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!

 

 

 

 

Sweet Pea Hex – Clue 5 – Round by Round photos

Leave all ends of Color B dangling until the end, your starting strand and ending strand.  “Join with FPtr” is called a standing stitch and there are YouTube videos.

Row 1:

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Row 2:

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Row 3:

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Row 4 Back and Front:

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Row 5:

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Row 6:

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Row 7:

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Row 8 Front and back: (Row 8, the x 3 after the bracket should be x 4)

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Row 11 with leaves snugged up to stalk using the loose ends of your color B.  Take your darning needle and as you bury your ends bring the leaves snug with the stalk.  You want it to mimic the long stalks with leaves in the rest of the design.

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Row/Round 12 with sc worked around 3 sides and then into raw edge.

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New Affiliate – (Bargains) – Fabric.com

I have a new affiliate online seller – Fabric.com – and they have a nice selection of yarn and crochet tools.  I found my favorite Susan Bates Bamboo Handle hook in size D (the size I was looking for) for only $1.78!  It is just the D size at this price but I’m buying 2!  Lots of nice random bargains on Fabric.com. (Look carefully at the prices!)   I bought a bunch of Berroco Comfort for my next design, yum.  If you get to the site through my links or banners and buy something,  I get a commission, and you get your same prices, thanks!