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Berries in the snow was published!!!

Hello everyone!! I just wanted to share with everyone that my Berries in the snow pattern has been published in the new FREE ebook  "Winter Wonderland" it has 17 free patterns by indie designers like myself as well as redheart and bernat!! Click here to get your free copy!!

 I would like to thank my awesome editors Jenny and Christine for asking to include this pattern in this book! Also they really do work a lot behind the scenes and have help me come up with my best patterns!

Crochet Sneakers part 1 rough Draft

So I have these beat up ripped un wearable sneakers... Most people would throw them away but not ME!! I want to see if I can chiq them up
So I started by cutting out the main part of the shoe

I later also cute the zebra part off of the heel...

I then cut slits to crochet into in the fabric under the rubber. I crochet sc and sl around the shoe

Would you ever upcycle Shoes? What do you think?

I had fun and can't wait to play around with the other one! I will say they are super comfy now!!!!!!

Chiq Felted upscale Purse

I put my hand in the photo so you could see the before felting size. I also think this bag looks awesome unfetled.. I used 100% wool Kaleidoscope yarn by loops and threads ( you can felt with any wool yarn at least 80% wool that ISN'T a superwash

And here is the bag after one cycle on HOT LOOK how I lost way more in height than in width. Interesting because when the Knitting teacher at my work ( SHE IS SOO AWESOME I <3 YOU DIANE) did one hers shrank more proportionately I think it has to do with how the stitches are shaped different in crochet v.s knitting....

Do you want me to post the pattern I came up with for this bag? Would you like to see a video? Comment below!!! Let me see how many of you out there want to know how to do this project!!

Index of sorts of patterns to date

Hey everyone!

Sometimes it's hard to find my older post so I wanted to do a post with all my pattern links organized for you! Which pattern is your favorite?
Anything with a *  has been featured in a newsletter

I will start with Finger Crochet and pom poms then on to my many scarves

finger crochet

Pom Pom

Chiq Shell Scarf*

Frills and Femme Scarf* _ use sashay, starbella, or any netted yarn to CROCHET this fun scarf

Queen Ann's Lace*

A flirty Spring Scarf *A crochet scarf made for Starbella yarn, 1 ball will make 2 scarves with this quick pattern, makes a great gift!

Christmas Spirit Scarf*

Autum Harvest Scarf*

Berries in the Snow Scarf  ** Recently Featured on AllFreeCrochet

*****WOW DO I like to make scarf patterns hehehe! Next up Hats!!!
Chiq Flapper Inspired hat, This was my very first pattern*

A floppy hat for grandma I designed this for my beautiful grandma to wear on her vacation little did I know that this pattern would be viewed over 40,600 times!! *

Amazing Spectacular Spider ha…

crochet charts comming soon!!

Can you guess which pattern this chart is from?????

How to knook

Here is a new video showing you how to knook.

I am really excited about it because I think that I brake it down enough to where you DON'T need any knitting knowledge and it's written with the CROCHTER in mind, which I think other instructions lack! tell me what you think and what you would like to see me video?

Cool blogtalk radio cast!

Peppermint Twist Slouchy

This is a variation of my slouchy pattern see the step my step photos there for an idea of how this looks as you go, however this is solid and not lacey.

I used the more economical Red heart with love for this hat ( NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH super savor!)
 I used a J hook
* in this pattern I chain 2 to count at my first hdc of each row*
I started by chaining 25 but you can chain more or less to make to more or less slouchy

Row 1 2hdc in the first chain 1 hdc in each of the next chains until the last 2 then work a decrease
Row 2 chain 1 turn, work a decrease as you first stitch then, 1 hdc in each stitch , work 2hdc in the last
Row 3 chain 2 ( counts as first hdc) hdc in the first stitch, 1 hdc in each of the next, work a decrease in the last 2 stitches

Keep this pattern up where you always increase on one end and always decrease on the other end.

* I weave in the ends of my color changes on one side and call that my back**
 keep working the pattern until when putting the first row to t…

New projects comming up and a Giveaway!!!

Lets start by giving you a sneak peak at my next few videos....

 WOW over 300,000 people visited crochet chiq last month!

*******THANK YOU!!!!********

As a way to show you all how much I love you!!!! I want to giveway over $50.00 in crochet books and yarn to keep you going!!! Because I know all of you have different interests the winner will tell me their favorite 5 yarn brands ( that can be bought at a Joanns or Michaels) and their 5 favorite crochet projects and I will put together a packaged based on them!!!!!!!!!!!!

SO How does one enter this giveaway????

*must have a u.s. mailing address ( sorry I am just one person and can't afford to ship anywhere else :( ***

**Email me at a photo of something you made from a crochet chiq pattern, or upload the photo to the crochet chiq facebook fan page
I will do a drawling on youtube and post the winner on November 30th all entries must be recieved by november 29th!! I look forward to seeing your creations!!!

These w…

Berries in the Snow Scarf

This little scarf was so much fun to come up with!!! At first I was thinking I wanted a peppermint type scarf and I found a yarn that was a deep red and white however after making it I wasn't happy with peppermint as a name ( look this week for my peppermint twist slouch hat!) so I went over to the AllFreeCrochet facebook page and asked for help naming this! WOW over 100 comments with GREAT fun names it was hard to choose just one so I went with the one that had the most likes! Thank you to Sam Henderson for the winning name!!

any 4 ply yarn.... I use redheart team spirit burgundy ( looks red to me)  and white
j hook ( I am using my J a lot lately)

* in this scarf you always want to dc around your chain 6 NEVER dc around your triple* This scarf was inspired by queen anne's lace
* there is lots of turning so don't get dizzy, and don't get confused it is quite easy and quick once you get it! Find me on facebook or email me if you need help!

Motif 1
chain 6 , tr…