Tunisian Crochet Hook Set – Clover Takumi Review

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Read a review of the popular Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Takumi Combo Set by Clover. This is a high-quality, and practical bamboo crochet hook set that is a must-have!

The first Tunisian crochet hook I used was a Clover Takumi Bamboo 5.5 mm. double-ended Tunisian crochet hook since that’s one of the few Tunisian crochet hooks my local Jo-Ann’s carried. I was so excited to try Tunisian crochet! I jumped over to Toni’s (TL Yarncrafts) beginner series and started working up a swatch of the simple stitch and I fell in love with this stitch and texture!

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Recently, I received the entire Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Takumi Combo Set so I could try it out and give my followers a review (Thank You, Clover USA!). Let me tell you, I have always loved Clover Takumi bamboo products. The wood finish is so nice and works smoothly with any yarn fiber!

Follow along as I show you everything that the set comes with and how I feel about this beautiful Tunisian crochet hook set!

The set comes with the following components:

  • Interchangeable high-quality bamboo Tunisian crochet hooks with stainless steel screws in sizes: E through L (3.5 mm, 3.75 mm, 4.0 mm, 4.5 mm, 5.0 mm, 5.5 mm, 6.0 mm, 6.5 mm, and 8.0 mm)
  • Sturdy nylon cords with stainless steel screw caps in the following lengths: 16 in, 24 in, 29 in, 36 in, and 48 in.
  • 5 bamboo stoppers with screws pinned into a styrofoam cushion for easy storage
  • 100% cotton compact and portable canvas carrying case with a neat compartment for each item with a tie to close it up

I always love the quality of bamboo products that Clover produces so it isn’t a surprise that these hooks work smoothly with my worsted weight yarn as well as my chunky yarn! There is zero snagging and none of my stitches slip off the hook!

Read a review of the popular Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Takumi Combo Set by Clover. A must-have high-quality bamboo Tunisian crochet hook set!

My favorite part about this set is that it comes with such a practical and organized case. There is a spot to store and keep each item safe!

The Tunisian crochet hook is made so beautifully. The bamboo is so smooth and yarn just glides over it. The head of the hook is not too sharp or too blunt. It is just right for picking up stitches and working a variety of stitch types!

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Just look at how beautiful these stoppers are! They aren’t just beautiful to look at but they are practical. They stay put once you screw them on. I haven’t had any issues with stoppers unscrewing or falling off, no matter what the weight of my project is. I am currently working on a chunky cowl with the size L hook and a 36 in. cord using Lion Brand Woolease Thick and Quick and I’m halfway through and the stopper is still in place!

The locking system for these interchangeable Tunisian crochet hooks is so intuitive. As soon as I got the set, I opened it up and started playing around with it. I didn’t have to read the package to know what to do. Next, I just grabbed one of the hooks and grabbed a cord and screwed it in place! I tested it out by giving it a little pull and it was locked in place!

Read a review of the popular Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Takumi Combo Set by Clover. A must-have high-quality bamboo Tunisian crochet hook set!

After locking the Tunisian crochet hook and cord together, I went on to attach the stopper in the same way, I just had to screw it to the other end of the cord. Then I picked up my yarn and started crocheting! My stitches feel like butter over the seamless joints between the parts and I love that. There is no need to stop and move my stitches manually across the joints! Every time I use this set, I am in crochet dreamland!

Read a review of the popular Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Takumi Combo Set by Clover. A must-have high-quality bamboo Tunisian crochet hook set!

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Read a review of the popular Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Takumi Combo Set by Clover. This is a high-quality, and practical bamboo crochet hook set that is a must-have!

If you’re looking for a complete Bamboo Tunisian crochet hook set, you need to definitely invest in this combo set. It is a high-quality compact and practical set! You can get it directly from Clover USA over here or purchase it via Amazon and yes it is PRIME eligible! You can also read my Clover USA featured blog post over here.

If you are ready to try out some Tunisian crochet patterns, you can check out my patterns on Ravelry, Etsy, or LoveCrafts.com. Read about my most popular Tunisian crochet pattern, the Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket pattern here.

Crochet Bow Pattern – Free Tunisian Crochet Bow-Tie

Free crochet bow pattern - make this cute crochet bow-tie in Tunisian crochet or in normal crochet - both patterns are available here!

I came up with this super easy free crochet bow pattern recently as I was thinking of ways to use up my scrap yarn. It can be intimidating to try a new craft so I want to make it easy for you. I would like you to try this super simple pattern to get used to and fall in love with Tunisian crochet! Similarly, I have a normal crochet version of the bow below if you prefer the simple crochet stitches! This bow can be attached to anything. For example, you can attach it to a hair-tie, headband, or a bow-tie. I decided to turn it into an adjustable bow-tie for Bubs! The double crochet belt makes it easy to adjust to any size!

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This adjustable bow-tie pattern is a great beginner project and can easily be made with a straight 4 mm crochet hook. Make it in a solid color or as a striped version! I’ve decided to include this pattern as a Free PDF just for 24 hours as part of the Easy Tunisian Crochet Blog Hop. Head over to the Easy TC Main Blog Post to grab the code, come back and click below to get your free PDF just for today!

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Materials:

Yarn

11 yards of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Navy
5 yards of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Red
12 yards of Big Twist Yarn in White or Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in White
8 yards of Aunt Lydia’s Metallic Crochet Thread in Silver

Hooks

4.0 mm Tunisian Crochet Hook or 4.0 mm straight crochet hook
4.5 mm Crochet hook

Notions

Scissors
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Thread
Sewing Needle
3/4 in. button (need 2)

Abbreviations:

TSS – Tunisian Simple Stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Sc – Single Crochet
Ch – Chain

Tunisian Crochet Bow Pattern:

Free crochet bow pattern - make this cute crochet bow-tie in Tunisian crochet or in normal crochet - both patterns are available here!

Using a 4 mm Tunisian crochet hook, with white yarn chain 20 – make foundation row.

Row 2: TSS across with red. Normal return pass.

Row 3: Pick up white yarn and TSS across. Normal return pass.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 till you have completed 11 rows.

Bind off with white yarn.

Using metallic crochet thread with the right side of the finished piece facing you, sl. st into the first st along the long edge (20 st.), and sc around. Each time you get to a corner, ch 1, and continue sc around along short edge (12 st.). When you’ve reached the start, join with the first st by doing a sl st. Similarly, repeat one more round of sc.

Weave in all loose ends.

Bow Tie – Adjustable Band

Free crochet bow pattern - make this cute crochet bow-tie in Tunisian crochet or in normal crochet - both patterns are available here!

With navy blue, Chain 55

Row 1: Ch 2 and DC into each st for the next 54 sts.

Leaving a 6 in. tail, cut yarn.

Assemble the Bow-Tie

Take a 38 in. piece of blue yarn and cinch center of bow and sew in place.

With the adjustable band placed behind the cinched bow (right side facing you), Wrap the 38 in. piece of yarn around the bow and belt multiple times. After that, when there are about five inches of yarn remaining, stop wrapping and weave in the remaining yarn tail into the back of the bow.

Sew one 3/4 in. button onto the end of the adjustable belt (the end with yarn tails/starting point). Sew the second 3/4 in. button 2 inches from the first button.

Adjust the bow-tie to fit a range of baby to adult sizes by placing the buttons through the spaces between the double crochets.

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Normal Crochet Bow:

Using 4.5 mm crochet hook, chain 20. Follow rows 1 to 4 as outlined below:

  1. Firstly, Ch 1, HDC across with white and turn work.
  2. Secondly, join red yarn and sl st., ch 1, HDC over and around the white yarn while carrying the white yarn in the back and HDC across till the end of the row, turn work.
  3. Thirdly, with white yarn, work HDC over and around the red yarn while carrying the red yarn in the back and HDC across till the end of the row, turn work.

Finally, continue steps 2 and 3 while alternating colors and holding the non-working yarn in the back. Complete a total of seven rows.

With the right side facing you, sc around with metallic crochet thread as mentioned above. Make an adjustable band and cinch and sew bow and strap together as mentioned above.

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If you liked this free crochet bow pattern, give my Tunisian Sweetheart Scarf pattern a try! You can check out some great knitting and crochet video tutorials over on my YouTube channel!

Crochet Dress for Babies- Tunisian Pixie Dress

A crochet baby dress, designed by me?! Somebody pinch me!

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The Tunisian Pixie Dress is a beginner friendly Tunisian crochet dress pattern for babies! It can be made in sizes 0-3 months all the way up to 18-24 months! You can now find it on Etsy and Ravelry.

It’s here! A crochet baby dress that I designed all on my own! When I started working on this design, I didn’t know if it would end up fitting an actual baby. The first version I made was something that would probably only fit a doll. I persisted though because I had promised myself at the beginning of the year to create more girl designs.

The Tunisian Pixie Dress is a beginner friendly Tunisian crochet dress pattern for babies! It can be made in sizes 0-3 months all the way up to 18-24 months! You can now find it on Etsy and Ravelry.

I looked at it and tried to justify the size and told myself that I could make it work! Then, after a whole lot of convincing myself, I realized that if I am going to get serious about designing I need to start looking at tech editing as an investment rather than an expense! I asked around and everyone recommended Emily from Fiat Fiber Arts. I reached out to her and started discussing the design. She helped me figure out the math and become more confident in my designing process. She is an amazing tech editor and mentor! I absolutely loved working with her!

The Tunisian Pixie Dress is a beginner friendly Tunisian crochet dress pattern for babies! It can be made in sizes 0-3 months all the way up to 18-24 months! You can now find it on Etsy and Ravelry.

Even after figuring out the math, I was praying really hard that the dress would actually fit the respective sizes in the pattern. This is where my testers came and blew me away. They sent me pictures of the dress on AN ACTUAL BABY! This is when things got real!

So today, I present to you, my Tunisian Pixie Dress! It can be made in sizes 0-3 months all the way up to 18-24 months (16” to 20” chest circumference). This pattern is for a Tunisian crochet baby dress that is worked flat and seamed. Video and photo tutorials are included as well as a schematic and a full sizing chart along with written instructions. This is a super cute pattern for a baby shower gift or for a special occasion such as birthday party, wedding, or a newborn photoshoot! You can now find it on Etsy and Ravelry.

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The Tunisian Pixie Dress is a beginner friendly Tunisian crochet dress pattern for babies! It can be made in sizes 0-3 months all the way up to 18-24 months! You can now find it on Etsy and Ravelry.

Looking for another baby Tunisian project, check out my Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern. This blanket was my first Tunisian crochet pattern that I published!

Tunisian Crochet Scarf for Kids – Free Crochet Pattern

Scroll down for the free Tunisian crochet scarf pattern!

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Here's a great Tunisian crochet free scarf pattern for kids that can easily be adapted for child and adult sizes!

I got inspired since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The Petite Wool by We Are Knitters is so fluffy – it feels like crocheting with a cloud! This yarn has been sitting in my stash for about a year (I know I’m crazy).
I want to make more girly things in the new year, so here’s my first girly design! This is the perfect yarn and the perfect soft colors for the look I wanted to achieve. This is a fun and cute Tunisian crochet pattern for toddlers that can be adapted for bigger sizes by doing more repeat rounds. It’s perfect for all your little valentines and your galentines! So go ahead and give it a try!

If you would like the color chart and step-by-step written instructions (eg. Tss 4 with Color A, tss 1 with Color B, tss 20 with Color A) as well as video references you can purchase a comprehensive pdf on Ravelry or Etsy. If you are an experienced Tunisian crocheter, go ahead and scroll down to the free version of this pattern and enjoy!

Here's a great Tunisian crochet free scarf pattern for kids that can easily be adapted for child and adult sizes!

Tunisian Crochet Pattern:

Yarn:

2 skeins of We Are Knitters Petite Wool in contrasting colors. Color A – Grey, Color B – Nude

Hooks

Size L 11 8mm Tunisian crochet hook
Size H 5.5 mm crochet hook for adding fringe

Gauge:

13 st by 9 rows gives a 4 x 4 in square 

Here's a great Tunisian crochet free scarf pattern for kids that can easily be adapted for child and adult sizes!

Tunisian Crochet Pattern – Toddler Size

Ch 25 with Color A and complete a foundation row
Row 2: Tss across with Color A and complete a standard return pass.
Row 3: Tss 4 with Color A, tss 1 with Color B, tss 20 with Color A
Row 4: Tss 3 with Color A, tss 3 with Color B, tss 19 with Color A
Row 5: Tss 2 with Color A, tss 5 with Color B, tss 18 with Color A
Row 6 and 7: Tss 1 with Color A, tss 7 with Color B, tss 17 with Color A
Row 8: Tss 2 with Color A, tss 2 with Color B, tss 1 with Color A, tss 2 with Color B, tss 18 with Color A
Row 9 and 10: Tss across with Color A
Row 11: Tss 12 with Color A, tss 1 with Color B, tss 12 with Color A
Row 12: Tss 11 with Color A, tss 3 with Color B, tss 11 with Color A
Row 13: Tss 10 with Color A, tss 5 with Color B, tss 10 with Color A
Row 14 and 15: Tss 9 with Color A, tss 7 with Color B, tss 9 with Color A
Row 16: Tss 10 with Color A, tss 2 with Color B, tss 1 with Color A, tss 2 with Color B, tss 10 with Color A
Row 17 and 18: Tss across with Color A
Row 19: Tss 20 with Color A, tss 1 with Color B, tss 4 with Color A
Row 20: Tss 19 with Color A, tss 3 with Color B, tss 3 with Color A
Row 21: Tss 18 with Color A, tss 5 with Color B, tss 2 with Color A
Row 22 and 23: Tss 17 with Color A, tss 7 with Color B, tss 1 with Color A
Row 24: Tss 18 with Color A, tss 2 with Color B, tss 1 with Color A, tss 2 with Color B, tss 2 with Color A
Row 25 and 26: Tss across with Color A

Repeat rows 2 to 26 two more times for toddler size.
For child and adult sizes, continue repeating rows 2 to 26 till you have the desired length.

After completing the last row, sl st in each loop to bind off.

Add fringe:
Holding both strands of Color A and Color B together measure 8 in. and cut – repeat this 25 times. Attach fringe to every other loop.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #tunisiansweetheartscarf on Instagram and tag me @noorsknits so I can see all of your amazing work!!

If you would like to try another Tunisian crochet project, check out my Tunisian snowflakes ear warmer (Ravelry or Etsy) and creamsicle crochet baby blanket patterns (Ravelry or Etsy).

If you’re looking for some valentines or galentines gift ideas, you can go check out my gift guide post here.

The Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern is LIVE

The Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern is finally here!!!! 

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Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket – About the Pattern

This pattern is for a fun Tunisian crochet baby blanket inspired by sweet summer memories. It is worked up in a total of 12 squares and joined together and finished off with a simple border. The border can be customized any way you like and this blanket can even be hung up on the wall as a nursery/kid’s room decor item (a link to written instructions is included). Links to video tutorials for how to complete a Tunisian crochet foundation row and how to do Tunisian crochet colorwork are also included. A color chart is also provided. You can change the size of the blanket by removing or adding squares. Colors can also be customized, keep it gender neutral by using greens and yellows like I have or switch it up as you like!

As part of the Hooked on Summer Crochet Pattern Giveaway organized by Pam of Carroway Crochet, just for this week July 24th 12 AM EST to July 30th 11:59 PM EST, you can grab the pattern PDF for free on Ravelry. Read how this works below then head over to the pattern and make sure to check out all the other patterns on the round-up page!

Here are a few pictures by my wonderful pattern testers! I loved seeing their spins on the Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket pattern, especially the different color selections. I would have never thought to use a black background. The wall hanging idea was so cute too!

Sadia – @miashimo
Saniya – @san_creates
Sarah – @sarahsuehowdoyoudo
Raimee – @knotesandknots
Mihaela – @lensandyarn

Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket – Technical Details

Skill Level:
Beginner

Techniques:
Tunisian Crochet Colorwork (a link to a video tutorial is included)

Yarn:
Size 4 Weight 

Hooks:
6.5 mm Tunisian crochet hook that is 8.5 in. long or with a cord to hold stitches
5.5 mm crochet hook for joining and completing border (optional)

Notions:
Yarn needle
Scissors
Measuring tape

Gauge:
Gauge is 17 st. x 15 rows for a 4 x 4 in. square in pattern

Finished Size:
The finished blocked size is 23 in x 34 in.

If you’d like to win a copy of this pattern, head on over to my Instagram where I will be holding a giveaway until Tuesday Oct. 23rd at 12:00 AM EST. But if you can’t wait to cast on:

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I hope you enjoy making the Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket as much as I did! If you do make it, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @noorsknits and use the hashtag #creamsiclecrochetbabyblanket.

You can read more about my inspiration for this design over here.

Crochet Pumpkin with a Tunisian Crochet Twist

Here’s my first ever crochet pumpkin of the season with a Tunisian crochet twist! I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did!

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Crochet pumpkin with a Tunisian crochet pattern!

Materials:

  • 5.5 mm. Tunisian Crochet Hook
  • Size 4 Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 colors
    • Color A – Big Twist Baby Yarn in Orange
    • Color B – Caron Simply Soft in Brown
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

Sl st: Slip stitch
Ch: Chain
Tss: Tunisian Simple Stitch

Crochet Pumpkin Pattern:

Foundation Row: With Color A, ch 10 and pull up a loop in the back bump of each chain. Complete standard return pass. (10 st)

Rows 1 -20: With Color A, Tss 10. Complete standard return pass. (10 st)

Bind off loosely and do not cut yarn

With the wrong side facing out, fold the finished piece and slip stitch into every other stitch along the bottom and side to close the pumpkin.

Turn piece inside out and add stuffing or scrap yarn. Cut 30 in. of Color B and weave through the top stitches and pull to close the top and tie a knot, do not cut yarn. 

Chain 5 with the remaining strand of Color B, pull up a loop in the back bump of each chain. Complete standard return pass. Sl st. to bind off. Weave in remaining ends into the pumpkin and enjoy!

This is a free pattern but please remember to credit me and link back to this page whenever you make the pumpkin! Don’t forget to share a picture on Instagram by tagging me @noorsknits and use the hashtag #tunisiancrochetpumpkin so I can see your version and share with everyone!

Happy Hooking!

I’ll be adding a leaves pattern soon too. If you would like to be the first to know when it comes out, join my mailing list here.

If you love Tunisian crochet, you can go read about the process behind my latest design, the Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern which will be releasing soon.

Summer 2018 – A Recap of My Summer

An Ode to Summer

Summer rolls around and I am usually that person who keeps saying “ugh, it’s too hot”. Although I prefer cooler weather, there are some things that I do love about summer. I love being able to walk out in sandals and not having to bundle up Bubs in a huge jacket! Sunsets during this season give me all the heart eyes. Since I’m Indian, summer weddings usually each last a week and are full of fun dancing and singing. So naturally, I love dressing up for them.

I am also thrilled that I get to see my family from near and far! Essential seasonal fruits like watermelon and mangoes make me drool. I find them to be so refreshing and delicious! I also love popsicles and ice cream although now I have to share with my little man anytime I eat them. Whenever I have a popsicle or ice cream, it takes me back to my childhood when I used to enjoy these treats with my cousins during the hot summer days while watching shows on Nickelodeon. Speaking of popsicles and ice cream, if you haven’t yet, you should check out my blog post about an upcoming creamsicle baby blanket pattern over here.

Recap of My Summer

Our summer began with Bubs turning 2! 

Summer 2nd Birthday
Bubs turned two and on his birthday we took him out in his new ride!

A few weeks later we celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, the Eid that follows Ramadan!

Bub's Eid Outfit
Here’s Bubs counting the money he got for Eid-ul-Fitr while sporting the prayer hat I crocheted for him!
Eid outfits
Me and my hubby in our Eid outfits! Yes, I crocheted the prayer hat for him as well!

Bubs and I had many moments of random dances throughout these past few months and I loved each and every one. Whether it was after dinner, before breakfast, or randomly in the middle of the day. However, my absolute favorite dances were the ones under wide open skies with rays of sunshine beaming through while walking the beautiful trail near our home!

Summer Toddler Dances
Here’s a quick snap of bubs and I busy dancing in the middle of the trail!

Those dances were good practice for the wedding we attended! 

Summer Wedding
Bub’s enjoying the singing and dancing at my sis-in-law’s brother’s wedding.

We also took Bubs to the zoo for the first time, that day we just wore a couple of cute hats on a hot day and stared at a lioness falling asleep because I mean how else are you supposed to do summer, right?

Summer First Zoo Trip
Bubs and I enchanted by the sleeping lioness.

Then off to Canada we went to spend the last bit of summer and celebrate Eid-ul-Adha with family and friends!

Eid Outfit Pic
A funny pic from our Eid-ul-Adha photoshoot! Pretty much sums up our relationship!

And we ended our summer by taking a long overdue trip to Niagara Falls!

Summer trip to Niagara Falls
We ended our summer with a long overdue trip to Niagara Falls.

I hope you enjoyed reading a bit about what summer means to me and how I spent my time this season! Don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list here to get updates. 

Crochet Baby Blanket – The Creamsicle Baby Blanket

Creamsicle Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – The Inspiration

It’s funny the way our subconscious mind works. When I sat down with my yarn and Tunisian hook, I knew I wanted to make a Tunisian crochet baby blanket but I wasn’t sure what it would look like. Although I was trying to get into Fall mode, creamsicles were at the back of my mind. I guess I’m not ready to let all summery things go! This along with the fact that I recently made the Sweet Gingham baby blanket (pattern by Toni from TLYarncrafts) and that I have constantly been looking at my book “Tunisian Crochet Workshop” by Michelle from Poppy & Bliss helped the concept formulate in my mind! Completing the Sweet Gingham Baby Blanket ignited a love for Tunisian crochet colorwork and constantly seeing the bright colors that are a signature of Michelle’s work made me subconsciously want to design something with these components!

Below you can see the back of the orange creamsicle crochet square before and after weaving in the ends.

Creamsicle Tunisian Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – The Details

This Tunisian crochet baby blanket is my first granny square style blanket using the colorwork technique. I used Big Twist Baby Yarn in Dandelion, Cotton Tail, and Lime. This is a 100% acrylic yarn in weight 4. I also used Caron Simply Soft in Bone which is also a 100% acrylic yarn but in a weight 3. Each square measures approximately 7 x 8 in. So the blanket works up pretty quickly. I am still working on joining the squares and making a border. So you’ll have to wait for another blog post soon to see the finished piece. I’ll be looking for pattern testers soon so be on the lookout for an application by the end of next week! Join my mailing list here to get all the updates!

Inspiration in Sweet Summer Memories

This pattern fits in perfectly with the feelings that I have towards summer. When I think of summer, I think of popsicles and ice cream. I still do love eating these treats although now I have to share with my little man anytime I eat them. Whenever I have a popsicle or ice cream, it takes me back to my childhood when I used to enjoy these yummies with my cousins during the hot summer days while watching shows on Nickelodeon. Read more about what summer means to me and see a recap of my summer over here.