By The Hair Of My Chinny Chin Chin

Loopy Flower

August 31st is still August, so I made it this month for the new Motif of the Month – The Loopy Flower Motif. 

Why so late you ask?

First, I’m moving cross country very shortly and have been working on getting ready for the move and finding housing, so that has been taking up a lot of time.

Second, I live next to the Mohave desert and it’s been too hot in my recording room (no insulation or A/C), so I have been avoiding it as much as possible.

Granted the outdoor thermometer was in direct sunlight, but right before in the shade it was at 118.
Granted the outdoor thermometer was in direct sunlight, but right before in the shade it was at 118.

I will get the video production back up to make sure there are lots of free pattern workshops and the motif of the months will be on time, so stay tuned.

In the mean time, download the new pattern and watch the video tutorial here.

Lefties click here.

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New Free Motif of the Month ~ 8 Petal Flower

8 Petal Flower
8 Petal Flower

Here is July’s motif of the month.

You can use one to four colors to make this easy and fast 8 petal flower motif. Its large size makes it perfect for a blanket or shawl.

Download the pattern and watch the video tutorial here.

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Barely Made It ~ June’s Motif of the Month

I’m moving cross country in three month’s so my posts have been a little sparse with all the preparation and house hunting I’ve been doing. I promise to make up for it when I get settled. In the mean time, I’m still trying to keep up with my motifs of the month, even if they are incredibly late.
 

Skinny Leaf
Skinny Leaf

 

This one is a basic leaf (really, all I had time for this month, next month’s is much bigger), but it’s great for so many things. Use it with flower motifs or as a filler in a scarf, shawl or even blanket. It’s only one round big so it works up super fast.

Download the pattern and watch the video tutorial here.

Lefties click here.

Motif of the Month ~ Cluster Granny Square

Cluster Granny
Cluster Granny Square

This month’s motif is a take on the classic granny square. Just like a granny this can be made as large as you want, but the look is totally different. There are solid spaces of double crochets on the sides and cluster stitches on the corners.Use as many colors as you like.

Download pattern and view step-by-step video tutorial here.

Lefties click here.

Motif of the Month ~ Square Filler Motif

Square Filler Motif
Square Filler Motif

This motif is great for using between bigger motifs when working a shawl, scarf, or blanket. It’s a super easy and fast motif.

Download and watch the free video tutorial here.

Lefties click here.

Motif of the Month ~ Five Petal Flower

Five Petal Flower
Five Petal Flower

The newest Motif of the Month can be made with one to four different colors. It is a fast motif that can be completed in minutes (minus the weaving in of ends depending on your color changes).

The video tutorial that goes with the pattern will show you how to begin your rounds with a standing double crochet, so you can eliminate the unsightly CH 3 round starters.

Download the pattern and watch the tutorial here.

Lefties click here.

Free Motif of the Month ~ An Old Classic

Flemish Motif
Flemish Motif

The flemish motif is one of those old classic crochet motifs. It is a super easy and fast three round motif. Make it in any size yarn to customize the size.

Download the pattern and watch the tutorial here.

Lefties click here.

New Snowflake Motif and Another Giveaway

Snowflake 2 Motif
Snowflake 2 Motif

I’m starting a new tradition for my December motif of the month. I’ve decided to do a different snowflake each year. So here is the 2nd in the series. You can check out the pattern and video tutorial here.

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Giveaway Time

 

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I found these cute little desktop calendars a few weeks back. It has a yarn quote for each day of the year. I bought one for myself, and an extra for one of you. Leave a comment below letting us know your favorite month of the year to be entered.*

You can check out more of the calendar here.

*US residents only please. Entries accepted until Dec. 28th, 2014 midnight Pacific time. Winner will be chosen and announced Dec. 29th, 2014.

New Free Motif of the Month: Bicycle Wheel Motif

Bicycle Wheel Motif
Bicycle Wheel Motif

The new motif is here. I’m calling it a Bicycle Wheel, because that is what it reminds me of. It’s a really easy and fast motif. You can make one in minutes. Put them together to make a cool shawl or scarf.

Download the pattern and watch the free video tutorial here.

Lefties click here.