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CROCHET BY JENNIFER 10K GIVEAWAY!

WOW – with 10,000 Facebook Fans, Jennifer, from Crochet by Jennifer is having an amazing giveway to celebrate her awesome milestone!!! There are nearly 30 designers and vendors participating in this fabulous give away! Don’t miss out – get on over and get your entries in! I just happen to be one of the participating designers, and three folks will win a copy of one pattern of choice from my Ravelry shop. There are so many amazing prizes – you won’t want to miss this one!

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Enter Jennifer’s 10k Giveaway here or with the mobile friendly link here!

And don’t forget, all of my patterns in my Ravelry shop are on sale this weekend for 50% off – click here to get your coupon code.

<3 ~ Wendy

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FLASH SALE CELEBRATION!

WOW!!! 4,000+ Fans on Facebook – WOOHOOOIEEEEEEEE!!!

To Celebrate, I have put my Ravelry Pattern Shop on

50% off Sale!!!!

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This sale begins today 09/12/2014 and runs through 09/14/02014 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

At checkout, use coupon code celebrate4k to receive 50% off your total order!

  • To receive your discount, please follow these simple but crucial steps:

  • Choose your pattern(s) and add to your cart

  • Do not choose buy now

  • Add your coupon code celebrate4k to the “apply coupon code” box (you will see your discount after adding your code)

  • Proceed to checkout

  • There is no refund for digital purchases, so following the instructions is crucial

Don’t forget, I also have free patterns in my Ravelry Shop, and you can also find those right here on the blog under the free from me tab!

Don’t miss a post, subscribe to my blog today!

<3 ~ Wendy

 

Congratulations to Charmed By Ewe!!!

Charmed by Ewe has reached a milestone of 5k followers, and to celebrate there is a REALLY BIG GIVEAWAY going on over at her website! Lots of prizes to be had, but you must enter before Sunday, September 7 at midnight PDT, to be eligible for the GIVEAWAY!

This is just one of the many prizes up for grabs!

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I am also participating as a sponsor in The Milestone Giveaway! Three winners will each receive a copy of my Huntress Cowl Vest pattern!

 Huntress Cowl Cross-Body Vest Crochet Pattern

Click on this link to enter! a Rafflecopter giveaway

<3 ~ Wendy

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 To receive your 50% off discount at checkout, use coupon code FWS199 <3

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<3 ~ Wendy

FLASH FRIDAY SALE!!!

YAY!!!

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!

 

While you’re here, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog <3

 

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!

<3 And while you’re here – please subscribe to my blog <3

<3  Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites and Queues!  <3

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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!

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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!

~~Click here to add to your Ravelry Favorites and Queues!~~

Stitch'n Style Free Pattern

 

<3 ~ Wendy

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