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!!
The Strawberry Patch Hat!
The Classic Chevron Tank Top!
The Unforgettable Summer Nights Circle Shawl!
HodgePodge Crochet was featured today over on the #NatCroMo 2015 Designer Blog Tour!! The Crochetville blog post is CHOCK FULL of tasty tidbits about myself and HodgePodge!
In order to celebrate I’m going to offer up some FREEBIES over on my facebook page!
If you’d like a chance to win, all you have to do is read the Crochetville blog and then CLICK HERE to post one fact from the blog post about myself or HodgePodge!
Winners will be selected soon and a new facebook post will go up with the announcement so make sure you have HodgePodge set to show up in your feed by clicking on GET NOTIFICATIONS under the liked tab!
Best of luck to those who enter and don’t forget to share the love! ❤
And that means that it’s National Craft Month AND National Crochet Month!
To celebrate, HodgePodge is handing out the savings over in Ravelry!
From March 1st – March 31st, 2015, you can save 15% off two patterns or more! No code necessary. Savings is applied at checkout!
HodgePodge has FINALLY hurdled over the facebook 13,000 fan mark!! I’m super excited to have that many facebook fans (though I really wish more of you guys over there could see my fb posts!!)
However, to celebrate not only reaching 13,000 fans but also my birthday … I’m turning 21…again 😉 … I’m offering up ONE FREE PATTERN over in my Ravelry store for the next 13 hours!!
Head on over into Ravelry and use the code:: CELEBRATE13 ::for your free pattern! Limit ONE per customer. Lowest valued pattern will be free at checkout if selecting more than one. http://www.ravelry.com/stores/hodgepodge-crochet-designs
If you come by to visit me over in facebook– (HODGEPODGE ON FACEBOOK) –please hit that like button, share the birthday love with all of your friends, and before you go, don’t forget to mosey on over to that little Follow HodgePodge button right over there in the blog to make sure you never miss any of this crazy, yarny, fun!
Head on over to Mandie’s Krafty Kreations facebook page for your chance to win some of her beautiful hand spun yarn, hand dyed cotton yarn, or a drop spindle and some roving to try your hand at spinning your own yarn!! https://www.facebook.com/mandies.krafty.kreations
She has generously offered to cover shipping to the US and Canada! Overseas winners must pay anything over $5 for shipping costs.
Winner will get to chose from any of the hand spun yarn she currently has in stock, a custom dye on 4oz of cotton yarn, or a Louet top whorl drop spindle and a surprise selection of wool roving!
Good luck everyone! Winner will be picked from the likes AND comments on this post, via Woobox on Friday the 13th of June at 4pm MST.
Hurry and best of luck to all who enter to win!