"Years and years as a freelancer and then as an editor gave me ideas as to what pattern production could and should be…" - Michele Maks, executive editor, mainly crochet
Take an industry-savvy professional with a reputation for being delightfully impish, put her in the wilds of Maine with a desire to create something new and important in the fiber industry, and you might just get something really FAB like the new Mainly Crochet by Michele Maks.
Come along and listen in while we chat with Michele and discover just exactly what this creation of hers is all about.
We here at Shibaguyz Designz love sharing new designs with you and today we are very pleased to announce the re-release of our crochet pattern: the Filigree Leaf Tunic.
You might recognize this design from the first life it lived in a UK magazine back in 2011. Since then, the publishing rights to the pattern have reverted to us, we've made some spiffy patterning changes, added a chart, sized the pattern for Small–5X, and now we're re-releasing this beauty into the wilds of the internet for you all to download and enjoy for yourselves!
The Filigree Leaf Tunic has been a favorite of ours for years. The easy fit and versatility of this tunic makes it a FAB piece for any body type and just about any occasion.
We've made versions of this design for clients who wore them as wedding dresses, holiday party cocktail dresses, and even beach cover-ups. However, the most popular use for this light and lacy piece is just as a comfortable top to throw over jeans and a tee or tank. Add a belt for a little flattering shaping and you're all set!
Worked from the top down, you can customize the length to meet your wardrobe desires. After making the two panels, you simply sew up the sides and top seams. Easy peasy!
Intimidated by all that lace? Never fear… there's a stitch chart included with the written pattern to help you visualize your stitches. Your hook will be flying along in no time!
Check out the gallery below then CLICK HERE to head on over to our shopping site and purchase your own digital copy today! Light and breezy for warmer temps or layered to keep off the chill… you'll look stunning and have TONS of bragging rights when you wear this piece and tell folks: Yup… I made this!
International Crochet month Giveaway #1
Here we are nearing the end of another FAB International Crochet Month at Shibaguyz Designz. As many of you know, we are busily working on our next pattern book of crochet designs for Lark (WOOHOO!!) but we’ve still made time for some fun with y’all in the form of new crochet patterns and, now, a giveaway!
This week, the folks at Annie’s have donated a one-year subscription to Crochet! Magazine for our giveaway… WOOHOO!! If you’ve been following along with Shibaguyz Designz, you know Crochet! Magazine was the first US magazine to publish one of our designs. Since that first issue in November 2010, we have been thrilled to have 27 designs published in Crochet! Magazine and we have been honored with four cover features.
Annie's and Crochet! Magazine are icons in the fiber industry and we are thrilled to be able to offer this prize to you this week.
We’re going to make this one simple with the help of our friends at Rafflecopter. Beginning March 18th, enter below by answering our question of the week in the comments section to this post and we’ll pick a winner on March 24th at 12am sharp! Remember, you get bonus entries for sharing on Twitter and for liking our pages on Facebook and Twitter! Oh… and you can enter daily… the more entries, the better your odds. No… we won't make a joke about the odds being in your favor… nope… not gonna do it…
Shibaguyz Designz is proud to release the first in a series of throws and afghans we have created inspired by the manipulation of geometric shapes and colors.
The Infinity Squared Throw is worked in the round in easy double crochet stitches using four luscious shades of red that start lighter in the center and change to darker shades as you work outward. Each round of double crochet stitches is alternated with a round of back post single crochet stitches in a deep chocolate tone to give depth to the finished throw.
Our Infinity Squared Throw is shown here in Plymouth Yarn, Galway Worsted 100% Pure Wool. Red tones not your cup of tea? You can easily customize your own version of the Infinity Squared Throw with any color palette you like. Just pick four shades for the gradient color changes and one shade of dark yarn as a back ground for the post stitches. The possibilities for stunning color combinations are endless!
This project is oh so easy but the results are a luxurious throw you will be proud to display in your home as a warm throw or as a piece of wall art.
Click HERE to go to the Shibaguyz Designz online pattern store to download your digital copy of the Infinity Squared Throw today!
Here we are once again to that most wonderful time of the year… International Crochet Month! This year, at Shibaguyz Designz, we are kicking off the celebration with a giveaway for everyone.
Over the past few years, we used some of our FAB fav crochet stitches to create afghan blocks for the Warm Up America charity. Each of these blocks have gone viral at one time or another and most have been translated into different languages from all over the globe.
Now, in honor of International Crochet Month, we have created this digital booklet of our 8 most popular afghan blocks so you can have all 8 block patterns in one convenient digital download.
To download your copy, click on any of the photos on this page and you'll be whisked away to our shopping site where you will find our booklet "Crochet Give Back - 8 Free Afghan Blocks for Warm Up America" in the Free Stuff section. Click on the download link, and you can be stitching your own afghan blocks right away!
For more information on the important work of Warm Up America, visit their website at: http://www.warmupamerica.org Do your part and donate some blocks today!
And don't forget to join us for more FAB fun all March long as we continue to celebrate International Crochet Month 2014 with new patterns, giveaways, and general crochet mayhem. WOOHOO!!
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