BAW 2019 Tote Bag Info

I’m getting excited about our upcoming Block of the Week Crochet Along 2019 to begin on January 7, 2019. 

Thanks to U2Sadie for this rendition of the offered patterns.

I’ve put together a package for Eighteen 12″ afghan square patterns by Julie Yeager with a free tote bag.

Purchase 18 afghan square patterns and receive this attractive and functional custom tote bag for the yarn and supplies you will need for the Block of the Week with JulieAnny 2019 as a free bonus. Large capacity tote with snap fastener – keep your yarn inside and use three outside pockets for your hooks, pattern, scissors, and notions.

Bag as shown in a pretty burgundy/beige two-tone with tan handles. Tote measures about 13″ x 12.5″ x 4″ and handle length is 24″. will Fits five giant 7 oz skeins (1000 grams) or over 30 small skeins (1500 grams.)

Come Crochet Along with us on my Ravelry board  and Facebook Group (Crochet-A-Long with JulieAnny) starting January 7, 2019 as we work on a different free afghan square pattern for each week of 2019 (about 48 blocks – December is for joining and border.) Patterns will be announced here on the blog. The work of 40 talented designers will be featured, and I will fill in with my own designs, including several new designs.

Purchase these 18 patterns as a digital download on Ravelry for $26.75 and I will mail the tote bag free to your US address.  Check out my Etsy listing for International shipping options.

(These patterns were included in a previous CAL and can be mixed and matched with this years’ 48 squares. Patterns include In Treble, JulieAnny’s Stained Glass Afghan Square, Eight-Pointed Flower, Sun Catcher, Catalina, Clusters, Spiky Circle, Margaret, Spiral Circle to Square, Fantastic, Firenze, Floral Fantasy, Heart to Heart, Holiday Ornament, Loopy, Mum in Treble, Viva la Vida, and Sweet and Fair.)

End of Year BOGO Sale

Now until January 4, 2019, all patterns on sale with Buy One Get One Free in my entire Ravelry shop with Coupon Code BOGO18. Link: https://www.ravelry.com/redeem/julie-yeager-designs?code=…

If you only buy on Etsy, send me a message and I can work out the BOGO there.

Are you getting excited about our 2019 Crochet Along – Block of the Week?  I’m working on yarn packs and color suggestions.  Stay tuned.

Geoff Y did a great job with Moroccan Lattice:  

Moroccan Lattice with Scheepjes Pack

I’m in love with this take on Moroccan Lattice Afghan stitched by Sarah Fabbri. She used the entire 50 mini-skeins of Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn, now available in Hobby Lobby (hello, 40% off coupon) as well as all online Scheepjes retailers such as Wool Warehouse. She bordered the motifs with three skeins of Stone Washed in Yellow Jasper, and used a 3.5 mm hook with the Stone Washed. (In the original pattern I used Stone Washed XL and a larger hook.) Her finished blanket is 28″ x 40″, but some people are buying two packs to enlarge. I really want to make this! Pattern in my Rav Store (20% off with Coupon Code JULIE20) and my Etsy shop.

99 cent Granny Sale

Love granny squares? Now’s the time to take advantage of my $0.99 Granny Square Sale in my Ravelry Store, Coupon Code 99Granny – good now through December 31, 2018. Good on all squares (not the full blanket designs.)

Exciting CAL project planned for 2019 involving granny squares so time to stock up. Link: https://www.ravelry.com/stores/julie-yeager-designs

New Pattern – Candice Head Wrap

New Pattern – Candice Head Wrap – Free with Coupon Code for a limited time.

Easy head wrap makes a warm statement and a quick gift! Tall enough to cover the ears with style.

Size can be easily adjusted for child size or a different yarn weight.

Please make a pattern page on Ravelry and share on social media! Coupon Code is QUEEN. (Hit Buy it Now, hit Use a Coupon Code, enter the code, hit apply, price comes down to zero.) If you purchase yarn through any of my links I do receive a small commission and thank you!

Pattern support on my Ravelry Board and Facebook Crochet Along Group, “Crochet A-Long with JulieAnny.”

Candice’s makeup by Younique.

The winner of the free pattern from last month’s contest was Katrina Daniels. Please let me know which free pattern you would like.

Darn Good Yarn

Here is a fun offer from Darn Good Yarn – a monthly yarn package with a skein of their eclectic yarn and another goodie – for only $10.00 a month. The first month I received a nice hand-dyed worsted silk, a set of knitting needles, and a crochet hook! The second month more hand dyed silk – lace weight – and a couple of cute stitch markers. Also included each month is a crochet and a knit pattern for the yarn. They offer recycled silk and provide a sustained income to their yarn producers, dyers, and their kits are packed by members of the Schenectady ARC. They also offer fun yarn bowls, clothing, and more on the website.

Gentle Waves Hat – One Color Version with Spiral Crown

Here are the one-color directions for Gentle Waves with Spiral Crown , Adult and Child:

Gentle Waves Adult Hat One Color Version with Spiral Crown (20” circumference and 8 ½” length)
by Julie Yeager Designs

Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 2, 9 hdc in ring, do not join. (10 hdc)

Round 2: (BLO – Back Loops Only) (Sc, hdc) in top of beg ch-2, (2 hdc in next st) nine times, do not join. (20 st)

Round 3: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 2, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, hdc in next st, do not join. (30 st)

Round 4: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 3, (hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, hdc in next st, do not join. (40 st)

Round 5: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 4, (hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, sc in next 2 st, sl st next st. (50 st)

Round 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, [sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] nine times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (70 st)

Round 7: (BLO – Back Loops Only). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. (70 st)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in same and next st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st] nine times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (70 st)

Round 9: Repeat Round 7.

Round 10: Sl st into next st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, [sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] nine times, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (70 st)

Round 11 – 14: Repeat Rounds 7 – 10.

Round 15: (Back Loops Only). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 3 st, (sk next st, sc in next 6 st) nine times, sk next st, sc in next 2 st, sl st to first sc. (60 st)

Round 16: Ch 1, sc in same st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next st] nine times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (60 st)

Round 17: (BLO). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. (60 st)

Round 18: (Back Loops Only) Ch 2, hdc in next st, (sc in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st) nine times, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (60 st)

Round 19: Repeat Round 17, fasten off. (60 st)

Gentle Waves Child Size One-Color Version with Spiral Crown (17” circumference and 7” length) by Julie Yeager Designs

Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 2, 9 hdc in ring, do not join. (10 hdc)

Round 2: (BLO – Back Loops Only) (Sc, hdc) in top of beg ch-2, (2 hdc in next st) nine times, do not join. (20 st)

Round 3: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 2, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, hdc in next st, do not join. (30 st)

Round 4: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 3, (hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, sc in next 2 st, sl st next st. (40 st)

Round 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, [sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] seven times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (56 st)

Round 6: (BLO). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. (56 st)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in same and next st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st] seven times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (56 st)

Round 8: Repeat Round 6.

Round 9: Sl st into next st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, [sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] seven times, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (56 st)

Round 10 – 13: Repeat Rounds 6 – 9.

Round 14: (Back Loops Only). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 3 st, (sk next st, sc in next 6 st) seven times, sk next st, sc in next 2 st, sl st to first sc. (48 st)

Round 15: Ch 1, sc in same st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next st] seven times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (48 st)

Round 16: (Back Loops Only) Ch 2, hdc in next st, (sc in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st) seven times, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (48 st)

Round 17: (Optional for length) (BLO). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (48 st)

Copyright 2018 Julie Yeager Designs Please do not post this pattern on the internet. Posting a link to my website – www.julieyeagerdesigns.com, or to my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs, is appreciated. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com

Sale and Contest

Sale and Contest: If you were thinking of trying Red Heart Ombre for your Gentle Waves Hat – free pattern below – there is a one day flash sale at Red Heart dot com for 25% off all yarn today only Sept 24, 2018, use this link: Red Heart.

Contest news: Respond to this post by Sept 30, 2018 and I will enter you into a drawing to win any pattern from my Ravelry Store. Tell us what yarn you are using to make Gentle Waves!

Gentle Waves Hat – Free

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Gentle Waves Crochet Hat
by Julie Yeager Designs

Materials
Yarn: 1 Hank Caron X Pantone (3.5 oz/100g – 127 yds/116 m) OR Red Heart Super Saver Ombre OR any worsted or heavy worsted yarn
Hook: I (5.50 mm) crochet hook
Sizes: Adult : 20” circumference and 8 ½” length
Child: 17” circumference and 7” length
Gauge: Rounds 1 – 3: 4”

Pattern uses American crochet terms. Magic ring and/or standing stitches are your choice. Ch-3 counts as dc. Color order suggestions are given using five colors, A -Brown, B – Light Grey, C – Lime Green, D – Hunter Green, E – Medium Grey.

Abbreviations
Beg – beginning BLO – back loops only Ch – chain dc – double crochet sl – slip st – stitch sp – space shell – 5 dc in one st Join with sc: Place slip knot on your hook, insert the hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook

Adult Hat (20” circumference and 8 ½” length)

Round 1: With Color A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 3, 9 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (10 dc)

Round 2: (All st in Rounds 2 – 5 worked in “sp” between the stitches.) Ch 1, (2 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (20 dc)

Round 3: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next two “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (40 dc)

Round 5: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next three “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc, fasten off. (50 dc)

Round 6: Join Color B in any st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, [sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] nine times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (70 st)

Round 7: (Back Loops Only). Join Color C with sc in BLO of 3rd dc of any shell, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (70 st)

Round 8: Join Color D with sc in first st of previous round, sc in next st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st] nine times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (70 st)
Round 9: Repeat Round 7.

Round 10: With Color E, repeat Round 8.

Round 11: Repeat Round 7.

Round 12: With Color B, repeat Round 8.

Round 13: Repeat Round 7.

Round 14-16: Repeat Rounds 8-10

Round 17: (Back Loops Only). Join Color C with sc in BLO of 3rd dc of any shell, sc in next 3 st, (sk next st, sc in next 6 st) nine times, sk next st, sc in next 2 st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (60 st)

Round 18: Join Color B with sc in first st of previous round, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next st] nine times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (60 st)

Round 19: (Back Loops Only) Join Color D with sc in BLO of 3rd dc of any shell, sc in next st, (hdc in next three st, sc in next three st) nine times, hdc in next three st, sc in next st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (60 st)

Round 20: Join Color E with sc in any st, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (60 st)

Copyright 2018 Julie Yeager Designs Please do not post this pattern on the internet. Posting a link to my website – www.julieyeagerdesigns.com, or to my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs, is appreciated. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com

Child Hat (17” circumference and 7” length)

Round 1: With Color A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 3, 9 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (10 dc)

Round 2: (All st in Rounds 2 – 4 worked in “sp” between the stitches.) Ch 1, (2 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (20 dc)

Round 3: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next two “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc, fasten off. (40 dc)

Round 5: Join Color B in any st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, [sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] seven times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (56 st)

Round 6: (Back Loops Only). Join Color C with sc in BLO of 3rd dc of any shell, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (56 st)

Round 7: Join Color D with sc in first st of previous round, sc in next st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st] seven times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (56 st)

Round 8: Repeat Round 6.

Round 9: With Color E, repeat Round 7.

Round 10: Repeat Round 6.

Round 11: With Color B, repeat Round 7.

Round 12 – 15: Repeat Rounds 6 – 9.

Round 16: (Back Loops Only) Join Color B with sc in BLO of 3rd dc of any shell, sc in next st, (sk 1 st, hdc in next three st, sc in next three st) seven times, sk 1 st, hdc in next three st, sc in next st, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (48 st)

Round 17: Join Color D with sc in any st, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (48 st)

Here is the one-color directions for the Adult Size:

Adult Hat One Color Version (20” circumference and 8 ½” length)

Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 3, 9 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (10 dc)

Round 2: (All st in Rounds 2 – 5 worked in “sp” between the stitches.) Ch 1, (2 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (20 dc)

Round 3: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next two “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (40 dc)

Round 5: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next three “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (50 dc)

Round 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, [sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] nine times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (70 st)

Round 7: (BLO – Back Loops Only). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. (70 st)

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in same and next st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st] nine times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (70 st)

Round 9: Repeat Round 7.

Round 10: Sl st into next st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, [sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] nine times, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (70 st)

Round 11 – 14: Repeat Rounds 7 – 10.

Round 15: (Back Loops Only). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 3 st, (sk next st, sc in next 6 st) nine times, sk next st, sc in next 2 st, sl st to first sc. (60 st)

Round 16: Ch 1, sc in same st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next st] nine times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (60 st)

Round 17: (BLO). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. (60 st)

Round 18: (Back Loops Only) Ch 2, hdc in next st, (sc in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st) nine times, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (60 st)

Round 19: Repeat Round 17, fasten off. (60 st)

One-Color Version for Child Size

Child Hat One Color Version (17” circumference and 7” length)

Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 3, 9 dc in ring, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (10 dc)

Round 2: (All st in Rounds 2 – 5 worked in “sp” between the stitches.) Ch 1, (2 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (20 dc)

Round 3: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch 1 (2 dc in next “sp”, 1 dc in next two “sp”) ten times, sl st to first dc. (40 dc)

Round 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, [sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] seven times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 1 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (56 st)

Round 6: (BLO). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. (56 st)

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in same and next st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st] seven times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (56 st)

Round 8: Repeat Round 6.

Round 9: Sl st into next st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, [sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 5 dc in next st (shell)] seven times, sk 2 st, sc in next 2 st, sk 2 st, 2 dc in same st as beg, sl st to top of beg ch-3. (56 st)

Round 10 – 13: Repeat Rounds 6 – 9.

Round 14: (Back Loops Only). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 3 st, (sk next st, sc in next 6 st) seven times, sk next st, sc in next 2 st, sl st to first sc. (48 st)

Round 15: Ch 1, sc in same st, [sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sc in next st] seven times, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st, sl st to first sc. (48 st)

Round 16: (Back Loops Only) Ch 2, hdc in next st, (sc in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st) seven times, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-2. (48 st)

Round 17: (Optional for length) (BLO). Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (48 st)

SPIRAL START

Here is a pretty alternative for Rounds 1-5 (Adult) and Rounds 1-4 (Child)

Spiral Start – ADULT SIZE

Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 2, 9 hdc in ring, do not join. (10 hdc)

Round 2: (BLO – Back Loops Only) (Sc, hdc) in top of beg ch-2, (2 hdc in next st) nine times, do not join. (20 st)

Round 3: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 2, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, hdc in next st, do not join. (30 st)

Round 4: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 3, (hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, hdc in next st, do not join. (40 st)

Round 5: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 4, (hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, sc in next 2 st, sl st next st. (50 st)

Spiral Start – CHILD SIZE

Round 1: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 2, 9 hdc in ring, do not join. (10 hdc)

Round 2: (BLO – Back Loops Only) (Sc, hdc) in top of beg ch-2, (2 hdc in next st) nine times, do not join. (20 st)

Round 3: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 2, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, hdc in next st, do not join. (30 st)

Round 4: (BLO) 2 hdc in first st of Rnd 3, (hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st) nine times, sc in next 2 st, sl st next st. (40 st)

Copyright 2018 Julie Yeager Designs Please do not post this pattern on the internet. Posting a link to my website – www.julieyeagerdesigns.com, or to my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs, is appreciated. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns@gmail.com

Yarn Deals Sept 21, 2018

Craftsy has up to 60% off on kits and supplies[ until 9/23.

Michaels has lowest prices of the season, Vanna’s Choice $2.50, Caron Cakes $5.00, Caron X Pantone $5.00.

New Affiliate, Hobby Lobby, has all yarn at 30% off this week!

At Joann.com, here is a deal for 20% off entire purchase plus $4.99 shipping.

Have you noticed my ad for Darn Good Yarns over to the right? I love the philosophy behind this company; they try to do good while selling pretty yarn. I have great fun each month exploring the Yarn of the Month Club. Only $10 bucks a month for a good cause too.

Don’t forget Wool Warehouse and Deramores in the UK but with International Delivery, always something to discover.

People are discovering this new affiliate, Consumer Crafts. I think their everyday prices are nice!

I’m going to send out this Yarn Deal post every Thurs/Fri. Sign up for blog updates so you don’t miss a post!