Gettin' Ready for the Really Big Day

While all of us are thinking about fall, back-to-school, sweaters we want to make and what backpack to get for the kids, Liz is thinking about if her mom will finish her dress in time, if the menu needs to be changed, if her request for only giving them plants as gifts will finally bring them the garden they want: yes, her wedding! Labor Day weekend, Liz and Jim will tie the knot on Labor Day weekend. So, as an appropriate “discovery” on Ravelry, here are probably two of the cutest turtles, crocheted also so appropriately, in Country, according to KristieMN, the designer. See more of these way-cute turtles and get the free pattern here. Note that you’ll need a Ravelry account, but we know so many of you have one – but if not, you can sign up when you get there.


For our free patterns, I asked Marilyn Losee to create a knitted hoodie that any mother – and toddler – would love, but make it easy, just in one stitch, and in a color that works for boys or girls. It’s obvious from the Divi hooded pullover, that Marilyn’s experience as a grandmother of 13 shows through. It’s done in Spa Berry Frappe and in an easy yarn-over stitch pattern with garter on the edges.

Sedona Toddler Skirt

For a Southwestern flavor, Darlene Dale, a pal of Marilyn’s, designed the Sedona crocheted toddler ruffle-edged skirt in two sizes, but each of those will fit 3 sizes. The skirt has an ample drawstring waist so is almost a one-size design. But kids grow both in height and girth, so the size 36 months is for sizes 2-4. The colors are so ideal for back-to-school – and the Sedona skirt can also be worn over leggings throughout the winter.

Lizzies Summer Sunflower

As promised, we've posted the complete instructions for Lizzie's Summer Sunflower. We've had so many people working on this wonderful pattern, we know you are going to enjoy it. And follow Lizzie's advice: make a whole bouquet for someone special--like you!


I love the divi hooded pullover, I would love to have one in adult size.