(Events) Crochet at Michaels Open House

I demo’d crochet yesterday at two stores for Michaels open house. Heading back again today to celebrate Lion Brand’s 135th Birthday and demo crafts made with Bonbons.  As part of the celebration:

  • 20% off sale on all Lion Brand yarns.
  • A chance to enter a raffle to win one of 135 prize packs filled with Lion Brand yarns.
  • A tutorial from the Michaels staff on how to make a scarf or necklace with Bonbons.
  • The first 25 customers will receive a free Bonbon.

Lion Brand 135th Birthday Party celebration takes place today at all participating Michaels stores from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

*no compensation received for this promo, except for salary received as Michaels employee

This Is Crochet – End of Summer Crochet Pattern Sale

This Is Crochet End of Summer Sale

The 50% OFF – END OF SUMMER SALE ends at midnight EST on Sunday, September 22.  If you have ever thought about trying a This Is Crochet pattern, this is a great time to do it.  No coupon codes are needed.  Discounts will appear in shopping cart after items are selected.

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Seven Free Patterns for Crochet Gifts

Crochet Me! Free Crochet Ideas: 7 PatternCrochet Me! has put together a free e-book collection of seven crochet patterns that are perfect for handmade gifts.  The collection includes a hat, juggling balls, hat & scarf set, market bag, baby cardigan, lace bracelet, and nesting dolls.

Visit Crochet Me! to download your free book.  Interweave does require free registration to the Crochet Me! membership community which allows you to access the blogs, forums, videos, and galleries. Plus, you can share your work with the other crochet community members.

Flit Scarf Crochet Pattern – $4.97

Flit Scarf Crochet Pattern – $4.97

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Crochet Scarf PDF Pattern #TICas003/13/s

$4.97*

Flit is an airy, lightweight scarf that is perfect to wear as the seasons change. It can be worn as a fashion accessory to compliment an ensemble or with outerwear as an additional warming layer. Flit’s lacy interior is constructed using a combination of Tunisian simple and knit cluster stitches, and it is surrounded by a border of Tunisian knit stitches.

TECHNIQUE

Crochet

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

85.5″ long x 7.75″ wide

MATERIALS

Knit Picks “Shimmer Hand Dyed Lace Yarn” (70% baby alpaca, 30% silk; 1.76 oz/50 g , 440 yd/402 m, CYCA #0 – Lace) color used in sample #E766 Eucalyptus (1 skein)

Size H/8, 5.0 mm Tunisian hook (minimum 6″ long) or size needed to obtain gauge

Yarn Needle

GAUGE

Blocked
5 sts = .75″ in Tks
5 rows = 1″ in Tks
25 sts = 5.5″ in Stitch Pattern
13 rows = 4″ in Stitch Pattern

*A version of this pattern is also available through Knitpicks Independent Designer Program at a reduced rate.

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New Spring/Summer Crochet Patterns from This Is Crochet

 

Look for new Spring / Summer #crochet patterns on ThisIsCrochet.com and Ravelry this weekend #ThisIsCrochet

For those of you who cannot wait until the weekend, a little birdy says try KnitPicks.

Crochet at NY Fashion Week 2012

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Hariette Cole debuts luxury crochet accessories at NY Fashion Week 2012

Harriette Cole debuted a new line of crocheted accessories this month at NY Fashion Week.  Harriette curated luxury fibers, which she used to create scarves, wraps, hats, and gloves for her 108 Stitches Harriette Cole Collection.

The collection was shown at the Hair Rules Salon in New York City, and it has received several favorable mentions since it was shown.  You can view the collection at http://harriettecole.com/108-stitches/.

In addition to her new role as designer for 108 Stitches, Harriette also presides over Harriette Cole Media.  She is also the former lifestyle editor of Essence Magazine, creative director of Ebony Magazine, and Today Show contributor.

I met Harriette this weekend at Blogalicious, and we talked about her new luxury crochet collection, fibers, and pricing.  Harriette loves yummy fibers like cashmere, alpaca, silk, and even paper.  I suggested that she design something scrumptious for one of the crochet publications.  I enjoyed meeting and talking to Harriette, and I look forward to connecting with her in the future.  I always get excited when I meet people who are doing big things with crochet!

Introducing Fleurette – Tunisian Crochet Scarf

Fleurette Tunisian Crochet Scarf downloadable crochet pattern by TurquoizBlue for This Is Crochet

 

Fleurette is a full-length, Tunisian knit stitch scarf with wide, double crochet fleurette borders on each end. The scarf can be wrapped and folded for a variety of looks.  The sample used for the pattern was made with a worsted weight mulberry silk, which has a nice drape after it has been blocked.  This pattern is recommended for natural fiber yarns because it needs to be blocked.

This scarf is a fashionable and unique statement accessory for any wardrobe.  The downloadable PDF crochet pattern is available in the This Is Crochet Shop.

 

Fleurette Scarf Crochet Pattern – $6.97

Fleurette Scarf Crochet Pattern – $6.97

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Crochet Scarf PDF Pattern #TICas002/12/s

$6.97

A Tunisian knit stitch scarf with wide, double crochet fleurette borders on each end. The scarf can be wrapped and folded for a variety of looks.

TECHNIQUE

Crochet

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

70” long x 8” wide

MATERIALS

Worsted Weight Yarn (582 yds/532 m, CYCA #4 medium) (not recommended for synthetic yarn)

  • Yarn used in sample Vijay Fibers “Mulberry Silk” 20/2×5 ply (100% silk, 9.3 oz/264 g, 582 yds/532 m [combined total for all skeins], CYCA #4 medium, worsted) #553019 Teal Green, 3 skeins used (2 – 3 oz, 1 – 3.3 oz)

Size I/9, 5.5 mm Tunisian hook (minimum 6” long) and size I/9, 5.5 mm crochet hook or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Yarn Needle

GAUGE

Unblocked
24 sts and 11.75 rows = 6” in Fleurette Section
24 sts and 30 rows = 6” in Tunisian Section
Blocked
22 sts and 11 rows = 6” in Fleurette Section
22 sts and 19 rows = 6” in Tunisian Section

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New Scarves and a Skirt

preview of new scarf pattern from This Is CrochetNew scarf designs and a skirt are coming soon. The skirt probably won’t be available until around Spring, though. This is a sneak preview of one of the scarves.

I haven’t submitted anything for publication in a while, but I’m going to start again. I miss doing that.

The Crimson Cape is now available for purchase in the Interweave Store. I’ve seen some awesome versions of the cape on Ravelry.