I’m so honored and excited to have my first ever full pattern published in print in Crochet! Magazine’s Autumn 2016 issue. It’s so crazy to walk into my grocery store and be able to go grab this magazine and see my “Quicksilver Broomstick Wrap” pattern inside. (Yes, I’ve gone and looked for it more than once) It’s also lovely to see someone modeling it that is NOT me!
As we were discussing the design, the magazine requested that I used Premier Yarns Downton Abbey Collection in Silver Frost. The yarn had just come out on the market at the time, and I had never tried it. It is a really great yarn, and it created a really nice drape which was essential for this wrap. Broomstick lace is a lot of fun to do as it uses a large knitting needle which you crochet around. If you haven’t tried it and would like to learn something that’s quite different than many other stitches, this would be a fun one to try!
The pattern itself is like a poncho/wrap that can be worn with just about anything. It would dress up a pair of jeans and could look really great for a night out with some black pants. It takes some time to make, but it was worth it in the end.
Thanks for all of your support and encouragement as always. I am just having a ball designing, blogging and making yarn friends. Check out Crochet! if you get a chance and let me know what you think of the wrap.
Congratulations!!! What a huge and wonderful accomplishment!
Thanks for being so sweet Patty!
What an awesome accomplishment and honor to be published! Your talent is shining in this beautiful wrap!
Aww thanks Jocelyn! It was a lot of fun to make and definitely a huge honor to have it in the magazine. Thank you so much for your kind words! It’s my visitors like you that inspire me.
This is really cool!
Esther Thompson says
So exciting! Congratulations!
Thanks so much Esther!
Christy Hamby says
What an awesome accomplishment. To make such a beautiful wrap and be published. Your gift inspires me. Thank you so much for sharing.
How sweet Christy! It was a lot of fun to make the wrap. It took longer than most projects, but it turned out really well. Thank you for taking the time to leave me such a nice note!
Jess | MakeAndDoCrew.com says
This is so awesome! Congratulations, Jessica! I bet it IS so fun to walk into that magazine aisle in the grocery store 🙂
Thanks so much Jess! And thank you as well for sharing my owl on your Facebook page! Somehow I missed it but one of my readers told me!
I just stumbled across your blog when your Mexican inspired blanket caught my eye while searching for a throw/blanket pattern. (Love love love that blanket by the way!!) it’s my lucky day and I’m so happy to have found you!! We are similar knitters/crochet era in that I love to do both but projects that are simple and quick! My next project is your shawl. 🙂
Anyway, just wanted to congratulate you on your pattern in Crochet magazine. That’s huge! And thank you for your lovely blog! I’ll be back I’m sure!
How sweet! Thanks Claudia! I’m happy to meet another knitter and crocheter that likes fast and simple projects! So happy that you like the Mexican inspired blanket. It’s still in my daughter’s room and we love it. I so appreciate you taking the time to leave me this sweet comment!
Congrats. Amazing honor. Well done