Wednesday, September 18, 2019

300k Giveaway Celebration!


Happy Wednesday lovelies!  I have got a wonderful surprise for you today...a YARN + tote giveaway from Global Backyard!

This month the Fiber Flux channel hit an amazing milestone...300,000 subscribers!  So, let's have a giveaway shall we?  First though, thank you for your wonderful support over the years...your kind comments, likes, subscribes and more.  The Fiber Flux community truly is the BEST!

Because of your support, I am able to bring fresh, new, and exciting content to you every week and it has truly been an honor to join you on your crocheting adventures!

Here's to many more years of yarny goodness!!!  THANK YOU!


Alright, let's get on to the giveaway!  I have teamed up with Global Backyard, the good folks who brought us the tote, yarn, and pencil giveaways in the past.  They have so much lovely stuff on their site, be sure to check them out and say hello!


Today's giveaway is two gorgeous skeins of yarn, plus a super fun tote bag too!  The one skein is a lovely shade of heather gray, and the other is shades of grays, cream, and fun speckles too!  Love that tote too, it says "Probably Yarn" which is 100% true, am I right??

Check out my unboxing video here:


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below.  All you need is an email to enter and if you choose, you can enter more things to get extra entries if you like.  Giveaway is open worldwide and ends September 26th, now go, go, go and enter!!!

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© Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Barcelona Shawl, Free Crochet Pattern + Video


The Barcelona Shawl is a lovely shawl that welcomes fall and winter.  Stitched up in an easy granny stitch, this is as relaxing to make as it is beautiful!  Add the optional tassels for a lovely finish.

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

Barcelona Shawl
By Jennifer Dickerson



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


Materials:

    • 9.0 mm crochet hook 
    • 3 Skeins of Super Saver Chunky from Red Heart (I used the "Gray Heather" "Real Teal" and "Goldenrod" colorways) Solid skeins (teal and gold) are each 173 yards, Heather skeins (gray) is 168 yards.
    • Tapestry Needle 
    • Scissors 

    Sizing:
    • 56 inches from bottom point to upper left or upper right or left point
    • 65 inches across top edge
    • Each tassel is about 3.5 inches tall

    Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

    Instructions:

    Note: I worked each color for two rows.  If you are unfamiliar with switching colors, check out the video!
    Ch 4, then in the ch furthest from the hook sl st to form ring.

    Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), the work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in center of ring, the work (ch 1, dc) in the ring.

    Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), the work 2 dc in the ch 1 space from the previous row, then ch 1. Work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch 2 space (top corner peak) from the previous row, then ch 1. Work 2 dc, ch 1 in the ch 1 space from the previous row, then a dc in the third ch of the turning chain.

    Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), then work 2 dc, ch 1 in the ch 1 space. Work 3 dc, ch 1 in the chain 1 space. Work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the chain 2 space (top corner peak). Ch 1, then 3 dc in the ch 1 space, then ch 1, then 2 dc in the ch 1 space, then ch 1, then a dc in the last dc.

    Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1). Work 2 dc in the ch 1 space, then work (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the the next ch 1 spaces, then ch 1. Work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the ch 2 space (top corner peak), then work (ch 1, 3 dc) in each of the next ch spaces, then ch 1. Work 2 dc in the last ch space, ch 1, then a dc in the last dc.

    Repeat row 4, adding a (3-dc in a ch- 1 sp) on each side for each row until triangle is about 65 inches across top edge, or desired size.  Please note I used every bit of the three skeins including tassels. You can add more repeats of row 4 if you'd like a larger shawl or less rows for a smaller shawlette.   

    Tassels (Make 3:): Using matching yarn, cut two strands of yarn per tassel roughly 9-12 inches long.  Set aside.  With the same yarn, wrap yarn around all four of your fingers 20 times.  Tie the first strand to the top loops of the bundle.  Tie second strand around the bundle to the upper third of the tassel.  Cut any loops on the bottom of the tassel and trim bottom straight.  Tie one to each corner of the triangle.


    Finishing:
    Weave in ends and your shawl is finished!



    © Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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    Tuesday, September 3, 2019

    Summer of Dishcloths CAL, Reveal + Recap!


    Can you believe it is the first week of September already?  As we say farewell to summer, I wanted to take the time to recap our Summer of Dishcloths CAL.  It has been so much fun making 9 unique and fun dishcloths!  I have been loving all of the dishcloth photos you have been sharing, definitely keep them coming! #fiberfluxcal

    I gathered up all of the dishcloths and made a recap video where I go through each one, check it out:


    Missed any of the patterns?  Click the link below to see the directory of each pattern in the series.  Note: each pattern + video will be available forever so you can make them at anytime!  As we move into fall, these make lovely hostess gifts, housewarming gifts, and holiday gifts too!

    Click here for the dishcloth directory!


    I am so excited to say too that I am busy behind the scenes working on our Fall CAL!  Stay tuned, it's coming in October!

    © Jennifer Dickerson 2019

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    Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Super Stitchy Dishcloth, Free Crochet Pattern + Video (Summer of Dishcloths CAL)


    The Super Stitchy Dishcloth is a fun play on colors that uses post stitches in a creative way to make a woven appearance that allows the colors to "overlap" and look like it was sewn together!  Have fun using any colors you like, the sky's the limit!



    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! 

    Super Stitchy Dishcloth
    By Jennifer Dickerson

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    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 "Cherry" "Lime" and "Royal" 
    • Tapestry needle 
    • Scissors 
    • Ruler or tape measure

    Sizing:
    • 7.5 inches tall
    • 7.5 inches wide



    Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:



    Instructions:

    Note for the scarf shown, I worked 3 rows of each color.

    Ch 30

    Row 1: In the fourth ch from the hook, work a dc. Dc in each ch across.

    Row 2: Ch 3 and turn (counts as a dc). *In the next dc, work a fpdc, in the next dc, work a bpdc. Rpt from * across. Work a dc in the top ch of turning ch.

    Row 3: Ch 3 and turn (counts as a dc). *In the next dc, work a bpdc, in the next dc, work a fpdc. Rpt from * across. Work a dc in the top ch of turning ch.

    Repeat rows 2 and 3 until dishcloth is the same height as the width. Continue below for finishing and adding a hanging loop.



    Hanging Loop & Finish Work:

    Before fastening off, chain 10 and join into the same area with a slip stitch.  Fasten off and 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, all 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 CAL!


    © 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!

    Sunday, August 25, 2019

    Strawflower Hexagon Dishcloth, Free Crochet Pattern + Video (Summer of Dishcloths CAL)


    The Strawflower Hexagon Dishcloth is a gorgeously stitchy display of rainbow colors.  Using a variety of stitches, this dishcloth has it all...texture, floral center, a fun granny vibe, and endless color possibilities!



    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! 

    Strawflower Hexagon 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 "Caribbean" "Lemony" "Bright Orange" and "Bright Pink" "Lime" and "Royal" colorways
    • Tapestry needle 
    • Scissors 
    • Ruler or tape measure

    Sizing:
    • 9 inches across from point to point

    Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


    Note: Each round is crocheted in a different color. When working with multi-colored projects, it is helpful to weave the ends as you go.

    Ch 4, join with a sl st in the furthest ch from hook to form ring.

    Round 1 (pink yarn): ch 3, then work 2 dc, then a sl st into the center of the ring. Work *(3 dc, sl st) five times for a total of 6 petals. Join with a sl st to close round.

    Round 2 (orange yarn): Tie on new color onto the back loops at the top of one of the petals. Insert your hook (same place at the top of petal) as if to work a back post stitch and ch 3 (working it this way will make the chain look more consistent with the other stitches). Ch 1, then in the next space (in between petals) work a tr into the center of the ring. Ch 1, then work a bpdc into the center most dc of the next petal. Continue in this manner around the circle, working a tr, ch 1 into the center of the ring (in between petals), then a bpdc, ch 1 in center dc of each petal. Join to close round with a sl st.

    Round 3 (yellow yarn): Tie on a new color into any space and ch 3. In the same space, work a dc, ch 1. Work 2 dc, ch 1 in each space around. Join to close round with a sl st.

    Round 4 (green yarn): Tie on a new color into any space and ch 3. In the same space, work 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1 (this will create first corner of the hexagon). In the next space, work 3 dc, ch 1 (this will create the first side of the hexagon. In the next space, work 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1 to make the next corner. In the next space, work 3 dc, ch 1 to work the next side. Continue in this manner, working corner, side, corner, side, etc until you have a total of 6 corners and 6 sides. Join to close round with a sl st. 

    To add rounds to the hexagon, simply repeat round 4, adding an additional side (in between the corners) for each round worked.

    I worked round 4, twice more (first in aqua, then in darker blue).  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 time for the next (and LAST) 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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