A weekly feature on the blog, NOT Knit by Nat highlights great patterns by budding designers on Ravelry.
I'm not sure if it's the utilitarian in me or the multi-tasker, but I just love smart designs that DO something. Like these Little Pumpkin and Acorn Pots. Margaret, aka Factwoman (I love that nickname! I want to be a Factwoman when I grow up ;) includes not only the pumpkin and the acorn pattern, but also great fall themed name tags to transform these into the world's most adorable place cards.
Could you imagine tucking a little bonbon inside each and adorning your Thanksgiving place settings with these?! Or for Halloween, a number of these little guys with embroidered jack o' lantern faces lined up along your kitchen counter stuffed with halloween coloured candies? Or a great little gift for your kid's hard working teacher!? The possibilities are endless! Margaret is a smarty-pants, I tells ya!
Halloween is quickly upon us, and seeing the twinkle in my childrens' eyes sparks memories of my own childhood and breathes life back into the holiday in our home, complete with skeletons hanging by the garage and a nest of spiderwebs all along the porch. It is wonderful!
To celebrate all that is spooky and magical, October's Not Knit By Nat posts will feature great Halloween inspired designs. And to kick it all off you can win a copy of this awesome crochet pattern along with 2 hanks of Needful Yarns Amazon yarn in pumpkin orange and some stash busting green yarn to complete lots of Little Pumpkin Pots just in time for Halloween!
Margaret has been so kind to pass on the pattern to me as well and I have had a lot fun whipping up these cuties! 1 ball of yarn gets you 3.5 pumpkins and they take approximately one episode of Breaking Bad to make! I will post my pics this weekend.
Good luck everyone!!!