So I guess I am a little late but here is the Christmas present that I made for my parents, I finished it about a month ago and gave it to them when they came over a couple of weeks ago. This was from a cross stitch kit by bucilla called Light of the World and the painting it was from is also called Light of the World and was painted by Greg Olsen, my all time favorite artist, it is my dream to have one of his paintings in my home they are gorgeous.
This took me about 5 months to make working on it off and on
Here is a pattern that I designed years ago.
It is, my idea of, a Victorian style coat pattern using contrasting yarn as a design element. This is an imperfect and untested pattern but I offer it for free in the hopes that some one will enjoy it.
You can download it directly from Ravelry here
Or you can save it to your Ravelry account here
Here is another of my free smocking patterns called Enchanted. This one features a smocked front and sleeves and have options for short, long or 3/4 sleeves. Shirt buttons in the back. Also included with this pattern is instructions on how to make the triple ruffle skirt. This pattern is multi sized for 18m to 6.
you may find the pattern here on craftsy
After many requests recently for this pattern I have finally gotten around to adding it to craftsy as a free pattern. I designed this when my daughter was younger, when she would still allow me to dress her in pretty clothes.
This dress features hand smocking in the front and has ease of wear with elastic around the neck like a peasant dress, and ties in the back with ribbon ties (note the ties are a must or the dress won’t fit right)
Here is the direct link to the craftsy listing
This is a cute girls outfit with a ruffle hem and flower accent, pattern uses worsted weight yarn.
Go to ravelry page
Apron Halter top, free crochet pattern
Or go to the ravelry page
Ok, so I decided that I didn’t really want to do what I was supposed to do today so I decided to make this cross stitch chart instead. This has all the young women values on it in their theme colors. Worked in 14 count aida this will end up 10X11.25 inches or worked in 18 count aida this will be 7 3/4 X 9 inches. Don’t forget to add back stitching, and other decorative stitching as desired to make it look even better.
This can also be worked as a crochet lap-gan using worsted weight yarn and an I hook and it will end up closer to a square.
Here is another of my LDS temple crochet afghan charts.
I love making these charts available for free. I would be happy to make a chart for you of your favorite temple but please send me a picture that you have taken yourself or one that you have permission to send me. I cannot use the church photos as they are copyrighted.
These charts are just basically a picture with lots of squares, each square representing a different single crochet stitch. The chart can be worked from the bottom up or from the top down, do not work sideways. Chain the same number of of squares plus one, do the chain in the same color as the 1st stitch worked or in the main color of the chart. Follow the chart changing colors as the colors change on the chart. Carry threads short distances under stitches, longer distances should end up having it’s own ball of yarn. Whenever you finish a row, cross it off so that it’s easier to keep track.
Work the chart in worsted weight yarn for a lap size afghan or in thread for a picture
This chart is available to you for personal use only, please do not profit off of these charts, thank you.
Please click here to download directly from Ravelry
If you prefer working off multiple pages, here are 4 pages for you to work from
I hope you had the most wonderful Merry Christmas.
Remember this pattern
Well it is still of my favorite patterns, so much so that I have made it 18″ doll sized.
Well the pattern is not ready yet but I hope to have it available soon. This dress was so much fun making. I made this dress to donate to a toy drive that my church was having. I am hoping that a little girl somewhere is not enjoying her new doll and dress.
Merry Christmas all, I hope you have having a great day. Have fun with your families and friends.