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Monday, 1 December 2014

Big Sale: 50% off Craftsy's Freeform Crochet Class

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For one week only you can get 50% off Craftsy’s Freeform Crochet Class. This takes the class down to only $19.99. Offer ends on December 7th, 2014 at 11:59pm MST.

I was lucky enough to take part in this class. I learned so much!

Myra Wood is the instructor for this class. Throughout the seven lessons she will share with you many techniques needed to get started with Freeform Crochet. You will also learn how to make a one-of-a-kind scrumbled bag.

Lesson 1: This lesson is a great start to the class. You will be introduced to Myra Wood and be introduced to the world of Freeform Crochet. Myra makes you feel comfortable improvising your crochet, talks you through creating a flat fabric and shows you how to begin your crochet using the magic circle.

Lesson 2: In this lesson you will learn how to build out your fabric and create spirals.

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Lesson 3: This lesson is all about texture. Myra teaches you how to do four textured stitches. The fan, popcorn, berry and box stitch. You will also learn how to overlay stitches on top of your fabric to add more interest to your motifs.

Lesson 4: Myra will now teach you more special stitches to use in your freeform crochet. The bullion stitch and the crab stitch.

Lesson 5: Now you will learn how to make some scrumbles. These are the basis of freeform fabric. You will learn how to join your shapes, fill in ditches and how to work around the outside edge.

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Lesson 6: Learn how to join the fabric to fit a template and then learn how to add edges and fill in holes to square up the sides.

Lesson 7: This lesson is all about finishing. Learn how to turn your fabric into a handbag. Myra teaches you how to seam, create a lining and add a button closure and strap. Myra also shows you a variety of other projects you can create with all the techniques you have just learned.

While I was practicing all the stitches and attempting my first piece of freeform crochet, my daughter came up to me. She decided that whatever I was making should be for her (she’s three). So I had to come up with something to quickly turn it into. I went with a hat. It’s just about summer here so she will have to wait to wear it but she is pretty happy with how it turned out.

Freeform crochet gives you the perfect opportunity to be creative. I loved just letting go and placing stitches where ever I wanted to. I urge you to try it. If you are not sure on what you would make with it, simple type ‘Freeform Crochet’ into a search box and let the inspiration in. Anything is possible.

Also until 11.59pm MST on the 1st of December, 2014 you can get all Craftsy Classes for only $19.99. They have a lot to offer and I am sure you will find something you absolutely love.

This post was sponsored by Craftsy.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Granny Square Crochet Along Revisited (Week Twenty Seven)

Welcome to Week 27 of the Granny Square Crochet Along. If you have just arrived please feel free to join in. We would love to see your squares. FACEBOOK GROUP.

You can find out more information about this CAL here:

Each week we have a winner picked through Congrats to Judy Newton for winning this week.

Now onto this weeks squares. The first one would make a great Christmas Afghan.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Granny Square Crochet Along Revisited (Week Twenty Six)

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Another week down, only 8 more to go. If you haven't already, I would suggest starting to join your squares about now. Here are some posts I put together which might help you out.

10. Different Ways to Join Granny Squares
10. Ways to get the Perfect Finish on Your Crochet Afghan

If you want to knot more about this CAL see here:

The winner this week is Nicole Hedrick. Congrats

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Granny Square Crochet Along Revisited (Week Twenty Five)

Week 25 of the Granny Square CAL is a fun one. I love the Princess Square (middle). I could see an entire afghan made with it.

As most of you already know, each week if you complete the squares you go into the draw for one of my eBooks. You can find more information about this here:

This weeks winner is Miya Bones-Scotchman

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Granny Square Crochet Along Revisited (Week Twenty Four)

If you want to know more about this Granny Square CAL please see this post.

Now *drum roll please*, the winner of the eBook from last weeks squares is

Anne Grethe Schnejder Bjerregaard

Big congrats to you.

Another giveaway going on at the moment is from Craftsy. You can win a place in Stacey Trock's online class, Crocheting in the Round: Mix and Match Hats.

Find out more here:

Here are this weeks squares:

Which one is your favorite.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Craftsy Class Giveaway! Crocheting in the Round: Mix & Match Hats

When Craftsy offered me the chance to review one of their online classes I jumped at the chance. I love Craftsy classes. No exaggeration there either. I have taken part in four classes before this one and each one has provided me with valuable skills.

Craftsy is also giving you the chance to win a place in Stacey Trock’s online class, Crocheting in the Round: Mix & Match Hats.

Click here for your chance to win a place in this class.