2018 Blanket Crochet Along with SP3

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I LOVE hosting Crochet Alongs. This year I asked in my Crochet and Conversation group (if you are not a part of this group, you are missing out, come join us) what they wanted me to design for this years Crochet Along. The answer was overwhelming… “BLANKET”! So, my initial thoughts went straight to cute baby blankets but when I inquired further, you all wanted a blanket for Adults! Well, this really stumped me for a LONG time-LOL! You challenged me, forced me to be creative and I am so glad you did.

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This years crochet along was designed just for you!

It has some features that I know you will love. For starters, it comes in 3 sizes:

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When you are done with the main blanket, you are DONE!!! Yes, you heard me right, there is no border (I know happy dancing here too).

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You have no idea how difficult it is to make a blanket for a CAL, you need to have pieces and sections to make it fun. Take out the parts I know you all dread and this is what I was shooting for: there will be NO Sewing pieces together and NO Color Changing. The construction is a little different, you will not be crocheting the typical bottom up. You get to start working a side and crochet to the other side. Something different and I think you will love it!

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Now, sometimes when you make a blanket the project can drag on for what seems like “forever”. This is why I tend to make mostly baby blankets. But, I decided to design a pattern that will work up pretty quick! How does this happen? Well, simply work 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together at the same time and your project is done in half the time. You may also choose to just use a bulky or super bulky  yarn, but I LOVE how the 2 strands turned out!

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This technique of 2 stranded crochet results in the most plush, warm and comfy blanket that you simply cannot wait to wrap up in.

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Now for the fun part. This CAL will run mostly through the month of February and finish up in March. Our first day will actually begin on January 31st though, so don’t miss that! This will give you about 1 and a 1/2 weeks to purchase and receive all your supplies (listed in the ravelry listing). Once the CAL is purchased, you will receive an email to join the facebook group that was created just for this event. There will be live tutorials to show you each step of the CAL.

Join the Blanket Crochet Along today for the best discount.

No code needed for the early bird specials:

January 22-25 – 50% off (only $2.50)

January 26-30 – 25% off (only $3.75)

After January 31 – $5.00

I hope to see you in the Crochet Along group. It really is so much fun to get to know everyone and see your amazing creations.


7th Day of Christmas – Hygge Cozy

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In true Christmas fashion, many of us are running around remembering those last minute gifts that slipped our mind. You know, the fabulous teachers that spend all day inspiring our children, the piano teacher that sparks creativity, the coaches that teach hard work, the neighbors that always offer a smile and an extra hand when you need it. The list could go on and on.

The Hygge Wine and Coffee Cozy is ready just in time!

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As the 7th Day of Christmas is upon us, I am ready to release a fun and quick pattern that is suitable for nearly everyone! The intricate stitches are actually so easy to do you will love it! Whip one up in your favorite holiday colors, favorite sports team colors or any combination you can think of.

Grab the Hygge Wine & Coffee Cozy on:

Raverly: HERE

Use code “7Swans” and get it for only $1.00 through December 25, 2017.

Why Hygge?

I love working with colors that can come to life in a pattern. As I worked up the wine and coffee cozy I fell in love with the look of the stitches. It reminded me of the beautiful Norwegian designs. Can you see the resemblance? I adore the windows in the building, it is such a quaint and perfect setting.


image from: The Unforgetable

And here is a great excerpt from “The Untranslatable” on what “Hygge” is:

There’s no direct English translation for hygge, but the word evokes both coziness and togetherness. “It’s not just cozy with a blanket and a glass of wine,” Kurtz tells Quartz. “It’s also interpersonally cozy—so having a few people with you talking about issues and things you care deeply about. Having some candles lit, maybe a nice warm drink in your hand. Feeling safe and content.”

And there you have it! The unique Nordic Norwegian Hygge Wine & Coffee Cozy!

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But, that is not all!

I want to offer all of you 50% off my entire Ravelry shop, no code needed, through December 25, 2017.

Merry Christmas to you and your family this holiday Season! ~Christine



Slalom Slope Beanie Crochet Pattern

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I love to release new patterns and this one tops the cake! The Slalom Slopes Beanie is a beautiful hat design with so much texture that you are sure to love it. I designs this hat for a dear friend of mine, who’s daughter was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer, at age 18. I was really trying to make a hat that was stylish for the young, warm, and full of texture.

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The Slalom Slope Beanie crochet pattern was made in sizes: Toddler, Child, Youth/Ladies and Adult/Men. Add a cute pom for that added spark of character to its look or make it in a messy bun style (instructions included in the pattern).

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Grab the Slalom Slope Beanie:

on Ravelry, HERE

or on Etsy, HERE.

The beautiful twisting cables reminds me of that first run on the ski hill in the morning. The joy the first run of the morning brings is so amazing. I hope this hat will warm your heart just like that first run warms your spirit!

Want a Discount?

For a LIMITED time, get the Slalom  Slopes Beanie for 50% off, on Ravelry only, through Tuesday December 12, 2017. You must use code “SLALOM” at checkout. 

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If you enjoy seeing sneak peaks, receiving great discounts, being inspired by others crochet projects, want to share you crochet projects and progress, please come and join my Crochet and Conversation Group on facebook. I hope to see you in there!

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Boulder Creek Scarf Crochet Pattern

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Introducing my latest design…

The Boulder Creek Scarf crochet pattern.

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I love the texture in this design. Made of an Aran weight yarn (or light bulky or heavy worsted), you create a neck wrap that will keep you warm. There are multiple ways to wear the Boulder Creek Scarf as well.

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Grab the pattern on Ravelry, HERE (will be 50% off through Friday, December 8, 2017), no code needed.

or on Etsy, HERE.

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If you love this design, please join me in my Crochet & Conversation group of facebook, by clicking HERE. It is a fun group where we share our love of crochet, help me design, see sneak peaks and get the best deals! I hope to see you in there.


Woven Shells Hat & Cowl Crochet Pattern

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I am so excited for the new Woven Shells Hat & Cowl Crochet Pattern. This was inspired by Jennifer in my Crochet & Conversation Group. Which by the way, if you are not a part of, you better come join us by clicking, HERE. Last week I asked what stitches folks would like to see in a pattern. Jennifer posted the Woven Shells Stitch and I already had the cowl so decided to make a set and add a beautiful hat to go with it!

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Woven Shells Hat & Cowl Release SALE!

Grab the entire set for 30% off through Friday December 1, 2017. No code is needed and is valid in Raverly shop only.

I love how the design shows off the beauty of the textured stitches. It really does create a woven look and is nice and warm. You can buy the Woven Shells Hat & Cowl Set on:

Ravelry: HERE

Etsy: HERE

Interested in one of the patterns, I’ve got that for you as well!

The Woven Shells Hat pattern comes in sizes for Child, Teen/Ladies, and Adult/Men. You can make it in a beautiful striping yarn, a solid color, or add a couple colors for some design pop. Then just decide on if you like it with or without a pom… so many decisions you may just have to make more than one.

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Grab the Woven Shells Hat pattern on Ravelry, HERE.

The Woven Shells Cowl comes in a one size fits most and can be found on Ravelry, HERE.

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Cyber Monday Sales with Sweet Potato 3

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Cyber Monday

Today I am keeping it simple so you have lots of time to enjoy your Cyber Monday Shopping. Get your entire order for 60% off in Sweet Potato 3’s Ravelry Shop. Just use code “CYBER” at checkout, good only on Monday November 27, 2017.

Join Crochet & Conversation Today!

I also wanted to take this chance to make sure you have heard about the Crochet & Conversation Group on Facebook. It is an interactive group of fellow crochet lovers. We would love to have you join us. You will be first to know about sales, releases, chances to win free patterns, participate in games and share your work or be inspired by others work. Just click the image below and click “join”.

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