Thursday, November 30, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Snow Berries Blanket Shawl!


The Snow Berries Blanket Shawl is the perfect accessory to keep the chill off! This wearable blanket-like shawl is thick and super cozy like an afghan, but still easy to grab for on the go too! Try mixing up the colors for fun chevron-like stripes of color too!

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

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Snow Berries Blanket Shawl
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:
  • 10.0 mm crochet hook
  • 5 balls of Lion Brand Hometown USA in "Sioux City Tweed" (Note: if you need to substitute yarn, 320 yards of any super bulky yarn will work well)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape or ruler

Sizing:
  • 55 inches across the top edge of the shawl
  • 50 inches along each side of the triangle
  • Tassels are each 3 inches tall

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Instructions for Shawl:

Ch 4 and join the the ch furthest from the hook to create a ring.

Row 1: Ch 3, then in the center of the ring work (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. In the very first stitch (at the base of the chain 3) work 2 dc. Work a dc in each of the next 2 stitches, then in the corner space, work (2 dc, ch 2 , 2 dc). Work a dc in each of the next two stitches, then work 3 dc in the turning chain space.

*Note: for row 3 and each row after, you'll work it like row two, but adding side stitches to each row. This is how the triangle will grow wider and taller. The points of the triangle are always worked the same.

Row 3: Ch 3 and turn. In the very first stitch (at the base of the chain 3) work 2 dc. Work a dc in each of the side stitches of the triangle, then in the corner space, work (2 dc, ch 2 , 2 dc). Work a dc in each of the side stitches, then work 3 dc in the turning chain space.

Repeat row 3 until shawl is 50 inches down each side and 55 inches across the top edge or until desired length. Fasten off and weave in any ends that remain. Continue below if you wish to add tassels.



Instructions for Tassels:

Cut two pieces of yarn, each about 6-8 inches. Set aside. Wrap yarn around al four fingers for a total of 12 wraps. Thread one piece of yarn into top of bundle and tie securely. Tie second piece of yarn around top of bundle, about 1/4 of the way down, tucking in ends. Cut loops from bottom of tassel. Repeat two more times for a total of three tassels and tie to each of the three points of the shawl. Weave in any ends that remain.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Holiday CAL 2017 Color Palette Inspiration!


Good morning crocheters! As we are gearing up for the Fall CAL (in case you missed yesterday's post, here's week 1, intro and supplies), I created this post to give you some ideas and inspiration for your project! We've done this in past crochet alongs, so I thought it would be fun to do it once again!

Lots of you have been sharing your color choices and others have been asking about additional colors to be used...I though it would be lots of fun to put some additional palettes together.  Here are twelve 3-color combinations.  Pick and choose what you like, or use them as a springboard for your own inspirations!  Which one is your favorite?

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All of the yarn shown below is Red Heart With Love, for those of you who can't get this yarn in their country, Red Heart With Love is an Aran weight yarn that recommends a 6.5 mm "K" crochet hook.  Stick with those guidelines and you'll be fine!  Please note: Not all colors are available everywhere.

Check out my color ideas below!  Which is your favorite?

"Candy Cane"
holly berry, white, merlot

"Country Christmas"
lettuce, tan, cameo

"Elegant Holidays"
tan, lettuce, merlot

"Evergreen"
peacock, lettuce, jadeite

"Happy Holidays"
jadeite, lettuce, holly berry

"Holiday Jewel Tones"
jadeite, parade, iris

"Ice Queen"
bluebell, iced aqua, white

"Merry Berry"
holly berry, bubblegum, lettuce

"Modern Holidays"
jadeite, pewter, white

"Nostalgic Christmas"
*This is the color scheme I'm using for the tutorials!
berry red, lettuce, aran

"Santa's Workshop"
holly berry, fruit punch, iris

"Starlight Mint"
white, bubblegum pink, holly berry

Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media outlets below:

Let's connect!


Also we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!


I can't wait to see which color YOU choose...please share those pictures and above all enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! 

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

2017 Fiber Flux Holiday CAL! Week 1: Introduction & Supplies


Welcome to the 2017 Fiber Flux Holiday Crochet Along...yippee! Today marks week one of the CAL and we'll be learning about the beautiful project we'll be making...a gorgeous tree skirt!  As some of you may already know, I love all things granny and this tree skirt is colorful, nostalgic, and feels warm and homey for the holidays.  We will be going over a few things to begin:

  • Introduction to the project
  • Supplies
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers


***More photos coming soon!***


For this CAL (crochet along) we're going to switch gears a bit and make a holiday tree skirt!  We've been making lots of blankets, so I thought it might be fun to shake things up a bit...I think many of you will agree, the tree skirt was one of the most requested items last holiday!  The CAL will be divided over the next few weeks, concluding with a fun showcase of projects in our maker gallery! Scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we'll be doing on each day/week.

*This is a self-paced project, so definitely go at the speed you feel most comfortable. The instructional videos and posts will be up forever and you will always be able to go back and watch again and again!

Here is a quick video introduction to the CAL and more information about supplies too:



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First things first...the supplies!


Materials Needed:
  • 6.5 mm "K" crochet hook
  • 3 Balls of Red Heart With Love (I used the "Berry Red" "Lettuce" and "Aran colorways.  I used a ball of each color, but I only used about half of each ball for the entire project.  If you need to substitute yarn, look for a yarn that recommends a 6.5 mm hook and a "4" on the yarn weight scale.
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • 3 buttons (optional)
  • Tape Measure or Ruler (optional)

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Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:

  • Tuesday November 28 (that's today!): Introduction to the CAL, the project, size of finished project, yarn, and supplies needed.
  • Wednesday November 29: Color palette inspiration on the blog!
  • Tuesday December 5: Granny triangle tutorial and JAYGO technique
  • Tuesday December 12: Edging, buttons, and finish work.
  • Friday January 5: Today is Maker Gallery Day! Check it out to see all of the amazing projects from the Fiber Flux community!
Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media sites below:


Also we have a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a welcome area, so please hop on and introduce yourself. You can get info, ask questions, help each other, see what everyone is doing, and show off your work too!


I can't wait to see all of your lovely tree skirts...please share those pictures and above enjoy, take some time to relax with your hook, and have fun! That's all for today lovelies, see you next Tuesday for part two!!

© 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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