Sugar Baby Granny Square Hat


HodgePodge Crochet Presents: Sugar Baby Granny Square Hat

There isn’t anything sweeter than a little one nibbling a huge slice of watermelon on a hot summer day! The Sugar Baby Granny Square Hat reminds me of just that!

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!

If you get stuck, don’t panic! Check out the accompanying tutorial over on YouTube!

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Remembering Wink


#MandalasforWink

#MandalasforWink

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. ❤

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

WHERE TO FIND WINK AROUND THE WEB
http://www.acreativebeing.com/
https://twitter.com/acreativebeing
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/marinke-slump
https://www.facebook.com/acreativebeing
https://instagram.com/acreativebeing
https://www.pinterest.com/acreativebeing
#MandalasforWink

#MandalasForWink: A collection in flickr of crochet mandalas created by the HodgePodge Crochet Community to celebrate the life of Wink. ❤

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!

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