Day 3 of the Thanksgiving Crochet Event

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Crochet Event

What is your favorite Color? I have been just a little obsessed with mustard yellow lately! When the I found out today’s focus was Color, I knew I had to feature something with yellow. I recently released a very fun pattern that I used a ton of yellow in, so today I am Thankful that I get to share it with you.

Pocket Pillow Pattern

The pocket pillows are so fun and useful, they make a great gift as well. Just add a fun accessory to the pocket and your gift is complete. The pattern comes with 3 main pillow case designs and then you get to choose from 3 different textured pockets to pick from. The combinations are endless!

  Pocket Pillow

As part of the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event you can grab the Pocket Pillow Pattern pattern for only $1.00 through midnight tonight (11/14/18), but you have to use the code: Colors3

Grab the Pocket Pillow Pattern: HERE

And from 3 MORE designers!

Since I am doing the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event with 3 other designers you can also get their patterns for only $1.00 as well with the same code: Colors3

SP3

Grab all 4 with this quick link: HERE.

Or keep scrolling to see the other featured patterns by Crafting Friends, Ambassador Crochet & Snappy Tots.

A Round the Flower Garden Afghan by Crafting Friends Design

Crafting Friends

Jordan Baby Sweater Set by Ambassador Crochet

Ambassador Crochet

Huggy Slippers by Snappy Tots

Snappy Tots

Make sure to check back each day for the next 8 days to see the rest of our 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event!

Thanksgiving

 

Day 2 of the Thanksgiving Crochet Event

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Birthdays

One of my favorite things to celebrate is the birth of a new baby! So, I am so excited for Day 2 of the Thanksgiving Crochet Event. We are reflecting on Thanksgiving of birthdays today, and there is no birthday more special than the actual BIRTHday. So for today I have updated one of my favorite patterns for newborns that makes a fun and quick gift.

Newborn Crochet Socks

These cute little socks are so cute and have a knit look. They only come in one size but are a cute gift or gift topper. They can be made to go along with a hat, blanket, sweater or can be just a cute accessory to go with any gift.

Sweet Potato 3  Crochet Newborn Socks

As part of the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event you can grab the Newborn Crochet Socks pattern for only $1.00 through midnight tonight (11/13/18), but you have to use the code: 2Bday

Grab the Newborn Crochet Socks: HERE

And from 3 MORE designers!

Since I am doing the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event with 3 other designers you can also get their patterns for only $1.00 as well with the same code: 2Bday

Stacked Blocks Pants by Crafting Friends Design

  Crafting Friends

Ava Grace Baby Blanket by Ambassador Crochet

Ambassador Crochet

Cupcake Snuggie Sack by Snappy Tots

Snappy Tots

Make sure to check back each day for the next 8 days to see the rest of our 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event!

Thanksgiving

 

Day 1 of the Thanksgiving Crochet Event

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Day 1 of the Thanksgiving Crochet Event is here! I am so excited to take the next 10 days and reflect on what I am thankful for in my life. Today we are focusing on, friends. Friends are so much a part of our daily lives. They are the ones we call when we are joyous and want to share our excitement, when we are sad and need a pick me up, the ones we  want to reciprocate those same feelings right back at them. I challenge you all to take a minute and call a friend, text a friend, or tag a friend to just say “Hi” and that you are “Thankful” for them.

Girlfriend Mini Scarf

For our topic of “friends” I first thought of “girls night”. I love going out with my girlfriends, I know there will be so many giggles and funny stories told and made. I noticed at my last girls night out that each one of us had a cute scarf on. They were all a little different but all so cute. So, I knew I wanted to design a cute fun mini scarf to release today. So, I introduce the Girlfriend Mini Scarf:

Sweet Potato 3  Girlfriend Mini Scarf

Sweet Potato 3

I love how you can get 3 looks with this fun scarf! And now for the fun part. As part of the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event you can grab the Girlfriend Mini Scarf pattern for only $1.00 through midnight tonight (11/12/18), but you have to use the code: bff1

Grab the Girlfriend Mini Scarf: HERE

And there is MORE!

Since I am doing the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event with 3 other designers you can also get their patterns for only $1.00 as well with the same code: bff1

The Mountain Lace Infinity Scarf by Crafting Friends Design

Mountain Lace Infinity Scarf  Crafting Friends

BFF Chain Link Hat & Wristwarmers by Ambassador Crochet

Ambassador Crochet

Mulberry Beanie & Band by Snappy Tots

Snappy Tots

Make sure to check back each day for the next 9 days to see the rest of our 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event!

Thanksgiving

 

Lattice Scarf Remix with Nicki’s Handmade Crafts

It is time for a pattern remix!!!

What is a pattern remix? Well, it is when you take a pattern and change it just a bit to make it different. Kirsten Holloway organized a fun pattern remix between 13 crochet designers, including myself. You can find the details about the Designer Remix, HERE.

Kirsten Halloway & Sweet Potato 3

 

I was so excited to look through all the designers shops and fell in love with Nicki’s Homemade Crafts Lattice Scarf. I knew this was the pattern I would to remix. Look how beautiful it is!

Nikki's Homemade Crafts

If you know me, you know I am a sucker for texture and this scarf is full of it with those amazing raised diamonds. Nikki also provides a great photo tutorial on her blog as well as a video tutorial for those that like to see it in action. Find her full blog post about the Lattice Scarf HERE.

Now for the Remix, a touch of SP3

 

I had some Knit Picks Brava Worsted Weight in Red laying around and with the upcoming holidays, this was perfect. I followed Nikki’s pattern until it measured 32″ long. Then to make it different I added a key hole end.

Designer Remix

Follow pattern until it measures 32″ long, ending on a row 7 repeat (which completes the diamond pattern).

Sweet potato 3

Key Hole Addition:

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn (31)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st across until 2 sts remain, sc2tog, turn (29)

Row 3-5: Repeat Row 2 (each row will decease by 2 stitches, after row you will have 23 stitches)

Note: in Row 5, mark the middle stitch (12th stitch), this will be the placement of the button you will sew on later.

Row 6-11: Repeat Row 2 (each row will decease by 2 stitches, after row you will have 11 stitches)

Row 12-42: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (11)

Row 43: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in last 4 sts, turn (11)

Row 44: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts & chains, sc2tog, turn (9)

Row 45: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, turn (7)

Row 46: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog (5), fasten off and weave in ends

Sew a 1” button on the marked (center) stitch from Row 5.

Sweet Potato 3

Sweet Potato 3

2018 Crochet Cancer Challenge Final Pledges

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We are a week into November and the 2018 Crochet Cancer Challenge has officially wrapped up. Every year that I have organized this Challenge, I am amazed at how committed everyone is to help out. The designers always reach out to join and come up with some amazing designs. All of you crocheters, who crochet relentlessly to create hats to give.

All of this encourages me to continue every year. This was my 5th year organizing the Crochet Cancer Challenge and I was blown away with our final pledge numbers.

Final Pledges

Just to let you know how amazing our final pledge count is, this surpassed last year by over 10,000! We could not have done this without each and everyone of you.

I hope you found the Crochet Cancer Challenge to be as rewarding as I did. I am already excited to organize next years to be even bigger and better. Make sure to bring those donations into your local cancer center, I took my stack in on Monday and it is always so rewarding. I like to think of my Uncle Jeff when I walk into donate, and it make me chuckle just remembering his laugh, it was one that I will never forget. I love you Uncle Jeff!

Sweet Potato 3

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE thank the designers.

A huge part of our success every year is how willing other crochet designers are to give a pattern in exchange for a pledge. I want them to know how much we all appreciate this. So, please, take a little time today to thank them. Write a message on their facebook page, send them an email or facebook message, or even share a photo of the hat you made from their design.

The Firefly Hook  Crochetverse

IraRott  

Blackstone Designs  Accessorize This Designs

Darcy's Crochet Creations  ACCROchet

Sunshine Charlotte Designs  Salty Pearl Crochet

Ambassador Crochet  Charisma Caps

grammyjo lids  Cuddle Me Beanies

Snappy Tots  Underground Crafter

KMT Creations  

Krissy Wonders    

  CPD Designs

Crafting friends Designs  

  

  

More Links about the Cancer Challenge

The posts from the last couple weeks were full of information and should have answered many of your questions. If you think of anything I have missed, let me know so I can inform the other participants. Enjoy crocheting those hats!

  1. Cancer Challenge Introduction, what is it, click HERE.
  2. What type of hat should I make, what sizes and where should I get the patterns, click HERE.
  3. What type of yarn is recommended for the hats, click HERE.
  4. Where should I donate my hats, click HERE.
  5. A fun “start early” project you can add to your hats, click HERE.
  6. Challenge others to join and more fun information, click HERE.

10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event

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Coming Next Week!

I am so excited to announce that I am part of the 2nd Annual 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event. I love having this opportunity to work with a few of my favorite crochet designers and feature some of our patterns in a 10 day series. Starting on Monday, November 12 and running for 10 days, you will hear what we are all thankful for as we reflect on some of our designs.

Crochet Event

10 Days Featured Designers

Heidi Yates

Heidi from Snappy Tots – I love her colorful designs. Heidi has such a fun and spunky personality and it shows in her creative creations.

Kate Wagstaff

Kate from Crafting Friends Designs – I love Kate’s amazing home collections. She designs the most beautiful afghan and pillow sets with color play that always compliments the stitches perfectly.

Kristine Mullins

Kristine from Ambassador Crochet – I love the beautiful shawls and hats that Kristine designs, especially her Winter White Collection. She always has amazing tutorials and how to’s to share.

Christine Naugle

And I am honored to work with these amazing ladies and have the opportunity to share some of my designs from my shop, Sweet Potato 3.

To read more details about the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event click: HERE