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About Kristen Stein
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Kristen Stein is an award-winning Contemporary Artist living in Suburban Philadelphia. Kristen's works are currently available on a variety of online venues and boutiques and galleries throughout the US.
Her art has appeared in numerous printed media including posters, books, CD Covers, calendars and program covers. Her work has been licensed for use on gift items, household goods, puzzles and jewelry items.
Her work has appeared in a number of solo and group exhibitions and in the set design for various television shows and a major motion picture.
Although the bulk of her portfolio focuses on her original paintings and designs, Kristen also enjoys needlework and creating her own original crochet patterns. Patterns are available as .pdf on Ravelry, or as Kindle & paperback through Amazon or other booksellers.
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The rounds are done with very basic stitches and are repeated multiple times. The goal is to create rounds that are not too large, or over-crowded, so that the stitches lay nicely around a standard-sized ornament. Most of the ornaments I used for the patterns in this book are between 60-65mm in diameter, or about 2.25-2.5 inches in diameter. (See my other books for patterns to cover large 4” (100mm) globe ornaments.
I hope you find these as much fun to make as I do. They look beautiful adorned on a Christmas tree, but are equally beautiful displayed in a tabletop display with multiple baubles in contrasting patterns. These also make wonderful hostess gifts during the holidays.
Good luck and happy crafting! -Kristen
Wear this collar proudly on Election Day, or any other day you'd like to harness your inner RBG superpower.
This pattern was created by contemporary artist Kristen Stein in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020) who served as a Supreme Court Justice from 1993 until her death on September 18, 2020. Please wear it in remembrance of this incredible woman who lived an incredible life. The collar is easy to replicate using basic stitches. It can easily be created in different sizes as desired. The pattern is suitable for a beginner crocheter with basic crochet skills.
This pattern uses a simple 2-way stitch using a double-ended crochet hook to create a beautiful crocheted bag with a handwoven look. Any chunky yarn will work for this stitch, but I recommend using flat ribbon, zpagetti, tape or tshirt yarn as they work well with the vertical loops created in this stitch. The vertical flat stitch created in this pattern is similar to the Gobelin stitch in needlepoint or the full stitch in Tunisian crochet. But rather than work with Tunisian forward and reverse passes, we will combine these steps into one 2-way stitch using both ends of the hook. I have created a companion video to demonstrate this stitch. It is quite easy once you get the hang of it. This is a quick and easy project that even a beginner with basic crochet skills can do. You do not need to know Tunisian Crochet to be able to complete this project.
Pattern uses two flat yarns (ribbon, tshirt, tape, fettucine, zpagetti, etc.) to create a beautiful flat stitch tote with woven texture. The bag is made with a pre-made oval purse base, two pre-made straps and a double-ended crochet hook. The double-ended hook allows us to create the flat stitch that is reminiscent of a Gobelin stitch in needlepoint or a Full Stitch in Tunisian Crochet. You do not need to know Tunisian crochet to be able to do this Tunisian crochet inspired stitch. A video demonstrating the stitch is provided within the pattern.
There is a video available to demonstrate this stitch. You can find it on my instagram page @kristensteindesigns. A link is also provided in the pattern itself.
Item pictured is size Large. Pattern is written with about 1”-2” (2.5cm-5.0cm) positive ease. Fit is loose and cozy.
Sizes: (S, M, L, XL): Small (S) fits 36” (90cm) hip, Medium (M) fits size 40” (100cm) hip; Large (L) fits 44” (110cm) hip; Extra-Large (XL) fits 48” (120cm) hip.
Pattern written in US terminology.
A quick and easy pattern for a long-sleeved v-neck sweater with positive ease. Fit is loose throughout the waist and hip. Arms are slightly tapered and long. The majority of the sweater is done with basic double-crochet stitches. The long-sleeves taper to the ends and additional rows of ribbing are added to both the sleeve hems and the bottom perimeter of the sweater. An easy weekend project that will provide a great sweater for a cold fall or winter day.
Item pictured is a size large. Pattern written in US terminology.
S (fits hips up to 36”), M (fits hips up to 40”), L (fits hips up to 44”), XL (fits hips up to 48”)
A video demonstrating the stitch is also linked in the pattern.
As written the completed bag is 10” (25cm) wide across the front, 9” (22.5cm) tall and opens approximately 7”(17.5cm) deep. The bag is about 10”(25cm) wide and 11”(27.5cm) tall from base to top of handle.