Crochet Alongs, Reviews | Other

The Dreamer’s Shawl | April, 2018 Crochet Along

Anyone who crochets or knits knows that, aside from a great design, the yarn we use is the most important aspect of our craft. If it happens to come in the form of beautiful, hand dyed or hand plied yarn…well, that’s a huge treat! Meet Odessa, owner of Dreamers Yarn and inspiration for our next CAL.

 

 

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Odessa made this piece using “pink fever.”  It is two dreamer’s shawls sewn together.  Instructions are included in the pattern.

 

 

Odessa has been creating and selling stunning yarn since May of 2016.  Originally from the Philippines, Odessa has lived in Connecticut for the past six years. It was her friends from the Philippines who introduced her to the idea of winding her own yarn. The thread that she uses is leftover from thread used to knit collars for men’s shirts. Odessa takes these leftovers, which come to her in all different colors, chooses a color scheme and winds them together to make her fingering yarn. Her cakes take about 3-5 minutes each to wind, but their beauty lasts a lifetime.

Perusing her products, you will see that she has a vast variety of colorways; from the magical “Delightful Unicorn” to the deep, dark “Midnight Dungeon.” It was Odessa’s “Pink Fever” that was used to design KMT Creations’ newest pattern, “The Dreamer’s Shawl.” So, where does Odessa get her ideas for these gorgeous color combos? Her customers—or, as she fondly refers to them–her friends.  In her words, “I feel like they are part of my life. Without them, there is no Dreamer’s Yarn.” It’s clear how much Odessa values her customers’ opinions. In one Facebook post, she presents a lovely pink and green cake and asks, “With sparkle or no???” The comments that follow are divided. Most like the idea of sparkles, but the vote is not unanimous.  So, Odessa simply decides “With and without wins!”  You can’t please everyone all the time…except maybe when you’re creating Dreamers Yarn.

 

 

 

If you would like to become one of Odessa’s valued customers, or perhaps just take a look at her yarn, you can visit her on Facebook or check out her Etsy page.  (See links below!)  To thank you for your interest, she would like to offer a 25% discount off of her yarn.  Use the code DREAMCAL between now and April 14 to get your discount.  And, guess what!  This deal gets even better.  In celebration of the upcoming CAL, KMT Creations is offering a 50% discount on the brand new, beautiful Dreamer’s Shawl pattern! Just use the same code—DREAMCAL—for that deal as well.  Scoop up your yarn, scoop up your pattern, head on over to our community and crochet along!

 

Psst…here are all of the important details!

 

Dreamer’s Yarn etsy page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DreamersYarnsDelight?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
Dreamer’s Yarn facebook page: Facebook.com/DreamersYarn

Crochet Along Details

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Find the Pattern for the Dreamer’s Shawl with instructions to make this dress:

Ravelry
Etsy

Get 50% off of the pattern by using code “DREAMCAL” on Ravelry
Kayla’s Community Page (join us here for April’s CAL!) : Facebook.com/KMTcrochetcommunity

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Crochet Alongs, Free Crochet Patterns

The Dayla Clutch/Bag | March 2018 Crochet Along

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@KMT Creations 2018
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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To purchase the downloadable PDF, click HERE!

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Materials (Affiliate Links)
Size G 4.00 mm Hook or any size to obtain gauge.
Worsted, Size 4 yarn  
-Photographed is Caron One Pound in Grey
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Decorative Tassle similar to This One (Optional)
For Materials and Photo Tutorials for the Strap Click HERE!

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Approximate Yardage: 280 

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Abbreviations
Ch(s)- Chain(s)
RS: Right Side
Sk: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TC: Treble Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
FPSC: Front Post Single Crochet
*MDC: Modified DC. Ch2 and SC in the 2nd Ch from the hook. This counts as the first stitch.  
*Picot: Ch3 and SLST in the 3rd Ch from the hook.

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Gauge
15 HDC = 4 inches.
Height is unimportant

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Pattern Notes:

  1. This pattern is written from the bottom-up. In rounds.
  2. Make sure to turn when it says to.
  3. This pattern includes instructions on how to edit for larger sizes
  4. This pattern is one size

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Pattern:

Bag

  • To Start: Make a Ch of 38.
  • Round 1: HDC in the 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. Turn your work to begin working down the other side of the Ch. HDC in the other side of Ch across.  SLST to join and Ch1.  (74)
  • Rounds 2-3: HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1.  (74)
  • Round 4: HDC in the 3rd loop of each stitch around. SLST to join and turn.   (74)
  • Round 5(WS): MDC, SC in the same stitch. *DC in the next stitch, SC in the next.*. Repeat ** around Sk the last stitch. SLST to join, Ch1 and turn.   (74)
    • Photo tutorial shows the MDC and the placement of the first SC.
  • Round 6: HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and turn. (74)
  • Round 7: Repeat Round 5.   (74)
  • Repeat Rounds 6 and 7 until your bag measures 7 inches.
    • The bag could be made taller/shorter by adding/removing repeats of Rounds  6 and 7.
    • Be sure to end with a repeat of Round 7.
  • Round 8: HDC in the first 44 stitches. Ch 25, Sk25 stitches. HDC in the remaining stitches. SLST to join and turn.    (74)
  • Round 9: MDC, SC in the next stitch. *DC in the next stitch or Ch, SC in the next.*. Repeat ** around. SLST to join, Ch1 and turn.   (74)
    • For Round 9, treat the Chs as stitches by working into them)
  • Round 10: HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and turn.

Flap

Note: The flap is worked in Rows.

  • Row 1: MDC, *SC in the next stitch. DC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** 17 times.  Ch1 and turn  (35)
  • Row 2: HDC in the BLO of each stitch across. Turn.  (35)
  • Row 3: MDC, *SC in the next stitch. DC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** 17 times. turn  (35)
  • Row 4: Ch3 (counts as HDC and Ch1) Sk1 stitch, HDC in the next. *Ch1, Sk1 stitch. HDC in the next stitch.* Repeat ** across.   Turn. (35)
  • Row 5: MDC. *SC in the Ch1 space. DC in the next stitch*. Repeat ** across. Turn.  (35)
  • Row 6: Repeat Row 4.   (35)
  • Row 7: Repeat Row 5.  (35)
  • Row 8: Ch3 (counts as HDC and Ch1) Sk1 stitch, HDC in the next. *Ch1, Sk1 stitch. HDC in the next stitch.*  Repeat ** across.   Ch1 and turn. (35)
  • Row 9: Work 2HDC in each Ch1 space. Work 2HDC in the turning Ch3 space. HDC in the 2nd Ch. Ch1 and turn. (35)
  • Rows 10-11: LOOSELY SLST in the first 5 stitches. SC in the next 4 stitches. HDC in the next 4 stitches. DC in the next 9 stitches. HDC in the next 4 stitches. SC in the next 4 stitches. LOOSELY SLST in the last 5 stitches. Ch1 and turn. (35)
  • Row 12: SLST in the first 5 stitches. SC in the next 4 stitches. HDC in the next 4 stitches. DC in the next 2 stitches. Sk2 stitches [3TR, Picot, 3TR] in the next stitch. Sk2 stitches. DC in the next 2 stitches. HDC in the next 4 stitches. SC in the next 4 stitches. SLST in the last 5 stitches.   (38 stitches and 1 picot)
  • Finish off.
  • Weave in ends.
  • Using prefered method, add fringe along the bottom of the flap
  • Magnetic button can be added at the point for closure.

Inside Pocket

  • Turn the bag inside-out. Attach the yarn to the post of a stitch from Row 9.
  • Round 1: Evenly work 50 FPSC around the stitches of the Rows surrounding the opening.   (50)
  • Rounds 2-?: HDC in each stitch around. SLST to join and Ch1. Or work in continuous Rounds.
    • Continue until the pocket measures 4.25 inches or desired length is met.
  • SLST both sides of the pocket to close it.
  • Finish off
  • Weave in end
  • Turn bag rightside-out.
  • Add zipper or button

Photo Tutorial 

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Purse Strap

  • If you are adding a store bought purse strap with D-Rings/O-Rings already attached, move on to the “Adding D-Rings or O-Rings” section.
  • If you want to make a the “Super Simple Purse Strap” that is photographed. You can find the tutorial HERE
    • Materials
      • Size 6 yarn
      • K-6.5 Crochet Hook
      • 2 D-Rings (3/4 inch) for a purse strap. 1 D-Ring (3/4 inch) for a wristlet
      • A large/blunt needle
      • Scissors

 

Adding D-Rings or O-Rings

RIGHT SIDE

  • Locate the first Row from the Flap.
  • Locate the first stitch from the first Row from the Flap
  • Attach Yarn to the same stitch that the first stitch from the flap is worked into
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  • Rows 2-5: SC in each stitch across. Ch1 and turn.  (3)
  • Row 6: SC in each stitch across.
  • Finish off.
  • Leave a tail for sewing.
  • Insert the tab you just made into the D-Ring.
  • Use tail and yarn needle to sew the tab shut and secure the D-Ring.
  • Weave in ends.

LEFT SIDE

  • Locate the first Row from the Flap.
  • Locate the last worked stitch from the first Row of the Flap
  • Count 2 stitches to the right and attach your yarn.
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  • Row 1: SC in the stitch that you attached to, SC in the next stitch, SC in the same stitch as the last stitch of the first Row from the Flap. Ch1 and turn.  (3)
  • Rows 2-5: SC in each stitch across. Ch1 and turn.  (3)
  • Row 6: SC in each stitch across.
  • Finish off.
  • Leave a tail for sewing.
  • Insert the tab you just made into the D-Ring.
  • Use tail and yarn needle to sew the tab shut and secure the D-Ring.
  • Weave in ends.

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Crochet Alongs

The Tori Triangle Cowl | February 2018 Crochet Along

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What is a Crochet Along?
I get asked this question A LOT. Every designer has their own style and preferences for how to run their Crochet Alongs (CAL). As I am a new designer, my style is still in it’s infancy. I have been playing around with different techniques, trying to find what works best for me.
Now, back to the question. A CAL is basically when a group of crocheters all follow the same pattern at the same time and photograph different steps to send to the designer to be entered for prizes. Most designers will setup a timeline to be followed. Others will only release portions of the pattern at a time. No matter how it is done, CAL’s are a great way to interact with other crocheters of similar interests or to challenge yourself. All while having support from the designer hosting the CAL.
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How CAL work with KMT Creations.  
Again, my process is evolving as we learn what works best for us. For February, I am featuring a fun cowl design that is extremely textured and warm. My previous CALs have been hosted in a Facebook event in my Community Group. However, this month, I will be creating an album with graphics that will state the progess entry photo I will need. Each graphic will have an end date on it. Your photos will need to be submitted by that date in order to enter the giveaway drawing for that leg of the CAL.
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Discount:
The Tori Triangle Cowl will be on sale for 40% off until 2/14/2018. Original price will be $5.00, the discount will make it only $3.00. No code will be needed. It will apply automatically once you put it in your cart.
AVAILABLE NOW!
Links:
Timeline:
Week 1:
Days 2/1/2018-2/7/2018: Gather Materials and Make a Gauge Swatch.
Post a photo of your materials and your swatch on the designated graphic by 2/7/2018 to be entered in a giveaway for 1 pattern from my shop. There will be 1 winner.
Week 2:
Days 2/8/2018-2/14/2018: Work the Triangle Portion.
Post a photo of your Triangle portion on the designated graphic by 2/14/2018 to be entered in a giveaway for 1 pattern from my shop. There will be 2 winners.
Week 3:
Days 2/15/2018-2/21/2018: Work the Cowl Portion.
Post a photo of your Cowl portion on the designated graphic by 2/21/2018 to be entered in a giveaway for 1 pattern from my shop. There will be 3 winners.
Week 4:
Days 2/22/2018-2/28/2018: Ravelry Project and Staged Photos.
Post naturally lit, clear photo(s) of your completed Cowl on Ravelry along with a rating. Post one of your photos on the designated graphic by 2/28/2018 to be entered in the Grand Prize Giveaway.  There will be 2 winners
Grand Prizes: To be announced.
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Thank you so much for hanging out with us! what an amazing community this is.
Stay Warm,
Kayla N.
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