Caron X Pantone (pronounced Caron and Pantone) is a perfectly coordinated fun little yarn composed of five mini-hanks of 20 g, about 25 yards each of five colors in an aran-weight acrylic/nylon/wool blend. Recommended needle size is 6 mm (US 10 or US K hook) but I think it works well on smaller needles/hooks as well. Right now it is only available at Michaels store and Michael’s online. Regular price is $7.99 but I paid $4.80 with a 40% off coupon. I had great fun separating the five mini-hanks. They have to be wound before use; I looped the mini-hank across the top screen of my laptop to unwind and hand rolled them into little center-pull balls. The yarn is silky smooth and fun to work with. The 9 plies tend to separate (split) but its silky character makes it easy to frog and easy to untangle. This link will lead you to the Michael’s site with a hank of plain off-white, but click on over to Faerie Cakes or any of 25 other pretty options. I am working on a fairisle hat design with this yarn but in the meantime I have to show you what I made: This Baa-ble hat (bairns version) by Donna Smith is one of my favorite patterns to knit and it looks so pretty in this yarn. I used Faerie Cake and a little bit of dark brown from another skein. I miscounted my gauge so I’m going to rip it out and start over but just wanted to show the beautiful colors. Click here for the off-white, but click through and purchase anything at the Michael’s site and I will get a commission. Thanks!
See my new Affiliate banner for Vanna’s Choice – one of my favorite Lion Brand Yarns. Also check out the One Dollar Sale bin at Lion Brand Yarn – see all the selections – Woolspun $1.00! I love Woolspun for a nice warm hat, works up quickly with great stitch definition. Other yarns: Select colors in Heartland, Textures, WoolEase Thick and Quick.
If you enter the Lion Brand site through any of my links and buy something, I get a commission, so you can enter through a Vanna’s Choice link and purchase Mandala or Jeans, but I will still get credit. Thanks for thinking of me with your next yarn buy!
BOGO Time! Whether squares, octagons, hexagons,or more, you’ll find something you’ve just got to crochet in my end of summer sale. All patterns and e-books in my Ravelry Store are included in this promotion. Buy One, Get One Free. No Coupon Code necessary. Now through September 5, 2018. Happy Crocheting! https://www.ravelry.com/designers/julie-yeager. #crochet
Choose your favorite color-changing yarn and enjoy crocheting the simple spiral hexagons of my Spiral Hexaround pattern. This lovely by Aratika. Pattern here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spiral-hexaround
Seven carefully written Afghan Square patterns – check out this bundle in my Ravelry Store, all 7 patterns for $10 – good until August 5, 2018.
Place all seven patterns in your shopping cart and price will come down to $10.00.
Patterns (clockwise from upper left): Floral Fantasy, April Showers, Susana, Rosa de los Vientos, Sunflower Too, Loopy, Estrella.
Alphabetical order: April Showers, Estrella, Floral Fantasy, Loopy, Rosa de los Vientos, Sunflower Too, Susana
New Pattern available now for two fun granny squares that can be combined to form a gingham-like pattern. Squares as shown measure 5” square with aran weight yarn and a 5.0 (H) hook but you can use your favorite yarn and appropriate hook.
Make Square # 1 using Color A (white or light color) for the star and Color B (medium tone) for the surrounding rounds.
Make Square # 2 in solid Color A (white or light color) and solid Color C (dark shade of Color B)
Alternate the squares as shown to make a gingham look. Add your project page and we can admire your finished blankets.
Free Coupon Code is FFF (which means Free For Fans,) good until September 30, 2018. Would love to see your finished blankets; make a Ravelry Project page to help spread the word about my patterns. See my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group for pattern support, Like me on Facebook, and follow me on Instagram to keep up with the latest designs!
New CAL on my Facebook Group – Crochet Along with JulieAnny – is Gothic Windows Throw! Get the pattern for only $2.99 with discount code CAL. Pattern is fun and easy and the size can be customized to any size square or rectangle. Join in and let us know what yarn and colors you are thinking about. Any questions, I am available to answer. Pattern support also available on my Ravelry board.
My next MysteryGhan will start in January 2019. September CAL will be announced soon.
New Pattern – Gothic Windows Throw – Easy granny octagons and squares, use up scraps and unify it with a main color. Joined with a slip stitch join. I used about 1050 meters total (1150 yards) with 300 meters (328 yards) of Main Color (blue) for border and join. Only $3.99 in my Ravelry Store.
Nice size as shown for a baby blanket, baby floor mat, or lap throw.
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.