Wednesday, December 5, 2018

2018 Fiber Flux Holiday CAL, Cozy Grannies Table Runner: Week 1 Intro & Supplies


Welcome to the 2018 Fiber Flux Holiday Crochet Along...hooray! Today marks week one of the CAL and we'll be learning about the beautiful project we'll be making...the Cozy Grannies Table Runner!  This project was a highly requested item in the Fiber Flux community and I'm so excited we are making a fun & festive table runner this time!  We will be going over a few things to begin:

  • Introduction to the project
  • Supplies
  • Schedule of the CAL
  • Where to connect with other makers


For this CAL (crochet along) we're going to make something a little different that our other holiday crochet alongs...a table runner!  The CAL will be divided over the next three weeks, so we'll tackle each part bit by bit. Scroll down for the schedule with actual dates and what we'll be doing on each day/week.

*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!

Here is a quick video introduction to the CAL and more information about supplies too:


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


First things first...the supplies!


Materials Needed:
  • 6.5 mm "K" crochet hook
  • Red Heart With Love Yarn-I used about 1/2 of a ball of "Taupe" and 1/4 ball each of "Lettuce" "Berry Red" and "Aran"  Note: you'll definitely have leftovers...but we'll be using them for a bonus (surprise!!) pattern at the end of the CAL!
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure or Ruler (optional)

This is an extremely flexible pattern in terms of placement of the motifs...you can make it longer, wider, circular, etc.  The possibilities are endless!

*Note: if you want to make your table runner larger, more yarn might be needed.

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Here's our CAL schedule below for easy reference:


  • Wednesday December 5 (that's today!): Introduction to the CAL, the project, approximate size of finished project, yarn, and supplies needed.
  • Wednesday December 12: The granny hexagon and joining the motifs.
  • Wednesday December 19: Tassels & finish work.
  • Thursday December 20: The BIG CAL reveal!
  • Friday December 21: Surprise!  Today is a bonus pattern using the yarn leftovers!

Last part...let's connect! You can connect at any of the social media outlets below:


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 gorgeous table runners...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 part two!!



© 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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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Free Crochet Pattern...Crochet Holiday Greeting Card!


Want to make a beautiful handmade greeting card this holiday season?  Dive deep into your craft stash for things like buttons and other embellishments, grab a few friends and have a card making party!  Of course I wanted to add a crochet element to the card, so I opted for a pretty little crochet tree.  

Don't have time to make everyone on your list a handmade gift?  Not to worry...gift them with a handmade card to go along with anything you like!

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

Let's connect!


Crochet Holiday Greeting Card
By Jennifer Dickerson


Click below to watch the full video tutorial:


Click the button below to add this project to your Ravelry queue:


Materials:
  • Worsted weight yarn scraps for tree (I used Red Heart Super Saver in "Spring Green")
  • H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Glue (I used clear school glue, but hot glue would work well too!)
  • Embellishments: ribbon, buttons, pom poms, gems, etc.


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Instructions:

Ch 8

Row 1: In the 2nd ch from the hook, work a hdc.  Work a hdc in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn (counts as a hdc).  Work a hdc in each ch across (do not work a hdc into the turning ch at the end of the row).

Row 3: Ch 2 and turn (counts as a hdc).  Work a hdc in each st across (do not work a hdc into the turning ch at the end of the row). 

By skipping the turning chain at the end of the row, your piece will decrease nicely into a triangular "tree" shape.  Repeat row 3 until you have a single point at the top and then fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

With glue of your choice, glue triangle to card and embellish how you like.  I added buttons for the ornaments, horizontal strips of ribbon to frame it and other odds and ends.  Try adding all items before gluing to ensure it looks how you like.  Allow to throughly dry before giving/sending.  Note: Because of the texture and added weight, please consider postage before mailing.


© 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!)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Autumn Landscapes Throw CAL...Big Reveal & Recap!


It's here! The BIG fall crochet along reveal...Presenting the Autumn Landscapes Throw!

Just joining us? Scroll down for links to each week of the CAL, plus the video for each week too!

If you haven't joined us on our Ravelry group, click below to join the fun! 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!



To make it easy for quick reference, I've put everything on one page, so here you go! So whether you're just joining us, halfway through, or putting the finishing touches on your tree skirt, help along each step of the way is below!

Starting with Week 1: Introduction to the project, sizing, and supplies (Click HERE for post or click on the video below):


On week 2, we learned how to work the stitch pattern & change colors (Click HERE for post or click on the video below):


For week 3, we learned how to do add a simple edge (Click HERE for post or click on the video below):


For week 4, we added tassels & completed the finish work (Click HERE for post or click on the video below):


Some special notes to add:

  • Share your pictures!  Show them off in the Ravelry Fiber Flux group and/or use the #fiberfluxcal tag on social media.
  • Love participating in crochet alongs?  Stay tuned...next up is the Holiday CAL!  Announcements will be made with more details as we move into the holiday season!
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!

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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