The Wild Flowers Mason Jar Posy Cosy pattern is available now, and for the first 24 hours there is a 50% discount, no coupon code needed…so until midnight on 1 May 2017 it is less than 50 cents!
The Flowers and Leaves of the Posy which decorates the Wild Flowers Mason Jar Cosy are made from a 1927 design I found in an Australian newspaper. You can make it in any #4 Worsted Weight yarn–I used wool for the cosy in soft natural-dyed colours and Bernat Handicrafter cotton in the blue/purple/white. I used a 5mm hook for the cosy and a 4mm hook for the flowers and leaves. You can make it with a short handle or a long one so you can carry your drink hands-free by putting it over your head or shoulder.
Very quick to make! The flowers and leaves can be sewn on or you can make them removable, as I did.
To celebrate Earth Day I designed a little crochet coaster that uses up small odds and ends of #4 worsted weight yarn left over from other projects. I used 100% wool that I had dyed using wild flowers and plants, barks, and spices. Each coaster can be made with about 25 to 30 yards of yarn–the most any one row uses is about 4 yards. You will also need a wide mouth mason canning jar lid to insert between the two halves.
Free for the first 24 hours, expiring on 23 April at midnight Pacific Time, you can use the coupon code:
on Ravelry right here: Wild Flowers Coaster. When the promotion is over, the pattern is just $.95 Canadian to help me cover expenses.
There will be another Wild Flowers pattern published tomorrow night, and it will also be free for 1 day only 🙂 Watch here on the blog, or on the Facebook page for the notice and coupon code.
Today is the first Victorian Flowers Friday pattern, and I have chosen a flower I call the Lenten or Christmas Rose. The original pattern is in with a Coverlet design, in an 1889 women’s magazine. The flower pattern is free–a fun way to celebrate Friday, and the arrival of the weekend! I will post Victorian Flowers most Fridays (though I am sure the odd one will be missed due to chronic ill health & other things beyond control).
This flower is very simple–you can make it in crochet thread or in fingering to bulky weight yarn, depending on what you are using it for. Just use the correct hook size for your yarn. The flowers in the photo and in the pattern are made with aran weight yarn and a 4mm hook.
I will rework the rest of the Coverlet pattern, too, and publish it as a separate design. If you join my Ravelry Group or watch my FaceBook page, I’ll announce there when it is available. Ravelry is free to join, if you are not a member! If you are, I’d appreciate it if you Queue my pattern and add it to Favourites–it all helps me as a designer.
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