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MooglyCAL2019 – Afghan Block #15

Moogly - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 15:00

I’m in love with Block #15 in the MooglyCAL2019, courtesy of Red Heart National Spokesperson, Marly Bird! This square is relatively simple to crochet – but the effect is mesmerizing! Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; materials provided by Red Heart Yarns, Clover USA, and Chetnanigans. Just getting started with the Crochet Along? CLICK HERE...

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Beer Growler Cozy Tutorial

Moogly - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 14:54

The Beer Growler Cozy Tutorial demonstrates how to crochet this fun and practical pattern that’s perfect year-round – in right and left-handed video tutorials! Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; materials provided by Red Heart and Clover USA. Beer Growler Cozy Tutorial: How to Crochet the Beer Growler Cozy – Right Handed How to Crochet...

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Layers by Kristin Omdahl: a Knit and Crochet Book Giveaway

Moogly - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 15:00

Kristin Omdahl has debuted two new books: Layers: 18 Crochet Projects to Fit, Flatter & Drape and Layers: 19 Knit Projects to Fit, Flatter & Drape – that’s 37 gorgeous new patterns! To celebrate their launch, I have a quick guest post from Kristin telling us more about these books – and a giveaway for...

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Beer Growler Cozy

Moogly - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:05

The Beer Growler Cozy makes a great gift for beer lovers, summer or winter – you might just have to make a few of this free crochet pattern on Moogly! Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; materials provided by Red Heart and Clover USA. What is a Beer Growler? A growler is (usually) a glass...

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free pattern: Eco-Friendly Cosmetic Rounds

Planet June - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 14:41

I recently started using a facial toner, and suddenly I was throwing out more cotton pads in a week than I usually use in a year! I try to minimise the amount of trash I generate, and, as the bathroom bin started to fill, I decided this had to stop. Enter my new free crochet pattern: washable, re-useable Eco-Friendly Cosmetic Rounds.

Use these washable rounds anywhere you’d use a disposable cotton round or facial wipe – for cleansing, toning, or removing makeup – and save money while helping the environment! They crochet up in minutes, take very little yarn, and make a pretty and practical gift.

Eco-Friendly Cosmetic Rounds are easy to clean – simply toss the used pads into a mesh laundry bag or a drawstring bag and run them through your washer and dryer with your laundry.

As I like to reward people who choose to donate for my donationware patterns, the PDF version of the Eco-Friendly Cosmetic Rounds pattern also includes the bonus pattern for the Mini size (pictured above; I find this size is perfect for applying my toner!) and additional instructional photos and tips, including left-handed photos. As always, the pattern for the Standard size is free for you to use, and you need only donate if you’d like to thank me for my time in creating it, or if you’d like the easy-to-print PDF version with the bonuses.

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I hope you’ll find this pattern useful! And every step we can make towards helping the environment by reducing waste is a step in the right direction, no matter how small.

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Every Little Thing Square: Free 12″ Crochet Block Pattern

Moogly - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 14:55

The Every Little Thing Square is a second free crochet 12-inch square pattern that I designed for the Wedding Blanket Crochet Along with the Red Heart Joy Creators! Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; materials provided by Red Heart and Furls. The Wedding Blanket CAL All of the Red Heart Joy Creators have joined together...

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Using a Stitch Marker in Amigurumi [video tutorial]

Planet June - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:30

My next few crochet video tutorials will be in response to customer requests. If there are other crochet techniques you’d like me to cover in future videos, please leave a comment below, or email me (june@planetjune.com) with your suggestions!

If you’ve ever lost your place while crocheting in a spiral, or discovered that you must have made a mistake many rounds earlier, I highly recommend you use a stitch marker to mark the start of every round while you crochet your amigurumi! But how do you go about doing that? How does it help you avoid mistakes, and what do you do if you realise you’ve made one?

Or, if your pattern directs you to mark a specific stitch while you crochet, how exactly do you do that?

In my latest video, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know about using a stitch marker with amigurumi (or any other crochet worked in a continuous spiral), including:

  • How to mark the first stitch of the round
  • How to fix a mistake
  • How to mark a specific stitch

As always, the video is available in right-handed and left-handed versions.

This video is ideal for amigurumi beginners, but I recommend you watch it even if you’ve been making amigurumi for years – you may still pick up a tip or two!

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Red Heart Roll With It Tweed: Yarn Love Video Yarn Review

Moogly - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 14:55

Red Heart Roll With It Tweed is a brand new yarn that’s full of gorgeous colors! While we can hope it will be all over stores soon, right now you can get a closer look at it in the Yarn Love Video Review on Moogly! Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Red Heart Yarn, but...

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Hookin On Hump Day #194: A Yarny Link Party!

Moogly - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 01:00

There is such a great variety of projects in this round of Hookin On Hump Day, but they have a couple things in common. They are all crochet, and they’re all free! Get all 5 of these fabulous patterns below – and then add your own to the HOHD link party on Moogly and Petals...

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Red Heart Roll With It Tweed Giveaway

Moogly - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 15:00

Red Heart Roll With It Tweed is a contemporary new yarn that’s full of color! It’s so fun to work with and creates beautiful projects in both knit and crochet. And you can win 6 cakes of Roll With It Tweed right here on Moogly! Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Red Heart Yarn; all...

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crochet for Canada Day

Planet June - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:16

My patriotic Beaver just can’t wait until Canada Day (July 1st) to start his celebrations!

I’ve just updated my Maple Leaf Collection crochet pattern to also include instructions for making this small thread Canadian Flag too – it’s perfect for an amigurumi to hold.

If you’ve already bought the Maple Leaf Collection, log back into your PlanetJune account, go to your old order for the Maple Leaf Collection and re-download the Canadian Flag Background PDF – you’ll see a new page at the end with the updated details for the thread flag!

Canadiana crochet patterns

I have a small, but growing, collection of Canadian-themed patterns now – the adorable Beaver, and the Maple Leaf Collection (which includes the Canadian Flag background):

Find all my Canadiana crochet patterns here!

Are there any other Canadian icons you’d like me to add to my Canadiana pattern collection? Let me know in the comments!

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free pattern: Tulips (and a new video!)

Planet June - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 13:04

Here’s a new addition to my stemmed flower patterns: a beautiful realistic tulip flower with a clever one-piece construction. You’ll love how it comes together!

Don’t they look gloriously spring-like in their distinctive tulip colours? (I had so much fun picking the colours for these!)

I’ve also completed a new video (the first of many!) using my new audio/video equipment to accompany this pattern, and all my other stemmed flowers: Easy Yarn-Wrapped Stems for Crochet Flowers. As always, my videos are available in right- and left-handed versions, so you can see exactly what to do.

I hope you can see/hear the quality improvement in this new video, but if you don’t even notice because you’re concentrating on the content, that’s fine too. Clear, close-up and well explained techniques are always my top priority. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel so you’ll always see my latest videos – I have lots more in store!


Here are all my stemmed flowers together: Basic Rose, Daffodils, Carnations and the new Tulips. I hope they all brighten your day!

As I like to reward people who chose to donate for my donationware patterns, the PDF version of the Tulips pattern includes additional assembly photos (including left-handed photos) and my special technique for fastening off the yarn neatly at the base of the stem. As always, the pattern is free for you to use, and you need only donate if you’d like to thank me for my time in creating it, or if you’d like the easy-to-print PDF version.

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