Friday, June 19, 2015

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To receive 50% off of your entire crochet pattern purchase simply visit and enter the coupon code summersale50 at the check out.

Offer valid until Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Our regular offer of "buy 5 patterns in one transaction and receive 1 free" still applies. Convo us or leave us a note upon purchase as to your free pattern choice, and we will automatically send you your free pattern.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

new crochet pattern - apple of my eye baby hat by kim miller.
Apple of My Eye Baby Hat by Kim Miller
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Welcome the precious, little apple of your eye with a crocheted gift that says, "I love you"! This sweet little apple hat crochets up fairly quick, and the fingering weight cotton blend makes it extra special for baby.

This crochet pattern calls for ½, (½, ¾, 1) ball of Knit Picks® Comfy Fingering Yarn [50 g (1.76 oz)/199 meters (218 yds) per ball], a 3.25 mm (D) crochet hook, a 2.75 mm (C) crochet hook, and uses the following stitches and techniques: adjustable ring, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, front post double crochet, and back post double crochet.

To help you to get a custom fit for that special new bundle in your life, the pattern is complete with detailed instructions for 4 different sizes.
• Size Preemie: Fits 26.7 cm (10½”) in circumference.
• Size Newborn: Fits 30.5 cm (12”) in circumference.
• Size 0(0-3 months): Fits 34.3 cm (13½”) in circumference.
• Size 1(3-6 months): Fits 38.1 cm (15”) in circumference.
Please note that age ranges are approximate and are intended as a general reference
only. Since every child is different, we recommend measuring the child’s head to
ensure proper fit.
Purchase this pattern using the above link and receive 50% off by entering the coupon code "SUMMERSALE50" at the checkout!
Offer valid until Sunday - June 21st, 2015


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

sneak peek.

Something sweet for the little one in your life....

The crochet pattern for this adorable, cotton baby hat is nearing completion
and will soon be ready for publication.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

new crochet pattern - feathers and fans slouch by kim miller.

Feathers and Fans Slouch by Kim Miller
Feathers and Fans Slouch by Kim Miller
Skill Level: Intermediate

This beautiful crochet hat is light and airy enough for you to wear all year!

This well written crochet pattern calls for ¾ of a ball of Berroco® Lace Ultra Alpaca® Fine [100 g (3.5 oz)/400 meters (433 yds) per skein] or comparable yarn, a 4.00 mm (G) crochet hook and a 3.25 mm (D) crochet hook. The hat is worked in one piece from the top down. The finished hat measures 38 cm (15”) in circumference and 26.7 cm (10½”) in length. The ribbed band will stretch to fit 54½ to 57 cm (21½ to 22½”) and will fit most ladies. Please note that the size is approximate and will be affected by the gauge and the brand of wool.

This crochet pattern calls for the following stitches and techniques: Slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble, single crochet 2 together and double crochet 2 together.
Purchase this pattern using the above link and receive 20% off by entering the coupon code "SLOUCH20" at the checkout!
Offer valid until Tuesday - June 16th, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

sneak peek.

The crochet pattern for this light and airy, knit look slouch will be coming to our shop soon!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

in search of inspiration and the kamloops quilt show.

Inspiration can come from many places, and when I'm in a crochet slump rarely do I turn to crochet for inspiration. Instead I head in a different direction and explore other creative avenues. For example this weekend Heathers Fabric Shelf of Kamloops B.C. hosted the 6th Annual Quilt Show and I knew that this would be the perfect place to visit for a creative pick me up. Upon entering the quilt display I was immediately greeted by these 2 friendly faces, Dave and Carolyn of 2GoodClaymates. You may remember that we recently teamed up with them for our "random friday freebie - crochet hook giveaway".

 They had a beautiful table set up displaying their many wares handcrafted from polymer clay.
Of course it was exciting to see their crochet hooks...

...and their large selection of creative buttons.
I am especially fond of their new "yarn ball button".
And doesn't Dave and Carolyn's display of interchangeable jewelry remind you of crochet motifs?
It makes me think about how pretty it would be to dress up a crochet project with a random scattering of colourful flowers.

Also, Dave and Carolyn carry a large selection of scarf jewelry...
...which would make a gorgeous addition to your favorite crochet scarf!


And I won't lie, it was super encouraging to see them using a picture of my crochet pattern for the "Weekend Cowl" to promote their buttons!

At the very next table was Donna of Donna's Yarn & Craft, one of our very own local yarn stores.

 In addition to yarn Donna also carries a large collection of handcrafted shawl pins, buttons and beads. Donna and her mom ,Elsie, are always quick to answer your questions and the best part is....they are crochet friendly!

Then of course there was the large array of quilts...
I always find autumn inspiring so this next design, creatively embellished with leaf motifs, was a personal favorite!
Although the following quilt isn't actually a true harlequin, I've recently become obsessed with the harlequin diamond pattern, and I've been trying to come up with a way to incorporate it into a crochet design.
I am also obsessed with postage stamp art. I have no idea how to incorporate that into crochet, but railroad tracks is an interesting design element.
I love the little chevron border on this piece.
And lastly, lots of crochet motif and paisley inspiration.
I am happy to say that I found the inspiration that I needed not only in the colour and designs of the quilts, but also in the friendly faces and conversations that I had with the local artisans. The entire event was very encouraging, and renewed my enthusiasm for my own craft.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

new crochet pattern - striped baskets by tara schreyer.

Striped Baskets by Tara Schreyer

I love storage!! You can never have enough of it. Create yourself something functional and pretty all at the same time. These little containers are great for storing anything and everything...from the nursery to the laundry room!

The pattern offers instructions for three different sizes:
Small: 4" (10.2 cm) diameter x 2.75" (7 cm) high
Medium: 5.25" (13.3 cm) diameter x 3.125" (8 cm) high
Large: 6.5" (16.5 cm) diameter x 3.5" (9 cm) high

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Offer valid until April 12, 2015.
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