New Pattern ~ Chromatic Blanket ~ 50% off Limited Time

Chromatic Blanket Pattern
Chromatic Blanket Pattern

This colorful blanket is a great pattern for self-striping yarn.

The stitch pattern used to make the squares produces a subtle 3-dimensional square, and its generous size can be altered by making more or less squares.

Use promo code: color50 at checkout to receive discount. Offer good until Sunday Jan. 5th, 2014 midnight Pacific Time.

Click here to go get yours now!

Make with self-striping yarn in any combo of colors.
Make with self-striping yarn in any combo of colors.

 

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Happy Holidays And Here’s A New Motif

Snowflake Motif  made in finger weight yarn
Snowflake Motif
made in finger weight yarn

Happy Holidays everyone!

I have a new Motif of the Month, perfect for winter time. It’s the Snowflake Motif.

Granny squares, doilies, and snowflakes have been around forever. Making a snowflake in crochet is one of those rights of passage every crocheter should try once, so don’t you think it’s time?

This snowflake (made in yellow so you can see the stitches in my video tutorial) is fairly traditional and easy to work up in less than a hour. The snowflake in the video is made with fingering weight yarn, but you can use crochet thread as well. Or even go worsted weight and make an applique for a beanie or scarf.

Just as cute in worsted, only bigger.
Just as cute in worsted, only bigger.

Plus if you’ve ever wondered how to get your snowflakes super stiff, I show you how to block with  spray starch at the end of the video. Click on any picture to go download the pattern and watch the video.

Lefties click here for your video version.

Transforming Impractical Items Into Useful Tools #2: Shoe Dust Bags

Anyone actually store their shoes in these?
Anyone actually store their shoes in these?

Here is the second in a series of using forgotten items around your house and transforming them into useful needlework tools.

Shoe dust bags might be used by some on a regular basis, but for me, it’s extra packaging I don’t need — until now.

Instead of keeping my TOMS dust free, which I find funny because they are fairly inexpensive canvas shoes, I use my bag as a project container.

I can fit a multiple skein project in this big bag.
I can fit a multiple skein project in this big bag.

Most shoe dust bags come with a drawstring closure so it is the perfect bag to not only carry your project, but to run your tails through the closed opening while working it.

Now instead of shoving these bags into the corner of my closet, I use them to shove my projects into.

Have any regular household items you’ve transformed into fabulous crochet or knit accessories? Let us know below so we can try them too.

12 Days of Patterns for $1.20 ~ Day 12 ~ Scarves For All Seasons eBook

Scarves For All Seasons Regular Price $5.99
Scarves For All Seasons
Regular Price $5.99

Today’s bargain is the Scarves For All Seasons eBook

Today is the last day and I’m going out with a bang!

Get all of my best selling scarf and shawl patterns in one fabulous eBook — and get it all for only $1.20.

Ranging from easy to intermediate, there is a pattern for every level of crocheter.

Innovative designs are accompanied by stitch diagrams, full color photos and a technique section that covers all the stitches used throughout the book.

The patterns included are:

Richmond Infinity Lace Scarf,
Golden Gate Necklace Scarf,
Portola Shawl,
Simply Striped Scarf,
Special Yarn Scarf and
Glen Oaks Lacy Scarf.

The discount is already applied so there is no need for a promo code. Simply follow this link and add to your cart.

Today’s offer will be good until tomorrow, December 21, 8pm Pacific time. This promotion is not valid for previous purchases.

12 Days of Patterns for $1.20 ~ Day 11 ~ Verdant Shawl

Verdant Shawl Regular Price $3.99
Verdant Shawl
Regular Price $3.99

Today’s bargain is the Verdant Shawl

With its veined cables and scalloped edges the Verdant Shawl is a lightweight wrap that reminds me of leaves.

Worked in post stitches and double crochets the pattern repeat is easy to memorize and perform while watching TV.

The discount is already applied so there is no need for a promo code. Simply follow this link and add to your cart. Then check back tomorrow for the new deal (it will go up around 8 pm Pacific time). Or you can sign up to follow the blog (in the upper right hand corner) and get an email when the new deal is released so you’re sure not to miss it.

Today’s offer will be good until tomorrow, December 20, 8pm Pacific time. This promotion is not valid for previous purchases.

12 Days of Patterns for $1.20 ~ Day 10 ~ So Much Snow Cowl ~ 2 Ways

So Much Snow Cowl ~ 2 Ways Regular Price $4.99
So Much Snow Cowl ~ 2 Ways
Regular Price $4.99

Today’s bargain is the So Much Snow Cowl ~2 Ways

Get two patterns for the price of one!

Protect you and your little ones from the cold with these classic snowflake cowls.

The pattern includes both styles.

Using the recommended yarn (or just about any other skein of yarn), you can make both cowls from one skein of each color.

This cowl is the perfect size to wear either around your neck or around your head to keep your ears warm.

The discount is already applied so there is no need for a promo code. Simply follow this link and add to your cart. Then check back tomorrow for the new deal (it will go up around 8 pm Pacific time). Or you can sign up to follow the blog (in the upper right hand corner) and get an email when the new deal is released so you’re sure not to miss it.

Today’s offer will be good until tomorrow, December 19, 8pm Pacific time. This promotion is not valid for previous purchases.

12 Days of Patterns for $1.20 ~ Day 9 ~ Owl Basket

Owl Basket Regular Price $2.99
Owl Basket
Regular Price $2.99

Today’s bargain is the Owl Basket

This monochromatic owl basket is simple and chic with a twist. It’s generous size (28 inches around by 12 inches high) can hold three full size rolled up towels. But don’t stop there! Use it to hold toys in the kid’s room, or odds and ends in the living room. Using thick yarn it is sturdy and can stand up on it’s own, yet can collapse flat when not needed.

The discount is already applied so there is no need for a promo code. Simply follow this link and add to your cart. Then check back tomorrow for the new deal (it will go up around 8 pm Pacific time). Or you can sign up to follow the blog (in the upper right hand corner) and get an email when the new deal is released so you’re sure not to miss it.

Today’s offer will be good until tomorrow, December 18, 8pm Pacific time. This promotion is not valid for previous purchases.

12 Days of Patterns for $1.20 ~ Day 8 ~ Wonderfully Horrific Crochet

Wonderfully Horrific Crochet Regular Price $4.99
Wonderfully Horrific Crochet
Regular Price $4.99

Today’s bargain is the Wonderfully Horrific Crochet eBook

What’s better than Christmas in July?

Halloween in December!!

Wonderfully Horrific Crochet is an eBook containing 14 patterns of classic horror film images.

From Frankenstein and Dracula to the classic poison apple, this book is sure to have something that will make you shriek!

The discount is already applied so there is no need for a promo code. Simply follow this link and add to your cart. Then check back tomorrow for the new deal (it will go up around 8 pm Pacific time). Or you can sign up to follow the blog (in the upper right hand corner) and get an email when the new deal is released so you’re sure not to miss it.

Today’s offer will be good until tomorrow, December 17, 8pm Pacific time.

12 Days of Patterns for $1.20 ~ Day 7 ~ All Ages Waves of Plaid Beanie

Waves of Plaid Regular Price $4.99
Waves of Plaid
Regular Price $4.99

Today’s bargain is the Waves of Plaid Beanie

Use up your stash with this four color beanie. Small amounts of each color mean you can make a couple beanies from just one skein of each color.

The intricate pattern may look difficult, but it’s actually quite easy.

Using the Fair Isle technique this beanie will fit all ages and can be made in all colors. The one pictured is just a touch of the combinations you can create.

The discount is already applied so there is no need for a promo code. Simply follow this link and add to your cart. Then check back tomorrow for the new deal (it will go up around 8 pm Pacific time). Or you can sign up to follow the blog (in the upper right hand corner) and get an email when the new deal is released so you’re sure not to miss it.

Today’s offer will be good until tomorrow, December 16, 8pm Pacific time.

12 Days of Patterns for $1.20 ~ Day 6 ~ Destiny Shawl

Destiny Shawl Regular Price $2.99
Destiny Shawl
Regular Price $2.99

Today’s bargain is the Destiny Shawl

TThe Destiny Shawl is a deceptively easy pattern that is great for any time of year. Made with light weight yarn and using just chains and double crochets you can make this shawl to wear with any of your outfits.

The discount is already applied so there is no need for a promo code. Simply follow this link and add to your cart. Then check back tomorrow for the new deal (it will go up around 8 pm Pacific time). Or you can sign up to follow the blog (in the upper right hand corner) and get an email when the new deal is released so you’re sure not to miss it.

Today’s offer will be good until tomorrow, December 15, 8pm Pacific time.