"Crochet Projects"

Crochet Along Together with Amanda “Mandobug” Mannas

Join Amanda "Mandobug" Cowl "Crochet Along Together" ... 

Featuring HiKoo Simplicity in over 60 colors ... 20% Off

“Easy as 1-2-3” is a three color cowl perfect for those looking to learn how to crochet. The pattern features three of the most commonly used crochet stitches in an order that allows you to build your crochet skills. Each stitch is worked in a different color creating eye catching blocks of color that also help you learn to read your stitches. If you have been wanting to learn to crochet and are looking for an easy and stylish design, this project is for you!

As always, we're delighted to help you find all the info you need to crochet this project and participate in the Crochet Along Together!  This is a terrific way to start crocheting ... the Crochet Along Together starts March 2nd!

Easy as 1-2-3 Cowl

by Amanda Mannas
Pattern Free on Ravelry

This is not a Mystery KAL! The pattern will be released in 4 weekly segments starting on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. You can put it into your Ravelry Library on or after March 2nd to automatically get the actual pattern and any updates during the CAT.

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Skills you will learn during this CAT include how to crochet a chain, a single crochet, a half double crochet and double crochet. You will also learn how to whip stitch, weave in yarn ends ... not to mention how to read a crochet pattern and a crochet chart.

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"Easy as 1-2-3 Cowl"   |   Simplicity   |   Shown in Silver Hair / Aqua Mint / Deep Turquoise  

Schedule

Segment

Date

First

March 2nd, 2017

Second

March 9th, 2017

Third

March 16th, 2017

Fourth

March 23rd, 2017

The Crochet Along Together will run for a month ... each week a series of written instructions, charts and video tutorials will take you through each step of the project.  Updates will be posted to Ravelry ...

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Video clips will be posted on Skacel's YouTube channel ...

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Materials

Finished Size

47" Circumference x 5.25" Width (when laid flat)

Materials

3 skeins HiKoo Simplicity - 20% Off - 1 skein each of your three favorite colors!

Shown in Silver Hair (#36) / Aqua Mint (#09) / Deep Turquoise (#10)

Yardage

117 yds color A (1 skein), 117 yds color B (1 skein), 117 yds color C (1 skein)

Needles and
Hooks

1 x 4.00mm Hook (see note below ...)

Note: There is no standard US sizing for crochet hooks!  For example ... Skacel's addi 4.00mm hooks are labeled (F).  Ravelry and other manufacturers call a 4.00mm crochet hook a size (G) ...
Always go by the millimeters when crocheting or shopping!

Adjust your size to obtain gauge.

Gauge

20 stitches and 18.5 rows = 4 inches in Single Crochet

Notions

One Locking Stitch Marker, Darning/Tapestry Needle

Care Instructions

Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat

Skill Level

Absolute Beginners

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The Yarn

HiKoo's "Simplicity" is a buttery soft yarn that is available in a huge selection of colors. Machine washable and very hardy, this yarn is wonderful for afghans, children's wear, and anything else that gets daily use!

Fiber Content

55% Superwash Wool / 28% Acrylic / 17% Nylon

Yardage / Weight

117 yarns in 50g

Gauge

Crochet: 20 stitches and 18.5 rows = 4 inches in Single Crochet

Knitting: 20-22 Stitches over 4.0 inches/10 cm.
on US 4-6 [ 3.50-4.00mm ]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Amanda put together the terrific Silver Hair / Aqua Mint / Deep Turquoise colorway ... but options are good!  With over 60 colors of Simplicity to choose from, we thought we would create a few more colorways to get you started ... take a look!

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Don't miss out on the fun! The CAT is FREE and Skacel is sponsoring a drawing for one first prize and two second place prizes. Winners will be chosen on April 25th!  For more information on the contest, prizes and how to enter visit SkacelKnitting.com.

You can connect, ask questions, share photos, and get help via the Skacel Collection, Inc. Ravelry group. Questions are typically answered daily. It's like having a knitting tutor 24/7! You're also encouraged to share progress photos to the FiberWild and Friends group on Ravelry.

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Amy’s Designs in Mountain Colors Yarn!

Patty's Fall Knitting Challenge Information

Celebrating 25 Years of Mountain Color Yarns ...
Revisit a favorite project or discover a design you missed!

For the last 25 years, the creative team at Mountain Colors Yarn has brought us beautiful fiber in colors inspired by the Rocky Mountain West! Diana and Leslie each have a unique color sense.  By combining their individual aesthetics they are continually introducing amazing new colorways that sparks creativity in both knitters and crocheters.

We are proud to have supported Mountain Colors in our LYS since we opened in Galena, Illinois in May of 2004. Watching them add to their color and yarn lines has been a continual source of inspiration for many of Amy's designs.

Creating new colors are another way we've enjoyed working with Mountain Colors over the years. To date we offer 15 FiberWild custom colors in 10 yarns, most of which have patterns Amy specifically designed to show off their gorgeous hues! Below is a sampling of Amy's "best of" designs worked in Mountain Colors yarns. We hope you will revisit a favorite project or discover a design or color you missed!

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Happy 25th Anniversary
to Diane, Leslie and the entire team at
Mountain Colors Yarn!

"Best of" Amy's designs in Mountain Colors

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Berry Tart Shawlette in Wonderland Yarns’ Cheshire Cat

Strawberry Tart?  Raspberry?  ... or just the Berry Tart Shawlette?
Crocheted in Cheshire Cat from Wonderland Yarns!

The delectably simple "Berry Tart" shawlette is a perfect treat for any season. Wear it as a scarf for lacy warmth this fall and winter.  Or throw it over your shoulders for stylish coverage on warmer days. With this yummy combo of soft yarn and pattern, you may find yourself indulging in more than one "Berry Tart" shawlette! 

Choose from almost 20 colors .... and get the pattern FREE with purchase of Cheshire Cat Yarn!

FiberWild Exclusive

Berry Tart Shawlette

by Amy Loberg

Pattern FREE with purchase of
Cheshire Cat

Worked from end to end in a simple filet crochet stitch, this wrap has an open and airy mesh fabric that is just right for layering. The simplicity of the design lets you savor every stitch of hand dyed yarn. Finish the edge with lacy ruffles and picots ... just like the scalloped edge of a beautifully dainty and delicious tart!  ... uses just one delicious skein!

Finished Size 12″ × 58″ after blocking
Materials Wonderland Yarns Cheshire Cat
Shown in Off with Her Red
Hook
US E [3.50mm] crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge 14 sts = 4″
Skill Level Easy

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"Berry Tart Shawlette"   |   Cheshire Cat   |   Shown in "Off with Her Red"

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Yarn

Wonderland Yarns Cheshire Cat

This soft 100% washable fingering weight wool yarn is soft and springy with a lovely sheen, and perfect ply. It comes in vibrant tonal colors, which would be wonderful for fine gauge colorwork or lace projects. Knit up some colorful socks or a exquisite shawl today!​

Fiber Content 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Yardage / Weight 512 yds in 114g
Gauge 28 - 30 sts over 4″ on US 1 - 3 [2.50 – 3.25mm]
Care Instructions Machine Wash, Dry Flat
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