am very pleased to announce that full errata files and pattern corrections for all discovered errors in Poetic Crochet are now available.

Since its publication in 2015, I’ve heard from some of you as you bumped into crochet moments that didn’t make sense and at times, caused frustration.  I’m so grateful to those of you who alerted me to the difficulties you were having as you worked through the shawls, and I am very proud to have discovered the roots of those problems, and offer the solutions here, on Ravelry, and [after it is processed and posted] on Interweave’s web site.

You have two options: download the whole kit and caboodle as one PDF or download whichever PDF pertains to the shawl you may be working on…

Download the Errata file in FULL here:  Poetic Crochet Full Errata and Pattern Corrections

or click on the links below the shawl photo to download an individual file for the shawl project you are working on if that’s more convenient for you:

 

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Traveler Shawl from Poetic Crochet by Sara Kay Hartmann

Traveler Errata

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Dover Shawl from Poetic Crochet by Sara Kay Hartmann

Dover Errata

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Endymion Shawl from Poetic Crochet by Sara Kay Hartmann

Endymion Errata

 

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Hope End Shawl from Poetic Crochet by Sara Kay Hartmann

Hope End Errata

 

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Innisfree Shawl from Poetic Crochet by Sara Kay Hartmann

Innisfree Errata

 

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Orisons Shawl from Poetic Crochet by Sara Kay Hartmann

Orisons Errata

 

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Starry Skies Shawl from Poetic Crochet by Sara Kay Hartmann

Starry Skies Errata

 

I love crochet and designing for you, and I’m so thankful to be able to share my patterns with you! Please write me using the contact form here if you have questions or comments as you work with the errata files. Thank you for visiting me today!

Yours in Stitches,

Sara

In the Press: Inside Crochet, Issue 90

Hello Crochet Mavens,

I am one lucky designer today! Inside Crochet magazine featured me in a segment about Crochet Entrepreneurs. It’s a lovely write-up, and I was thrilled to be approached.

Inside Crochet is one of my favorite print crochet mags because of their modern vision for craft, contemporary styling and taste, and their respect for crochet fashion–and it’s always so pretty! Apart from that, they hold a sentimental place in my heart because they were my first crochet publication credit, publishing my Printemps Cardigan in Issue 31, back in 2012.

Fifty-nine issues later, I’m being featured as a pro? That makes my head spin a little. In the interview, I had the chance to share about the continual pressure and occasional confusion that comes with being self-employed, but also about the joys and rewards of pursuing something of my own creation, and having my work find a home with people who love it.

Below is the cover of Issue 90, on newsstands now! I always find it at Barnes & Noble, but IC does digital mags and subscriptions too! But you’re my special friend, so you can read the article just by clicking here —> Crochet Entrepreneur Sara Kay Hartmann

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There is some journalistic license employed for the sake of readability. For example, I never worked at a publishers. To me that sounds like a cool job held by a character in a chick lit novel. In the interview, when asked about my work history, I droned on about a 2-year stint as an assistant editor of an academic journal which translated to: “publishers.” Sadly, I never got to drink coffee while sifting through a slush pile of manuscripts from undiscovered writers or anything romantic like that. I did digital layouts, tore my hair out over Microsoft Word, bothered authors to turn in their revised articles, and crunched numbers related to our readership stats. The truth is often dull, Friends.

Also, my sweet girl is now nearly 22 months old. I wrote the interview in January when she was 17 months. Lead time in publishing will get you every time! It feels weird to speak about yourself in the present while remembering to mentally add 5-9 months.

Thanks for visiting me today. 

Yours in Stitches,

Sara

 

Chloe Cardigan:A Crocheted Sweater

Hi Crocheters,

Today I’m sharing a crocheted sweater design and pattern with you. I released the Chloe Cardigan in February 2015 and it’s been shared by a few people on Ravelry who look great in it!


Chloe is a hip-length cocoon cardi with very simple shaping. The sweater is constructed from a trapezoid shape that creates the back and shoulders in one piece. The shawl collar and body front is worked directly onto the back & shoulder piece. Finally sleeves are worked seamlessly onto the body to create an elegant, easy-fit jacket with no closures, and three-quarter sleeves that are universally flattering. The silhouette is comfortable and modern with drape that skims the body’s curves. If you are new to making sweaters, Chloe’s clever seamless construction is a fun way to get started.


If you are looking for a great layering piece for spring and summer, try Chloe! Below are some links you can use to buy the PDF pattern for Chloe from your favorite platform: Ravelry, Etsy, or Craftsy.

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Buy Now on Etsy

Buy Now on Craftsy



Thisbe Jacket: Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Hello Crocheters,

Today I’m sharing Thisbe, a Boho-fabulous lace jacket perfect to crochet for the warm weather that I hope is finally here to stay!

Thisbe’s PDF pattern download contains full written instructions along with stitch pattern charts to guide you through the lovely and interesting lace that makes up the front and back body. The design is written for six sizes: Small-3X.

The jacket is worked sideways in two pieces from the center out. Your foundation chain creates both the front and back of one side of the jacket, you work all the way out to the shoulder, then decrease for the 3/4 sleeve. The opposite back/front piece is seamlessly worked onto the existing center and crocheted in the same manner out to the other 3/4 sleeve cuff.

Some ravishing Ravelers have made Thisbe, so check them out to see how it went!

Here are links to purchase Thisbe from your favorite pattern shop: Ravelry, Etsy, or Craftsy.

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buy now on Etsy

buy now on Craftsy