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Thursday, November 26, 2015

2nd Annual MEGA SaleAbration!

A wonderful group of crochet designers have teamed up for the 2nd annual Mega SaleAbration!
All you need to do is:

Here are the links to the participating shops:

Don't forget to enter the giveaway, too! 
(Click on the picture, it will take you to the rafflecopter for a chance to win a $100 gift card to your craft store of choice)


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wine Cozy {Free Pattern}

Copyright 2015, Alessandra Hayden.
Difficulty: Easy

Gauge: 10 dc and 4 rows = 2" square

Size: Fits a standard 750ml bordeaux wine bottle

- 80 yards Sport Weight Yarn
- Crochet Hook H-8/5.0mm
- One 1" button
- Scissors, needle & coordinating thread

Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Sc = Single Crochet
BLO = Back Loops Only
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch

Make a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc from rounds 1 to 4) dc 7 into the ring, join with a sl st on top of the ch3. (8 dc)
Round 2: Ch 3, dc into the same st, 2dc in each st around, join. (16 dc)
Round 3: Ch 3, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join. ( 24 dc)
Round 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts* - repeat from * to * around, join. (32 dc)
Round 5: Ch 1, working on the BLO, 1 sc in each st around, join. (32 sc)
Round 6: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 from now on), *sk next st, dc in next, ch 1* repeat from * to * around, join on the 3rd chain of ch-4 at the beginning of the round. 
Rounds 7-25: Sl st on to the 4th ch of ch-4 from previous round (by doing this you’ll have your st centered). Ch 4, *dc in the next ch-1 space from previous round, ch 1* repeat from * to * around, join. 
Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Closing Tab:
Ch 29, dc in 11th chain from hook (button hole made), dc in each remaining ch across. Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Using needle and thread, sew button.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Necklace Free Pattern {English and Portuguese}

Difficulty: Easy
Dificuldade: Fácil

Gauge: Not crucial for this project
Amostra: Não é necessária para este projeto


Hook: 1.25mm
Agulha: 1.25mm

I used this 18inch necklace I found at Michael's, but you can use a satin ribbon, leather or even crochet a long chain.
Eu usei este colar de 45,7cm que eu achei na loja de artesanato, mas você pode usar fitinha de cetim, fita de couro ou até mesmo fazer um correntinha longa.

For crocheting the circles, I used this Maxi mouline embroidery thread by Circulo.
Para fazer as rocinhas de crochê, eu usei a linha Maxi moline criada pela Círculo.

How to make the circles:
Chain 5, slip stitch to form a ring, chain 2, hdc 11 into the circle. Slip stitch to close. (12 hdc)
Fasten off, weave in ends.
I made 15, but you can make as many as you want!

Como fazer as rodinhas:
Faça uma correntinha com 5 pontos, feche com um ponto baixíssimo para formar um anel. Faça 2 correntias e 11 pontos meio altos. Feche com um ponto baixíssimo.
Eu riz 15 rodinhas, mas você pode fazer mais ou menos, dependendo do seu gosto!

Use your crochet hook to help you pull the necklace through the middle of the circles.
Use a sua agulha de crochê para auxiliar a passada do colar pelo centro da rodinha.

Tie a knot on each side of the circles to keep them in place.
Dê um nó de cada lado das rodinhas para que elas não se movimentem.

That's it, now you have a fun and colorful necklace to wear!
É só isso, agora você tem um color colorido e alegre para usar!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Laura Bag

Sheesh, I just realized I haven't posted in awhile, I really didn't mean to do that, but I suppose having too much going on in life makes that kind of thing happen. We're remodeling our kitchen, well, actually most of the downstairs and it has been rough, although I know I will appreciate it when it's done. Anyhow, the kids have been doing lots of activities (ballet, chess club, ukelele lessons, gymnastics, swimming lessons), which is great, I just haven't found a balance yet. Is there such a thing anyways?? ;)

The Laura bag is a new design I created and published this month, it's roomy and you can choose to line if you want, but since it's all made in single crochet, it's pretty tight! I used worsted weight yarn and a G (4.00mm) hook to make it.

You can find the pattern on ravelry, craftsy and etsy.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

The YARNIT giveaway!

I am beyond excited for this giveaway. You ask why? Well, because I have my very own YARNIT and I love it! I take it with me to the beach, to the park and it keeps my yarn from rolling away and getting dirty! Do you have cats or dogs? The YARNIT is great to keep your pets from playing with the ball of yarn you are using. Seriously, I love it!

What do you need to do to enter? It's simple, just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter gadget below and you will be all set to go.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends on Friday, October 9, 2015. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 13, 2015.

This giveaway is not endorsed, sponsored or associated with Facebook in any way.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Coin Purse {Free Pattern}

Please do not sell this pattern or post it on the internet.If you sell anything made with this pattern, please give me credit for the pattern.

Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 8 sc and 8 rows = 2”

- Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn
- Crochet Hook US Size G6/4.00mm
- Scissors, Needle & thread (coordinating color)

- Metal Frame Kiss Clap Arch (13x7cm)
Pattern Key:
Ch = Chain
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Rnd 1: Start with a magic ring, sc 8 into the ring, sl st on top of 1st sc to join. (8 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join. (16 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next) 8 times, join. (24 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts) 8 times, join. (32 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts) 8 times, join. (40 sc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts) 8 times, join.(48 sc) **If you don't want your coin purse to be too large, stop at skip round 7 and continue from Rnds 8-21. You will now have a total of 20 rounds.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts) 8 times, join. (56 sc)
Rnds 8-21: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join. (56 sc)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.


With needle and coordinating color thread, sew the clasp and purse together. Be patient, this is the most time consuming part of the whole project.

 Copyright 2015, Alessandra Hayden. All rights reserved.
Designed by Jackie's Design Studio