Bundle Sale

Sale Bundle in my Ravelry Store until June 30, 2018 – get all three of my new patterns released in May for $7.00 for the bundle. Hexaflower Motif, All the Colors Blanket, and Savannah Round Ripple are included. Past purchases do apply. Place all three in shopping cart and price will come down to $7.00. Ravelry Store.

Modern Blanket of Flowers – Yarn Idea

Found a new yarn suggestion for Modern Blanket of Flowers. Many people love the sample but the original yarn is hard to find. I worked up a swatch in King Cole Riot Chunky – and there is a similar look with King Cole Riot DK if you prefer – in colorway Turkish Delight, and I used Stylecraft Special Chunky in Dark Brown for the solid color.

Pattern here: Modern Blanket of Flowers on Ravelry, or here Modern Blanket of Flowers on Etsy.

Chunky:
King Cole Riot Chunky at Wool Warehouse.
At Deramores. Need about 10 skeins.

Stylecraft Special Chunky at Woolwarehouse.
At Deramores. Need about 7 skeins.

DK – could not find the Turkish Delight colorway, but Funky, Urban, and Mystique would work. Need about 5 skeins of Riot DK, 3 skeins of Stylecraft Special DK.

Pattern Testing Pool

Savannah Round Ripple

Have a new pattern to test and would like to establish a “Pool” of testers. Pattern is easy to intermediate. I would like to have Ravelry project pages for the pattern, and see the pattern in larger sizes than the sample, so if you think you would like to make the pattern now please join the test. I will take a great number of testers, so if you are interested, please jump in.

Requirements: Weekly feedback on your progress, a Ravelry project page with photos.

I am sending the pattern out now as a Ravelry gift to testers. All are welcome, the pattern is mostly fine, just want project pages with photos, and to establish a reliable pool of testers. If you join just to get the pattern and do not provide feedback and a Rav project page with finished photos then I will not consider you for future tests. Thanks. 🙂

More info on my Ravelry board, where we will be discussing the test:

Last days for BOGO

Last days for Buy One Get One Free in my Ravelry Store , until 5/11/18. Put two patterns or e-books in cart, lower priced is free, no coupon needed. Here is Spiral Hexaround, Memories, Midday Mandala, and Sweet Pea. https://www.ravelry.com/designers/julie-yeager #crochet #crochetafghan #crochetblanket #crochetersofinstagram #crochetdesigner #julieyeager #julieyeagerdesigns #julieanny #crochetalongwithjulieanny

New Pattern – Hexaflower

Hexaflower Motif and Half-Motif
I love to crochet with Caron Cakes; the wool/acrylic blend is enjoyable to work with and the colors are fabulous. Each skein features five bright colors and I designed this motif to use precisely the amount of yarn in one color change; you will get seven motifs from each skein. Eight skeins will give you a nice size throw of about 45” x 58” but size is up to you.

The pattern can also be used for a three-color motif. Pattern for a half-motif is included, border pattern is not included. A few post stitches and clusters but mostly basic crochet stitches.

Purchase this pattern and take advantage of my Buy One, Get One Free in my Ravelry Store until May 11, 2018. Place two patterns in your shopping cart and the lower priced pattern will be free.

Pattern support on my Ravelry Board and Facebook Crochet-A-Long Page. Purchase yarn here: Michael’s.

New Pattern – All the Colors – Simple Striped Blanket

All the Colors – Simple Striped Blanket.

I designed this baby blanket for the complete Stone Washed XL/River Washed XL Colour Pack of 50 – 15g mini-skeins. This pattern beautifully showcases all 50 shades.

Blanket using complete Colour Pack measures 28” x 43” ( 71 x 109 cm). Border adds about 2 inches (5 cm.)

Easy to crochet and the pattern is completely reversible with the same nubby texture on both sides.

Pattern can be completed with only the Colour Pack but I added an optional border which needs an additional 2.5 skeins.

Purchase this pattern and take advantage of my Buy One, Get One Free in my Ravelry Store until May 11, 2018.

Pattern support on my Ravelry Board and Facebook Crochet-A-Long Page. Purchase Colour Pack.

SPRING SALE BOGO: April 28, 2018 through Midnight EST May 11, 2018, buy one pattern at regular price, add another pattern to cart for free, in my Ravelry Store. Which ones are you looking at? https://www.ravelry.com/designers/julie-yeager.

Have you ever wanted a yarn bowl?

 

I’ve been intrigued by the idea of a yarn bowl for quite a while now, and wanted to share a great deal I’ve come across.  Darn Good Yarns is unique yarn company with an interesting website worth checking out.  For the month of April they are offering a 50% discount on ceramic yarn bowls when you check out using Coupon Code YB50.  Take a look!    Besides its utility in keeping your yarn ball from running across the room, it also looks pretty if you want to keep your current project in the livingroom.  I have an affiliate relationship with them so will receive a commission if you purchase through this link –  Darn Good Yarn Bowl!

Let me know if you get one!

 

Free Pattern: Gretchen Afghan Square

I’m excited to be featured as the designer of the next square in the Moogly Blog Afghan Square CAL 2018!

Here is Gretchen Afghan Square, named after a talented crafter with wonderful color sense.  I’ve made a few changes since the original version, and give two options for the first few rounds.

I used Red Heart With Love, a soft and squishy acrylic that is a joy to work with.  Thanks to Tamara of Mooglyblog.com for featuring my design, and thanks to Red Heart Yarns for providing me with the yarn.  See all colors here:  Red Heart with Love at Joann.com .

There is a paid version of the pattern in my Ravelry Store for only $2.99, and see all of my afghan and afghan square designs on Ravelry, Etsy, or LoveKnitting.

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Gretchen Afghan Square

by Julie Yeager Designs

12” Afghan Square (Work through Round 9 for 9” Version)- Alternate Version on Right

Materials: Suggested Yarn – Red Heart with Love   Suggested Hook Size: Size J (6.0 mm)

A:  Aran          B:  Tan             C: Lettuce        D: Iced Aqua or Cornsilk        E: Taupe

Pattern uses American crochet terms.

Gauge:  4 1/2” after 4 rounds, 9” after 9 rounds.

Abbreviations and Special Stitches

Sc – single crochet                  dc – double crochet                hdc – half double crochet

sl – slip                                    ch– chain                                  st – stitch

sp – space                               yo – yarn over                         tr – treble crochet

FPdtr – Front post double treble crochet: YO three times, insert hook around post of designated stitch, yo, pull yarn through (you will have 5 loops on hook). (YO and pull through 2 loops) x 4.

Shell – 5 dc in one st

Dtr – Double treble crochet: YO three times, insert hook in designated stitch, yo, pull yarn through (you will have 5 loops on hook). (YO and pull through 2 loops) x 4

Note:  Ch-2 at the beginning of a round counts as a hdc; ch-3 at the beginning of a round counts as a dc; and ch4 at the beginning of a round counts as a tr.

Instructions

Round 1: With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. Ch 1, 12 hdc in ring, sl st to first hdc. Fasten off. (12 hdc)

Round 2: Join B with slip st in any st, ch 3, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next 11 st, sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (24 dc)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) eleven times, dc in next st, sl st to top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off. (36 dc)

Round 4: Join A with sc in first dc of any paired dc (2 dc worked in same st in previous round), sc in next st, FPdtr in hdc below in Round 1. Not skipping any st in Round 3, (sc in next 3 st, FPdtr in hdc below in Round 1) eleven times, sc in next st, join with sl st to first sc of round. (36 sc, 12 FPdtr)

Round 5: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st. (Sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st, shell in next st) eleven times, sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st, join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off. (12 shells, 12 sc)

Round 6: Join C with sc in any sc, ch 2, sc in same st as first sc. [Ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 5, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next sc for corner] three times, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 5, sl st in first sc of round. (Per Side:  corner of (sc,ch 2, sc), 2 ch-5 sp, 1 ch-4 sp, 2 sc)

Round 7: Sl st into ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp. [5 sc in ch-5 sp, 4 sc in ch-4 sp, 5 sc in ch-5 sp,(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp for corner] three times, 5 sc in ch-5 sp, 4 sc in ch-4 sp, 5 sc in ch-5 sp, sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (Per side:  corner of ch-2, 14 sc, 6 dc)

Round 8: Join D with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 2, (hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in same sp for corner. [Hdc in next 8 st, sc in next 4 st, hdc in next 8 st, (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp for corner] three times, hdc in next 8 st, sc in next 4 st, hdc in next 8 st, sl st to top of beginning ch-2. Fasten off. (Per side:  corner of ch-1, 20 hdc, 4 sc)

Round 9: Join E with sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), dc in same sp. [Dc in next 24 st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp for corner] three times, dc in next 24 st, sl st to third ch of beginning ch-4. Fasten off. (Per side:  corner of ch-1, 26 dc)

Round 10: Join A with sl st in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 4, 6 tr in same sp. [Sk 1 st, (sc in next st, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st) four times, sc in next st, 7 tr in ch-1 sp for corner] three times, sk 1 st, (sc in next st, sk 2 st, shell in next st, sk 2 st) four times, sc in next st, sl st to top of beg ch-4. Fasten off. (Per side:  corner of 7-tr, 20 dc, 5 sc)

Round 11: Join C with sc in 4th tr of any corner, 2 sc in same st. [(Sc in next 2 st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next st) five times, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st] three times, (sc in next 2 st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next st) five times, sc in next st, sl st to first sc of round. Fasten off. (Per side:  34 st)

Round 12: Join E with sl st in 2nd sc of any corner, (ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st for corner. [Dc in next 33 st, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st for corner] three times, dc in next 33 st, sl st to top of beginning ch3.  Fasten off or continue to Round 13. (Per side:  corner of ch-1, 37 dc)

Round 13: (Optional) Ch 1, sc in same and next st. [(3 sc in ch-1 sp for corner), sc in next 37 st] three times, 3 sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 35 st, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.  (Per side: 40 sc)

 

Alternate Beginning Rounds (Old version of pattern, pictured on right)

Round 1: With A, ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. Ch 1, 12 hdc in ring, sl st to first hdc. Fasten off. (12 hdc)

Round 2: Working in BLO (Back Loops Only) for this round only, join B with slip st in BLO any st, ch 3, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next 11 st, sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (24 dc)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) eleven times, dc in next st, sl st to top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off. (36 dc)

Round 4: Join A with sc in first dc of any paired dc (2 dc worked in same st in previous round), sc in next 2 st, dtr in FLO (Front Loop Only) st below in Round 1. Not skipping any st in Round 3, (sc in next 3 st, dtr in FLO st below in Round 1) eleven times, sc in next st, join with sl st to first sc of round. (36 sc, 12 dtr)

 

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