Craft shows Pt.1 Where to Find Them

Hello Everyone,

I’ve decided to change up the usual post type and write an open letter about the ups and downs of participating in a craft show.

Ok, so enough people have complimented your crochet work that you’ve decided you’re going to try doing a craft show. Great! Now, what’s next???

When you have a specific show in Mind

You may be familiar with a few big shows in your area, but It can be tough to find contact information for those running it. You have a few options here, it just depends how quickly you want to start.

1.You can go to the event and ask vendors to direct you to the person who organized the event.

2. You can also research the venue’s website or Facebook page for information about the show. Either of these many also have a way to contact the venue to get more information about the event.

3. Facebook search the name of the event.

If you don’t have a show in mind

You can search terms like “local vendors and crafters” or “craft shows in (insert your location) in a Facebook Search Bar.

Another thing to follow are local yard sale pages.

There are some websites that gather craft show information in within miles of your location. Google is a good place to start.

I hope this was helpful! Please feel free to comqment or message me with your personal experiences finding shows or tips I can add to the list.

Stay tuned for my next post about completing the application and registration.

Super Chunky Fast Baby blanket

I found myself in a hurry to make some Baby Blankets for a donation to a local hospital’s nursery. So I decided to stick with the very common Granny Square pattern. Yet, I made some modifications. Instructions : Very Common and beginner friendly pattern. I added trim that was *Slip Stich to the ch 2 sp from previous round. 5DC in chain 2 space and repeat from *. Pictured Below

Time to Make: 1.5 Hours / Finished Size 35x35inches. *Time will vary by size* Level: Beginner Link(to Granny Square Video Tutorial): https://youtu.be/npIsh-o9AM0 Personal Materials Used : 3 Strands of Worsted Weight (Size 4) Yarn held together, Size 10.00mm Hook, yarn needle and scissors

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Rockskipper Cowl

I love how this Cowl is not only beautifully detailed, but also very quick!!! You need to follow Sweet Potato Crochet Creations asap! Her Desgins are amazing!! This Cowl is a part of the Rockskipper Collection! I’ve written reviews on the Rockskipper Ear Warmers and Wristers.

Review: Patter is very well written and easy to follow! Instructions are clear. Cowl will be a perfect last minute gift! 

Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rockskipper-cowl

Level: Beginner ( Chain, Double Crochet)

Time to Make: About an Hour

Personal Materials Used: Caron One Pounder – Deep Violet, 6.00mm Hook, Scissors and Yarn Needle 

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The Element Cowl

This amazing Pattern by Wellborn Flutter is the FASTEST Scarf I’ve ever made! This is truly the perfect last minute gift! You could finish this on the drive to the party, if you’re the passenger 😉

Review: Great Pattern Instructions filled with photo tutorials! I ended up with so much left over yarn, I added two more rows! Super Quick and a Classic Style that everyone loves!

Time to Make: 25 Minutes

Linkhttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-elemental-cowl

Level: Beginner

Personal Materials Used: Lions Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Mesquite Super Bulky Size 6 Yarn, 10.00mm Hook, Yarn Needle and Scissors

*If doubled up I think it would fit smaller children as a cowl*

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Granny Triangle Scarf

This Free Pattern by Jamie Louise is a great Go-to for the new Caron Cakes!! This is my first time using cakes and I was unsure at first. Now, I’m in love!! Very cute and stylish scarf!! I feel like every time I turn around I see these amazing triangle scarves! I’m so glad I finally got the chance to try one! I’m sure this will be a great pattern for gifts this holiday season!

*Edit! – I’ve also used this pattern with a chunky yarn and hook! See below!

Review: Pattern is extremely easy to follow and beginner friendly! If you’re familiar with any granny square Pattern, this will be very simple for you! I ended up working until Row 25 then started cutting for the tassels. (I cut 20 strands for each side) then I had a little left over to make one more Row.

Time to Make: About 3 Hours

Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-triangle-scarf

Level: Beginner (Chain, Double Crochet and Triple Crochet)

Personal Materials Used: Caron Cakes (Color: Turkish Delight), 5.5mm Hook, Yarn needle and scissors.

Here is a Chunky Version!

I used Caron Tea Cakes (Size6 Yarn) and a Size 9.00 Hook !

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Bulky Yarn Scraps Jumbo Coasters

As I was making the Baskets by Crochet in Color. I realized the first 3 Rows Resembled a Coaster! If you follow the the pattern for the first 3 Rows, youll find yourself with a Coaster! Also, everyone has tons of yarn scraps left behind after big projects using super bulky yarn, why  not use it!! I had left over yarn from the baskets, Big Twist Size 6(Pictured below in Pink and Grey). I’m trying it with different super bulky yarns, I’ll start a list below and continue to add to it with each yarn type tested! 

These are a great last minute gift!

Review: Follow the Instructions below. Use Two strands of Yarn together. I recommend using the same brand/type of yarn per coaster.  

*This photo is a cropped screenshot from the link below**

Time to Make: 10-15 minutes each Coaster

Link: http://crochetincolor.blogspot.com/2012/02/chunky-crocheted-basket-pattern.html

Level: Beginner (Chain and Half Double Crochet)

Personal Materials Used: 8.0mm Hook, Yarn Needle and Scissors * See Below for Yarn Suggestions*

Bernat Blanket Yarn (Yellow and Red)

Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn (Turquoise)

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Claire Fraser Inspired Cowl

I’m in love with this Scarf Pattern by Standing Stones Yarn!! It’s the perfect Fall accessory!! Check out Standing Stone Yarn on Social Media and check out her Etsy Shop for more amazing patterns!!

 

Review: This is a great pattern works up quickly using basic Stitches! The pattern is written very clearly and user friendly! 

Time to Make: Less than an Hour! 

Linkhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/476401288/claire-fraser-inspired-cowl-crochet

Level: Beginner – Basic Stitching

Personal Materials Used: Big Twist Value Yarn, Q Hook, Scissors and Yarn Needle

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Penny Slouchy Hat

Disclaimer: This is one of my own Patterns. I write patterns for the Crocheter on the Go! Always quick, to be finished in one sitting. Hope you like it!

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Review: This pattern works up in under an Hour and uses only one skein of Bernat Chunky Softee Yarn! Not to mention has more texture than a typical pattern because of the varied stitches.

Time to Make: 30 Minutes.

Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penny-slouchy-hat

Level: Beginning (Chain, Single Crochet, Double Crochet)

Personal Materials Used: Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn, 10.00mm Hook, Yarn Needle and Scissors

It is the mission of my Shop’s to give back to the community. With every Pattern sold, a hat will be donated to a  Hospital’s Nursery/ NICU department. Thanks for your purchase.

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Eye Glasses Case

Glasses are expensive! They need to be protected and this quick, simple and FREE Pattern helps you make the perfect case!!

Review: This pattern is very clear and simple! Only 13 rows with basic stitching is a great project to use up some spare yarn or make a last minute gift! 

Time to Make: 30-40 Minutes

Linkhttp://rescuedpawdesigns.com/2016/06/10/glasses-case-crochet-pattern/

Level: Beginner (Chain, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Slip Stitch)

Personal Materials Used: 5.5 Hook, Red Heart Super Saver(Size 4), Button, Yarn need, Thread and sewing needle, scissors. 

Personally, I wear my Sunglasses more frequently and the case works great for them too!

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Reusable Water Balloons

This Free Pattern from Life In Knots is the Go-To for Summer Parties! Great for kids of ALL AGES! Also, my pups love them! 

Review: Pattern is Simple (using basic stitching), Quick and Fun! Easy to follow and modify if needed! *I’ve removed Row 4 when making them for toddlers*

Linkhttps://www.leftinknots.com/home/2016/7/12/crochet-water-balloons

Level: Beginner – Chain, Single Crochet, Double Crochet, and Dc2tog

Time to Make: Each Balloon takes less than 10 minutes!!!! Typically I gift them in quantities of 6 or 12. So this would be a quick gift to wip up the morning before a party!

Personal Materials Used: Bernat Blanket Yarn, Size M 9.00mm Hook, Yarn Needle.

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