Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Chunky Knit Look Crochet Pillow

Chunky knit look throw pillows are the best.  Crochet one in black and white stripes and watch your living room transform from blah to Scan chic.

The knit look stitch is a simple variation of the hdc. So easy, so quick, so fun!  Enjoy!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Fits 18 x 18 pillow form.  Easily adjustable to fit any size pillow.

Yarn: 4 balls Cascade Lana Grande (2 balls Ecru, 2 balls Black) substitute with about 300 yards of super bulky yarn, 150 yards in each color.

Hook: N (15 mm) hook

Special Stitch: Hdcf - yo, pull up a loop in the loop in front of the front loop (not the back loop, not the front loop, but the loop in front of the front loop), yo, pull through all three loops on hook.

Gauge: 8 stitches and 6 rows is a 4 inch square.

With black yarn, ch 72 (or number of chains needed for twice the pillow form width), join to first ch with sl st to form a circle, making sure not to twist the chain.

Rd 1: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st to first hdc of round to join. (72)

Rd 2: With white yarn, ch 1, turn, 1 hdcf (see stitch guide) in each hdc around, sl st to first st of round. (72)

Rd 3: With black yarn, ch 1, turn, 1 hdcf in each st around, sl st to first st of round. (72)

Rds 4-27 : Repeat rounds 2 and 3 twelve more times (or the number of times needed for the length of your pillow form)

Finishing:  Insert your pillow form with your favorite side facing (I like the light stripes facing), slip stitch both ends closed with black yarn.  Weave in all your ends.  To clean your pillow, wash it in cold water on delicate and tumble dry with low heat. Use a hand steamer to refresh between cleanings.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spring and Summer Crochet Patterns

For people like me who cannot put down the hooks for the warm weather, we need a few extra patterns in our stash that scream spring and summer!  I have gathered some of my favorite warm weather patterns for you you to check out.  Enjoy!

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Welcome to our 1st Annual, Semi-Annual Sales Event! Did you join in on the fun scavenger hunt Thursday? We thought we'd kick-off this sales event with a collaborative giveaway and we hope you enjoyed it!

Winner of the Scavenger Hunt is: Teresa C. Geer!!!

Now on to the good stuff! The 1st Annual, Semi-Annual Sales Event is now underway! 16 of your favorite designers have collaborated to bring you one great event! This sales event is running until midnight PST, Sunday, May 10, 2015. To keep it simple there's NO Coupon Code needed!!! Simply click on the graphic below belonging to the shops you'd like to shop at, add patterns to your cart and see the discount! Hint: Several designers have set up several different discounts that vary depending on how many patterns you add to your cart at once. Play around a bit and see what they're offering. Try adding 1, 3, 5, or even 10! Make sure to check back Monday for our collaborative giveaway!

You won't won't to miss it!
  ChasingChevronsBeachBagSQUAREGraphic SincerelyPam
A Crocheted Simplicity                              Sincerely Pam  
  CrystalizedDesigns CrochetByJennifer
  Crystalized Designs                                  Crochet by Jennifer
SASAbigail SASAlessandra
  Abigailology                                           Just Be Happy Patterns 
SASAna         SASBriana
  Accessorise                                             Briana K
SASDanyel     SASJonna
  Danyel Pink Designs                               Frayed Knot
SASKaty   SASLuz
  KT and the Squid                                      Luz Patterns
SASMaria   SASPaloma
  Pattern Paradise                                             la tienda de paloma
SASSara SASWendy
  Ball, Hank n' Skein                                       The Hooked Haberdasher

Happy Shopping!

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