Wednesday, December 3, 2014

WNW: Walker Organizer - Free Pattern

Walker Organizer from Red Heart
What's New Wednesday:
Walker Organizer for my Grandmother

Check out one of several of my new patterns that have been recently added to Red Heart's free pattern website. I designed this Walker Organizer for my grandmother Emily shortly before she passed away. The basic pattern is a great learning tool with panels of single crochet, half doubles, and doubles. I would love to offer this as a class in a nursing home some day.

You can personalize this Organizer by appliqueing on crocheted flowers. My original had Irises, my grandmother's favorite. This would make a perfect, quick holiday gift, which you could make your own by changing colors and adding details for someone special in your life.

Three years ago, Thanksgiving brought both the high and low point of my year. Early in the morning I had received news that my first design was accepted to be published in a magazine. But later that day I had to go to the nursing home where my grandmother spent her final days to say goodbye. My family had come to visit for the holiday because we knew she was near the end, and as we travelled back home the following day, we got word that she had passed.

My Grandmother Emily was part of my inspiration to self publish my first book. She wrote and published her own book back in 1998, a historical novel inspired by our family's pioneer journey across the United States called American Nomads. I like to think she would have approved of my new career, and am pleased to share this pattern she inspired.

I hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving, and I am sure you are all busy prepping for holiday gift giving. I know I am. So maybe you will want to add one of these handy Organizers to your list of gifts to make.
Photos are from the Red Heart Website
(note: this is not my grandmother) :)

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