Darn Good Yarn is giving away a $500 gift card. The contest runs through June 7th, 2017, so head over there now and enter.
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).
Welcome to the updated Knit and Crochet Ever After!
I’ve added the knit to better reflect all the patterns I’m selling.
Plus, I’m working on some learn to knit for crocheters videos and pattern workshops.
All the websites I’m on will receive the new treatment so be sure to update any bookmarks when you see them.
Crocheteverafter.com will stay live for awhile, but you can bookmark http://knitandcrocheteverafter.com now if you like.
Be sure to subscribe to the website so you know when the new classes are live.
The Crocheted Cutie Utility Basket is perfect for everyone! The ombre effect can be customized in your three favorite colors. Whether contrasting or coordinating, the choice is yours.
The built in handles make it easy to transport the basket from place to place.
Get it now for 50% off this week only.
The Knitted Pretty Utility Basket is made from three colors as well that you can customize to whatever you like.
And it is also 50% off this week only.
*Offer ends 4/30/2017 midnight pacific time.
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.
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).
Each little critter is presented with step-by-step instructions with plenty of picture tutorials for difficult portions.
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!
I love that each little guy gets his own cartoon version of itself in the material section.
There are so many cute critters I can’t pick just one favorite.
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!
Get ready for the warmer weather with these super comfy crochet flip flops.
You have two options for construction. Either use a strong glue (like E6000) to stiffen the double sole so you can wear them around the house. Or, make one sole and glue that to a pair of old flip flops (with the original straps removed) to wear outside.
Either way, they will be way more comfortable than those hard plastic straps you’re used to.
Use promo code: flipflop 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, April 16th, 2017 midnight Pacific time.
I’ve partnered with Craftsy to offer the Ocean City Flip Flops Crochet Kit. It comes with the pattern and all the yarn you need to make a pair of flip flops. There are 24 different colors to choose from to customize the look.* The pattern discount does not apply to the kit.
I’ve also worked with Craftsy to offer these two new “great for beginners” crochet kits. These patterns are only available with these exclusive kits. Click on the pictures to see more details about these on Craftsy.
Both patterns use a classic rib stitch pattern that works up quickly with super bulky yarn.
Perfect for the absolute beginner who wants to try their hand at reading a pattern.
The knit version of the Hearts Abound beanie gets an upgrade with a custom heart shaped pom pom on top. If you follow the blog you know that I am now in love with my Clover Pom Pom maker so I had to add one to this beanie.
The crochet version beanie and mitts are now updated with the easier to read format and are also available for 50% off this week. Contact me if you need an updated version of a previously purchased pattern. Otherwise, get your copy now!
*Offer ends 4/02/2017 midnight pacific time.
Just saw this in my inbox this morning and wanted to share it.
I love Craftsy classes and this is a great deal. Some classes go for over $50, so it’s a great opportunity to get one for cheap.
I never actually hated the Clover Pom Pom Maker. I just was frustrated with it because I couldn’t get it to work correctly. I was ending up with misshapen floppy balls instead of dense beautiful hearts (see video below for the sad balls).
I finally figured out I was totally doing it wrong!
It’s actually quite easy once you understand the steps, and now I totally love it!
I made a video showing how and why I was doing it wrong and then showing how to make the super cute heart shaped pom poms step-by-step.
Have you tried this maker before? How did you like it? Let us know below.
Ready to try knit or crochet cables? These patterns are a perfect primer. They have super simple cable patterns mixed with basic stitches to make these fast and fun.
The patterns include full written instructions as well as a chart for cable portions.
Get the crocheted Lincoln beanie for 50% off this week only.
The knit version is named the Jefferson Beanie. As with the crochet version, it comes in multiple sizes to fit kids through adults.
And it is also 50% off this week only.
*Offer ends 3/26/2017 midnight pacific time.