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 Squishy-Wishy Jellyfishy crochet pattern by Chateau Bornais Crochet. 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 $1.50 CAD over on Ravelry. I did some searching around Ravelry and this pattern is priced extremely fair. I found a variety of patterns for jellyfish and the priced ranged from $0.99-$3.00 US dollars.
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 Chateau Bornais Crochet on social media so you don't miss out on a possible sale!
Materials needed for this project:
-6.00 mm crochet hook
-poly-fill for stuffing
-16.00-18.00 mm safety eyes
-small amount of worsted weight black yarn
The pattern states the skill level as quick and easy. I would consider this a beginner/advanced beginner project. Stitches required for this project are:
-Single crochet increase
-Single crochet decrease
Other Important Information!
-Suggested yarn: Bernat Blanket Ombre
-Yarn weight: Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
-Hook size: 6.0 mm (J)
-Crochet terminology: US
-This item is made in one-piece
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 Bernat Blanket Yarn and followed the pattern exactly as written. I was able to casually finish this project in a few hours while still breaking to handle all of my other mom obligations.
Overall I would recommend this pattern and plan to make my son a few more in different color combos. He is really into jellyfish right now thanks to Spongebob. While it may not be a free pattern the price is very 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 amigurumi! Be aware that some people find blanket yarn hard to work this!
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