Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Spring/Summer 2019 Stashdown CAL Update!


Are you doing the 2019 stashdown with us?  We've been working on it since the year began, but this is one of those projects that you can jump in at anytime!  Got a ton of yarn sitting around?  Come stashdown with us!

Here is the post + video from earlier in the year that goes into instructions for the blanket, plus getting your supplies ready.

And...here's the spring/summer update video!


Let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below and don't forget to use the #fiberfluxcal hashtag to share your work!


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'm loving all of your blankets...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 in the fall for our next stashdown update!  Happy crocheting lovelies!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Playing In The Grass Dishcloth, Free Crochet Pattern + Video (Summer of Dishcloths CAL)


The Playing In The Grass Dishcloth is a fun to make dishcloth that is full of summer fun!  This unique cloth is crocheted with 2 strands of different types of greens for the appearance of real grass!  One round flower appliques give it a fun finish too! 


This dishcloth is part of of Summer of Dishcloths CAL, our 2019 Fiber Flux summer crochet along!  Each week in July & August, I will share a new & free crochet dishcloth pattern + full video tutorial!  Click here for the other patterns in this series, I will update that page as each one goes live to serve as a directory of sorts.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for ways to show off your work and connect with other CAL makers!

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

Playing In The Grass Dishcloth
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:


  • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook 
  • Cotton dishcloth yarn (I used Scrubby Smoothie by Red Heart in the "Lime" "Cherry" and "Bright Pink"
  • Optional for the "grass" look: I used Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle in "Avocado"
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Ruler or tape measure

Sizing:
  • 10 inches across
  • 10 inches tall
  • Flowers are each 1.5 inches wide

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Instructions for main dishcloth (worked in green grass colors):

*Hold strands of smoothie + sparkle together for a grassier effect.  As an alternative, you can just hold on strand of either yarn too.

Ch 30
Row 1: Work a dc in the 4th ch from the hook.  Work a dc in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc) and turn.  Work a dc in each stitch across, the work a dc in the top of the turning chain.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures about 10 inches tall or until height is roughly the same as the width.



Instructions for flowers (worked in pink and red :

Note: I made 6 flowers total, 3 red and 3 pink.  You can cover your grass in flowers if you like, put just one in the corner, etc.  Completely up to you!

Ch 4, the join into the ch furthest from the hook to create a ring.
Round 1: (Ch 3, 2 dc, sl st) into the center of the ring.  Then work (3 dc, sl st) four times into the center of the ring.  Join with a sl st to close round and fasten off leaving a long tail for seaming.

Finishing & Assembly:

Using tails from flowers, seam them as show in the pictures.  Weave in any ends that remain.

Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below and don't forget to use the #fiberfluxcal hashtag to share your work!


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 beautiful and colorful dishcloths...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 week for the next exciting dishcloth project in our series!


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

© 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!

Monday, July 15, 2019

July KnitCrate + Coupon Code


I am super excited to share with you the July Knit Crate: "Circus, Circus" 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, and a fun little surprise extra...all for $24.99! This price includes shipping + handling, they'll ship it worldwide...awesome!

Here is both the knitting & crochet pattern this month:

(photos courtesy of the KnitCrate blog)


Close up of the yarn this month, the theme is "Circus, Circus".  Check out the yarn that came in my box this time around, I received the "Pachyderm" 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.
  • And...a fun extra!  See below for this month's extra:


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



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 at 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.



© Jennifer Dickerson 2019


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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Copenhagen Cowl, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


The Copenhagen Cowl is a perfectly luxurious cowl in every way.  Crocheted in a beautiful, yet easy and relaxing v-stitch in gorgeous and buttery soft sock yarn, it is both fabulous to make and wear!  Subtle gradients of coral, gray, and cream allows the yarn to do all of the color changing for you.  This amazing cowl is truly a special treat for that extra special lightweight yarn you've been saving!

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

Copenhagen Cowl
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:


Materials:

    • H (5.0 mm) crochet hook 
    • Sock yarn of your choice (I used 1 cake of Deluxe Sock from Summit Road Fibers for Global Backyard in the Deep Coral/Gray/White colorway, 400 m/437 yds)
    • Tapestry Needle 
    • Scissors 

        Love this yarn?  Get it by clicking on the image below!
        (affiliate link)

        Indigo & Coral Hand Dyed Yarn Collection

        I used the one on the right, but check out all of those other colors too...so pretty!  Extra special thanks to Global Backyard for providing yarn for this project!!

        Sizing:
        • 24 inch circumference
        • 18 inches tall
        Note: To change circumference, check out the multiples for the starting below.  To change height, work as many rounds as you like.

        Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

        Instructions:

        Ch 120, then join in the chain furthest from the hook with a slip stitch, being careful not to twist. (To change circumference of the cowl, work any multiple of 3)

        Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), then work a dc in the first chain. *Skip 2 chains, then in the next chain, work a (dc, ch 1 , dc).  Repeat from * to end of round.  Join to close round with a slip stitch in the topmost chain of the turning chain.

        Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), then work a dc in the first stitch. *Skip 2 stitches, then in the next stitch, work a (dc, ch 1 , dc).  Repeat from * to end of round.  Join to close round with a slip stitch in the topmost chain of the turning chain.

        Repeat round 2 until you reach desired height of cowl.  Weave in any ends.


        © Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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        Tuesday, July 9, 2019

        Colorblock C2C Dishcloth, Free Crochet Pattern + Video (Summer of Dishcloths CAL)


        The Colorblock C2C dishcloth is a fun to stitch up project that uses a lovely palette of colors for a graphic, modern look.  Stitches are worked diagonally from corner to corner and a handy hanging loop finishes it off and works great for drying your cloth too!


        This dishcloth is part of of Summer of Dishcloths CAL, our 2019 Fiber Flux summer crochet along!  Each week in July & August, I will share a new & free crochet dishcloth pattern + full video tutorial!  Click here for the other patterns in this series, I will update that page as each one goes live to serve as a directory of sorts.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for ways to show off your work and connect with other CAL makers!

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

        Colorblock C2C Dishcloth
        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:


        • I (5.5 mm) crochet hook 
        • Cotton dishcloths yarn (I used Scrubby Smoothie by Red Heart in the "Coral" "Blueberry" and "Aqua"
        • Tapestry needle 
        • Scissors 
        • Ruler or tape measure

        Sizing:
        • 9 inches across
        • 9 inches tall

        Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

        Instructions for increase portion of the dishcloth (worked in first color):

        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 dishcloth (I worked 9 rows to give me the size I wanted (9 x 9 inch finished size, just work the increase until it is about half the size of the finished piece).

        ***This is the point where you'll switch colors...for a more detailed demo, check out the video!***

        Switch to a new color and work one more row.

        Decrease portion of the dishcloth (use second color):

        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.  

        Instructions for hanging loop (optional):

        Turn your work, slip stitch into each of the next 3 dc (this will get the loop in the proper spot. Ch 10, then work a sl st into the stitch in the center of the corner.  Fasten off and weave in ends.


        Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media platforms below and don't forget to use the #fiberfluxcal hashtag to share your work!


        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 beautiful and colorful dishcloths...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 week for the next exciting dishcloth project in our series!

        © 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!
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