Here's a peek at some of the patterns that I donated for use by the Holiday Mystery Group this year. These are all quick to make if you're still looking for items to make for holiday gifts.
Connected Hearts is a pattern for knitted and crocheted heart garlands. Both of these patterns use up scraps of worsted weight yarn. Use size 7 or 8 needles for the knitted version and a size I or J hook for the crocheted garland. Click HERE to get a free pdf download of the pattern from Ravelry.
Raining Flowers is a narrow crocheted flower scarf. The flowers have 3 petals and are worked in only two rows. About 50-100 yards of worsted weight and a size J hook will very quickly make a scarf. Click HERE to get a free pdf download of the pattern from Ravelry.
Step it Up! is a set containing patterns for a dishcloth and coaster. The pattern stair steps to increase and decrease. A pair of size 8 knitting needles and 12 to 36 yards of yarn will give you a coaster and a cloth. Click HERE to get a free pdf download of the pattern from Ravelry.
Stole-N Moments is a quick to knit stole. It uses the same kind of drop stitch pattern as the Clapotis but is worked sideways. You'll need about 270-300 yards of worsted weight and a pair of size 10.5 needles for this one. You'll think this will never be wide enough for a stole! The magic happens after you finish knitting the stole when you drop some of the stitches to form lacy ladders. The stole magically grows in width. I used one skein of Down Home Superwash Worsted by Knitivity for the pictured stole. It may be lacy but it's still warm to wear. Click the word Knitivity above if you'd like to see what yarn Ray has for sale. Ray used to be a resident of New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina hit. He's now a resident of Texas. He sells his own line of hand dyed yarns. Click HERE to get a free pdf download of the pattern from Ravelry.
All of four of these patterns are available as free pdf downloads on Ravelry. If you're a member of Ravelry, you can find my designer page by clicking HERE.