We all need quick projects for gifts all year long. But, especially for Christmas and this is the time of year we need to start those homemade gifts. I had so much fun designing these for the Christmas in July CAL with Stitches n Scraps and Underground Crafter. If you haven’t been following you must! So many fun and free patterns and I get to contribute my new Comfy Houndstooth Slipper pattern!
The Comfy Houndstooth Slippers are a quick project and can be made in so many fun color combinations. They work up quick and are made in a beautiful Houndstooth stitch that is very easy to crochet. Add a pair of these to a gift package of foot soaks and lotions and you have the spa package anyone would love.
You can grab the Comfy Houndstooth Slippers on Ravelry by clicking HERE.
Designed specifically for the Christmas in July CAL mentioned above. Make a point to follow along and submit photos of your final projects for chances to win fun prizes. You can find out more details in my earlier blog post, click HERE, to be redirected.
I loved doing the O’Christmas Tree Skirt CAL last year. Remember this?
But, with my recent move and unpacking and internet issues (oh my!), there is no way for me to take the time to host an entire CAL this year. So, I am super excited to join forces with a group of designers and host a HUGE Christmas in July CAL.
How the 2018 Christmas in July CAL Works
Pia from Stitches n Scraps and Marie from Underground Crafter have teamed up with 14 crochet designers to bring you a month full of patterns to kick start the handmade holiday season. Each week will have a theme.
Week 1 (July 2-6): Babies, Kids, and Teens
Week 2 (July 9-13): Home
Week 3 (July 16-20): Women
Week 4 (July 23-27): Men
Week 5 (July 30-31): Roundup of Roundups and End-of-CAL giveaway
During Weeks 1-4, new patterns will be released from Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, visit Stitches n Scraps and Underground Crafter for even more gift ideas and to learn more about great end-of-CAL giveaway prizes from Page Street Publishing, Global Backyard Industries, LoveCrafts, and Akerworks.
Share your completed project pictures in this post on Underground Crafter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to enter for your chance to win!
How To Join the 2018 Christmas CAL
- You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time.
- Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CrochetChristmasInJuly on all social media.
- If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the Scrappy Stitchers and Underground Crafters Facebook groups or visit this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group.
- By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 16 awesome projects. Get ready for the holiday season while having fun with us!
Visit Underground Crafter to learn more about the prizes, enter the end-of-CAL giveaway, and to get links to each Softie CAL post as it is released.
This is going to be so much fun! The Sweet Potato 3 pattern will be featured on July 18, so mark those calendars and Happy Crocheting!
On Mother’s Day weekend I love to reflect on all the “MOM” figures in our lives and appreciate the relationships with them all. It really does take a village and I appreciate all the women in my village, so this is for you!
All Sweet Potato 3 crochet patterns will be 50% off through Sunday May 12, 2018. You must use code “MOM” at checkout on Ravelry only, click HERE.
One of Sweet Potato 3’s most popular patterns just got a new accessory! Introducing the Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Hat.
The Sleep Tight Teddy Bear hat comes in sizes for newborn, 3-6 month, 6-12 month, 12-24 month and child. The design of the hat includes to braided v cable around the brim and the beautiful block like stitch on the top (video tutorials for each are linked in the pattern). And of course, the adorable sleeping teddy bear tops the hat to add that “melt your heart” touch.
Get the Pattern on Raverly or Etsy today!
Then you can mix and match the pieces to make the perfect gift.
You can grab the Sleep Tight Teddy Bear Set which included the blanket, lovey (small blanket) and the stuffed animal on Ravelry or Etsy.
Have you ever wondered about how some people crochet these amazing Tapestry Crochet pieces? It is a unique artwork using the craft we all love.
Learn Tapestry Crochet in a CAL Environment!
Come join me, starting Tuesday, May 1, 2018 for a fun, event where you can learn how to Tapestry crochet. All you need is some scrap yarn, a crochet hook G (4 mm) and some time. The CAL will last about 2 weeks and I will work with you by hosting LIVE facebook sessions. You will be able to ask questions and have them answered during the event.
I will discuss tips and suggest strategies for planning your tapestry crochet project. You will be given 3 different patterns to work from that will allow you to practice your new skills. Then, you can turn these sample projects into fun sunglass cases!
The cost to join the event is completely FREE!
Just join my SP3 Crochet and Conversations group on facebook, HERE. Click on the event tab and join the Learn Tapestry Crochet event. If you join a little late, no worries, the LIVE videos will be available for replay. I hope to see you in the group!
I am beyond excited to announce that the Big & Comfy Blanket Collection is finally ready!
These blankets have been in the works for quite some time. Hiccup after hiccup kept them from being published, but trust me, they were worth the wait! Check out all 3 blanket designs that are included: The Tranquility Blanket, The Serenity Blanket and the Equanimity Blanket.
Well, all 3 designs are made with a simple technique that makes them extra bulky, chunky and plush! You know those super warm and cozy cowls everyone was wearing this past winter? Well, now you get that same warmth but in an entire blanket! The blankets are all crocheted while working 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together. Not only is this a fun way to crochet, the blankets work up nearly twice as fast and it is a super easy way to double the eye catching texture in these blankets.
Grab your copy of all 3 patterns in the ebook collection for only $10, or if you get it by Sunday April 29, 2018 (mountain time) you can use code “BigComfy” and get it for 30% off!
Here is the link to the ebook on Ravelry: HERE