Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween Flash Sale at Craftsy!


Take advantage of Craftsy's Halloween Flash Sale happening now! Enjoy scary-good savings on select fabric, yarn and kits that are vanishing quickly. Hurry, this limited-time offer expires Friday October 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT Shop Craftsy's Hallowen Flash Sale fast while supplies last!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Leaf Rubbing Garland...A Yarny Kids Project!

We're switching gears a little today and doing something crafty with yarn...leaf rubbing garlands!  This fun kids project uses just a small scrap of fallish yarn and some things around the house.  Kids will love seeing the "magic" leaf images appear on the paper too!

What is Yarny Kids?

Yarny Kids on Fiber Flux is all about easy and fun projects to do to
gether as a family to introduce kids to the wonderful world of yarn and creating things with your hands! Click here for more Yarny Kids projects...

Here's what you'll need:
  • Crayons in fall colors (old ones are great for this project)
  • Fall leaves in lots of shapes
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • Hole punch (optional)

You'll use the sides of the crayon to make the rubbing, so peel the paper off,

Slip a leaf under a piece of paper,

Using the crayon, rub it over the paper to reveal the leaf love this part!

Make lots of them in different colors with different leaves,

Cut them out and punch/cut a hole at the top of each leaf,

And string them up!

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

This Week's Videos: One Round Leaves, Caterina Cowl, and Pumpkins On A Fence too!

Welcome to this week's videos! Each week I will be sharing the week's video tutorials. In case you missed them, here's another opportunity to learn something new or help you with a project. Thanks for watching and if you have an idea or suggestion for a new video you haven't seen yet on Fiber Flux, be sure to comment below! There is also a link to each project for the written tutorial, if you'd like to have the written version too.

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First up are the One Round Fall Leaves...crochet your own fall landscape with this fun and easy project.  I made a separate for each video...Elm, Oak, and Maple for ease of viewing:

One Round Fall Oak Leaf:

One Round Fall Maple Leaf:

One Round Fall Elm Leaf:

Next up is the Caterina Cowl, a light and airy project that you can whip up in no time.  Includes a walk through of seaming it as well:

Last but not least is the Pumpkins On A Fence Scarf, a festive fall scarf that features a unique pumpkin edging:

That's all for this week lovelies! Again, be sure to leave any suggestions you may have for new videos...happy stitching!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Catarina Cowl!

The Caterina Cowl is an elegant cowl with an open stitch pattern.  Easy and fast to crochet, the Caterina Cowl makes a lovely and thoughtful gift too!

The Caterina Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson

Add this project to your Ravelry queue here: 

  • 1 skein Soffio Plus by Adriafil (or any yarn that recommends an "I" crochet hook) 164 yards, 150 meters
  • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

  • 28 inch circumference
  • 8.5 inches wide


Chain 35 (Note: if you'd like to change the width, just chain an odd number of chains).

Row 1: Work a dc in the 5th ch from the hook. *ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in the next ch. Rpt from * to the end of the row.

Row 2: Ch 4 and turn. Work a dc in the first space (ch 1 space from previous row), then ch 1. *(dc, ch 1) in each space (ch 1 space from previous row). To finish the row, work a dc in the turning chain space.

Repeat row 2 until cowl measures 28 inches from starting edge or until desired length.

For helpful information on working into the space (versus the stitch), click here to check out this photo tutorial...

Finishing & Assembly:

Line up the starting edge and the edge that the last row was worked and slip stitch seam in each stitch across.  Fasten off and weave in any ends that remain.

Click below to watch a video on how to crochet the Caterina Cowl stitch by stitch:

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Awesome Autumn Leaves! 10 Free Crochet Patterns

Crochet a kaleidoscope of colorful and cheery fall leaves this season!  Here are 10 patterns for the home or to wear, inspired by autumn's beauty.

Note:  Click the link below to go directly to the free pattern.  All links and photos used with permission.

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