Wednesday, November 25, 2015

black friday starts early.

Get while the getting is good! Now is the perfect time to collect all of your favorite crochet patterns and printable gift, project, and yarn tags at knotsewcute design shop!
Enjoy 30% off our entire Etsy Shop by using coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2015 at the checkout. Remember, the deal of "Buy 5 in one transaction, get 1 free" still applies, so this adds to your savings!! Leave us a note at the checkout as to your free pattern choice and we will be happy to forward it to you!

Hurry!  The sale ends at midnight (PST) on Cyber Monday, November 30, 2015.

Don't miss out!

sneak peek.

If you are like me, the cold weather took you by surprise and you were not readily prepared. No worries. Break out your tunisian crochet hooks and whip up one of these little headbands in just an evening, for anyone in your family from toddler to adult!

The tunisian crochet pattern for these sweet headbands will be hitting our shop very soon!


Friday, November 20, 2015

new shop item - sassy sayings gift tags by jaedyn smith.

Ever given a handmade gift only to realize that the recipient doesn't understand the amount of love and effort you poured into it? Unfortunately, it’s something all crafters experience now and then.

Make sure they know by attaching one of these sassy, crochet themed gift tags to their item! You know you’ve thought it… Each gift tag says something that you want to say out loud but wouldn't dare! So, now you can let the tag do the sassing for you. Win-win!

Choose your sass level – you can go with a demure “This took FOREVER” for the easily offended great aunt, or go all out with “This is for you – so take care of it. Like your FIRSTBORN”, for your sister (she can take it).

For our knitting have not been overlooked...Jaedyn has created the same set for you featuring a knit theme.  These can be found here.

These playful gift tags were developed and designed by our very own resident graphic designer, Jaedyn Smith. She is full of wit and charm and just the right amount of "sass" to create these one-of-a-kind gift tags. Check out more of Jaedyn's digital goods here and her paper products in her own Etsy shop here!

tara and kim.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

new crochet pattern - back roads beanie by kim miller.

Skill Level: Intermediate

A crochet beanie pattern for that special man in your life!

This pattern was designed with the Canadian outdoor man in mind. 100% wool and cables make for a thick, warm fabric, and ear flaps ensure that the ears are not exposed to the cold.

This well written crochet pattern calls for 1/3 of a ball of Patons® Classic Wool [100 g (3.5 ounces)/192 meters (210 yards) per ball] (colour shown – Dark Grey Mix), 1 ball of Patons® Classic Wool (colour shown – Light Grey Marle), and a 4.00 mm (G) crochet hook. The beanie is worked from the bottom up. The beanie measures 48.3 cm (19”) in circumference, and 22.9 cm (9”) long (excluding the ear flaps). The beanie will stretch to fit 55.9 cm (22”) to 59.7 cm (23½”) in circumference and will fit most men. Please note that measurements are approximate and will be affected by the gauge and the brand of yarn.

This crochet pattern calls for the following stitches and techniques: slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, front post double crochet, back post double crochet, front post treble crochet, single crochet 2 together, front post double crochet 2 together, front twist and back twist.

(Purchase this pattern using the "Buy Now" link above and receive 20% off your purchase by using coupon code "BACKROADS20" at the checkout. Offer valid until Thursday, December 3rd, 2015) 


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

sneak peek.

Something for the men...

This crochet beanie pattern should be going live later this week.


Friday, November 13, 2015

sneak peek.

Feeling a bit sassy?  Let these gift tags say it for you!!

This set of 8 different "sassy sayings" gift tags are something new for the shop and we are excited to say that they will be released for purchase in our shop next week!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

new crochet pattern - woodland acorn by kim miller.

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

DIY quick crochet!

This crochet acorn combines 2 different textures to give it a natural woodsy look. The acorn and oak leaf are both felted, whereas the cap is left unfelted. This combination of texture gives it a truly natural feel of the original. This acorn measures approximately 10 cm (4") in length making it a great accent for the home, or a decorative pincushion for your sewing basket. 

This crochet pattern calls for a 4.00 mm (G) crochet hook, scraps of Patons Classic 100% Wool for felting [100 g (3.5 oz)/190 meters (210 yds) per ball], which is a worsted weight (4). The pattern calls for the following stitches: sl st, sc, sc2tog, sc3tog, and bobble.

(Purchase this pattern using the "Buy Now" link above and receive 20% off your purchase by using coupon code "ACORN20" at the checkout. Offer valid until Tuesday, November 24th, 2015)