HodgePodge Crochet, Design Wars, and Red Heart!


I’m so thrilled to announce that HodgePodge Crochet is taking part this week in a Design Wars Challenge!!

HodgePodge Crochet and Design Wars!

My design is going head-to-head with another design by the AMAZING Glamour4You!! Both of us are using Red Heart Boutique Silk Sari yarn in our designs, which imparts a bit of the Far East into anything you crochet.

HodgePodge Crochet and Design Wars!
The yarn comes in gorgeous colors and each hank is hand spun from actual silk sari fabric. Hanks are approximately 75 yds for a 3.5 oz weight. That might seem like it’s on the skimpy side but trust me; you don’t need a ton of this yarn to show it off as the star of the show because it’s dense and gets heavier and heavier as you add more in! 75 yards is more than enough for using it as an accent that’ll give your projects a huge wow factor or when using it in any super lacy projects like a shawl or lapghan.

HodgePodge Crochet and Design Wars!
Red Heart Silk Sari is perfect for anything home decor or accessory. (Think bag, brooch, belt, headband, etc.) I think of it more as a decorator yarn and would tend to skip using it in any projects that will be placed directly on bare skin because it’s not soft or smooth and might itch or irritate. It also has minimal stretch (perfect for purse handles!!) and the fuzzy thick and thin style texture of the yarn looks beautiful in any stitch you decide to use.

For my Design Wars entry I decided to make something fun that can be shown off poolside or thrown over a plain outfit to revel in the sunny days of summer (or brighten the long, cold days of winter!)

All of my testers had a ball with the simple construction and their little models were thrilled with the final result! Introducing: The Silk Sari Coverup!

HodgePodge Crochet and Design Wars!

HodgePodge Crochet and Design Wars!

I hope you guys love my design as much as I do and will take a minute to head on over to Design Wars to see what Ann of Glamour4You has come up with (her designs are always fun and drool-worthy!) and then vote for your favorite!!

Don’t forget to run on over to the HodgePodge Crochet Ravelry Store to find some cool summer savings on these other great Fun-in-the-Sun patterns! Use code DWSALE for 20% off!!

The Strawberry Patch Hat!

HodgePodge Crochet Strawberry Patch Hat

 

The Classic Chevron Tank Top!

HodgePodge Crochet Classic Chevron Tank Top

 

The Unforgettable Summer Nights Circle Shawl!

HodgePodge Crochet Unforgettable Summer Nights Circle Shawl

Crochet With HodgePodge: Cowboy Boots!!


HodgePodge Crochet Video Tutorial: Cowboy Boots

I’m SUPER excited to share with all of you my latest video tutorial update for the Cowboy Boot pattern! If you’d like to crochet with me, head on over to my Craftsy or Ravelry shops to download your FREE copy of this pattern and let’s get started!!

HodgePodge Crochet Video Tutorial: Cowboy Boots

Crochet Know How: The Russian Join with Acrylic Yarn


www.HodgePodgeCrochet.wordpress.com The Russian Join

Lots of new crocheters eventually bump up against the problem of how to deal with a yarn knot. Either they find one (or several) in the center of a brand new skein of yarn or they run out of yarn before they run out of project!

The Russian join might seem scary but I promise, with practice and patience it will become one of your most useful tools in your crochet belt! Use it on all of your projects because not only is it more secure than a square knot (ever have a project unravel on you because of a knot that’s worked itself loose?!?), it’s also neater and pretty much invisible when done correctly!

If you liked this tutorial don’t forget to hit that like button below and don’t forget to mosey on over to the right of your screen to find the FOLLOW HODGEPODGE button so you don’t miss out on upcoming tips, freebies, and fun!

A Girl’s Best Friend Diamond Pattern Hat


A little over three years ago I started up this tiny little blog with my first ever pattern, the Diamond Pattern Hat. I struggled FOREVER trying to help people who messaged me in facebook or emailed me understand how it was constructed and then decided that it would probably be better to put all that information up in a spot where everyone could just come to and find it on their own. I carefully edited a series of photographs and also recorded a very primitive film (done with an old Sony Cybershot balanced precariously on top of an oatmeal container…) and, for the most part, people seemed to appreciate the effort.

It’s the feedback I got from that very first post which inspired me and encouraged me to continue doing what I found that I really loved to do, and that’s to sit down and share what I love with all of you!

So today we’re going back to those humble beginnings as we revamp the diamond pattern hat into…A Girl’s Best Friend!

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I’ve revamped the original video to this hat to put all of the parts into one cohesive tutorial and have streamlined it so that the important sections are shown without any distractions (such as background chatter or lots of unnecessary words).

If you want to get crocheting, grab some yarn and hit that play button below!

If you’re interested in snagging a FREE copy of the pattern (which I highly recommend before starting), you’re in luck! All you have to do is swing by my Craftsy or Ravelry shops to download it!

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/a-girls-best-friend-diamond-pattern-hat/36539

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-girls-best-friend-diamond-pattern-hat

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Also, if you haven’t already clicked that FOLLOW HODGEPODGE button on the side of your screen, don’t forget to do it before you leave! You don’t want to miss out on upcoming freebies and fun!

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Craftsy’s HUGE Weekend Flash Sale!


Get better at what you love to do during Craftsy’s FLASH sale! This weekend only, 4/10/15 through 4/12/15, get up to 50% off Craftsy’s best online classes. Plus, enjoy hours of up-close instruction from expert instructors, without ever leaving your home!

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Save on Fiber Arts Classes!

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Sale ends Sunday!!!

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