Thank You, Moogly Fans

For Moogly Fans:

Thanks for all the positive response to Fantastic!, and I love seeing all the finished blocks.   As some of you may know, I have been designing afghan blocks for many years and sell my patterns on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy, and Loveknitting.  I also offer several afghan blocks for free here on the blog (see Tab above.)   Thanks to those who post and put in a good word for me on Facebook, Instagram, Ravelry, and who make a Ravelry project page.   Good luck as you finish your CAL.

Here are a few Coupon Codes to use in my Ravelry Store:  Banner Ad Code: Good indefinitely – use JULIE20 or JULIE 20 to get 20% off entire purchase in my Ravelry Store.

Take $3.00 off the price of any afghan block pattern with code tryJulie300 good until 12/31/17, one use per customer.

Fantastic! Afghan Block half price til end of 2017 with Coupon Code Moogly2017.

Enjoy!

“Fantastic!” featured on Moogly CAL 2017

Check out Moogly’s 2017 Afghan Block CAL and the first block of the year – none other than “Fantastic!” by someone named Julie Yeager.  Thanks for the feature, Tamara!

“Fantastic!” is a free pattern here on the blog and is also available as a paid pattern on Ravelry for those who wish to store it in their Rav library.  ( Check out all my afghan and afghan square patterns in my Ravelry Store.)

The Moogly CAL has a Ravelry board and a Facebook page to keep up.  Can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

Pattern in print friendly version here.   See Round by Round photos and charts to follow.

Fantastic! Afghan Square by Julie Yeager Designs

Copyright Julie Yeager Designs 2015.

Do not post this pattern on the internet.  Share the link to this blog.

For a paid version of this pattern that you can store in your Ravelry library, go to my Ravelry Store and purchase the PDF version.

Pattern is in American crochet terms.

Materials:  Aran or Worsted Weight Yarn

A:  Sapphire;  B: Lime; C:  Fern;  D:  Aqua

or

A:  Dusty Green;  B:  Pink;  C:  Antique Rose;  D:  Silver Blue

Hook size:  J (6 mm) Gauge:  12” square, 4” diameter after 3 rounds

Stitch Marker:  1, optional

BLO – back loop only    dc – double crochet    FPdc – front post double crochet     PM – place marker     sk – skip      sl – slip    ch- chain     st  – stitch     sp – space        beg – beginning

Ch-3 at the beg of a round counts as a dc.

FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet – Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times

FPsc – Front Post Single Crochet – Insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through two loops

“Between the Stitches” – Not technically a space, since it is not formed by a chain – just place your hook between the two designated stitches, not “into” the loops of either stitch.

V-St –  V- Stitch – (dc, ch 2, dc) in same st

PM (Place Marker) – Mark this stitch one time.  (Paper clip or piece of yarn will do the trick.)

All work is done on the Right Side (RS) except for Round 12 which is done on the Wrong Side(WS.)

Round 1:  With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.  Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off.  (12 dc)

Round 2:  Join B with sl st in any dc, ch 3, FPdc around same dc below, (dc in next st, FPdc around same st) x 11, sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (12 dc, 12 FPdc)

Round 3:  Join C with sl st in any FPdc, ch 3, FPdc around FPdc below, (dc in next 2 st, FPdc around FPdc below) x 11, dc in next st, sl st to top of  beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (24 dc, 12 FPdc)

Round 4A:  Join D with sl “between” any 2 dc.  Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), dc in same “sp.”   [Sk 3 st, V-St “between” next 2 dc] x 11.  Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5.  Fasten off.  (24 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)

Round 4B:  Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any V-St. (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 3, ch 4, sk V-St)  x 12, sl st to first FPdc, fasten off.  (12 FPdc, 12 ch-4 sp)

Round 5A:  Working from front side and working around and enclosing stitches of Round 4B, join A with sl in any ch-2 sp in Round 4A.   (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp.  (Entire round is “working around and enclosing” the stitches of Round 4B.)  [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 4A]] x 11.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (48 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)

Round 5B:  Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any dc group.  (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 4B, ch 5, sk 5 st)  x 12, sl st to first FPdc, fasten off.  (12 FPdc, 12 ch-5 sp)

Round 6A: Working from front side and working around and enclosing stitches of Round 5B, join B with sl in any ch-2 sp in Round 5A.  (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp. (Entire round is “working around and enclosing” the stitches of Round 5B.) [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 5A] x 11.  Sl st to top of beg ch-3.  Fasten off.  (72 dc, 12 ch-2 sp)

Round 6B:  Join C with sl in BLO of first dc of any dc group.  (FPdc around post of FPdc below in Round 5B, ch 7, sk 7 st)  x 12, sl st to first FPdc.  Do not fasten off.  (12 FPdc, 12 ch-7 sp)

Round 7: FPsl (slip st) around post of FPdc below, ch 3. Working around and enclosing stitches of Round 6B, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp of Round 6A, FPdc around FPdc in Round 6B] x 12, omitting last FPdc. Sl st to top of beg ch-3. Do not fasten off. (72 dc, 12 ch-2 sp, 12 FPdc)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in  next 3 dc, (sc in ch-2 sp (PM once), sc in next 3 st, FPsc around FPdc, sc in next 3 st) x 12, omitting last 3 st, sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (96 st)

Round 9For better definition, work ALL stitches in back loop only (BLO) in just this round. With D, join with sc in BLO of marked st. Sc in next 8 st, (hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, 3 tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 17 st) x 4, omitting last 9 st. (In other words, instead of sc in next 17 st that last time, you will sc in last 8 st.) Sl st to first sc of round. Do not fasten off. (104 st)

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same and next 2 st, (hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 6 st, tr in next 2 st, 5 tr in next st, tr in next 2 st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next 5 st) x 4, omitting last 3 st.  (In other words, instead of “sc in next 5 st” that last time, you will sc in last 2 st.)  Sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (120 st)

Round 11: Join A with sc in 3rd tr of any corner, sc in same st. (Sc in next 29 st, 3 sc in next st) x 4, omitting last 2 st. Sl st to beg st.  Fasten off. (128 st)

Round 12 (WS): Turn work. Join B with sc in any corner st, (tr, sc) in same st, [(tr in next st, sc in next st) x 15, tr in next st, (sc, tr, sc) in next st] x 4, omitting last 3 st. Sl st to beg sc, fasten off. (136 st)

Round 13 (RS): Turn work. With A, sc in each st, with 3 sc in corners. Fasten off. (144 st, 36 st per side)

Copyright 2015 Julie Yeager Designs

Please do not post this pattern on the internet, even if it was obtained as a “free pattern.” Post the link to my website – http://julieyeagerdesigns.com, or my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com.

 

Jenny is working on a chart for this block – if anyone would like to test the chart I will post it – but it has not been tested yet.  The chart is complex and is in several parts.  Here are charts for first 8 rounds:

NOT TESTED YET Rounds 1 – 4A

Round 4B – NOT TESTED YET

Round 5A and 5B – NOT TESTED YET

Round 6A and 6B – NOT TESTED YET

Rounds 7 and 8 – NOT TESTED YET

 

 

 

“Memories” CAL – Jan/Feb 2017

Hop on the trip down ”Memories” lane as we Crochet Along in January/February 2017. Pattern is free on Ravelry with Coupon Code MEM2017 for the next 7 days – good until end of day 1/8/17.

Crochet along – share photos and progress – on my Ravelry board and on my Facebook CAL group, “Crochet Along with JulieAnny.”

Pattern as shown measures 51” x 63” or 130 cm x 160 cm and requires:

Yarn: Vanna’s Choice (Yarn Weight 4; 156 m per 100 g skein)
Red, 1 skein
Burgundy, 1 skein
White, 2 skeins
Linen, 3 skeins
Charcoal Grey, 5 skeins
Hook size I (5.5 mm)

but you can choose your own size/scheme. This is a denser circle to square granny (less holey) and will remind you of why the classics do not go out of style – memorize the pattern in 5 minutes and “Relax and Crochet.”

Who is in? What colors/yarn are you planning? Please post progress photos and make a project page on Ravelry.

Use hashtags #memoriescrochet #memoriesafghan

 

NEW YEAR’S FLASH SALE 50% OFF

I am very humbled and appreciative of the support of so many throughout the year. I am thankful to those who purchase and stitch my patterns and love to see all the finished photos. Happy Holidays from me to all of you and if you’ve had your eye on a pattern – now is the time with a 50% off NEW YEAR’S FLASH SALE in my Ravelry Store on all single patterns from now until January 6, 2017. No Coupon Code required.  Here’s to another year of creativity in 2017! http://www.ravelry.com/stores/julie-yeager-designs

New Patterns for Last Minute Gifts!

 

Seamless Ponytail Hat

My version fo the viral messy bun/ponytail hat, with

1) seamless construction to show your gradient yarn to best effect,

2) a fast and beautifully easy stitch pattern,

3) instructions and measurements to accommodate any yarn weight and any gauge, and

4) with child, teen and adult sizing options.

Purchase this pattern for $5.00 and receive a coupon code for $10.00 off patterns in my Ravelry store, expires 12/31/2017.

http://www.ravelry.com/patter…/library/seamless-ponytail-hat

Chunky Ripple Cowl Plus

 

Fun and relaxing ripple pattern worked into a 6” scarf, 10” cowl, 10” super scarf, or 36” throw.

Purchase for $5.00 and receive coupon code for $10.00 off future purchases in my Ravelry store, good until 12/31/2017.

Samples made with about 1 1/2 skeins of Lion Brand Landscapes in Mountain Range and in Bernat Sheep(ish) Stripes in Midnight and a K (6.5 mm hook.)

Pattern support on my Ravelry board and Facebook CAL page, Crochet-A-Long with JulieAnny. Pattern here:http://www.ravelry.com/patt…/library/chunky-ripple-cowl-plus

Indie Gift-A-Long 2016

335 Independent Knit and Crochet designers on Ravelry are participating in the 2016 Gift-A-Long to help you get your last minute gifts completed.  From now through November 30,  2016, each designer is offering up to 20 patterns at a 25% discount with Coupon Code giftalong2016 on Ravelry.  See this thread for more info on CALs and KALs, and many chances to win raffles and prizes.  I am offering 20 of my most popular patterns at 25% off with Coupon Code giftalong2016 until November 30 at 1159 EST, patterns here.

This is a great way to discover new designers, too.  I know I am faving and saving patterns every day.  See this Pinterest Board for all Crochet designs.

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Spiral Hexaround – How are we doing?

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I love seeing all your progress on our Spiral Hexaround CAL.  Please follow along on my Ravelry board and Facebook CAL group for like-minded stitchers.  (Facebook search “Crochet Along with JulieAnny.” )

This is a fun and addictive hexagon worked in the round without joining after each round to keep the integrity of the long gradients in the color-changing yarn.  I used ten(10) skeins of Lion Brand Landscapes with a K hook, but you can use your favorite yarn.  Other suggestions are Lion Brand Amazing, Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, Red Heart Boutique Treasures, Noro Silk Garden, Noro Kureyon, Knitpicks Chroma.    For a good price on Landscapes, I found Walmart’s regular price of $4.47 often beats sale prices elsewhere.  Joann.com has frequent sales, Amazon has everything, and please check out all my affiliate links to make your online purchase, and I will get a small commission.

I tried out the motif in Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, using a J hook, and it measured about 7″ point to point, 6″ flat side to flat side, and weighed about 11 g, so I would say you would get 9 per skein of Unforgettable (maybe 10) so for 37 motifs you will need 5  (five) skeins and the throw will be smaller, about 43″ across.  I am including a pattern for a half-hexagon if you would like to rearrange your motifs into a rectangle.

The pattern is now available for only $5.00 (plus VAT if applicable) but you can get 20% off the price with Coupon Code.  To download the pattern, go to the pattern page on Ravelry, hit Buy it Now, and input the following Coupon Code where indicated.  Hit apply, and the price will come down 20%.  The pattern will be stored in your Ravelry library, and you will receive any updates.  The coupon code is JULIE20 or JULIE 20, and is good for multiple purchases on everything in my Ravelry store.  Please make a Ravelry project page, and share progress and photos with the group.  If you post a finished photo of your afghan to your Ravelry project page I will give you a gift of any other single pattern from my Ravelry Store. PM me with which pattern you would like.

Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

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Spiral Hexaround CAL – Nov/Dec 2016

The election results are in!  Our winner is:

SPIRAL HEXAROUND

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So we will CAL to Spiral Hexaround for the next couple of months.  Please follow along on my Ravelry board and Facebook CAL group for like-minded stitchers.  (Facebook search “Crochet Along with JulieAnny.” )

This is a fun and addictive hexagon worked in the round without joining after each round to keep the integrity of the long gradients in the color-changing yarn.  I used Lion Brand Landscapes with a K hook, but you can use your favorite yarn.  Other suggestions are Lion Brand Amazing, Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, Red Heart Boutique Treasures, Noro Silk Garden, Noro Kureyon, Knitpicks Chroma.  Please let me know your favorites.  For a good price on Landscapes, I found Walmart’s regular price of $4.47 often beats sale prices elsewhere.  Joann.com has frequent sales, Amazon has everything, and please check out all my affiliate links to make your online purchase, and I will get a small commission.

To download the pattern, go to the pattern page on Ravelry, hit Buy it Now, and input the following Coupon Code where indicated.  Hit apply, and the price will come down to zero.  The pattern will be stored in your Ravelry library, and you will receive any updates.  The coupon code is good from now until Nov. 6, 2016, and is HEXAROUND.  Please make a Ravelry project page, and share progress and photos with the group.  If you post a finished photo of your afghan to your Ravelry project page I will give you a coupon for any other single pattern from my Ravelry Store.

Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!