Saturday, November 22, 2014

12 Free and Colorful Patterns from Craftsy!

I love crochet in bright happy colors, don't you?  Craftsy and I have put together a super fun collection (and did I mention completely free?) of 12 patterns including blankets, handbags, adorable amigurumi toys, even a pretty garland too! 

They are all in one spot (click here to see all of the patterns), once you get there, all you need to do is create a Craftsy profile (which is easy as pie) and you'll have access to these and lots and lots of more free patterns.  They are downloadable, so you can print what you need and head straight for your yarn basket!

Here are 12 fabulous free crochet patterns full of wonderful, wonderful color!  Let's check out a few first, shall we?

Aren't these headbands gorgeous?  They would make a fabulous gift too!  I love these owl handbags, that variegated yarn is fantastic:

Here are some pretty and lacy scarves, perfect for adding a little pop of color in a lovely way.

I hope you are as inspired as I am by these colorful beauties, be sure to also check out the Craftsy eGuide, "The Beginner's Guide To Crochet" that I shared with you last week too!

Note: This post is sponsored by Craftsy, all opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure policy here.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Enter to Win A Hita Hat Crochet Kit from Adriafil Yarns!

Happy Friday!  I have an awesome giveaway for you today straight from beautiful Italy!  Enter to win a Hita Hat Crochet kit from Adriafil Yarn!  This kit includes everything you need to make a beautiful Hita Hat...gorgeous Italian yarn, pattern booklet, a hook, and a little tag to finish it!  It even comes in a fabulous colorful box...all ready for gift giving too!  Although I think you may want to keep this one just for you!

The lucky winner will get to choose their style of hat and customize the colors of their yarn hat too!  Be sure to hop over to the Hita Hat site to see everything they have to offer:

Click here to visit the Hita hat site here!

I made one recently and I wear mine all of the is a really fantastic hat.  Check out my review here! 

Now here's a chance to win a kit for yourself!  If you can't wait or want to order a few for gifts, Adriafil is having a great promotion right now on the Hita Hat site from November 22nd to 28th for those who want to purchase the Hita Hat kit (from the Hita Hat collection and the Hita Hat Junior collection) can save 10 euros, this means that during this week, you can get your own Hita Hat kit for € 15,50.  For more information about ordering a kit, please visit the Hita Hat site.

This giveaway is open worldwide to entrants who are 18 and over.  Void where prohibited.  Giveaway ends November 29 at 12:00 AM EST (Eastern Standard Time).  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.  Good luck!

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Be sure to hop on over to Moogly for another chance to win...she has a Hita Hat giveaway going on this week too!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Marshmallow Lace Cowl!

The Marshmallow Lace Cowl is fun, bulky, and luxurious! A lovely Fiber Flux reader asked for a "deluxe" flower version of the Meringue Cowl...consider it done!  A cream lace cowl in the V-stitch is topped off by a large and fabulous flower, perfect for making a statement, while still staying cozy. It uses just one skein for the cowl part and yarn leftovers for the flower.  I've topped mine off with a button I made myself too (see below for how-to info).

Marshmallow Lace Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • 24 Inch Cowl Circumference
  • 6 Inch Cowl Height
  • 5 Inch Width for Flower


  • 1 Skein Super Bulky Yarn of your Choice (yarn shown is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in the "Fisherman" colorway
  • Super Bulky Yarn Leftovers (I used Lion Brand Hometown USA in the "Denver Rocky Mountain" and "Seattle Sea Mist"
  • N (9 mm) Crochet Hook
  • P (15 mm) Crochet Hook
  • 1 Button
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions for Cowl:

(Cowl is worked lengthwise and seamed)

Ch 49 (To change circumference sizing, chain in multiples of 15+4).

Foundation Row: In the 4th chain from the hook, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. *Skip two chains and then in the next ch, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. Repeat from * to end.

Row 1: Turn, ch 3 and work dc, ch 1, dc in each of the chain 1 spaces from the previous row (center of each "V"). At the end of the row, finish with a dc in the last space (ch 3 turning space).

Repeat row 1 until desired width is reached.  Cowl shown is a total of 6 rows of stitch pattern, with yarn leftovers.

Seam and weave in any ends.  I left a long tail when I was finished and just used that to seam it together.

Instructions for Flowers:

(Make 2, one with an N hook and one with a P hook)

Ch 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 then work 11 dc into the center of the ring.

Round 2: Chain 3 and in the first space, work (2 dc, then a sl st).  *Skip the next space.  In the next space work (3 dc, then a sl st) all in the same space.  Continue from * to end for a total of six petals. Fasten off with a slip stitch in the next space, then close round with a slip stitch.

Instructions for Flower Center:

Ch 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 then work 11 dc into the center of the ring.

Finishing and Assembly:

Layer flowers (large on bottom, smaller flower next, flower center next, button on top.  Sew all layers together with a tapestry needle and weave in any ends that remain.

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

Click here to learn how to make your own fabric covered buttons

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Around The Thanksgiving Table! 12 Free Crochet Patterns

Next week is the big feast, are you ready?  Here are some beautiful ways to add a little handmade goodness to the table.  If you're traveling to someone's home this holiday, work one of these up for a perfect gift for your host too!

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Skip to My Lou Bake, Craft, Sew & Crochet Along and Giveaway!

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I am sharing my Merry Berry Coaster pattern, perfect for holiday gift giving!

 In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas……..AND I get to be part of an amazing giveaway too. Keep reading…
You can enter to win a $300 Michaels gift card. Yes, you can buy yarn until your heart is content! Follow along with us and you can enter to win each day!

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