Friday, June 24, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern...Tangerine Waves Wrap!


The Tangerine Waves Wrap is modern, fresh, and super soft.  Crocheted in an easy v-stitch in fresh modern colors, it is a great accessory when you need a little something extra!

Tangerine Waves Wrap
By Jennifer Dickerson


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Materials:
  • 3 balls Brava Worsted by Knit Picks (I used 1 ball of "Stone Heather" and 2 balls of "Seashell")
  • J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
Get yarn for this project here!
from: Knit Picks

*Note: If you need to substitute yarn, look for a worsted weight yarn or one that recommends a 6.0 mm hook on the yarn label. 

Sizing: 
  • 48 inches long
  • 14 inches wide

Pattern Abbreviations & Tutorial Links: 


Instructions:

Ch 40

Row 1: In the fourth ch from the hook work a (dc, ch 1, dc). *Skip a chain and in the next chain, work a (dc, ch 1, dc). Repeat from * to the last two chains. Skip the next chain, then work a dc in last chain on the row.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. *Work a (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch 1 space from the previous row (center of each V). Repeat from * across to the last ch 1 space, then work a dc in the turning ch space.

Repeat row 2 until wrap measures approximately 48 inches long or desired length. 

Finishing: 

Weave in all ends and you're finished!



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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Yarn Giveaway! Enter to win 2 Skeins of Calzasocks by Adriafil!


I have a fun giveaway for you today...how about some YARN?!  Introducing Calzasocks from Adriafil...a lightweight sock yarn perfect for creating fabulous socks or lovely & airy shawls.  I recently was able to try this yarn and used it to make the Larkspur Shawlette seen below:

Get the FREE pattern here!

I used two skeins of Calzasocks to make it and now is your chance to win two of your own too!  Calzasocks is a superwash wool/nylon blend that comes in lots of pretty colors too:


Learn more about this yarn in this quick informational video:



Now is you chance to win two skeins of your own in two lovely colors, one solid (Strawberry Red) and one variegated (Multi-burgundy) perfect for your warm weather stitching this summer!

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below (sometimes it takes a moment to load). Giveaway ends June 29 and is open worldwide. Now go, go, go, and enter!!!

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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!)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Interested In Making Money Teaching Crochet? Book Tour Review and Interview With the Author!

Book cover image courtesy of Marie Segares.

A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. Although I accepted this product for review, I did not receive any additional compensation and all opinions are my own.

Hello lovelies!  I have a treat for you today!  My fabulous bloggy friend Marie Segares of Underground Crafter and the Creative Yarn Entrepeneur Show podcast, has written a book!  Entitled "Make More Money Teaching Crochet: Launch Your Business, Increase Your Side Income, Reach More Students."  If you've ever been curious about how to earn money teaching crochet to others, this is the book for you!

There is so much information packed in to this handy reference to get you started.  From the all important planning stages to implementing and following through with your plan of action, this book will set you up for success.  I especially love the hands on approach with the included worksheets and forms...an all inclusive resource!

Get the book here!  Here are the available formats:
  • ebook on Kindle and Kobo
  • print Workbook Edition with 15 worksheets via Amazon or Createspace
  • Ultimate Printable Edition, a PDF ebook with 15 worksheets and 5 customizable forms

I was so excited to be able to catch up with Marie and ask her all about the book in a quick interview.  Thank you so much for joining us today Marie, we're so happy you're here! 

(Be sure to read her bio further down too).

Jennifer: What inspired this book?

Marie: I started my crochet business as a teacher in 2008, so teaching is close to my heart. I’ve learned so much since then and I’ve also had the great fortune of getting to know other crochet and knitting teachers. I think teaching is such a wonderful opportunity for anyone with a crochet business and I wanted to share some of what I know with other crochet business owners out there.

Jennifer : I agree!  Teaching people to crochet is such a rewarding experience, what do you love most about it?

Marie: I’m really introverted so my answer may surprise you. I love meeting people while I’m teaching and hearing their stories. People want to learn to crochet and improve their crochet skills for really important reasons – to make gifts for loved ones, to welcome new family members, to sell things to earn a side income. I get to be part of helping my students make those important projects in their lives. And, most of them are really nice! I get to meet a lot of people I wouldn’t otherwise know and am honored to call some of my longtime students friends.

Jennifer: That is really wonderful how you've touched so many lives with crochet...who taught you how to crochet?

I learned to crochet from my maternal grandmother in 1984. She actually attended a trade school for needlecrafts during the Depression and was a master of all needlecrafts.

This was actually my biggest problem when I started teaching. I couldn’t remember how I learned and as a result, I had limited patience and wasn’t able to explain the nuances to my students. When I went through the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructor’s Program, our teacher suggested that we practice with our non-dominant hand to get a reminder of how hard it is to crochet as a beginner. That really put things into perspective to me and helped me to get started as a teacher.

Jennifer: That's great advice!  So now we have to know, what is on your hook at the moment?

Marie: I’m actually working on two projects because that’s how I roll ☺. One is a hat using Craftsy’s new yarn, Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Merino DK. The other is a bag in Bernat Mega Bulky.

Jennifer: Sounds lovely!  Where can we find your book? In what formats?

You can find more information about the book at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/mmtc. Right now, it’s available as an ebook on Kindle and Kobo; as a print Workbook Edition with 15 worksheets via Amazon or Createspace; and as the Ultimate Printable Edition, a PDF ebook with 15 worksheets and 5 customizable forms for your crochet business.

Thanks Marie!  It was a pleasure having you here at Fiber Flux today!  Thank you!

Read more about Marie below:

Image courtesy of Marie Segares.

Marie Segares is a crochet and knitting teacher, designer, blogger, and podcaster. She hosts the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show, the podcast where you can find great ideas for launching, managing, and evolving your yarn-related business, and shares her patterns, tips, and projects on the Underground Crafter blog. Since she began teaching crochet part time in 2008, she has taught hundreds of beginners to crochet and helped even more improve their skills. Marie is a professional member of, and volunteer blogger for, the Crochet Guild of America, a designer/teacher member of The Knitting Guild Association, and an affiliate member of The National NeedleArts Association. Marie is a graduate of Barnard College and earned master’s degrees from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and New York University Stern School of Business. She lives in New York City.

Next stop on the book tour is my bloggy pal Amy over at The Stitchin' Mommy, stop by and say hello!



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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Book Review and Giveaway! 3 Skeins or Less Modern Baby Knits by Tanis Gray

Photo courtesy of Interweave F+W

I have an adorable book to share with you today! I recently was able to check out 3 Skeins or Less Modern Baby Knits By Tanis Gray (ISBN: 9781632501523, Interweave F+W).

Special thanks to Interweave for this wonderful opportunity!!

Photo courtesy of Interweave F+W

3 Skeins or Less Modern Baby Knits is a lovely book of 23 projects for baby including accessories, garments, blankets and more.  Using only 1, 2, or 3 skeins of yarn, each project is great for a quickie gift or something lovingly handmade for your own little one.

The book is photographed in full color and ranges from newborn to toddler sizing too, allowing you to create projects as baby grows too!

Photo courtesy of Interweave F+W


The sweaters in the book are especially lovely, thoughtfully crafted with fabulous details.  Check out the polka dotted front pocket in the sweater above!


Photo courtesy of Interweave F+W

The book has plenty of stitch charts and diagrams for helping a knitter to piece it all together. There is also a very helpful section in the back for sourcing yarn, how to knit the basic stitches in the book and an abbreviation glossary. This makes working up each project in the book that much easier and worry free.

Also, how precious is this tiny sweater vest?  Love that!


Photo courtesy of Interweave F+W

Now is you chance to win a copy of your own! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below (sometimes it takes a moment to load). Giveaway ends June 23 and is open worldwide. Now go, go, go, and enter!!!




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!)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Color Inspiration: Coral


If you're looking for a little color inspiration, you've come to the right place! This month we'll be exploring coral, a soft, yet vibrant color that is a fabulous pink-orange. Included are some fabulous free patterns and yarn (of course!), but I've also included some things found on Etsy, and incorporating coral into the home. Enjoy!

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Let's start with the YARN!  CotLin DK from Knit Picks (picture on the left) is a soft yarn perfect for warm weather stitching and Shine Worsted Yarn from Knit Picks (photo on the right) is a bolder, deeper shade of coral with a lovely sheen.


The Coral Reef Scarf by A Spoonful of Sugar via All Free Crochet is bright, colorful and looks so fun to wear too!


Two fun finds from Etsy include this pretty coral grosgrain ribbon from BebeFabric Studio (photo on the left)...love those gold dots!  Also, isn't this Coral Sash from Roseybloom Boutique just gorgeous?


How about this lovely knitting kit from Craftsy?  It includes the pattern plus yarn in the color of your choice (including this coral-y color here!)


If easy peasy is what you're after, this Coral Blossom Necklace can be worked up in just a short amount of time, if you can crochet a chain, you can make this necklace!


Love fabric?  Check out this modern cotton poplin from Craftsy...so fresh!

Add a little coral to the home with these two room inspirations below.  Those of us who are yarnies can add a splash of color with an beautiful afghan or a quick to stitch pillow!  

Don't you love this coral door and painting?  From The Inspired Room:




Hope this provided a little inspiration for your day or your next project...happy stitching lovelies!


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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