Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New Video! How To Use a Ball Winder & Swift


In today's tutorial we'll be exploring how to use a ball winder and a swift.  Have you ever gotten yarn that looks like this?


While gorgeous and fun to look at, it needs to be wound into a ball or yarn cake before actually using it.  Using a ball winder and swift, you can transform your skein into a neat little (center-pull) yarn cake as seen below:



Alternatively, you can use the swift (or friend or chair) to hold the yarn while you wind it by hand too.  The video below will walk you step by step on how to use these handy tools!


Ready to get one of your own?  In the video I used the Knit Picks Umbrella Swift and the Knit Picks Ball Winder...love them!  Click below for more info:

Knitting Yarn Swift

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Crochet Cupcakes...12 Delicious Patterns


Cupcakes anyone?  Check out these 12 fun cupcake patterns...sweet amigurumi, a kitchen scrubby, a scarf...even a fun ring and hat!  Any of these patterns would be perfect to give someone on their birthday too, celebrate with a sweet (no calorie) treat!

Note: Click on the link below each image to go directly to the free pattern.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern...Boardwalk Breeze Blanket!


The Boardwalk Breeze is a beautiful and super comfy blanket that is quick to stitch up.  Shades of aqua, cream, and soft red give the blanket a beachy nautical feel, like taking a stroll on the time honored boardwalk to gaze at the ocean!


Boardwalk Breeze Blanket
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Click below for a full video tutorial:



Materials:
  • 6 Balls of Bernat Maker Dec (I used 2 balls of "Aqua" 2 balls of "Woodberry" and 2 balls of "Cream"
  • 8.0 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Sizing:
  • 50 inches wide and 60 inches tall (note: if you need to change the dimensions, see instructions below for information on multiples)


Tutorial Links & Abbreviations:



Instructions:

(Blanket as shown is worked in a color stripe sequence of 5 rows of each color)

Ch 125 (multiple of 10+5)

Row 1: In the 4th ch from the hook work a dc, then work a dc in each of the next 4 ch.  *Skip 2 ch, then work a dc in each of the next 4 ch. Ch 2, then work a dc in each of the next 4 ch.  Repeat from * across until there is 1 ch left.  Work 2 dc in that last ch.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn.  Work a dc into the first dc.  Work a dc in each of the next 4 sts.  *Skip the next 2 sts, then work a dc in each of the next 3 sts.  Work a (dc, ch 2, dc) in the ch 2 space from the previous row, then work a dc in each of the next 3 sts.  Repeat from * until 6 sts remain.  Skip the next two sts, then work a dc in each of the next 4 sts.  Work 2 dc in the topmost ch of the turning ch.

Repeat row 2 until blanket is 60 inches tall or desired height.



Finishing:  Weave in all ends and you're finished! 


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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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