Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bit of Lace Crochet Tunic Pattern

Bit of Lace Tunic

All sizes from Small to 6X included
Row by Row written instructions

I used Lion Brand Baby Soft for the Yellow Tunic and Loops & Threads Snuggle Wuggly for the purple one.

Finished Length is 32 (32, 34, 34, 36, 36, 38, 38) inches
Length can be easily adjusted to fit Petite and Talls

Wear over a tank for Spring and Summer or a longer sleeved top for Fall and Winter

Front and Back are worked flat from the bottom up and Body is worked in the round off of the Foundation rows of the Front and Back sections.  Only small seams at the shoulders and under the arms.  

A gentle A Line fit with positive ease gives a flattering style for any size

I use Craft Yarn Council Standard Measurements for all my patterns.  Please visit their site for best fit.  http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/womansize.html

Basic Skills Necessary: 
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet

16 dc's x 10 rows of dc's = 4 inches

Size G and H crochet hooks
ANY #3 weight yarn

For more information on this pattern or to purchase, click on link below:

New Spring and Summer Crochet Top Designs

I've been working on a couple of new designs for Spring and Summer 2017

Both of these tops have a A line fit and drape nicely over the hips without being binding.  Such a faltering look for those of us with large hips.

These tops have a positive ease making it fit perfectly over a tank or t shirt

Both are worked in three steps.  The Back and Front are worked flat in two pieces and the Body is worked off of the Foundation row of the Back and Front.  Seams at shoulders and a short seam under the arm openings.

I used Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop on both of these.  This is a #3 weight 50% Cotton / 50% Bamboo. This yarn is a pleasure to work with and the drape it creates is lovely.

Cheery Tunic #1701 

Cheery Tunic
Includes sizes Small to 6X
Row by Row written instruction, no graphs
Light and draping Tunic is perfect for ALL Seasons when paired up with a different top or light weight sweater
Also would work great as a Beach and Pool Swimsuit cover up if you add length by repeating the last round of the bottom section before final trim round
Shown in Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop in Graphite 
Length can easily be adjusted for Petite and Tall fit 

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Breezy Tank #1622

All sizes included from Small to 6X
Row by Row written instructions
Shown in Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop in Royal

Simple stitches

For more information about this pattern or to purchase:

Buy it now at Copper Llama Studio at Craftsy

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern

The cold air is moving in fast
Time to make some dog sweaters!

You can find all these patterns and several more at
Copper Llama Studio

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Crochet V Stitch Top and Cardigan

Only two short seams to sew up

Pattern is written with smallest size first and larger sizes in ( )'s. S ( M, L, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x)
Sizes: - (Will fit Bust)
Small - (34 to 36 inches)
Medium - (38 to 40 inches)
Large - (42 to 44 inches)
1X - (44 to 46 inches)
2X - (46 to 50 inches)
3X - (54 to 56 inches)
4X - (58 to 60 inches)
5X - (62 to 64 inches)
6X - (66 to 68 inches)

Length can be easily adjusted
Finished length 26 (27, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33) inches from shoulder to bottom edge

#4 Worsted weight yarn. Yardage needed:
S -728 (M - 910, L - 1092, 1X - 1274, 2X - 1456, 3X - 1638, 4X - 1820, 5X - 2022, 6X - 2204) yards
Size G/6/4.00mm crochet hook
4 Stitch Markers
Measuring tape
Tapestry needle to weave in loose ends

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Copyright 2016
Jaime Payne
Copper Llama Studio

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Free Crochet Flower Headband Pattern

Any 2 colors of Sugar'n Cream 100% cotton or Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
Size G crochet hook
Tapestry Needle

Copyright 2012 Jaime Payne Copper Llama Studio

Make 5 Flowers for Childs size or 6 Flowers for Adult.


Ch 2
Row 1 – With color A (blue), 8 sc's in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st into beg sc. Cut Yarn.
Row 2 – Attach color B (white). Ch 1, Sc in same st. *Ch 2, sc in next *. Repeat around. Sl st into 1 st ch 1. (8 Ch 2 spaces).
Row 3 – Sl st into 1st ch 1 loop, ch 1, *1 sc, 3 dc's (shell), 1 sc in ch 2 loop*. Repeat around, sl st into 1st sc.
Cut yarn off leaving about 5 inches to sew flowers together, sl st closed.

Sew together row of flowers as pictured above. 

Attach end ties

Attach yarn to 3rd dc of bottom shell on last flower. Sl st into 3rd dc of next shell. Ch 1, turn.

Place 5 sc's in ch 5 loop, then sl st into where you attached yarn. Ch 1, turn.

Sl st to 3rd sc and ch about 11 inches. Cut yarn and sl st closed. 

 With tapestry needle, weave in all loose ends.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Spring and Summer Crochet Vest Patterns

All of these patterns include row by row written instructions
Sizes from Small to 6X
Some include stitch charts

To order, click on pattern name and you will be redirected to my Craftsy Store 

Uses #4 weight yarn
Shown in Lion Brand Pound of Love in Cotton Candy Pink

Uses #2 weight yarn

Uses #4 weight yarn
Shown in Red Heart Super Saver Country Blue

Uses #3 or #4 weight yarn, just match gauge
Shown in Lion Brand Baby Soft and Red Heart Super Saver

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Short Crochet Mesh Vest using Premier Yarns Aurora in Midnight

Yarn Review:  Premier Yarns Aurora in Midnight

Information from Premier Yarns website:  "This medium weight acrylic roving yarn combines many hues in each skein to make moody, blended stripes. The soft hand and complex colors will produce beautiful sweaters, blankets and accessories. The 9 color combinations include something for everyone in the family.
  • 100% Acrylic.
  • 3.5 oz/ 100 g, 166 yds/151 m.
  • #4 Medium Weight.
  • Machine wash, lay flat to dry
  • Crochet gauge, I-9 (5.5mm) hook: 17 sc & 22 rows = 4” (10.2cm).
  • Knit gauge in st st, US 9 (5.5mm) needles: 16 sts & 24 rows = 4” (10.2cm).

 The color combinations include something for everyone in the family. 
Care: hand wash dry flat do not bleach do not iron do not dry clean. "

This is a very soft, thick #4 weight worsted yarn, it is thicker than Red Heart.  
I am also a spinner and this yarn reminded me of hand spun yarn with slight changes in thickness throughout.  There were several spots that were "overspun" and other spots that weren't spun enough. I had to cut out a few large sections of the yarn because it was already fuzzy and looked like it had been through a couple of washes, but was able to hand twist it enough to use for the seams.

The Pattern I used it on is the Short Mesh Vest in a size medium.  My gauge came out correct with a slightly tighter tension than I use with Red Heart or other #4 weight yarns similar to Red Heart.  This created a stiffer feel in the stitches, but still very soft.

This vest used about 4 1/2 skeins, so about 747 yards for a size medium.

Overall, I really like the feel of this acrylic yarn and enjoyed working with it and believe it would be perfect for a garment that needs some extra thickness without having to use a bulky yarn.  

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Pineapple Drop Crochet Cardigan

New Design
Pineapple Drop Cardigan
Pattern can be purchased at Copper Llama Studio at Craftsy

The pineapple stitch is much easier then it looks and works up fast.
Sleeves can be adjusted to any length
Easy to adjust for Petite and Tall sizes
Pattern includes sizes Small to 6X

I used Lion Brand Cotton in Avocado for this one.
I believe this yarn has been discontinued, but any #4 weight worsted yarn like Red Heart will work

Saturday, March 19, 2016

V Stitch Crochet Top

Pattern includes sizes from Small to 6X

Work up in any yarn marked #4 weight worsted

Great for Spring and Summer when worn over a tank top

For more information about this pattern or to order it with an instant download
Visit my Store, Copper Llama Studio at Craftsy or Ravelry

Friday, March 11, 2016

Swimsuit Cover Up Pattern

Pattern includes all sizes from Small to 6X

Pattern is worked from side to side
Design creates a slightly flared lower section and the bottom edging is worked as you go

Materials Needed
#4 Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn - I used Lion's Brand Cotton Ease in Cactus
Size H Crochet Hook

Length is about 42 inches and can be easily adjusted for Tall and Petite

Instant Download available at Copper Llama Studio

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Published Patterns

 Pineapple Flare

 Crochet Fan Vest
 Light and Airy DC Cardigan
 Crochet Swing Jacket
 Top 20 for over a year Pineapple Swing Cardigan
 No Seams Cardigan
 Tunic with Optional Cowl and Sleeves
 Touch of Lace Neck Collar
 Chunky Crochet Neck Warmer
 No-Seams Shell Cardigan
Long Lace Cardigan

Here are some of my patterns that were published with Annie's Attic last year.  It has been such a great experience working with them.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Crochet Spring Dress

Spring Dress
I used Loops & Threads "Woolike" which is a #1 fine fingering yarn that acts more like a #2 fingering weight yarn because of it's texture. It gave this dress a light and airy feel and look.
My daughter IS wearing something under it... lol. She has a tank dress under it and I asked her to pick the tank top up a bit to show off the bottom. It kinda bunched up under the dress.

This pattern uses basic stitches
Finished length is about 45 inches, but can be easily adjusted shorter or longer
You can also easily adjust the length of the sleeves if you prefer longer sleeves
Pattern includes written instructions for the complete dress and a graph for the pineapple section for those that love graphs

Pattern includes sizes Small to 6X

To purchase pattern, please visit my shop at Crafty