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  • Nancy

    I absolutely LOVE your Bumble Bee Backpack! I’m making it for my 15 month old granddaughter for her trip to Japan with her mom and dad! I’m planning on filling it with crayons, coloring book, books, snacks etc. to keep her busy on the plane.
    I do have a couple of questions I hope you can help me out with.
    1. I’m using Lion Brand Cotton 24/7 and my bags dimensions are about 2 inches different than yours. do I need to make the bag with an acrylic worsted yarn? (I’m don’t think it should matter right nowsince Himari is still small. My question is more for future bumble bee bags)
    2. You list the gauge as 12hdc x 8 rows =4″ with I-9 hook but I don’t see any hdc stitches in the pattern. Am I missing something?
    3. As with the HDC, there’s also DC in the abbreviation section although again, I can’t seem to find any of those stitches. What am I missing?

    Would love to hear back from you at your earliest convenience since they are leaving early next month and I want to have this finished before then to give it to them.

    • Erangi Udeshika

      Hi Nancy,
      I’m so glad you like Bumble Bee Backpack and hope your little granddaughter will love it and enjoy her trip.
      Yes, I think it’ll be not given big different if you use acrylic worsted or any cotton blend yarn for this backpack pattern. Also you can make a bigger size bag holding two worsted yarns together.
      I made my 4″x 4″ swatch with HDC that’s why I included HDC in abbreviations section. DC in the abbreviation is a typo I will fix it and update.
      It seems like everyone will get confused about the HDC stitch count instead of SC on the gauge so I’ll update it with the SC, too. 🙂
      Thank you so much for letting me know about all of these errors and mistakes. If you have more questions don’t hesitate to ask again. I’m happy to help you any time.

      P.S I’m making another backpack right now and hope to publish the pattern very soon on the blog! 🙂

      Have a nice day!
      Erangi from Crochet For You.

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      • Alex Becherer

        Hi! I just made the mini bean scarf, and I really want to make the matching hat. The only problem is that the adult size is 20″ and my head is 24″. I was wondering if there’s an easy way to adjust the size without messing up the pattern. Let me know if there is!

  • Janie Thompson

    I need help with your Crochet Crown ear warmer could you tell me how I find the 3 rd loop? round 2 I’m lost lol Thank you Janie

  • Andrea


    I’m making the Winter’s Cerise Crochet Fingerless Gloves and have a question. In part 1 for the cuff, if I increase the rows by 2 or 4 rows, does the stitch count for the first row in part 2 also need to be increased? This pattern seems to be for someone with small hands since the cuff is a little too short for me and the glove part is too small for my hand since the last row of the glove just comes up to my fist knuckles. I will need to add extra chain stitches in the cuff and extra rows in part 2 so the glove will come past my fist knuckles and come up to my finger knuckles. I’m using the same yarn and needle size. Any help you can give in adjusting this pattern would be great. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern and choosing the yarn. They are absolutely beautiful!


    • Erangi Udeshika

      Hi Andrea,
      Yes, you can adjust this pattern for larger or smaller sizes. To make it larger you need to increase the rows by 2 in part 1. And the first round of part 2 will automatically increase. As you said you can add more chains to the first row of part 1 to make long cuffs and repeat round 9 of part 2 to get the desired length to the gloves.

      I’m so glad you like my patterns and can’t wait to see the final result! 😀

  • Jennifer G

    Hi Udeshika,

    I love this pattern and started by crocheting one for me, and showing the pattern to some friends with whom I get together to craft. We would like to use your pattern to crochet a LOT of crowns and donate them to children with Cancer (“Crowns for Kids” kind of thing). I’d like your permission to use your pattern, and I promise to give you credit wherever I can. I would very much like it if you would email me with questions, comments, etc.

    Thank you,


    • Erangi Udeshika

      Hi Jennifer,
      First of all, I’m glad you like my patterns and I’m so sorry for the delay in replying.

      I’m so happy to be part of the donate. It’s a great idea and I appreciate it. You have my permission to use my patterns to make lots of projects. You can use my other patterns as well if you want.

      But please do not edit, distribute and republish patterns and images on my blog in part or whole. You can visit my Terms of Use page for more details.

    • Michele S

      Hi! I making your crochet crowns for a friend and her daughter. I’m having trouble finishing though. The patterns all end with the row of shells. How do I make the points above the shells? Thanks for your help!

  • Patty Boyer

    I have so enjoyed getting your emails!! You always have good stuff, and very frequently free patterns. That’s why I subscribed, and that’s what I get!

    Anyways, it’s a really nice thing to see!!

  • Linda Wendt

    I need to tell you I luv your crown ear warmers. I discovered a charity that makes various things in yellow to give to cancer kids. I am making them crowns. Bright yellow yarn and I can make several sizes by changing the hook size and the ribbed band. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern on Ravelry.

  • Helen

    Adore the sear urchin pillow ,,,, and that gorgeous shade of blue!!!! This one will definitely be joining my collection of pillows. Thanks so much for sharing SMILE Helen

  • Elizabeth Carter

    I am a beginning crocheter and the tutorial about “How to crochet a hat in any size” looks very helpful. The problem is, I cannot stay online all the time in order to follow the directions, and there are three months during the year when the access I have for the internet is extremely limited. I would gladly pay for a printed copy of your directions. Or do you have any other suggestions for this?

    Thank you very much.

    • Erangi Udeshika

      You can get the copy on PrintFriendly. To find it go to the tutorial page and scroll down to get the share button. Click the last button (more options) of the row of share button then click on PrintFriendly, there you can get the PDF or Print the tutorial.

  • Joan

    Hi Erangi. I am wondering if you could make a video of your Spiral Lace Doily. In October, 2019, I followed your pattern and made 4 doilies. I remember having difficulty with certain parts. I was able to figure it out, and they turned out so beautiful. Well, here it is January, 2020 and I want to make more but I just can’t figure it out this time. Here is where I am having the problem. In your pattern Round 3, you state, “after crocheting last ch 1, sl st to the beg top 3 chain. Before starting next round, sl st until chain space.” This is stated after each round and I just cannot comprehend it this time around. The photos you posted are vague to me as I am left handed. Could you please, please, please make a video? I have great patience and I have tried to accomplish this for 3 days. Thank you very much, Erangi. Joan

    • Erangi Udeshika

      Hi Joan, yes! the video for this doily in my To-Do list. Hence it takes lots of time to make a video I can’t tell you the exact time when it finished. maybe in 2 or 3 months. So here is answers for your questions if you have more don’t hesitate ask me again. 🙂
      “after crocheting last ch 1, sl st to the beg top 3 chain” means that at the end of the round, after the last ch 1 in repeat section done you have to sl st to the beg top 3 chain (At this point you have done that round and going to start next round). So before starting NEXT ROUND, you need to sl st until next chain space (in you just finished round) to start next round. Then you can follow the next round.

  • Marcy

    Hi! I love the bumblebee backpack. Bumblebee is the theme for my granddaughter’s first birthday.

    My question is, may I have one copy of the pattern commercially printed for my own use? I have created a pdf and included the link to your page.

    Thanks! I look forward to completing the backpack with crocheted straps, as I am creating this during the corona-virus-19 and I do not have access to commercially prepared straps. I will send along a pictures as well as directions for how I created the strap pieces.

    • Erangi Udeshika

      Yes, you are allowed to use a printed copy or saved file as a pdf of my patterns for your personal use only, however, you are not allowed to share or sell pdf/printed copies or copy-paste with others. Use direct link only. Can’t wait to see your finished projects.

  • Sally Sperling

    I’m making your mini Christmas ornament mittens for my nieces. I’m stuck on the following instruction in the thumb section: (start at the one of first skipped st). Where is this starting position? We didn’t skip any stitches in the directions. Please help. Love your patterns!

  • Marlene

    Hi dear,
    I love your crochet hat animals, I am crocheting the fox hat for my grandson who is 2 years old, but
    I am having problems understanding or following the instruction for the ears
    It would be great and very much appreciated if you could help me out
    Kind regards

  • Lynn

    Oh… I think I figured it out!! I think I did “double crocheted” instead of doing a half double crochet. A double crochet would make my heart taller correct?

  • Betty

    I am trying to create your spring and summer lace beanie which I hope to donate to our cancer ward if that is ok I am not able to follow the instructions for the v stitch in row 6. If I chain 4 and double crochet, how do I connect the next stitch after skipping one stitch

    • Erangi Udeshika

      Hi Betty,
      Sorry for the late reply. For this pattern the V-st crocheted (dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated st. After crocheting beginning ch 4 and dc to make first v-st, you need to crochet v-st as (dc, ch 2, dc) after skipping the next stitch. There is missing abbreviation for v-st so I fixed it and updated. Thank you so much for letting me know about this.

  • Kim T Talbert

    Hello, I’m trying to crochet the shells an lace shawl I absolutely love this pattern, but I’m have such a hard time starting, is there anyway you could maybe do a youtube video for at least the 1st 5 rows mine looks like a mess an I really wanna make it. Thanks Kim

    • Erangi Udeshika

      Hi Kim,
      Did you try to follow the chart pattern? I think it’ll help you to start the shawl. I know this shawl has some complicated parts I hope to do a video tutorial but I can’t say when it’ll be done.

  • Donna

    Hi Erangi!
    Thank you for your site! I haven’t picked up a crochet hook in over 40 years and now that I’m retired I’ve gotten back into it and I’m so enjoying it. You have many lovely things on the site. I especially fell in love with the 8 petals flower doily and thought it perfect to get me going again. I wanted to offer a suggestion on row 5 of the pattern. *shell st in next ch-sp of the previous shell, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5; repeat * The “sc in next sc” is a bit confusing as I wanted to take the next sc, but what you were saying was in the top of sc crochet in the row below……or something like that. I grew up reading patterns, so I ripped many times before I realized there was a video! Think of all the ripping that would have saved years ago! Ha! Anyway, I just wanted to make the suggestion. I plan to make many more of these as trivets. And, finally, the music accompaniment with your video is wonderful…… relaxing and lovely! Thank you and wishing you a wonderful new year! Donna

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