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FAN-Tabulous Finds

Look, Look and See

Oh how I love what I do.  I am new at this end of the Crochet World,  I find myself feeling a bit lost looking at all the different ideas to share with my readers. A columnist of sorts, with an open scope. The options of topic are endless.Common thread in all the help groups for writing, Keep your readers entertained, and provide quality content.  Not always an easy feat.  Today my friends, it was as easy as looking at my Facebook news feed.

Starting today, When I see something that is just too cute, or really has an edge to it, I will share it here on my new category.  Have an item you want me to feature, well, I need to know about it, so message me.

Kim Guzman, a very well known designer, has released  my first     “FAN-tabulous Find.”

Isn’t this Darling?


This little sweater, sized to fit 9 to 24 month children is so perfect for a boy.  The lines are chunky, and yet still soft. The color she chose is stellar. Not too cold, not too hard, and yet in no way feminine.


Personally, I am not a fan of seams, I have difficulty keeping my fabric edges consistent. That is a me thing. This pattern does not appear to offer much difficulty, due to the shaping. When I read through it, I was pleased to see detail, and complexity made easy to digest and work into a wonderful Functional garment

versicolor5_zps5d4898cc For A BOY

It is common to find patterns for unisex hats, Sweaters, tops dresses and so many accessories for little girls,  but to see detail, shaping and style of this caliber for a boy is rare.

Should we top it off already?  Kim is offering this as a free pattern.

I really could go on and on about the pattern, and the designer, but I know you want the link so you can judge for yourself. Here you go, and if you would please, tell her I sent you.   Versicolor Pull Over

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See you soon


Oh yeah, the legal stuff again, Kim authorized the use of her copyrighted pictures for this posting. Ask before you display others work.  It just keeps the “hooker police” from poking you.

Did someone ask for a free pattern?

Did someone ask for a free pattern?

I have to admit, I am blindsided by the uncanny goodness of the people I meet online. Not everyone lives up to the first impression they gain, but most do. I would go so far as to say, the majority of the people I have met in the last year only become more dear to me as time goes by.

Is this because I am dealing with aging, and the normal side effect of it? Well, that is possible. I know that my emotions run the gamut very frequently. I can go from laughing hysterically to bawling in just a minute. I can go from being comfortable in my sweater to freezing, and then pulling off layers of clothing in just a short period of time. Yes, I will turn 50 in just under a week, and this middle aged woman thing has me a bit confined.  It is not predictable, and when you are in the children’s room at the local library, hit with the panicked feeling of a hot flash, you learn really quickly that stripping is not an option.

Sorry, another symptom, I tend to ramble off track.  I was talking about how wonderful it is to have made the friends I have, and yes, I am gushing a bit.  I want to share, I want to give back.

Today, it is a pattern, that I created.  This is one of four in My 3 D V pattern listed on Ravelry

Some time back, Katy did a video tutorial for a stitch, you will want to watch this short video before getting started. the link is in the stitches used section of the pattern.

I am so excited to put this out there for you, so Please, enjoy.

Oh, the legal stuff, just so we are clear.  I am sharing this pattern, free of charge. I want credit (I earned the right to be selfish on this point) so if you want a friend to have this, share the link to this blog, Please, share the link, I want recognition for my work, just as I am sure you do, for the work you do.

Grammy’s Creations patterns are written under copyright. Patterns are not to be copied, sold or distributed.
You are free to sell items you crochet from my pattern, but please use your own photos and give credit to
me, Grammy’s Creations, for the pattern when you sell your item.

3-D-V Worsted Weight Cowl


Stitches used in this pattern:
ch = chain
wcdc = double crochet placed in the post of the previous round  this video shows it done in a sc, but placement is identical.
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet
sk = skip # of stitches indicated

Approx 250 yds Lion Brand Heartland, Caron Simply Soft or other Soft Worsted Weight yarn
J crochet hook (K if you crochet tightly)
Yarn or Tapestry Needle
Cowls are worked in joined rounds.
Ch 2 at beginning of round does count as stitch.
All joins are with a slst to beginning ch2 unless otherwise noted.
Stitch Names above are linked to video tutorials created by others, they will explain the proper construction of stitches used in this pattern

Ch 84. Join using my reverse Join technique.
Row 1: Ch 2, working in bottom loops of chain, dc in next ch. *SK 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next, sk 2 ch, dc in next 2*, repeat from * to * around. Join with a slst to top of ch 2.

Row 2: Ch 2,wcdc in the next, *Sk 1 st, fpdc on next, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, fpdc on next st. Sk 1 st, wcdc in next 2*, repeat from * to * around. Join with a slst to top of ch 2.

Row 3: Ch 2, work wcdc in next st, *sk 1 st, bpdc on the next, (dc, ch1, dc) in the ch 1 space, bpdc on the next st, sk 1 st, wcdc in the next 2 st*, repeat from * to * around. Join with a slst to top of ch 2.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until cowl reaches desired height. Fasten off and weave in ends.

I really want to know if you make this, Share with me, Spread the Love, find me on facebook, Follow me here, loo for me, and by all means, if you know of a place I should be, let me know.