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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!

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<3 ~ Wendy

 

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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!

 

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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

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 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

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

 

Santa Pocket Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

Well, Friends… It all started with yarn stash diving this morning and the need to START NOW on my Holiday Projects!

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So at the end of the Holiday Season, there was a sale on Bernat Puff Ball Holiday yarn that I JUST COULDN’T PASS UP! Six skeins later and unopened from its shipping bag, I needed to USE IT! While I couldn’t find a link to the exact yarn I used, Joann’s is having an awesome sale on a three-pack of pom-pom yarn for 4.00! Here’s the link Bernat Baby Pom Pom yarn. Not sure how long this sale will last, but as of this post today, it IS on sale. As an alternative to the pre-made pom-pom yarn, you certainly could make your own with little pom-poms made with a fork and string them together for this project – the pom-poms are approximately 1″ apart. Here is a YouTube videotutorial link for making Fork Pom-Poms. Another idea is to use Maria’s Loop-d-Loop tutorial and add a couple rows of sc loops in place of the pom-poms.

Fill your Santa 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 for a pedicure, an iTunes GC, etc. Oh, and how fun to add it to your wrapping of holiday treat plates with recipes in the pocket 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. Your recipient is sure to enjoy this Santa Pocket Ornament for years to come! Click here to add this pattern to your favorites and queue on Ravelry so you don’t lose it <3

Santa Pocket Ornament

MATERIALS

  • Worsted weight yarn – flesh tone, white, red, black (Model made with Lily Sugar’n Cream)
  • Bernat Puff Ball Holiday or options mentioned above – white
  • Hooks – F (5/3.75mm), G hook (6/4.25mm)
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Optional – blush or chalk and a Q-tip

ABBREVIATIONS

  • BLO=back loop only
  • Ch=chain
  • Hdc=half double crochet
  • MR=magic ring
  • Sc=single crochet
  • Sl st=slip stitch
  • St=stitch(es)

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.
  • Santa Pocket Ornament dimension is approximately 4.5”

PATTERN (G hook, unless otherwise noted)

Face: (flesh tone yarn)

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  • 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 white yarn.

Hat: (red yarn

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  • R1: Start with a magic ring, hdc 6 into the ring, turn. (6)
  • R2: Ch1, 2hdc each st, turn. (12)
  • R3: Ch1, *2hdc, hdc 1, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around, turn. (18)
  • R4: Ch1, *2hdc, hdc 2, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around, turn. (24)
  • R5: Ch1, *2hdc, hdc 3, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around, turn. (30)
  • R6: Ch1, *2hdc, hdc 4, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around, turn. (36)
  • R7: Ch1, sc each st around. Finish off with long tail for sewing. (36)

Hat edging: (F hook)

  • Along straight edge, sl st evenly with Puff Ball yarn. Leave 1 Puff Ball for “dangle”. Cut yarn at end of dangle Puff Ball.

ASSEMBLY:

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  • Hat 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 two eyes. Using face yarn, center nose a row below eyes and repeat the stitch 5-6 times until you like the results of the nose. Now with your Q-tip and blush or chalk, lightly paint on a “cherry nose” and 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 (F hook) – place face and back of head wrong sides together, pin into place. With back of head (white circle) facing, sl st BLO from next st below hat edge around with Puff Ball yarn. 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 Santa Pocket Ornament. Tie a knot to desired length.
  • Optional – I used white 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. This project would also make a darling Sachet – simply fill with your favorite fragrance pebbles (my fave is sugar cookie), a spice bag, cinnamon sticks, etc., then sew the pocket closed <3

©The Hooked Haberdasher 2014, All Rights Reserved

I sure hope you enjoyed making your Santa Pocket Ornament as much as I enjoyed sharing the pattern with you. Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog, as this ornament is the first in a series of many to come over the next month or so – you don’t want to miss out – so subscribe today!

~ Wendy

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Stitch’n Style Handbag CAL Ending Soon!

Did you hop along with us for the Stitch’n Style Handbag Blog Hop CAL, hosted by Charmed By Ewe, Pattern Paradise and The Hooked Haberdasher? The event ends tomorrow – get your photo of your finished project to us on the pinned post of the Facebook Event to be entered into the drawing for the wonderful prizes!

LOOK at this wonderful bag from Cecelia – <3 the color combo!

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 And another from Karen, which she made into a diaper bag – Genius!

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Entries for the drawing ends tomorrow 7/31/14 at midnight, so be sure to get your entry in on the Facebook Event page!

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~ Wendy

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