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I recently received a Wool and the Gang crochet kit for review. Here are my thoughts about it. Read through: there’s a contest & deal in here! I got to choose which kit I wanted to try, which is neat because these espadrilles had been making eyes at me =) I let Clara, my super nice contact at Wool and the Gang, choose the colour for me. I was excited to see this beautiful pink […]

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I recently participated in a photoshoot for Tricotine et Cie new website (coming soon). My friend Karine Viau of KViau Photo&Design organized the session. Here are my pictures & a group photo. I have talented friends, don’t I?  

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Shelly Lamb by Aradiya Toys
  Every single month, I am amazed at the new things I find. This lamb is the sweetest thing ever. You’ll find Shelly in English, French, Russian, Spanish & German here. Julie xx   The #bethecrochetchange project began in 2014. On the 10th of each month, I purchase a pattern from a crochet designer to encourage them to keep creating! Want to join in? Buy this pattern or buy another pattern, and use #bethecrochetchange to share it on […]

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This video is in French, but you should be fine with the sound off =) A quick how-to about the wonderful world of foundation stitches!

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This video is in French, but with the sound off you should be fine =) Learn how to work into the back bump of your starting chain for a prettier finish.

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Video is in French, but you’ll be fine with the sound off =) Check out this useful tip for how to work with three strands, without having to work with three skeins.

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In this video, see how to work the 1st row of the star stitch.

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Linking your trebles eliminates the large gap between these very tall stitches. Learn how to work linked trebles with this quick video.

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Hello! It really is nice to meet you, and I hope you’ll stay a while. I’m really excited to be part of the Crochetville blog tour this year, and on the LAST day no less. In other words, I get to close out this annual event. NICE! If you’re here, you’ve read about me on the Blog tour, and so I’ll be super quick and get to the goodies! In French, “accro” means addict. ACCROchet […]

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Arissa (c) The Easy Design
  This gorgeous hat pattern is available in 3 sizes from toddler to adult =) You’ll find Arissa in French and English here. Julie xx   The #bethecrochetchange project began in 2014. On the 10th of each month, I purchase a pattern from a crochet designer to encourage them to keep creating! Want to join in? Buy this pattern or buy another pattern, and use #bethecrochetchange to share it on your social media!

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March is the perfect time to stash everything crochet-related. From designers, to yarn companies, magazines, and notions, we are all celebration National Crochet Month in our own way. I Like Crochet is a gorgeous crochet magazine that I have a special partnership with. Their newest issue launched last week, and I looked at it, and I want you to look at it and consider subscribing. When you do, and if you click the links in […]

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Magic shawl 30
So you’ve finished your crochet project, and you have leftover yarn. It’s beautiful yarn. You think all yarn is beautiful, sure, but this is really beautiful yarn. Repeat x every single FO in your life. That’s a LOT of leftover yarn. What’s a crocheter to do with all this beautiful fiber? Let it go to waste? No way! This is where the Magic cake shawl comes in. I first learned about magic cakes at the Twist […]

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This interview was originally published in the February 2016 issue of Happily Hooked Magazine. Shanna is in one of the many yarn-loving groups I am also in on social media. I took notice of her through the pictures she would post of the yarns she’d dyed. Her colours were rich and extravagant. After a while, her bubbly personality also had me hooked and I started seeking Lambstring Yarns out on other platforms.   I got in […]

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It’s that time of year again where we celebrate crochet EVERY SINGLE DAY by crocheting, crocheting, crocheting. HOW WILL I TELL THE DIFFERENCE =) Hah! I’ve got 3 exciting bits of NATCROMO news for you. On with it. EXCITING BIT OF NEWS #1 I will be hosting a SOCK CAL through March in my Facebook Group. Plus my socks have been BUNDLED into 1 very convenient low price… Get them ALL here, and then join us […]

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Oatmeal, crochet
I’ve just added two new items for sale in the pattern shop! Oatmeal is a convertible wrap that can be worn in numerous ways; let your imagination run wild and show me what you come up with =) And the Aurora Borealis set is wonderfully textured to show off your beautiful yarn!   Julie xx  

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Aline par/by Syl Caron
          I don’t think I could pretend to dislike shawls. This one is just stunning, simple & perfect. You’ll find the ALINE pattern in French and English here. Julie xx   The #bethecrochetchange project began in 2014. On the 10th of each month, I purchase a pattern from a crochet designer to encourage them to keep creating! Want to join in? Buy this pattern or buy another pattern, and use #bethecrochetchange to share […]

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This interview was originally published in the January 2016 issue of Happily Hooked Magazine. I discovered Spun Sugar Yarns on Etsy only a short while ago, after a friend told me I had to go check the shop out. I see a lot of yarn go by in a day – whether on the internet or out and about – but this brand definitely caught my eye. The colours look so sweet and tasty. They […]

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Lucky Charms ens/set, crochet
  What’s this: This is the Lucky Charms 2-pattern set. Why should I make this: Seriously, my testers and I got through both patterns in only a few hours. This is a get-happy-quick set. When will this get the most use: Whenever you feel a chill! Who is it for: Hat is offered in 3 sizes (18’’, 20’’, 22’’) & cowl is offered in 2 sizes (22’’, 26’’). Where do I start: This pattern is rated Intermediate – you’ll need […]

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Trinity, tuque câblée / cabled hat. crochet
My Testers did a great job on this new hat, didn’t they. Testers are soooo important to the design process. They help figure out the kinks, the unclear bits & prevent the designer from having to work up every size. I am super proud to have found good testers for my patterns. This is the very last hat I will publish for this winter season =) What’s this: This is the Trinity cabled hat pattern, designed […]

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Ocean View bas/socks, crochet
What’s this: These are the Ocean View socks, designed for Artigina’s mystery box. Why should I make this: Because crochet socks are super fun to make! When will this get the most use: I wear socks pretty much every day, don’t you? Who is it for: Sized for women shoe 4 to 11. Customization tip included. Where do I start: This pattern is rated Intermediate – you’ll need to know or be eager to learn the basic crochet stitches, as […]

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Joya - CAROcreated 4
    Isn’t this doll absolutely perfect? You’ll find the JOYA pattern in French and English here. Julie xx   The #bethecrochetchange project began in 2014. On the 10th of each month, I purchase a pattern from a crochet designer to encourage them to keep creating! Want to join in? Buy this pattern or buy another pattern, and use #bethecrochetchange to share it on your social media!

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Zen Jacket (Doris Chan) par ACCROchet
This year, I’ve decided to do like many others and choose a word to guide me. I chose MINDFULLY Definition: attentive, aware, or careful (usually followed by of): mindful of one’s responsibilities. 2. noting or relating to the psychological technique of mindfulness: mindful observation of one’s experiences. (I actually chose my word in French ‘réfléchie‘ and had to wade through synonyms to find the one that expressed the same nuance of idea.) So less FOMO […]

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  This interview was originally published in the December 2015 issue of Happily Hooked Magazine.     On the company’s about page, Chandi – founder of Expression Fiber Arts – says: “Life is too short to waste on people or things you don’t love. If I could pass one thing on to you it would be to instill the courage to live the life of your dreams. I feel this starts with fully and completely falling in […]

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ACCROchet 2016 2
2016 is almost over… Crazy. I love looking at what I’ve produced in image form, it gives me a sense of accomplishment. I published 25 new patterns in 2016 – TWENTY FIVE! It’s a lot, but there are so many more inside me, waiting to come out. =) I’m thinking about the year to come, now. What my hopes and goals are, and how I’ll go about carving out my place in this crochet world. In […]

Bye bye 2016!



Zephyr par/by Eclectic Gipsyland
Already we’re at the last pattern of the year! Woah… I chose a shawl because I wanted something to cuddle in =)   You’ll find the Zephyr pattern French and in English here.   Julie xx   The #bethecrochetchange project began in 2014. On the 10th of each month, I purchase a pattern from a crochet designer to encourage them to keep creating! Want to join in? Buy this pattern or buy another pattern, and use #bethecrochetchange to […]

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Washcloth trio, crochet
  What’s this: This is the Washcloth trio, a set of 3 matching patterns. Why should I make this: Because this trio is a great and quick gift for the holidays, for a hostess, for a house warming party, for a new baby, etc. When will this get the most use: Whenever you need a gift RIGHT NOW! Who is it for: Just about anyone! Where do I start: This pattern trio is rated easy – you’ll need to know […]

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What’s this: This is the Baby at work set of 2 patterns. They were designed for the December 2016 edition of Knotions Magazine. Why should I make this: Perfect as a photo prop or a gift for expecting couples, this set is beautiful in a myriad of colours. When will this get the most use: The hat is offered in 3 sizes from newborn to 12 months! Who is it for: Babies and photographers! Where do I start: This pattern […]

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  This interview was originally published in the November 2015 issue of Happily Hooked Magazine. The MadMadme line of crochet patterns, and the brand’s clay-handled crochet hooks and notions all have a unique, distinctive style. That style is a direct result of the Mad Queen behind them, Charissa Ragsdale.  Charissa loves colour, is passionate about her work, and is a strong, positive force for other makers around her. I got to interview her recently! — Charissa, […]

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Ricochet, sac feutré / felted bag, crochet
  What’s this: This is the Ricochet Felted Bag. It was designed for the November issue of Knotions Magazine. Why should I make this: Because felting is a LoT of fun & very forgiving! When will this get the most use: This bag is perfect from Fall to Spring! Who is it for: Who ISN’T it for, if you ask me! Where do I start: This pattern is rated Beginner – you’ll need to know or be eager to […]

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Girl on fire col/cowl crochet
What’s this: This is the Girl on fire convertible cowl, designed for a surprise Design Wars Winter Challenge. Why should I make this: The texture? The speed? The very easy gift-giving? The reasons are endless. When will this get the most use: When it gets chilly! Who is it for: Just about anyone! Where do I start: This pattern is rated Intermediate – you’ll need to know or be eager to learn the basic crochet stitches, as well as linked […]

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Jennifer Dougherty
I recently received a copy of Crochet Style for review. Here are my thoughts.   Jennifer Dougherty is the designer behind Crochet by Jennifer. At current count, Jennifer has over 230 patterns to her name. You’ve seen her, namely, in Happily Hooked Magazine & on The Crochet Café. Jennifer’s patterns feature gorgeous textures, and while she does have a clear love for baby items & photo props, most of her patterns are sized all the way […]

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Steve Rousseau Designs
I was gifted a copy of this superb collection by Steve Rousseau Designs: Addictive Crochet Shawl Collection 1.   Right off the bat, let me tell you that I am in absolute love with this pattern collection. Here is what’s included: 12 rectangular shawls Grid instructions US terminology 12 .PDFs in French & 12 .PDFs in English Steve Rousseau Designs has been on my radar for quite a while. Their shawl patterns are modern & simple, and […]

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Mitaine Hérisson, Crochetmilie
Check out these totally adorable mittens! And if you hadn’t yet, discover Crochetmilie’s patterns!   You’ll find the Hérisson mittens in French and in English here. The #bethecrochetchange project began in 2014. On the 10th of each month, I purchase a pattern from a crochet designer to encourage them to keep creating! Want to join in? Buy this pattern or buy another pattern, and use #bethecrochetchange to share it on your social media!

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This interview was originally published in the October issue of Happily Hooked Magazine. I recently interviewed Yana, founder of Artfil, after having played with her yarns, Mericana & Grace, beautiful hand-painted fibers. I fell in love. Turns out, Yana is a complete lover of all things fiber & of life as a whole as you’ll read below. — Q: How did Artfil happen? A: Artfil was meant to be. All my life I’d dreamed of a job […]

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Joséphine, bas/socks, crochet 2
What’s this: These are the Joséphine socks. They were originally published in the August 2016 issue of Happily Hooked magazine.  Why should I make these: Because crochet socks are a LOT of fun to make (really), and the texture of these make them a perfect, quick gift for your feet or someone else’s. When will these get the most use: Whenever you get cold feet! Who are they for: These are sized Women’s 9-10-11, and easily adjustable. Where do […]

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Autumn col/cowl, Tun. crochet 4
Enjoy this free pattern designed for #craftycookies2016 – an Underground Crafter initiative =) And make sure to check out the Maple Blues cookies my friend Marie-Ange created for this too! Would you like this pattern without ads? Do you need more help with Tunisian stitches? You can get the pattern & recipe ad free & with written explanations for the stitches by purchasing a 1$ copy in my shops : Ravelry, Craftsy, or LoveCrochet AUTUMN COWL Yarn Peruvian […]

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Enjoy this free cookie recipe for #craftycookies2016 – an Underground Crafter initiative =) I don’t actually create cookie recipes, I don’t even know how one does this! So I asked my friend Marie-Ange, an excellent baker, to create one for you. Want to show some love? Join Marie-Ange on her dessert inspiration facebook page. And make sure to check out the Autumn cowl Tunisian crochet pattern I created for this project! Would you like this recipe without […]

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Crogall via Katja Löffler
Katja Löffler seemingly can do NO wrong… here is another of her gorgeous pattern, and it comes in 3 languages: English, French & German. Here she used Wolltraum, a definitely uniquely constructed fiber I’m lucky to have in my stash.   You’ll find the Crogall shawl here. The #bethecrochetchange project began in 2014. On the 10th of each month, I purchase a pattern from a crochet designer to encourage them to keep creating! Want to join in? Buy this […]

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My people! September flew by, don’t you think? With the wonderful Festival de la P’tite Laine (an event that impressed a lot of people with its 2nd year!) & life in general that seems to speed up when school starts again, I did not see the days & weeks. Miss ACCROchet had 4 auditions for her school’s theater troupe…. AND SHE NAILED IT! I had no doubts, as I saw her practice her final audition […]

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Dobby bas/socks, crochet
  What’s this: These are the Dobby socks. Why should I make these: If you’ve ever looked longingly at self-striping sock yarn – usually meant for knit socks – and wished for a pattern that would make these stripes work with crochet, you’ve come to the right place! When will these get the most use: I dunno ‘bout you, but I wear socks A LOT! Who are they for: This pattern is offered in a variety of sizes from […]

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Through October, follow #craftycookies2016 and discover a new cookie recipe & craft every Saturday & Wednesday. When new links are posted, I will update this page for you. Yummy! Julie xx   ACCROchet  (FR / ENG) *  American Crochet  *  Creative Crochet Workshop  *  Crochet Memories  *  Knittin’ Little  * Posh Pooch Designs  *  The Stitchin’ Mommy  * Trifles N Treasures  *  Underground Crafter  

Now that the CAL is completely posted, the Summer Rain shawl is available for everyone! What’s this: This is the Summer Rain shawl. Why should I make this: A beautiful bohemian border around a textured boy make up this warm shawl. When will this get the most use: Whenever you need an all-day hug! Who is it for: Just about anyone! Where do I start: This pattern is rated Intermediate – you’ll need to know or be eager to learn […]

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Confiture à la myrtille par Les tricots de confitureConfiture à la myrtille par Les tricots de confiture 1
This shawl pattern caught my eye because it shares a name with one of my own designs.. oh! and because it is absolutely gorgeous! Find this pattern here! Julie xx The #bethecrochetchange project began in 2014. On the 10th of each month, I purchase a pattern from a crochet designer to encourage them to keep creating! Want to join in? Write me! Let’s make crochet go viral!

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Hi all! August was definitely a month filled with events and meeting people! With Julie Asselin’s event in Coaticook & Twist’s 5th birthday, plus summer vacation & back to school, there are plenty of reasons to be out of breath! It’s a good out of breath, though, and I am motivated as hell!  Crochet classes start back this week. Can’t wait to see my students =)   In the meantime, happy crochet! Julie xx   […]

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Chetnanigans Logo 2
If you have not yet heard of Chetnanigans, you are in for a TREAT! And you should read on because I have quite a treat for you. Read to the end for a special coupon code just for YOU! Chetnanigans is Sean & Holly O’brien. Sean is a genius wood worker, with a knack for real crochet solutions. Sean sent me 2 hook products for review: a hook stand, and a hook workstation for my […]

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What’s this: This is the Bella sun hat. It is my 1st exclusive design for Happily Hooked Magazine. And now, the rights have reverted back to me! Why should I make this: I much prefer playing in the sun to doing my hair in the summer, don’t you? Made in 100% cotton, this is a quick and easy hat to wear when it’s hot. When will this get the most use: On sunny days! Who is it for: Available […]

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From August 15 to 28, join my facebook page and check in every day for a different $3 pattern to celebrate my summer vacation! Only 50 uses each day, so hurry =)    

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Stella Squared 2.0, shrug, crochet
  What’s this: This is the Stella Squared Shrug. It was designed in collaboration with Julie Asselin Hand-dyed yarns. This pattern was completely revised & revamped in August 2016. Why should I make this: Keep your shoulders warm on cool summer nights, or make a perfect pair of comfy jeans look chic with this delicious shrug. When will this get the most use: Year-round Who is it for: Pattern is sized XS‐S (16’’ – 40 […]

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Bubble Gum by Katja Löffler 2
This gorgeous shawl sort of jumped into my cart for this project. Make sure to crochet it using a luxurious yarn! You’ll find the pattern here! Julie xx The #bethecrochetchange project began in 2014. On the 10th of each month, I purchase a pattern from a crochet designer to encourage them to keep creating! Want to join in? Write me! Let’s make crochet go viral!

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Hi! If you read my latest posts here, you know I came back from Charleston with a head full of ideas! Spending 3.5 days with crochet addicts & other designers is pretty motivating. My objectives seemed a little bit stale, so I used all this motivation to switch them around a bit. I am looking forward to vacation with my family – it’ll be good to rest a little. Especially since I have a bunch […]

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