I am so happy to announce that I have finally released a new crochet pattern!
So dear readers, if you haven't already had the chance to meet Eleanor, let me take a moment to introduce you! Sweet Eleanor is made up of a gorgeous lace stitch and has a lovely hint of retro and modern all mixed into one. Not only is she an absolute dream to snuggle with on chilly days, but this blanket is also the perfect cozy touch to add to any room, draped across a sofa, arm chair, or the foot of your bed.
This pattern was designed with a beginner in mind. I absolutely love to break down the making process and make as many step by step photo tutorials that I can think of in order to help you from the beginning of the project, to the very end. I include detailed explanation of how to create this stitch, how to start a new skein of yarn, how to weave in ends within loose stitches, how to attach fringe, and so much more. I probably way over do it honestly, but I would always rather there be too much information than not enough because there is nothing more frustrating than buying a pattern and not being sure what the designer is trying to explain or convey. I do my best to make every little thing as absolutely clear as possible. (Which is probably most definitely why it takes me so long to release new patters ha ha)
Seasoned crocheters will love this pattern as well because this blanket works up so quickly and is super fun to make over a weekend while you're snuggled up on the couch watching tv!
And for those of you who don't need all that extra info, I have the actual pattern itself all conveniently condensed to one page for easy reference so you won't need to scroll or flip through a bunch of pages to see what the next row's instructions are.
I tried so hard to think of everything that I would want in a pattern and made sure to include exactly all that stuff in here.
Wanna hear the best part? I even made sure to include the stitch count and detailed instructions on how to customize this blanket pattern to any size you need. You can easily adapt this pattern to design anything from a baby blanket to a king size blanket.
My number one goal as a pattern designer is to give you all the basic tools/knowledge you need so that you can have fun and get creative and design what suits you best.
Everyone (including myself) went absolutely crazy over this marble Eleanor! Probably my currently most liked photo! Love love love how this yarn worked up with this pattern!
And I had the best idea with this pattern creation to call on a bigger group of testers than I normally do just because the pattern itself is so large and detailed (but the blanket itself is super easy to make I promise) and I'm just so excited to be able to share everyone's finished pictures! They all turned out so good!!
- ELEANOR PATTERN TESTERS -
Oh my gosh when Sarah from @goldenheartfiberarts asked me if she could do ombre for her blanket, I was like "Ah yes please!" Isn't this the best idea ever??
I'm just obsessed with this blanket and how it turned out! Love the colors she chose!
Plus don't we all need that "Not Yours" coffee cup in our lives? Ha ha I get a good laugh every time I see that mug
Sweet Allie from @hookednhappy was a little nervous to take on testing this pattern because she's only been crocheting for a few months, but if you look at her blanket and her instagram feed, you'd never have known! She's seriously so talented and I love how her blanket turned out!
And I just had to steal this photo below off her instagram feed because she's so gorgeous!
Liz from @lizkrinke chose charcoal yarn, and I just have all the heart eyes for this color! One of my all time favorites!
Gosh and I just can't get over how perfect her blanket looks! (Seriously how did I get so lucky with such amazing testers??) And how stunning is her wooden floor?? Thank you so much for making Eleanor look so good, Liz!
This cobalt blue beauty was made by Michelle from @mhaner02, and oh my gosh I can't get over this color. And go check out her feed because she's knitting the same Wool and the Gang Soul Sweater that I just shared in my previous post! She picked the most dreamy color and her sweater is coming together so quickly!! I'm a little jealous because my sweater took me so long to make ha ha she's seriously got mad skills!
Love the pop it gives to her living room!
Her instagram feed makes my heart melt every time I look at it because she has the cutest little dog named Eddie and he cuddles with her every time she works with yarn. So jealous! Plus she's always crocheting the most beautiful, cozy blankets.
I was sooo close to making an Eleanor in cream and was thrilled when Gina from @gina.made.it sent me this work in progress photo! This fisherman cream colored yarn is just a classic and looks good in any room! Love it!
Can't get over how squishy and perfect her stitches look!
Rebekah from @onceuponawhimnz is such a talented and dear friend of mine even though she lives clear across the world (I'm praying to travel to New Zealand one day to meet her in person!), so when she asked to pattern test I was so freaking excited!
Her blanket is so perfect I can't even stand it! And go check out her shop because she makes the most amazing and adorable crochet bunnies! She was sweet enough to gift one to Madison when she was born, and Madison has been obsessed with her bunny for over a year now!
I was absolutely thrilled to have Jen from @theknottedandhookedshoppe pattern test for me again! She's just the sweetest lady ever and I love her work so much! Plus how perfect is mustard color yarn?? (Can I just make a million Eleanor Blankets in all the colors? ha ha)
Jen's work is just always so impeccable, and I love that she got so creative with her fringe! Love love love the two colored fringe! Such a fun and beautiful idea!
Ivonne from @montanocrochet has the dreamiest instagram feed with lovely fall colors so I was so tickled pink when I saw she picked this beautiful spice color for her Eleanor Blanket!
She even ended up adding fringe all around her blanket, and I just thought that was the neatest idea! Go check her feed to see the cutest photo of her son wrapped up in this blanket. So. Freaking. Adorable.
This last photo I'm sharing has such a special place in my heart! I have the dearest cousin named Crystal who has believed in me and has been pattern testing for me from the very beginning. She's my yarn buddy and bestest friend. And this photo was taken in my cute grandma's house that I basically grew up in because I was at her house so often while growing up. My grandma is who first inspired me to start knitting and crocheting because she always has a hook or needle in her hand! So many warm fuzzies about this photo. Love my family so much!
So that's my darling Eleanor. This blanket pattern has been an absolute dream to make thanks to all of you, my sweet followers and amazing pattern testers. I am completely taken aback by how many have already purchased this pattern, and I just hope you all know how grateful I am to you.