Monday, January 27, 2014

a chance to win...

Well, we normally save our freebie's for our occasional Random Friday Freebie, but this week is special! Susan at is hosting a give-away on our behalf. Yay!!! And thanks Susan for taking that on!! 

You can win a package of 10 crochet patterns of your choosing! How fabulous!!  

Want to get in on the action? Hop on over to Crochet Addick UK to enter. There are lots of ways to enter the contest, and the more you participate in the greater your chance of winning. Hurry on over!!!! The contest ends on February 1st, 2014.

tara and kim.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

new crochet pattern - simple pompom hood by kim miller.

Skill Level: Easy

You can crochet this fun, simple pompom hood!!!

If you are comfortable with post stitches, and working in the round then you will be able to crochet this chic, modern looking hood. The pattern is written in American Standard terms, and uses the following crochet stitches and techniques: half double crochet, front post double crochet, back post double crochet, and the adjustable ring.

This crochet pattern calls for 3 balls of Lion Brand Amazing® Yarn [50 g (1.75 oz)/135 meters (147 yds) per ball], which is an worsted weight (4), and a 4.00 mm (G) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge). Pompom instructions are included.

The crochet instructions are written for one size only.
(Purchase this pattern and receive 20% off by entering the coupon code "pompomhood20" at the checkout!
Offer valid until Wednesday - January 29th, 2014) 

Friday, January 10, 2014

sneak peek.

The crochet pattern for this fun, simple pompom hood is nearing completion....


Monday, January 6, 2014

and the winner is...

Welcome to Monday!! Wow...the weekend blew by didn't it? It will be a great start to the week for at least one of you as today is the day we announce the winner of the give-away for the new "Under 100 Crochet Collection" book and a few balls of Knit Picks' scrumptious Gloss DK!!

We won't hold back from telling you what everyone is waiting to hear...the winner is Tomoko L.  who left us a lovely message on our email.  Thanks Tomoko and congrats!!  We will be emailing you shortly to get all the information we need to get it sent off to you. 

Thanks to all who participated! We always enjoy hearing from our dear customers and reading your comments. You are a great group and we thank you for your support over the years! It is you, our loyal customers, that keep us going!! 

Don't forget...if you are wanting a book of your very own, you can get a printed copy or an e-book from Or if you prefer, each individual pattern from the collection is also available as a download exclusively at Knit Picks for the low price of $1.99. Great deal!!

Keep on crafting!!!

tara and kim.

Friday, January 3, 2014

random friday freebie.

Welcome to Friday!!  So...we promised you that we had more in store regarding Knit Picks' new release of the "Under 100 Crochet Collection", and today is the day we get to share that with you. Knit Picks has generously donated a printed copy of the publication to pass along to one of our wonderful and deserving readers!! So, we are offering it this week for random friday freebie!!  YAY...thanks so much Knit Picks!!

Not only are we giving away the book but we are throwing in 2 balls of Knit Picks Gloss DK, which is enough yarn to make your very own pair of fingerless mitts as seen on the cover! 

The draw will begin today and it will end Sunday, January 5th, 2014 at midnight (Pacific Standard Time). The winner will be randomly picked using on Monday, January 6th, and will be contacted the same day via email. Be sure to check on Monday to see if you are the winner!!
To enter the draw:

Just comment to this post, even to say "Hi". Please make sure to leave us your email address in your comment so we can contact you if your name is drawn. If you prefer to keep your email private, just email us at

To receive a second chance to win, simply tell your friends about our blog via facebook, twitter, personal blog, whatever and come back and share the link with us in another comment. Again, please leave us your email address.
Maximum of 2 entries per person.
All entries must be in by Sunday, January 5th, 2013 at midnight PST to be valid. The draw is open worldwide so we look forward to hearing from our international customers too!

kim and tara.