Monthly Archives: December 2018

BAW 2019 Palette Suggestions

BLOCK of the WEEK coming soon, buy your yarn now to take advantage of Holiday Sales.  There are going to be 48 patterns for 12″ blocks so you will have enough for 2 or 3 afghans.  Using worsted or aran each block takes about 80 grams of yarn, so plan accordingly.  I started with about 1600 grams for each project and I’ll buy more later if needed.  Dye lot does not matter much for these multicolored blocks.  Here are some suggestions:

  1.  Buy pre-made palettes – Sometimes I find the nicest palette collected for another blanket project.  Don’t you love when someone coordinates for you?  Check out the designer shops at Wool Warehouse and Deramores for the expert advice.
  2.  I’m making my first one with Scheepjes Stonewashed XL:  32 skeins should yield 20-24 blocks.  I’m using 12 colors:  3 each of Canada Jade,  Deep Amethyst, Lemon Quartz, Coral,  and 2 each of Lilac Quartz, Brown Agate, Peridot, Enstatite, Morganite, Yellow Jasper, and Boulder Opal with about 6 skeins of Lepidolite for join and border.  Try Wool Warehouse or Deramores.
  3. Found this new yarn I like – Studio Classic by Nicole only available at A.C. Moore.  I’m going with one skein each of Purple, Soft Purple, Orchid, Antique White, Orange and (not shown) Leaf Green, Soft Gold, and Deep Brown to surround each block and border.
  4. Vanna’s Choice you will need about 16 skeins to start.  A similar palette can be made with 2 skeins each of Purple, Dusty Purple, Terracotta, Fisherman, Dusty Green, Mustard, and 4 skeins of Chocolate for border.  Get it at Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or Joann.

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BAWJ2019 Tote Bag Info

I’m getting excited about our upcoming Block of the Week Crochet Along 2019 to begin on January 7, 2019. 

Thanks to U2Sadie for this rendition of the offered patterns.

EDIT 2/26/19: TOTE BAG now available without patterns – Tote Bag alone in this Etsy Listing. EDIT 1/7/19: TOTE BAG now available with any $25.00 purchase from my Ravelry Store or Etsy Store. Free shipping in U.S. ; International shipping at cost. The International Shipping can be calculated in the Etsy shop listing. PM me.

I’ve put together a package for Eighteen 12″ afghan square patterns by Julie Yeager with a free tote bag.

Purchase 18 afghan square patterns and receive this attractive and functional custom tote bag for the yarn and supplies you will need for the Block of the Week with JulieAnny 2019 as a free bonus. Large capacity tote with snap fastener – keep your yarn inside and use three outside pockets for your hooks, pattern, scissors, and notions.

Bag as shown in a pretty burgundy/beige two-tone with tan handles. Tote measures about 13″ x 12.5″ x 4″ and handle length is 24″. will Fits five giant 7 oz skeins (1000 grams) or over 30 small skeins (1500 grams.)

Come Crochet Along with us on my Ravelry board  and Facebook Group (Crochet-A-Long with JulieAnny) starting January 7, 2019 as we work on a different free afghan square pattern for each week of 2019 (about 48 blocks – December is for joining and border.) Patterns will be announced here on the blog. The work of 40 talented designers will be featured, and I will fill in with my own designs, including several new designs.

Purchase these 18 patterns as a digital download on Ravelry for $26.75 and I will mail the tote bag free to your US address.  Check out my Etsy listing for International shipping options.  Edited to add:  Offer of free tote bag applies to any purchase of $25.00 in my Rav or Etsy shop. Don’t forget BOGO18 good until January 31, 2019.  PM me your address for mailing.

(These patterns were included in a previous CAL and can be mixed and matched with this years’ 48 squares. Patterns include In Treble, JulieAnny’s Stained Glass Afghan Square, Eight-Pointed Flower, Sun Catcher, Catalina, Clusters, Spiky Circle, Margaret, Spiral Circle to Square, Fantastic, Firenze, Floral Fantasy, Heart to Heart, Holiday Ornament, Loopy, Mum in Treble, Viva la Vida, and Sweet and Fair.)

End of Year BOGO Sale

Now until January 4, 2019, all patterns on sale with Buy One Get One Free in my entire Ravelry shop with Coupon Code BOGO18. Link:…

If you only buy on Etsy, send me a message and I can work out the BOGO there.

Are you getting excited about our 2019 Crochet Along – Block of the Week?  I’m working on yarn packs and color suggestions.  Stay tuned.

Geoff Y did a great job with Moroccan Lattice: