What do I need?
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Click HERE to download the free PDF download as part of the In Bloom CAL.
Stash Busting Challenge
How does it work?
These patterns are no longer free as part of the stash busting challenge, but many are still free as part of a blog post. Scroll down for Week 2 patterns.
Stash Busting Challenge Week 2
Nordic Textured Coasters – Janne of Joy of Motion.
Tunisian Crochet Tresca Potholder – Raffamusa of Raffamusa Designs.
Triangular Headband – Claire of Bear Rye Crochet.
Soap Socks – Hortense of Knitting with Chopsticks.
Diamond Reflection Cowl – Amy of Another Mum Fights the Dust.
Bobble Fingerless Gloves – Claire of E’claire Makery.
Marley Beanie – Shehla of The Blue Elephants.
Cali the Cactus – Shannon of The Loophole Fox.
Cross Bookmark – Ashley of Edyth Blayn.
Coco Earrings – Courtney of Creations by Courtney.
Forest Trail Headband – Sarah of Ned & Mimi.
Two (or more) Colour Cowl – Claire of King and Eye.
Monkey Around Boot Cuffs – Ashley of Through the Loop.
Tulip Twist Headband – Tahryn of Burgundy & Blush.
Boho Plant Hanger – Brittany of Brittany Alice Crochet.
Mason Jar Cozies – Pam of Carroway Crochet.
Crochet Ragdoll Jellyfish – Ragnhild of Yarnhild.
Arewa Bracelet – Susan of Fosbas Designs.
Two-Toned Scrunchies – Rachel of Desert Blossom Crafts.
Sweet Daisies Potholder – Needle Klankers.
Farmhouse Washcloth – Sara of Sunflower Cottage Crochet.
Suze-Anna Raceback Top – Elizabeth of Desamour Designs.
Easter Eggs – Raelynn of Itchin’ for Some Stichin’
Baby Bunny Hat – Hannah of HanJan Crochet.
Embossed Heart Pouch – Allison of Sweet Thing Crochet.
Mini Unicorn Amigurumi – Amanda of Loops and Love Crochet.
Stashbusting Washcloths – Suzanne of Crafting Each Day.
Freeze Pop Sleeve – Sigoni of Sigoni Macaroni
Yarn companies delivering right now.
To help everyone have access to yarn needed for this CAL I wanted to share an updated list of large yarn companies still delivering during these hard times.
I earn a small commission on most of the businesses found on this page. This helps me to be able to supply free patterns throughout the year.
Darn Good Yarn
Darn Good Yarn are currently offering $100 FREE when you purchase $200 in gift cards on their site. This is amazing deal if you want to stock up or get a gift for a loved one.
Lion Brand is currently continuing to ship yarn. They have a large selection of 4 weight yarns that will be usable with the In Bloom CAL.
There is currently a 20% off lovecrafts exclusive brands ending tonight. So get there quick.
If anyone knows of any other companies who are currently delivering please let me know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. international is preferred but I would also like to include local companies to help support small businesses.
Here is my compiled list of all my favourite yarn company Black Friday deals 2019. If you are looking for a much more extensive list of handmade items and Indie dyers/ designers check out Joy of Motion’s round up of the best Black Friday Deals.
Yarn Sales 2019
Janne is offering 25% off all her hand dyed yarns with Free shipping on all orders. Click here to view some amazing yarns.
This weekend lion brand is offering all kits at 35% off and bundle deals on multiple yarns. Head to their site to check out the deals.
Darn Good Yarn
Darn Good Yarn has 40% off deals all weekend. They have more deals on their site check it out here for more details.
Check out all their deals here, Including deals on enamel pins!!
Love Crafts is having up to 60% off on their yarns!
The lovely Amanda of Crafty Barista Crochet let me test her Patchwork Messenger Bag pattern before release. It was my first time fully committing to making a crochet bag because I always worry about the sturdiness of the bag, risk of stretch and generally the gaps and holes that are associated with crochet. I can say that this bag does not have those problems. The combination of different surface stitches and textures gives this pattern a lovely aesthetic which does not contain any holes! The risk of stretching can also be combated with shortening the bag strap, making those stitches tighter or by adding a lining. I will be later adding a lining to allow the bag to be safe in those sudden April Showers.
I learnt a few lessons during this pattern test. The first lesson I learnt here was colour choice is just as important as fiber choice. As you can see in the picture above using black yarn may give an overall feel to the bag and may work with the whole colour scheme, but it does not do justice to the stitch definition. Because of this I chose to do the panels in a different set up on the other side of the bag. Switching the black out for the navy just gave a little more depth to the stitch, allowing you to see the design more clearly.
The second lesson is yarn choice. The pattern Recommends Caron Simply Soft, which although you can use comparable yarns, I think a pattern such as this should use the yarn it was made for. If you do use a comparable yarn however, it is definitely important that you choose something which will; a, be sturdy enough to hold a tight structure, and b, not over textured (fluffy or loopy, like an eyelash yarn) to help you show through those stitches. To recreate the combination I made I used Caron Simply Soft in the colours, Black, Dark Country Blue and Country Blue Ombre.
The thing I loved about this bag is that although it looks super complicated it really is not. If anyone else is like me and HATES seaming garments together or just dreads the sewing in ends aspect it really isn’t as much as it seems. It is made from very simple construction and only requires beginners stitching skills.
Hi everyone. I have a gorgeous new project for everyone to work on. Here is the Sampler Scarf. I am looking for people who would like to test this simple scarf pattern I have been creating to teach a class. The scarf starts with the simplest of stitches and becomes a little more complex as it goes on.
For testing this scarf you will get a free copy of the finished PDF file and the knowledge you helped in the teaching of the next generation of Crocheters!
I am looking for people willing to supply their own yarn. The pictured test scarf was made using Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Burgundy and Saffron. It can be made in any equivalent worsted weight yarn, or DK for a lighter airier feel. I recommend Paintbox yarns DK Cotton or Debbie Bliss Cotton DK
All testers will need a public Instagram account and the ability to add to Ravelry as a project after completing the test.
My first Spring project has been testing the gorgeous Athens Infinity Scarf for Miranda of I Don’t Give a Knit
For this project I used Caron Simply Soft in Soft Green. This is the first time I have used this yarn and I am really impressed. The colour is perfect for making any outfit look good for spring, with the slight shine to the yarn itself helping to give more depth to the colour.
The detail of the stitches leaves a lovely airy feel to the piece. And the drape on this is gorgeous. In her pattern are easy to follow instructions for each of the stitches used so there is none of that annoying googling each stitch to find a Youtube video just to get started!
The pattern itself is very easy to follow and I completed it in roughly 3 hours since I had quite a few breaks between. It was super easy to pick up and leave off as the repeat is fairly recognisable and allows you to jump back in whenever needed. Another great spring/ summery yarn for this pattern would be to use Paintbox yarns DK cotton. It would make the scarf a little airier and perfect for warmer weather.
To make your own Athens scarf don’t forget to follow Miranda on Instagram where you can find details to get her pattern.
Hello, Hi, Welcome, thank you for joining me on my new journey! You might be thinking “oh, another crochet/ knitting blog, what’s so different here?” Well I’m not going to claim to be ground breaking, but I do want to share my passion with the community.
I have always struggled with finding patterns to work on and make for the warmer months, or even for just sunnier climes. You always see these gorgeous lace products in stores and I can’t help but think “I could make that, why buy it” and then all you can find online seems a little outdated. With this blog, I aim to bring every one free and paid patterns for simple and intermediate modern projects to keep us busy year round. These will include summer wear, shawls, home decor and baby wear, because of course baby wear will always be classic and a year round winner! So if you are looking for year round makes, I hope you will follow along with my blog where I aim to release new content weekly, including through those summer dark days in the yarn crafts community.
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For our first free pattern I have decided to release the Little Boy Blue hat.