Black Friday for the Crocheter

Black Friday is in 2 days. While the stores will be full of deals, there are many of us who still prefer to give (and receive) something handmade. I’ve been asking around, and doing some research, and hunted for some great deals for crocheters….and some for knitters too!

crafters black friday

I found patterns, finished items, and yarn sales! Oh, and don’t forget stocking stuffers for the yarn lover!

CROCHET PATTERNS

Jocelyn Designs etsy shop – 50% off Black Friday only

Ambassador Crochet Ravelry shop – 60% off from midnight to 4am, BOGO from 4 – 8 am, 40% off remainder of Black Friday.

Crochet Jewelry Ebook by Shelby Allaho of Stitch-Story – These gorgeous jewelry designs would work up fairly quickly and would make an elegant, unique gift. $9.99 for the ebook.

 

KNIT PATTERNS

Oz Dust Designs sells knit and crochet patterns. Her shop is 15% off – no coupon code needed.

 

FINISHED CROCHET & KNIT ITEMS

Karen Whooley Knitwear - Sample Sale – ready made items on sale.

 

BOOKS

Interweave Store – 50% off sitewide

 

YARN SALES

Craftsy – huge savings, but no set amount.

Joann’s – 50% off all baby yarns.

A.C. Moore – 40% off your entire purchase (5am – 12pm) – coupon needed (you can print it off their website)

 

STOCKING STUFFERS

Jamberry Nails (Kristin Omdahl)  – Jamberry Nails even has wraps that looks knit!

Stitch markers that look like little balls of yarn would make great stocking stuffers.

 

CYBER MONDAY

Ambassador Crochet etsy shop – 40% off Cyber Monday only

Jocelyn Sass Designs Ravelry shop – 50% off Cyber Monday only.

Creative Creations by Vicki – 40% off in her Ravelry shop.

 

If you know of any other sales, please let me know and I’ll add them.

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Chevron Infinity Scarf & Boot Cuffs Pattern

WINNER WAS ANDREA FITZ.

Here is my newest pattern release. Introducing my Chevron Infinity Scarf & Boot Cuffs crochet pattern.

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I love the color combo and was super happy with how it came out.

 

chevron crochet pattern

It’s a great fall accessory that will be perfect with your favorite pair of jeans.

 

 

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If you would like to win a free copy of the pattern, just leave me a comment telling me what 3 colors you would make this in.

Drawing ends 11/17 at midnight. Winner will be announced 11/18/2014. (Winner must be a current email subscriber.)

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Tunisian Crochet Today Book Review

Tunisian Crochet Today, published by Martingale, is all about projects for you and your home. It features everything from blankets and pillows to a market bag and a purse.

Tunisian Crochet Today

There is a step-by-step of all the Tunisian stitches right at the front of the book, which makes it easy to find.

tunisian pillow

It even has a section on finishing techniques to help you get your project looking as good as possible to the very end.

tunisian market bag

With 35 pages and 7 projects, there should be something for just about anyone in this book.

tunisian afghan

If you’re new to Tunisian crochet this is a great book to get you started.

***Disclaimer – I was provided a free copy of this ebook in exchange for a review. However, all opinions and observations are my own.***

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Last Day to Nominate Your Crochet Favorites

The Flamies are back! I have heard that I have been nominated for Best Tech Editor and Friendliest Designer. I am so humbled by both those nominations and would love to see my name on the ballot! Only the top 10 Nominees in each category will be on the ballot, so if you feel led, and agree with these nominations, I would love to have you nominate me also!

flamies crochet awards

Today is the last day to nominate your favorites. Anyone can nominate their favorites because these awards are picked by the crochet community because they are FOR the crochet community.
It’s super easy to nominate someone, and it takes less than five minutes! Here’s how:
Go to http://www.thecrochetawards.com
Click on the “Vote Here”
You can access the nomination form by putting in your email (It’s to prevent spam on the website)
Feel free to share who you nominated, and pass along the link for others to put in their nominations by hitting your favorite social media buttons.

Thank you so much for your support!

 

 

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Big Book of Crochet Stitches Book Review

I love reference books! I love having books on my shelf that I can just pick up and browse through for inspiration. That’s why I was so excited when Martingale sent me a copy of The Big Book of Crochet Stitches to review.

crochet stitches book review

The book is very well laid out. The contents page(s) contains photos of each stitch so you have an overview of what is included, or what you might be looking for. I like this kind of layout because it’s easier than searching 350 stitches for the one you’re looking for.

 big book of stitches content pageEach stitch has a name (as opposed to just numbering them 1 – 350), and a close up, color photo. I like this layout. I’m sure it took longer for the authors, and publisher, but it is an added benefit in my opinion.

big book of crochet sample page

There are over 350 stitches!!! If you love designing your own patterns, or just like trying out new stitches, you will not be disappointed! I love paper books (as opposed to ebooks) so I will also be purchasing a hard copy to have in addition to the ebook.

*Disclaimer* – I did receive a complimentary copy of the book to review, but the opinions in my review are solely my own.

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Kid’s Neck Cozy & Headband Free Crochet Pattern

I designed this pattern because I wanted to submit my own pattern to the Crochet Pattern a Day calendar.  I found a stitch I liked and decided to make a scarf with it. By making the scarf smaller and sewing the ends together I can wear it as a headband too.

free kid's scarf headband

Fits about age 4 – 10.

I used a N/13 (9.00 mm) size hook and Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn!” in Neon Orange. (orange and green are my favorite colors)

Gauge: 6 1/2 stitches = 2 inches

Here is how I made my pattern.

Ch 14.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (14 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each sc across, turn.

Row 3 – 38: Rep Row 2.

Finishing

Holding short ends together, insert hook through blo of row 38 & through beg ch, sl st through all 3 loops. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

NOTE: This pattern was designed by my 6 year old daughter (who is modeling her work). I did not design it, crochet it, or even tie in the ends. The work was solely her doing. If you have any issues with the scarf pattern please let me know. ~ Kristine

 

I am 6 years old and I love to crochet. My mom lets me post my patterns here on her website. Some day I want to be her pattern tester. ~ Kiera
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