Saturday, July 14, 2018

2018 Spring CAL Maker Gallery is Here!


It's here...so many beautiful blankets! Presenting the 2018 Fiber Flux Spring CAL Maker Gallery showcase! Thanks to everyone who participated and got involved! I loved seeing your color combinations and variations too!  I ended up extending the submission time, so special thanks to the early birds who have been patiently waiting!

Thanks to everyone for sharing your photos with me for the gallery! 

Visit the gallery by watching the video below:


Missed the CAL? Want to make another blanket?

Stay tuned...the Summer CAL begins July 24th!!

Let's connect!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Colorful Characters Button Set...Unboxing & Giveaway!


I have a super fun giveaway for you today lovelies! The folks at Global Backyard Industries sent me these super cute buttons to share with you, and they're so much fun!  Be sure to scroll down for a chance to win a Colorful Characters Button Set below!


Shop for craft projects and more at Global Backyard Industries

Global Backyard Industries is a US based company that has tons of things for craft lovers.  From crochet to embroidery to painting, they have it all (and more!)  Check out my unboxing of the buttons here:


They come in sets of three or sets of six, depending on what you prefer.  They also come as a surprise button in some of the other kits they offer as well.  The smaller size if 3/4 inch and features a star, rainbow, and teapot.  The larger size is 1.5 inches and features a narwhal, knitting sheep , and a llama decked out in a sweater!



My favorite would have to be the fluffy sheep working on her sweater, but I love them all, especially together as a set with the bright color palette. Use them on a yarn tote, jacket, purse or wherever you need to add a little something extra.  These make great gifts for knitters and crocheters too!


All-inclusive cactus crochet kits

Check out my unboxings of some of their other stuff, like Charlie the Cactus:



And the Colorful Coasters Kit (pattern designed by me!):



Everything comes in a handy drawstring bag, great to reuse for other things later as well.  So fun!


Now is you chance to win a set of your own! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below (sometimes it takes a moment to load). Giveaway ends July 16th.  Now go, go, go, and enter!!!

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Extra special thanks to Global Backyard Industries for sponsoring this giveaway!  I received a set of button to unbox and review.  All opinions are my own.

Let's connect!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Google+FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Free Crochet Pattern! Supermom/Superdad Coffee Cozy


Know a super somebody? Crochet this cute Supermom/Superday coffee cozy as a quick gift. It doesn't take much yarn at all and is perfect for gifting with their favorite coffee/tea and perhaps a little gift card too!

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

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Supermom/Superdad Coffee Cozy
By Jennifer Dickerson

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


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Materials:

  • 5.5 mm "I" crochet hook 
  • Worsted weight yarn of your choice (I used Red Heart Super Saver in "Blue" and "Cherry Red")
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Patch and either a glue gun or needle and thread to sew it on (scroll down to see the version with the patch below!)
Get yarn for this project here!


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Sizing: 


I made this cup cozy to fit a 16 oz coffee cup (grande). If you need to modify the circumference, you can work more or less starting chains to begin. To modify the height, work more or less rounds. 


Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

Instructions:

Note: I made two cozies, one was worked by working just one color before switching colors for a striping effect. For the other cozy I worked two rounds of red, 5 rounds of blue, then two more rounds of red. I then attached the patch to the center of the wide blue stripe. Feel free to make yours exactly how you like!


Part 1-The Cozy (worked in rounds)

Ch 28, join with a sl st in the furthest ch from the hook.
Round 1: ch 2, then work a hdc in each ch. Join with a sl st to close round.
Round 2: ch 2, then work a hdc in each ch. Join with a sl st to close round.
Repeat row 2 for a total of 9 rounds or desired height.
To continue onto the cape, do not fasten off the yarn and continue below.

Part 2-The Cape (worked in rows)

Ch 2, then work a hdc in each of the next 10 sts.
Row 1: ch 2 and turn, then work a hdc in each st across.
Repeat row 2 until cape is desired length. I made the cozy with the patch have a cape the same length as the height of the cozy. For the striped cozy, I made mine roughly half the size.

Weave in any ends that remain and if you'd like to add a patch, do so by hot gluing it or sewing it on. Do NOT iron it on! If you used acrylic yarn , it will most definitely melt your project!




© Jennifer Dickerson 2018 

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

All About Blocking Wires + Unboxing!


Happy Thursday lovelies!  Curious about blocking wires?  Blocking wires are an easy way to get a super straight edge for your crochet and knitting pieces when blocking.  Check out my two latest videos below...one when I unbox a new set and the second where I show you how to use them.  


If you have never blocked before, keep scrolling down to see the full tutorials for those as well.  Happy blocking!

Let's connect!


Here's the set...special thanks to Lazadas for sending me this set to share!  Click here to get a set too!

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And here's how to use them!

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Never blocked before?  Here's how to wet block your pieces (best for natural fibers):

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Here's how to steam block your pieces too:

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© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

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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