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Review of The Lovely Crow Etsy Shop featuring Crochet Baby Boots Pattern
The Lovely Crow Etsy Shop
If you've read my profile, you will know that I love to crochet. I used to not ever purchase patterns online because I would either try to find one for free that would work, or try to figure out a pattern on my own by looking at it. I can tell you, most times that doesn't happen. I was looking for a cute pair of crochet boots online, and I came across a nice lady with the cutest crochet patterns. She has a blog, but she sells her patterns in her Etsy Shop, The Lovely Crow. I even like the name, it's different.
I saw several patterns I really liked, and did what I always do. Took to the internet to try to find a FREE pattern for these boots somewhere. I did find a couple of baby boot patterns, one I just couldn't understand the instructions. If I don't have pictures to go by, I sometimes can't grasp the instructions and visualize it in my head. So I found another pattern that even had a video.....and I still couldn't grasp it. So I finally gave up, and I bought the pattern for the adorable boots (pictured at right) that she calls Baby Goshalosh boots from The Lovely Crow......
What I Got from The Lovely Crow
About the pattern and service
I purchased the pattern for $6.00, and within 24 hours it was sitting in my inbox just as promised. She was very kind and it was a great transaction. She didn't only send a text pattern, as you can see in the picture, there were several pages that had both text instructions, as well as a lot of photographs to help. I received the pattern in 4 sizes, and with her patterns she gives you permission to actually sell the finished products you make from them.....which is going to be great if I ever decide to do that.
In addition to the email, I also received a password to view step by step videos if I couldn't figure out the pattern with the pattern and photos. I actually never had to use the videos, but I thought I would have to the first time I worked the pattern. I did end up figuring the one spot out by looking at the images.
I started working on the pattern for my daughters boots immediately. I was really expecting to, and worried that I would run into issues with the pattern and give up because I couldn't understand the instructions. However, this pattern is amazing. It's easy to understand, and it's one of those kinds of patterns that as you're working it, it looks a little funny.....but then it looks right when you finish the rounds. I found myself saying many times "oh okay, I get it now". I worked the sole, and then took a break until the next day.....
Working the sole of the crocheted boots
So far so good......
The next day I began working on the boot. These boots are worked in a double strand so they are pretty thick and more stiff than a single strand, which I love. The pattern continued to read very easily, and I never found any mistakes in it that I could tell. From beginning to end of the boots, each stitch worked out the way it read, and the finished product was adorable. I used a thicker yarn than in her store image, and also where she changes colors at the top of the boot, I just kept mine one color.
The pattern I purchased from her also has the pattern for the cute little flower, but I really like hearts, so I decided to put a cream colored heart on the side of Miss Kynleas boots. When you finish the boots, you have to put them on your toddler or baby to really get the aaaaahhh moment. They look great off, but kind of bulky and funny looking, but when you put them on, that's when they totally make sense. Since these are a Christmas present for my little girl, I tried these on her while she was asleep. I used the pattern for a size bigger than her shoe size currently, and the boots were exactly about 1 size bigger, so by Christmas they will be perfect.
My Finished Crochet Baby Girl Boots
My Money was Well Spent
Was $6.00 too much?
I am totally in love with these cute boots, and I'm so grateful to The Lovely Crow and for the great, easy to understand instructions. I went into the purchase really feeling like $6.00 might be too much to pay for one crochet pattern, but I came out of that feeling like I had received much more than just $6.00 worth of service.
The Lovely Crow shop has many patterns for a lot of different baby and young child's shoes and boots. She also has a really cute Christmas Set that I'm thinking about purchasing next, because YES, I will be purchasing more from her and I'll recommend The Lovely Crow's service to anyone who wants to listen.