Monday, January 15, 2018

Turqua Spring Wreath - Free Crochet Pattern

I have been having so much fun making wreaths over the last year, experimenting with different crocheted bases and embellishments. I know you are thinking, "I haven't seen any on the blog", and you are so right! I have been slacking a little on sharing my wreaths, but I plan on sharing more with you this year.

In preparation for the upcoming Spring, I thought the Turqua colorway from the Super Saver line would be perfect! And paired with it, I chose a trendy gray colorway from the same line, Soapstone.

I oogle over the beautiful Hydrangea wreaths all over Pinterest and Etsy, and I have really wanted to create my own version. This Make it for Me Event hosted by Kathy of Elk Studio was exactly what I needed to get my butt in gear, and work up my own Hydrangea wreath, and I am soooo happy with it! It came out perfect!
If you aren't familiar with the Make it for Me Event, it is basically a time when we stop, and take some time to crochet something for ourselves to wear or display, and enjoy. I don't know about you, but I received a few orders right at Christmas time, plus was finishing up last minute Christmas gifts, and I was just non-stop on-the-go crocheting and creating (and stressing a little bit) for others. It is nice when you have a break, to spend a little time on something special for you! This wreath was my special make for myself to place on my front door.

There are so many possibilities for this wreath - changing up the base color or flowers to match any occasion, holiday or color theme, adding a fun pennant banner diagonal from the flowers of instead of the monogram, how about a bird cut out or a "Welcome" sign? These are just a few ideas. Drop me a line below if you'd like to see a specific design.

After spending all your time crocheting the base and embellishments, save yourself some time, by using your hot glue gun to secure the flowers and leaves. I am not sure if you've used a glue gun with yarn before, but it is very, VERY secure. I have even washed items made that hot glue was used on, and they hold up extremely well.

Materials:
     - 275 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Red Heart's Super Saver, 185 Yards in the Soapstone [Gray] colorway for the wreath base, about 55 Yards in the Turqua [Blue] colorway for the frilly flowers, and 25 Yards in the Tea Leaf [Green] colorway for the leaves
     - H8/5mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Sewing and Weaving in Ends
     - 12" Styrofoam Wreath Form - I used a white Floracraft brand found at my local JoAnn's
     - Basic 12" Wreath Form Cover, an EyeLoveKnots Free Crochet Pattern
     - 6" White Wood Letter (JoAnn's) - "K"
     - Hot Glue Gun and Sticks

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Caron's One Pound, Bernat's Super Value, Big Twist Collection Value Worsted Yarn, Hobby Lobby's Crafters Secret Yarn


Time Spent:
     I had my wreath ready to go in just over three and a half hours.

Measurements:
     12" Wreath

Gauge:
     20 SC by 14 Rows = 6 1/8" Wide by 3 7/8" Tall

Abbreviations:
     SC - Single Crochet
     DC - Double Crochet
     TR - Triple/Treble Crochet - Yarn over 3 times
     DTR - Double Triple/Treble Crochet - Yarn over 4 times
     HDC - Half Double Crochet

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Pattern:

Wreath Base:
     First things first, you will need to work up a Basic 12" Wreath Form Cover, a free crochet pattern found here on the EyeLoveKnots blog!

Wreath Hanger - Optional:
     Chain 43. SC into the 2nd chain, and each chain across. (42 SC)

R2: Chain 1, turn. SC into the 1st 4 SCs, chain 4, skip the next 4 SC, SC into the next 26 SC, chain 4, skip the next 4 SC, SC into the last 4 SC. (34 SC)

R3: Chain 1, turn. SC into the 1st 4 SCs, work 4 SC into the chain space, SC into the next 26 SC, work 4 SC into the next chain space, SC into the last 4 SC. (42 SC)

Border: Chain 1, but don't turn. SC into the side of Row 2 (this is the same stitch as the last), and into the side of Row 1, work 3 SC into the next stitch - corner, working into the opposite side of the foundation chain, SC into the next 40 stitches, work 3 SC into the next stitch - corner, SC 2 into the next side, work 3 SC into the next stitch - corner, SC across into the next 40 stitches, work 3 SC into the next stitch - corner. Join to the first SC. (90 SC) 

Weave in ends, and set aside. This wreath hanger is used to hang on a wreath hanger. The open ends will be at the top, and the slit is where the loop of the wreath hanger will be placed through.

Frilly Flowers - Make 3:
     Chain 79. SC into the 5th chain, (chain 4, SC into the next foundation chain) 74x. (75 loops)

After working last single crochet, fasten off with a long tail and pull up last stitch to break loop. Starting at the end that does not have the yarn tails, you will begin rolling up the piece. The loopy part will form the "petals" of the flower. After flower is completely rolled, turn to the bottom, and use your yarn tail to secure the flower. Make long strides from one side of the flower to the other, making sure to work through all layers. Weave in final end.

Leaves - Make 4:
     Chain 12. DC into the 4th chain, TR into the next chain, DTR into each of the next 2 chains, TR into the next chain, DC into the next chain, HDC into the next chain, SC into the next chain, slip stitch into the next chain, chain 2, slip stitch into the same as the other slip stitch, and turn to work into the opposite side of the foundation chain. SC into the next chain, HDC into the next chain, DC into the next chain, TR into the next chain, DTR into each of the next 2 chains, TR into the next chain, DC into the next chain, chain 3, slip stitch into the same stitch as the beginning DC. 

Fasten Off, and Weave in Ends.

Assembly:
     Your wreath base should already be sewn closed on the styrofoam base. Next, decide where to place your flowers, leaves and letter. To do so, lay them down on top of the wreath base, and move around until you have found the perfect spots for them. I suggest using them to cover up the seam from sewing the two ends together of the wreath form cover. The larger seam sewn lengthwise to join the two sides of the wreath cover should lay on the inside back of the wreath, and not be visible.
For mine, I knew that because the letter was a little heavier, that I wanted it to be closer to the bottom center so it wouldn't make the finished wreath tilt. I placed it slightly off centered. Keep in mind, that it is best if the letter reaches the side too, so it can be tacked down here as well for extra security. After deciding on the letter placement, I placed the first flower closest to the letter, and then the other two flowers following each other. After I had the flower placement down, I added in the leaves in between the flowers, making sure they didn't touch each other, but were sticking out a bit so they could be clearly seen over the flowers. After I was satisfied with the placement of everything, I carefully picked up one item at a time, and hot glued down.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Turqua Spring Wreath using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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An Introduction: How to Turn a Hobby That You Love Into an Actual Business

Remember back in June when I shared The Importance Of Hobbies For Seniors: Staying Connected, Sharp, And Healthy? It was a contributor post by Maria of Hobby Jr., and she is back to share this introduction into turning a hobby into an actual business. 

I have been wanting to talk about different aspects of being a blogger and business owner for a while, but just haven't gotten around to actually finalizing all the posts I've started. When Maria reached out to me about sharing this post, it really put it into gear in my mind. Consider this introduction just the beginning! 

Are you interested in learning about a specific aspect? Feel free to drop me a line below with any questions you may have, and I will try my best to answer them!

It's everyone's dream to love their work, but it's an elusive concept for many. Instead of trying to force yourself, to love a business created by someone else, why not try to create your own business based on something that you love doing? It's not a pipe dream to turn a hobby into a successful business, but it does take hard work, vision, and persistence. Here are some tips on how to do it.

Don't Assume That Just "Doing" Your Hobby is the Only Business Plan...
Just because you are good at something, it doesn't mean you can build a successful business around it. You may carve the best wooden horse statues in the world, but is there a market for your product? Enough to sustain a business? That's why it's important to know that there is more than one way to build a business around a hobby. Beside just doing your hobby, you can also build a business around things like designing products and accessories for enthusiasts of your hobby, teaching people how to be better at your hobby, writing or speaking about your hobby, or fixing or repairing items associated with your hobby for others.
For example, if you are a crochet pattern designer, you might also dye your own yarns to accompany the designs, create your own crochet kits of the designs, create a line of clay ergonomic crochet hooks or custom stitch markers, or even have a line of t-shirts or tote bags with fun crochet related sayings and pictures.

Hit the Marketing Hard (and Focus on the Internet)...

When it comes to hobby-themed businesses, the marketing is key. You are not just selling your product or service, you are selling yourself too.
“You can be the best in the world at what you do, but if you don't market your business, you'll never get customers. Read up on small business marketing and observe how similar businesses promote themselves. Set up a website for your new business and get comfortable using social media. Start making connections online and in your community,” says LegalZoom.com.
A dedicated web designer or social media marketing expert may very well be your first hire, and that's okay - it's that important. The first step in your business plan should be what you want your brand to look like. Brand consistency is the number one way a new business can generate traction. Spend money designing t-shirts for your brand. Take time to design logos for stickers, business cards, and other merchandise. If you think that you can get by on the quality of your product alone, you are mistaken.
Why Doing What You Love is So Important...
Whether you’re working in an office or from home, job stress is the leading cause of stress in many people’s lives. While you may think working from home is a walk in the park, Redfin describes it as, "depending on how you structure it, [it] from home will either be the most rewarding or the most stressful job you've ever had." There’s no way to fully eliminate job-related stress, and in reality, you wouldn’t want to as it provides motivation in limited doses. But by doing something you truly love, you can reduce many of the negative aspects, and actually live longer, according to Laura Garnett for Inc.. Not only does doing something you love help reduce stress and anxiety, but it also gives you a better sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Stress, as we know, is a factor in mental and physical illness. By choosing to build a business out of something you love, you can literally make yourself healthier.
Not all hobbies are destined to be successful businesses, but if you can envision a market for your product and/or service, know how to market not just it, but yourself as well, and have the persistence and drive to succeed, you can definitely turn something that you love into something profitable.
Photo Credit: Pixabay
Thanks again, Maria, for sharing with us!

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Super Crafty Sunday Link Up #1 - EyeLoveKnots Sponsored Giveaway

Welcome to the very FIRST Super Crafty Sunday Link Up! For a few years now, I have wanted to host a fun link up party where everyone can share with me, and others. The EyeLoveKnots blog is a blog of many crafts because I personally love it all. Also, as a blogger, I participate in many link ups on a weekly basis because it is a great way to meet new people, find posts I may not have come across otherwise, and a great source of traffic. Please, please! Make sure to visit, comment, pin, share the love by visiting others who have linked up, so we can all help each other, and have fun!

Eventually, I would like to have two (or more) link ups a month, but until the numbers are high enough to warrant, you can expect at least one a month. 
This week I shared my crochet pattern review of the Gradually Cowl, designed by Julie of ACCROchet.

This month's giveaway is, I feel, a perfect addition to a craft stash, especially for those of use who are trying to be more organized this year. Personally, I use these boxes, and I have separate boxes to house my beads, buttons, jewelry findings, etc, and highly recommend using them! 

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Gradually Cowl - Crochet Pattern Review - ACCROchet

My friend Julie of ACCROchet reached out to me last week, and asked if I'd be interested in pattern testing this Gradually Cowl for her. Naturally, I said yes! After many days of working on it, it is finished! And I feel pretty accomplished :)

I really, really love how this design combines the two stitch patterns of ribbing and the star stitch. It creates a really pretty, and fun combination. Also keep in mind the turning because it is so important to help the ribbing and star stitch rows really pop.

Materials I Used:
     - 345 Yards (or half of three skeins) of Deborah Norville's Serenity Sock Weight (#1) Yarn in Soft White, Navy and Black
     - G6/4mm Crochet Hook (larger than suggested)
     - #20 Tapestry Needle for Sewing & Weaving in Ends
     - Gradually Cowl, Crochet Pattern by ACCROchet

Material Notes:
     Original piece worked by Julie in Artfil Color Bundle (which is a yarn that comes pre-tied together to great the perfect ombre affect), or she suggests six different colors of fingering weight yarn to create the same ombre affect. At my local JoAnn's where I bought my yarn, I found three colors that I thought would go well together, and tried to create my own ombre affect.

Time Spent:
     I worked this cowl is several seatings, but all together, took just over six hours to complete.

Measurements:
     My final measurements came to be 8 1/8" wide (or 16 1/4" in circumference) by 11 1/4" tall. See pattern notes.

My Gauge:
     6 Stitches by 12 Rows in Ribbing = 1 1/8" by 2 1/4" (larger than in pattern)

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Pattern Notes:
     Though my gauge came out larger than pattern calls for, the finished width of my piece came to be smaller than pattern states measuring 8 1/8" across. I did try on the piece as I worked, and it stretches well and comfortably. I wasn't going to go for the open back at first, but being that it was measuring smaller, I decided to follow the instructions for it. Also, I tried on the piece after completing four sections, and really liked the height. If I worked up another cowl for myself, I'd finish it off there, which is a little over 7" tall (otherwise, without the open back, it bunches). I'd also jump up another hook size to get a wider finished piece.
For the sewing part of the ribbing rows, I worked mine as a whipstitch, and it came out perfectly! If you choose to go this right, just keep in mind not to pull too tight or the seam with bunch and might not sit right - See my seam above! Alternately, you could slip stitch the two layers closed, but it would leave a noticeable seam that does not lay flat on the wrong side of the piece (which would be up against the neck), and creates a line that could be mistaken as another row.
For ending with open cowl, I find there is no need to finish off after Row 102, because when you turn, you will already be working on the right side.

For the last star stitch of R103, I did not chain 1 to secure, but did add a half double crochet into the last stitch to keep the end straight. The yarn over of the half double crochet creates a space equal to a chain 1.


For Row 104, instead of chaining two, and counting as a half double crochet, I chained 1, worked two half double crochets into each eye around, followed by 1 in the last stitch.

Other project ideas: You could work the same piece with only 5 sections, and then sew one end closed to create a slouch hat, or you could work this in rows back and forth to create a scarf, washcloth, blanket or rug (to name a few project ideas). 
With so many size, yarn type and color options, I would love to see them! Please share your photos on my EyeLoveKnots Facebook page, or join the EyeLoveKnots Crafting Community to share your creations, and see what other's are up to!

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Chunky Cabled Capelet - Free Crochet Pattern

You may remember me mentioning this feature back in October of 2016 when I first told you this design was featured in the Happily Hooked Magazine Issue #30 - You can read that post here, and see some of my favorites from the issue - and now I can finally share it with you here! Enjoy :)
Two things inspired the designing of this capelet:
  1. I worked the Cowl Shoulder Cozy back in January of last year. This design was by Salena Baca for Red Heart Yarns, and I was in love with the design and how wonderful it was to wear around.
  2. This design was only my second project worked with cables, my first being the Cable Twist Hat that I shared back in April of last year. Up until I tried this hat, I was super intimidated by crochet cables. If you are like I was - don’t be! It is so easy to work, and create an amazing look and texture. I knew once I completed my Cable Twist Hat that I wanted to design a cabled capelet and so I set out to do so!

Upon completion of my design, I found a submission call for the Happily Hooked Magazine to the theme of Rustic Autumn and so I sent it in, and it was chosen!

Originally I worked my design in the redish-pinkish colorway you see to the left, since that is what I had on hand, but then worked the Oatmeal colorway after chosen. Lighter and solid colors will show the cable design the best (and are easier to photograph). This being said, you can find this design in the Happily Hooked Magazine for the Rustic Autumn, Issue #30, which features some gorgeous garments, accessories and home decor.


Materials:
    - 545 - 763 yards of Chunky/Bulky Weight Yarn - I used five skeins each of Deborah Norville’s Serenity Chunky Yarn in the Oatmeal colorway. The L/XL size will require 7 skeins.
    - L11/8mm Crochet Hook
    - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends


Material Notes:
    Yarn Alternatives: Red Heart’s Medley Yarn, Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Chunky Yarn, Michaels Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn, Paton’s Classic Wool Bulky


Time Spent:
    I worked on this piece for several days, a little bit at a time. It took me about 3 hours, 45 minutes to work up the S/M size.


Measurements:
    In Circumference: 44.5”, 54.5”; Length: 13”


Gauge:
7 DC by 4 Rows = 3”


Abbreviations:
    FDC - Foundation Double Crochet - See Special Stitches
    SC - Single Crochet
    HDC - Half Double Crochet
    DC - Double Crochet
    FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
    BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet
    Cr6F - Cable Over 6 Stitches - See Special Stitches
    yo - Yarn Over
    BLO - Back Loop Only
    DC2tog - Double Crochet Decrease Over Two Stitches
Special Stitches:
Foundation stitches are worked sideways and include the foundation chain and respective stitch. This is a great technique to use is: 1.) You are working something in the round that needs some added flexibility within the beginning chain, such as a hat worked bottom up, wrist warmers, shirts, pants, etc; 2.) You are working a project like a scarf, but don’t know how many stitches you need. You can work the foundation stitch up until it’s long enough.
        To FDC: Chain 3 (counts as a stitch here). Yo, insert hook into the first chain, yo, pull through (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through first loop (to create foundation chain), yo, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining two loops. First chain and DC created. Looking at the stitch in your hand, you should see the top of the DC to the right, and parallel on the left side, it should look like the opposite side of the beginning foundation chain. You will be working in these stitches on the left. To create the next stitch and each stitch after, yo, insert hook under both loops of the foundation chain (left side), yo, pull through (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through first loop (to create foundation chain), yo, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining two loops.         
Cable Stitches are fun, but can also be intimidating. No worries - it’s easy! My tips for working the row immediately following the Cable row is to go slow, pull the stitches apart to see them clearly and make sure you are working into the posts, and not the stitches. It may look wonky at first, but just keep working through the series up to the next cable row and it will all fall into place. Keep in mind that the rows following the Cable row are all worked regularly around, not in the order that you worked the Cable row.
You will work into the posts of the previous row to create the cable using a FPDC.
To Cr6F: Skip the next three posts, FPDC around the next three posts. Working in front of the stitches just created, FPDC around each of the skipped three posts starting with the one furthest right.
Pattern Notes:
    Joining will be to the first stitch of each row, not the beginning chain, unless otherwise stated.
Beginning chain 1 counts towards final stitch count, unless otherwise stated.
Instructions for S/M size given, with L/XL size in parenthesis.
Brackets and Parenthesis both show repeats.
You can easily work this capelet up longer by working more repeats, or wider by using a larger crochet hook or adding 13 more chains to beginning.
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Pattern:
    Chain 3. FDC 116 (142). Join. (117, 143 DCs)
R2:  Chain 2. (FPDC around the next 2 posts, HDC into the next stitch) 2x, FPDC around the next 6 posts, (HDC into the next stitch, FPDC around the next 2) 2x, [HDC into the next stitch, FPDC around the next 6 posts, (HDC into the next stitch, FPDC around the next 2 posts) 2x] 7x (9x), HDC into the next stitch, FPDC around the last 6 posts. Join. (117, 143 stitches)
R3, Cable Foundation:  Chain 2 (doesn’t count as a stitch). [(FPDC around the next 2 posts, HDC into the next stitch) 2x, Cr6F over the next 6 posts, HDC into the next stitch)] 8x (10x), (FPDC around the next 2 posts, HDC into the next stitch) 2x, Cr6F over the next 6 posts, HDC into the 1st stitch. Join. (117, 143 stitches)
R4 - 7: Chain 2 (doesn’t count as a stitch). [(FPDC around the next 2 posts, HDC into the next stitch) 2x, FPDC around the next 6 posts, HDC into the next stitch] 8x (10x), (FPDC around the next 2 posts, HDC into the next stitch) 2x, FPDC around the next 6 posts, HDC into the 1st stitch. Join. (117, 143 stitches)
R8 - 17: Repeat Rounds 3 - 7, 2x.
R18 - 19: Repeat Round 4, 2x.
R20 - 21: Chain 1. Working into the BLO, SC into the 1st stitch, and each stitch around. Join. (117, 143 SCs)
Fasten Off. I weaved in all of my ends up to this point right now.
Ribbing: Attach yarn to the opposite side of the foundation chain.
S/M R1: Chain 2. DC2tog, (DC into the next stitch, DC2tog) 38x. Join. (78 DCs)
L/XL R1: Chain 2. DC into the 1st stitch, (DC into the next stitch, DC2tog) 47x. Join. (96 DCs)
R2: Chain 2. FPDC around the next post (which is the decrease from Round 1), (BPDC around the next post, FPDC around the next post) 38x (47x). Join. (78, 96 stitches)
R3 -8: Chain 2. FPDC around the next post, (BPDC around the next post, FPDC around the next post) 38x (47x). Join. (78, 96 stitches)
    
Fasten Off and Weave in Remaining Ends. I worked an invisible join. You can see a photo tutorial of this technique in my Newborn Twin Chunky Beanie post.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Chunky Cabled Capelet using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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