Friday, February 17, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Moonflower Cowl!


The Moonflower Cowl is the perfect cowl to take you from winter to spring. Crocheted in gorgeous tonal yarn, it is worked up in an easy fan stitch. This is a one-skein project, making it perfect for on the go crochet too!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too!

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Moonflower Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:



Materials:


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Sizing:
  • 6.5 inches wide
  • 30 inch circumference

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:



Instructions:

Ch 31 (multiple of 6+1)

Round/Row 1: In the 4th ch from the hook, work 2 dc. *Skip two ch then work a sc in the next ch. skip 2 ch and in the next ch, work 4 dc. Repeat from * until there are 3 ch left on the row. Skip the next two ch, and in the very last ch, work a sc.

Round/Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. Work 2 dc in the sc from the previous row. *Work a sc in the center space of the fan from the previous row (area in between the posts right in the center). Work 4 dc in the sc in between the next two fans. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Work a sc in the turning chain space to finish the row.

Repeat row 2 until the piece is approximately 30 inches long. Be sure to save about 18-24 inches of yarn to work the seam (see below).

Do not fasten off and sandwich the two ends together. Work a slip stitch seam into both layers all the way across (see the video if you need to see the seam worked + a few tips too).

Weave in any ends that remain.


© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

And the winner is...Tropicals! (Plus a CAL hint)



Hi there crocheters!  I just have a quick announcement today (plus keep reading for our first CAL hint)...the winner of our weekend poll for the 2017 Spring CAL colors is TROPICALS!  Yay!  Thank so much to each one of you who voted.  Here are the results:




Remember, you are totally free to choose the colors you like for your own project, these are the colors I will be using, I really wanted to know what you wanted to see most in the tutorials.




Stay tuned...CAL begins mid-March!  And here's the hint as promised...we will be making another throw!  Yippee!  OK, now I'm off to prepare and make some video tutorials!  See you soon for the CAL and happy crocheting!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Furls Candy Shop Hook Review and Giveaway!

Photo from graphic courtesy of Furls.

Happy Monday lovelies! Let's kick off the week right, shall we?  I was recently able to check out a Candy Shop Hook from Furls Crochet and wow was it fun!  The good folks at Furls sent me a 9.0 mm Candy Shop hook in the "Plum" color (Thanks Furls!).  If you're not familiar with Furls hooks, they are beautiful functional pieces of crochet hook art.  The Candy Shop line is made up of sizes from 3.5 mm all the way up to 10.0 mm.  Each one is a different bright & happy color with names like "Cosmic Mint" "Mango" and "Butterscotch."  How fun is that?

Photo courtesy of Furls Crochet.

The hooks are hand poured and hand cast polyresin, then hand sanded.  They are then painted in beautiful, sparkly paint with a clear coat, making each one super durable.


Photo courtesy of Furls Crochet.

For more information and to see the hook in action with some yarn, check out my video here:


Now is your chance to win a hook of your own!  One winner will receive one hook. No purchase necessary to enter.  Void where prohibited.  Open worldwide to entrants 18 and over.  Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below (sometimes it takes a moment to load) Now go, go, go, and enter!

Special thanks to Furls Crochet for sponsoring this giveaway!


P.S. Furls has a gorgeous and really luxurious hook out right now for Valentine's Day.  The Odyssey Gold has a 14K gold plated tip and gorgeous sparkly red handle...wow!!  Get yours here!



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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Review and Giveaway of Every Which Way Crochet Borders + A FREE Bonus Pattern!


Wow, do I have a special treat for you today lovelies!  I recently had the pleasure of checking out Edie Eckman's brand new book, Every Which Way Crochet Borders.  This book is seriously awesome and packed full of gorgeous crochet borders to make give any project a little extra punch.  


Fiber Flux is part of the Crochet Borders tour...check out all of the others on the tour and be sure to stop and say hello too!

Every Which Way Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman
ISBN: 9781612127408

One of my favorite things about the book is the sheer variety, so much inspiration in one place.  The book is full color with large, full color photography that captures each detail.  Each pattern has both the written pattern, plus a chart too.  Although the book is in US terms, there is a special section for UK crocheter making it super helpful no matter what terminology you use.  I love seeing some of the borders worked in different color combinations and with totally different looks.

As part of my review, I am able to share one of the border patterns with you...how awesome is that?  Check it out below:

Excerpt from Every Which Way Crochet Borders © 2017 by Edith L. Eckman. Photography by John Polak. Charts by Karen Manthey. Pattern, chart and imagery used with permission from Storey Publishing.

Photo courtesy of Storey Publishing.  Used with permission.
And here is the pattern: 

Base rnd, each side: Multiple of 6 + 3 + corners.

Begin 5 sts to left of corner st.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, *V-st in next st, [ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, V-st in next st] to 1 st before corner, ch 3, skip 1 st, sc in corner st, ch 3, skip 1 st; rep from * around, ending last rep V-st in next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center of next V-st, ch 3, sc in next sc; rep from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, skip ch-3 space, (3 dc, picot-3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next sc; rep from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Stitches & Notes:

Picot-3: Ch 3, slip st in third chain from hook.

V-st (V-stitch): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in st or space indicated.

Reversible
Medium
Undulating
Open/Lacy

Chart courtesy of Storey Publishing.  Used with permission.
Now that you've had a fabulous sampling of one of the patterns, how would you like a chance to win the whole book?  Remember, that's 139 crochet borders!  This is an amazing book for any crocheter's book collection and I am super excited to add it to mine too.

Enter using the Rafflecopter below.  Giveaway is NOW through February 19 and is for US residents only.  Winner will be mailed one copy of the book from the publisher.  Now go, go, go and enter!!


About the author:

Edie Eckman is the best-selling author of Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs and The Crochet Answer Book and the coeditor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders and Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies.  A nationally celebrated crochet and knitting teacher, designer, writer, and editor, Eckman lives in Waynesboro, Virginia.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Vote Now for the Spring CAL color palette!


Happy Friday lovelies, are you ready to crochet along with me?  I have an exciting announcement...here at Fiber Flux headquarters I am gearing up for the Spring 2017 CAL and I need YOUR help!  This time I wanted to find out from all of you what colors you want to see.  We will be making a gorgeous springy blanket in bright colors using Red Heart's With Love yarn.  I created two palettes, "Tropicals" and "Garden" and while you are of course free to choose your own colors for the project, I want you to let me know what colors YOU want to see on the Fiber Flux tutorials!

Here they are:



Voting will go on NOW through Monday February 13 at 12:00 Noon (Eastern Standard Time).  More information about the CAL will be announced in a few weeks.  Vote below using the survey tool (scroll down a little to see the choices, you may have to wait a moment for it to load).  Thank you for your response!

Update: Voting is closed and the winner is tropicals!  Spring CAL is coming in mid-March...stay tuned!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Google+FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

Gorgeous Tonal Merino Wool s at knitpicks.com (Affiliate links, enjoy these awesome products and thanks as always for your support!)
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