Cyber Monday PDF Crochet Pattern Sale

A big Thank You to everyone who bought patterns for the Cyber Monday sale.

~Cyber Monday Pdf Crochet Pattern Sale~

Today Only buy One Pattern from either my Ravelry Designer page located here:  http://www.ravelry.com/designers/carlinda-lewis or my Etsy shop located here:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHookHound?ref=pr_shop_more and receive another pattern of equal or lesser value for FREE.   That's right, BOGO-buy one get one free.  Offer expires at 11:59 pm EST on 11/29/10.   If you don't see an item listed on Etsy that is on my Ravelry page please send me a conversation on Etsy and I will create a listing.   I will be checking for messages off and on all day long and will get back to you ASAP.   Be sure to put in the Paypal notes which pattern you would like for free and include the email address you would like the PDF pattern sent to.

I will be taking advantage of Joann's Fabrics Cyber Monday sale today.   They are offering free shipping on all orders and 30% off all yarn.    The coupon code for their free shipping today is:  CYBER333

I appreciate any and all purchases of my patterns.    I always feel very honored that someone is taking the time, work and effort to make one of my designs, and I am sincerely thankful for that.  From my hook to yours, Happy Holidays.

Thank you,
Carlinda Lewis
The Hook Hound

Trailing Vines Leaf Garland Free Crochet Pattern

Now a little finishing touch for all your crocheted flowers from my hook to yours.    No naked flowers allowed,, lol.

With yarn of choice and approppiate sized crochet hook, Ch 8.

Round 1) 2 sc in second ch from hook.  *Hdc in next, dc in next 3 chains, hdc in next.*  In last chain work 1 hdc, 1 sc, 2 chains, sc in second chain from hook. Now you will turn but continue working in the same/last chain, 1 sc, 1 hdc.  Now working up the free loops of the original chain, repeat from * to * once.  Sc in last chain.  Sl st to first sc.  For one leaf only finish off, for additional leaves see below.

Additional leaves:  Ch 8 and repeat Round 1, for as many leaves as desired.  Finish off at end of round for last leaf.

Remember to leave a long tail for sewing.

Please note that even though this is a free pattern, it is still protected by copyright.   However, I do not care what you do with your finished items-they are yours.  Meaning, you may sell items finished from my patterns.  Please do not copy and paste this pattern to share, instead I would appreciate a link to this page.  Thank you and Enjoy.

Rose flower pattern can be be found for free here:   http://hookhound.blogspot.com/p/rosa-crochet-flower.html



Leaves shown on my One Squared Purse pattern which is available for purchase here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/one-squared-purse

Crochet Felting

Just a quick update here.  I am currently working on some felting projects.   I have made the One Squared purse pattern and it felted beautifully.  It is drying and will take photos in the next few days.   My dear hubby got me a new camera this past weekend, yeah!!!!  So the quality of pictures of my crochet work should increase greatly.   My camera had broken so have been using my Video Cam to take still pictures.  Taking all new pictures of my past work will be a project in of itself.   Hubby really surprised me with the new camera.   On Saturday we decided to go to the park.  On the way to the park he agreed to stop at the craft store on the way.  Like most men he hates shopping so I was thrilled with just that.   While I went in to look for yarn, he went over to the office supply store next door.    When I came back to the car he had left the new camera for me on my car seat. What a sweetie he is!   We continued on to the park and I was able to put the new camera to use.  Below is a picture I took in the Butterfly Garden.


Felting is a lot of fun once you get past the scary of throwing it in the washer.
Here is a couple of tips for felting:
Crochet generally shrinks more in width than in height.

A slip stitch edge does not felt well.

Put your felted item in a pillow case rubber banded shut or a lingerie bag to prevent clogging up your washing machine.  

Use Hot cycle, a few drops of detergent.  Throw in old jeans or something similiar to help get more agitation.

Check item for desired felting about every 5 minutes.  I like to lose all stitch definition.  This is up to you.

Do not run through the spin cycle.  Instead roll item in a towel, to avoid hard to remove creases.  

Once you start felting, it is addicting, so beware.  Check back here for updates.  My hook will be flying.