Leisure Arts Has Free Crochet Patterns!

Did you know that Leisure Arts gives away a free pattern every Friday? You can sign up HERE for the weekly newsletter. They actually have 10 crafting categories to choose from!
Leisure Arts also has a very active Facebook page. Click HERE for the link. You will, of course, need to be a member of Facebook in order to access their official page!

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Craftsy’s Creative Escape Flash Sale!

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Don’t miss out on Craftsy’s Creative Escape Flash Sale! 
You won’t see so many classes with prices this low again soon. 
Hurry, offer expires July 20th at 11:59pm MT.
Shop Craftsy‘s Creative Escape Flash Sale!

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Crochet For Baby All Year Book Review by Tammy Hildebrand

http://www.stackpolebooks.com/contributorinfo.cfm?ContribID=1465

Fans of Tammy Hildebrand have been waiting for this book! An entire book of NEW baby crochet designs inspired by her first grandchild! I am tickled pink to be able to review this new crochet book published by Stackpole Books.

The designs in this book are broken down into months of the year, with seasonally appropriate crochet patterns, such as Christmas, Fourth of July, Football Season, Beach Babies, etc. This feature makes it such a fun book!

In Tammy’s own words, “Each chapter presents an outfit……with a theme specific to a month of the year. Most of the patterns are rated at an easy skill level and work up in no time.”

The designs are sized for Babies from 0-3 months up to 9-12 months and each design is just as cute as the next! Most of the patterns are rated EASY, so they would be appropriate for beginner crocheters with some experience in reading patterns. You can really tell that Tammy had FUN designing these crochet patterns!

Browsing through the photo ‘Look Book‘ is truly like browsing through the actual book, so don’t miss it! It is a nice feature to have so you can view all the designs in this book before you purchase it.

I had a really difficult time choosing which photos I was going to feature because of all the ‘adorableness’, but scroll down to see some of the designs in this book. But, don’t forget, you can see ALL the designs in the ‘Look Book’ pdf.

Please also see my other review of Tammy’s book Crochet Wraps Every Which Way

http://crochetcafe.blogspot.com/2014/01/crochet-wraps-every-which-way-book.html

Oh My Cuteness!

Would you like to win a copy of this adorable book? If so, leave a comment on this post. Please let us all know what you are crocheting at the moment!
As always, PLEASE leave CONTACT information in the form of an email address, so I can email you in case you are the winner! A random drawing will be held Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Lion Brand Yarn – The Weekly Stitch

I crochet with Lion Brand
Did you know that Lion Brand Yarn has a weekly newsletter? They do! You can subscribe to it so the newsletter will be sent directly to your email address.
If you are a crochet, knitting or craft enthusiast, you are going to love seeing all that Lion Brand has to offer on a weekly basis!

Click below to view their two most recent newsletters on the Web:

http://cache.lionbrand.com/stores/eyarn/upload/ws_07122014_colonie.html

http://cache.lionbrand.com/stores/eyarn/upload/studio_07132014.html

You can sign up on their homepage at: http://www.lionbrand.com/

This edition of the Weekly Stitch introduces us to their newest yarn, Modern Baby. It includes SEVERAL crochet and knitting patterns that uses the new “a super soft yarn with a downy feel, in baby colors guaranteed to surprise and delight.”

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Pinterest Crochet Board of the Week – Flowers

What better way to celebrate Summer and crochet than with small projects that represent this season! 
Who doesn’t love flowers? And when you combine them with your favorite craft technique, everyone wins! Try experimenting with yarns (like cotton) that are more suited for warm weather crochet.
There were a lot great crochet boards with a Crochet Flower theme, as you can imagine.
Have fun browsing!

http://www.pinterest.com/aemanus/crochet-flowers/

CROCHET FLOWERS

I loved so many of the crochet pins, that I decided to include some of my favorites below!
This Daisy (love!) has the tutorial included right on the photo!

Daisy

http://www.theexperimentalhome.com/how-to-crochet-a-daisy/


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 Petal Flower


http://lovestitches.blogspot.com/2011/08/crochet-flower-brooches.html

Carnation

http://www.daisycottagedesigns.net/2014/04/freeflowercrochetpattern.html

New Venus Yarn by Patons

Patons has introduced a new yarn to their line and I cannot wait to try this yarn!

The website describes it as a “lightweight cotton blend with a thick and thin texture”.

I like to ‘dabble’ sometimes using different textures of yarns to see which crochet stitches make it look it’s ‘best’. The colors of Venus are super inspiring and I cannot wait to see them in person.

I will definitely be checking my local crafts stores to see if they have this in stock.
Has anyone seen this yarn in stores yet?

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