Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Round-Up - BEARDS

November 1st is right around the corner.  That means that along with many men (and even women), my husband will be participating in No-Shave November.  My friend, Jacqui, mentioned the possibility of crocheting herself a beard so she will "fit in" with the guys in her life.  In honor of my her, I bring you this Round-Up of Beards!!!



1.  Viking or Dwarven Beard by Totally Stitching

2.  Quick and Dirty Furry Beard by Mad Crochet Scientist

3.  Crochet Beard by Miriam Tribe

4.  Duck Guys Hats by Hatch-ed with Love

5.  Cthulhu Hat by Moose Musings

6.  Duck Dynasty Beard and Hat by Me and Morning Glory

7.  Master of Disguise by Hooks and Hornbooks

8.  Loopy Beard by Tera Kulling

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Welcome to the Round-Up - Pumpkins

One of my favorite things to see on other blog sites is the pattern round-ups they do!  I decided that it would be a fun feature to add to our blog on a weekly basis.  We have quite a few we want to do and hope you'll give us your ideas for others.  Our plan is to feature patterns that you may or may not have seen before, but that cover a variety of project ideas.  Whether you're a crocheter, a customer, or just a fan, we hope to give you all some ideas.

* For the crocheters - you'll be provided with links to patterns fitting each week's Round-Up theme.  Some of these may be free patterns, some may be paid.  Either way, you'll be able to go directly to the source if you see a project you want to work on.
* For our customers (past, present, or future) - if you see something on our Round-Up that you're interested in having us make for you, let us know.  We'll be able to work with you to get the order processed.
* For fans - we know not everyone crochets or is able to purchase handmade items.  Maybe these are just crocheted items that will bring a smile to your day by seeing the pictures.  Either way, you're still welcome to join us for the Round-Ups each week.  Who knows, maybe you'll become a crocheter or a customer one day soon!


With both Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, we thought it fitting that our first Housewives Round-Up should be PUMPKINS!!!  These are patterns that you may or may not have seen in the past - we wanted to feature a variety of pumpkin items.  Let's get started...

1.  Stackables Hat by Snappy Tots
2.  Fall Wreath by Repeat Crafter Me
3.  Halloween Pumpkin Beanie by Crochet by Jennifer
4.  Pumpkins Galore Afghan & Pillow by Crochet Village
5.  Squeeze n' Sniff Pumpkin Pie by Crafty is Cool
6.  Pumpkin Treat Bowl by One Sheepish Girl
7.  Pumpkin Vine Scarf by Wicked Crochet
8.  Pumpkin Table Set by Mom's Love of Crochet
9.  Pumpkin Baby Booties by Kittying

These patterns would be fun for both Halloween and Thanksgiving so check them out and let us know what you think!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Alabama Won - So Do You!!!


The Hooking Housewives are BIG Alabama Crimson Tide fans!!  To celebrate their big win against the Florida Gators yesterday, you win by getting 40% off our Houndstooth patterns in our Ravelry shop!! 

You can use coupon code ROLLTIDE today and tomorrow to receive the discount on our Houndstooth Hat and Boot Cuff & Legwarmer patterns.  Enjoy!!! 








P.S.  Jamie is working on a few Houndstooth patterns that y'all will be sure to love!  They are patterns we haven't found online from other designers.  ;)  Stay tuned for previews...





Friday, September 19, 2014

Perfect Simplicity Collection

Several months ago I introduced y'all to the Perfect Simplicity Collection.  First came the Hat, along with the Boot Cuffs & Legwarmers.  A bit later we added the Scarf.  Now the e-Book and other patterns are finally complete!!  In full, the collection includes those patterns already mentioned, along with a Headband & Earwarmer, Market Bag, Slouchy Cowl, and Fingerless Gloves.  And exclusive to the e-Book (not available for purchase separately) are the Cozies (Coffee Sleeve and Can & Bottle Cozy).  The patterns were all released a couple of weeks ago in our Ravelry shop.  As of today, they are now available through Craftsy as well!!  You can click on the photos below to see larger versions of each design.






Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Free Pattern: African Flower Slouchy

 
A few weeks ago, one of my regular customers sent me a picture of a hat she'd come across online and wanted me to make for her.  Since I wasn't able to find a pattern to go with the original photo, I started with a basic African Flower and worked out from there to create the slouchy.

If you're making this hat, gauging is a must!!!  Because there are 3 different size hooks used, you need to be sure the gauge is accurate or it's almost guaranteed that the hat won't fit.

You can pick up your own copy of the African Flower Slouchy for free in our Ravelry or Craftsy stores.