Are you tired of spending your hard earned money on a crochet pattern only to find it poorly written? Is a free pattern or tutorial really better?
This is a segment where I review a crochet pattern and give my honest opinion! I am doing these reviews secret shopper style! The pattern designer doesn't know!
This month's pattern review is the Child Sweetheart Tunic by Amber Zumbrun of Heartfully Stitched. Please remember that this pattern review is just my own honest opinion! Scroll down to find out if I thought this pattern was a bargain or a bust!
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Let's Talk Price!
This crochet pattern is available for $5.55 USD over on Ravelry. I did some searching around Ravelry and this pattern seemed to be priced fairly. I found a variety of patterns for child tunic and the priced ranged from $3.00-$5.00 USD. To be totally transparent I did snag this pattern while it was on sale!
As a fellow designer I know how much effort goes into writing a pattern so more often than not I respect a persons pricing. As a mom I also appreciate the occasional discount when I happen to stumble upon one! If you are interested in purchasing this pattern but happen to be on a budget make sure to go follow Amber on social media so you don't miss out on her next sale!
Materials needed for this project:
-5.50 mm crochet hook
-#4 worsted weight yarn
Amber states the skill level as easy. I would consider this a beginner/advanced beginner project. Stitches required for this project are:
-Half Double crochet
This pattern is also available for purchase in adult sizes!
Other Important Information!
-Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft Solids,
-Lion Brand Pound of Love, Lion Brand Heartland
-Yarn weight: Aran (8 wpi) ?
-Gauge: 8 stitches and 5 rows = 2 inches in 8 Hdc stitches X 5 rounds = 2"
-Yardage: 600 - 800 yards (549 - 732 m)
-Crochet terminology: US
Was it a bargain or a bust? How do I overall rate the pattern?
The pattern was fairly easy to follow but I have been crocheting since I was 7-8 years old and I am 26 now. I used Red Heart Super Saver and Premier Yarn Candy Shop and followed the pattern exactly as written. I was able to casually finish this project in one weekend while still breaking to handle all of my other mom obligations.
Overall I would recommend this pattern and plan to make my daughter a few more in different color combos. While it may not be a free pattern the price is still pretty reasonable! I don't mind paying for patterns because I am very familiar with the hard work that goes into them!
I really don't have any complaints or big critiques! It's a great project for beginners who want to branch out into making garments!
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