Today I’m taking a break from designing to crochet something fun and learn new techniques. I’m following Chi-Chi on her keitopalette blog as today is the first part of her new pattern release called Around the Bases. I thought it would be a good way to use some of my Vanna’s Choice Baby Colors, since they are being discontinued and I can’t use them for designing anymore. For my center square, I’ve chosen the square from The Enchanted Garden by Courtney Laube as it combines the work of two of my favorite designers, Joyce Lewis and Dedri Uys. There is so much exciting crochet these days!
I am working on three blanket patterns right now, with yarn support by a major yarn company. (EXCITING!) The first is a simple and repetitive pattern, suitable for beginners. The second is a floral-based motif afghan that is fun and beautiful. The third is in the infancy stages but will BLOW YOUR MIND! Heehee, it is super-cool.
Still hoping for a Mystery Afghan by the end of Summer. I have a few ideas but nothing concrete yet. I like to make the mysteries mysterious, so you don’t know what’s coming as you get the clues week by week. This makes the design process a challenge. I’m sure it work out, and it will be a FREE pattern.
For 2016, I’m thinking of a Hexagon of the Month Club. 🙂
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So excited to be part of the National Crochet Month Blog Tour 2015 on Crochetville today!
As a proud stop on the Tour, I am Offering $1.99 off the price of one of my $1.99 patterns with Coupon Code
and $1.50 off the price of any pattern in my Ravelry Store with Coupon Code
for the rest of the month.
Also, starting today, I will be releasing daily clues for the next 8 days for a free 12″ afghan square called “Fantastic!” Afghan Square. Come back each day for the next 8 days for a new clue. I used four colors of Vanna’s Choice and a J hook. See post below for clue. Enjoy!
It is almost March 10! Well, it actually is in some parts of the world. I am one of the featured crochet bloggers on Crochetville.com today. After you read all about me – it’s all about me, hm? – come back here and grab your first clue for the Fantastic! Afghan Square. It’s 10 PM at night here and I’m wondering when I should post it? I am up early to take my daughter to the bus tomorrow so I’ll post it at about 8 AM Eastern Time. See you then!
I am trying to make my blog a go-to crochet site! It is a learning experience. Trying to figure out how to let people know that there is a new post. Do I do that by email list, and if so, how do I collect email addresses. I’m sure I’ll figure it out. 🙂
Crochetville.com is interviewing crochet designers every day this month in honor of National Crochet Month and it is very interesting to read about all the designers. Someone we know will be interviewed later in the month. 🙂
In the meantime, there are daily giveaways and fun contests, check it out!
March is National Crochet Month. In honor of such, you need to go crochet one of my patterns! Here is a coupon code worth $1.99 off any of my $1.99 patterns- julie. Another code is for $1.50 off any one pattern in my Ravelry Store -NCM. Offers expire April 1, 2015. Please link to this blog and do not share the coupon code. Share the link to my blog. Thanks!
It’s still cold outside – go make a blanket!
I am working on a few new patterns these days. The first is a crocheted full-size blanket pattern inspired by the motifs in Norwegian knit sweaters. Sometimes my designs morph away from their inspiration, so let’s see what happens. 🙂 I’m planning a Crochet-A-Long for January on my Ravelry board; stay tuned for details.
I’m also working on unique ripple-patterned scarf using self-striping yarn. I was so happy with the way the self-striping yarn worked in Modern Blanket of Flowers and wanted to do a scarf using ripples rather than motifs.
During breaks at work I’ve been working on Perfectly Stretchy Watch Cap, a unisex knit hat that is perfectly stretchy. I’ve noticed that all the hats this season lean toward the slouchy, hmm?
In the meantime, try my Holiday Ornament Afghan Square, a 12″ afghan pattern that utilizes some of my favorite techniques. It’s free, and designed to make you fall in love with my patterns. It is one of the featured blocks this month on Ravelry’s Block of the Month board. Share your results on my Ravelry board or on my Facebook page. I’d love to see it in a full afghan, but it would also look great in a Christmas sampler afghan.
Check out all my patterns at my Ravelry store.