Monday, September 23, 2013

The Gabriella Blanket Crochet Pattern (Launch Giveaway!)

This blanket was a labor of love - the first blanket I have created/designed, and made especially for my daughter's two year birthday.

It's a fairly basic granny square adapted to fuzzy bulky yarn, which made it super quick to work up, and didn't take nearly as much yarn as I thought it would. The squares are large! I love how the colors turned out as well, very vintage chic.

It's also very easy to customize, and make as large or as small as you want. I include pointers for using this type of yarn, and ideas for different borders. The pictured blanket is about 60" square.

You can purchase it for only $1.99!!! 
Find it in my Ravelry or Etsy Shops.





Become a Facebook Fan and WIN this pattern! Enter the 2 day contest blitz below starting at midnight!


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on a King sized bed...

On a toddler bed (with cute toddler tootsies!)

ENJOY! Be sure to follow on Facebook, as I'm creating a coordinating stuffed animal with my yarn left overs to make this a complete gift set, perfect for any little one. I may even make an adult colored version of this, its so soft and snuggly and works up so fast!

--Claire

Monday, September 9, 2013

LAST DAY TO ENTER, free crochet pattern!

Last day to enter the contest for a free copy of the Extra Icing Cupcake Hat!




If you can't wait, it's LIVE on Ravelry and Etsy!

And because I love you all so much, there is a 15% off coupon through Sept - use code HDLaunchParty !!




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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Awareness Ribbon CAL - Part 2

If you have questions about this CAL, the format, or what the heck a CAL is, please check out PART 1 for details.

When we left off, we had just completed the first portion of this cute little pattern from Little Orphan Skein.

Ch 31, and Row 1.

Onto Row 2:

1. The first part is "Row 2: ch 1. sc in first 12 st."  So this means after completing Row 1, you chain (ch) 1, and turn your work. If you are unsure how to do this, here is a great video. ***Some patterns will tell you this at the end of a row, some at the beginning. It's the same technique either way.

After you chain (ch) 1 and turn, you are going to single crochet (sc) in the first 12 stitches (st).

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

GIVEAWAY!!!! Cupcake Hat, Extra Icing Pattern - FIVE baby/toddler sizes!

Cupcake Hat, Extra Icing Please!


It's here! The new "Extra Icing Cupcake Hat" pattern, in FIVE sizes, newborn - 2 year old!

Featuring loads of pictures in two color schemes, step by step written pattern instructions, and links to special stitch instructions. I always include "tips" and extras on how to customize patterns to make them your own. It uses worsted weight yarn (under a skein), a 5mm hook, and it fairly quick to make. 

Includes sizing and how to customize measurements for 0-3 mo, 3-6 mo, 6-12 mo, 12-18 mo, and 24 mo. By the way - this pattern has been tested by half a dozen people! Overkill, maybe, but I want to make sure it's the best it can be!

Enter to win the pattern today (9/4) through Saturday (9/7) below:

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The pattern will be live for sale on Etsy and Ravelry Friday!





GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! <3
--Claire