Hey there, friends! This week, I’m introducing you to another of my favorite crochet designers and blogging friends, Pamela from Sincerely, Pam!
If you’ve ever crocheted one of Pam’s designs, you probably already know and love her. But it’s been so fun getting to know her even better this week! I know you guys are going to love the post and the beautiful crochet summer tops in her designer library!
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Now, I’ll let her introduce herself!
Meet Pamela of Sincerely Pam
Hi! My name is Pamela Stark and I I’m so excited that Katie is introducing us. My crochet journey began in 2012 when I was looking for something to do while my son napped. I can honestly say that I had NO idea what was in store for me when I first put hook to yarn.
What began as a simple hobby has blossomed into passion for all things fiber. Although my design focus is primarily on everyday wearables, I hope you will find that my designs bring you plenty of fun ideas that you can integrate in every aspect of your life.
Over the years, I have tackled many different projects and experiences, such as being commissioned by author Laurel Heger to bring her beloved children’s book characters to life in the Garden Friends Hoodlets, being published in 2 books, and even having the Butterfly Breeze Poncho voted Top Crochet Pattern Design of 2014 by Craftsy users!
I hope you like what you see and that you will continue to join me on my crochet journey!
Interview with Sincerely Pam
Katie: Can you tell us the story of how you learned to crochet?
Pam: I learned how to crochet in Feb of 2015. I had just moved across the country with my fiance (now husband) and our 4 month old baby. I knew no one, had no vehicle and was feeling often very lonely. My husband (lovingly) suggested I take up a hobby, and crochet intrigued me and I loved how it was so quiet that I could do it while he napped!
Katie: Do you have a favorite crochet project?
What about a favorite yarn?
Pam: There are quite a few garments that I have made that I am really proud of. The Marek Vest, Megan Pullover, and the Jessica Poncho are ones that are in heavy rotation at my house. (Pictures of each attached)
Katie: What about your favorite yarn? Can you choose just one?
Pam: Hmmm.. it’s a question you have to ask, but one that is so hard to answer. I want to say “All of them!”, but that’s too easy haha! I really don’t work with yarn I don’t like. There is no fun in that. But I do have a few that I go back to over and over when needed a specific weight. They are: #1 Fingering yarn, Loops and Threads Woolike. It’s the only solid #1 I have found locally and it’s really easy to work with. #2 Sport yarn, Premier Cotton Fair. My go-to when making Summer garments! #3 DK, right now it’s Loops and Threads Joy DK. #4 Worsted is Lion Brand Heartland. I love the depth in the colors, it’s not just a basic solid. #5 Chunky is Loops and Threads Charisma. I’m especially loving their tweeds and heathers! #6 is Lion Brand Thick and Quick.
Katie: I love that you separated your favorites into weights! It really does seem like a different craft working with a chunky yarn versus a fingering weight, doesn’t it?
Now, do you like to watch tv or listen to music or audio books while you crochet?
Pam: I’m a Netflix fanatic! I almost always have it playing. Definitely one of the perks to what I do. I am currently catching up on Scandal, Jane the Virgin and Santa Clarita Diet.
Katie: Oh me too! Except we don’t get Netflix, we have Amazon Video! They just put a slew of old BBC shows on and I feel like they knew I was planning blanket projects!
What about your ideal crochet scene? Can you tell us where you love to crochet best?
Pam: I love this question!! I have a feeling we wouldn’t get much work done though haha! I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Pionk from A Crocheted Simplicity in December when she came to my wedding in Mexico. We didn’t crochet a stitch, but had the BEST time!
I would do that all over again, but make the group even bigger! There are so many other people I would like to invite. The crochet community is massive and I talk to so many of them every day.
I couldn’t narrow it down for this list, so anyone who could make it. We would lay on the beach, drinks in hand, tortilla chips and guac in never-ending supply. Want to come?
Katie: Oh absolutely! I’ll mix the drinks- I make a mean margarita! But in all seriousness, finding such an amazing circle of friends is the reason I love crochet blogging. Thank you so much for your part in that, and I’ll see you on that beach, soon!
I know you all are anxiously awaiting some crochet pattern goodness, so I’m excited to share these 15 absolutely stunning crochet patterns from Sincerely, Pam!
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15 Crochet Summer Tops Patterns from Sincerely, Pam
You probably recognize this photo from Pam’s headshot above. Of course, I had to include it! This lightweight cardi makes an absolutely fantastic summer outfit. I love the 3/4 sleeves and the airy stitches.
I’ll admit it- I’m addicted to Kimonos! This gorgeous piece is just perfect for wearing on summer adventures- you can throw it on over a very light tank top, use it as a beach cover up, or wear it over a nice sundress.
While this cute poncho is styled for Fall, I often wear outfits like this (but minus the tall boots!) during the summer months as well. The open mesh stitches help it breathe just enough.
The beachy ocean tones in this pullover poncho are just dreamy! Don’t you love fun colorblocked stripes like this?
Another fabulous kimono, and more color blocking! AND fringe? This kimono has everything I could dream of in a crochet piece! (Seriously, Pam, are you reading my mind?)
Does a dress count as a top? Oh well, it’s GORGEOUS and I’m sure you all won’t mind me including it!
This beautiful top has just the right mixture of lace to create a really neat striped effect. Plus, it looks super simple to make, and the boat neck is perfect for layering with fun jewelry and accessories!
I’m a big fan of v neck sweaters. Adding this gorgeous open lace pattern to it certainly helped. I really love the look of this! Easy to see how it won design wars.
This gorgeous mesh beach dress makes such a fun statement! Mesh is a perfect way to make your yarn go further- meaning you’ll use less yardage for a garment AND get to wear it in summer. Win WIN!
Ignoring the fact that these photos were obviously taken in Winter, this poncho would make a gorgeous summer piece! I love the beautiful butterfly lace! (And also, I really want to pet that cute horse now, too!
Cute boho vest patterns have always been a favorite of mine! This one is no exception. I love the look of it, and I would TOTALLY wear this all the time!
As soon as I saw the beautiful coral yarn, I HAD to include this one. There’s something so… me about that color. (I probably just like it because it looks BOSS on brunettes.) In any case, this poncho is absolutely gorgeous, and I am in love! Don’t you agree?
Thanks for joining us for this Crochet Designer Feature Friday!
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