50% Off A New Blanket Pattern Plus Two New Free Video Pattern Tutorials

Lazy Cable Blanket
Lazy Cable Blanket

 

The new knit lazy cable blanket is true to its name. The ambling cables twist their way slowly across the blanket to add fantastic texture without a lot of work.

The afghan includes full written instructions as well as a chart.

Using super bulky yarn, this blanket works up super quick.

50% Off This Week Only

 

Use promo code: lazy50 during checkout to receive discount. Good on all websites listed below (except Craftsy, which does not have promo codes so the price reflects discount).*

*Offer good until Sunday, March 5th, 2017 midnight Pacific time.  

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Now For The Freebies!!

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The Rainbow Baby Blanket is now a free pattern with a video tutorial to go with it!

The open shell stitch creates a wonderful texture any baby will love to grab on to.

Download the pattern and watch the video here.

Lefties click here.

Octopus Free Crochet Pattern Tutorial

The second free pattern was something I asked my Facebook followers about.

I’ve been reading some articles where NICUs are using crochet octopuses to comfort the babies. They believe the tentacles remind the baby of being in the womb with the umbilical cord. Plus the tentacles keep the baby from pulling on the wires they might have connected to their tiny bodies. It is really amazing!

Facebook said, “YES!” when I asked if they would like a pattern and video to help support, so here it is. Of course, I’m not a medical expert, so ask your local hospital if they would like these before donating.

Bonus use though: my cats love this! It’s made in one full piece so no worry of the tentacles coming loose.

Download the pattern, watch the video and get some links to news articles about the octopuses here.

Lefties click here.

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Some New Video Tutorials And Free Patterns

I’ve added a couple new free pattern tutorials and a special tutorial all about gauge!

New Free Patterns

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The My Flower Garden Scarf and…

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the My Butterfly Scarf are now free!

These two cute scarves are the perfect accessories for fun-loving little girls.

Download the pattern and watch the video tutorial for the Flower Garden here.

Lefties click here.

Download the pattern watch the video tutorial for the Butterfly Scarf here.

Lefties click here.

Last but not least…

If you are still trying to understand gauge, what it is, why is important, why is it on a yarn ball band, how do I get it?

This video tutorial will cover all of that. This video will teach you all about gauge, so your next project will fit perfectly.

 
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You Get A Free Cowl ~ You Get A Free Cowl ~ Everyone Gets A Free Cooooowwwwlllll!!!

The High Fidelity Cowl is not from the 8 One Skein Cowl ebook I’m converting into free patterns. It is a part of the paid to free project I told you previously about.

It is, instead, a part of the paid to free project I told you previously about.

Either way, it’s free!

This cowl is fun because you can really customize it by making the stripes in any color you like.

Download the pattern and watch the free video here.

Lefties click here.

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Free Motif of the Month ~ Cobweb

August 2016: Cobweb Motif
August 2016: Cobweb Motif

I call this motif the cobweb because it reminds me a cobweb in it’s design. The motif uses back post double crochet to create the color bursts and cobweb effect. I used varigated yarn, but you can change up the pattern with solid colors (black and grey would be a great Halloween blanket).

I go through the back post double crochet very slowly, so if you’ve never tried this stitch before, this is a great tutorial to finally try a post stitch.

Download the free pattern and watch the video tutorial here.

Lefties click here.

Hop On The New Motif Of The Month

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The Lily Pad Motif, is a great 3 dimensional motif that uses the popular crocodile stitch to make the petals of the flower.

The free video tutorial will show you exactly how to make the crocodile stitch, which is deceptively simple.

Download the free pattern and watch the video tutorial here.

Lefties click here. 
 

New Year, New Motif

Flower in a Square Motif
Flower in a Square Motif

I really like this new motif. The flower has a 3D effect that is really cool.

Plus there is no sewing!

The square is crocheted right into the flower.

Sound hard?

It’s actually quite easy, especially with the free video tutorial.

Click to download the pattern and watch the video tutorial.

Lefties click here.

The Piggyback Stitch

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The newest Learn A Stitch Washcloth is an interesting and easy variation of the half double crochet stitch.

The piggyback stitch is aptly named because one half double piggybacks onto another to create this unique texture.

The video will walk you through the piggyback process while making a useful washcloth.

Click here to download the pattern and watch the free video tutorial.

Lefties click here.

Learn the Waffle Weave Stitch While Making A Cute Baby Blanket

Waffle Weave Baby Blanket
Waffle Weave Baby Blanket

This baby blanket is made with a sometimes hard to learn waffle weave stitch.

It’s actually a very easy stitch, but learning it from a book can be difficult, so I made a video and added a free pattern to get you going.

This pattern is easy to customize to any size bed so don’t think it’s just for babies.

The “double thickness” of the waffle weave is super warm and surprisingly soft and squishy.

Download the pattern and watch the free video tutorial here.

Lefties click here.