Bow ties are on the agenda this week in this whimsical block by My Crimson Clover!! Bow Ties Are Cool invites the fun of a certain Doctor into our project…and who couldn’t use a little fun as we forge ahead into the month of March!
Let’s learn a little more about the square and the designer behind it!
My Crimson Clover is owned and operated by the lovely Kimberly Green. I’ve been a HUGE fan of hers for years now. Her patterns are sophisticated and beautiful.
You can find her all around the internet!
- Craftsy – www.craftsy.com/user/1690336/
- Ravelry – www.ravelry.com/stores/my-
- Etsy – www.etsy.com/shop/
A few words from Kimberly!
Hello! I’m Kimberly, the owner of My Crimson Clover! My Crimson Clover (MCC) has been in business since late 2010 when I first learned how to crochet. Elizabeth Alan, the owner of The Lovely Crow and a dear friend of mine, taught me. It was a much needed sanity keeper for myself.
I’m a mom of two sets of twins who are 20 months apart and at the time the older set were 3 years old and the younger set were 1.5 years old. I didn’t know many people in the area that I was living in since I married into the military to an Air Force man. Luckily I met Elizabeth at a GNI (Girls Night In, which is where local military wives would get together and just hang out with each other without the stresses of the kids for a couple of hours) and found out at the time that she was also a mommy to a good number of kids, as well as our hubbies worked with the same type of job and actually knew each other.
We were fast friends, after barging in on her a few times LOL (basically I was like HERE TAKE MY FRIENDSHIP and luckily she was like COOL I DO! lol) So MCC started out as selling my flower appliqués and grew into pattern design shortly after opening up shop (due to Elizabeth’s encouragement.)
Besides the lovely art of crochet, I also love to work on jewelry, and have recently gotten into sewing and making all natural health and beauty products. Lots of new stuff on the horizon for MCC!
As of right now MCC is a global small business (sounds like an oxymoron, I know) but I’m looking to connect more locally as well. I’m located in Augusta, GA and will be getting into the events around this area. With getting into more local events MCC has received a Certificate of Appreciation from Brannen C. Cohee, Colonel, USAF Commander, 480th ISR Group for providing products to military spouses on Military Spouse Appreciation Day earlier this year.
Thoughts about her newest pattern, Bow Ties Are Cool!
This square is simple yet unique. I love taking simple stitches and giving an item a new look. This square uses single crochet, chains, slip stitches, and half double crochets. I am a Whovian (one who loves all things Doctor Who) and during the time I was designing this pattern I had bow ties on the brain. I didn’t want the pattern to be bulky and heavy. I wanted it to provide some coverage but also be able to not get too hot. This pattern shows very simple stitches worked in simple ways to create a fun loving bow tie feel.
This square can be used in many applications. You can make a throw, blanket/afghan, or something as simple as a scarf. I personally love the scarf idea as I love scarfs. But being down south and wearing a scarf made out a yarn is not really feasible unless it is the dead of winter and it is actually a cold winter. That’s where this scarf comes into play. It’s yarn yes, BUT due to the bow tie “cut outs” it’s also nice and airy!
Important details about this block from the designer:
Gauge: I hook or hook to match gauge of 25 sc = 7″ before edging.
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Used: I used Vanna’s Choice Worsted Weight Yarn (but as long as you match gauge you will be fine.) Hook to match gauge and also a yarn needle to weave in ends.
There are no special stitches just simple stitches used in a simple but special way.
I hope you enjoy tackling this week’s block and you’re looking forward to next week’s exclusive design from Spider Mambo Designs!