Friday, March 27, 2015

Baskets and Eggs! 20+ Free Crochet Patterns


Let's kick off spring time celebrations with a fun start, shall we?  Here are over 20 free crochet patterns for beautiful and colorful eggs, plus some lovely baskets to put your eggs into!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

HUGE Yarn Sale on Craftsy!


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern...Little Egg Baskets!


These Little Egg Baskets are a fun project that can hold a single egg or perhaps a treat.  An easy to crochet basket is finished with a beautiful one round flower and a cheery button center.

Little Egg Baskets
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (Yarn shown is Red Heart Super Saver in "Spring Green" "Turquoise" "Perfect Pink" "Shocking Pink" "Lavender" "Orchid" "Bright Yellow"
  • H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Buttons

Sizing:
  • Height - 3 inches tall
  • Width of base - 2 inches wide

Tutorial Links:


Instructions for Basket:

Ch 4, join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 2, then work 11 hdc into center of the ring.  Join with a sl st to close round.
Round 2: Ch 2, work a hdc in first stitch, then 2 hdc in each stitch.  Join with a sl st to close round.
Round 3: Ch 2, then work a hdc in each st.  Join with a sl st to close round.
Round 4: Repeat round 3.
Round 5: Ch 2, then work a hdc in each st.  Before closing round, ch 18 and in the second ch from hook work a sc.  Work a sc in each ch across, then work a sl st in stitch at the base to anchor handle.  Fasten off.

Instructions for Flower: 

Ch 5, join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Round 1:  Work (3 dc, sl st) into center of ring five times, then join with a slip stitch to close flower and fasten off.  Leave tail intact for sewing to basket later.


Finishing & Assembly:

With a tapestry needle, sew handle onto basket.  Using tail from flower, sew flower onto basket as shown.  Add button if desired.  Weave in any ends it's ready to fill with treats!


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Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Videos This Week!


Welcome back 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 Cottontail Slouch...pretty, trendy and easy to crochet!


Next up are the Fuzzy Flower Appliques...add some brightly colored fun with these cute appliques!


Last but not least is the Alpine View Wrap!  This fabulous wrap is fun and interesting to crochet...have fun choosing the stripe colors too!


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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Friday, March 20, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern...Alpine View Wrap!



The Alpine View Wrap is an interesting and beautiful wrap that is fun to work up.  This wrap has actually been requested by many of you since the Alpine Steps Afghan Square came out a while back..I am happy to share it with you now!  It is completely reversible, each side with a slightly different stitchy look.

The Alpine View Wrap
By Jennifer Dickerson
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 Click here for the Alpine Steps Blanket Square pattern!




Materials: 
  • Worsted weight yarn of your choice. Yarn shown is Lion Brand's Wool Ease Worsted in "Seaspray" "Natural Heather" "Violet" "Dark Rose Heather" and "Eggplant"
  • J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle


Sizing: 
Wrap as shown in photos measures approximately 45 inches across the top from point to point.  However, you can make yours larger or smaller by simply working more or less rows of the pattern.



Instructions:

Note: Each row is worked in a different color.  Weave in any ends as you go to save a ton of time later!

Ch 4

Row 1: In the ch furthest from the hook, work 3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn.  Work a dc in the first st, dc in the next st.  Work a bpdc (back post double crochet) in each of the next sts.  In the ch 2 space from the previous row, work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in the same space.  Work a bpdc in each of the next two sts.  Work a dc in the next st and a dc in the turning chain.

Row 3: Ch 3 and turn.  Work a dc in each stitch until the last two dc stitches before the corner and work a fpdc (front post double crochet) in each.  In the corner (ch 2 space from previous row), work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in the same space.  In the next two dc, work a fpdc in inch.  Work a dc in the remaining stitches of the row, then a dc in the turning chain.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until wrap is as long and wide as you'd like.  As the wrap grows, the sides (dc stitches) will increase with each row worked.  The corners and post stitches remain the same for every row.  Just be sure to stop at those 2 dc before you reach the corner, and work it as indicated in the instructions to achieve that "stair step" corner appearance.



Finishing & Assembly:

Weave in any ends that remain and you're finished!




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