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I am so excited about The Firefly Hook contributing to Whistle & Ivy and their incredibly creative site.

Today I’m talking about llamas and their lovely fiber. There’s also a FREE pattern in it for you, so head on over to Whistle & Ivy and read all about it here.

And don’t forget to check out all they have to offer over at Whistle & Ivy!

Be well dear readers. Crochet often. Create always!

~Abbey

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New Designs

I was featured on Crochetville’s National Crochet Month Blog Tour. Check it out here.

I was interviewed by author of the Drawn series, Maria Keffler. Read all about it here.

New designs:

Dragonfly Stole 

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Amethyst Bandana 

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More designs:

Uptown Tunic Remix

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Circle of Friends

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Blooming Bolero

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La Mecha Beanie

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Be well dear readers!

Abbey

 

New Designs

Hello dear readers!

 

Newest designs:

The Tartan Wrap –

on Ravelry and Etsy (click either for more info)

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New eBook: A Shawl for Every Season –

on Ravlery and Etsy (click either for more info)

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Monochromatic Stripes Blankie –

on Ravlery and Etsy (click either for more info)

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Be well, dear readers, crochet often, create always!

Abbey

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I’m Yours, You’re Mine eBook

 

You can find the eBook ($10.50) and the single patterns ($5.00/ea) on Ravelry and Etsy.

A Shawl for Every Season eBook

 

 

New eBook: A Shawl for Every Season –

on Ravlery and Etsy (click either for more info)

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Hello Dearest Crocheters!

I am sorry it’s been so long since I’ve given any updates or responded to questions on the blog. I hate to leave you hanging when you need help!

nighttime-1It’s been a very busy season for me, and if you’ll give me a minute, I’ll tell you all about it.

I shared with you that we moved from WY to MN this summer.

We made the initial move to my parents in June and moved into our own place in August.

Monika, Abigail, and I worked overtime to release two new eBooks with Quince & Co. and Nerd Girl Yarns.

We had photoshoots in August, pattern testing in September, layout and release in October for the Minneapolis Collection with Nerd Girl Yarns, then layout in November and release in early December for the Tea & Cowls collection with Quince & Co.

Yeah, my life felt just like that last sentence: one long, run-on whirlwind. But there is also joy in all the hard work… and it’s amazing to step back and see what was accomplished.

Then it was Christmas time.

Which was so lovely for us this year since we had so many parties with our family after missing out for 8 years when we lived in Wyoming.

intro-07Then it was time to jump back into homeschool after Christmas break.

I have a 2nd grader and two littles that need to be taught Pre-K things now. I have my work cut out for me, but we are loving learning together every day.

 

Before you go, check out the links below to some of our latest designs.

Be well, readers!

Here’s our latest release:

Tea & Cowls

Crochet Designs by The Firefly Hook

(The Jasmine cowl is pictured on the cover below.)

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Earl Grey Cravat

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Chai

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Irish Breakfast

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Green Tea

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Storytime Swaddle Crochet Pattern

Storytime Swaddle crochet pattern is available on Etsy & Ravelry.

Jack & Jill Hats

Jack & Jill Hats crochet pattern available on Etsy and Ravelry.

Four Designs for Women; The Minneapolis Collection

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We want to share the four designs for women from The Minneapolis Collection.

We were so thrilled to have Mallory model these designs for us.

She committed to this project while I pitched designs to Nerd Girl Yarns which made it really difficult to STOP thinking up designs for her to model.

Uptown Tunic

At once elegant and effortless,

you will be able to dress this tunic up or down to your liking.

Equally at home with flip flops or heels,

this tunic could find itself attending the Uptown Art Fair, Bike Race,

or hitting up the nightlife scene.

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Sculpture Garden Cowl

„ Utterly soft and providing just enough warmth,

this design can be used in every season (even in Minnesota).•—

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Farmer’s Market Bag

This colorful bag is a true friendship of function and fashion:

with the roomy interior, you can safely stow your favorite finds

and the braided handle adds to the lovely pop of color on the bottom of the bag

as you peruse through the market and shop your heart out.

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Lake Calhoun Park Mat

This super bulky park mat is soft and washable so you can enjoy worry-free picnics.

Easily folded or rolled up tight,

you can keep it stowed in the car for those impromptu stops at the park.

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Check out the entire collection here.

Be well dear readers. Crochet often. Create Always!

~Abbey

Ps. We are going to change things up a bit here around The Firefly Hook after the New Year.

If you want to stay connected (and receive coupon codes for patterns on a regular basis) be sure to sign up for our newsletter here.

Our new site will be more of a portfolio and tutorial hub rather than a blog.

Thanks for creating with us over the years and we hope you will continue to find crochet inspiration at The Firefly Hook.

Eight Special Colorways for the Minneapolis Collection

Hello dear readers!

We are so excited to share more about our latest project we released with Nerd Girl Yarns The Minneapolis Collection.

We wanted to show you the colorways and yarns and give you an idea about the inspiration behind each design and color.

Click on any photo to view the colorway on Nerd Girl Yarns’ site. You choose the yarn base when you order, but I will mention which ones we used so you can decide if you want to follow the pattern exactly or tweak it with another yarn or colorway selection.

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NicolletTie-06Colorway: Nicollet

Design: Nicollet Ave Tie

Yarn: Beans (fingering weight 100% soybean yarn)

Inspiration: Influenced by the upbeat downtown area, this colorway draws in the buildings, lights, and vibe of a night on the town. If you’ve never visited Nicollet Ave, it’s like attending a big classy party that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and best of all, never ends. The only vehicles allowed are buses so the entire street is filled with the noises of people chatting, dining, shopping, making music, and having fun.

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StoneArch-16Colorways: Stone Arch Bridge, Mighty Mississippi, Heritage 

Design: Stone Arch Bridge Scarf

Yarn: Parlay (worsted 60% merino, 40% bamboo)

Inspiration: These three colors, inspired by the mighty Mississippi and the beautiful walking bridge that spans its waters, remind us how important this water feature was to the city in days of old when the force of the river powered the mills, and when steamboats traveled the waterway. Today, a stroll over this bridge makes a beautiful afternoon destination. We love the bustle of life and mid-western spirit that fills the bridge!

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MIA-12Colorway: Institute of Arts

Design: MIA Ascot

Yarn: Trifecta (worsted 80% Superwash merino 10% cashmere 10% nylon)

Inspiration: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ (MIA) interior is filled to the brim with inspiring art but the exterior is a lovely place to explore in itself. The architecture is incredible! I love how this colorway captures the depth of colors within the marble and the play of a sunset bringing a rosy hue to its sheen.

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FranklinStBeanie-01Colorway: Franklin

Design: Franklin Street Beanie

Yarn: 8-bit (sport weight 100% superwash merino)

Inspiration: I lived in this neighborhood before I was married and Maria’s Café and The Franklin Street Bakery are up there on my list of “favorite places on the planet.” Maria’s holds so many dear memories for me: sweet conversations with friends while washing down plates of huevos pericos and banana pancakes with seriously strong Colombian coffee. Live music adds to the joyful atmosphere on the weekends.

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SculptGarden-03Colorway: Sculpture Garden

Design: Sculpture Garden Cowl

Yarn: Luscious (heavy worsted 60% superfine merino, 40% silk)

Inspiration: Everybody thinks snow and ice when they hear MN, but people don’t always know that Minneapolis is crazy about art, theater, and small presses. It’s a great city to browse for bookstores and museums. We love the contrast of man-made sculpture and natural beauty in this garden. It’s the perfect place to be playful or contemplative.

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CalhounMat-11Colorway: Lake Calhoun

Design: Lake Calhoun Park Mat

Yarn: Rant (super bulky 100% superfine merino)

Inspiration: MN is famous for its lakes, and Minneapolis was built to nestle around not just one, but nine within its city limits. Concrete city meets natural beauty here. Lake Calhoun is the largest in the chain of lakes and circled with bike and walking trails, providing a beautiful nature escape for urban dwellers. While I’m not one to swim and get sticky with sand, I love sitting in the grass near the water soaking up some sun and picnicking with friends.

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UptownTunic-08Colorway: Uptown

Design: Uptown Tunic

Yarn: Heart You (light fingering weight 100% superwash merino)

Inspiration: Everybody rubs shoulders with each other in uptown, and this tunic will celebrate the bold colors and effortless expressionism of the people and artwork filling the streets. Beautiful graffiti decorates the sides of buildings where people come to eat, shop, and play. We love the diversity of people and art here.

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FarmersMkt-06Colorway: Farmer’s Market

Design: Farmers Market Bag

Yarn: Squish (bulky weight 100% superwash merino)

Inspiration: City-folk and country-folk alike come in flocks to the downtown farmers market. There’s everything from fresh baked goods to handmade items and of course – produce in abundance! I love picking up the seriously affordable gigantic bouquet of fresh cut flowers!

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Okay… are you drooling yet?

Christa of Nerd Girl Yarns dyed these yarns especially for this collection and she beautifully represented Minneapolis – this was such a beautiful collaboration!

The Minneapolis Collection eBook 

More soon,

Abbey

Ps. We are going to change things up a bit here around The Firefly Hook after the New Year.

If you want to stay connected (and receive coupon codes for patterns on a regular basis) be sure to sign up for our newsletter here.

Our new site will be more of a portfolio and tutorial hub rather than a blog.

Thanks for creating with us over the years and we hope you will continue to find crochet inspiration at The Firefly Hook.

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