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Like most crocheters and knitters, I too was taught by my Grammie how to knit and Tunisian crochet when I was 11. She hoped that I would become an avid knitter, but I found crocheting much easier and ...
Like most crocheters and knitters, I too was taught by my Grammie how to knit and Tunisian crochet when I was 11. She hoped that I would become an avid knitter, but I found crocheting much easier and faster. Since she only taught me the “afghan stitch,” I made one really long scarf from it. There it sat for countless years, until after I became a mother and Army wife.
We were welcoming our 2nd niece into the world in 2010, when I decided that I wanted to give her a special gift that you couldn’t buy in the store. I wanted to make her a keepsake, but what? So I found myself in the yarn section of Michael’s, and I picked up some soft white baby yarn, and a plastic pack of crochet hooks. Went on home and started searching YouTube for crochet tutorials, since I only knew one stitch, and how to work in rows, and I wanted to make a newborn hat for that new bundle of joy.
So I came across some amazing tutorials by The Crochet Geek, The Art of Crochet by Teresa - if you haven’t seen her videos yet, you should check them out; they’re very easy to follow and she explains everything wonderfully! Anyways I saw her Star Flower Hat in a shell stitch, and thought that was perfect! I didn’t realize it was practically an intermediate pattern when working it, but she made it so easy to follow along. After watching the video a few times, I had my first hat done and I was hooked!
So I started teaching myself more stitches through YouTube tutorials and written tutorials online. Then I taught myself how to read patterns and charts. My daughter kept requesting things like, a pink triceratops hat, and a fancy owl hat; so before I knew it, I was designing my own patterns.
Then once my friends started seeing my work for my daughter the, “hey, could you make ___?” started to roll in, and Looping with Love was born. Since then I have done Tons of custom items, ranging from photo props and baby sets to amigurumi and character hats. Not until recently have I decided to have my patterns tested, and then released to the crochet world to enjoy! Hopefully in the near future I’ll have all my patterns available on Ravelry :-)
A perfect way to keep your hand warm and dry, while consuming your cold beverage at a picnic, bbq, bonfire, at the beach, party, etc. Be the talk at all your gatherings this summer!
I wanted to ditch the normal boring foam cozy, and create a fun and unique way to dress up a cold drink. Plus this is a great way to distinguish your drink while at a party ;-)
The pattern includes links to my 2 YouTube videos to walk you through how to do a special beginning stitch (if you choose to use, so you can hide your seam), and how to finish off a project and a magic circle with an invisible seam.
The Clutch Drink Cozy has been tested to ensure proper fit and gauge. If you notice any mistakes, or have questions or concerns about the pattern, then please feel free to contact me on my facebook page: www.facebook.com/LoopingWithLove or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
12hdc joined in MC = 1" in diameter