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Fade out Shawl – Pattern Launch

Remember six months or so ago I had a shawl design in Simply Crochet? Well, after a few months, and loads of requests to be able to get hold of the shawl independently, now you can!

Just this week I’ve uploaded the updated pattern to Ravelry, and this time it has a very helpful chart!  I know there were quite a few of you who were asking for a chart, so I put one together.

Fade out Shawl https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fade-out-shawl

It was such an honour to be able to have a shawl design in a massively popular magazine, it was like the biggest confidence boost in the world.  There’s nothing quite like the sense of achievement of seeing something that you’ve been able to bring to life out there in the wide wide world.

Fade Out shawl by Nerissa Muijs in issue 60 of Simply Crochet

Image courtesy of Simply Crochet on Ravelry

The pattern is available for sale on Ravelry for €4.95 so go and grab your copy here.

BUT, if you’re feeling patient and love a bargain, sign up to receive my fortnightly love letter which will go out on Monday, and there will be a 20% discount code which is exclusive to subscribers.  Plus there’s always all sorts of fun stuff in those love letters, first looks at new designs, and regular giveaways. Click the image below to sign up:

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The shawl is made with a single skein of Scheepjes Whirl, and I’m sure you already have one of those lying around that is dying to be turned into a new shawl, right?

If not, you need to pop to one of these retailers to grab one:

Wool Warehouse* ships all over the world,
Knotty House* has the North Americans covered,
Black Sheep Wools* is the UK’s largest LYS (local yarn store)
Caro’s Atelier* is my LYS here in Almere

And of course, don’t forget the many many Scheepjes retailers all over the place!

Fade out Shawl https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fade-out-shawl

I do hope you love making my Fade out shawl, and do share your projects on Ravelry and Instagram (using tag #obsessedwithcrochet).

Stay tuned, next week is the launch of my free Braided Cowl pattern!

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Christmas Gift Guide – Crochet on the Go

It’s that time of year again, when we all start to panic about the gifts we will be giving, and if you’re anything like me, receiving!

In my husband’s family we are all asked to complete a wishlist, and it’s generally agreed that we won’t shop outside that list.  Because it always feels a bit greedy, I struggle with creating this list each year.  So to make it easier on you, I’m starting this series to give you some ideas.  You might find something that you love and you can just forward the link to this post to a loved with the note: “Everything please,” or you might find the perfect gift for that one person who is impossible to buy for.

I’m doing my best to cater for all budgets, so let’s start with the first in the series: Crochet on the Go; perfect gifts for the crocheter who doesn’t restrict herself to Netflix and the couch.

Crochet Hook Key Ring

This is the perfect gift for a Secret Santa, and can be found all over the internet at prices varying from the cost of shipping to about $5 USD. With 3, 4 and 5 mm hooks, it’s great to have on hand for that moment when you just can’t put your hands on your crochet hook when you need to.

crochet hook key chain, buy on Aliexpress: http://bit.ly/crochetkeychain

I picked these up from the Looen Crafts store online for under 5 euro.

Needle Nest

Although not technically crochet, needle nests are always handy.  You can use them to store your hooks, and are perfect to keep small WIPs like socks safe on the go.  I’ve just put this cute watermelon print nest from Undercover Otter priced at 9.50 EUR into my shopping basket:

Needle Nest from Undercover Otter: http://bit.ly/needlenest

Spring Flamingo Yarn and Bag Set

Vanessa at My Creative Garage makes THE best project bags around.  They’re so good that I have at least three!  As of posting this, there are still a couple of her Spring Flamingo project bags and yarn sets available which I can’t rave about enough.  I have last year’s Christmas set and this year’s Easter, so although I’m on a yarn diet I still want this year’s offering too.

The bag and yarn sets are available for $66 AUD (two storey bags alone for $50) at mycreativegarage.com

 

Canvas Tool Bag

The gorgeous products from Cohana are the ultimate gifts for the crocheter who has everything.  I have this beautiful tool bag and I love it. The fabric is paraffin coated canvas, making it lightweight and durable. It’s perfect to fit one or two skein projects in and has space to hold all your favourite tools and notions as well.  It will also double as a handbag insert, if you’re super organised, unlike me!

Cohana Tool Bag: from Black Sheep Wools: http://bit.ly/cohanaBSW

The bags, and a lot of other beautiful Cohana products (including the coolest scissors, made out of samurai sword steel) are at Black Sheep Wools in the UK and are priced at 81 GBP.

Tune in later in the week for the next instalment of the Christmas Gift Guide, where I’ll be talking tools and notions!  Plus, at the end of this series, I’m going to be holding a bumper giveaway with a selection of the items that I recommend.  It’s going to be massive!

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Give it a “Whirl”

Scheepjes Whirl has hit stockists and it won’t last long, I promise you.

Scheepjes Whirl: http://shrsl.com/?gugr

I have Slice O’ Cherry Pie and Lavenderlicious, plus Popin Candy with which I’ve made a beautiful new design with which will be launched soon!

Scheepjes Whirl: http://shrsl.com/?gugr

Scheepjes Whirl: http://shrsl.com/?gugr

I’ve tried a few of these long changing yarns in the past, and haven’t really been enamoured because oh man, they split!  The Whirl is constructed differently though, so it feels like Cotton 8 with it’s higher twist.

The yarn is available from your favourite Scheepjes stockists in the Benelux, or Wool Warehouse* for worldwide shipping.

Tell me in the comments which colourway you love most and what you’re planning to make, I can’t wait to hear!