Friday, July 25, 2014

Let's Play a Party Game!





             Come help celebrate this spring chicks birthday!


                                       We are going to play a party game!


         Try to guess how many crochet patterns I have written!!


I have written quite a few. I'll give you a little hint, I have 2 books with 20 patterns in them and one leaflet with 5 patterns and I have been published in Crochet World Magazine about 5 times. Also working on another 20 pattern book. Plus all my patterns in Etsy and Ravelry and all the patterns I haven't finished writing yet and I have many patterns that have been retired or made over.  So try to give me you best estimate of how many I have written since 2007 and the person that comes closest will win 60 digital crochet patterns. I will give you a code to my Ravelry shop and you will be able to take a full year and download up to 60 digital crochet patterns of you choice! Wow! what a great prize!


                     You must make a purchase in my
                                               Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SandysCapeCodOrig  
                                        or Ravelry 
http://www.ravelry.com/stores/sandy-powers-designs


shops during my 60% off sale to enter for a chance to win. After you have made a purchase you can enter as many guesses as you would like.


              Leave your best guesses here on this blog and I'll let you know who wins on
                                                              Tuesday July 29th

It's T.G.I.F Link Up Party Time #5

TGIF #5
Welcome to The Greatest IFiber Link Party, where everyone gets to show off their own handmade fiber creations!
This link party is for YOU to link up YOUR handmade fiber creations created by YOU!! You can link any handmade creation, as long as it is made by YOU - finished items, patterns, tutorials, etc. - paid or free.
Let's take a look at the TOP 5 most clicked on Links from last week's TGIF Link Party!
The BEST thing about this link party is - your ONE LINK will be seen on as many as 7 different websites!
The participating websites are (THANK YOU!!):

Too Yarn Cute
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Glamour4You
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3 Boys & a Ball of Yarn
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Trifles N Treasures
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Sandy's Cape Cod Originals
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SnApPy ToTs    
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Crafting Friends Designs
WINNING LINK

AG Handmades
Winner of
SnApPy ToTs
5 patterns of choice!!

Please contact
Heidi of

SnApPy ToTs


to claim your prize!
Rules:
  • PLEASE grab the TGIF Link Party button below & display it on your blog page you are linking in the link party. This will link back to the link party from your site increasing the amount of people that see your link.
  • If you do not have a blog, then you can link from FB, Etsy, Ravelry or other social media, but PLEASE SHARE this post to get others to see your link. (Sharing will count as placing the Link Party button if you do not have a blog.)
  • I would LOVE if you follow me on any of my social media sites (Facebook, Pinterest, Google+) - links at top of my site.
  • ONLY fiber related links to your handmade creations will be accepted - any other links will be removed.
  • Your link should link to an actual handmade item or a pattern/tutorial that produces a handmade item, any of which can be for sale or for free. Please DO NOT link to other link parties, giveaways, your general FB wall, or a homepage of a website.
    TGIF Link Party

TGIF Link Party!! 

  • Please link YOUR handmade creations below. 

  • Each Co-Host has the same LinkUp - so only link a particular creation once.

  • Click on your favorite link - the 5 most click on links will be Featured in next weeks link party!

  • Please also choose 3 links to share to your favorite social media site!!

  • Linking will stay open until the following Tuesday after the current Friday's post date.

  • This is all about cross-promoting & supporting Handmade - the more you support, the more you get back!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

T.g.I.F #4 The Greatest in Fiber Link up party

TGIF #4


Welcome to The Greatest IFiber Link Party, where everyone gets to show off their own handmade fiber creations! 


 This link party is for YOU to link up YOUR handmade fiber creations created by YOU!! You can link anyhandmade creation, as long as it is made by YOU - finished items, patterns, tutorials, etc. - paid or free.



Let's take a look at the TOP 5 most clicked on Links from last week's TGIF Link Party!
1 - Star Creations - Pattern test of Tardis Hat by Misty Makes
http://6starrcreations.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/i-love-testing-patterns/
2 - The Purple Poncho - Sparkle Hoop Earrings
http://www.thepurpleponcho.com/sparkle-hoop-earring-pattern/
3 - AG Handmades - Les Trois Rayures
http://aghandmades.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/les-trois-rayures.html
4 - KatiDCreations - A Crochet Ring
http://katidcreations.com/put-a-ring-on-it-a-crocheted-ring/
5 - Harvester Products - Do You Want To Build A Snowman
http://harvesterproducts.com/blog/do-you-wanna-build-a-snowman/
The BEST thing about this link party is - your ONE LINK will be seen on as many as 7 different websites!
The participating websites are (THANK YOU!!):


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Trifles N Treasures
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Too Yarn Cute
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SnApPy ToTs
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Crafting Friends Designs
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3 Boys & a Ball of Yarn
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Glamour4You
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Sandy's Cape Cod Originals
Rules:
  • PLEASE grab the TGIF Link Party button to the right & display it on your blog page you are linking in the link party. This will link back to the link party from your site increasing the amount of people that see your link.
  • If you do not have a blog, then you can link from FB, Etsy, Ravelry or other social media, but PLEASE SHARE this post to get others to see your link. (Sharing will count as placing the Link Party button if you do not have a blog.)
  • I would LOVE if you follow me on any of my social media sites (Facebook, Pinterest, Google+) - links at top of my site.
  • ONLY fiber related links to your handmade creations will be accepted - any other links will be removed.
  • Your link should link to an actual handmade item or a pattern/tutorial that produces a handmade item, any of which can be for sale or for free. Please DO NOT link to other link parties, giveaways, your general FB wall, or a homepage of a website. 
TGIF Link Party

TGIF Link Party!! 

  • Please link YOUR handmade creations below. 

  • Each Co-Host has the same LinkUp - so only link a particular creation once.

  • Click on your favorite link - the 5 most click on links will be Featured in next weeks link party!

  • Please also choose 3 links to share to your favorite social media site!!

  • Linking will stay open until the following Tuesday after the current Friday's post date.

  • This is all about cross-promoting ∧ supporting Handmade - the more you support, the more you get back!!

    Just for fun...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Free Crochet Pattern. Adorable Monster Hat


444 Horned Monster Hat



























Materials Needed


Vanna's Choice Baby 7oz


Green x 1skein


Aqua x 1skein


Red x sm amount for nose and mouth


White x sm amount for eyes


H hook


Yarn Needle





Gauge: H hook = 3sc=1"


3sc rows =1"





Make horns first for all sizes


1st horn


Rnd 1: With H hook and green, ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook. Continue in a spiral fashion using a stitch marker if desired. (6sc)


Rnd 2: 1sc in each sc around. (6sc)


Rnd 3: 2sc in next sc, 1sc in next 3sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (6sc)


Rnd 4: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 2sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (7sc)


Rnd 5: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 3sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (8sc)


Rnd 6: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 4sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (9sc)


Rnd 7: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 5sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (10sc)


Rnd 8: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 6sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (11sc)


Rnd 9: 2sc in each of the next 2sc, 1sc in each of the next 7sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (12sc)


Rnd 10: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 8sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (13sc)


Rnd 11: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 9sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (14sc)


Rnd 12: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 10sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (15sc)


Rnd 13: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 11sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (16sc)


Rnd 14: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 12sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (17sc)


Rnd 15: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 13sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (18sc)


Rnd 16: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 14sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (19sc)


Rnd 17: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 15sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (20sc)


Fasten off and put aside for now.


                            2nd Horn


Rnds 1 - 16: repeat rnds 1-16 as for first horn (19sc)


Rnd 17: 2sc in next 2sc, 1sc in next 15sc, skip next sc, 1sc in last sc. (20sc) DO NOT FASTEN OFF continue onto desired size that you want to make


                          HAT SMALL


Rnd 1: 1sc in next 20sc on 2nd horn, pick up other horn, 1sc in next 20sc . (40sc)


Rnd 2: *1sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc* rep from * to * around. (50sc)


Rnds 3-11: 1sc in each sc around. (50sc)


Rnd 12: *1sc in next 3sc, sc tog the next2sc* rep from * to* around. (40sc)


Rnd 13: 1sc in each sc around. (40sc) continue onto earflaps


                            HAT medium


Rnd 1: 1sc in next 20sc on 2nd horn, pick up other horn, 1sc in next 20sc . (40sc)


Rnd 2: *1sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc* rep from * to * around. (50sc)


Rnd 3: *1sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next sc* rep from * to * around. (60sc)


Rnds 4-14: 1sc in each sc around. (60sc)


Rnd 15: *1sc innext 4sc, sc tog the next 2sc* rep from * to* around. (50sc)


Rnd 16: 1sc in each sc around. (50sc) continue onto earflaps


                           HAT LARGE


Rnd 1: 1sc in next 20sc on 2nd horn, pick up other horn, 1sc in next 20sc . (40sc)


Rnd 2: *1sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc* rep from * to * around. (50sc)


Rnd 3: *1sc in he next 4sc, 2sc in next sc* rep from * to * around. (60sc)


Rnd 4: *1sc in next 5sc, 2sc in next sc* rep from * to* around. (70sc)


Rnds 5-16: 1sc in each sc around. (70sc)


Rnd 17: *1sc in next 5sc, sc tog the next2sc* rep from * to* around. (60sc)


Rnd 18: 1sc in each sc around. (60sc) continue onto earflaps



FOLLOW EARFLAP INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL SIZES


1st earflap: Row 1: . you want to be in the center on the sides, sc around hat until you are 7sc past the point of where you want the ear flaps to be on the side of the horns. Leave rest of round unworked for now. Ch1,turn.


Row 2: 1sc in each of the next 7sc. Ch1, turn. (7sc)


Row 3: 1sc in each sc across. Ch1, turn. (7sc)


Row 4: sc tog the next 2sc, 1sc in next 3sc, sc tog the next 2sc. Ch1, turn. (5sc)


Row 5: 1sc in each sc across. Ch1,turn. (5sc)


Row 6: sc tog the next 2sc, 1sc in next sc, sc tog the next 2sc. Ch1, turn. (3sc)


Row 7: 1sc in each sc across. Ch1,turn. (3sc)


Next step: slst down left side of earflap to brim of hat, 1sc in sc to other side of hat, working 7sc past the point of where you want to have that 2nd earflap. Ch1, turn.


2nd earflap:


Row 1: 1sc in each of the next 7sc. Ch1, turn. (7sc)


Row 2: 1sc in each sc across. Ch1, turn. (7sc)


Row 3: sc tog the next 2sc, 1sc in next 3sc, sc tog the next 2sc. Ch1, turn. (5sc)


Row 4: 1sc in each sc across. Ch1,turn. (5sc)


Row 5: sc tog the next 2sc, 1sc in next sc, sc tog the next 2sc. Ch1, turn. (3sc)


Row 6: 1sc in each sc across. Ch1,turn. (3sc)


Next step: slst down left side of earflap, 1sc in each of the remaining sc.


DO NOT FASTEN OFF GREEN, BUT ADD AQUA TO HOOK AND WORK WITH DOUBLE STRANDS OF YARNS.


TRIM AND TIES


Rnd 1: With one strand of aqua and one strand of green, (1slst,ch1) in each st to the middle of first earflap, ch15, slst in same st as beg, ch20, slst in same st, ch15,slst in the same st, (1slst, ch1) in each sc to middle of next earflap, ch15, slst in same st, ch20, slst in same st, ch15, slst in same st, (1slst, ch1) in each remaining sc. Slst to join. Fasten off and tie in ends.
                             1st EYE


Rnd 1: With white and H hook, ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6sc)


Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12sc) Fasten off leaving a tail to sew with.
                            2nd EYE
Rnd 1: With white and H hook, ch4, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in next ch, 3sc in last ch. Now working on opposite side of ch, 1sc in next ch, 1sc in same ch as beg. Slst to join. Ch1, (8sc)


Rnd 2: 3sc in same st as joining, 1sc in each of the next 3sc, 3sc in next sc, 1sc in each of the next 4sc. Slst to join. Fasten off leaving a tail to sew with.


                   PUPILS OF EYES -make 2


Rnd 1: With desired pupil eye color, and H hook, ch2, 5sc in 2nd ch from hook. Slst to join. Fasten off leaving a tail to sew with


Attach pupils to white part of eyes.


Attach eyes to front of hat as shown in pictures.


                          NOSE


Rnd 1: With red and H hook, ch2, 8sc in 2nd ch from hook. (8sc)


Rnds 2-6: 1sc in each sc around. (8sc)


Fasten off leaving a tail to sew with. Attach nose to front of face as shown in pictures.


                       MOUTH


Embroider mouth as desired.





©Sandy's Cape Cod Originals 2010


Please do not sell this pattern as your own or make copies for your friends.


You can sell any items that you make from my crochet patterns, but you are responsible for your finished items.


Please list me as the designer in all of your sales.





you can find more of my crochet patterns at








 
www.crochetworld.com


august issue 2010






Friday, July 11, 2014

TGIF #3

TGIF #3


Welcome to The Greatest IFiber Link Party, where everyone gets to show off their own handmade fiber creations!
This link party is for YOU to link up YOUR handmade fiber creations created by YOU!! You can link anyhandmade creation, as long as it is made by YOU - finished items, patterns, tutorials, etc. - paid or free.
Let's take a look at the TOP 5 most clicked on Links from last week's TGIF Link Party!
The BEST thing about this link party is - your ONE LINK will be seen on as many as 7 different websites!

The participating websites are (THANK YOU!!):
Picture
3 Boys & a Ball of Yarn
Picture
Too Yarn Cute
Picture
Trifles N Treasures
Picture
Sandy's Cape Cod Originals
Picture
Crafting Friends Designs
Picture
SnApPy ToTs
Picture
Glamour4You
Rules:
  • PLEASE grab the TGIF Link Party button to the right & display it on your blog page you are linking in the link party. This will link back to the link party from your site increasing the amount of people that see your link.
  • If you do not have a blog, then you can link from FB, Etsy, Ravelry or other social media, but PLEASE SHARE this post to get others to see your link. (Sharing will count as placing the Link Party button if you do not have a blog.)
  • I would LOVE if you follow me on any of my social media sites (Facebook, Pinterest, Google+) - links at top of my site.
  • ONLY fiber related links to your handmade creations will be accepted - any other links will be removed.

TGIF Link Party

TGIF Link Party!! 

  • Please link your handmade creations below. 

  • Each Co-Host has the same LinkUp - so only link a particular creation once.

  • Click on your favorite link - the 5 most click on links will be Featured in next weeks link party!

  • Please also choose 3 links to share to your favorite social media site!!

  • Linking will stay open until the following Tuesday after the current Friday's post date.

  • This is all about cross-promoting & supporting Handmade - the more you support, the more you get back!!


Collection opens in 1d 12h 25m. Let other people know about it through twitter.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

T.G.I.F #2 The Greatest In Fiber Link Up Party

TGIF #2




Welcome to The Greatest IFiber Link Party, where everyone gets to show off their own handmade fiber creations!
This link party is for YOU to link up YOUR handmade fiber creations created by YOU!! You can link anyhandmade creation, as long as it is made by YOU - finished items, patterns, tutorials, etc. - paid or free.
Let's take a look at the TOP 5 most clicked on Links from last week's TGIF Link Party!
The BEST thing about this link party is - your ONE LINK will be seen on as many as 7 different websites - that is up to 35,000 views in one week!!
The participating websites are (THANK YOU!!):
Picture
SnApPy ToTs
Picture
Crafting Friends Designs
Picture
Glamour4You
Picture
Sandy's Cape Cod Originals
Picture
Trifles N Treasures
Picture
3 Boys & a Ball of Yarn
Picture
Too Yarn Cute
Rules:
  • Please grab the TGIF Link Party button to the right & display it on your page you are linking in the link party. This will link back to the link party from your site increasing the amount of people that see your link.
  • I would LOVE if you follow me on any of my social media sites (Facebook, Pinterest, Google+)
  • You can ONLY link blog posts/pages from your original site - please DO NOT link from Facebook, Etsy, Raverly, etc.
  • ONLY fiber related links to your handmade creations will be accepted - any other links will be removed.
TGIF Link Party

TGIF Link Party!! 

  • Please link your handmade creations below. 

  • Each Co-Host has the same LinkUp - so only link a particular creation once.

  • Click on your favorite link - the 5 most click on links will be Featured in next weeks link party!

  • Please also choose 3 links to share to your favorite social media site!!

  • Linking will stay open until the following Tuesday after the current Friday's post date.

  • This is all about cross-promoting & supporting Handmade - the more you support, the more you get back!!