HodgePodge Crochet has outgrown the world of the free WordPress blog. Unfortunately this blog is creating issues with scrolling to find content and is lagging and just making life miserable for readers who want to find patterns and content without wasting an hour waiting for the screen to move.
I’ve decided to go the paid route which means that things will load and scroll faster AND offers more flexibility along with the option to add in fun things that can connect the community! I’m still working on migrating and organizing all of my content onto the new website (all of my free patterns are still being relinked to make them simpler to find) so if you want to head on over to have a look around and let me know what you think click here: http://hodgepodgecrochet.net/
I hope to see you there!
If you’ve always thought that granny squares were only for blankets, get ready for a revelation! The Sugar Baby Granny Square Hat takes a traditional granny square and transforms it into the sweetest hat on the crochet planet.
Download this adorable pattern today to learn how it’s done!
- Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/sugar-baby-granny-square-hat/153524
- Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sugar-baby-granny-square-hat
If you get stuck, don’t panic! Check out the accompanying tutorial over on YouTube!
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The HodgePodge Crochet Community has spent the last two days reflecting and creating mandalas in memory of Marinke, the creative powerhouse behind A Creative Being, who lost her battle with depression and was taken from us too soon.
We love you Wink and know that you’ve touched each and every one of us and will never, ever, be forgotten. <3
Please, if your loved one is severely depressed, prepare yourself for the possibility that at some point he or she may feel suicidal. Take all signs of suicidal behavior seriously, and act immediately.
Take action if necessary:
- Talk to the person about your concern. Ask if he or she has been thinking about committing suicide or has a plan for how to commit suicide. Having an actual plan indicates a higher likelihood of attempting suicide.
- Seek help. Contact the person’s doctor, mental health provider or other health care professional. Let other family members or close friends know what’s going on.
- Call a suicide hotline number. In the United States, you can reach the toll-free, 24-hour hot line of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 to talk to a trained counselor. Use that same number and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
- Make sure the person is in a safe environment. Eliminate things that could be used to commit suicide. For example, remove or lock up firearms, other weapons and medications.
- Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately if the person may be in danger of self-harm or suicide. Make sure someone stays with that person at all times.
For more information, please visit: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression/art-20045943
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I’m so thrilled to announce that HodgePodge Crochet is taking part this week in a Design Wars Challenge!!
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.
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.
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!
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!!