Last year I made crocheted snowflakes ornaments for friends and family. I found many wonderful free patterns online and made quite a variety (no 2 flakes are the same, right?).
This year I wanted to make crochet or knit ornaments again. I thought Christmas trees might be nice. I found a very lovely-looking pattern but it was much too complicated (I completed it, but it just seemed like too much work for a sweet, little, tree). So, I decided to make my own pattern! I had never really done this before – making a pattern up as I went along – except for maybe a straight-forward (back and forth) scarf kind of thing.
I am a member of a wonderful crochet group on-line so I posted a photo of my little creations (the pattern evolved into what I found as the “best” one – although all three work for me). A member of the group asked for the pattern! I was very flattered.
So, I had to go and write it down. I might go as far as diagramming it but for now, I humbly share my first crochet pattern. I will post a nice, blocked version soon!
Feel free to use the pattern for personal or gift use. But please – no mass productions for sale! And if you post it – credit to me would be appreciated.
Small warning. I have not had this tested yet but I have asked members of the group to test it and offer suggestions to make it more stream-lined and professional.
If you do have any questions or comments – please let me know! I would love to make the pattern more user friendly!
Note: I’m sure I took elements from other patterns I’ve tried or seen over the years, but to the best of my knowledge the entire pattern is NOT a direct copy of anything I’ve seen. Any similarities are coincidence or just prior knowledge coming into practice. If someone finds this exact pattern anywhere, please let me know and I will bow to expert creator and humbly apologize for unwittingly taking credit and then give credit where credit is due.
Until next time,