Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Violet Clouds Throw!


The Violet Clouds Throw is super cuddly, soft, and light as a cloud. It is fast to work up in a simple hexagon shape and make a great accent blanket in any room. I made mine in a smaller "lap-ghan" size, but you can make yours as large as you like by simply working more rounds.

Violet Clouds Throw
By Jennifer Dickerson

Sizing:
  • 60 inches across from widest points

Materials:
  • P (10.0 mm) crochet hook
  • 4 Skeins Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick (I used two skeins of the "Pearls" colorway and two skeins of the "Barrington" colorway)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


Instructions:

This throw is a granny hexagon in a stripe sequence.  You can make your throw solid or striped, here is the sequence I used: 


  • Rounds 1 & 2: Purple
  • Each row after: alternating rounds of cream and purple.

Here is a photo tutorial that may help you when making your granny hexagon:
How to crochet a granny hexagon stitch by stitch...

And a video tutorial:


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

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


Note: If you want to make round 2 in the same color, simply slip stitch until you reach a ch 1 space and keep going.  If you want to switch colors...cut yarn and join the new yarn at one of the ch 1 spaces and tie securely.


Round 2: 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 in each space, then a chain 1.  Join to close with a slip stitch.


Round 3: Chain 4, then work 2 dc in the same space, then chain 1.  In the next space, work three dc, then chain 1.  Keep doing this all the way around the circle...3 dc, then a chain 1 in each space.  Join with a slip stitch to close.


Round 4 (circle becomes hexagon in this round): Chain 4, and in the first space work 2 dc, chain 1, then 3 dc all in the same space.  This creates the first hexagon corner.  In the next space, to work the hexagon side, chain 1, then work 3 dc in next space. Keep going in this manner, working a corner of two "clusters" and a side of 1 cluster (each cluster being separated by a chain 1).  Join with a slip stitch to close.


Round 5: round 5 is similar to round 4, but with a sequence of a corner, then a side, then another side.  Begin with a chain 4, and in the first space work 2 dc, chain 1, then 3 dc all in the same space.  In the next space, to work the hexagon side, chain 1, then work 3 dc in next space. In the next space, chain 1, then work 3 dc.  Keep going in this manner, working a corner of two "clusters" then a side of 1 cluster, then a side of 1 cluster (each cluster being separated by a chain 1).  Join with a slip stitch to close.


Repeat round 5 until the throw is a large as you want it to be.


Finishing:

Weave in any ends and you're finished!


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I Like Crochet Magazine Review

Note: All opinions are my own.  All photos used with permission of Prime Publishing.

I Like Crochet Magazine is a brand new magazine to join the crochet world.  Its first issue debuted this month...I was recently gifted a copy and am excited to tell you all about it!

All photos used with permission of Prime Publishing.

The magazine is bursting with patterns in lots of categories, from afghans to shawls, several hats and even jewelry.  I found that the patterns accommodate all skill levels and regardless of where you are on your crochet journey, there's a project just for you.  Plus, I saw some very nice projects to make for the home.  

There are also tutorials and interesting articles too...my favorite was about "Crocheting A Community" by the wonderfully talented Marie Segares from the Underground Crafter.  If you've ever wanted to start your own crocheting circle or group, she has great information on how to get it going!

All photos used with permission of Prime Publishing.

The magazine has lovely full color photography and the information is presented in a clear and aesthetically pleasing fashion, making me want to keep flipping through the pages.

To learn more about the magazine and to subscribe, visit their site:

Friday, August 15, 2014

Beautiful Quilt Kit Giveaway!


Calling All Quilters! Lots of you (from your lovely comments, thank you!) have told me over time that you like to sew too...here is a fun giveaway from Craftsy just for you!



Which quilt would you love to win? One randomly selected quilter will get to choose their prize, whether it's the starry True Blue Quilt Kit OR the elegant Blue Garden Quilt Kit. (Psst ... the prize also comes with the coordinated backing for the quilt!)

**Only residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to enter.**

Enter to win here: Enter to Win a Quilt Kit from Craftsy


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Baby Hats eBook Giveaway!



I am so excited to share this giveaway with all of you lovelies today!  This fabulous ebook, Crochet Baby Hats has 10 super cute crochet baby hat patterns along with color-coded sizing instructions and even video tutorials.  I had a chance to preview the book and each and every hat is completely adorable with clear instruction and lovely photographs.  The author of the book, Annastasia Cruz, has generously given me a copy to give away to one lucky winner!

To learn more about Annastasia, visit her site, My Treasured Heirlooms, or catch up with her on Ravelry and Facebook.












Enter for a chance to win a free ebook below by using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Giveaway is open worldwide and ends 8/20/14 12:00AM EST.

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