Thursday, September 27, 2012

Knittingfever is super excited to announce the Monster Crochet Along with 10 brand new designs made exclusively for them by FreshStitches: adorable crochet amigurumi!
Amigurumi is a style of crocheted (or knit) stuffed animals from Japan with an emphasis on cute. You’ve probably seen them before, and have maybe even made a few, but this is a whole new batch to play with.
StaceyTrock has designed 10 brand new monster patterns for us using Ella Rae Classic Wool yarn. There will be two patterns each week from now until Halloween.
Meet Alfo
Your first, fierce new friend is Alfo! A ten-inch tall googly-eye monster ready to shout his love from the mountain tops. Or maybe the back of a dark cave, you decide where Alfo lives.
Download the pattern here. You’ll need the main color, small amounts of two contrasting colors, and plastic eyes (if desired).
Alfo is made with basic shapes, which makes him a good building block for the other monsters.
Stacey’s patterns are very well written with clear instructions and pictures of the various steps to let you know you’re on the right track.

Meet Bixi
The second monster looking to creep into your heart is Bixi! This 5.5 inch-tall bundle of monstrous delight has its arms flung wide in welcome.
Download the Bixi pattern here. You’ll notice Bixi uses a few more colors than Alfo.
The Patchwork Frog


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Shawls - Part 1

We enjoyed a wonderful two week vacation in Mexico and I finally had time to knit and read.
I actually read 4 books and finished 3 shawls so I get to cross off some things on my “To Do” list. I will be posting pictures of each one separately.
Spring and summer are a wonderful time to wear shawls and there were several on Ravelry that I had stored in my library hoping to find the time to knit them. For those of you who are looking for alternative projects using the wonderful ruffling yarns you should consider making this shawl.
Using Marina Glitz  I made the circular shawl on Ravelry called kelp-forest-shawlette, a free pattern, and before you knit do watch the video it helps.  I started mine a few times before I got it the way I wanted it. the pattern called for using two balls of yarn but when i finished the first ball I realized that it was big enough so here is a great idea for another one bal project. I have tried this shawl on several people and it is wonderful. Since you fold it over doubling the lace you can control how low the back drapes. No matter if you wear it with jeans, a sun dress or a sexy black dress for dinner out it will certainly be a favorite and what a wonderful special gift for some lucky person if you don’t want to make it for yourself. You can knit this one in an afternoon and it is light and the perfect carry along project. I used #9 needles. You can use a larger needle but it doesn’t change the gauge as it is determined by the holes in the yarn and I found that working with a smaller needle was actually better. About every 12 inches a gentle tug on the yarn to pull down the lace is advisable

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Valentines Day is just around the corner and as our gift to you we will have started something new. We will be featuring items that will be offered at a 10% discount. A notice will go out announcing the featured discount and it will be available for a short time only. The discounts will keep changing so get yours while they are active. This month we will be picking items that are red or pink. Some of these items will be new arrivals including yarn so check back often to get your discount before it is gone.
Please check the What’s new Page to see which item is featured if you missed our announcement on Facebook or our Yahoo group page.
The first item offered at a discount is Fix A Stitch. A wonderful tool to have in your knitting bag. and remember orders of $65 and over qualify for free shipping.

The Patchwork Frog Knitting Blog: Preview "FEBRUARY DISCOUNTS"

The Patchwork Frog Knitting Blog: Preview "FEBRUARY DISCOUNTS"