Hello my friend! I want to apologize for not posting last week. I took a much-needed break from the internet, and spent some time focusing on playing with yarn!
Today I have a few updates for you about fun things happening here and on a few friends' websites. Spolier alert: there's a whole lotta free patterns!
I was asked to guest post earlier this week at Made With a Twist! If you don't know her, Pam is the designer whose Messy Bun Hat went viral a few years back. She was so overwhelmed with orders for the hat and needed help. A mutual friend put us in contact with one another, and I was honored to be one of her contract crocheters. I made literally hundreds of hats for her, and spent 6 weeks living in my recliner, fueled by coffee and an hour or two of sleep a night, just crocheting hats. My spouse had been urging me for years prior to turn my love of hooking into a business, but I had continually brushed him off, saying, "nobody would be willing to pay me for the time I spend crocheting". Pam's success proved me wrong, and when she started the Crochetpreneur Business Academy, I was one of the first hookers to sign up! If you are interested in learning more about the CBA, you can click my affiliate link HERE
The pattern I chose to share for FREE on Pam's blog is my Ice Cap Headband pattern. You can check it out HERE.
If you would prefer to get the ad-free copy, you can purchase it exclusively here at Straight Hooked. The Ice Cap Fingerless Gloves go perfectly with the headband, and if you wish to snag both patterns, I have them bundled together at a discount for you! Click any of the links below:
I also want to take a minute to remind you that the 26 Days of Love Blog Hop is still running! You can check out my post showing all of the patterns HERE. My day is coming up next week, so make sure you are checking in every day to get the free pattern! If you missed some or don't want to wait, all of the patterns are available as a bundle package for a HUGE discount. HERE is my affiliate link for the bundle, or you can click on the picture below!
Lastly, the Friendship Blanket CAL starts TODAY! My friends Helen and Sara from Sunflower Cottage Crochet have been putting this event together since September, and it is finally here! There will be 3 new square patterns released each week, but if you can't wait and want to snag all of the patterns, you can purchase the bundle at a discounted rate. Click the photo for my affiliate link to purchase the bundle
Isn't Helen's finished blanket gorgeous? Each square is made using worsted weight yarn. You can choose a color scheme like Helen did, or you can make this a stashbusting project and use what you have. Either way, your finished blanket is going to be fabulous! Click HERE for the CAL
Well, this is all of my news for now. I hope you will take advantage of all of these opportunities, not only to grab some free patterns but to also get to know some new designers! If you haven't already subscribed to the Straight Awesome newsletter, make sure you do! I promise not to flood your inbox, but I do like to keep in touch with you and let you know what's going on here at Straight Hooked Headquarters (aka my couch). I also offer some exclusive deals and freebies to my subscribers, and I know you don't want to miss out on that action!
Until next time,