Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tapestry Crochet Book Review and Giveaway!

Cover image courtesy of Interweave F+W

I have a super awesome review & giveaway for you today lovelies! I was recently able to check out Modern Tapestry Crochet from the editors at Interweave (ISBN: 978-1-63250-564-4, Interweave F+W).

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Ever wanted to try tapestry crochet?  Modern Tapestry Crochet is a perfect book to explore this beautiful form of colorful crochet.  Inside are 20 exciting patterns ranging from scarves and hats to throws and socks!


Image courtesy Interweave F+W

Modern Tapestry Crochet is beautifully photographed in full color with a modern pieces that are totally wearable and on trend.  Learning this technique is made easy with projects like quick to stitch scarves and illustrated techniques in the back are super helpful too.  There's a stitch glossary and I love the "yarn resources" section in the back too to make it easy to source the beautiful yarn from the book.

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Once you get the hang of the tapestry crochet technique, you can move onto projects in the round like the hat below:

Image courtesy Interweave F+W

One of my absolute favorite projects from the book is definitely this colorful throw, the "Distant Mountains Throw."  How fun is that?


Image courtesy 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 September 27th and is open worldwide. Now go, go, go, and enter!!!

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Special thanks to Interweave F+W for sponsoring this giveaway. I received a review copy of this book, all opinions are my own.

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© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Paintbox Cotton Aran YARN Giveaway + Coupon Code!


Hi there yarnies!  I know so many of you love YARN giveaways and I have a fun treat for you today!  The folks at LoveCrochet and I have partnered up to do a fun giveaway of 5 balls of their lovely Cotton Aran!

Here's my yarn 101 of the Cotton Aran Paintbox yarn:


Love this yarn? The good folks at LoveCrochet are giving Fiber Flux readers 15% off their site (min $10. purchase). Use the code "LOVECROCHET17" to get you exclusive discount!

Now here's a chance to win some of your own! One winner will receive 5 balls of Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn in "Marine Blue". No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited. Open worldwide to entrants 18 and over. Giveaway ends September 20th. Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below (sometimes it takes a moment to load) Now go, go, go, and enter!

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Special thanks to LoveCrochet for the fun collaboration! I was given yarn to sample and share, all opinions are my own.
© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Monday, September 11, 2017

September CrochetCrate...Unboxing and Review!


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I am super excited to share with you the September CrochetCrate this month! Crochet lovers...did you know there's a crochet subscription box for crocheters only?  The crochet version has been out for just a few months and I'm super excited to show you what it's all about!

The CrochetCrate is a monthly subscription box that arrives right to your door. Each month it includes a fun crochet pattern, enough luxury/premium yarn to make the pattern at least once, PLUS a fun bonus item too! This can be a fun tool, a sweet treat, or a soothing luxury item to pamper. Here is the September bonus below, a fun and handy crochet hook keychain...so neat!



Close up of the yarn this month...how unbelievably cozy does that yarn look?!


 Here's what you'll get in your crate:
  • 1 Beginner pattern
  • 1 Intermediate/advanced pattern
  • Enough premium/luxury yarn to complete a least one project
  • Fun extra (tool, sweet treat, or spa item...different each month!)
  • Coupon codes for additional discounts
  • Charity project of the month information

In addition there are promotional codes and you can earn points with every crate that you can collect to buy things in their online store too. 

I received the September CrochetCrate (first photo of this post) and filmed the unboxing of it here:


KnitCrate, the makers of the CrochetCrate have generously offered Fiber Flux readers a special discount...save 20% off your first order using the code: FLUX20 (just enter it at time of purchase on their site).


Special thanks to the folks at KnitCrate for giving Fiber Flux readers a coupon code! I received a CrochetCrate to review and share, all opinions are my own.
© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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!)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

How To Crochet A Cowl For The Absolute Beginner!


Learning how to crochet? Need a refresher or quick project? You've come to the right place! This beautifully striped beginner cowl is fun and super duper easy to stitch up. Self striping makes the color changes a breeze too...the yarn does all the work for you! Makes a perfect first project and a fabulous gift too!

Ready to get started? There's a full video tutorial below too!

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Absolute Beginner Crochet Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson

Click the button below to add this project to your Ravelry queue:


Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:



Materials:
  • 5.5mm I crochet hook
  • 1 Bernat Pop! Yarn Cake from Yarnspirations (I used the "Violet Vision" colorway, each cake is 280 yards)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors

Learn more about Bernat Pop! yarn here:

(Can't see the video?  Click here!)

Sizing:
  • 11 inches tall
  • 40 inch circumference

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Instructions:

Ch 100, join in the ch furthest from the hook with a sl st to create a large ring.

Row 1: Ch 3, then work a dc in the first ch.  Work a dc in each remaining chain.

Row 2: Ch 3 then work a dc in each st, then a dc in the top of the turning ch from the previous row.

Repeat row 2 until cowl is about 11 inches tall or desired height.

Weave in any ends with a tapestry needle and you're finished!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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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