Crochet-Along Part 1

It’s time to begin our Sequin-tial Moebius Crochet-Along!

Sequin-tial Moebius

Today, designer Carrie Carpenter shares a few thoughts and tips with us as we begin our CAL! “I had the general concept for the Sequin-tial Mobius for quite some time. I knew that I wanted a self-striping yarn with sequins, and I had the design name for a long time.  The challenge was finding the perfect yarn that fit my vision. I searched and searched, and at last, there it was: Universal Yarn® Classic Shades Sequins Lite® yarn met, and exceeded, my expectations.

Though you can certainly use any yarn you want for this design, I definitely recommend that you use the Universal Yarn® Classic Shades Sequins Lite® yarn—you won’t be disappointed! The colors are just amazing.  So let’s get our materials together and get started! Gauge is really not critical for this project, and most of us hate doing gauge swatches, so if you are comfortable with the pattern, jump right in!”

Jackie Daugherty, our new Managing Editor is using Crystal Palace Danube DK  in color Fire & Ice for her Sequin-tial Moebius. Danube has beautiful long color variations and is similar to the yarn Carrie used for her scarf – minus the sequins for a more casual look. “I’ll wear this with a black jacket and a bright colored top now and with jeans and a tee in matching colors in the spring,” Jackie said.

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It’s not to late too join us. The Sequin-tial Moebius pattern is free at our magazine website.

Grab your hook and let’s get going!

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Get Ready! CAL Begins Soon!

We’re excited about our first Crochet-along of the year! Hopefully you have purchased your yarn and are ready to begin.

Sequin-tial Moebius

This week we introduce you to Carrie Carpenter, the wonderful designer of the Sequin-tial Moebius.

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Says Carrie, “I first learned to crochet when I was about 10 years old. My first project was a giant granny square afghan. It wasn’t until I started working as the Fashion and Design Coordinator for a yarn company that I began designing. I became so inspired by all of the amazing designs that I was able to see coming in every day, and so I starting designing for myself.  When I’m not designing, I also enjoy teaching crochet classes at my local yarn shop in Montpelier, Vermont, where I live with my daughter.”

If you still need yarn suggestions for your Sequin-tial Moebius, check the blog posts on January 7 and January 14.

Get your hook and yarn ready! We’ll begin next week!

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Crochet World Wins!

Crochet World won the Best Crochet Magazine for 2014 from the Flamies Crochet Awards!

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The Flamies are awarded each year in several categories to recognize outstanding publications, blogs, designers and suppliers. The awards are selected by popular vote from the crochet community.

We are thrilled to win this award and thank all of you, our loyal readers, for your continued support!

Go here to view all the 2014 Flamies Awards.

 

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Best of Both Worlds – CAL & Yarn Sale!

What a great way to start the new year! A new project and a yarn sale!

Sequin-tial Moebius

Our upcoming Crochet-Along with designer Carrie Carpenter features her exquisite Sequin-tial Moebius. This elegant but simple design can be paired with different types of yarn, so you can create the perfect accent, from casual to elegant, to compliment your wardrobe. Here are a few different yarn options from the Annie’s yarn shop website.

117628[1] 117622[1] 117631[1] James C Brett DK is a perfect choice for warmth and easy care. This soft acrylic comes in a wonderful range of colorful tweeds and muted stripes. Find a color to match your favorite coat or jacket and you’ll stay snuggly and warm all winter!

 

Universal Yarn Rozetti Polaris will add a touch of sparkle and glamour to you wardrobe! And doesn’t everyone need a little bit of glitz in their lives! This soft acrylic/wool blend yarn would create a scarf with a touch of drama when worn around the shoulders with a black dress.

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116371[1] 116378[1] 116380[1] Berroco Vintage DK is unbeatable for great colors and simplicity! The Sequin-tial Moebius crocheted in this machine washable acrylic/wool blend would look casual worn with jeans and your favorite top. Choosing just one color might be difficult – you may be tempted to make several!

Take a look at last week’s post from January 7 to see a few more luscious yarn options for your Sequin-tial Moebius.  Choose a spectacular yarn from the Annie’s yarn shop website and join us each Wednesday beginning January 28 as Carrie share tips and ideas with us.

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Don’t forget to order your yarn during the 20% off sale, January 13-19!

Use code YARN20 at check out!

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Annoucing Annie’s Yarn Shop Sale!

In celebration of the Annie’s new yarn shop 

all yarns will be 20% off January 13-19!

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For 20% Discount – Use Code YARN20 at Check-Out!

The new website features many of your favorite yarns and lots of new ones to inspire future projects too! You’ll be able to select yarns by brand name, weight, fiber content and different attributes such as machine washable, self-striping, or yarns with sequins.

Vital information about gauge, fiber content and care for each yarn will help you find the best option for your next project. You’ll also find pattern suggestions specifically selected for many of the yarns featured at Annie’s yarn shop too!

Check out our new Build-a-Kit feature which means you’ll have all the supplies you need to get started right away!

For 20% Discount – Use Code YARN20 at Check-Out!

 

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