Monday, May 22, 2017

Yarn Crush Box Review!


Have you checked out Yarn Crush yet? I recently received a Yarn Crush subscription box (thanks Yarn Crush!) and couldn't wait to share it with you!

Check out my unboxing video:


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Here are some of the things in the latest box (I checked out the April box).  Let's start with the YARN!!  Isn't it pretty?  This one has 5 mini skeins in tonal gradient springy colors, so lovely!



This box also had a fun tool...a phone/tablet stand!  Perfect if you need to check out a tutorial or pattern while you're working.




One really neat thing about this box is that it caters to knitters AND crocheters, all in one box, here are the patterns from the April box below, a crocheted narwhal and a knitted shawl...fun!


Also with each box are promotional codes to use too and extras to complete your pattern.  This particular box has eyes and pipe cleaners to complete the narwhal.

Learn more about Yarn Crush here!
I received a Yarn Crush Box to review and share...thanks Yarn Crush!  All opinions are my own.

Let's connect!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Pocket Bot!


Pocket Bot is a fun little toy that is easy to stitch up. Fun buttons decorate the front and a playful antenna is a cute topper. Perfect for kids and robot lovers alike! Pocket Bot is part of the Crochet Charity Drive crochet along...come join our Facebook group and crochet with us!

Please note: Pocket Bot is for kids over 3 because of small parts.


Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too!

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Pocket Bot
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:
  • 6.0 mm J crochet hook
  • Worsted Weight yarn in colors of your choice (I used Red Heart Super Saver in "Spring Green" "Gray Heather" "Pumpkin" and "Cherry Red"
  • Buttons ( I used 4 for the eyes, 3 for the chest, and 2 more for the antenna)
  • Pipe cleaner (6 inches long or so)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Fiberfill (or Polyfill as it is sometimes called)

Sizing:
  • 7 inches tall
  • 5 inches wide

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Pocket Bot is made of several pieces and then attached together.  Make the pieces first, then proceed down to the "Assembly" section.  Below in the parenthesis are the yarn color I used, however feel free to use any colors you like!

Instructions for the body (Gray yarn - make 1):
Ch 12
Row 1: Work a hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, then work a hdc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. Work a hdc in each st across.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures approximately 9 inches inches and fasten off.

Instructions for Arms & Legs (Gray yarn - make 4):
Ch 6
Row 1: Work a hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, then work a hdc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. Work a hdc in each st across.
Repeat row 2 two more times, then fasten off.

Instructions for Face Plate (Orange yarn - make 1):
Ch 8
Row 1: Work a hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, then work a hdc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. Work a hdc in each st across, then fasten off.

Instructions for Chest Plate (Green yarn - make 1):
Ch 8
Row 1: Work a hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, then work a hdc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. Work a hdc in each st across.
Repeat row 2 two more times, then fasten off.

Instructions for Antenna (Gray yarn - make 2):
Ch 6
Row 1: Work a hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, then work a hdc in each ch across. Fasten off.

Instructions for Knob (Red yarn - make 1)
Ch 2
Work 8 sc in the ch furthest from the hook, then fasten off.

Assembly:

Fold robot body piece in half and seam closed with the whip stitch seam, adding fiberfill just before you work those last few stitches. Fold each arm/leg piece in half and seam closed with the whip stitch seam, adding fiberfill just before you work those last few stitches. Sew arms and legs to the robot body as shown in the photos. Sew antenna to the top of the robot's head. Hot glue or set green chest plate to the front of the robot's body. Hot glue or sew robot's orange face plate towards the top front of the robot. Hot glue or sew red knob and buttons as shown for eyes and chest buttons. Using a crochet hook handle or pencil, wrap the pipe cleaner around to create a spiral. Glue as shown and then glue buttons on top to hide glued area.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Tutti Frutti Beach Wrap!


The Tutti Frutti Beach Wrap is the perfect project to welcome summer!  This wrap is so much fun to stitch up and uses basic stitches to make it a breeze too!  Try a self striping yarn like I did to give it a fun twist.  This wrap is very versatile too...wear it around the waist with a swimsuit, wrap it around the shoulders for a cool night, or even one shoulder for a dramatic statement!  Scroll down to see the many ways to style your wrap!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too!

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Tutti Frutti Beach Wrap
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
  • 2 balls of Super Saver Stripe by Red Heart in "Fruity Stripe"
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or Tape Measure

Learn more about Super Saver Stripes here:



Sizing:
  • 42 inches across the top of the triangle only.
  • 34 inches long along each side of the triangle.
  • Each tie is 18 inches long.


Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Triangle Instructions:

Row 1: Chain 7.  In 4th chain from hook (dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same chain.  Skip two chains, and in the next chain (the last chain), work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same chain.


Row 2: Chain 3 and turn.  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, ch 1, dc) in the turning chain space.

Repeat row 2 until your wrap has a length of 42 inches across the top edge OR desired width/height.  Note: As your triangle grows in width, it will also grow in height as well.  Do not fasten off yarn and continue below to the tie section of the instructions.

Top Tie of Wrap:
After completing the last stitch of the final V-stitch row of the triangle, ch 65 (approximately 18 inches).  In the 4th ch from the hook, work a dc.  Work a dc in each chain until you work back to the triangle again.  *Work a dc in the first stitch, then a dc in the ch 1 space (center of the v), then a dc in the next st.  Continue across and work dc stitches in this manner across the v-stitch portion of the top edge of the triangle.  When you reach the end of the top edge of the triangle, ch 65.  Work a dc in the 4th ch from the hook and work a dc in each chain.  When you reach the triangle again at the end of the chains, it will look like this:


To avoid the "stair step look" simply flip the triangle over so it looks like this (see below), then slip stitch into the space where the arrow is pointing:


Now it looks like one continuous tie, and looks identical to the other side!  To see this in action, check out the video, where I'll show you step by step.


Weave in any ends and you're finished!  Happy crocheting lovelies!


© 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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