Sunday, November 30, 2014

This Week's Videos: Annabelle Headband, Raspberry Buttercream, How To Make A Cinch, and Festive Sheep too!

Welcome to this week's videos! Each week I will be sharing the week's video tutorials. In case you missed them, here's another opportunity to learn something new or help you with a project. Thanks for watching and if you have an idea or suggestion for a new video you haven't seen yet on Fiber Flux, be sure to comment below! There is also a link to each project for the written tutorial, if you'd like to have the written version too.

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First up is the Raspberry Buttercream Infinity Scarf...lacy, lovely and decadent!

Next is the Annabelle Lace Headband...a perfect first knitting project!

And if you'd like to create a cute cinch in your headband, this video will help you too!

And last but not least, here is fun seasonal project...Festive Sheep Ornaments, perfect for your favorite yarn lover!

That's all for this week lovelies! Again, be sure to leave any suggestions you may have for new videos...happy stitching!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Handmade Holidays, 18 Designers Share their Favorite Handmade Gifts

I love handmade gifts, don't you?  I love to make things, and I am tickled to no end when someone chooses to give me something they've lovingly created.  I asked some of my bloggy designer friends to share with us a creation of theirs that would make the perfect handmade gift!

Here are 18 fabulous projects that you can whip up on your hook that people would love, which ones will you be making this gift giving season?

Note: All links and photos used with permission.  Click the link below each project photo to go right to the pattern.

Elizabeth from Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations says, 
"This Slouch is not only my personal favorite design to make and wear, it's a fan favorite too! Has a unique texture that works up mindlessly for a perfectly light but warm and cozy slouch."
Get the Key Tab Slouchy Hat Pattern here!

Celina from Simply Collectible says,
"Appropriate for any age and size, Coraline in Morocco Cowl is a super simple and quick project that can look very different depending on the fiber used."

Get the Coraline In Morocco pattern here!

Maria from Pattern Paradise shares a bright colorful hat with a lovely stitch...would make a great gift!

Katy from Adventures of KT and the Squid says, 
"One skein Infinity scarf that works up quick! You can use a solid color to highlight the unique stitch or multicolor yarn for a fun striping effect like I did."

Kara from Petals To Picots says,
"A gift card holder ... adding a handmade touch to giving gift cards."

Kim from Crochet Kim says,
"I love this pattern for a gift. So quick and easy. And, even the teenagers like it."

Erangi from Crochet For You says, 
"Crochet bracelet pattern for teenage girls. They are so quick and easy to crochet!" 

Tamara from Moogly says,
"It's a one skein pattern where the yarn does all the work, and it combines infinity scarves and chevrons, which are both very trendy!"

Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs says, 
"This Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf is simple to make, can be worn in a variety of ways and will dress up any holiday outfit!"

Jessie from Jessie At Home says,
"The chain wrap bracelet is quick and easy to make, and it can be worn as a super stylish wrap bracelet or as a choker."

Lorene from Cre8tion Crochet says, 
"The Zola Bulky Stacked Shell Cowl and Shrug is a great gift because of the flexibility in how it can be worn. It is fashionable and fun."

Katherine from KatiD Creations says, 
"The Market Bag is beautiful and works up quickly. Perfect for Mom or for Daughter!"

(How super cute is the blanket jacket she is wearing, get the pattern here!)

Mistie from American Crochet says,
"Fingerless Arm Warmers are perfect for this time of year and they are quick/easy to make."

Amanda from Raising Robertsons Crochet says,
"Charmys super charged slippers make a great gift idea this coming holiday! Nothing says"I love you and I care" like some hand made slippers to keep your loved ones warm and happy."

Pia from Stitches 'N Scraps says,
"My ribbed fingerless mitts were actually designed for a last minute gift - comes in adult and child sizes, the ribbing makes them stretchy so you don't have to worry about exact sizing, they can be made with or without the fun fur edging so are great for guys and girls, and it's a good scrap yarn project too - I have some striping examples on the post for where I mixed and matched yarns."

Sara from Posh Pooch Designs shares this beautiful and colorful shrug...a special gift indeed!

Jocelyn from The Hippy Hooker says,
"Perfect for any coffee lover, a beginner crocheter can whip up a set of these in no time!"

Jennifer from Tw-In Stitches says,
"Lacy poncho is a great addition to any wardrobe and sure to delight the recipient!" 

A special thank you to everyone for sharing your beautiful designs!  

Here's my Fiber Flux pick too!  
The Kristen Shawl is lacy, fun, and pretty and requires no special sizing...just work more rows to increase its size...a lovely gift!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Raspberry Buttercream Infinity Scarf!

The Raspberry Buttercream Infinity Scarf is a luxurious, lacy and stunning scarf to add to your wardrobe this season.  It is fun and easy to crochet and the lace pattern is engaging as well.  This scarf makes a lovely gift, but be sure to make one for yourself too!

Raspberry Buttercream Infinity Scarf

By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • 3 Balls Knit Picks Capra DK (you can substitute yarn if you need to, just choose a yarn that recommends an I/5.5 mm hook)
  • I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

  • 7.5 Inches Wide
  • 39 Inch Circumference (or make yours as long as you want)


Note: Infinity scarf as pictured was worked in 6 rows of each color to create striping.

Ch 26

Row 1: In the 4th ch from the hook, work a dc.  Work a dc in the next ch.  In the next ch, work *(1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc).  Skip the next ch, work a dc in each of the next two ch.  Repeat from * across, then 1 dc in the last ch.

Row 2: Ch 5 and turn.  Work *(3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in the ch 3 space from the previous row.  Repeat from * across.  Work 3 dc in the top ch of the turning chain.

Repeat row 2 until scarf is 39 inches long or desired length.  Do not fasten off yet and proceed below.

Finishing and Assembly:

Seam your scarf by sandwiching the ends together.  Work a slip stitch or a single crochet all the way across.  Weave in any ends that remain and you're finished!  

Click below to watch a video on how to crochet the Raspberry Buttercream Infinity Scarf stitch by stitch:

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