Friday, October 28, 2016

Premier Yarns D.I.Y. Gradient

I recently had the pleasure of working with Premier Yarns D.I.Y. Gradient yarn in the Violet colorway and it was heavenly. I cannot even contain my love for this yarn!

Poplar Ridge Cowlette

The Poplar Ridge Cowlette takes a basic stitch pattern and turns into a gorgeous cold weather accessory. 



This pattern is great for beginners! It features simple pattern repeats and a stitch that goes just beyond the basics.

Friday Five!

If you've been following along on my Facebook page, then you've probably seen my new "Friday Five" series. 

Each week, I choose 5 crochet related items to share with you. 

Previously, I been posting them in a slideshow and then going live later in the day to chat about them. After the chat I would post links, but I have had people ask for the links at the time of the slideshow, so I figure this would be the easiest way to share all the links! 

I will still go live this afternoon to tell you why I picked them. 

So, here is this week's picks: 

1) Crochet Design of the Week: 
Laura Gingham Scarf by Divine Debris (I told you I love her designs ;) ) 
This scarf was designed as part of the Crochet Charity Drive event, and it's really starting to get cold around here, so it is definitely fitting! Isn't it just amazing? And it's a free pattern!


For the next several weeks, my crochet feature will be the scarves from this drive

2) Sheep and Shout Yarn phone case from Design Maven NYC. It comes in  cases for iphone 4 - 6plus and Samsung Galaxy 3-6. The price does vary depending on the model. 
3) Wooden Yarn Ball Ornament from Woah the Pickle. 
Because Christmas is right around the corner and I want yarn under my tree and on my tree! Ha!

4) Unicorn Ergonomic Crochet Hook from For the Love of Yarn UK. I chose this because: UNICORNS! I am a rainbow lover and unicorns are totally adorable, plus my daughter is obsessed, so I kind of have an extra soft spot for them. And these are super duper cute!! 

5) Row Counter and Yarn Cutter from Debra's Garden.
What a handy tool this is! Keep track of your row count, plus fasten off your yarn, all with one tool! And look at all the fun colors it comes in!

I hope you enjoyed these 5 picks! Let me know what you think in the comments! 

Paragon Square Ornament

Are you ready for the second ornament from the Christmas Ornament CAL featured in the Blackstone Designs Crochet Community on Facebook? 



Monday, October 17, 2016

Premier Sweet Roll Yarn Review

I recently had the pleasure of trying the new Premier Sweet Rolls yarn. I have had my eye on it since I saw the first advertisement, so I was excited to finally get the chance to dig my hook into it.

If you are in any crochet groups on Facebook, you have probably seen all the rage about the Caron Cakes. Some people really loved them, but other people were disappointed because they contain wool.


Well, Premier Sweet Rolls are 100% acrylic! Woohoo!