Friday, February 28, 2014

52 Week Crochet Challenge - Are You Ready?

March is National Crochet Month, so now is the perfect time to launch my 52 Week Crochet Challenge!

I devised this Challenge as a way for me to explore crochet in ways I haven’t done before. I’m going to share my weekly discoveries and progress here on my blog and I hope to connect with other crocheters.

Click the link below to download a pdf file that includes all the Challenge information. Each page is loosely sectioned to a season, and I’ve included week numbers as well as dates, but this guide is meant to be inspirational, so feel free to add your own creative twists.

Please link to this blog and the 52 Week Crochet Challenge pdf, and email me if you
are taking up the Challenge. I would love to see your responses and to post a blog roll of participants.

Let’s celebrate and have some crochet fun!

Julie Oparka
Red Berry Crochet 

Join the Ravelry Group, 52 Week Crochet Challenge. Not on Ravelry? It's free to join, what are you waiting for?

Download 52 Week Crochet Challenge

1. Click the above link.
2. When the page opens, click on File in the top left tool bar.
3. Then click download in the drop down menu.
4. Open or save the file to your computer.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New Crochet Pattern - Round Rug!

Yesterday I launched a new crochet pattern and I'm excited to announce that it's now available for purchase! I created this pattern because I thought it would be nice to have a coordinating option for my rectangle rug pattern - which is my most popular seller. It took awhile for me to figure out the stitch pattern, but I wanted to make sure that the rug can made to any size, and I include detailed instructions in the pattern on how to make it larger or smaller. It was fun to design, and now I have a round option for my home.

This is an easy crochet pattern that requires super bulky yarn and a size N (10mm) hook. It features a cobblestone stitch center, which is super cushy on your feet. This rug would be great for kitchens and bathrooms, or really any room in your home. The pdf file also includes complete instructions, color photos, Helps & Hints, and a yarn substitution guide. This pattern looks difficult, but it works up very quickly -- you could make your rug in a weekend!

Available here:

My Ravelry Shop

My Craftsy Shop