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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Snowflakes Challenge: Week 4


So far, which one is your favorite?


Snowflake #10

Here are the links:

Written Pattern: https://goo.gl/7uMtiW
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/6rDSBY04NGY
Also, don't forget to add your snowflakes at Ravelry: https://goo.gl/WRwCth
And pin this on your Pinterest board: https://goo.gl/jrJsD2


Snowflake #11

Here are the links:

Written Pattern: https://goo.gl/tbwfoz
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/LcYU_4lEhXA
Also, don't forget to add your snowflakes at Ravelry: https://goo.gl/1UnFUe
And pin this on your Pinterest board: https://goo.gl/jo79Db


Snowflake #12

Here are the links:

Written Pattern: https://goo.gl/FYwtYq
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/EeWcitqKfZA
Also, don't forget to add your snowflakes at Ravelry: https://goo.gl/FU3NUJ
And pin this on your Pinterest board: https://goo.gl/zrjU4H

Hey crochet friends, I would like to grab this opportunity to brag about how talented my husband is! He is making these beautiful ergonomic crochet hooks! The handles are made of resin blanks that he hand-turned and he is attaching it to crochet hooks that are either Susan Bates or Boye brand. We are selling this in my Etsy shop: www.anabelletracy.etsy.com 😊




He is also making ergonomic and interchangeable crochet hook set! This one is the most popular design. Isn't it beautiful! The set includes the sizes C/2 (2.75 mm), D/3 (3.25 mm), E/4 (3.5 mm), F/5 (3.75 mm), G/6 (4.00 mm), and H/8 (5.00 mm). Please check out our Etsy shop: www.anabelletracy.etsy.com for other designs and more information. Thank you!


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Previous Weeks:

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Snowflakes Challenge: Week 3

Free Snowflakes Patterns & Video Tutorials

Time flies when you're having fun! Here are the snowflakes for week 3.


Snowflake #7

Here are the links:

Written Pattern: https://goo.gl/LEQbDP
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/BAhumvbiNho
Also, don't forget to add your snowflakes at Ravelry: https://goo.gl/rqqYm7
And pin this on your Pinterest board: https://goo.gl/RFw7CV


Snowflake #8

Here are the links:

Written Pattern: https://goo.gl/2b3jmK
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/j7jHuTmobgc
Also, don't forget to add your snowflakes at Ravelry: https://goo.gl/WvQaTh
And pin this on your Pinterest board: https://goo.gl/VLPKnE


Snowflake #9

Here are the links:

Written Pattern: https://goo.gl/hHqZR4
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/P8j54DCKouA
Also, don't forget to add your snowflakes at Ravelry: https://goo.gl/nGjD5u
And pin this on your Pinterest board: https://goo.gl/SUkd7W


Other than making snowflakes, I have several projects that I made the past few weeks as well. My other goal this year is to crochet or knit 30 preemie hats to donate on my 30th birthday in May. So far, I have 10 and starting my 11th hat.


I also made a new set of slippers for myself. I made the same style of slipper two years ago and I finally have worn the old one out after wearing them almost every day. This pattern is called My Heart & Sole and design by Kinga Erdem of My Hobby is Crochet.

Free Crochet Pattern House Slipper

And here is my first amigurumi for this year, a very cute Unicorn Pudgy Pal Stuffed Toy! This is designed by Joni Memmott of Briabby Designs. I'm lucky to be one of her regular pattern testers and to see first her latest designs!

Baby Unicorn Amigurumi

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Snowflakes Challenge: Week 2

crochetreasures, 2018 CAL, 100 Free Crochet Snowflakes Patterns, Free YouTube Video Tutorials

One of the frequently asked questions is how to block snowflakes and what kind of stiffener to use. Clyndia D. Mathews, author of Crochet Memories made an excellent list of stiffeners from commercial brands to homemade solutions along with recipes, opinions, and expected results for each!

crochetreasures, 2018 CAL, 100 Free Crochet Snowflakes Patterns, Free YouTube Video Tutorials

Snowflake #4

Here are the links:

Written Pattern: https://goo.gl/xRijvz
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/1WdtLi6oTyg
Also, don't forget to add your snowflakes at Ravelry: https://goo.gl/9cTqqA
And pin this on your Pinterest board: https://goo.gl/pyW1VS

crochetreasures, 2018 CAL, 100 Free Crochet Snowflakes Patterns, Free YouTube Video Tutorials

Snowflake #5

Here are the links:

Written Pattern: https://goo.gl/GjPi7C
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/cWFLHx7xT0E
Also, don't forget to add your snowflakes at Ravelry: https://goo.gl/bSwxr7
And pin this on your Pinterest board: https://goo.gl/jATUQS

crochetreasures, 2018 CAL, 100 Free Crochet Snowflakes Patterns, Free YouTube Video Tutorials

Snowflake #6

Here are the links:

Written Pattern: https://goo.gl/rFNU1o
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/zEjOMW4cgoU
Also, don't forget to add your snowflakes at Ravelry: https://goo.gl/vXzTun
And pin this on your Pinterest board: https://goo.gl/KtAa2d

So, how do I block my snowflakes? I use a water-glue (Elmer's All Purpose Glue) solution as the stiffener.  I dip my snowflakes in the solution then squeeze the excess. I use an empty pizza box as my blocking board. My awesome brother made a blocking template for me! I tape it down on my pizza box, on both sides, then wrap it with kitchen plastic wrap. And pin my snowflakes using rust proof T-pins. I'm an impatient person, I blow dry my snowflakes to dry it quickly.

Blocking Template

You can download the blocking template from the files section of my Facebook group crochetreasures.

Blocking Template For Snowflakes

How do you block your snowflakes? Do you have a different technique? Please share in the comment section below if you have!

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Snowflakes Challenge: Week 1

How to Crochet Snowflakes, Free Written Patterns And Video Tutorials

Two years ago, I set a very ambitious goal of crocheting 365 snowflakes. Unfortunately, that goal was not achievable so I adjusted it to make 100. But life happens, we moved, and I packed all my things. I ended up with 87 snowflakes. This is the reason why my "100 Snowflakes" blog post has missing 13 pictures, I didn't make it to 100.

This year I will again attempt to make 100 snowflakes, and not that all. I will make a video tutorial for each of them! I will upload the video tutorials every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on my YouTube channel and try to update this blog every Saturday with a summary of the week's work.

If you'd like to work with me to meet this goal, just subscribe to my YouTube channel and be sure to hit the bell icon when you subscribe. That will get you a notification every time I post a new tutorial.

With this said, I'd like to say thank you to Mrs. Deborah Atkinson at http://www.snowcatcher.net for allowing me to use her patterns to make the videos.

Here are the three complete snowflakes for week one!

CAL 2018 Crochet Challenge 100 Snowflakes

Snowflake #1

Here are the links:

Written Pattern: https://goo.gl/fxRNii
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/HfFgxPyJH50
Also, don't forget to add your snowflakes at Ravelry: https://goo.gl/ogHNSS
And pin this on your Pinterest board: https://goo.gl/5QHqzf

CAL 2018 Crochet Challenge 100 Snowflakes

Snowflake # 2

Here are the links:

Written Pattern: https://goo.gl/d8wvBB
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/TcyYMB4IlMI
Also, don't forget to add your snowflakes at Ravelry: https://goo.gl/ensVMr
And pin this on your Pinterest board: https://goo.gl/5QHqzf


CAL 2018 Crochet Challenge 100 Snowflakes

Snowflake # 3

Here are the links:

Written Pattern: https://goo.gl/yNLybB
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/TQd-B7wFelY
Also, don't forget to add your snowflakes at Ravelry: https://goo.gl/hT2kgZ
And pin this on your Pinterest board: https://goo.gl/5QHqzf

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I hope that you join with me in this fun challenge. If you do, make a comment below and let me know where you are from! Happy Crocheting!

Next:
Snowflakes Challenge: Week 2
Snowflakes Challenge: Week 3
Snowflakes Challenge: Week 4
Snowflakes Challenge: Week 5
Snowflakes Challenge: Week 6
Snowflakes Challenge: Week 7
Snowflakes Challenge: Week 8


Monday, January 1, 2018

Pompom Party



Got a lot of scrap yarns from previous projects? Make them into pompoms! Here are some ideas of what you can make from pompoms.


Pompom Hair Ties by Artful Crafter By Gemma


Pompom Headbands by Brit + Co



Pompom Earrings by Strange Magic Shop



Pompom Key Charm by Pearl And Shine Jewelry



Pompom Paperclips Bookmarks by Amos And Fern


Pompom Garlands by Love Bohemians


Pompom Pillow by akailochiclife


Pompom Rug by Dona Fortune


Pompom Tree by Motte's Blog


Pompom Wreath by Mollie Makes

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