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Flash Sale: Jingle in July 2022 – Designer’s Picks

Flash Sale: Jingle in July 2022 – Designer’s Picks

Jingle in July is back! Last year’s flash sale was so popular and so much fun that myself and a group of wonderful designer friends decided that we would surprise you with the event again this year. HOW Jingle in July WORKS: Each day a 

Trinity Sweater – the Perfect Transitional Piece!

Trinity Sweater – the Perfect Transitional Piece!

Today I am introducing you to the Trinity Sweater. To be honest I wasn’t sure whether to call it a sweater or a tee …. it’s somewhere in-between! Those shorter sleeves make the trinity sweater the perfect transitional piece and is a must for any 

Week 3 – Stash Busting Challenge

Week 3 – Stash Busting Challenge

This is the final week of the Stash Busting Challenge for 2021! There have been some fabulous patterns offered to you through this challenge this year. Not to worry, there is still some fabulous patterns to be had below. Make sure you grab them with the code before 11:59pm EST on 29th June 2021.

How it works:

  • Participating designers will be offering you a free pdf version of one of their patterns for one week. They will be available from midnight EST on Wednesday until 11:59pm EST on the following Tuesday.
  • Make a note of the coupon code below – it is the same for all of the patterns that are available this week.
  • Click on the photo of the pattern you would like from our round up post below. This will take you to the designers blog post about the pattern or directly to their shop.
  • Use the code to get the free pdf download.
  • Don’t forget to show the patterns some love on Ravelry as thanks for the freebie!
  • Come back to this round up post and click on the next pattern you would like and repeat!

The code you will need for this week’s patterns is SBCHALLENGE

 

 

Shall we dive in?

Patterns available 23rd – 29th June 2021:

1. Classic Striped Potholder by Joy of Motion

This pot holder perfectly matches the dish towel from earlier int he stash busting challenge. If you got the dishtowel then this is a must have pattern also!

2. Paige Mod Scarf by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Our Paige Mod Scarf works up quickly, is suitable for confident beginners and uses one skein of Caron Cakes. Add tassels or pompoms to the ends for some extra pizzazz.

3. Candy Cane Blanket Square by Knitting with Chopsticks

There is something about a pattern with stripes … This one has given me an idea! Anyway, so many things you can do with a blanket square. What will you use this one for?

 

4. The Penelope Placemat by Made by Gootie

This pattern is a fairly recent one by Agat. Fun fact…. I helped her name this one because the colours reminded me of Penelope Pitstop and the design reminded me of a racetrack lol. I had my nephew at the time and could just imagine him playing with a toy car at the table waiting for his meal. It is an elegant pretty placemat though!

5. Jellyfish and Octopus Appliqués by Raffamusa Designs

Raffaella has created some super cute appliqués! You should check out the others she has available on her blog too. These are super cute. I would add pins to min to make badges for the kids, or sew them onto beach towels and bags. What would you do with yours?

 

 

6. Gracie Gift Bag by Crafting Each Day

I have loved this design since Suzanne released it! I love the idea of making your own gift bags.

7. Wedge Project Bag by Blue Star Crochet

So many of us crochet in places other than our homes. This project bag would be a useful addition for taking quick projects with you.

8. WIP Bag pattern by Fosbas Designs

This WIP bag is a little larger than the one above, so you can use it for bigger projects or to hold your WIPs if you go away for a few days. This one is so easy to personalise with your colour choices.

9. The lemon peel dishcloth by Loops and Love Crochet

The lemon peel stitch gives such a pretty texture. If you haven’t tried it yet, maybe now is the time!

10. Eyeball Coasters by Hooked on Patterns

We have featured this pattern over on our Stash Busting Sunday feature in our FB Community group. This would be perfect for my teenage nephew’s room as well as halloween parties!

11. Any Way Skinny Wrap by Through the Loop Yarn Craft

This pattern is a great stash buster and has so many uses – hair scarf, scarf, belt … It will work up in no time and looks great!

12. Monstera Clutch by Eclaire Makery

This clutch is larger than it looks. Such a pretty design from the queen of colour work!

 

 

13. Crochet Thick Potholder by My Crochet Space

Potholders are something that you can make and keep to one side to use later. They will always be needed around the kitchen. I keep a few in case I need to replace any of mine, or need a quick gift.

14. Happy Scrappy Sweater by Carroway Crochet

Pam is one of those designers where when I see a pattern I know whether it is hers! She pours her happy bubbly character into every one! This is a great project, especially if you are new to garment making! And it’s suitable for him or her!

15. Seaside Mug Rug by Desert Blossom Crafts

How sweet are these mug rugs? I am loving the shell detail down the middle.

16. Pankh Dishcloth by Knitter Knotter

Last but not least, another great but practical pattern for you. Like potholders, it is always wise to have a few dishcloths ready to replace older ones when they start to wear or have a stash for quick gift ideas!

 

17. USA Mug Rug by Remington Lane

Just in time for the 4th July celebrations. This one would also make a great gift idea.

 

 

That is the final round up of the Stash Busting Challenge! That is 19 great patterns from 19 fantastic designers! I hope you have enjoyed this event as much as I have.

 

Don’t forget:

Join our Facebook Community Group and share all the makes from this event with us! It’s a lovely supportive group. Just remember to answer the three quick joining questions.

 

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Easter and Clover Coffee Beanie Cozies Crochet Patterns

Easter and Clover Coffee Beanie Cozies Crochet Patterns

This week, we are releasing two CBC’s for you: Clover and Easter Coffee Beanie Cozies!  We wanted to give you enough time to make both for both Holidays. The Clover CBC features an applique that is attached while working the project–don’t worry!  I show you how 

The Kate Scarf

The Kate Scarf

The Kate scarf is our newest member of the Kate Collection! The Kate collection is actually named after one of my sisters. There are a few more items coming in this collection – we have a beanie, a baby bonnet and baby blanket, a mug 

Asymmetrical Scarf Crochet Pattern

Asymmetrical Scarf Crochet Pattern

Asymmetrical Scarf Crochet Pattern

Our newest release, the Asymmetrical Scarf crochet pattern is here! This can be either a summer weight or winter weight scarf, depending on the yarn used.

When I designed this pattern, I was wanting something different than the traditional scarf. I love the mod scarves, but I really wanted to test my skills.

The Asymmetrical Scarf has a pointy end and a wide end. It curves inward, exposing stair-like “steps” on the outer edge. You can put tassels on the ends or leave it as it is. Either way, it looks awesome.

I originally used Lion Brand’s Mandala yarn, which is labeled as a medium weight yarn. However, as most of us that use that yarn know, it’s more like a DK yarn. I recommend using a DK weight yarn for either summer or winter, and just choosing a different blend.

By blend, I mean acrylic, cotton, alpaca, whatever you prefer.

 

 

Pattern Insights

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You’ll learn all about short rows in crochet with this pattern. I highly recommend the use of stitch markers while crocheting this pattern. You will need them to keep track of where to stop crocheting for the short rows.

When I made this pattern, I had to count my stitches and rows often, to make sure I didn’t do too little or too many rows or stitches. Especially at first. After a while, you’ll get used to how it looks and can gauge when to start paying attention for doing that next short row.

Materials

1 skein Hayfield Spirit DK or 1 cake of Lion Brand Mandala yarn.

5.5mm hook (despite working with light weight yarn, the 5.5mm works great for this project)

Scissors

Stitch Markers

Tapestry Needle

Sizing

Approx 53’’ long and 12.5’’ wide at the bottom edge

Links

Etsy

Ravelry

Sunflower shop

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The Paige Crochet Collection of Patterns

The Paige Crochet Collection of Patterns

The Paige Collection of Crochet Patterns I felt it was high time we put our Paige designs together in one place so each pattern in the collection of crochet patterns could be viewed. The collection includes a beanie, a scarfie (toddler scarf), a bib, a 

4th of July Crochet Patterns You Will Need!

4th of July Crochet Patterns You Will Need!

, The Only 4th of July Crochet Patterns You Will Need! In 2019, we designed some very cool 4th of July crochet patterns that you just need to have for your home!  I personally use my bunting each year on my fireplace and I have 

Sun at Home Event – Free Patterns

Sun at Home Event – Free Patterns

We teamed up with some  designer friends to bring you the Sun at Home event where each designer offered you a FREE PDF Pattern for one day during May 2020.

The patterns were for items that you can use outside in the garden if you (like me) are forced to stay home for 23 hours a day during lockdown.  There was something for everyone –  coasters, sun hats, afghans and lots in between!

The patterns were rather fabulous so we thought we would keep the post as a round-up of patterns that you can use inside or outside. A lot of these are still free on the designers’ website, but some you will now only be able to get as paid patterns (although in truth the cost of them is very often less than a coffee at Starbucks! Click on the photos to go to the designer’s post.

 

Monogrammed Mug Rugs by Sincerely Pam

Check out these monogrammed coasters / mug rugs by Sincerely Pam.

I really love these mug rugs and can’t wait to make some myself! They are a great way to personalise a gift and would also make great office or teacher appreciation gifts!

Pam has thought of everything and includes a tutorial on tapestry crochet, how to change colours and how to read a graph. Everything is there for you to give these a go!

Click on the photo or go here.

monogrammed mug rugs

Shawl by Hanjan Crochet

This gorgeous shawl by Hanjan Crochet has some fabulous drape. Its a modern take on a c2c project so if you are looking for a fabulous twist on the traditional c2c project then this is for you! It is written in both UK and US terms.

Shawls are great because you can use them all year … as a scarf in winter or over the shoulders to keep the breeze off you in summer. They are one of those projects that get used regardless.

 

9 Minute Coasters from Ned and Mimi

Today’s offering are these great 9 minute coasters from Ned and Mimi. You really can make one of these in 9 minutes so they are awesome stash busters if you have some t-shirt or super bulky yarn. They would make a super addition to the patio table or picnic bench.

 

 

Iced Coffee Cup Cozy from Carroway Crochet

Carroway Crochet are featuring this Iced Coffee Cup Cozy. Now, with our coffee beanie cozies I know how great these things are! Not only do they protect your hands from the cold or the heat coming through the cup, they also help to stabilise the cup and help prevent accidents! Did you know they had that built in health and safety feature? I didn’t until I learned the hard way and burned myself on a very hot cup of tea one time when the cup lid flew off with the heat and the cup crushed in my hand ….

 

Freeze pop sleeves from Green Fox Farms Designs

Today’s pattern just makes me smile! These Freeze Pop Sleeves from Green Fox Farms Designs are just fabulous and there is something to suit anyone! I can see these being a firm favourite with the kids. And they are great scrap busters. Problem with these is that if you make one you have to make them all!

 

 

Sunny Sorbet Shawl from Bear Rye

Bear Rye is offering you a free pdf copy of their Sunny Sorbet Shawl! I love the colours she used in this one (I find myself very drawn to yellows!) This shawl can be used to keep the summer breezes from your shoulders or as a scarf in cooler seasons. Don’t you love it when your accessories have multi-purposes?

The Sunny Sorbet Shawl

 

Bunting by Cosy Rosie UK

Bunting is such a great way to cheer up a garden, or any room in the house! This one from Cosy Rosie UK is perfect! Bunting is a great stash buster and scrap buster too. It would also help to make a lockdown birthday special, make it in red, white and blue ready for July 4th, or just because! They are so easily personalised too – appliqués, felt letters, buttons, ribbons, crocheted flowers… The world is your oyster with how you make this one your own.

 

 

Summer Breeze Throw by Ambassador Crochet

This Summer Breeze Throw by Ambassador Crochet is perfect for watching the sunset / sunrise on those warmer days, or sitting under while you watch the kids run around the yard or the world go by on your porch. It has a gorgeous lacy texture  so it looks stunning and you won’t get too warm under it as you enjoy the warmer months.

 

The Summer Breeze throw by Ambassador Crochet

Gingham Placements by Itchin’ for some Stitchin’

You can make these in any colour combos to suit your kitchen decor or just make them bright for the garden table so the kids can have their picnic or barbecue outside! They also make cute gifts.

If you haven’t tried a gingham project before but like the look of it go for it! Gingham isn’t difficult and once you work out what you are doing with your yarns you can wip these up in no time 🙂

 

Magnolia Springs Mug Rugs – Crochetastic Boutique

These Magnolia Springs Mug Rugs are a great stash buster and (I think) have a rustic feel to them. They are quick makes and great for adventurous beginners due to the use of the star stitch, but there is a lot of great videos on how to do this stitch on YouTube! This pattern came as a surprise because there are also 2 other patterns in the PDF!

 

Wrapped in Diamonds Wrap by Jo’s Crafty Hook

Have you seen the Wrapped in Diamonds wrap from Jo’s Crafty Hook? It uses the argyle stitch and is so pretty! Its a great summer wrap because of the lacy texture of it and is perfect for those summer evening walks or wearing in the garden while you read a good book or watch your hubby barbecue.

 

Bonnet by Jaded Crafts and Creations

Jaded Crafts & Creations have this understated but super cute bonnet in sizes 0-24 months. It gives the perfects amount of cover to protect their little heads from the sun with a slight brim to keep the sun out of their eyes whilst they are playing!

If you have no children to make this for it would make a great item to donate!

 

Easy Breezy Sun hat by Fosbas Designs

Don’t you just love a sunhat? This one brings me back so many memories! Of course, this one is much cuter than the plastic ones we had as kids! I love Fosbas Designs’ take on this. It is practical, functional and will not take up much room in your bag if you aren’t wearing it.

The pattern has sizes from toddler to adult so you can make one for the whole family.

 

 

My Favourite Sun Hat – Strings and Cuddles

For those of you who also love a more traditional sunhat with the whole head covered, Strings and Cuddles have designed this rather beautiful sun hat.

The pattern requires 250-400 yards of worsted weight cotton and a 5mm hook. Its makes a super cute mummy and me project! I can think of several people who would love one of these. Its a pity Mother’s Day has been and gone!

 

Flowers in the Garden Shawl by Needle Klankers

Needle Klankers are gifting you this beautiful lacy shawl today. Its called Flowers in the Garden Shawl and is another one perfect for keeping that summer breeze off you or keeping you warm as you sit by the campfire while the sun starts to set. It is made with 4 ply yarn and a 5mm hook so the drape will be just gorgeous.

 

 

Sea Waves Basket by Raffasmusa Designs

I am LOVING this Sea Waves Basket from RaffamusaDesigns! This particular one is made with t-shirt yarn and its fabulous! Maybe its because I live right on the coast. Who doesn’t love a great storage basket? They can be used anywhere in the home or garden and for just about anything. What would you use yours for?

 

Sunshine Crochet Coasters by Crafting Each Day

I am loving the combination of the herringbone half double crochet with the shell stitch boarder. It looks quite stunning. These are perfect for indoor or outdoor use and are a great way to use up some of your scraps! You will need small amounts of DK (#3 weight) yarn and a 4.5mm hook.

This pattern is available as a free pdf download until midnight EST tonight!

To get yours grab the coupon code above, then click here or on the photo below. You will be taken to the designers blog post where you will be able to see all of the information about the pattern. If you want it click on the button in the post and use the coupon code.

 

X’s Can and Bottle Cozy by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Have you seen our Can and Bottle Cozy pattern? They are great for the kids in the garden, on picnics or at barbecues. My daughter insists that I always carry some of these and the coffee beanie cozies we have in my bag at all times … just in case they are needed. And to be fair she loves them! They are super easy to make, take me maybe 20 minutes each and are a super scrap buster pattern! Your choice of colours for this one just makes each cozy look so different (check out the photos on Ravelry if you don’t believe me lol). With the 4th July coming up quickly why not make some in red, white and blue??

 

 

Drops of Colour Coaster – CCbyFRan

CCbyFran have this super colourful Draops of Colour coaster pattern. She released it especially for this event and is also a sneak peak at one of the patterns she will have available in her ’25 Colourful Coasters E-book’ which will be released in June.

This pattern is suitable for beginners and is a great scrap buster too! Its also perfect for indoors or outdoors use and your choice of colours would make each one different. Im thinking that it would also look good using different shades of the same colour and watching the transition from dark to light or vice versa.

 

 

Vineyard Lanyard by Through the Loop Yarn Craft

Today’s pattern is so quirky that I just love it! I’m not personally a big wine drinker (in fact I don’t really drink much at all ) but I know so many people who would just love this! I might make myself one for the glasses of orange juice. Its definitely made it onto the ‘to make for Christmas gifts’ list!

The pattern uses approximately 30 yards of #4 worsted weight yarn and a 5mm hook and the pattern is suitable for beginners.

Ashley’s blog post for this made me giggle – check out the list she made of when this can be used!

 

Crochet Mason Jar Covers by Cute as a Button Crochet

This design was actually inspired by her son and this is a good pattern for beginners to start to branch out with. You work in the round with dc, hdc and sc and there is some back loop only thrown in there. This is a perfect pattern for the outdoors as it helps to keep bugs from drowning in your drinks! Another great idea for a scrap-busting / stash-busting project. I would make mine in several colours so that drinks can be easily identified. We often put our drinks down on picnics,  go and kick a ball around and then come back and wonder whose drink is whose.

 

 

I am kind of sad that this event has come to an end with this pattern! It has been great fun bringing you all of these wonderful patterns from designers around the world. We have had so many lovely comments on the blog, social media and via email about this event and are thrilled that you have loved it as much as we have.

If you make any of these we would love it if you could share your makes with us, either in our Facebook community group or with the hashtag #sunathome.

 

Stash Busting Challenge Week 4!

Stash Busting Challenge Week 4!

The Stash Busting Challenge Week 4 has now finished!! Can you believe that it is over already? Did you collect the patterns when they were available? I have decided to keep the round-up posts because a lot of these patterns are available either free on