New Free Pattern Tutorial ~ Cute Rainbow Hooded Scarf

The newest Free Pattern Tutorial has been added!

This cute Sweet Stripes Hooded Scarf is perfect for any little girl, but can also be sized for a lovely lady as well (I’ll tell you how in the video).

Made with a self-striping yarn, you only need to learn a one-row repeat to make these for every girl in the family. So easy and fast!

Download the free pattern and watch the free video tutorial here.

Lefties click here.

In Love With These Blocking Mats

I was sent these Blocking Mats by WooLove to test out for free.

I am in love with these things, they are my new go-to mat for blocking everything. I won’t spoil the review with spoilers, but I love the grid lines!

I used these to block the Sweet Stripes Hooded Scarf so you’ll see a cameo of the scarf in the video. See why these are my new favorites by watching the video above.

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Craftsy is Having a 50% Off Kit Sale!! Two Days Only!!

I love Craftsy kits and they’ve just improved them. They made their kits even better! Each project kit now includes: Your printed pattern, access to the digital pattern and a project bag with all of your kit materials inside (hello organization!).

They really want you to try these new kits out by giving you up to two kits at 50% off just to try it. Just use coupon code KITSAVINGS at checkout.

Hurry up though because the deal only lasts until tomorrow!!!

Here is their fine print:

Get 50% off the full retail price of any quilt, knit or crochet kit from Craftsy. Sorry, cake kits are not included in this promotion. Limit two kits one redemption per customer. Cannot be combined with any other coupons. Expires October 26, 2017 at 11:59PM Mountain Time.

Moving Sale!!!

I’m moving… AGAIN!!!

And this move, I’m clearing out the clutter. So my large collection of crochet (and some knit and plushie) magazine back issues are going.

I’ve got them listed on Ebay right now. All auction style and starting at .99 for each item. I’m shipping them out via media mail, so anyone who gets multiple listings will get combined shipping. There are over 100 magazines and pattern booklets to choose from so be sure to check them out now because the auctions end on Sunday. If you have any questions about any of the listings you can leave them below or contact me through Ebay.

I’ll let you know more about the move in coming posts (including which state I will end up in next).

Check out all the auctions here.

Zoomigurumi 6 Review ~ Cuteness Overload!!

The Red Panda on the cover is adorable!

The good folks over at Meteoor Books sent me a free copy of their newest Zoomigurumi book, Zoomigurumi 6. I’ve reviewed a past copy and was very excited to see what new animals were getting the Zoomigurumi treatment.

There is a total of 15 animals in the book.

Just like the past version I received, the book is a collection of 15 patterns by a variety of designers (15 ones in this book, 12 in the previous). Though they are all by different people, you get the feel of a very cohesive vision throughout the book. I give lots of credit to the publishers for their great effort at this cohesion (I feel like Tim Gunn during Fashion Week).

Love the hairdo!

Each little critter is presented with step-by-step instructions with plenty of picture tutorials for difficult portions.

Picture tutorial shows how to add the hair to Alvin.

All the patterns use basic amigurumi stitches, so lots of single crochet. None of the patterns seem too difficult so that even a novice at amigurumi could make these. They are all well thought out and just plain cute!

Of course, the owl is one of my favorites.

I love that each little guy gets his own cartoon version of itself in the material section.

Oswald wants you to know that he is “2 stars” difficult.

There are so many cute critters I can’t pick just one favorite.

So adorable!

Do you have any of the Zoomigurumi books? Which one is your favorite? Let us know below and go check out Zoomigurumi 6 on sale now!

Fab Five For February

I love all the knit and crochet-topped boots out there right now. Here are my favorite top five.

1. Muk Luks Women’s Patti Cable Cuff Boot

This low profile fold over detail would be cute with skinny jeans.

2. Muk Luks Women’s Chris Cable Knit Winter Boot

Looking for a stylish upgrade to the last pair. This chunky heel is super cute.
3. Bearpaw Women’s Shania Ankle-High Suede Boot

Love the strap detail on this knit cable boot.

4. T.u.k.. Women’s Suede and Crochet Combat Boot

Tough and sweet mixed together in this combat boot style.

5. Muk Luks Women’s Malena Crochet Knit Button Down Boot

These get my vote because they actually look crocheted (though we all know they aren’t).

Which one is your favorite? Let us know below!

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Get A Free Knitcrate ~ Today Only!!

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I just got this email and wanted to share because it’s such a great deal. If you subscribe today to Knitcrate, you can get a past crate for free! That’s a $50+ freebie!!!

Be sure to enter the promo code:freecrate when checking out.

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Fantastic 5 For January

I scoured the internet to find these 5 must have items. Whether referencing knit or crochet or used exclusively for the craft, these are must haves in my book.

1. Cable Knit Mugs

These super-sized mugs are so cute with the embossed cable pattern. I can’t wait to use these with my hot vanilla cappuccino.

2. Knit Picker Clothing Fixer

This little tool is just what you need when you are smack dab in the middle of sweater season. It’s like a mini latch hook and it fixes snags and snarls in all your knitwear.

3. Primitive Owl Scissors

Primitive Owl Scissors

Can you believe I don’t have owl scissors yet? I need these in my life now!

4. Pretty Yarn

Love the color combo of this Kaleidoscope Yarn in Dragonfruit.

5. Faux Fur Pom Pom

These faux fur pom poms by Bernat are so cute on top of the many beanies I am making this winter. They are sooooooo soft!

 

Do you have any must haves this month? Share them below.

Another Counter Ring Giveaway And 50% Off A Couple Of Patterns

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I bet you were wondering what happened to the Counter Rings.

I didn’t forget about them or you. I was just waiting for the super generous guys of Critsuccess to hook up their new, knit and crochet-focused website.

The Counter Ring is now live.

I love these rings, and I still use mine whenever I have a project where I need to keep track of rows. It is always in my project bag, and I am contemplating getting a couple extra so I am never without one.

In case you are new to the Counter Ring, check out my video to see it in action.


I was given four rings from The Counter Ring company and  I have three left to giveaway.

How The Giveaway Works

I’m going to be giving away the rings over the course of the next couple months. They will be given away one at a time.

The next winner (see below how to enter) will get their choice of any of the three remaining colors seen pictured. The sizes for each color are:

Rainbow – size 9

Black – size 9

Blue – size 8

Gold – size 8

Each subsequent winner (new posts will be started for each giveaway, so be sure to subscribe to the blog if you haven’t already), will get their choice from the remaining rings.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

How To Enter

Enter a comment in this post with what kind of free patterns you would like to see me make videos for this year.

*US residents over 18 only please. Entries accepted until January 31st, 2017 midnight Pacific time. The winner will be chosen and announced February 1st, 2017.

Can’t wait to see if you win one? You can buy your preferred color and size now at The Counter Ring.

New Pattern and Updated Companion

The Frozen Snowflake Beanies are on sale this week only.

The crocheted version is updated with the new easier-to-crochet formatting. And the Knitted Version is brand new.

Get 50% Off Both

Use promo code: frost50 during checkout to get one or both patterns 50% off.*

Note: Craftsy does not have promo codes, so the price shown reflects the discount already taken.

*Offer good until Jan. 9th, 2017 midnight Pacific time.

Buy Now On Your Fav Site:

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Need Some Yarn?

The Knit Frozen Snowflakes Beanie is also a new kit on Craftsy (sorry not 50% off). The kit includes the yarn and pattern to make the project.Choose from many color combos here:

 

Sprightly Frozen Snowflakes Beanie Hat Knitting Kit – $9.52

from: Craftsy

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