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The Hook Hound now has a Facebook Page, please visit me at:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hook-Hound/141116202652034

I'll be posting sneek peeks of new patterns coming up, tips and all kinds of good stuff.

Happy Crocheting from my hook to yours,
Carlinda

It's a Hoot!!! An owl beanie hat, new crochet pattern.


Crochet Pattern Available to purchase on Ravelry for $5.99
Buy now

It’s a Hoot!,, A beanie style hat done in beautiful cables to create an owl pattern all around thebrim. The “owls” eyes are buttons which are attached during the actual crochet work and not sewn after. So no sewing on later!!! Standard 5/8 Inch buttons were used, but pony beads may be used as well.

Stylish and classy for the adults and yet very cute and fun for the kids too!
Pattern is written in two sizes:
Adult size measures 20 Inches around X 8 1/2 Inches tall and has 6 “owls” around. Uses 12 Buttons.
Child/toddler size measures 17 Inches around X 7 Inches tall and has 5 “owls” around. Uses 10 Buttons.
Written in American Standard terms and knowledge of front post crochet is required. This is not a beginner pattern due to the cabling design.

Square spiral baby blanket, new pattern in the works.

Who says Entrelac has to be worked in diamonds?   This latest Entrelac creation of mine is done in a square spiral to highlight the beautiful color changes of self striping yarn.   Will start working on writing the pattern for this soon.    The blanket is about 32"X32" right now but am tempted to keep going and put it on my sofa.
Now available for purchase.
$5.99 buy now

Corner Start Entrelac Homespun Afghan


Corner Start Entrelac, worked on the diagonal with two colors of home spun yarn. What is awesome about doing entrelac in a corner start method is the you will not have a jagged edge of half diamonds to fill in.  It creates straight edges.   No long starting chain needed either.    Pattern now available on Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/corner-start-entrelac-square-or-rectangle

Granny Ripple bag New Pattern

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-ripple-tote-bag

Adorable, yet practical this Tote bag is done in both Ripple and Granny stitches. What is not to love about that? Pattern is written so that you can easily adjust the size of the bag. Yarn and hook size are as you wish, use what you have on had. Striping sequence and yarn used in pictured bag is given though.
Make your yourself a new bag today as this one works up quick! Pattern is written in American Standard crochet terms, with full pattern support offered. Also, permission is given to sell finished items with credit for design. You should be able to benefit from your work as well.
This bag pattern matches my Granny Star Afghan and makes a great gift giving set for baby and mom.







Rose Petals Square New Crochet Pattern

Crochet Pattern Available to purchase here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rose-petals-square


The textured raised shells of this square will remind you of Rose Petals as you are stitching.
Extremely versatile it can be worked as big or as small as you wish with it’s two round repeat once the square is established. Use your favorite yarn and hook, it’s up to you. Make anything from a dishcloth to a king size afghan. Makes it’s own border, just simply change colors the last two rows, easy peasy!
Peach blanket pictured is worked in Caron Simply soft as a baby blanket. Pattern instructions include hook size and ounces needed for a 32”X32” baby afghan.


As always, from my hook to yours.
Carlinda Lewis,
The Hook Hound


Granny Star Round Ripple, new Pattern.


Granny Star Round Ripple Crochet Pattern
Available on Ravelry for $4.99
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Its a granny, its a round ripple and it’s got ric-rac stripes. What is not to love about the Granny Star, an Eight Point Round Ripple?
Very quick to work up, make it anywhere from a dish cloth to a King size afghan. Would make an awesome baby blanket with the optional sweet but simple little edging.
Pattern is written in standard American Crochet terms. As with all my patterns permission is given to sell finished items, with credit for design. No specific yarn or hook size is given, use what you wish. I chose these colors to go with the quilt and the colors used are listed in the pattern. Quilt was purchased at Walmart and is still available there. This is a great pattern for scraps.
Also, a big thanks to all the ladies from Crochetville who tested this for me. And thanks for the picture taking help from Mason the little dachshund in the pic. You know who will be taking this blankie over.. lol..
To see more pictures of this blanket and purchase the pattern visit:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-star-ripple
From my hook to yours, Carlinda 

Knit look headband now available at Annies Attic

I am very pleased to announce that I had been contacted by Annies Attic with interest in a couple of my designs.  I was needlessly to say very flattered.   I have been working with them to be able to offer some of my patterns on their website.  

My Braided, a knit look headband is now available for purchase on the Annies Attic website here:
http://www.anniesattic.com/new/detail.html?prod_id=84893&cat_id=1157
It will still also be available on Ravelry and my Etsy shop as well.

Somehow, I think I can finally call myself a "crochet designer"  Boy, it sure feels good.

Right now I have a new knit look headband design on my hook.  The difference in this one is that it will be reversible.  Here is a sneak peek.  I am working on designing a matching flower for it, then out for testing.


Added a moebius twist to highlight the two sides.   
Up close of the knit look on one side.



















Happy Crocheting everyone.

Hook Hounds H2O to Go, free water bottle carrier crochet pattern.



Look ma!  No hands.  Crochet yourself a cute all the rage cross body strap to hold your water bottle.  But wait, head to the plumbing section of your local Hardware store first.   Pattern uses a plain old fashioned rubber O-ring to attach to the bottle.  How cool is that!

Pattern uses two stitch markers.  I wrote it that way so you can make the strap as short or long as you want.   Just chain away until the desired length.


Materials:
Small amount Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn
H Hook, 5.00 mm
#27 Rubber O-Ring ~ 1 1/8" X 7/8" X 1/8" Found in Hardware Stores in the Plumbing Section.
*Will fit most water bottles, you can always take the bottle to the store but that is what fit both my 16 oz and 24 oz bottles.
2 Stitch markers

Pattern: 
Chain desired length for strap.  ( I chained 145 for a 44" cross body strap and 37 for a 12" wrist strap)

Round 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to last chain.  Work 3 sc in last chain. Mark first sc made in the 3 sc group.   Now working in free loops of beginning chain, sc in each free loop across to last.  Work 2 sc in last, marking the first sc of the 2 sc group.   Sl st to first sc of round, switch to contrasting color if desired.

Round 2:  Ch 1.   Sc in each sc across to first marked stitch.   2 Sc in marked stitch (remove marker).   3 sc in next sc inserting hook through the stitch indicated and then the O-ring.    2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc across to next marked stitch.  2 Sc in marked stitch (remove marker).   3 sc in next sc inserting hook through the stitch indicated and then the opposite side of the O-ring.  Make sure strap isn't twisted and wrong sides of strap are facing.   O-ring attached.   Sc in same space as first sc of the round.   Finish off and work "No See Finishing" or Invisible join.  Tutorial for "No See Finishing" here.    Weave in ends.

This Pattern is protected by copyright.  Please do not copy and paste, or redistribue in any form.  Even though it is free, it is still my original pattern.   I do appreciate if a link to this site is shared.   I do not mind if you sell finished items, with credit given for design.

From my Hook to Yours,
Carlinda Lewis.

A penny saved is a penny earned... Sales through 3/5/11

A penny saved is a penny earned...

Each week The Hook Hound will list your favorite Craft Stores yarn sales for the week.      Hope everyone who read last weeks post had a chance to make it to their favorite craft store last week and saved some money.   Posting the Hobby Lobby sales each week has left me very excited.    I have never been to their store but that is soon to change.  They are building one right across from my local Ac Moore to be open at the end of March.   Each week I list their sales for yarns I have never worked with and am so very happy to finally be able to shop there and try out some new yarns.   If you have worked with Hobby Lobby Exclusive yarns and have some good tips for me, please leave a comment.     I did work on some felting projects last week and will be finishing those up in the next few days.   I also have a new free pattern I am working on today for you.   Hint on the new free pattern, you will be heading to the hardware store for this one. :)

Here are this weeks yarn sales:


Joann Fabrics Newspaper Flyer here.
~prices good through 3/5/11

Lion Brand Homespun, $4.79 each
Bernat Baby Yarns, $7.99 each
Caron One Pound $5.99 each

Joann Fabrics Direct Mail Flyer here .
~prices good through 3/19/11
Red Heart Super Saver,  Simply Soft, Bernat Softee Baby, Lion Brand Fun Fur 2 for $5
Lion Brand Homespun, $4.79 each
Joanns Sensations Rainbow Classic or Rainbow Boucle $7.49 each
All Patons yarns $4.79 each.


Michaels Crafts Weekly Ad through 3/5/11, view ad.
Printable coupon for 40% off one regular price item click here.  Good through 3/5/11.

Vannas Choice,  $2.49
Simply Soft, $2.49
Loops and Threads Impeccable, $2.49
Wool Ease Thick and Quick and Homespun,  $4.49
Red Heart Super Saver, $1.89

Ac Moore Sales Flyer good through 3/5/11 view here.
Printable coupon for 40% off one item, click here.  Coupon is at bottom.

Caron One Pound, and Fishermans wool. $5.49 each.
Red Heart Eco-ways, Stitch Nation, Bernat Natural Blends, Patons Bamboo 2 for $6
Sock yarn:
Patons Kroy, Stretch socks, Red heart Stripes, and Heart and Sole 2 for $7
Baby Yarn:
Red heart Soft Baby Steps, Econo Sport, TlC Baby, Bernat Softee, Lion Brand Baby Soft, 2 for $6


Hobby Lobby View Weekly In store ad. Through 3/5/11 here.
Printable 40% off one item coupon here. good through 3/5/11

Jiffy Bulky, $2.88 Each
Curly Q Bulky $3.99
Snowflake Wool Blend $3.66

Know of a great sale, coupon code or great place to save on yarn? Please leave a comment and share the savings love. :)


From my hook to yours,
Carlinda Lewis,
The Hook Hound.


Ps, know someone who knits?  They would love this page too!

A Penny Saved is a penny earned, yarn sales thru 2/26/11.

A penny saved is a penny earned...

Each week The Hook Hound will list your favorite Craft Stores yarn sales for the week.      Hope everyone who read last weeks post had a chance to make it to their favorite craft store last week and saved some money.    I went to AC Moore and stocked up on some Patons Classic Wool. Over this last weekend I made felted sun glass cases.   Will be working on some more felted projects to come this week.  

Here are this weeks yarn sales:


Joann Fabrics Newspaper Flyer here.
~prices good through 2/26/11

Lion Brand Hometown Usa, $3.49 each
Bernat Baby Yarn, $7.99 each

Joann Fabrics Direct Mail Flyer here .
~prices good through 2/26/11
Red Heart Super Saver $2.29 each
Joanns Sensations Rainbow Classic, Boucle, and Boucle Shimmer $6.99 each
Lion Brand Pound of Love, $2.oo off.
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn $2.79
Patons Classic Wool Yarn, 2 for $9.00

Michaels Crafts Weekly Ad through 2/26/11, view ad.
Printable coupon for 50% off one regular price item click here. Good through 2/26/11.

Vannas Choice, 2 for $5
Simply Soft, 2 for $5
Loops and Threads Snuggly Wuggly, 2 for $6
Wool Ease Thick and Quick, 2 for $10
Loops and Threads Impeccable, Charisma, 2 for $5
Homespun, 2 for $10
Baby's First by Lion Brand, 2 for $6
Nature's Choice 2 for $10

Ac Moore Sales Flyer good through 2/26/11 view flyer
Printable coupon for 40% off one item, click here..

Lily Sugar n Cream, $1.29
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice and Baby yarn, $1.99
Simply Soft, 2 for $5
Bernat Softee, Baby Jacquards, Baby Stretch, Baby coordinates and Patons Beehive Baby, $2.99


Hobby Lobby View Weekly In store ad. Through 2/26/11 here.
Printable 25% off one item coupon here. good through 2/26/11

Yarn Bee Haute Fur, $5.88
Wool Ease Thick and Quick, $6.68

Not yarn, but a great buy too:  All knitting needles, Crochet Hooks and Accessories 40% off.


Know of a great sale, coupon code or great place to save on yarn? Please leave a comment and share the savings love. :)


From my hook to yours,
Carlinda Lewis,
The Hook Hound.


Ps, know someone who knits?  They would love this page too!

Weekly Craft Store Yarn Sales, Save time and Money.

A penny saved is a penny earned....... 

Each week The Hook Hound blog will post and list your favorite Craft Stores Specials on Yarn here for you.  Missed the Sunday paper?  With a quick click and glance here you will know who has what on sale.  If a coupon code for these stores are found they will be listed here as well.   So Bookmark this blog or Follow Me and check here before heading to the Craft Store, because a penny saved is a penny earned.   I hope that this weekly post will help save you some time and money too.


Joann Fabrics Newspaper Flyer here.
~prices good through 2/19/11
  • Red Heart Super Saver  $2.29 each
  • Joanns Sensations Rainbow Classic, Boucle, and Boucle Shimmer $6.99 each
  • Patons Classic Wool Yarn, 2 for $9.00
  • Lion Brand Fun Fur $2.99
Joann Fabrics Direct Mail Flyer here.
~prices good through 2/26/11
  • Red Heart Super Saver  $2.29 each
  • Joanns Sensations Rainbow Classic, Boucle, and Boucle Shimmer $6.99 each
  • Lion Brand Pound of Love, $2.oo off.
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn $2.79
  • Patons Classic Wool Yarn, 2 for $9.00
Michaels Crafts Weekly Ad through 2/19/11
Printable coupon for 50% off one regular price item click here.  Good through 2/19/11.
  • Sugar n Cream $1.25
  • Wool Ease by Lion Brand $1.99
  • Vannas Choice $2.49
  • Softee Chunky $1.99
  • Lion Brand Pound of Love $5.99
  • Satin Sport $1.99
  • Loops and Threads Impeccable $2.49
  • Simply Soft $2.49
  • Caron One Pound $5.99

Ac Moore Sales Flyer good through 2/19/11 View Flyer
Printable coupon for 50% off one item, click here.
  • Pound of Love, Fishermans Wool, Bernat Baby Big Ball Yarn   2/$11
  • Mosaic, Dazzleaire, Shimmer $2.99
  • Wool and Wool Blends:  Stitch Nation, Classic Wool, Shetland Chunky, Wool Ease Thick and Quick, Amazing and Alpine Wool   $3.99
  • Caron One Pound $5.29

Hobby Lobby View Weekly In store ad.  Through 2/19/11
Printable 40% off one item coupon here.  good through 2/19/11
  • Yarn Bee Boucle Traditions or Brushed 5oz $3.99
  • Yarn Bee Boucle Double Boucle 4 oz  $5.66
  • Bernat Coordinates 6 oz $3.66
  • Baby Bee Hushabye   $3.88
  • I Love this Yarn, Sportweight.  $1.99
  • Fishermans Wool   $8.88

Know of a great sale, coupon code or great place to save on yarn?   Please leave a comment and share the savings love. :)

Twirlagig Hat and Flower set, crochet pattern.




Available on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/braided-twirlagig-hat
Or in my Etsy Shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHookHound


Twirlagig Hat has a spiraling surface braid and is worked in rows. Sized to fit an average size womans head. There is no backpost or frontpost crochet stitches used in this pattern. Instead 3 new stitches are used: half single crochet, half treble crochet and half double treble. Great, quick project to learn new stitches and techniques. Also included in the pattern is a smaller version of my braided twirlagig flower to adorn your hat.  Pattern has now been updated to include a toddlers and newborns size.  Thank you Debi for testing these sizes.
Pattern is written using Standard American Crochet Terms.

Cup Caddy Crochet Pattern


Pattern now available here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cup-caddy
or at my Etsy shop:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/66581095/cup-caddy-pdf-crochet-pattern



Turn on ordinary coffee cup into a Caddy.   Fits a 3"x 4" mug. Crocheted all in one piece except the optional tie. Has 9 pockets total on the outside, fully divided between. Pattern is now at my testers and should be available on Etsy and Ravelry in the next few days. I am extremely happy with this project.  Will be making several more: One for hubbys desk (in manly colors, tehehe), one for the bathroom for makeup brushes and another for the kitchen. Thanks for looking. 

Mug Cozy in Tapered shells.

Available on Ravelry:     http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shell-stitch-mug-cozyAvailable on Etsy:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHookHound











Shell stitch mug cozy is made for tapered mugs, not ones with straight up and down sides. A couple of really cool things with this pattern: The increases for the taper are worked in the shells, so makes it super easy. Also the shells allow the cozy to reach all the way to the top of your mug, but leaves a cool lip shaped spot for you to put your smoochers. You can drink from the cup without putting your lips on the cozy! How cool is that? Also, the button is attached during the crochet and not sewn on afterwards. You will need a 3/4 shank back button. My mug pictured measurements are 3.75 Inches across the top, 2.5 Inches across the bottom and 4.5 Inches tall.