Friday, January 27, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Lingonberry Button Cowl


The Lingonberry Button Cowl is colorful, thick, and amazingly cozy. It's like wearing a warm and wonderful mini afghan around your neck for the coldest winter days! Post stitches and luscious colors create a beautiful stitchy blending of colors and a lovely button keeps it in place. Be sure to scroll all the way down to see the different ways to style it!

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

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Lingonberry Button Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson

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



Materials:
  • 10.0 mm P crochet hook
  • 2.5 balls of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick ( I used one ball of "Raspberry" one ball of "Fig" and a half ball of "Eggplant")
  • Large Button (button shown is 1.5 inches wide)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick And Quick Yarn
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Sizing:
  • 14 inches wide
  • 28 inches long

Note: You can make your cowl longer simply by working more rows.



Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


*For the color striping sequence as shown, I worked 2 rows of color A (Eggplant/Darkest purple color), then 6 rows of color B (Fig/Softer plummy purple), then 6 rows of color C (Raspberry/bright pinkish purple). Repeat this sequence throughout the pattern.

Instructions:
Ch 30
Row 1: In the third ch from the hook, work a dc. Work a dc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. In the first st, *work a fpdc, and in the next st work a bpdc. Repeat from * to the end of the row, then work a dc in the topmost ch of the turning chain.

Repeat row two until cowl is 28 inches long or as long as you like.

Finishing & Assembly:
Fasten off and weave in any ends that remain. Sew button securely to the lower left corner of the cowl with a matching piece of yarn.


© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Yarn 101: June Cashmere DK


Welcome to Yarn 101! In this series, I will be sharing more information about the many different and wonderful types of 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 while out and about in the yarn marketplace!



This Yarn 101 will feature June Cashmere DK by June Cashmere. This DK weight yarn is 100% Kyrgyz Cashmere, and is soft, elegant, and beautiful.

Below is a quick little video detailing all of the important information including weight, recommended hook and needle sizes, care instructions:



June Cashmere is organically dyed in Maine, USA and comes in 12 lovely shades to choose from.
  • Top row, left to right: Natural (Unbleached/Undyed), Silver Fox, Espresso, Slate, Scarlet, Indigo
  • Bottom row, left to right: June Sky, Pumpkin, Curry, Moss, Mulberry, Aegean
Which color is your favorite?

I love the story and process of making the June Cashmere collection, here is a video from the company that takes you on a little trip around the world, check it out!


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!


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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Two Tone Waffle Stitch Scarf!


The Two Tone Waffle Stitch Scarf is fun and easy to stitch up with lots of great texture. Worked up in two different colors is makes a statement and looks interesting when wrapped around the neck. Although I used neutral shades of gray, the color possibilities are endless. Try making one for a gift on the recipient's favorite colors!

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Two Tone Waffle Stitch Scarf
By Jennifer Dickerson

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Materials:
  • 6.0 mm J crochet hook

  • 1/2 ball of Baby Hugs Light in "Dolphin" and 1/2 ball of Red Heart Super Saver in "Charcoal" *Any worsted weight yarn will work well for this project.
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

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Sizing:
  • 6 inches wide
  • 85 inches long (can be any length you like)


Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Instructions (multiple of 3+2):

Ch 23

Row 1: Work a dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, then work a dc in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Work a dc in the very first st. *In the next st, work a fpdc, then a dc in the next st, and then a dc in the next st. Repeat from * across until 1 st remains. Work a fpdc in the last st, then a dc in the top chain of the turning chain.

Row 3: Ch 1 and turn. Work a dc in the very first st. *Work a dc in the next stitch, then a fpdc in each of the next two sts. Rpt from * to last two sts, then work a dc in each of the last two sts.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until scarf is desired length, ending on row 2 for a neat edge.  For the two toned effect, work halfway in the first color, then the other half in the second color.

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



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Monday, January 9, 2017

Introducing KPC Yarns!


I have a special treat for you today pretties!  Introducing KPC yarns (KPC stands for "knit, purl, crochet") KPC is a luxury yarn brand from Hong Kong who have been around since 2014, so a newer yarn on the market.  KPC is part of a family owned company that has been supplying the luxury garment industry for over 70 years.  How neat that the knitters and crocheters can join in the fun now too!


Special thanks to KPC for providing the yarn featured in this Yarn 101!  Note: I was given yarn for this review, all opinions are my own.


There are four yarn lines offered from KPC:
  • Cashmere
  • Gossyp: 100% organic cotton
  • Novomerino: 100% merino wool
  • Glencoul: 70% merino 30% cotton




Each type of yarn from KPC comes in a happy spectrum of colors, check them all out here.

Below is a quick video I put together that includes the unboxing of the yarn:

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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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