There's a new free pattern in town

And it's the perfect summer project!

Get all the details and the story behind the design on the free pattern page at the top of the page.


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And the city says...

For #brynsflowers2017, I needed to ask permission from my town so that all our hard work isn't taken down the very next day! So..... We've gotten the official go ahead to install the yarn bomb!!!!! YAY!!!!! Bryn's birthday is this Sunday, but the planters we are yarn bombing won't be taken out of their storage spot and placed on the bridge until May. We still get snow in April and the city is concerned with snow removal so they have to keep the bridge clear until snow season is REALLY over. I'm pretty bummed that we can't do the installation for her birthday. BUT it's not that far off, and it gives me more time to sew all the pieces together. Thank you to everyone who worked hard to get the squares to me as quickly as you did!! I'll be posting update pictures as I sew, sew, sew. play hard ... play hooky


NatCroMo Blog Tour 2017

NatCroMo - almost sounds like it could be a blues singer - is National Crochet Month and it's happening NOW!

In the past there may have been a public stigma that crochet is something only little old ladies do in their doily-decorated houses. Well, we all know that's not always true - not to knock the doily ladies because I pretty much think they rock too with their teeny hooks and crochet thread. Mad props.

This generation has brought a new set of crochet enthusiasts and experts who are constantly pushing their skills, and creating new techniques and styles. There's LITERALLY something for everyone. If you doubt it I dare you to google "crochet for _insert anything_" and see what you find.

We've come a long way and we have our very own month to prove it. This year, I'm very happy to be a first-timer in the 5th annual NatCroMo blog tour by crochetville.com. So go check out my interview on their blog to learn a little more about my background, what's most important to me, and if I'm bistitchual. ;)

As a bonus, here's how you can celebrate NatCroMo, Playin' Hooky style.

  • TODAY ONLY: A special exclusive for Blog Tour peeps - 50% off on Ravelry when you grab 2 or more patterns! Use the code NatCroMoBlog
  • All month long: Take 10% off every pattern in my Ravelry or Etsy shop with the code NatCroMo
  • Get some hooky swag with "Looky Looky I Got Hooky" tees, hoodies, and mugs.
  • Check out my tips, tricks, and tutorials to help push yourself to the next level.
  • Follow me on social media to stay up with promotions and NEW designs!

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Looky Looky

Get knotty for National Crochet Month

If you've ever crocheted in public, you know that more often than not someone will ask you what you're knitting. (If you've never crocheted in public, you SHOULD!!) It can be a little irritating that everyone thinks that yarn=knitting. Let's change that!! For National Crochet Month, I'm offering an exclusive run of these Looky Looky I Got Hooky sweatshirt, tees, and coffee mugs to show your hooky pride.
And so that people stop comparing you to their great-great-grandmother who knits... just kidding, they still will, but at least you'll look UH-mazing. ;)

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NatCroMo begins NOW

March is National Crochet Month (#natcromo for short) and there is a LOT going on this month to celebrate.

ALL MONTH you can get 10% off every pattern in my Ravelry shop with the code NatCroMo - take advantage while you can!

I'm also participating in Crochetville.com's NatCroMo blog tour. When the time comes - you can read my extra-special interview (but I'm biased), have access to a free pattern, AND get your crochet gear on with an exclusive run on my Looky Looky I Got Hooky sweatshirts, tees, and coffee mugs! I can't wait!!!

Be sure you're a fan on my Facebook page, Instagram, or SnapChat to follow what I'll be doing all month long!

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Did Phil Feel Lucky?

Ok campers, rise and shine...it's GROUNDHOG DAY! The big question on everybody's lips... On their chapped lips... Did Phil see his shadow??

HE DID - I was RIGHT!! He saw his shadow, got scared, and put his cute little furry butt back in bed. Seriously though who can blame him though? That means we'll have 6 more weeks of beanie-wearing weather (yes, I know that it's technically 6 more weeks until the first day of Spring anyway, but let's just go with it). 

Head over to my Ravelry shop and pick your favorite, or two, or TEN because they're HALF OFF today to celebrate the fuzzy little prognosticator named Phil. Use the code GROUNDHOGDAY when you checkout.


2017 Furry Foreseer Day

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day It's the best holiday featuring a glorified rat and thousands of  revelers will brave the frozen noses in a small corner of Pennsylvania to see if Punxsutawney Phil will get us out of winter early.
"This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather."
Every year I take a guess at what Phil will do and then give you a sale if I'm right!! This year I'm a little torn. It's been warmer than usually all winter so far - so part of me wants to say that it'll be an early Spring. But Mother Nature likes to surprise us - keeping weathermen everywhere on their toes - so part of me thinks we may get a fierce cold snap later this month. Soooooooo my official guess for 2017 is that Phil WILL see his shadow, get scared, and hide his furry butt back in his bed, giving us 6 more weeks of winter.

So there it is. My prediction for tomorrow. Lets see if the prognosticator of prognosticators can pull it out for the win!

Come back tomorrow to see if I was right and to get the coupon code for my annual Groundhog day sale!
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