Sunday, September 20, 2015

Yarn Fanatic Linky Party #51 (With Features from #49)

Welcome to the 51st Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my 34th as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife.

I apologize lots for missing the posting of last week's party - The Yarn Fanatic Party #50, but...::sighs::...You know how it goes.

I took a much needed mini vacation this past weekend down to visit my boyfriend, Chad's, dad's side of the family for Chad's brother, Lucas', birthday.
The trip came out to be too short (as usual), and the drive back up posed issues but overall it was a great trip. I will be sharing some photos next Wednesday - since leaving my computer down South was one of those issues!

Since our last party I've shared:
This is a free crochet pattern for a 6" square,
and was designed as part of the Mystery Lapghan CAL 2015.
There is still PLENTY of time to join the party! 
And a Little Girls Purse. This post is a crochet pattern review of a FREE pattern designed by Cream of the Crop Crochet.

I LOVE working up crochet (and jewelry) projects and creating/sharing reviews - if you have any patterns/tutorials that you would like tested and/or reviewed, feel free to shoot me an email!

Most Clicked (from the YFP#49):

Fantasy Pillow from My World of Crochet - Crochet Inspiration. I LOVE this idea! I actually have an afghan square similar to this in the works.

EyeLoveKnots Yarn Favorites (from the YFP#49):
From Right to Left, Top to Bottom:

Rainbow Sweater from Hakel Fieber - Crochet Inspiration. Sandra makes working up a sweater look sooooo easy! I am going to have to give it a try using a fun pattern too!

Jar Cover from Anna Simple Crochet - Crochet Inspiration. This is such a beautiful jar topper. What a great idea for gift giving!

Baby Alpaca Dream [Shawl] from Van Dani - Link to Crochet Pattern Included. This is a stunning piece - as many of the pieces shared from Van Dani are! I will agree in that I think this piece would look great on a bride, or to be used for any other special occasion. I am jealous of this little yarn shop in her town - I wish there was one like that in my town! Do you have one in yours?

Striped and Stolen [Bag] from Kat Kat Katoen - Free Crochet Pattern Included. Sigrid created such a cute little messenger bag! I can see why her daughter fell in love with it!!

A Japanese Flower Scarf from Colour Crochet Love - Crochet Inspiration. This scarf is going to be such a gorgeous piece (though it can be argued it already is, I am thinking once complete it will be more). I love all of the fun, bright colors paired with the loopy floral pieces. They look like they would make great coasters and/or mandalas if worked up separately.

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Call for Sponsors!
Are you a pattern designer - Crochet, knit, plastic canvas, embroidery, latch hook, pom pom crafts, and other yarny crafts... Or do you design yarn related graphics, shirts, buttons, printables, tote bags? Maybe you are a yarn dyer? Or perhaps you have a really large yarn stash and you are looking to do a de-stashing of them? We are in need of giveaway sponsors for the Yarn Fanatic Party! If you are interested in teaming up with Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife and I to sponsor a giveaway at one of our parties, PLEASE contact either Rachel or I.
Join the Party!

The Yarn Fanatic Party will begin every Monday afternoon, and run through Sunday night. You have all week and weekend to post your fantastic yarn related projects!

Please share projects that are family friendly, and YARN RELATED; ie Crochet, Knit, with an extension to include Cross Stitch, Needlepoint on Plastic Canvas and Embroidery.
Also make sure you are linking up to your blog post, and just just your blog's home page.
We encourage you to:

*Become a Follower of the blog where you linked up. Following both is also greatly appreciated!
Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots

Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife

*Check out the other Great Projects that have been linked up!

*Spread the comment love!

Features will be chosen weekly. By linking up, you give us permission to feature your item.

*If you don't have a blog, you can still share with us by creating a Free Flickr Account - powered by Yahoo. Add your projects there, and then come back here with the link for the project.

*Link ups cannot be to Etsy listings or Ravelry pages where patterns are sold. You can link to blog posts, Flickr or Facebook pages, Pins, etc that are directed towards it, but can't directly link to it. 

To be clearer though, Raverly pages of finished projects are okay to share. Sorry for the inconvenience! That's per InLinkz guidelines. Thanks!


  1. Thank's for showing my bag, Alexandra! x

  2. Thanks, Alexandra for your lovely comments and the invite to join your linky party . . . I finally made it!

  3. Alexandra, thank you so much for your kind words about my Baby Alpaca Dream and my work in general!!! I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate that and the fact that you featured me (again) in your favourites of the last party! Thanks for hosting!
    All the best,

    Danielle (AKA VanDani)

    1. I appreciate you coming to party with us :) The support is greatly appreciated! I have been very lucky to have been able to co-host this party with Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife because I have found many new blogs to follow and made many friends along the way. With so much out on the internet today, sometimes beautiful items like yours get a little lost so I am glad you came to party with us so I could discover it! Keep up the gorgeous work, and wishing you and your shop all the best!

  4. Thanks for hosting !!!
    Have a nice weekend !