Today's independent artist is multi-talented. Both a sewist and a crochet artist. What initially caught my eye was the absolutely beautiful Hearts Blanket Pattern. Then when I explored a little further into Kathie Schoren's Ravelry store I was floored by the number of truly lovely patterns she has available. I have seen her patterns pop up from time to time in my Facebook feed. I do think it's about time I wrote about the very talented maker behind them.
Kathie Schoren is a mom and a grandmother. Like many moms and grandmothers she is also an independent teacher at her local JoAnn Fabric and Crafts and a talented designer. She has shops on Ravery, Craftsy, and Etsy. It would be fairly simple to get totally lost in the her designs! I have had to mind my own schedule so I didn't get behind in my work LOL. For clarification, many of my regular readers know I do not sew. I've asked T.k. Wilson to comment on the sewing patterns following my thoughts on Kathie Sew Happy's amazing crochet patterns.
The majority of the crochet patterns that Kathie Schoren offers are blanket patterns. I was actually looking for a crochet artist that was as much into designing blankets as I was into making them. Baby blankets seem to be the center of her crochet inspiration. Clearly some of her skills surpass my own. (Most of what I do both in my volunteer crocheting and my business crocheting has to do with creating little things for sweet little people.) In my own mind I sort of divided the blanket patterns into those with special stitches I have yet to try , basic stitches those that are fun to make no matter how long you've been crocheting, and lacey stitches that create visually stunning projects. All of these patterns are for sale.
I've been crocheting a long time, but there are still many things I have yet to learn. Kathie Schoren offers patterns for stitches I haven't tried but would very much like to make an effort at.
Basic stitches can make you look like a crochet genius! Given the right yarn or combinations of yarns these gems make fabulous blankets.
One of my favorite things to do is knit or crochet lacy patterns. Kathie Schoren's lace or fan stitch patterns are stunning. These patterns will be a crowning jewel for any new parent or new home owner. I really can't say enough about how much I appreciate these great patterns.
There are so many more blanket patterns available through Kathie Sew Happy. I encourage you, even if you don't crochet, to check out her lovely collection. Don't miss T.k. Wilson's contribution on sewing.
Hey there! T.K. with you to talk about Kathie's sewn items. After a quick perusal of the patterns offered, I've seen a couple I want to buy right now!
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