Simple Crocheted ‘Now’ Poncho

This is a super easy warm poncho to wrap yourself in for those cold winter nights. Easy Crochet Poncho

You will need:

3 Skeins of Masala- Hyacinth Hues by Bernat (Yarn A) Bulky (5) 155 yds ea. skein

3 Skeins of Kooky- Fushia by Red Heart (Yarn B) Bulky (5) 108 yds ea. skein

Crochet Hook N or P

Gauge
8 DC = 4”
SC/ DC row pattern for 6 rows = 4”

Check your gauge before starting

 

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Ci Ci Crochet Scarf

This is a super easy and fast scarf, the process and stitching is simple, it’s the yarn that adds the pizazz. So this is great for making lots of Christmas presents for the whole family! Great for beginners.

What you will need:Easy crochet scarf ci ci

Crochet Hook: “Q”

Yarns Used:

one skein each of

CiCi – Amazon
Tutu – Cabanna Blue
Allure – Sable
Fun Fur Stripes – Lime Blue
VooDoo – Sand
Incredible – Copper Penny

 

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get if FREE when you buy the yarn from us!

Lacy Drop Stitch Scarf

So normally, the last thing you want to do is drop a stitch. Well, with this lacy scarf that’s exactly what you want to do! Dropping a stitch is harder than you may think, it takes awhile to work the stitches out all the way down the scarf. This technique creates a beautiful ladder all the way through the scarf giving the scarf almost a woven look.

This technique can be used for anything from knitted curtains to let a bit of light through. Or to a plain sweater pattern to jazz it up, you can even drop the stitch different lengths down the sweater  to create a design (at the end of the ‘run’ just sew it with matching thread to keep it from running further). To get started with the technique try our latest scarf pattern.

 

Drop Stitch Sock yarn scarfWhat you will need:

Materials:
400-500 yards sock weight striping yarn. Sample is 2 skeins Mary Maxim Gemstones color #21 Peridot variegated sock yarn. (Or try Premier Yarns Wool-Free Sock Stripes, or Deborah Norville Serenity Garden Yarn for a silky satiny feel.)

Size 6 needles for main scarf, Size 9 for bind off or bind off very loosely.
9 safety pin type stitch markers

Measurements:
Before drop: 6 ½” X 59” After drop: 8 ¼” X 62”

Gauge:
28 stitches = 4” Gauge is not all that important for this project.

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4th of July Weekend Special!

Happy 4th of July Weekend!  We’ll be open early on the 4th, Friday, at 10:00 am for your shopping convenience!  

 

We are just now recovering from our wonderful MaggiKnits Retreat weekend – a big thank you to all of you who participated and made this a very successful and enjoyable event!

4th of July Weekend Special!

 Just choose any red, white or blue yarn all weekend for your online order and receive 15% off!  Just put in the comments:  INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL!  Thanks so much for shopping with us!
CALENDAR:  Our July and August Calendars are ready to go - just click HERE to see what’s happening.  Paper copies are now available in the shop.
 
Thank you all for being our loyal customers!

Sincerely,

Gena, Criss, Diane, Pugsley our Official Greeter, Gouti our woolly friend, and Petunia and Georgie our Greeters in Training!
Bear Color Charts

Bear Color Charts

Bear side right color chartbear face color chartBear profile color chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We live in a rural mountain town and some of my clients asked me to create a color chart they could follow to incorporate more bears into their knitting projects, from scarves, to table runners, to sweaters bears are a pretty common theme ’round here.

The pattern includes one Bear Face, Side profile looking left, and side profile looking right.

 

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MaggiKnits Weekend Fantastic Success

Well, it’s been a week since our Maggiknits Retreat and Fashion Show, and we have just finished recovering. Below are some images of the fashion show and classes. It was a great opportunity to meet new people, catch up with old friends, try on designer garments, and get our creative juices flowing. We’ve been so inspired that we’ve even added to our MaggiKnits selection in store and will be starting a new Exclusive MaggiKnits Club, where you’ll get first dibs on all our new Maggie stock – both a full selection of open stock yarns and kits.  Please keep in mind these are all action pictures and believe me there was a lot of action going on with over 30 people wanting in on all the Maggie action!  Really yummy food too!

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Summer Beadnik Ponchette

Summer Beadnik Ponchette

Well, summer is back and that means we will be working on lacy, airy, and lightweight knits. Here’s a great little poncho for the summer and can be made in any worsted weight yarn or ribbon.

Get the free pattern here!

Crochet, intermediate
Sized for Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large. Shown in Small/Medium

Shown in Beadnik-MD (103 yds) 2 skeins (Blue Beat)(3 skeins of Beadnik if you make the larger size (#4) worsted weight.

Beadnik ponchette

 

Also shown in Wiggles-TLC (250 yds) 1 skein (Yellow) or 2 skeins for larger size.

Wiggles summer poncho

Any worsted weight smooth yarn will substitute – about 200 yds for smaller size, 300 yds for larger size. “K”(10.5) (6.5mm) Hook or size to obtain gauge

Email us at yarn@verizon.net with the yarn style and color choice and we will put together a “kit” to make this adorable ponchette!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Lower edge circumference 60” (72”) Length 12” (15”)

GAUGE:
5 sts and 10 rnds to 4” over dc with size K/10.5 hook (6.5mm)

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Originally designed by Alicia Paulson and adapted by Gena Hester