Wednesday, November 22, 2017

All patterns only $1 now thru midnight Saturday!

All of my self-published knit and crochet patterns are 50% off until midnight Saturday 11/25, because I love y'all :) That means they're all only a dollar! No code necessary, please share the link so others can find me:

Friday, September 15, 2017

Check me out! I'm teaching a class!

**CROCHET 101 at OHC**
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Oconee Heritage Center is pleased to bring you an all-new class,  “Getting Started with Crochet,” presented and led by local small business owner Sati Glenn, of Rows & Roses. We will be crocheting a wash cloth, and in doing so, will be learning how to hold the hook, how to tension the yarn, how to make chains, how to make certain stitches, and how to finish off and weave in ends. There will also be brief discussion on choosing fibers and yarns for projects, and Sati will provide you with email info in case you run into trouble later :)
Pre-registration IS A MUST, and will close on December 1st in order to give Sati enough time to order supplies.

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 6:30pm est
Price: $20

Come on out and learn how to get started in crocheting. This class will include, along with instruction and any help needed:
1 ball of premium acrylic yarn from Knit Picks,
1 premium hook,
1 copy of an exclusive, original starter pattern written and published by Sati.
Professional support via email  Mondays-Fridays


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Candy Corn Sack- **FREE PATTERN**

Here at Rows and Roses, we're all so excited for cooler weather and scary good times. I created this pattern for Halloween this year, for my kids and for a round of Halloween specials that just recently closed in my group. I never publish free patterns, so I thought I'd spread a little spooky fun and share it with you :)

One thing, though: please make sure that if you choose to share this pattern with your friends (and I sure hope you will!) that you only provide a link to this blog or to the pattern on Ravelry. Writing a pattern takes a long time and always makes me want to cry a little, so please never claim a pattern as your own or copy & paste any part of it. Always link!

Candy Corn Sack

Materials:(1) skein I Love This Yarn (Hobby Lobby brand) in "Ivory" (40 yards)
(1) skein I Love This Yarn in "Desert Glaze" (75 yards)
(1) skein I Love This Yarn in "Yellow" (90 yards)
Hook- size 7 (gauge isn't important, so whatever makes a good fabric for you)

Stitches Used:
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc) 
Slip stitch (sl st)
Increase (inc) two sc in next st
Decrease (dec) pull up a loop in each of the next 2 sts, yo and pull through all 3                        loops on hook
Half double crochet (hdc) In this pattern, these are only worked INTO THE                                              STITCH BELOW. This is to create a thick, sturdy,                                              reinforced handle.

The way I work up this bag is by putting 2 increases, an equal distance apart, into every round. This forms a nice, slow flare, making the triangle shape not too deep and not too shallow. I work in a spiral, so no joining rounds (until close to the end.) I use a stitch marker near the beginning of the rounds just so I know where I am. 

Let's get started!

With Ivory:
Ch 4. Join with sl st to form a ring. 
6 sc in center of ring. DO NOT JOIN, here and throughout until instructed.
*Inc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts* twice. = 8sc
*Inc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts* twice. = 10sc
*Inc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts* twice. = 12sc

Continue in this manner until you have 50 sc around, or, as I prefer to count my sections separately, 25 sc from one inc to the next.

Change to Desert Glaze in last st.

With Desert Glaze:
*Inc in next st, sc in each of the next 24 sts* twice. = 52sc
*Inc in next st, sc in each of the next 25 sts* twice. = 54sc

Continue in this manner, remembering to move your stitch marker each time it starts to shift too much, until you have 90 sc, or 45 sc from one inc to the next.

Change to Yellow in last st.

With Yellow:
*Inc in the next st, sc in each of the next 44 sts* twice. = 92sc
*Inc in the next st, sc in each of the next 45 sts* twice. = 94sc

Continue for 3 more rounds, until you have 100 sc around, or 50 sc from one inc to the next.

NOW YOU WILL JOIN by slipping into the next st (which would be the first st of the next round.)
Ch 1.
Now you're starting the even, joined rounds.
*sc around. Join with sl st. Ch 1.* 5 times altogether. You now have 5 even joined rounds of 100 sc.

Time to start the handles!
Still with Yellow:
  sc 15, ch 28, skip 20 sts, sc 30, ch 28, skip 20 sts, sc in 15. Join.

Now we will work 3 rounds of sc, while decreasing at the places where the handles "join" the bag.

*sc in each st to 1 sc before ch, dec in next sc and 1st ch, sc in each ch to last ch, dec in next ch and 1st sc after ch* twice, sc in remaining sts. Join. = 112sc

*sc in each st until 1 sc before dec, dec in next sc and dec, sc in each st to dec, dec in dec and next sc* twice, sc in remaining sts. Join. = 108sc

Repeat previous round. = 104sc

To finish up, we're going to work a final round of hdc, working into the stitches one row below. THESE ARE THE STITCHES YOU JUST WORKED INTO ON THE PREVIOUS ROUND. This creates a thick reinforced ridge at the top of the handles.

hdc in each PREVIOUS st around, skipping the decreases altogether. (You will see where the decreases from the previous row are, there will be 3 "holes" in which you can place a stitch. You will hdc into the first "hole," skip the second, and hdc into the third. If reading this doesn't make much sense, it will once you're actually doing it. Don't worry, keep going <3 )  = 104hdc

That's it! You're all finished! Grab a yarn needle and weave in your ends, then go collect as much candy as possible <3

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