Saturday, December 9, 2017

Celtic Weave Ornaments and the Pattern Pack Pro Issue 39

Photo Courtesy of Emily Truman Photography for the Pattern Pack Pro.
My Celtic Weave Ornaments can be found in December 2017, Issue 39 of the Pattern Pack Pro. This issue features "Ornaments", these and six others!

If you don't already subscribe to the Pattern Pack Pro, it's a great monthly crochet magazine that focuses specifically on a type of project to help build your repertoire. Use this link to subscribe now - this contains an affiliate link, meaning if you subscribe using it, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you! 
I worked these ornaments up last December (2016) as part of the One Artsy Mama Ornament Exchange. Then, I had only done up one size, and worked over a store bought bauble ornament. For this submission, I decided I wanted to add two additional sizes for more variety, and since doing so, I went with a styrofoam base. You could easily find a bauble that measures the same, and it is as your base instead - it is a really nice finish to have the existing hanger sticking out.

To complete your own Celtic Weave Ornaments, you will need a small amount of lightweight (#3) yarn, 2.4", 2.8" or 3.8" styrofoam ball/s (you can get them in a variety pack, or a pack of one size), and a G6/4mm crochet hook!

For mine, I used a combination of Baby Bee's Sweet Delight Yarn, Hobby Lobby's I Love This Sport Weight Yarn, and Lion Brand's Vanna's Glamour Yarn.

Issue 39 Also Features...

These Crochet Patterns:
     - Santa Cube Ornament by Maxine Velasco
     - Beaded Bauble by Heather Gibbs
     - Snowman Ornament by Diana Moore
     - Nordmann Tree Stockings by Debbie Richardson
     - Upcycled Christmas Ball by Elena Lepretre
     - Ornament Trio by Shannen Chua

This Article:
     - Adding Beads in Crochet by Heather Gibbs
A couple of my favorites include the Santa Cube Ornament (left), and the Snowman Ornament (right)!
Hop on over to the Pattern Pack Pro to subscribe (affiliate link), and get the current issue - December 2017, Issue 39, Ornaments.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Red Velvet Peppermint Pattie Cookies - Recipe Review - Inside BruCrew Life

Remember last holiday season when I told you I had been doing A LOT of baking? I even shared a little about my Christmas Baking in my Living the Dream segment. Anywho, these cookies were part of that marathon, but I never got around to posting my review. Being that they are peppermint, I decided to save them for now (even though peppermint patties are available year round, hehe). Enjoy :)

Back Then: Christmas Baking!! I L.O.V.E. baking, but I don't really do it as often anymore as I used to. I do, however, make sure that every year for Christmas, we have tons of cookies! 

After working up the Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cream Cookies last year, I decided to turn back to Inside BruCrew Life for some more delicious, soft baked cookie recipes and found this Red Velvet Peppermint Pattie Cookie recipe. Since the cookies and cream ones, I had red velvet in my mind - couldn't have worked out more perfectly, with an added bonus - peppermint patties!

Yields:
     24 Cookies (though I got 22 this go 'round)

Time Spent:
     Prep: The first half up to sticking the dough into the fridge took me about 20 minutes, then I waited on it for half an hour, worked up my balls in about 20 minutes and then popped in the oven.
     Bake: 22 minutes
     Cooling: 2 hours, 6 minutes
     Total: Nearly 3 hours, 45 minutes

Ingredients:
     - 1 Red Velvet Cake Mix - I used Duncan Hines Brand Cake Mix
     - 8 tablespoons of butter, melted - I used a whole stick of Country Crock
     - 1 egg - mine was medium sized
     - 4 oz of cream cheese, softened - I used half an 8 oz box of Philadelphia Original
     - 6 Peppermint Patties

**All ingredients were easily found at my local Winn Dixie - not a sponsored post.

You'll Also Need:
     - Spatula
     - Mixing Bowl 
     - Baking Sheet
     - Measuring Cup
     - Knife (I used a butter)
     - Cooling Rack - I found a 3-Tier Cooling Rack at my local Sav-a-Lot for $7
     - Red Velvet Peppermint Pattie Cookie Recipe by Inside BruCrew Life

Ingredient Notes:
     - Peppermint Patties: Recipe calls for minis, but that word did not make it onto my shopping list so I came home with a family size bag of regular sized peppermint patties thinking that's what I'd need, but after I relooked at the recipe, I found they should have been minis. To accomodate, I cut each peppermint pattie into fours.

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Recipe Notes: 
     I rolled all my balls out at the same time, but only managed to get 22 balls. Then I took the peppermint pattie quarters and broke each ball in half, stuffed and re-rolled. After the first 12 were re-rolled on the baking sheet, I stuck them in the oven, and went back to finish up the others.
*When I worked the Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cream Cookies (also by Inside BruCrew Life), I found that my cookies really needed one extra minute to take the correct shape, so for these, I just went ahead and added the extra minute to the baking time (even though the recipe says not to over bake), and they came out perfectly to taste and shape.

In between batches, I put my dough back into the fridge. It definitely gave the dough a nice, solid feel so rolling was quick and easy, and not a big mess.
Now to make your own, go check out Jocelyn's Red Velvet Peppermint Pattie Cookie Recipe!


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Friday, December 1, 2017

Ribbed Granny Stitch Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern

Yay! We have made it to the LAST GrannySpiration Challenge of the year. I am a little sad that the challenge is over, but I am quite proud of myself for sticking to the schedule and theme throughout the whole year. It was a personal challenge that I posed for myself at the end of last year for 2017, and asked a few friends to join in on, and it was awesome working alongside them and seeing what they came up with. At the end of this post, you will find the information for this month's MEGA giveaway, and link up. I have a lot to share about the giveaway below, so brace yourself - hehe!

12/03/17 Update: Okay, so originally I was working on a pattern review of a top I recently discovered. I was so anxious to finish, and even bought a new skein of yarn to finish up, and then at a check point spot (last Thursday night no less), I realized the top was not on point, and would need to be tweaked way too much to be ready in time for this challenge, plus I really didn't want to have to review a pattern for fun, and do a bunch of adjusting to it - call me lazy ;) I ended up putting the yarn back in my stash - I will definitely use some Sweet Delight in future projects.

I sat and thought long and hard about what to make for this challenge... I thought about a Christmas ornament... a tree skirt... a new pillow... finally a cowl idea popped into mind. I jotted the idea down, and went to bed so I could start fresh on the idea.

First thing Friday morning, I pulled out the last skein of Berroco's Vintage yarn from my stash, and got to work on my vision, and the cowl turned out perfectly!
I made the ribbing wide so that it could be pulled up over my face to keep it and my ears warm if it was windy. When not windy, just fold over the ribbing, and it makes for a beautiful collar to go with the granny stitch handkerchief-like pattern.

This cowl only requires one skein, and would make a great holiday gift. Make this in your favorite color, or work the ribbing longer, wider or shorter for a custom fit (and adjust the granny stitch pattern as needed). One last thing I will say about this before I go on to the actual pattern - I wanted mine to be a little looser, but the ribbing has lots of give to it, and stretches about four to five inches. If you want a tighter cowl, shorten the ribbing section by one inch.


Onto the free crochet pattern, awesome giveaway and link up! Thanks for all your support this year!

Please make sure to stop by our other co-host and see what they've been working on too. 

Marjan from Atelier Marie-Lucienne
Sandra from Hakelfieber Austria (in German)
Jenny from Crochet is the Way
Rhelena from Crochet n Crafts
Mariam from Mariam's Creations: Recycle and Create


Materials:
     - I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
     - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn, Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice, Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft, Red Heart's Soft

Time Spent:
     I worked my cowl in two seatings for a total of about three and a half hours.

Measurements:
     As WIP: 6 5/8" Wide in Ribbing, 19" Long Before Sewing Ribbing
     Finished: 9.5" Wide at Ribbing, 11.25" at Tallest Point
     Sized to fit Average Woman/Teen - Ribbing has lots of give

Gauge:
     14 DC by 8 Rows = 4" Wide

Abbreviations:
     SC - Single Crochet
     BLO - Back Loop Only
     DC - Double Crochet
     RS - Right Side of Fabric

Pattern Notes:
     Beginning chain 1 does not count as a stitch, but beginning chain 2 in the granny stitch pattern does.

In the ribbing pattern, it's indicated to work the first and last stitches into both loops as normal. This is to keep a straighter, cleaner edge.
I worked my join in Row 92 with a simple slip stitch, which creates a seam that hides on the wrong side of the cowl, but is visible if you fold the ribbing part down. If this seam bothers you, you may opt to fasten off with a long tail after Row 91, and whipstitch the two pieces together, then you'll rejoin your yarn to begin the granny stitch pattern.

In the first round of the granny stitch pattern, you will work evenly around. In single crochet, this means to work on stitch per row.

Joining will be done to the first stitch, not the beginning chain.

A cluster is referred to as a grouping of 3 double crochets that forms the granny stitch pattern.

Work the slip stitches in the granny stitch pattern loosely as you will work back into these stitches in the final round.

In Rounds 95 through 98, even though there isn't a chain space before and after the center (formed by 3 double crochets, a chain 3, and another 3 double crochets), you will still count it as a chain space to work into as you go.

Pattern:

Begin Ribbing
     Chain 29. SC into the 2nd chain, and into each chain across. (28 SC)

R2 - 91: Chain 1, turn. SC into the first SC, now working into the BLO: SC into the next 26 SC, back in both loops: SC into the last SC. (28 SC)

R92: Chain 1, turn. Fold, and lay right sides together. Working through both layers, slip stitch into the 1st stitch, and across. (28 stitches)

Begin Granny Stitch Pattern
     Turn ribbing so the right side is facing out. Slip stitch into the next stitch. Chain 2. DC into each of the next 2 stitches, chain 1, skip the next stitch, (DC into each of the next 3 stitches, chain 1, skip the next stitch) 22x. Join. (23 clusters)

R94: Turn. Slip stitch into each of the next 3 DC, and then into the chain 1 space. Chain 2. Work 2 DC into the same space, chain 1, (3 DC into the next chain space, chain 1) 9x, 3 DC into the next chain space, (3 DC, chain 3, 3 DC) into the next chain space, (chain 1, 3 DC into the next chain space) 10x. Do not join here, or until the final round. (22 clusters + center)

R95: Turn. Slip stitch into the 2nd and 3rd DC, and then into the chain 1 space. Chain 2. Work 2 DC into the same space, (chain 1, 3 DC into the next chain space) 11x, (3 DC, chain 3, 3 DC) into the next chain space, 3 DC into the next chain space, (chain 1, 3 DC into the next chain space) 10x. (22 cluster + center)

R96 - 98: Turn. Slip stitch into the 2nd and 3rd DC, and then into the chain 1 space. Chain 2. Work 2 DC into the same space, (chain 1, 3 DC into the next chain space) 10x, (3 DC, chain 3, 3 DC) into the next chain space, 3 DC into the next chain space, (chain 1, 3 DC into the next chain space) 10x. (22 cluster + center)

R99 (RS): Chain 1, turn. SC into the 1st 46 stitches, (SC, chain 3, SC) into the next chain 3 space, SC into the next 45 stitches, 3 SC into the next DC, SC into the side of the next DC, (SC into the next 2 DC, 3 SC into the next DC, SC into the side of the next DC) 4x, SC into the next 3 DC, SC into the side of the next DC, (3 SC into the next DC, SC into the next 2 DC, SC into the side of the next DC) 4x, SC into the same stitch as the 1st. Join. (148 SC)
Fasten Off, and Weave in Ends.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Ribbed Granny Stitch Cowl using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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This Month's Giveaway is sponsored by myself, Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots. One winner will receive the 2017 YARN GOODIES ($130 Value) to include...
...A cute little yarn winder [Yarnology], a Luxury Wooden Yarn Bowl [Yarnology], and two skeins of Malabrigo's Rios - a worsted weight, pure merino superwash yarn made in Peru - in the Piedras colorway - a mix of pretty autumn colors.

Why these items? Well... I discovered Malabrigo's Rios yarn earlier this year, and started learning to knit with it. I will say that besides it's soft feeling and gorgeous colors, it's a durable yarn that will easily withstand multiple frogs as well as machine washing without getting very fuzzy. I did purchase both skeins together, and although the tag says "no dye lot", I picked the two that were closest in colors. To go with this yarn, you will need a ball winder to wind your skeins - otherwise you will have a big mess trying to work from the skein it's currently in, and why not have a luxurious wooden yarn bowl to go with the Malabrigo's yarn? This yarn bowl has a large hole in it thread your yarn through, and pull from.
...A blue zippered pencil pouch with three binder rings [7.38" by 10.25"; Imagine], a small notebook [7" by 5"], a set of five funky colored mechanical pencils with extra lead [0.7mm Lead; Inc], a small calculator [DG Office], a set of two pink erasers [Imagine], a Clear Storage Caddy with 6 exterior pockets [8.5" by 5" by 6.25"; June Tailor, Inc] and the best little bright green Soft Handle Scissors [5.25"; Caliber - not photographed].

Why these items? Well, I think a pencil pouch is the perfect accessory to have to hold all your non-hooking supplies. I know that my crochet hook case only has a small pocket in it only big enough to hold a few hooks that don't fit in the spots, a few tapestry needles and stitch markers. I always carry around a pencil pouch filled with my calculator - a must for working out crochet related math problems, numerous pencils and erasers (plus the odd ball pen or two), a notebook for writing down notes as I go along either pertaining to a pattern I am reviewing or an actual pattern I am designing, as well as scissors (which I am also including in this giveaway, but didn't get a chance to photograph) and miscellaneous items. Though I don't have my own caddy, when I saw this one, I thought it would be a great addition. It's small, but holds all your goodies, and would help keep your workplace a little tidier. Wish they had two on the shelf when I went to the store! I definitely would have gotten myself one.
...AND... four sheets of white felt [9" by 12"], two sheets of 7 count clear stiff plastic canvas [10.5" by 13.5"; by Darice], a 3-in-1 Needle Threader [for fine threads, medium weight yarns and heavy yarns; DMC], set of six tapestry needles in sizes 18 to 22 [Yarnology], set of eight Removable Stitch Markers [Clover], a super cute retro looking tin needle case, four black Sew-On-Snaps [Size 4; Dritz], set of six small leather labels ["Made with Love", "#TeamDIY", "Handmade with Happiness" and "100% Made with Love"], four different sets of Organic Elements buttons made of coconut by Blumenthal Lansing [two 1" red hearts, two 1" yellow and blue/green squares, two 1" blue/green ovals, and one 1.5" grayish rectangle], and a pair of Long-Nose Jewelry Pliers [Darice].

Why these items? Well... These are great tools and embellishment pieces.
When I work up little purses, I love to line them with felt - it's one of the easiest fabrics to work with, and won't fray on you! Before sewing in the lining, I like to cut a corresponding piece of stiff plastic canvas to keep my bag stiff and upright. Both can be washed, which is a big plus! You could also use these two items on a handmade basket.
Personally, I use the needle threader, size 18 and 20 tapestry needles for weaving in my ends and sewing pieces together, stitch markers, snap buttons in various projects, and the jewelry pliers. You may think that jewelry pliers may be an odd one to include in a yarny giveaway, but they're great for using to pull your tapestry needle through when weaving in the ends specifically in projects that require a little more energy - like when using cotton or bulky yarns.

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This week I am featuring, from left to right: Dean's Day Blanket is Done, Crochet Inspiration Liefs van de Breimeisjes, and Donation for Sahel eV III (A Granny Square Blanket), Crochet Inspiration from HakelLine. 

Now, Share Your Granny-Spiration Project With Us!

New Granny-Spiration Projects will be shared from your hosts the first Saturday of each month. Post times will vary. You will be able to link up from 12:00am EST on the first Saturday of the month, through midnight EST on the second Thursday from the start date - specific dates are on top of the Rafflecopter form - giving you almost two weeks to link up and enter the giveaway!

Please share projects that are family friendly, and GRANNY INSPIRED through use of regular granny square or solid granny square, granny stitch pattern or other afghan square in the form of a free pattern, pattern review, or inspiration piece. Not limited to crochet or knit.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Snowcapped Cowl & Beanie and Knotions Magazine November 2017

My Snowcapped Cowl and Beanie can both be found in this month's November 2017, Knotions Magazine, along side nine other designs perfect for the upcoming winter season.

This was my first time working with Knotions Magazine. I tested a crochet pattern for one of my friend's not too long ago, and found out she was submitting it to the magazine. Once published, I checked it out, and decided to look into submitting myself. If you aren't familiar with Knotions Magazine, it is a monthly knitting and crochet online magazine which you can view for FREE!
I finished this Snowcapped Cowl and Beanie set a while ago, and was holding onto it to either send in for publication, or post on the blog this Winter. When I found a call for Winter Themed projects for Knotions Magazine, I decided to send them in, and was so excited to have them accepted. 
I used Red Heart's With Love in the colors Tan and White from my stash, but you could use any color combo, or one solid color. You can work the set with one full skein of your main color, and a little of a coordinating color for the ribbing, or you can work a cowl or multiple beanies in just one solid color.

I really love the soft, squishy feel of the With Love yarn, but it works in any respective yarn. I worked a second set up in Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn, adding two stitches to the cowl base, and one extra puff stitch in the hat's beginning ring, and was able to complete both with the same amount of yarn, and produce the same measurements. An alternative to the I Love This Yarn would be Berroco's Vintage Yarn, which is a fantastic yarn, and a step up in quality!

The November 2017 Issue Also Features...

These Knitting Patterns:
     - Study Break Shawl by Emily Connell
     - Astrid Blouse by Alexis Di Gregorio
     - Sinatra Pullover by Joanna Booth
     - Clarita Cowl by Brigitte Sapience
     - Center Street Pullover by Candon Leopold
     - Gifts of the Magi Ornaments by Ranee Mueller of Arabian Knits
     - Horse Track Wrap by Nazanin Fard
     - Autumn Cornucopia Shawl by Yvonne Becker

This Crochet Pattern:
     - Walter the Walrus by Kati Brown
A few of my favorites include the Astrid Blouse (top left), the Center Street Pullover (top right), the Study Break Shawl (bottom left), and the Autumn Cornucopia Shawl (bottom right)!
Now, hop over to the November 2017 Issue of Knotions Magazine, and check it out for FREE!

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Barley Ridge Earmwarmer for the Holiday Stashdown 2017 - Free Crochet Pattern

This is my third time participating in the Holiday Stashdown #CALCentralCrochet. I just love being able to go through yarn in my stash, and get some holiday gifts done up. This year there are 16 free crochet patterns being shared, and a great giveaway. Visit my Time for the Holiday Stashdown CAL 2017 page for more information!

This year, I wanted to change up my design. In previous stashdown's I worked up cowls, but this year, I wanted to make something I could actually wear here in Florida when it gets cold out. Typically, it's only cold out in the mornings and evenings, and hot during the day - too hot really for a cowl. This earwarmer is easy to stash in a purse or even pocket of large jacket when it gets too warm out, or going inside.

Materials:
     - 50 - 65 Yards of Super Bulky Yarn - I used Wool Ease Thick & Quick Yarn in the Barley colorway
     - N15/10mm Crochet Hook
     - M13/9mm Crochet Hook for Gauge
     - Yarn Eyed Tapestry Needle OR a Small Crochet Hook (I used a G6/4.25mm hook) for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Lion Brand's Hometown Yarn, Red Heart's Grande Yarn. You can also try two or three strands of worsted weight yarn held together - this will vary depending on yarn chosen. 

Measurements:
     The Toddler Size is 8.75" wide to equal a circumference of 17.5" to fit a head size of 18-20", and is 3.25" in length.

The Child Size - Teen/Adult Small Size is 9.75" wide to equal a circumference of 19.5" to fit a head size of 20-22", and is 3.25" in length.

The Adult Large Size is 10.25" wide to equal a circumference of 20.5" to fit a head size of 22-23", and is 3.25" in length.

Gauge:
     With an M13/9mm Crochet Hook: 8 SC by 8 Rows = 4" by 4 1/8"

Abbreviations:
     - FHDC - Foundation Half Double Crochet
     - HDC - Half Double Crochet
     - SC - Single Crochet
     - yo - Yarn Over

Special Stitches:
     Working Into the 3rd Loop: In this pattern, I state to work into the 3rd loop. Where is the 3rd loop? I don't have a photo tutorial at the moment, but look at the two loops that you normally work into, then rotate just a little so you can see the wrong side of the earmwarmer. See that other loop just behind the back loop of the two loops that you normally work into? That is the 3rd loop! By working into this stitch, it will pull two other two loops forward to create the ridge pattern.

FHDC: Foundation stitches are worked sideways and include the foundation chain and respective stitch. This is a great technique to use if: 1.) You are working something in the round that needs some added flexibility within the beginning chain, such as a hat worked bottom up, wrist warmers, shirts, pants, etc; 2.) You are working a project like a scarf, but don't know how many stitches you need. You can work the foundation stitch up until it's long enough.
        To FHDC: Chain 2 (counts as a stitch here). Yo, insert hook into the first chain, yo, pull through (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through first loop (to create foundation chain), yo, pull through the remaining 3 loops. First chain and HDC created. Looking at the stitch in your hand, you should see the top of the HDC to the right, and parallel on the left side, it should look like the opposite side of the beginning foundation chain. You will be working in these stitches on the left. To create the next stitch and each stitch after, yo, insert hook under both loops of the foundation chain (left side), yo, pull through (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through first loop (to create foundation chain), yo, pull through the remaining 3 loops.

Pattern Notes:
     You will be working in a continuous round to avoid an unsightly seam. 

If you don't want to work a Foundation Half Double Crochet to start the earmwarmer with, you can loosely work a beginning chain of 41, and work into the back bump of the 3rd stitch from the hook, and into each stitch across, then proceed to Round 2.

Instructions for the toddler size are shown, with the other two sizes in parenthesis.

Pattern:
Chain 2. FHDC 37 (41, 43). Do NOT join. (38, 42, 44 HDC)

R2: Working into the 3rd loop: SC into the next HDC, HDC into each of the next 37 (41, 43) HDC. Do NOT join. [1 SC, 37 (41, 43) HDC]

R3 - 5: Working into the 3rd loop: HDC into the next HDC, and into each of the next 37 (41, 43) HDC. Do NOT join. (38, 42, 44 HDC)

R6: Working into the 3rd loop, SC into the next 2 HDC, skip the next stitch, and then slip stitch into the back loop (not 3rd loop) of the next stitch.

Fasten Off, and Weave in Ends.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Ridge Earwarmer using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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