Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Merry Berry Garland!


The Merry Berry Garland is full of holiday cheer!  This easy and pretty pattern makes a lovely addition to the home.  I made mine for a window, but you can make an extra long one for a tree, mantel, or even a mirror.

This is part of the Merry Berry collection:


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Get the Merry Berry Dishcloth pattern here!


Merry Berry Garland
By Jennifer Dickerson


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Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn in colors of your choice (yarn shown is Red Heart Super Saver in "Cherry Red" "Paddy Green" and "White"
  • J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Sizing: 

  • Larger circles are 5 inches across
  • Smaller circles are 2 inches across



Instructions for Larger Circles:

Ch 4 and join into a ring with a slip stitch (Work this in white).

Round 1 (white yarn): ch 4 (counts as a dc), then (dc into center of ring, chain 1) 11 times. Join to close with a slip stitch.

Round 2 (red or green yarn): Chain 4 and work a dc in the same space. Chain 1, then work two double crochet in the next (chain 1) space. Keep doing this all the way around, working 2 dc, ch 1 in each space. Join to close round with a slip stitch.

Round 3 (white yarn): Chain 2, then work a hdc in the same space.  In the next space (in between each dc post), work 2 hdc. Repeat around circle, then join to close with a slip stitch.

Round 4 (red or green yarn): Work a sl st into the first st, a sl st into the next st, then in the next st (sc, ch 2, sc). Repeat this sequence all the way around the circle. Fasten off.


Instructions for Smaller Circles:

Ch 4 and join into a ring with a slip stitch (Work this in red or green).
Round 1: ch 4 (counts as a dc), then dc into center of ring 11 times. Join to close with a slip stitch.

Finishing & Assembly:

Weave in all ends.  Determine how much spacing you'd like in between the circles.  I found it helpful to lay out all of the circles the way I wanted before beginning.  The garland shown has 12 chains in between each.  To begin, chain 12, slide a circle onto your hook and work a sc to add it on.  Ch 12, then add another circle, ch 12, add another circle and so on.  Finish up by doing 12 more chains.



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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Granny Gift Card Holder!


The Granny Gift Card Holder is a fun and whimsical way to present a gift card to someone special.  You can add someone's monogram, initial, or a sweet sentiment like I did.  Just make two grannies, seam them up and you're ready for gifting!

Granny Gift Card Holder
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn in any colors you like (yarn shown is Red Heart Super Saver in "Spring Green" "Perfect Pink" and "Lavender"
  • H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Buttons, beads or other embellishments (optional)

Sizing:

  • 4 inches tall
  • 4.5 inches wide


Instructions:

Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close with a slip stitch.

Note:
Now if you want to make round 2 in the same color, simply slip stitch until you reach a ch1 at the corner and keep going. If you want to switch colors...cut yarn, leaving a tail, and fasten it with a slip stitch. Join the new yarn at one of the corners as shown and tie securely.

Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space...first corner done!
Then chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.

Round 3: Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1. To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again.


Assembly and Finishing:

Sandwich the grannies together with right sides facing outward.  Beginning at upper left corner, tie yarn onto both stitches of grannies (both layers).  Single crochet in each stitch around, but work 2 sc in each corner.  Fasten off and weave in ends.  Using matching yarn from the project, sew on button or other embellishments if you like.




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Monday, December 15, 2014

Lion Brand Yarn Giveaway for the Blog Hop CAL!


I have a fun giveaway for you today lovelies from our The Blog Hop Crochet Along and Lion Brand Yarn! Have you checked it out yet? So many beautiful squares and afghans!

One lucky winner will receive 10 balls of Lion Brand Wool Ease yarn! The giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age and older only and runs through 12/20.

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter and good luck!





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Free Knitting Pattern...Raspberry Sorbet Button Cowl... #Scarfie


I am so excited to share this special knitting pattern today...part of the #scarfie challenge!  Have you heard of the "scarfie" phenomenon yet?  Lion Brand Yarn created this clever idea to make a scarf, then take a photo of yourself wearing it...scarf + selfie = "scarfie", pretty neat, right?

I was generously gifted two balls of Lion Brand's Wool Ease Thick and Quick (Thanks Lion!) and set out to make my own.  And from it...the Raspberry Sorbet Button Cowl!  This knitting pattern is a super easy chunky lace with a fully adjustable button closure...so much fun!

So without further ado, check out the free pattern below!


Raspberry Sorbet Button Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:
  • 1.5 Skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick ("Raspberry" colorway shown)
  • US 15 (10 mm) Knitting Needles
  • 1 Large Button
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors



Sizing:
  • 22 inches long
  • 15 inches wide

Instructions:

CO 38 sts
Row 1 (RS): k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 2 (WS): p1, *yo, p2tog; rep from * to last st, p1
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until cowl is approximately 22 inches long (keep going if you want your longer)
BO


Finishing & Assembly:
Weave in all ends.  Sew button to bottom left corner with tapestry needle and matching piece of yarn.  All finished!


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Sunday, December 14, 2014

This Week's Videos...Cute Legwarmers, Festive Necklace and Garland, Slouchy Hat, and Coasters!


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 is the Jingle Bell Pendant Necklace...super easy, pretty, and festive!



Next is a fun favorite, the Rainbow Love Legwarmers!  These adorable legwarmers make a great last minute gift too!



Add a little sparkle to a tree or window by whipping up a Jingle Bell Garland!



These Merry Berry Coasters make a fabulous gift or are cheery when sharing some hot chocolate with friends!



And last but certainly not least is the Fiona Button Slouch...this pretty hat was created by popular request!



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

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