The Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary is a brand new book by Dora Ohrenstein. I was pleasantly surprised by this hefty book because it isn’t just any stitch dictionary. Not only does it have 125 stitches but each stitch is presented in a very unique way.
The Whims Cascadia is a collection of hand dyed yarns I did exclusively for Furls crochet. This collection features 4 colorways inspired by my summers here in the Pacific Northwest. You can see the full collection here and scroll down on this page for a chance to win 4 skeins of your own!
This collection is part of this month’s CAL with Furls crochet. If you will be participating in the CAL be sure to share one of the graphics below. Tag me and Furls Crochet so we can see it!
Enter to win one of each custom hand dyed yarn by KT and the Squid (4 total) AND the Cascadia ebook, featuring patterns from Katy (me!) and Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet! PLUS three Streamline hooks (H/5.0, I/5.5 and J/6.0) SWEET!
To enter fill out the giveaway form below. Giveaway ends 06/22 at 11:59pm PST. Winner will be chosen, at random, on 06/23 and winner will be contacted by email. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Must be 18yo to enter.
This month I’ll be doing something fun and I need your help! I’ll be letting you choose the colors for this months Mystery Yarn!! Tomorrow (June 7th) I will post a series of polls in my Instagram stories. I will then use the colors with the majority of the votes to create a brand new colorway and I’ll even show you how I do it!
You can order now through the 13th. Yarns will ship by June 27th.
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This yarn will be dyed on your choice of yarn base. Keep in mind the color may look slightly different depending on the base you choose
This yarn is worsted spun (uses longer fibers) for a stronger yarn that is less likely to pill. The fibers also come from farms that are cruelty free. The yarn is soft, springy and perfect for everyday use!
If you’ve been following me and my blog for a while, you might recall that our family has been in a nearly four year process to adopt a child from Honduras. Great news! We have suddenly found ourselves in the home stretch and will hopefully be traveling for our first court date very soon (or so we’re told).
International adoption is an expensive process. The longer it takes, the more the expenses add up. We’re going out on a walk of faith and asking all of you to help us get finish this process and bring our princessa home!
All of my patterns will be on sale for just $1 through April 9th, 2019. Just $1 – for any pattern! Looking at my social media and blog stats, if everyone who sees this post purchases a pattern for themselves or as a gift for a friend, we’ll have a fully financed final adoption process. If, for some reason, our adoption does not become a reality. All of the proceeds from this sale will be donated to Worldwide Heart to Heart Ministries, the organization currently caring for our kiddo.
You’ve been great through the years and I’m looking forward to many more years of sharing with you all. Now go shop! Thank you and God Bless.
Hey all! I’ve just returned from the CGOA Chain Link Conference and it occurs to me after being asked about what’s going on with our adoption I haven’t really updated you all very much. To be honest I feel a bit weird bringing it up but everyone says they want to know so here goes…
As we approach three years since we made the decision to try and adopt our Honduran kiddo, we’re finally seeing some progress! Her abandonment case was published in the media recently, and now we’re waiting to be called for the legal assignment by the end of the year – we hope.
The home stretch comes with some serious financing requirements. We always knew that paying for this adoption would be a test of faith. Our government does not make international adoption an affordable process. That’s why I designed a special blanket pattern – the Blanket for mi Nina pattern was made just for our Blanquita!
She has the very blanket from the picture with her in Honduras and all the kids down there recognized it when they saw a photo in my phone while were down there in December. 100 percent of every sale of this pattern goes directly to our adoption fund. In fact, if everyone who follows my Facebook page were to purchase this pattern for themselves, or as a gift, our final adoption financing needs would be met! I know that’s not realistic, but I do hope you’ll love the pattern and help our family with what we think is a great cause! You can purchase the pattern HERE
Here are some facts about Honduras: It is the second poorest nation in the Western hemisphere after Haiti. It is also one of the most violent countries on Earth. At times, the murder rate in Honduras has exceeded that of Iraq during the height of the ISIS insurgency there. The country is incredibly corrupt and has recently suffered political turmoil as their president was reelected to a second term despite a constitutional limitation of one presidential term in a lifetime. International observers have commented that the election results were highly suspect. More than 70 percent of the population lives in horrible poverty. Diseases like polio are still ravaging the poorest members of Honduran society and the number one cause of death in children in the country is diarrhea – caused by parasites in the water, food, etc. Gangs run the country. Many families are subject to crushing extortion that they must comply with or else they face deadly consequences. There are more than 130,000 “at-risk” or abandoned children in a country of barely 8 million people.
I have to say this community is AMAZING. I have received countless well wishes and prayers. We feel the love and appreciate it very much. Thank you!
It’s that time of year again! Time for the 3rd annual KT and the Squid Crochet-a-Long! In 2015 I came up with this idea of a garment Crochet-a-Long. The goal was to guide crocheters or many skill levels through a garment that was not only easy to make but easy to wear. I’m still in shock when I look at how many of you have made these sweaters!
The most amazing part is reading what you’ve you said about the process. Yes, several of you ended up making a garment for the first time but I can’t tell you how many people have told me how much more it’s meant to them. One person in particular let me know how one CAL helped her heal after loosing her mother. It got me thinking about my love for crochet and the amazing healing power it has. A few months ago I asked members of my Facebook group to pick ONE word to describe how they feel when they crochet. Then, I took the words and made this graphic.
This little word cloud makes me so happy and there’s not one word on there that I don’t feel when I crochet. Don’t you agree!? Overall when I crochet I feel love and that brings me to my inspiration for this year’s design. Love. Like in past years I wanted to design something that was simple, easy to make and a great fit. This is all you can see for now but I promise it wont disappoint!
I will tell you it’s a pullover and you’ll LOVE that there is no seaming!!
This year the pattern will be available for purchase only BUT with the pattern you also get a bonus PDF to serve as a step-by-step tutorial as well as access to my exclusive group where I’ll be to help if needed.
You can purchase the pattern HERE and if you buy before the big reveal next week (Aug. 30, 2017) you’ll only pay $1.98. After that the price will go up. NO CODE NEEDED. If you act fast not only will you get the special pricing but you will also get to see the big reveal early in the exclusive group!