Hookin On Hump Day #69: Link Party for the Fiber Arts!

The change of seasons has inspired lots of fibery goodness over the last 2 weeks, and I’m so excited to get to share it all with you in Hookin On Hump Day! This link party runs on both My Merry Messy Life and Moogly – remember that an entry on one site shows up on both – and we both promote the featured projects on Facebook, G+, Pinterest, and more. You guys are the stars! It’s one party with double the exposure for everyone who wants to share their best crochet, knitting, felting, and sewing projects! Here are the featured projects from the latest round of HOHD!

Hookin On Hump Day #69 - lots of #crochet freebies this round! :D

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Introducing Knitted Mitts & Mittens: A Q&A and Giveaway!

Congratulations to Carrie B, winner of the Knitted Mitts & Mittens giveaway! :D Thank you so much to everyone who entered and spread the word! To purchase your own copy, see the links below the interview!

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Knitted Mitts & Mittens: 25 Fun and Fashionable Designs for Fingerless Gloves, Mittens, and Wrist Warmers is a new knitting pattern book just out, by Amy Gunderson. And while you might think it’s an odd season to be thinking about mitts and mittens (unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere) – let me tell you, they’re the perfect project for the warmer months! Small and light, they keep the yarn up off your lap, and you’ll be so far ahead of the game come the holidays. Plus, if you knit as slow as I do, you can use the extra time. ;) So today, I get to give away a copy of this fab book to one lucky winner in the US! But first, let’s learn about the book and the author.

Knitted Mitts & Mittens - read the interview, and enter to win the book! Giveaway is US only, and ends 4/15/14 at 12am Central US Time.

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Bonbon Kisses Crochet Pouch

I’ve always wanted to give Lion Brand’s Bonbons yarn packs a try. They’re just so cute, with all the tiny colorful skeins of yarn! And I finally merged that idea, with my idea for a colorful little pouch with one of a “kiss clasp” metal frame. And the Bonbon Kisses Crochet Pouch was born!

Bonbon Kisses Crochet Pouch! Free #crochet pattern from Mooglyblog.com

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Chainless Starting Treble Crochet

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Chainless stitches are a fabulous option to replace the chain 3 or 4 that is usually used when starting a new row! The Chainless Starting Double Crochet tutorial demonstrated how to replace double crochets with a chainless version, and I’ve also demonstrated how to use the Chainless Starting Double Crochet in the Round and in the Magic Ring (click any of those to view their tutorials). But I got lots of questions on how to do it treble style! So here’s how to crochet the Chainless Starting Treble Crochet stitch.

Learn how to #crochet the Chainless Starting Treble Crochet and banish the ch-4 gap! ♥ From Mooglyblog.com

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Rainy Day Crochet: 10 Free Rain and Cloud Crochet Patterns!

Rain rain go away… until I make you in crochet! It’s the rainy, wet, blechy season here – a necessary evil on the way to spring. In fact it’s windy and raining as I write this! It’s the May Flowers we want, but the April Showers we must endure first. Luckily there are rainbows, soft and fluffy clouds, and sweet little raindrops to keep our hooks happy! Here are 10 free crochet patterns inspired by the rain and clouds!

Crochet the clouds and rain away with these 10 free #crochet patterns! From Moolygblog.com

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