Friday, September 26, 2014

Craftsy's Stash of Possibilities Sale


http://www.craftsy.com/supplies/?ext=SAS_EcommBigSale_General_092614&utm_source=Affiliates-Share%20A%20Sale%20-%20Special%20Promotion&utm_medium=Banner&utm_campaign=Affiliate&SSAID=738841
Craftsy is having another big SALE of all it's YARN, fabric, KITS and supplies. 

Everthing is up to 70% off!

Shop Craftsy's Stash of Possibilities Sale starting now! 

Take advantage of up to 70% off ALL project kits, fabric, yarn and supplies. 

Shop now to save before popular products sell out! 

 Hurry, offer expires September 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. 

Shop Craftsy's Stash of Possibilities Sale and save big! 




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Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Complete Photo Guide To Crochet 2nd Edition by Margaret Hubert - GIVEAWAY!

As a designer, I am so inspired by color and good color photos, crochet stitches and beautiful stitch patterns. That is why my new favorite crochet book is:

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1589237986/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1589237986&linkCode=as2&tag=cuteandcountrycr&linkId=LZD3NOSIPBFSWRP4">The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, 2nd Edition: *All You Need to Know to Crochet *The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Crocheters ... Instructions for 220 Stitch Patterns</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=cuteandcountrycr&l=as2&o=1&a=1589237986" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /> 

The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, 2nd Edition, by Margaret Hubert

published by Creative Publishing International 

Make sure you read to the end of the post to have a chance to WIN a copy of this book!

Margaret is the premier go-to person when you want to know anything about crochet or knitting, so she is the perfect designer to have written this book.

Margaret describes the art of CROCHET like this:

"Crochet has its own defined look and the variety of textures that can be created with a crochet hook is almost limitless, from a very lacy delicate shawl with fine yarns to a warm cozy afghan with a thicker wool and larger hook."

This book not only provides a reference for many methods of crochet, it is also chock full of incredibly beautiful crochet swatches and bursting with over 400 large color photos! Truly a crocheter/crafter/designer's dream come true!

The photographs of the stitch patterns (swatches) alone are worth the price of the book. You will be truly inspired by all the delightful crochet 'eye candy'! I know I am!

This 2nd Edition includes:

"15 all new crochet projects
20 new stitch patterns (220 in all)
An expanded Basics section
Hundreds of tips and ideas to make your crochet even better than ever."

I LOVE just browsing through this book and I think you will too!

The lovely color photos ignite my creativity and fill me with such inspiration!

I was drawn to this particular color pallette in the book:
Below are a variety of stitches outlined in the book that worked with my chosen color palette above. Each stitch pattern includes step by step instructions on how to re-create the beautiful crochet patterns. Some are easy to do, while others will spur you on to create something quite interesting in crochet. I cannot wait to use the stitch patterns in this book to create my next crochet design!




You can purchase this beautiful book through Amazon at the link below:



The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, 2nd Edition, by Margaret Hubert

You can visit with Margaret anytime at her blog, My Hooks and Needles

You can also see her extensive design portfolio on Ravelry.

Would you like to WIN a copy of this great book? Please leave any COMMENT in the comments section below! We will contact you if you are the winner but please make sure you do not comment anonymously. 

One LUCKY winner will be chosen at random on  OCTOBER 2, 2014! This is one giveaway you will WANT to enter!  ♥


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cache Baskets Free Crochet Pattern - new from Yarnspirations

http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/cache-baskets.html
I ♥ crocheting with Super Bulky yarn and I love making things for my yarn and crochet projects! 
So when I saw these Cache Baskets from the Yarnspirations website, I knew I had to have the pattern! 
The Basket pattern comes with three sizes: 
 
Small: Approx 11” [28 cm] diameter x 12” [30.5 cm] high. 
Medium: Approx 13½” [34.5 cm] diameter x 14” [35.5 cm] high. 
Large: Approx 15” [38 cm] diameter x 16” [40.5 cm] high.
 
The baskets are crocheted with NEW Bernat Mega Bulky yarn. This is a new #6 Super Bulky yarn that comes in 16 beautiful colors!
 
You can download the pattern below: 
 

You will need to Login or Register with the Yarnspirations website to obtain their patterns, but it is well worth it!


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Crochet Pattern Snowman Baby Bib


http://crochetcafe.blogspot.com/2012/04/new-crochet-handwrist-warmers-pattern.html

Snowman Baby Bib was commissioned and designed by me for HGTV. Therefore, the pattern can be found on their website!

http://www.hgtv.com/holidays-occasions/crocheted-snowman-baby-bib/index.html
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