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How Creative!

Recently discovered this beautiful finished blanket stitched by Ravelry user “Taemombo” – she combined the beautiful overlay designs of Lillabjorn Crochets (Labyrinth Mandala and Celtic Cabled Mandala )in the framework of my Summer Mosaic.  (She used the triangles and corners from my design.)  The squares were Waldo’s Puzzle by Chris Simon.  SO breathtakingly beautiful!  See more info about the construction of this piece on Lillabjorn’s Crochet blog.

Nuts About Squares

For those of you who can’t get enough of afghan squares (guilty!), I am excited to announce that two of my designs will be included in an afghan block CAL called “Nuts about Squares,” coordinated by Esther of It’s All in a Nutshell. Esther is a designer and blogger who makes wonderful step-by-step videos. You have probably seen her work with Sophie’s Universe and the latest Scheepjes Hygge Shawl CAL.

Check out Esther’s blog for all the details: It’s All in a Nutshell.

Starts March 31 and there are 3 lovely yarn packs put together for it, please purchase through Esther’s Blog.

Can’t wait to see the videos, especially for my blocks hehe.

 

CALs Past Present and Future

How is everyone doing with our current CAL, Memories?  Here are a few pretty finished versions, by Isabella106 and DakotaStamper.  I love how everyone puts their special touch on the patterns.

Here are a couple of standouts from our last CAL, Spiral Hexaround, by marjos and crankyangel:

Here’s a version I did in Stone Washed XL with a single crochet edging:

I’m very excited about the next CAL – March-May, it is an original design and I’m trying to get yarn packs arranged.  The pattern will be a paid pattern with a pre-CAL discount.  Coming soon!

June-July – Free CAL to one of my old patterns.  Maybe we’ll do a vote!  Hexaghan or September Morning?

August-October – MYSTERYGHAN 2017 – Free up until the start of the CAL, like we did last year.

I also have a few more afghan patterns in the works – not sure of timeline!

🙂

 

New Affiliate – (Bargains) – Fabric.com

I have a new affiliate online seller – Fabric.com – and they have a nice selection of yarn and crochet tools.  I found my favorite Susan Bates Bamboo Handle hook in size D (the size I was looking for) for only $1.78!  It is just the D size at this price but I’m buying 2!  Lots of nice random bargains on Fabric.com. (Look carefully at the prices!)   I bought a bunch of Berroco Comfort for my next design, yum.  If you get to the site through my links or banners and buy something,  I get a commission, and you get your same prices, thanks!

Sale at Deramores

 

Thanks to all who purchase their yarn through my links and banners.

Offer: 10% off at Deramores!

Code: DT4563

Valid: Now through August 22nd 2016

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What are you crocheting/knitting?

What are we crocheting/knitting now in January?  I’m waiting for the yarn packs for our next Crochet-A-Long to be ready. It is going to be a re-working of my Garden State Afghan and will be a free pattern given out over a period of 8 weeks. Here is a sneak peek:

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Planning future projects – I have a unique (paid) design coming up to rival Modern Blanket of Flowers in the beauty/style/ease of execution/fun department. Can’t wait to finish. Then our Summer 2016 free Mystery-A-Long is in the thinking stage and it will be awesome.

If you are interested in another afghan Block Crochet A Long, my good friend designer Margaret MacInnis is running a CAL on her Ravelry board and will be featuring a new block from “moi” in March. Get in on the fun with her group on Ravelry.  Her new Facebook page is  up now and she’s working on a blog.  Give her a “like” and tell her I sent you.  ;p