Friday, September 21, 2018

Free Crochet Pattern...Autumn Symphony Shawl!



The Autumn Symphony Shawl is a chunky lace shawl that celebrates the kaleidoscope of colorful autumn foliage.  Super cozy and beautiful, it is a go-to piece for the cooler months ahead.  Worked flat with a simple fan stitch, this project is great for beginners too!

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



This design originally appeared in I Like Crochet magazine in October 2016 and is now permanently available on the blog here too! Click here to subscribe!

Image courtesy of I Like Crochet Magazine, Prime Publishing
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Autumn Symphony Shawl
By Jennifer Dickerson

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




Materials:
  • 6.5 mm "K" crochet hook 
  • 588 yards of any yarn that recommends a 6.5 mm "K" crochet hook.  For the shawl pictured, I used Mistero by Adriafil in "Autumn Fancy", For the video tutorial, I used Red Heart With Love in "Lettuce" 
  • Tapestry Needle 
  • Scissors
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Sizing:
  • 18 inches wide
  • 60 inches long 


Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:



Instructions:

Chain 43 (multiple of 4+3)

Row 1: In 5th chain from hook work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in the same chain.  *Skip three chains, then work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch.  Repeat from * until 2 chains remain.  Skip 1 ch, then work a dc in the last ch.

Row 2: Chain 3 and turn.  Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each of the chain 1 spaces from the previous row (center of each fan).  Work a dc in the turning ch space.

Repeat row 2 until shawl is approximately 60 inches long.

Weave in any ends and block if desired (example is shown lightly blocked).


© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

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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!)

Design It, Promote It, Sell It...Book Review & Giveaway!

Book cover credit-Marie Segares

Happy Friday friends!  I have a fabulous treat for you today, lovelies!  My blog friend Marie Segares, of Underground Crafter fame has written a book!  If you've ever wanted to try your hand at crochet design, then this book is a must read!  Design It, Promote It, Sell It: Online Marketing for Your Crochet and Knit Patterns is a new book and a fabulous resource for all aspiring (and veteran) designers in the industry.  Designing a crochet pattern is the very first step, and Marie guides you through the process of getting the word out through marketing, using her proven strategies.


Becoming a crochet designer can be overwhelming and navigating through the industry can be a series of trial and errors and Marie, a seasoned designer herself, introduces budding designers to marketing, strategy, and other golden nuggets of wisdom to prepare you for success!


Marie Segares, blogger, podcaster, and author of Design It, Promote It, Sell It

I also love that even those who have been in the industry can glean valuable information from the book as well, I had several "a-ha" moments while reading the book too.  I especially loved the information about analytics, I brushed up a bit, I have to say! :)


So, be sure to check this one out, it is a great read and perfect and completely timely as we are heading into crochet's busy season!  Marie has so generously agreed to give away a PDF copy of Design It, Promote It, Sell It to one lucky Fiber Flux reader.  Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below!  Giveaway is open worldwide and ends September 28th!  Now go, go, go and enter!

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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!)

Monday, September 17, 2018

September KnitCrate...Dash Dot Dash!



I am super excited to share with you the September Knit Crate: "Dash Dot Dash" this month! This is one of several in their lineup and it is a fabulous and super affordable version that caters to all yarn lovers!

The Knit Crate is a monthly subscription box that arrives right to your door. Each month it includes BOTH a crochet and knitting pattern, PLUS enough of their in-house premium yarn to complete the project...all for $24.99! This price includes shipping + handling, they'll ship it worldwide...awesome!

Close up of the yarn this month, the theme is "Dash Dot Dash" meaning "K" for KnitCrate in Morse Code.  I got one of the four possible choices so pretty!  Here is one of the colors, the "Tapenade" colorway:


Here's what you'll get in your crate:

  • 1 exclusive crochet pattern
  • 1 exclusive knitting pattern
  • In-house premium yarn to make the project (a note about hand dyed yarn)
  • 25% off all products in the Member Central Shop
  • Earn 25 "Stash Points" per month of membership that can be redeemed in their shop or towards any subscription.

Affordable $24.99 price includes shipping + handling and ships worldwide.


I received the August Knit Crate and filmed the unboxing of it here:


KnitCrate has generously offered Fiber Flux readers a special discount...save 20% off your first order using the code: FLUX20 (just enter it at time of purchase on their site).


Special thanks to the folks at KnitCrate for giving Fiber Flux readers a coupon code! I received a crate to review and share, all opinions are my own.

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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!)
© 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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