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HAPPY WEDNESDAY FLASH SALE Sprinkled with Pixie Dust!

In preparation for the upcoming Fall holiday – I’ve put my darling Pixie Dust beanie pattern on sale for 50% off the regular list price of $3.99 in my Ravelry Shop – that brings the pattern to just $1.99!!!!

This flash sale begins today, 8/20 and ends on 8/24! With a sprinkle of pixie dust, fly right on over and get your pattern today – click here! And while you’re here reading this post, don’t forget to subscribe to the blog! <3

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<3 ~ Wendy

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FLASH FRIDAY SALE!!!

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IT’S A FLASH FRIDAY SALE

STARTING TODAY!

Huntress Cowl Cross-Body Vest Crochet Pattern

This very fashionably functional cross-body cowl vest is really fun to make. The pattern is chalk-full of photo-tutorials and detailed garment construction. Using the suggested yarn and hooks, you TOO, can make this lovely garment!

 

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Find the pattern in my Ravelry store and use coupon code FF40 at checkout to receive 40% off the regular purchase price of $6.49 for the Huntress Cowl Cross-Body Vest pattern!

Sale ends 08/17/2014.

<3 ~ Wendy

Free Pattern ~ Easy Crochet Headband/Earwarmer/Neckwarmer

One pattern, three different looks! Make it a rainbow, character-themed, striped, or solid. All of your instructions are right here to create your uniquely “yours” headband, earwarmer and/or neckwarmer. By using the hair elastic, you can enjoy this project in warm and cool weather! How festive for the holidays or to sport at your favorite theme-park without worrying about a hat flying off while riding your favorite ride! This is a guided pattern, so can be made in all sizes. Make it totally yours – repeat or delete rows to make wider or narrower; add motifs or not. Use a lighter weight yarn or a cotton blend to make it cooler for the warmer weather, use a wool blend worsted weight for those colder months. Go up or down a hook size, depending upon your needs.

The pattern is so versatile and easy – great stash buster too!

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MATERIALS

  • Worsted weight yarn (models made with Hobby Lobby I love this yarn neon/metallic, and Caron Simply Soft Party)
  • H hook (US 8, 5.00mm)
  • Tapestry/yarn needle
  • Hair elastic
  • Finished width – Headband, Bow, Snowflake, Peppermint approximately 3-1/2”

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch=chain
  • Dc=double crochet
  • Hdc=half double crochet
  • MR=magic ring
  • Sc=single crochet
  • Sk=skip
  • Sl st=slip stitch
  • St(s)=stitch(es)
  • Xhdc=crossed half double crochet

HOW TO READ THIS PATTERN

  • When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to go into the next st.
  • When you see directions in **, that instruction needs to be worked as a set.
  • The number in () at the end of a round is the number of sts for that round.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, join rounds with a sl st to first st.

NOTES

  • This is a guided pattern using average head circumference – Adult: 22-23”, Child: 20-21”, Toddler: 17-19”, Baby: 12-16”.
  • Chainless sc foundation row should be 2” less than the head circumference measurement you are making.
  • When working the pattern, take care NOT to twist your work when attaching to the elastic.
  • When working R3 and repeats of R3, work your sts into the top loops of the previous row’s sl sts.
  • Rainbow stripe pattern – ROYGBV – start with red and work R1/R2, change colors with the ch1 of R2, then repeat the sequence with orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, changing colors with ch1 of R3.
  • Two stripe pattern – R1/R2 with first color, then change color with ch1 of R2; then repeat the sequence, changing colors with ch1 of R3 repeats.
  • Solid pattern – work the entire pattern without changing colors.

SPECIAL STITCHES

PATTERN

Headband:

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  • R1: Sl st to elastic, ch2, work a chainless sc foundation row to 2” less than the head circumference of your recipient, sl st to elastic, ch1, turn.
  • R2: Sl st each st across, sl st to elastic, ch1, turn.
  • R3: *hdc 1, sk st, Xhdc* repeat ** across, sl st to elastic, ch1, turn.
  • R4: repeat R2.
  • R5: repeat R3.
  • R6: repeat R2.
  • R7: repeat R3.
  • R8: repeat R2.
  • R9: repeat R3.
  • R10: repeat R2.
  • R11: work 1 sc each st across, sl st to elastic, ch1, turn.
  • R12: sl st each st across, sl st to elastic. Finish off, weave in ends.

EMBELLISHMENTS

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Bow:

  • R1: ch13, hdc 2nd ch from hook, work 1 hdc each remaining st, ch1, turn. (12)
  • R2: Work 1 hdc each st across, ch1, turn. (12)
  • R3-4: repeat R2. Finish off, weave in tails. (12)
  • To make center wrap, use an 18” piece of yarn, thread your yarn needle; fold the bow in half meeting short ends to find the middle. Weave your needle and yarn across the fold. Remove needle, leaving a long tail. Now take your bow and pinch the center where your yarn wrap is, use the long tail and tightly pull the center, tie a tight knot with short tail and long tail. Leaving the short tail free, wrap the center of your bow tightly with your long tail to your liking, then with your hook, grab the leftover long tail (about 4”) and pull under the wrap to the opposite side from your short 4” tail. Bring both tails to top of wrap and tie a secure knot. Tie or sew to your headband. Tip: I tie my motifs to the headband inside with a little bow, so I can change them out at will.

Snowflake:

  • R1: Start with a MR, work 6 sc into the ring, tighten ring, join. (6)
  • R2: *sc 1, ch1*, repeat ** five more times, join. (12)
  • R3: *ch4, sk 1, sc 1*, repeat** five more times, join. (6 loops)
  • R4: *sc 1, ch4, sc 1, ch1*, repeat** five more times, join. (6 loops)
  • R5: Working into the loops of R4, work *2 sc, ch5, 2 sc* into loop, ch1, repeat 5 more times. Finish off leaving a long tail for tying/sewing to your headband.

Peppermint:

  • R1: Start with a MR, work 6 sc into the ring, tighten ring, join. (6)
  • R2: Alternating red/white yarn with last pull through of the previous 2 dc, work 2 dc into each st around, join. (12)
  • R3: Colorwork: 2 red dc, 2 white dc each st around, join pulling both colors up to the join loop. (24).
  • R4: Working with both strands twisted tightly together, sl st loosely each st around, join. Finish off with an invisible finish, leaving long tails.

Pom-Poms

  • Make two pom-poms with long tails for tying/sewing to headband.  Great “Perfect Pom-Pom tutorial” by Make It Handmade: Click here – super easy just using your hand and wrapping yarn!

©The Hooked Haberdasher, All Rights Reserved

Tutorials courtesy of: New Stitch A Day, Make it Handmade, and Little Birdie Secrets

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I sure hope you enjoy this pattern, as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you!

<3 ~ Wendy

Easy Headband/Earwarmer/Neckband PDF download

 

It’s TIME to PLAY the BIG HUNT – Crochet Scavenger Hunt!

Crochet Scavenger Hunt Games

Yesterday began the start of the BIG HUNT game of the Crochet Scavenger hunt - click here for all of the details! If you need a recap of the goings on click here. All of us have had so much fun putting this fabulous game together for you all! While you’re here, don’t forget to subscribe to this blog, so you don’t miss a single thing! <3

There are many ways to win! There is a special Rafflecopter Game Giveaway for liking our Facebook pages click this link – winner receives an Annual Pattern Pass to The Hooked Haberdasher’s Ravelry Shop! There is another way to win by playing “Share The Game” – three free patterns of your choice from Pattern Paradise. And yet another way – the “Treasure Hunt” – the winner will receive a copy of MNE Crafts Collection, Vol 1,  e-book… and yet one more is the “Pinterest Game” with a free pattern from Danyel Pink Designs and KatiDcreations. EVERYBODY WINS – just for playing/finishing the game every player will receive 2 crochet patterns!

Here is a visual of all of the prizes!

Grand Prize

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<3  Red Heart  Prize Pack

<3  Light scoop Deluxe courtesy of Crochet Street (you can read Lorene’s review of this product HERE)

<3 1 year subscription to Happily Hooked Magazine

<3 4 fall themed patterns from Acorn Tree Creations

Second Place Prize

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<3 Yarn bowl from Mudcrush Pottery – winner pays shipping

<3 1 free pattern (Calliope Shawl) from Cre8tion Crochet

<3 1 free pattern (ninja set) from Simply Collectible Crochet

<3 1 free pattern (Huntress Cowl) from The Hooked Haberdasher

<3 Hermit Crab Stitch Markers & 1 manatee ink pen from The Clay Sheep

Third Place Prize

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<3 2 free patterns (Criss Cross Sandals & Mermaid Tail prop) from MNE Crafts

<3 1 free pattern (cocoon) from Little Monkey’s Crochet

<3 Scissors sheep from Acorn Tree Creations

<3 Winner’s choice existing handspun/dyed yarn  from Keep me in Stitchez (winner pays shipping)

<3 1 Annual Pass to the Hooked Haberdasher

Mini-Game Prizes

Pinterest Game

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Treasure Hunt Game

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Share The Hunt Game

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Like our Facebook Pages Rafflecopter Giveaway

Follow on Facebook Giveaway Prize

Every player WINS!

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Come play Today! The game ends August 11, 2014.

<3 ~ Wendy

Crochet Scavenger Hunt Games & Prizes!

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Up until now, we’ve been secretive about the games. We’ve been opening them only to those finding them by reading the posts but now… we are
telling you WHAT they are, WHERE they are and HOW you win! Check out all of the wonderful prizes you can win below by participating in super easy and awesomely fun games! Get to meet the designers and talented creators participating in these games. Visit their websites and have fun!2mapwlogourl

 First, let’s start with the first game started Tuesday. The Pinterest Game! Head on over to THIS link,  scroll through the messages to find the link to the COMMUNITY PINTEREST BOARD! You can follow the board, comment on that post with your e-mail, message me Pinterest-Game-Prize-1via the contact me button or on facebook with your e-mail and once you pin a post to the board, you’ll be entered to win one of the above prizes because there will be TWO winners!

 

 Second, the game of Wednesday! This game is The Mini Treasure Hunt Game and you can find it HERE. This game will send you chasing after SIX Mini-Hunt-Game1different shapes. The first person to guess all correctly wins a copy of my eBook but don’t let that deter you from playing. A SECOND winner will be chosen randomly from those of you who still play the game and get theanswers correctly!

Today’s Mini-Game, the third mini-game, is all about choosing your favorite pattern from each designer. The details for this game are pretty simple and will be a good way for you to learn the different works that those in this hunt do! Below, you will find links to their websites, ravelries or facebook pages.  Formatting is easy. Each person is in numerical order. Just list your links in the same numerical order! A winner will be chosen at random for FIVE patterns of YOUR choice from Mamachee! Check out the links below and get started! Enter your favorite pattern in numerical order from each designer in a comment post over at MNE Crafts to enter today’s game!

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Here is your hopping order to play the Favorite Pattern Game!

1.MNE Crafts

2.Mamachee 

3.The Hooked Haberdasher

4.Simply Collectible Crochet

5.Cre8tion Crochet 

6.The Clay Sheep 

7.Danyel Pink Designs

8.Keep Me In Stitchez

9.Pattern Paradise

10.KatiD Creations

11,Acorn Tree Creations

The BIG Crochet Scavenger Hunt starts tomorrow, August 8th! All of the designers will have a list of clues – this is where the Crochet Scavenger HUNT comes into play! Be sure to come back tomorrow to get all the details! Here are the prizes offered for the BIG hunt!

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Come play and have fun with us with the Crochet Scavenger Hunt Games & Giveaways!!!

<3 ~ Wendy

Crochet Scavenger Hunt Game & Giveaway!

The game is the Crochet Scavenger Hunt hosted by MNE Crafts!

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There are lots of prizes to be obtained – for all the details and to meet the designers and vendors participating in the Crochet Scavenger Hunt, head on over to the first post!

 The BIG SCAVENGER HUNT will begin on Friday, August 8 and run through Monday August 11th…

But now wait for it … there are Crochet Scavenger Hunt mini-pregames with GREAT prizes! There is a clue hidden in today’s post for today’s Crochet Scavenger Hunt mini-pregame = the treasure hunt! Find the first clue and you’ll be on the hunt to gather ye treasures!

Crochet Scavenger Hunt! http://www.mnecrafts.com/2014/08/crochet-scavenger-hunt-game-rules-prizes.html

One of the treasures can be found on THIS blog – but you must start from the beginning with the first clue to the first blog’s treasure – read today’s post from MNE Crafts for the clue. Remember time is of the essence! GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!

<3 ~ Wendy

Free Pattern – Stitch’n Style Handbag

Goodness knows how the time has flown by! Our July Crochet-A-Long (CAL) and Facebook event, hosted by Pattern Paradise, Charmed By Ewe and myself, has come to a close. The entries were entered into the drawing for the prizes, the winners have been picked and notified. Thank you to all who participated!!! Now don’t forget to subscribe to this blog, so you don’t miss out on the next one <3

With that being said, the full pattern has now been released and it is FREE!

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<3 ~ Wendy

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FREE Crochet Pattern ~ Stitch’n Style Handbag Reveal!

Originally posted on Pattern Paradise:

I can’t believe that July went by so fast and that our Stitchin’ Style Handbag CAL is complete! I’ve enjoyed hosting this event with Janaya of Charmed by Ewe and Wendy of The Hooked Haberdasher and we hope you’ve had fun too! Below you will find the complete pattern, just in case you missed any of the weekly posts.   ~Maria~

***And now for the winners of the prize giveaway***

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Materials:

Approximately 600 yards of yarn, we used DK weight, but really you can use any yarn you want as long as you adjust the hook size

  • A 3.75mm/US F crochet hook
  • ½ yard – 1 yard of lining fabric (optional, but we recommend it)
  • Iron on interfacing strip (optional, but we recommend it)
  • Basic crochet tools such as a yarn needle and scissors
  • A good attitude and fun spirit!

How to read this pattern

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Pirate Pocket Ornament Free Pattern!

Avast ye Mateys! Arrrrrr ye at the ready fer ye Holiday Festivities? Well with a Yo-ho, Yo-ho it’s a Pirate Pocket Ornament pattern from me to ye.

This one is inspired by my awesome husband and his <3 for fun pirate folklore.

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This Pirate Pocket Ornament crochet pattern is the second in the series of my 2014 holiday ornament patterns, with more to come! If you’ve had a chance to make your project from the first in the series, the Santa Pocket Ornament, then some of the techniques used in this pattern will be familiar to you.

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All right ye landlubbers, grab ye strings and hook and let’s get to hooking up this cute Pirate Pocket Ornament!

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PIRATE POCKET ORNAMENT

MATERIALS

  • Worsted weight yarn – flesh tone, white, red, black (Model made with Lily Sugar’n Cream)
  • Hook G (6/4.25mm)
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Optional – blush or chalk and a Q-tip

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch=chain
  • FLO=front loop only
  • Hdc=half double crochet
  • MR=magic ring
  • Rep=repeat
  • Sc=single crochet
  • Sl st=slip stitch
  • Sk=skip
  • St=stitch(es)
  • YO=yarn over
  • Xhdc=crossed half double crochet

HOW TO READ THIS PATTERN

  • When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to go into the next st.
  • When you see directions in **, that instruction needs to be worked as a set.
  • The number in () at the end of a round is the number of sts for that round.

NOTES

  • The face and back of head are worked in the round without joins – use a stitch marker to mark the first st of the round.
  • The hat is a half circle; to avoid having a bunch of ends to weave in, carry your yarns. Here is a tutorial on the technique http://crochet.about.com/od/skillstechniques/ss/Carrying_Yarn.htm
  • Pirate Pocket Ornament dimension is approximately 4.5”

SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES

PATTERN

Face: (flesh tone yarn)

  • R1: Start with a magic ring, ch1, hdc 6 into the ring. Tighten ring. (6)
  • R2: 2hdc each st around. (12)
  • R3: *hdc 1, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. (18)
  • R4: *hdc 2, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. (24)
  • R5: *hdc 3, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. (30)
  • R6: *hdc 4, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. Sc 1, sl st 1. Finish off. (38)

Head back: Repeat Face instructions with black yarn.

Hat: (red and white yarn)

  • R1: With red yarn start with a magic ring, sc 7 into the ring, turn. (7)
  • R2: With white yarn, Ch2, *hdc 1, sk 1, Xhdc 1*, rep ** across, turn. (7) Note: begin carrying your yarn with this row
  • R3: Ch1, 2sc each st across, turn. (14)
  • R4: Rep R2. (14)
  • R5: Ch1, *2sc, sc 1, 2sc*. Rep ** across, turn. (21)
  • R6: rep R2. (21)
  • R7: sl st evenly all the way around with both yarns, twisting yarns together as you go. *Note: mind your tension or your hat will “cone”.
  • R8: separate yarn to two loops. With white, ch7 an working back up the chain, sl st 2nd ch from hook, sc 1, hdc 1, sc 1, sl st 2.
  • R9: With red loop, ch6, working back up the chain, sl st 2nd ch from hook, sc 1, hdc 1, sc 1. Join to last sl st of white.
  • R10: Working with both strands, insert hook into corner st of hat sl st edging. Bobble in corner st. Pull loops through to back side of hat and finish off. Weave in ends.

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Eye patch: (black yarn)

  • R1: Start with a magic ring with a long tail, hdc 7 into the ring. Pull ring half-tight. (7)
  • R2: sl st evening across straight edge, finish off leaving a long 8” tail. Pull magic ring tail through to 1st sl st.

 ASSEMBLY:

1PPOinst4Hat to face – Sew hat to face aligning hat just above the center of the face. Finish off and weave in tails.

Face accents – using black yarn place one eye. Position eye patch where you’d like it, and then tack down with one or two sts. Pull one long tail under hat “ties” to back of head and the other long tail across hat in a diagonal fashion, pull through to back of head, tie tails. With your Q-tip and blush or chalk, lightly paint on blushed cheeks – set the blush/chalk by rubbing gently over the areas with your finger (the oil from your skin will set the blush/chalk).

Beard – place face and back of head wrong sides together, pin into place. With back of head (black circle) facing.

  • R1: Join black yarn in st just below hat edge to both back of head and face. Sl st next st, place 1 loop-d-loop st in each st around, catching the face loops with every st to last st before hat edge, sl st last st, turn.
  • R2: Work 1 loop-d-loop st in FLO of each st of previous row’s loop-d-loop sts. Do not place loop-d-loop st into sl sts. Now you have a row of loop-d-loop on the back of the head and on the face. Finish off.

Hanger – with a 12” piece of red yarn, find center of face piece (behind the hat) and hat, run yarn through both face and hat over one st and pull yarn even to top of your Pirate Pocket Ornament. Tie a knot to desired length.

Optional – I used black yarn and sewed three sts of the face and back of head together on either side to close up the pocket a bit. If you’d rather not have the pocket, sew up the back of head and face completely around – add a bit of stuffing for a 3 dimensional effect.

©The Hooked Haberdasher, All Rights Reserved

Tutorials courtesy of: Pattern Paradise, About.com, Little Birdie Secrets

Fill your Pirate Pocket Ornament with edible treats, a gift card, or cash! This little project is GREAT for your workplace Secret Santa game with a gift certificate or recipe, etc. Oh, and how fun to add it to your wrapping of holiday treat plates for neighbors and friends. Not to mention, attaching to your wrapped gifts as an embellishment or hang on the tree for Christmas Eve/Morning gifts. Sew it closed while adding stuffing if you don’t need a pocket, or stuff it with your favorite fragrance pebbles, a small rice bag with a few drops of essential oils to turn it into a cute sachet! Your recipient is sure to enjoy this Pirate Pocket Ornament for years to come!

<3 ~ Wendy

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Burrrrr… It’s Frozen time!

It was seven years ago – we were all gathered together, family & friends, awaiting the arrival of our daughter’s firstborn. Beth, Linds and I were behind the closed doors of the maternity ward, sitting quietly in anticipation of the baby’s first cry, trying so hard to contain our excitement. A darling sweet nurse “spotted” us and giggled, and through a kind smile said “Ladies, you must wait with the others in the Family/Friends room – it won’t be long now”. Awww, shucks… we obliged. She was right! A half of an hour later, in walked “Daddy” wearing a white T-shirt with little footprints of our new Darling Granddaughter (it had been 25 years since a girl was born into the family)! We were all surprised that “she” was born and not “he”. Her parents are of the mindset “you can’t open your Christmas present before Christmas”, so they were just as surprised!

This year our beautiful granddaughter turned seven and celebrated with a “Frozen” themed birthday party.

1elsThis is the first birthday we were unable to attend, being in Colorado, but through the magic of the USPS priority mail, she received her “Frozen” themed gifts – a Princess Elsa lovey and a pair of slippers which match a handcrafted Princess Elsa dress her mother made for her. Here is Miss B’s gifts from her Papa & Nana!

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If you’d like to make your very own Princess Lovey, the pattern is from the wonderful creative designer, Briana Olsen of BowTykes. The pattern is the Pretty Princess Lovey. And if you’d like to make a pair of the cute slippers, it is from creative designers 2GirlsPatterns. I used the Vanessa Big Sister Tab Slipper Pattern and replaced the tab with a snowflake. Both patterns can be found on Ravelry!

HAPPY THURSDAY!

<3 ~ Wendy

 

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