Simply August Boho Bag ~ Red Heart Grand Prize Winner Announced!!!

Simply August Boho Bag ~ Red Heart Grand Prize Winner Announced!!!

Simply August Boho Bag 

Red Heart Grand Prize Winner 


We had so much fun making our Simply August Boho Bag CAL… Lots of great finished projects… Today the Grand Prize Winner of the Red Heart Yarn Prize Package is announced and there are lots of pictures being added to the gallery…  12 finalists made entries… each numbered as they came in.. I used a number randomizer to draw the lucky winning number 8!!!

Congratulations to Lydia W.!!  Just email me your address and Red Heart Yarns will get the yarn coming your way!!!

If you loved this bag… But missed out on the CAL, Later today I will have the pattern in PDF form available for $2 on Ravelry and Craftsy… Watch for the post!!!  The CAL directions will remain available for free posted in the Crochet With Me, Crochet Along tab at the top of the page.

Here are the 12 entries in order

  1. Sally O.

2. Brenda T.

3. Barbara Z.

4. Megan S.

5. Pattie A.

6. Deborah R.

7. Heather G.

8. Lydia W.

9. Lindsay S.

10. Theresa R.

 

11. Gena F.

12. Carolyn B.

That is the 12 entries.. Love them all!!!


Here is my finished bag that has been the Promo Picture.. My lovely daughter was home for college and grabbed the bag and threw it over her shoulder for a quick photo-op… I loved it and decided to use it for the main photo!!  Lucky to have such great children!!


Happy Crocheting and make sure to send your finished photos to my email **[email protected]** with permission to add them to this photo gallery!!!

 

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

 

Ziggidy Zag Summer Square… New Free Crochet Pattern

Ziggidy Zag Summer Square… New Free Crochet Pattern

Ziggidy Zag Summer Square

If you love this Free Square Pattern, Save it to your Ravelry Favorites for easy access… Click Here!!


Are you ready for another fun, easy crochet square pattern ?? Here you go!!!  This is a 12″ square using worsted weight yarn. It can easily be made in one sitting!!

Using this 12″ Square you can make many sizes of beautiful afghans by making several blocks and crocheting them together, Or…  This Ziggidy Zag Summer Square along with my Rainbow Burst Reversible Square and my Festival of Fall Square are all made to work together to make a fun sampler afghan if you want to spice it up!


Materials:

Worsted weight yarn – 2 to 9 colors. 50 – 75 yards total.  I used Vanna’s Choice Yarn

Colors in order

A: Kelly Green    B: Mustard   C: Cranberry   D: Fern   E: Terra Cotta   F: Aqua

 

Hook- Size J

Stitches:

St – Stitch     Sp – Space     Ch – Chain    Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Trc – Treble Crochet     Dec – Decrease (insert hook in st, yo and pull up loop, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up loop, yo, pull yarn thru all 3 loops on hook)

Special Stitches:  

V Stitch – 2 dc in one stitch

Puff Stitch ~ Yo, insert hook in sp, pull up loop, yo, insert hook in same sp, pull up loop, yo, draw yarn through all 5 loops on hook.

Decorative Stitch (sc,trc,sc) in one st. When making this st, make sure to pop the trc to the front of the square. This will make a nice decorative stitch.

Size:

12″ x 12″

Instructions:

Using Color A

Begin with a Magic Circle(video tutorial by Moogly)

Round 1:  Ch 1, *puff st, ch 1*, repeat * * 8 times. Join with sl st to beginning puff st. Finish off. = 8 puff sts & 8 ch1 sps

Color B

Round 2:  Join yarn with sl st in any ch1 sp, ch 3(counts as dc), (dc, ch-1, 2 dc) in same sp, *(2dc, ch-1, 2dc) in next ch-1 sp*, Repeat * to* around. Join with sl st to beginning of ch-3. Finish off. = 32 dc & 8 ch-1 sps

Color C

Round  3:  Join yarn in any ch-1 sp, ch 4(counts as trc), 8 trc in same sp, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, 9 trc in next ch-1 sp*, repeat *to * 2 more times, (dc, ch 1 dc)  in last ch1 sp. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3. Finish off. =36 trc and 4-(dc,ch-1,dc)

Color D

Round 4:  Join with sl st in the 5th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from row 3, ch 4, 6 more trc in same st, *sk st, V st in next st*, repeat *to* one more time, sk st, V st in ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 2 times, sk st, {7 trc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, sk st, V st in ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 2 times,  sk st}, repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. = 4- 7 trc and 20 V sts

Color E

Round 5:  Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle of corner st) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 5 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 28 V sts and 4- 7 trc

Color F

Round 6:   Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 7 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 36 V sts and 4 – 7 trc

Color A

Round 7:   Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 9 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 44 V sts and 4 – 7 trc

Color B

Round 8:   Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 11 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 52 V sts and 4 – 7 trc

Color C

Round 9:  Join with sl st to 4th st of any corner(middle st of corner) from previous round, ch 1, 3 sc in same st, *sc in next 3 sts, (sc,trc,sc) in the center of each of the next 13 V sts, sk st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in the next 3 sts, (sc,trc,sc) in the center of each of the next 13 V sts, sc in the last 3 sts, join with sl st to the beginning sc. = 52 (sc,trc,sc) and 36 sc  *you will continue to use Color C*

Round 10:  Ch 1, sc in same st, {3sc in next st, sc in the next 4 sts, *dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 12 more times, sc in next 4 sts}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, repeat *to* 13 times, sc in last 3 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 148 sts

Weave in ends

That’s it… You now have a Ziggidy Zag Summer Square!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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Emoji Crochet Book Review & Giveaway!!!!

Emoji Crochet Book Review & Giveaway!!!!

Book Review and Giveaway

Emoji Crochet by Charles Voth


Check out this fun crochet design book by Charles Voth!!!  Emoji’s are “the thing” right now and Charles has created 20 designs for us to create so many fun items!!!

Just think of the gift possibilities!!! Birthdays, Christmas or Hanukkah, Baby Shower and just because,,, These cute Emoji Designs would make a perfect crochet gift…

This awesome 127 page book has 20 easy to make projects!! As you can see by the photo, lots of great Emoji’s… Some of my favorite projects in the book include  The Big Grin Hoodie, this pattern is designed for sizes child 2 thru adult 3x!! Chillin Out Cushion and the Stinky Foot Ottoman are also soooooo cute!!.. I know my grandkids will love one of these for Christmas!!!!

Each project is packed with great color photos, easy to read instructions and great notes!  There are graphs for different Emoji’s along with a stitch guide and blank grids to create your own design!!

This book is available on Amazon with Prime Shipping… Buy it now and get started on your holiday list!!!!


Charles was kind enough to give us a book to giveaway also!!!  This giveaway starts today at 3:15 EST and runs through September 10th, 2017 at 12am… Good luck for those of you who participate in the giveaway… I will announce the winner of the Giveaway on Monday September 11th… YAY!!
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Good luck to all and Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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