What’s October without a mass influx of pumpkins!! And today I’m going to share another one with you with my Pumpkin Pal Bib. A quick and easy pattern to whip up for any little pumpkin babes!
Something I’ve not been the greatest at doing is keeping up with re-releasing designs where the pattern rights have come back to me. I think today’s pattern is possibly one of the oldest I’d not previously re-formated! Originally featured in the 2017 October edition of I Like Crochet magazine it’s only taken me XX amount of years to finally sort it out – opps!
It’s now been updated for 2023 with availability in both UK and US crochet terminology.
But let me tell you about the pattern; designed for easy make-ability this jack-o’-lantern style baby bib is just perfect for Halloween. It doesn’t take long to make and you could easily hook one or two up in time for 31 October.
For this bib I original used Garnstudio Drops Cotton Paris (100% Cotton; 82 yards, [75 meters 110 meters]/50 grams) with a 3.75mm (US size F/5) hook but any Aran / Worsted weight cotton would work.
For your bib you need at least four colours I used; colour number 13 Orange (A), 2 balls; colour number 43: Green (B), 1 ball; colour number 16: White (C), 1 ball; colour number 15: Black (D), 1 ball. Other than that you would need some stitch markers and a yarn needle to sew all the pieces together.
The pattern is now available from my usual pattern stores for you to make your own version at the links below:
The October 2018 issue of I Like Crochet is officially here and it’s jam packed full of exciting new crochet patterns – including a brand new scarf pattern from me.
Scarves might just be my favourite accessory and a scarf, of course, is an essential for the autumn / winter months. Whether it’s style or just warmth you’re after I think the Shades of Grey scarf ticks all the boxes.
For this design I decided to combine filet crochet with a Lion Brand mandala yarn cake, which was really nice to work with, to create a lovely long versatile accessory which I just love.
Thanks to its easy-to-remember stitch pattern, this charming scarf practically makes itself! It’s a great beginner project, you can express your creativity by using a yarn cake or use that special yarn you’ve been saving in the back of your yarn stash — no matter what, the end result will be the perfect addition to your wardrobe
As well as my scarf pattern the October issue features 24+ patterns that are just perfect for the change in seasons as we fall into Autumn.
So let me tell you about my new pattern. You can now keep baby clean this Halloween with a fun pumpkin bib.
Designed for easy make-ability this jack-o’-lantern baby bib is just perfect for any little pumpkin’s first Halloween. My little one will definitely sporting this bib and enjoying Halloween in style! If you’d like to add this pattern to your queue / favourites on Ravelry you can do here.
The lovely people at I Like Crochet also gave me the opportunity to view the October issue of the magazine to tell you about the other patterns available. Some of my favourites include the Frightfully Adorable Bat Set by Amanda Saladin which is just CUTE it almost hurts the eyes with how ridiculously adorable it is!
And there’s plenty of patterns for grown ups too! The issues takes a cue from fall’s changing foliage with gorgeous variegated colourways featuring in scarves and shawls and another of my favourite patterns for this edition – socks! Aren’t these Caramel Corn Slipper Socks by Kristi Simpson just good enough to eat!
I’m also completely in love with the Herbal Tea Cardiby Kristen TenDyke, it completely fulfil’s my current love affair for mustard coloured yarn, and it would make a great piece for layering as the days turn chillier!
I advise you to stock up on rustic and autumnal colours, pick up a copy of the magazine and get hooking!
There are over 27 beautiful patterns in the October edition but if you enjoy crochet magazines you might want to consider a subscription. 1 year membership starts at as little as $19.97 / £15.87 – so if you subscribe you do save!
Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx