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Free Patterns and Deals

Just want to apologize for posting an advertising post yesterday with no valuable content. To make up for that, want to remind you of the free patterns and free coupon codes that are currently available from Julie Yeager Designs. 

As an independent designer, I rely on sales of my patterns to keep my business going. My patterns are available for sale on Ravelry, Etsy, and Love Crafts. To give you a taste of my pattern-writing style and to participate with special events, I offer several free patterns.  Permanently free on this blog are Fantastic, Sweet and Fair, Gretchen, Gentle Waves Hat, and Strawberry Blossom. Free on Ravelry with Coupon Code until 12/31/2021 are Clusters (code is BAWJ), Buffalo Plaid (code is Plaid), Candice Head Wrap ( code is candiceheadwrap), and Star Gingham (code is FFF.)  Also, all 4.99 afghan square patterns are Buy One, Get One Free, just put two in cart. Also, 20% off each purchase with JULIE20.  

So that’s the rundown on current promotions. Thank you to all who purchase my patterns and buy yarn through my affiliate links! I really appreciate you!

photo credits to: marianapaula, cuddlycritter, primrosejill, chitweed, Starbaby, and louisewh.

Yay Crochet Kits

As many of you know, I am a new Affiliate at KnitPicks/WeCrochet and receive a commission each time you purchase from KnitPicks and/or We Crochet from one of my links here on the blog. KnitPicks has long been known for affordable quality yarns and are launching a new focus directed toward crocheters with the same fabulous yarn selection now branded as We Crochet. Just letting you know about this fun offer that they are running called Yay Crochet Kits that I know some of you would be interested in:

Yay Crochet Kits are DEEPLY discounted kits that include WeCrochet Magazine Issue 2, assorted tools, and yarn that you can use to make some of the projects in the magazine.

The $25 Yay Crochet Kit ($100 value – 75% off) contains:

  • WeCrochet Magazine Issue 2
  • Yay Crochet! Enamel Pin (kit exclusive, not available separately)
  • 2 skeins of CotLin Yarn (Color included in kit: Mustard Seed)
  • 3 skeins of Dishie Yarn (Color included in kit: Silver)
  • WeCrochet Bright Crochet Hook Set
  • WeCrochet Hook Case (Color included in kit: Silver Sparkle)
  • Coffee. Crochet. Sleep. Repeat. Project Bag

The $15 Yay Crochet Kit ($39 value – 62% off) contains:

  • WeCrochet Magazine Issue 2
  • Yay Crochet! Enamel Pin (kit exclusive, not available separately)
  • 2 skeins of CotLin Yarn (Color included in kit: Surf)
  • Clover Soft Touch D/3.25mm crochet hook

Check them out, and while you are there look at all the beautiful yarn KnitPicks/We Crochet has to offer.

NEXT CAL – JA GRANNY

Time to get your yarn ready for the next CAL, called JulieAnny Granny Blanket, and we will begin February 28, 2020 on my Ravelry board and my Facebook CAL group . Join in and add to the chat! Get the pattern now for FREE if you post a finished photo of MysteryGhan 2020 (Octa’Ghan) on a Ravelry project page, OR at 20% off with Coupon Code JULIE20, OR with 40% off with the Coupon Code you received in your last MysteryGhan Update.

As written and pictured, the pattern requires 12 skeins of Color Made Easy by Lion Brand Yarn, (5 Birch, 4 Malachite, 2 Blue Moon, 1 Kingfisher) and a K (6.5) hook. The pattern is adaptable to almost any size square – I will be publishing an update for a second version with 12 squares of 16 inches each, and you will need 20 skeins of Knit Picks Brava Bulky (4 skeins Cobblestone Heather, 4 skeins Silver, 4 skeins Dove Heather, 4 skeins Denim, and 4 skeins Sky) and an H (5.0) hook. If you purchase yarn through any of my links I will receive a commission, thank you.

MysteryGhan Week 7/8

MysteryGhan now named Octo’Ghan! We have come to the final Week of our Mystery’Ghan 2020 – Week 7 and Week 8 clues are posted on Ravelry and you should have received an email and an update in your Ravelry library. There were a couple of typos in the first version so I’ve already updated with a version 2. This week we tackle the border, and there are three options to choose from. Option 1 is for a 3.5 inch border and good if you are using the Stone Washed XL yarn pack and have limited yarn remaining. Option 2 is for a deeper border that can be expanded as large as you like. After I completed my afghan with Option 2, I realized I had too many stitches in each round as I had miscalculated the rate of increase needed for an octagon blanket. As my testers worked out Option 2, I saw that an Option 3 could happen, with Jacob’s Ladder braided stitch in the corners. I think it looks cute either way! Can’t wait to see what you all come up with, please share photos in the Ravelry thread and the Facebook CAL group . Join in and add to the chat!

Thanks to everyone who orders their yarn through my links. It really brightens my day when I see that someone thought of me before ordering. I get notifications of the date and amount, but of course, I do not know who placed the order so I am grateful to you anonymous kind people. If you are thinking of ordering online from  Wool WarehouseLion Brand Yarn,  Yarnspirations, Deramores, or KnitPicks/WeCrochet, please click this or any of my links or banners and I will get credit.

Don’t forget to post a photo of your finished MysteryGhan on your Ravelry project page, and I will send you the pattern free for JulieAnny Granny Blanket, our next CAL beginning February 28, 2020. For the JulieAnny Granny as written, you will need 12 skeins of Color Made Easy by Lion Brand Yarn, (5 Birch, 4 Malachite, 2 Blue Moon, 1 Kingfisher.) For a second version with 12 squares of 16 inches each, you will need 20 skeins of Knit Picks Brava Bulky (4 skeins Cobblestone Heather, 4 skeins Silver, 4 skeins Dove Heather, 4 skeins Denim, and 4 skeins Sky.)

CAL – JulieAnny Granny

Next CAL – JulieAnny Granny Blanket

A new take on the traditional granny square, with a pattern that does not skew, no matter how big it gets! With over 5 pounds of yarn and a generous size of 72” x 72” , this heavy blanket will soothe you into slumber. Your own crocheted weighted blanket is here!

For my sample, I used 12 skeins of bulky weight Color Made Easy and a K hook, using 5 skeins of Birch (cream), 4 skeins of Malachite (green), 2 skeins of Blue Moon, and one skein of Kingfisher (teal.)

In a traditional giant granny square blanket, the rounds tend to skew after a certain size, and some people turn the piece at the end of each round to prevent the skew. With this pattern, no turning is necessary, and square remains perfect all through up to my finished 72” size. Fun and easy to memorize, use your color imagination and basic crochet stitches to create your own unique masterpiece.

Crochet Along with this pattern and its smaller adaptations on my Ravelry Board and Facebook Crochet-A-Long with JulieAnny Group starting February 28, 2020. Use discount code JULIE20 for 20% off the price of the pattern, good indefinitely.

If you Crocheted Along with MysteryGhan 2020, post a finished afghan photo of your MysteryGhan 2020 on a Ravelry project page and I will send you this pattern for free, PM me.

Sign up for updates on my blog to receive news of new patterns and CALs. Purchase yarn through my links on the blog and I will receive a commission, thanks!  DeramoresWool WarehouseLion Brand Yarn,  Yarnspirations, and KnitPicks/We Crochet.

MysteryGhan 2020 Wk 6

Week 6 of our Mystery’Ghan 2020 is posted on Ravelry and you should have received an email and an update in your Ravelry library. This week we tackle the join. I added some photos in the Ravelry thread and the Facebook CAL group to help. Join in and add to the chat! I love to see what you come up with.

Thanks to everyone who orders their yarn through my links. It really brightens my day when I see that someone thought of me before ordering. I get notifications of the date and amount, but of course, I do not know who placed the order so I am grateful to you anonymous kind people. If you are thinking of ordering online from  Wool WarehouseLion Brand Yarn,  Yarnspirations, or KnitPicks/WeCrochet, please click this or any of my links or banners and I will get credit.

Stay tuned – this CAL is winding down – border next week!

Mystery’Ghan 2020 Wk 4 &5

Week 4 and 5 of our MysteryGhan 2020 are now available for download on Ravelry. Free sign-up ends today, but if you have downloaded the pattern you will receive updates at no charge. Any problems let me know. I will usually post the clue at 11 PM EST the day before so that we all have the clue in our hands on Friday; remaining clues every Friday until Feb 14. (I am planning to combine Clue 7 and 8 but not sure yet.)

This week we have a surprise! Can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

Tips, sharing, photos, and chatting are in full swing on my Ravelry Board and my Facebook Crochet-Along Group. The pattern is presented as a Mystery, so please do not post spoiler photos in the first photo of your project or on the boards except in designated spots.


While you are here on the blog, please clink on my links to purchase yarn and I will receive a commission. Yarn Packs are available in my Designer Store at Deramores. Click into the site from here, buy anything, and I will get credit, thanks! I also have an affiliate relationship with Wool WarehouseLion Brand Yarn,  Yarnspirations, and KnitPicks/WeCrochet.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here is a free Coupon Code for Heart to Heart Afghan Block, good until end of February 2020: HEART. If you finish the block, please make a Ravelry project page or share photo on social media.

Mystery’Ghan 2020 Wk 3

Week Three of our MysteryGhan 2020 is now available for download on Ravelry, still free with Coupon Code Mghan2020 until January 31, 2020.  I will usually post the clue at 11 PM EST the day before so that we all have the clue in our hands on Friday; remaining clues every Friday until Feb 21.

Tips, sharing, photos, and chatting are in full swing on my Ravelry Board and my Facebook Crochet-Along Group. The pattern is presented as a Mystery, so please do not post spoiler photos in the first photo of your project or on the boards except in designated spots.


Pattern is free with Coupon Code during the CAL until January 31, 2020. Code is Mghan2020, enter as prompted on the Ravelry purchase link. While you are here on the blog, please clink on my links to purchase yarn and I will receive a commission. Yarn Packs are available in my Designer Store at Deramores. Click into the site from here, buy anything, and I will get credit, thanks! I also have an affiliate relationship with Wool Warehouse, Lion Brand YarnYarnspirations, and KnitPicks/WeCrochet.

MysteryGhan 2020 Week 1

Week One of our MysteryGhan 2020 is now available for download on Ravelry, still free with Coupon Code Mghan2020 until January 31, 2020. If you downloaded the Mini-Clue, then you have already received your update notification. I will usually post the clue at 11 PM EST the day before so that we all have the clue in our hands on Friday.

Clue Schedule:

Week 1 – January 3, 2020

Week 2 – January 10, 2020

Week 3 – January 17, 2020

Week 4 – January 24, 2020

Week 5 – January 31, 2020

Week 6 – February 7, 2020

Week 7 – February 14, 2020

Week 8 – February 21, 2020

Tips, sharing, photos, and chatting are in full swing on my Ravelry Board and my Facebook Crochet-Along Group. The pattern is presented as a Mystery, so please do not post spoiler photos in the first photo of your project or on the boards except in designated spots.

Pattern is free with Coupon Code during the CAL until January 31, 2020. Code is Mghan2020, enter as prompted on the Ravelry purchase link. While you are here on the blog, please clink on my links to purchase yarn and I will receive a commission. Yarn Packs are available in my Designer Store at Deramores. Click into the site from here, buy anything, and I will get credit, thanks! I also have an affiliate relationship with Wool WarehouseLion Brand Yarn,  Yarnspirations, and KnitPicks/WeCrochet. 

Pattern in an aran-weight yarn requires about 3200 yards for a finished size of 66” square. In dk weight, less yarn is needed but the sizing will be smaller, about 44″ square, but I have worked out an adaptation for a 44″ x 54″ rectangle version. Will also suggest border enlargement ideas at the end.

Pattern consists of many motifs with a simple join and a surprise ending. Designed for the intermediate crochet or advanced beginner – some post stitches, popcorns, and interesting techniques, but mostly easy, like all my patterns.

Please make a Ravelry project page and spread the word on social media! Use hashtags #crochetalongwithjulieanny #mysteryghan2020 #mghan2020

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. Look for good prices at DeramoresWool WarehouseLion Brand YarnYarnspirations, or KnitPicks/WeCrochet. Thanks for thinking of me when you make your next yarn purchase.

New Affiliate – Knit Picks and We Crochet

I’m excited to announce that I have a new affiliate partnership with Knit Picks and its new crochet-centric site, We Crochet. When you click on the links or banners on my blog to purchase yarn at Knit Picks and/or We Crochet, I will receive a commission. Thanks for thinking of me when you make your next yarn haul from Knit Picks/We Crochet! (UPDATE: If you place an order from Knitpicks by clicking through one of my links, send me a PM with the date and amount of the order and I will send you a pattern of your choice from my Ravelry Store.)

I’ve used several Knit Picks yarns in the past, and found their quality, selection, value, and delivery service to be top-notch. I’m planning some awesome projects and Crochet A Longs in 2020 featuring Knit Picks yarn, and cannot wait to further delve into their offerings.

Click here to enter the site KnitPicks/WeCrochet, and check out this offer at We Crochet – click here and get a free We Crochet magazine with any $20.00 purchase with code 1MAGFREE at checkout.