Monday, May 22, 2017

Slanted Shell Afghan, Happily Hooked Magazine Issue 37 and a Giveaway!

Photo Courtesy of Happily Hooked Magazine.
My Slanted Shell Afghan can be found in April 2017, Issue 37 of Happily Hooked Magazine. This issue features "Stitches and Textures that will take your crochet to the next level".
Remember my Great to Be a Grenadier Slanted Shell Afghan(shown above)? I posted this in May of 2015, and designed it specifically for my old high school. I made it in their colors, and donated it to be auctioned off at an end of the year band concert. 
Well... Time for another silent auction so I worked up this new Still Great to Be a Grenadier Afghan named Slanted Shell Afghan for this issue of the Happily Hooked Magazine. This afghan features one of my favorite stitches - the Slanted Shell Stitch - in individual afghan squares, and then joined together using the Pull Loop Through (PLT) Method and one continuous join meaning less ends to weave in!

To complete your own Slanted Shell Afghan, you will need about two and a half skeins each of Color A and B and one skein of Color C for join and border of I Love This Yarn - I used the Red, Black and White colorways - or about 2262 yards of worsted weight yarn, and an I9/5.5mm crochet hook. 

Issue 37 Also Features...

These Crochet Patterns:
     - Julie Lynn Poncho by Salena Baca
     - Tree of Life Pillow by Dianna Judge
     - Petalette Shawl by Padma R
     - Hour Glass Shawl by Amanda Brown
     - Twists & Turns Boot Cuffs by Debbie Richardson
     - Bamboozled Delight Dishcloth by Carol Rupprecht
     - Stella Hat by Danyel Pink
     - Crochet the Rainbow Bag by Shelby Goddard
     - Just Peachie Cocoon Set by Maria Bittner for Red Heart

These Articles:
     - Stitch of the Month: Bobble Stitch
     - Business Tip: 4 Keys to Unlocking Productivity
     - Crochet Heals: Kirsty P
     - Artist Profile: Luisa of Crochetdoll
     - Stitching in Love
     - Hooked on... Roundup
     - Red Heart Pattern Roundup

A few of my favorites include the Tunisian Petalette Shawl (top left), the Julie Lynn Poncho (top right), the Tree of Life Pillow (bottom left), and the Crochet the Rainbow Bag (bottom right)!
Photo is front cover of April 2017, Issue 37.
Hop on over to the Happily Hooked Magazine site to subscribe and get the current issue - April 2017, Issue 37!
Photo Courtesy of Happily Hooked Magazine.
Now... Who is ready to win their own copy? Let's get on with the giveaway! One winner will be gifted a digital copy of this Happily Hooked Magazine April 2017, Issue 37 via Ravelry. You have until Wednesday May 31st to enter this giveaway. Open to all countries. EyeLoveKnots is responsible for prize. Clocks start over on some tasks everyday so come back and re-enter!

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  1. Hi,I'd love to see delicate lace baby blanket patterns! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I haven't really ventured into lace designs, but that's a great idea! I will have to work on using some new stitch patterns. Thanks!

  2. I love all patterns! lol I seem to always be looking for rectangle shaped shawls, chemo hats to donate and then just anything new and fun.

    1. I have been working on some preemie baby hat patterns, which are great for donating, and definitely want to add some more shawls, not only because they are a fantastic accessory, but also for Think Pink/Breast Cancer Awareness month. Thanks :)

  3. This pat! I really love making afghans & always looking for new ideas.tern is absolutely gorgeous

    1. Thanks! I love the way the slanted shell looks :) Afghans are great projects! I would like to add some new designs. I will say though, sometimes I dread the length of the project...::sighs::...Will have to suck it up, lol.

  4. I'm in love with shawls, and would love to see what else you can create 😏
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful blanket and the rest of the patterns ❤

    1. I have two shawl patterns under my belt now (not a whole lot, but a start), and I will be giving away a shawl pattern next month. I do love the versatility of shawls, and would like to work on some more of them. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Tree of Life pillow and your afghan pattern!! It seems a perfect combination! =) I'd love to see a tutorial on some more challenging Tunisian stitches! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!!!!

  6. I love the Slanted Shell Afghan and can't ever get enough, so more afghans.

  7. I would love to see a cat bed of some sort or more pet related items would be great.

  8. My favorite is the Julie Lynn Poncho.