Knitting afternoons and updating patterns

Hello lovely people!

I hope you’ve had a great weekend. I sure did! I actually went to a crafter noon at a local yarn store on Saturday (Little Woollie) and it was so much fun and really cool. I got to meet so many lovely ladies and the owner, Julie, spoilt us with chocolate eggs, raspberries and grapes as well as an endless supply of tea! How great? A lot of the ladies were making Julies newest amigurumi, a sweet little rabbit that she designed for a workshop and I met a left handed crocheter for the first time. It was just a really fun time!

On other news, I have been re-writting my pattern for Naiad the nudibranch and so I made a new one to take some more pictures (as the original was gifted to a friend when I first made it a couple of years ago).

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Here it is, in brand new colours! I have seen a few issues with the pattern too so I will update it, add new pictures and upload the new free PDF on my Ravelry store as soon as I’m done 😀

Have you written a pattern before and then realise that there was a better way of laying it out? I’d love to hear your experience with that 🙂

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16 responses to “Knitting afternoons and updating patterns

  1. I have indeed. When that happens, I’ll print out the original, make notes, and then retype it with whatever improvements it needs. I sometimes have to do this a few times per pattern, but it’s always worth it in the end! 🙂

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    • I agree I think it will definitely be worth it! I did the same actually I took notes as I re-worked the pattern, and I’ll make the pattern fit my new pattern template too 🙂

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  2. Deb

    Are you a lefty? I had to use a mirror when learning to crochet for both my grandmothers were right handed. They are the ones that I learned from.

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  3. That is sooooo awesome 😳🤙

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  4. Oh yes, I definitely re-written some patterns of mine. What seems clear to me, can be quite confusing to someone else, especially beginners. But from my own experience, I don’t like patterns that are explaining every little thing. It’s tricky to find the right ballance!

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    • I don’t like patterns that go too much in detail too, or I just skip those parts anyway but I can understand how they would help absolute beginners. It’s interesting being on the other side and writing a pattern though, you learn how to accomodate for other people’s way of thinking

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  5. What a cute little creature. I love the vibrant colour. 🙂

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  6. I think pattern writing is your stress relief Emma! This guy is a cutie!

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  7. I’m 100% with you on the pattern writing thing! How odd – we both wrote about the same thing 😉 maybe it’s ‘that time of year’ (definitely not anything to do with the authors pattern writing abilities😆) – or so I like to tell myself 🙈

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  8. claire93

    that’s a nice colour combination there ^^
    and I’m a leftie. And luckily there were several leftie crochet tutorials on youtube which helped me learn.

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    • That’s a good point! Maybe I will direct the lady I met to one of those tutorials, I’m sure it could help her (though I think I did an okay job showing her decreases, I was so proud she managed it!)

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