Monday, November 30, 2015

Yarn 101: Bernat Blanket



Welcome to Yarn 101! In this series, I will be sharing more information about the many different and wonderful yarn out in the marketplace. I often get questions from the fabulous Fiber Flux readers about yarn. I hope you will find this information helpful and be sure to check below for a link to a free pattern with this yarn too!

This Yarn 101 will feature Bernat Blanket. This yarn is thick and plush with a chenille-like strand, making it fun to work up a comfy blanket. Below is a quick little video detailing all of the important information including weight, recommended hook and needle sizes, care instructions, and more:


Have you used this yarn? Be sure to comment below with your thoughts. Would you like to see another yarn featured in this series? Please share, I love requests!

Get yarn for this project here!

Bernat Blanket Yarn

Happy crocheting lovelies!


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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

How To Make A Nostalgic Granny Square Stocking


When I was a little girl we had a stocking just like this one.  Over the years like many of our things, the stocking became lost in the shuffle.  I saw one hanging in the window of an antique shop a few years ago and remembered the beautiful handmade stocking of years past.  Here is a full tutorial (written + video) to make your own special stocking too!  Included is how to make the squares and how to join them together to construct the stocking, plus how to add a hanging loop to the top...enjoy!

Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to crochet the stocking (scroll down for pattern):


Tutorial Links:



Here's what you'll need:
  • Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in "Cherry Red" "Hunter Green" and "White")
  • A tapestry needle to seam them together 
  • 5.0 mm crochet hook 
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure (optional)


(Begin with red yarn) ch 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.

 Round 1 (red yarn): Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring.  Join to close with a slip stitch.

Round 2 (white yarn): To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space.  Ch 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.

Round 3 (green yarn): Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1.  To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again.

Round 4 (red yarn): Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1.  To work the sides, work 3 dc in each of the the next 2 spaces then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again.

A note about making multicolored rounds:

To begin a new round in a new/different color, cut yarn, leaving a tail, and fasten it with a slip stitch. Join the new yarn at one of the corners as shown and tie securely.


Here's how assemble the granny square stocking:
  • Make 8 granny squares and weave in ends.
  • Seam them together as shown in the photo above to make 2 "boot" shapes.  Important: make them a mirror image of one another and have their right sides (side that faces you when you make the square) facing upward.
  • Sandwich the two boots together (right sides facing inwards this time) and whip stitch together, leaving the top open and unseamed.
  • Turn stocking right side out.
  • In the upper left corner of the stocking (as shown below), tie on a matching or coordinating color. 
  • Single crochet in each stitch all the way around. 
  • When you come back to your starting point, ch 10 to make a loop and then work a sc in the same st to close the loop.  Fasten off.
  • Weave in all ends and hang...lovely! 


Happy crocheting lovelies!

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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!)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

12 Beautiful Ways To Say Thanks With Crochet!


At a time of year when we show extra gratitude, a handmade gift is a beautiful and thoughtful gesture for those you appreciate and are thankful for.  Here are 12 fabulous gifts to say thank you to someone special!

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


Happy crocheting lovelies!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

My Favorite Tools! (Plus where to find them)


So many of you have been asking me about my tools for the longest time now!  I made a trip to my tool bag and craft area and grabbed some of my favorites...so here they are!  Be sure to scroll down past the video after viewing for where to get each item...happy stitching!


Check out items shown in this video below (affiliate links, thanks for your ongoing support of the Fiber Flux community!!)

From Craftsy:


Clover Amour Crochet Hook Set
 (set, see below for individual hooks)






Clover Amour Crochet Hooks
 (individual sizes)

More things (Amazon):

Fiskars Scissors
Binder Rings (these are colorful!)



Embroidery Scissors
Ultra Fine Point Sharpie



Last but not least...the Rainbow Wood Hooks from Knit Picks:

Rainbow Crochet SET    (3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 mm)  7 sizes




Happy crocheting lovelies!

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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