Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern...Raspberry Mint Tassel Cowl


The Raspberry Mint Tassel Cowl is a lovely and fully adjustable cowl for the cold months ahead. Beautiful colors and easy stitchery make it a fun project too! Use the drawstring to snug it up close to the neck for a bit of extra warmth or wear it like a traditional cowl!

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

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Raspberry Mint Convertible Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson

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




Materials:
  • 5.5 mm "I" crochet hook
  • 2 Balls of Chic Sheep (I used the "Vineyard" and "Creme De Mint" colorways)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape or ruler

Learn more about Chic Sheep Yarn here!




Sizing:
  • 32 inch circumference
  • 12 inches tall
  • Drawstring is approximately 45 inches long (plus tassels)



Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

Instructions:

Ch 120, join with a sl st in the furthest ch from the hook.

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as a dc and a ch 1), work a dc in the first ch.  *Skip 2 ch and in the next ch, (dc, ch 1, dc).  Repeat from * to the end of the round.  Join with a sl st in the starting chain (from beginning of round) in the third ch up to close the round.

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as a dc and a ch 1), work a dc in the first V of the round (this on is a little different because it is made with a ch 4 + 1 dc).  *Work a (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch 1 space from the previous round (center of each v).  Repeat from * to the end of the round.  Join with a sl st in the starting chain (from beginning of round) in the third ch up to close the round.

Repeat round 2 until your cowl measures about 12 inches tall.  Fasten off and weave in any ends that remain.

To add the drawstring tie, make a chain as long as you like (I made mine the circumference of the cowl plus each end about the height of the cowl for ease of tying it together...45 inches total).  Using a large tapestry needle, thread one of the ends and weave the drawstring through the top edge of the cowl.  Make two tassels (see video if you need help) and tie them onto each end.  Weave in any ends that remain and you're finished!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

December KnitCrate...Unboxing & Review!



I am super excited to share with you the December KnitCrate this month! They have recently added a new crate to their lineup and it is a fabulous and super affordable version that caters to all yarn lovers!

The KnitCrate 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...so pretty and modern!


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
  • 25% off all products in the Member Central Shop

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


I received the December KnitCrate and filmed the unboxing of it here:

(Can't see the video? Click 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 2017

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Beautiful New Hooks From Furls! Unboxing & Review!


Hi there lovelies!  I am SO super excited to share some gorgeous works of art in the form of a hook!  Introducing both the Streamline and Jumbo crochet hooks from Furls...they're fabulous!  I did an unboxing and review for each type, check them out:

First up is the Streamline hook collection...elegant, lightweight, and comes in several types of wood.  A new & more affordable option!


Next up are the Jumbo hooks...do you love making things with super duper chunky yarn?  Loving those on trend items with gorgeous roving yarn?  Then these are the hooks for you!  Gorgeous woods turned to perfection, like fine furniture, you have to check these out!

Special thanks to the folks at Furls to sending over the beautiful hooks!  I received hooks to review and share, all opinions are my own.

Let's connect!


© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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Gorgeous Tonal Merino Wool s at knitpicks.com (Affiliate links, enjoy these awesome products and thanks as always for your support!)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Book Review & Giveaway: Design Your Own Crochet Projects!

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I have a fabulous review & giveaway for you today lovelies! I was recently able to check out Design Your Own Crochet Projects by Sara Delaney (ISBN: 978-1-61212-658-6, Storey Publishing).

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Have you always dreamed of designing your own crochet patterns, but weren't sure where to start? Look no further than this book! Author Sara Delaney (with over 10 years design experience) brings us a wonderfully detailed guide to the process including calculators, formulas and other tools to creating your own projects. If you want a little practice before taking the plunge, there are also 18 sample patterns to give some design direction too...so much fun!

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Design Your Own Crochet Projects
is beautifully photographed in full color and nicely laid out to make navigating the information a breeze. The layout and color palettes are fresh and modern too, like the sample page below:

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I absolutely love that this is the first book that I know of to offer complete formulas and calculators for creating crocheting designs.  Want to try out for yourself?  Click here to check out the crochet calculator too!

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One of my favorite projects from the book would have to be this awesome scarf...I would totally wear this all of the time!

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Now is you chance to win a copy of your own! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below (sometimes it takes a moment to load). Giveaway ends January 2nd and is open worldwide. Now go, go, go, and enter!!!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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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