Holiday Stashdown CAL 2016 Pattern 7: Sky and Sunshine Bag by Crystalized Designs

Announcing the Holiday Stashdown crochet-a-long 2016! #HolidayStashdownCAL2016Welcome to the giveaway page for the seventh pattern of the 2016 Holiday Stashdown Crochet-A-Long. This pattern is the Sky and Sunshine Bag by Crystal Bucholz of Crystalized Designs. In this post, I’ll be introducing you to Crystal and sharing the link to the monthly and end-of-CAL giveaway for this pattern, so read on for details! (By the way, if you’re new to the Holiday Stashdown CAL, here’s a description and a full schedule, with regularly updated links to all patterns.)



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About Crystal

Crystal Bucholz from Crystalized Designs.
Crystal Bucholz from Crystalized Designs.

Crystal is the crochet designer behind Crystalized Designs. She has been a Design Wars Challenger and is also the co-host of one of my favorite weekly fiber arts link parties, The Linky Ladies Community Link Party. Crystal is married with two sons and enjoys spending time outdoors, spending time with family, reading, and listening to music. (And, crocheting, obviously!) You can read more about Crystal and how she got stared crocheting in this interview.

You can find Crystal on Crystalized Designs. Show your support by following Crystal on Craftsy | Etsy| Facebook | G+ | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry | Twitter.


#HolidayStashdownCAL2016 Giveaway!

This is the giveaway page for the seventh pattern in the CAL by BRAND.

  • Get the free Sky and Sunshine Bag pattern.
  • Find out more about the 2016 Holiday Stashdown CAL here.
  • To enter the monthly giveaway for this pattern, share share a picture of your completed Sky and Sunshine Bag using the link up below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, August 7, 2016. Your projects shared here by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, January 9, 2017 will also be entered in the end-of-CAL giveaway.
  • You may share one picture of each project you complete using the Sky and Sunshine Bag pattern. Each completed project will count as one entry in the giveaway.
  • You are not required to use a link to enter, but if you do, please link directly to the Ravelry project page, Instagram photo, or blog post, not to your main blog or profile. (If you’re new to InLinkz linkups, you can find a tutorial here.)
  • One giveaway winner will be chosen from these entries at random to win the monthly prize. Another will be chosen to win one of the end-of-CAL giveaway prizes.
  • Don’t forget to join the fun in our Facebook and Ravelry groups, too! You can share as many pictures as you like in the groups, but only pictures submitted here will be entered in the giveaways.
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Easy Flower Loom Projects

Easy Flower Loom Projects: 3 Tutorials by Underground CrafterBack in April, I went to the Snap! Conference for creative bloggers in Salt Lake City, Utah. I brought home a bunch of goodies from the conference exhibitors, including a Boye Flower Loom.



This post contains affiliate links. The Flower Loom was generously provided by Boye.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been having fun with my new Flower Loom. I’m sharing a tutorial for making a yarn flower, 3 easy projects you can make using yarn flowers, and a roundup of 4 more Flower Loom tutorials from around the web, along with a giveaway for your chance to win 1 of 3 Flower Looms from the generous folks at Boye, so read on for details!

Easy Flower Loom Projects: 3 Tutorials by Underground CrafterIf you haven’t used a flower loom before, start by watching my tutorial for making a yarn flower using a flower loom.

Once you have the yarn flowers mastered, try one of these projects! (Click on the image to go to the tutorial.)

Flower Loom Granny Square, free crochet pattern with video tutorial by Underground CrafterYarn Flower Keychain Tutorial by Underground Crafter #DIY #crafts #yarnUpcycled Denim Wreath with Yarn Flowers Tutorial by Underground Crafter #DIY #crafts #yarn

Shop for the Boye Flower Loom at your favorite retailer!

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The Flower Loom is actually pretty fun once you get used to it and you can work up flowers very quickly. If you find that you fall in love with yarn flowers, here are a some more tutorials to keep you going through the summer.

Easy Flower Loom Projects: 4 Tutorials by Underground Crafter plus 4 more from around the webAll photos are copyright the respective designer and are used with permission.


I know what you’re thinking. Where’s the giveaway? No worries, I haven’t forgotten it.

The folks at Boye were generous enough to offer 3 prizes! Each winner will receive 1 Boye Flower Loom. This giveaway is open worldwide except where prohibited by law. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016 for your chance to win. Good luck!

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This post is part of the Summer Fun Series with Nap-Time Creations!

Stacey is sharing fabulous layered superhero drinks and here are the other great posts to check out:

Easy Flower Loom Projects: 3 Tutorials by Underground Crafter

Peach Caprese Salad – Mama Lews Blog

Pool Bag Tutorial – Whiskem

Loom Flowers – Underground Crafter

Super Hero Drinks – Beatnik Kids on Nap-Time Creations

Head over to Nap-Time Creations/Summer Fun to see all the posts in the series.

Giveaway: 5amily Crochet Mug!

5amily Mug Giveaway on Underground Crafter | Enter through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on July 5, 2016 for your chance to win this crochet mug: "I said to myself I need to do something besides crochet today, then I laughed and laughed." Open to U.S. only. Mug available for sale at https://5amily.com/mug/i-said-to-myself-i-need-to-do-something-besides-crochet-today-then-i-laughed-and-laughedThis post is sponsored by 5amily, but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

I’m excited to share a giveaway with Underground Crafter readers!

I was recently introduced to 5amily, a gift portal that lets you customize all types of goodies based on your love of crochet or other hobbies. (You can find the 5amily crochet gift portal here.) 5amily has many options, including mugs, t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, and phone covers that you can use to highlight your love of crochet.

One of the features that makes 5amily unique is that you can customize their designs using your first (and/or last) name. Before you order, you can even see the customized version right on screen and make changes to color, size, etc.

Here’s an example of a customized t-shirt I mocked up on 5amily. I’m pretty sure I am a natural born crocheter!

5amily Mug Giveaway on Underground Crafter | Enter through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on July 5, 2016 for your chance to win this crochet mug: "I said to myself I need to do something besides crochet today, then I laughed and laughed." Open to U.S. only. Mug available for sale at https://5amily.com/mug/i-said-to-myself-i-need-to-do-something-besides-crochet-today-then-i-laughed-and-laughed5amily was kind enough to share a giveaway for one of it’s most popular crochet mugs, “I said to myself I need to do something besides crochet today, then I laughed and laughed.”

Enter through 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 for your chance to win this mug! One winner will be chosen at random from those who entered using the Rafflecopter widget. This giveaway is only open to readers with U.S. addresses. Good luck!

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