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Indie Design Gift-a-Long 2014: Last Minute Gifts

I’m finishing my series of roundups featuring designs from the Indie Design Gift-a-Long, an awesome virtual event on Ravelry happening through December 31, 2014. All of these patterns are 25% off through 11:59 p.m. Eastern tonight with coupon code giftalong2014! In addition to this sale, the Indie Design Gift-a-Long includes a massive knit-and crochet-a-long, and phenomenal prizes.

Earlier this week, I shared roundups of some of my favorite crochet designs in the Gift-a-Long sale bundles: 9 patterns for men12 crochet lace patterns9 neckwarmers, and 12 crochet hats. (You can find even more great patterns on the Pinterest board I set up of all the crochet patterns on sale.) Today, I’m sharing 16 great last minute gifts. Each of these projects is relatively small and/or holiday related, so these would make great last minute holiday gifts.

Links to the patterns and designers are below the gallery. All images are copyright the designer unless otherwise noted.

Top row: La Villa Lace Fingerless Gloves by Betty Fay Wallace, Sweet Shells Purse by Melinda Miller, Snegurochka Mitts by Yuliya Tkacheva, Swift Kick Boot Cuffs by Janet Brani.

Second row: Crochet Splat Cat Coaster by cheezombieHardware Heaven – Boot Spats & Wrist Warmers by Sarah Jane, Cat Santa Hat by Akua Lezli Hope, Crocheted Vintage Rose Bracelet by Maya Kuzman.

Third row: Stash Pillow by Beth Graham, Dreidel Bowl by Lindsey Stephens, Mill Run Mitts by Amy Maceyko, Reindeer Baby Hat by Denise Balvanz.

Bottom row: Summer Girl Crocheted Headband by Monika Sirna, Mendeleev Vest by Debbie Sullivan, Tunisian Cat by Jennifer Raymond, Unraveled Sheep Bookmark by Justyna Kacprzak.

I hope you enjoyed this series, and I look forward to seeing you in the Indie Design Gift-a-Long group on Ravelry!

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I’m participating in BlogHer’s National Blog Post Month (also known as NaBloPoMo) by blogging daily through November, 2014.

Indie Design Gift-a-Long 2014: Crochet Hat Roundup

I’m continuing my series of roundups highlighting designs from the Indie Design Gift-a-Long, an awesome virtual event on Ravelry happening through December 31, 2014. This event includes tons of knit-and crochet-a-longs, (along with some amazing prizes and chatter) along with a great sale (that ends Friday).

So far, I shared three roundups of some of my favorite crochet designs in the Gift-a-Long sale bundles: 9 patterns for men12 crochet lace patterns, and 9 neckwarmers. (You can find even more great patterns on the Pinterest board I set up of all the crochet patterns on sale.) Each of these patterns is 25% off through Friday, November 21, 2014 with coupon code giftalong2014.

Today, I’m sharing a roundup of 10 of my favorite Gift-a-Long crochet patterns for hats. Unless otherwise noted, images are copyright the designers.

Links to the pattern and designer pages are below, listed from left to right.

Top row: Cinnamon Sticks Hat by Lindsey Stephens, Granny Stitch Hat by Corley Groves, Library Window Watchcap by Christine Guest.

Second row: Textured Tam by Leslie Rueff, A Flower for Annabelle by Elisha Cram, Acacia Cloche/Beanie by Sarah Jane.

Third row: Daisy Hat by Akua Lezli Hope, Big Kahuna by Darleen Hopkins, La Villa Lace Brim Slouch Hat by Betty Fay Wallace.

Bottom row: Bus Stop Hat by Sonja Otto, Duomo Cap by Beth Graham, La Mar Hat by Yuliya Tkacheva.

I also have three crochet hats in my Gift-a-Long sale bundle, the Ruth Cloche, the Weekend in the Alps Hat, and the Twisted Cable Hat.

Have you found any great patterns or new-to-you designers through the Indie Design Gift-a-Long?

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I’m participating in BlogHer’s National Blog Post Month (also known as NaBloPoMo) by blogging daily through November, 2014.

Indie Design Gift-a-Long 2014: Crochet Neckwarmers Roundup

I’ve been highlighting designs from the Indie Design Gift-a-Long, an awesome virtual event on Ravelry that is ongoing through December 31, 2014. This event includes tons of knit-and crochet-a-longs, (along with some amazing prizes and chatter) along with a great sale.

So far, I shared two roundups of some of my favorite crochet designs in the Gift-a-Long sale bundles: 9 patterns for men and 12 crochet lace patterns. (You can find even more great patterns on the Pinterest board I set up of all the crochet patterns on sale.) Each of these patterns is 25% off through November 21, 2014 with coupon code giftalong2014.

Today, I’m sharing a roundup of 9 of my favorite Gift-a-Long crochet patterns for neckwarmers. Unless otherwise noted, images are copyright the designers.

You can find the links to the patterns and designers below, listed from left to right.

Top row: Shreya Mobius Cowl by Tian Connaughton, Roxanne Tunisian Loop Scarf by Lindsey Stephens, Gentle Hug Crocheted Moebius Cowl by Diane L. Augustin.

Middle row: Karen: A Puff Stitch Infinity Cowl by Ruth Brasch, A Crinkle in Time Cowl by Beth Graham, Barabashki by Elena Fedetova.

Bottom row: Merriwa Moebius by Sharon Boswell, Crosslita Cowl by Sarah Jane, Black Raspberry Shawl by Darleen Hopkins.

I have quite a few neckwarmers in my Gift-a-Long sale bundle, but two of my favorite are the Phoenix Sunset and the Flying Geese Hooded Cowl.

I’ll be back tomorrow with some more Indie Design Gift-a-Long goodies!

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I’m participating in BlogHer’s National Blog Post Month (also known as NaBloPoMo) by blogging daily through November, 2014.

Indie Design Gift-a-Long 2014: Crochet Lace Roundup

I’ve been highlighting some designs from the Indie Design Gift-a-Long, an awesome virtual event on Ravelry that celebrates patterns by indie designers with a sale, knit- and crochet-a-longs, and tons of prizes and chat.

Yesterday, I shared a roundup of my favorite 9 crochet patterns for men in the Gift-a-Long, along with a link to the Pinterest board I set up of all the crochet patterns on sale. Each of these patterns is 25% off through November 21 with coupon code giftalong2014.

Today, I’m sharing a roundup of 12 of my favorite Gift-a-Long patterns that feature crochet lace. Unless otherwise noted, images are copyright the designers.

You can find direct links to the designers and patterns below (listed from left to right).

Top row: Allegro Wrap by Melinda MillerFilet à Papillons Shawl by Lindsey Stephens, Walden by Sara Peterson.

Second row: Phosphene by Marnie MacLean, Autumnal Cowl by Loraine Birchall, The Secret Garden by Lily Go.

Third row: Soft as Butter by Sarah Jane, Ink Ripples by Elena Fedetova, Bridges Wrap and Scarf by Akua Lezli Hope.

Bottom row: Reserved Seating Wrap by Janet Brani, Stitch Sampler Cowl by Beth Graham, and Nacogdoches Night Scarf by Betty Fay Wallace.

Self-promo alert: I have two patterns including lace, Thaden’s Asymmetrical Shawl and Visit to the Kantcentrum, in my Gift-a-Long sale bundle.

If you’re looking for more great crochet lace patterns, check out my Crochet Lace Pinterest board.

Follow Underground Crafter’s board Crochet Lace on Pinterest.

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I’m participating in BlogHer’s National Blog Post Month (also known as NaBloPoMo) by blogging daily through November, 2014.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 Interview Series Roundup

Today is the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month and also the end of my interview series.  Here’s a recap in case you missed some of the interviews.  All photos are used with permission.  (Click on the photos to link to the interview.)

Angele Lumiere

Spanish crochet designer and bilingual (Spanish/French) blogger at Le flux de la creativite

Vanessa Laven

Cuban-American (mostly knitting) blogger at Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts

 Juanita Quinones

Puerto Rican crochet tech editor, known as BoricuaCrochet on Ravelry

Ana Contreras

Guatemalan crochet and knitting designer and bilingual (Spanish/English) blogger at Lanas & Hilos

Paola Navarro

Argentine crochet designer, also known as Delicious Crochet

Sara Palacios

Argentine crochet designer, also known as Arrorro en Colores/Colorful Lullabies

Nuria Pastor

Spanish ex-pat crochet and knitting designer and bilingual (Spanish/English) blogger at Bezencilla

Charles Voth

Colombian ex-pat crochet and knitting designer and tech editor, also known as StitchStud

Maru Minetto

Peruvian crochet designer and bilingual (Spanish/English) blogger at Marumin Crochet

Thanks to everyone who shared an interview, especially since my requests were made at the eleventh hour.  I learned a lot about crocheting and knitting in Latin American and Europe, as well as about how these different needle artists view the impact of their culture on their own work.  I shared my own inspiration for this series here.

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