Tuesday, April 23, 2019

New Peach Odyssey Hooks from Furls!


Happy Tuesday lovelies!  I have something fun and exciting to share with you today, NEW peach Odyssey hooks from Furls!


These hooks come with a peach handle with a glittery sheen...choose from rose gold or nickel if you prefer (see below).


Also to celebrate the launch, Furls is offering some great discounts for just a few days only:

code: PEACH10 - 10% off ANY peach products
code: PEACH15 - 15% off 4 to 9 peach products
code: PEACH20 - 20% off 10 or more peach products



Check out my unboxing, review, and see this hook in action:


© Jennifer Dickerson 2019


Note:  I received a free hook + compensation for this post.  All opinions are my own.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Silver Linings C2C Blanket, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


The Silver Linings Blanket is a beautiful, modern blanket that is fun and easy to stitch up with the ever popular c2c technique.  Using an extra comfy, plushy yarn, this throw is a dream to wrap around you and a perfect curl up on the sofa blanket!

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


Silver Linings C2C Blanket
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:
  • 10.0 mm crochet hook 
  • 4 Balls of Sweet Home by Red Heart ( I used the "Steel" colorway for all four balls)  Note: If you need to substitute yarn, use a Super Bulky/6 on the yarn weight scale.
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Tape measure or ruler

Sizing:
  • 60 inches tall
  • 60 inches wide

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


*Note: I broke down the rows into more detailed steps in case you have never tried this technique.

Increase portion of the blanket (Use 1/2 of your yarn):


Step 1: Ch 6
Step 2: dc into the 4th ch from the hook.
Step 3: Work a dc into the next 2 ch.
Step 4: Ch 6
Step 5: Work a dc into the 4th ch from the hook and in each of the next 2 ch.
Step 6: Slip stitch into the 3rd dc stitch to join the two blocks together OR some people prefer to slip stitch into the turning chain or turning chain space to join.  It really is a preference, do what you like best...each way of joining will look very similar.  Just be sure as you're doing all of this the tail (from where you began) is facing downward.  You might have to turn it a bit to get it in the right spot.
Step 7: Ch 3
Step 8: Work 3 dc into the turning chain space.

Repeat steps 4 through 8 to complete the first half of your blanket, using roughly half of your yarn.  If you need to see more rows, I work a few more in the video.

Decrease portion of the blanket (use remaining 1/2 of the yarn):

Step 1: When finished working the row, turn your work.
Step 2: Work a slip stitch in each of the next three dc.  (see tip below for changing colors on a new row)
Step 3: Work a slip stitch into the turning chain space.  
Step 4: Ch 3
Step 5: Work 3 dc into the turning chain space.
Step 6: Slip stitch into the 3rd dc stitch to join the two blocks together OR some people prefer to slip stitch into the turning chain or turning chain space to join.  It really is a preference, do what you like best...each way of joining will look very similar.  Just be sure as you're doing all of this the tail (from where you began) is facing downward.  You might have to turn it a bit to get it in the right spot.
Step 7: Ch 3
Step 8: Work 3 dc into the turning chain space.

Repeat steps 4 through 8 to complete the remainder of your row.  When you begin a new row, begin at step one again.  As you decrease, you will eliminate a block from each row.  

Weave in any ends that remain.


© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Yarn Wrapped Eggs, Tutorial + Video


Hello lovelies!  Easter is less than a week away and I have a quick and fun little project you can whip up to jazz up some plain plastic eggs!  Yarn wrapped eggs are pretty, easy to make and a great way to use up yarn leftovers too!  In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make a basic yarn wrapped egg, add a hanging loop for a garland or egg tree, and how to add embellishments too!



Here's what you'll need:

  • Plastic or wood eggs (I used plastic, they are cheap, easy to find, and I always seem to have a million of them)
  • Hot glue, tacky glue, or glue of your choice
  • Red Heart Smoothie Cotton Yarn in "Bright Pink" "Lemony" "Lime" and "Aqua" or colors of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Embellishments such as buttons, sequins, ribbon, etc. (optional-only if you want to decorate them)

Click below to learn how to make yarn wrapped eggs!


Looking for other Easter egg projects?  Check out my Granny Eggs + Garland!








© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

2019 Fiber Flux Spring CAL, Flowering Herbs Shawl, Week 3: Puff Stitch Flowers


Welcome back to the 2019 Fiber Flux Spring Crochet Along...hooray! Today marks week three of the CAL and we've been hard at work on the Flowering Herbs Shawl, a gorgeous and simple shawl that celebrates spring blooms!  Here's what we'll be doing today:

  • How to work the puff stitch flower row
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers


Add this project to your Ravelry queue by clicking on the button below:

*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!



Because there are those of you who prefer a written pattern and those who prefer a video tutorial, below are both. Either way, be sure to check out the video for additional information, plus helpful tips too!

Here's this week's CAL video:



OK, let's jump right into those fabulous puff stitch flowers, shall we?

Last week we learned rows 1-7, worked in "Linen" and "Polo" and this week we'll be working on row 8.  You'll only need 1 ball of the Chic Sheep for the flowers, but I wanted to add more flower colors, so you can certainly add more if you like!


Row 8: Ch 3 and turn.  Work a (puff, ch 1, puff, ch1) in each ch 1 space (center of each "V" from the previous row.

Note: To make a puff stitch, wrap yarn around hook, bring up a loop (3 loops on the hook), wrap yarn around hook again and bring up a loop (5 loops on the hook), wrap yarn around hook and bring up a loop (7 loops on the hook).  Wrap yarn around hook one last time and bring it through all 7 loops on the hook.  Close stitch with a chain 1.

(Never worked a puff stitch?  Check out the video where I walk you through the stitch step by step!)

Repeat rows 2-8 for the remainder of the shawl until piece measures about 60 inches or desired length. Note: when working row 2 in subsequent rows, work the "V" in between each puff of the previous row.


Let's take a quick peek at the schedule...last week we worked those V stitches and the week before went over supplies needed:


  • Wednesday April 3: Introduction to the CAL, the project, approximate size of finished project, yarn, and supplies needed.
  • Tuesday April 9: V-Stitch Section of the Shawl
  • Tuesday April 16 (that's today!): Puff Stitch Flowers
  • Tuesday April 23: Tassels & Finish Work 
  • Tuesday April 30: The BIG CAL reveal!
Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media outlets below:

Let's connect!

Also I have set up a special group for us on Ravelry, the "Fiber Flux CAL Group" There is a special 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 am so super excited to see all of your beautiful projects in the next few weeks...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 four of the CAL!!



© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hello Spring! 10 Fresh & Fun Projects...


Hello lovelies and happy spring!  With spring comes new beginnings, fresh colors, spring cleaning, lighter fabrics and yarns and it is such a lovely time of year!  Here are 10 fabulous projects that you can stitch up to welcome in the season.  

Be sure to check out my video where I show and talk about each one in more detail:


Here are the projects in the order that they appeared in the video too:



Lake House Wrap




Donut Scrubby




Little Pink Purse



Color Pop Tote



Coastal Placemat



Sparkling Waters Wrap



Absolute Beginner Crochet Cowl



Watercress Lace Button Cowl



Heart You Scarf



Soft Petal Button Wrap


© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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