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Crochet Foundry Spring Issue 2022 — Review

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Today, this latest Issue has hit the shelves and ready to be adored by you. This issue is all geared and ready for everything SPRING.

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In this newest Crochet Foundry Spring 2022 Issue, you will find, 13 incredible crocheted patterns, in array of different colors, all suited in the HERE WE GROW theme. It’s all about nature and colors that surround us. This Issue includes size inclusive garments, accessories and home decor.

Use code SPRING22 to get 20% off until 3/8 👇🏻👇🏻

With the 9 size inclusive garments in this issue, brings in an array of colors of blues, dusty pinks and cool greens to bring all everything garden vibes. Bringing you a lacy vibe for this new SPEING season.

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They have even included 3 accessory crocheted pieces, that will leave looking and feeling fabulous this Spring. Designed in array of blues, green and light greys.

You even get a fabulous home decor crocheted piece, that is inspired for this new issue theme. Bringing the love all Spring gardening into your home.

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There is even more amazing things jammed back in this incredible Issue. Continue reading….

You get 4 amazing articles to read through. 3 that are just packed with great information and useful knowledge.

  • 1st — Introduction into the Crochet Foundry issue pg. 4
  • 2nd — MJ’s Off The Hook Interview pg. 35
  • 3rd — Wanna Make A Living With Crochet pg. 51
  • 4th — The Foundry CAL Makes (Winter) pg. 84
  • 5th — Blocking. Why You Should pg. 92

Each and every Issue, is sponsored by WeCrochet (all the yarn) and Furls Crochet (all the hooks and tools), bringing each design to life.

They included even some codes for you to use, so that you can use the same yarns, hooks and tools, they used for you to make these incredible designs. 👇🏻👇🏻

Furls Crochet — Use code FOUNDRY20, for 20% off your purchase, cannot be combined with any other offers.

WeCrochet Yarn and Furls Cafe Swirl Hook
WeCrochet Yarn and Furls Alpha Hook

WeCrochet — Use code CFSP22 for 15% off any purchase between 2/24/22 – 4/24/22, cannot be combined with any other offers.

WeCrochet Yarn And Furls Ebony Streamline Hook
WeCrochet Yarn And Furls Teak Yarn Bowl

👆🏻👆🏻Great Codes for New Products 👆🏻👆🏻

One great thing I learned and love about these Issues, is the table contents, which is on page 3. You can literally click on anything there and it takes you right to where you want to go. The map through each and every issue, already in plain navigation form, not to make you get lost. FOR EVERY ISSUE!!

They have included 4 support pages from their sponsors that you can click on them and take you those pages, for you to garb new products. Which, I literally find incredibly amazing and useful. They are different products you can purchase as well.

Page 21 — Furls Crochet Wander Yarn, which they have 31 colors in total now

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Page 28 — WeCrochet Yarn, Comfy and Lindy Chain Yarn

Page 49 — Furls Crochet, Leather Project Handbag (which I love mine)

Page 90 — WeCrochet, Free Catalog

For all issues and the patterns, they include the abbreviations in each design, but you can also find it on the last page of the issue. It’s the key for all abbreviations that are included in the issue. I just find that very useful.

Let’s Meet The Designers …

Right after the Table of Contents of this issue, you jump into the section, so can meet the designers featured in the issue. A great way to get a little back story behind and where you can find more ways to follow their journeys.

1st — Anastasia Smith (therealjourneychaneldesigns), designed a Cherry Blossom Tunic 👇🏻

2nd — Erin Ellis (regarding yarn.com), designed a Fiocco Top 👇🏻

3rd — Michelle Moore (mjsoffthehookdesigns), designed a Sow Pretty Twist Top 👇🏻

4th — Amanda Corvello (amandacorvellodesigns), designed a Climbing Vines Shawl 👇🏻

5th — Michelle Ferguson (twobrothersblankets), designed a Plumbago Sweater 👇🏻

6th — Julie Desjardins (accrochet), designed Climbing Vines Knee-High Socks 👇🏻

7th — Victoria Barret (thestitchwithvix), designed a Blossom Trellis Tank 👇🏻

8th — Lenna Haughin (craftybones), designed a Corrie Poncho 👇🏻

9th — Michelle Muskett (talesofknots), designed a Moonflower Bolero 👇🏻

10th — Moon Eldridge, designed a Eventide Skirt 👇🏻

11th — Jessica Herr (herrstiches), designed a Calla Lilly Cardigan 👇🏻

12th — Briana Kepner (brianakdesigns), designed a Garden Crochet Rug 👇🏻

13th — Crystal Buchloz (crystalized-designs), designed a Arbor Tunic 👇🏻

At the bottom of each designer, includes little social icons, where you can find them on and even their websites. Away to get them more and to see what else they are making. Each designer featured, are super talented and are incredible designers, give them a follow.

Each design featured in this issue, have been thought through from the stitch pattern, texture, inspiration, yarn choice and colors, even including diagrams of the design. They even include yarn substitutes choices for you as well to choose from. Helpful notes, special stitch notes and construction guidance, for the making process to smooth nicely, so you can enjoy your piece.

Also what i find appealing to these Issues, are the recipes that they provide. Giving yourself a delicious and yummy treat, while you busy working away. You can also share these treats with anyone or just keep them for yourself, without sharing.

Recipes In This Issue …

  • Strawberry Scone
  • Dairy Free Pancakes
  • Fuzzy Peach Mocktail Cocktail
  • French Madeleines
  • Lemon Blueberry Loaf
  • Dirt Cake

They have included even some tips and a favor as well …

  • Gardening Tip
  • Potted Herb Party Favor Gift
  • Plant Tip

Crochet Foundry Issues for each season, are packed with amazing designs from incredible designers, amazing articles to read through, helpful tips for your enjoyment and amazing recipes to have a delicious snack. Most of all, the flow and layout of the Issues, are well thought out, never leading you a stray to keep you on the path.

Final Thoughts …

Each season is based on a theme, curated through each design and the recipes, wanting you to ring in the next season with pride, for you to enjoy their inspiration. The issues are designed for mapping where you want to go and which pattern you want to make, so you never feel lost and to keep your interest. The digital aspect for each issue is just incredible, taking you to the sponsors website to purchase the featured Yarns, Hooks and Tools, that designers used to design with, even with codes as well to use or even clicking on anything in the table contents to different section of the magazine, to ease you off scrolling.

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You will never be disappointed with any of these issues, new or past issues. I have come to really enjoy the next season issue, getting me really inspired — I know you will too as well.

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Furls Streamline Pride Hook — Review

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On 01/28/2015, I got to celebrate my 7th Year Anniversary, with the most amazing man in my life. That was the day we took the vow to occupy each other’s heart forever.

My beautiful husband and I, up in the Beartooh Mountains.

Good Morning Everyone. I am coming at you with a hook review and a little insight to what this hook means to me.

I received this beautiful as a gift from Lorene Eppolite of cre8tioncrochet.com This hook was also released last year in honor of Pride Month. When I saw this exquisite beauty, I told myself I would treasure it for years to come and take care of this one.

It is striped with each color of the rainbow and that of the Gay Pride Flag. The Gay Pride was created in 1978, at the request of Harvey Milk. The Gay Pride Flag is also called The LGTBQ Flag, which got its name after artist and Gay Rights Activist, Gilbert Baker. Baker chose the rainbow colors not only for the cheerful look, but as they represent the universal symbol of hope. Businesses and everyone that display the flag, show that their space is safe place for all.

The meaning behind each color:

Red represents LIFE

Orange represents HEALING

Yellow represents SUNLIGHT

Green represents NATURE

Blue represents SERENITY

Purple represents SPIRIT

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When I see this hook in use, it brings me to a smile and why I am happy for whom I am as a person, just being me everyday I wake up to start a new day.

When, I was younger, I just knew there was something different about me. I wasn’t happy, as I really couldn’t be officially me in whole. My father at the time in my life told my mom, “My son isn’t going to grow up to be gay!” I tried everything in my nature to not let that happen not one bit. But, that of course isn’t the case at all.

When I was 15 years old, I couldn’t resist with not coming out anymore. I told my mom that I am gay. My mom told me, “are you really sure? Do you think that you are truly gay? I would just wait a little bit longer till you are more older, than come out again. You’re also suppose to be in a relationship with a girl:” My life was crushed. I never received anything sympathy wise from my mom. So, I took back my coming out. My senior year of high school and 2 weeks before my graduation, I told my mom again, that I was gay. I got the same response from her. I even told my mom please let me tell grandma, don’t say anything to her. I was finishing up a project for my final, my grandma comes and sits besides me, proceeds to tell me this, “Colt, I love you and that will never change. You are you and that will never change. Who you love Colt or want to be with, won’t change my love for you.” After she told me all that, I was hurt and upset, because it didn’t come from me, it came from my mom.

As the years went one, I embrace myself and chose to have girlfriends rather than boyfriends, but in October of 2013, my life changed forever. I couldn’t resist MYSELF being MYSELF anymore. I took the liberty bell and rung it, coming out to everyone, to truly and officially be myself forever. My mom still tired to convince me that I wasn’t, but I finally set my mom down and explained it to her. It was hard, but was just tired of hearing why I can’t be with a girl. It’s just not me. Not who I want to spend my life with.

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My mom came to it and did my relatives. My siblings and friends, embraced, supported and loved me for me. They even told I am here for you.

In 2014, I met my wonderful, caring, supportive, kind hearted and amazing best friend. On January 28, 2015 my husband and I got married. We will celebrating our 7th year together and I am blessed to have him beside me.

When this hook is in place, stitching away, these are what I am thinking about. Celebrating me and truly being me. Bring proud and happy to live my life, with a big smile and being happy with my husband.

Now … The Hook …

Do you ever wonder what the Streamline Resin hooks are made of? Well straight from FURLS CROCHET WEBSITE: “Streamline Swirl hooks are first hand cast with a cosmetic-quality resin and resin-based pigments and then turned and carved into the ergonomic Streamline shape.”

The tip of these Hooks, have a needle point tip look to it. Making it easier to go into your stitches, even when you have to go into those chains (not the space). The tighter the stitch, the tip makes it easier to get into them. You really don’t need to pry it in, just a little push and won’t change the definition of the stitch. It will look the same as all the other.

The hook portion, which makes it a crochet hook, grips the yarn to a different level. That grip keeps your yarn on the hook, not loosing it up. It has a deeper traction that keeps it hook in place, not like the conventional hooks.

It has a long neck of the hook. This neck helps control the depth of your stitches. Not bringing the stitch all the way down the neck of your hook, gives your stitch a shallow look, the more you go down the neck, the deeper your stitch looks. This portion of the hook, helps with your traction and tension for your make/design. Also, if your curious, these Streamline Resin Hooks, are perfect for smaller size Tunisian Crochet projects, like gauge swatching it up.

The BASE of the hook. Which, gives it that ergonomic look and feature. This is where you get the size engraved, so you never forget the size you are using. It’s also a great resting place for your thumb, to not hurting or cramping my hand. It also controls the speed of your stitching, if you want to go slow or fast, it works with you in an ease of motion.

I can tell you this: “I literally crocheted 72 squares in four days with breaks, with my PRIDE hook.” It went super fast, with no cramping or feeling like I need a break. The project was a breeze flying off my hook.

Size …

The tip of the hook: ~0.25“

The neck of the hook: ~3”

The base of the hook: ~3.5”

From the tip – base: ~6.75”

The measurements listed above, are my measurements I took from the hook. So, you can a feel of long these hooks are and why they are my go-to.

From FURLS CROCHET WEBSITE: “The resin Streamlines are 0.2 – 0.3 oz heavier. A resin Streamline is 0.75 oz.”

Between the Wooden and Resin Streamlines has a 0.25 oz difference is in their weight, while you are holding your hook and stitching away. To me, they are medium weight, that fits perfectly into your hand.

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To me: when you first pick up your Streamline Pride Hook, it has a cool feeling to it and warms up while you’re busy away placing stitches. I just love that feeling completely, makes me coming back to them. But, it’s the colors and representation of the hook, that keeps me coming back to it.

So … here is some tad bit news that is also located on the website … coming later in 2022 …. PRIDE GLITTER STREAMLINE RESIN … will be released. I am beyond excited and can’t wait. I can’t wait 😜 to get more of these iconic beautiful HOOKS, in my favorite sizes and have the collection (that’s on my list).

I hope you enjoyed reading this review of FURLS PRIDE STREAMLINE. It has a deep meaning to me and why I love mine so much. Thank you 😊 for the support and continued encouragement, it means a lot me.

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Furls Whims Merino Yarn — Review

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Have you ever tried Furls Whims Merino Yarn? Did you know that come in 2 different types — DK (double knit) and Worsted Weight??

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When, I first introduced myself to Furls Crochet, it’s been like almost 5yrs, my eyes were just completely set on this luxurious yarn. I kept telling myself over and over, you need to get yourself some and try it out.

Well …. I got the opportunity finally and I literally love it so much. But, the saddest news is that it has been discontinued, sad drop face, I know. 12/2021 last year is when Furls Crochet decided to let it go, to make more room for newer products coming. But, literally you can still purchase it in their CLEARANCE section on their website HERE.

This yarn is available at affordable price of $7.00, which where it was at $10.00 per skein. Many many beautiful colors to choose from. This luxurious yarn is perfect for all designs/makes you’re ready to put on your hooks, ranging from:

  • Garments: sweaters, cardigans, pullovers, tee shirts, crop tops or ponchos
  • Beanies of any kind
  • Bags of any kinds
  • Amigurumis (crocheted toys)
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From Furls Crochet Website:

“Beautiful and bouyant Z-Twist Crochet Yarn for better drape and better crocheted stiches. This gorgeous 50/50 blend of Fine Superwash Merino & Nylon yarn is perfect for crocheters looking to make sumptuous garments, soft toys, and superbly structured blankets. It’s unique ply will also prevent split stitches and make crocheting easier!”

It has a sturdy feel, making it impossible to in unravel, if you’re making those market bags. With the nylon twined with the fine superwash merino, will with stand all heavy items you are carrying. But, if you are making those delicate garments, it will feel perfect against your skin, provide you warmth and you will be a show stopper.

When I wear or use what I make with this yarn, I literally get people asking me, “Did you make that?” I always respond, yes I did and I didn’t buy it. This was manufactured from my two hands, with this beautiful yarn of 50/50 fine super wash merino and nylon, making it sturdy and holds it shape, for years to come and be worn always.

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From Furls Crochet website:

“AMAZING DRAPE

Whims Merino adds a lovely, airy bounce to your garments and drapes luxuriously without the need for blocking.”

☝🏻I literally can contest to this!! ☝🏻

Before, I get into showing off what I have made with this luxurious and soft yarn, I am going to give you more information about this yarn.

From Furls Crochet Website:

“Fiber Info

Machine wash cold, Cool Iron, Do not bleach

Do not tumble dry, Dry clean (except trichloroethylene)


DK

3.5oz (100g) – 200 yards (182m)/skein 

Light (3) weight yarn, 4 – 5.5mm hooks suggested

16 sc across X 20 rows = 4x4in (10x10cm)


WORSTED

100g (3.5oz), 120 yds (109m)/skein 

Medium (4) weight yarn, 5.5 – 6.5mm hooks suggested

12 sc across X 18 rows = 4x4in (10x10cm)


Whims Merino works up into a beautifully bouyant and superbly structured texture.”

I literally have found a joy and pure love for this yarn. It’s fast to work up and literally slides effortlessly through your finger like butter. Making all your creations/makes, look like you purchased them from a High Top End Store, but what they don’t know is that you made them with your own hands using this incredible Furls Crochet Z-Twist Whims Merino Yarn.

Furls Crochet Whims Merino Yarn brings out the stitch definition and paired perfectly with all your Furls Crochet Hooks, making all your stitches pop and look super texturgoromeous.

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I myself, could use this yarn over and over again. Also, if you are wearing a beanie made this yarn, I can tell that it will go back to its original form, not leaving it stretched out. It has a elastic feel, that will hold to its shape over time of wearing.

I got the opportunity to design a one skein design for Furls Crochet and got to use this yarn for it. I designed a beanie in Adult Size Only in DK lightweight Mustard. This beanie is made brimless, but you can wear it with a brim by rolling up the bottom to even give it a fitted feel it or simply wear it brimless to have a more slouchy beanie.

Link and photo provided below 👇🏻 to snag it. Quick and easy to work up.

I was also provided yarn for another design and for this blog review from Furls Crochet, in colors Charcoal and Light Grey. I designed another beanie inspired for my love of my favorite Disney Villain, Cruella DeVille. I am busy writing up the pattern and can’t wait to share it with you all.

I also started another project using Furls Whims Merino DK Mustard, to create a pouch for all my hooks and notions for my project bag. Showcasing how this yarn literally makes your stitches pop into WOW-Factor.

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I also have a pack of Charcoal and Light Grey in DK, that I am going to be making a garment to be worn all year round. It will be gender friendly, so everyone can enjoy it. So … stay tuned for that day.

I am also hoping to purchase more of this yarn, before it’s slips away forever. Which, makes my heart sad to say this. I literally can use this yarn over and over for all my designs.

So, I urge you to head to the Furls Crochet website, in the clearance section to purchase this luxurious yarn. You will not be disappointed I promise you that.

Thank you for all your support.

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Furls Leather Single Hook Case — Product Review

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Have you ever wondered how to protect your prize possessions? Have you ever broke your favorite crochet hook?

Now, you can protect your favorite tool. This is the one item that you need to have. I literally love this safe keeper. It is literally a safe blessing to have.

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You pop your hook in and you’re all set to go. Throw it in your project bag or any bag, you will always have your hook with you on the go. It won’t get lost and have that right size, when you are crocheting on the go. When you need to stop, place that hook back in and you’re all set.

Furls Crochet has really set the bar. They listen and want to keep your luxury hooks safe. This handy tool has some pure benefits:

  • Keeps your hook from rolling around
  • Protects from breaks and shattering
  • Getting tangled in your yarn in your bag
  • You won’t loose it. Always handy when you need it
  • You will always have the right size HOOK, for your current project
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Furls Leather Single Hook Case is made of pure leather. It comes in 2 neutral colors: Black or Tan. It doesn’t bend, which is a huge plus, when it’s in your bag. It keeps your hook in a upright position, to protect the tip and the body of your hook.

It gives your hook extra padding and that right amount of cushion. It’s a perfect blanket for your loves.

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I use mine every chance I get. Especially, when I am busy sewing pieces or cinching up beanies. I will place my hook back in this case, so my hook won’t roll off my coffee table onto the floor. I usually know where my hook is at.

It definitely is a perfect accessory you need to have in your collection. it literally makes life super easier and to protect all my hooks.

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This Hook Case, isn’t just for one type of their amazing luxurious hooks, it’s made for them all. It will fit: Alpha’s, Streamline Wood, Streamline Swirls, Odyssey, Candy Shop and those Limited Edition Hooks.

You just slide your hook in, close the flap and then just put in any bag, walk out the door and you’re set to continue your project even on the go. Which, this little case was designed for.

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Here is what comes off Furls Crochet website:

“Genuine leather holders and travel cases for Furls crochet hooks – the 7″ long holder closes by fitting the top through the strap on the body to hold each hook securely in travel.”

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I can honestly say this: My Leather Hook case never doesn’t get use. It is always with me and protecting my travel hook. I use it every chance I get and to its full potential. It literally goes everywhere I go, when I am taking my yarn on the go, plus I also take all my hooks with me.

I hope you get one, because it help protects your luxurious hooks. We all love our Furl Crochet hooks, telling you to invest in one or two or three. It will save you money and save your hooks.

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Especially, those absolutely Limited Edition Hooks, that are totally EYE CANDY. Like …. Drum Roll Please … Pale Ebony Hook (which is on my list and will have). This case will definitely protect that Spooky Beauty from breaking, chipping and scratching (all Furls Crochet Hooks as well).

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I really hope you consider investing into these hook cases. They will save your pocket and save your hook. You will not be disappointed with your purchase. If you get one or have one, leave a reply on your thoughts. I love mine and won’t stop using mine, I plan on getting another.

Thank you for taking the time to read this review.