Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Dragon Egg

I'm just going to town making things with this stitch -- and I'm not done yet! The latest iteration is a smaller version of the Spring Petals Backpack with a simple drawstring closure that not only can be made as a cute little wristlet (and totally girly-ed up in the right colorway) but can be geeked out into a way cool dice bag!

The dice bag was really the inspiration for this one. Gator and I have been big fans of A Game of Thrones (and the whole A Song of Ice and Fire series) since they first came out. Since Gator called the Spring Petals Backpack the "Easter Egg", and since the petals resemble dragon scales, and since dragon eggs figure prominently in A Game of Thrones, and since Gator is a big ol' gamer from way back... Well, you see how we got here. Dragon Egg dice bag it is!

The pattern is available in the Patterns! section, as always. I hope you enjoy it!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Spring Petals Backpack (aka The Little Sister Bag)


If you don't know or don't remember (or, possibly, don't care), I started designing a crocheted bag many moons ago. When I couldn't decide what kind of handle to put on it, I allowed myself to be distracted by many smaller projects and by designing a similar, yet different, bag altogether. The original bag is still not complete but the one I've been calling the Little Sister bag is finished, written up, photographed, renamed, PDF'd and uploaded for your crafting enjoyment. :D

It's now known as the Spring Petals Backpack and has a permanent home in the Patterns! section. I think it's happy and cheerful and ready to make your summer even sunnier!

Oh, and it has a Ravelry button!
Please note: This pattern is offered as a Beta version – it has not been test-crocheted. I have done my best to be clear and accurate, but you know how it is. Please let me know if you find any problems with this pattern!