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Be the crochet change: March 2017

  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!

Arissa (c) The Easy Design

Resources: I Like Crochet magazine

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 […]


Magic cake shawl… or what to do with your gorgeous leftover yarn 28

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 […]

Magic shawl

I interviewed Shanna Felice (Lambstrings Yarns) in 2016

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 […]


NATCROMO IS HERE!

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 […]


Oatmeal, crochet

2017 collection: new crochet patterns

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  


Be the crochet change, February 2017

          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 […]

Aline par/by Syl Caron

I interviewed Nicholette Reynolds of Spun Sugar Yarns in 2015

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 […]


2017: Lucky Charms 2-pattern set

  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 […]

Lucky Charms ens/set, crochet

Trinity, tuque câblée / cabled hat. crochet

2017 Collection: Trinity, a cabled crochet hat

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 […]


2017 Collection: Ocean View crochet socks

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 […]

Ocean View bas/socks, crochet

Joya - CAROcreated

Be the crochet change, January 2017 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!


Overachieving procrastinator, January 2017: my word

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 […]

Zen Jacket (Doris Chan) par ACCROchet

I interviewed Chandi of Expression Fiber Arts in 2015!

  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 […]


Bye bye 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 […]

ACCROchet 2016

Zephyr par/by Eclectic Gipsyland

Be the crochet change: December 2016

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 […]


New patterns: Washcloth trio

  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 […]

Washcloth trio, crochet

I have 2 FREE patterns in Knotions Magazine!

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 […]


I interviewed Charissa of MadMadme in 2015!

  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, […]


Ricochet, sac feutré / felted bag, crochet

I have a FREE pattern in Knotions Magazine!

  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 […]


New pattern! Girl on fire convertible 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 […]

Girl on fire col/cowl crochet

Jennifer Dougherty

Crochet Style by 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 […]


Steve Rousseau Designs: Addictive Crochet Shawl Collection 1

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 […]

Steve Rousseau Designs

Mitaine Hérisson, Crochetmilie

Be the crochet change: November 2016

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!


I Interviewed Yana of Artfil in 2015!

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 […]


Joséphine, bas/socks, crochet

New pattern: Joséphine 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 […]


Free Tunisian crochet pattern: Autumn cowl #craftycookies2016 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 […]

Autumn col/cowl, Tun. crochet

Guest post: Maple Blues cookies, #craftycookies2016 2

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 […]


Be the crochet change: October 2016

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 […]

Crogall via Katja Löffler

The life of an overachieving procrastinator, September 2016

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 […]


New pattern: Dobby 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 […]

Dobby bas/socks, crochet

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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

 

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New crochet pattern: Summer Rain shawl, crochet

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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#bethecrochetchange – September 2016: Blueberry Jam 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!


The Life of an Overachieving Procrastinator: August 2016

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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I got to test: Chetnanigans crochet solutions 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 […]


New pattern: Bella sun hat, crochet

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 […]


New crochet pattern : Stella Squared Shrug

  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 […]

Stella Squared 2.0, shrug, crochet

Bubble Gum by Katja Löffler

#bethecrochetchange – August 2016: Bubble gum 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!


The life of an overachieving procrastinator: July 2016

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 […]


New pattern & CAL! Summer rain, crochet shawl 13

Meet Summer Rain Summer Rain is being released as a CAL, with the team over at Happily Hooked Crochet Along. Use code SUMMERRAIN to save 30% off the regular price of this pattern, but only until August 14! Buy the pattern now: Summer Rain on Ravelry As this is a CAL, you will have to wait until August 8 to get the 1st clue! These clues will come as messages from Ravelry. I can already […]


Better World Books

Hey guys, I thought I’d let you know of the place where I buy most of my books from – for crochet, for reading, and for gifting. Better World Books I buy from Better World Books for 3 main reasons: each book I buy sends a book to a less fortunate person & each book that is shipped to me, BWB buys carbon offsets for. Also, shipping is free. It’s true that sometimes the books are a few […]


Comme une aiguille dans une botte de foin

Part trunk show, part shopping experience, part fiber loving, this 2nd ‘knitting in the field’ event is organized by the wonderful Julie Asselin. I’ll be there crocheting, so make sure to come say hi! Details : http://www.julie-asselin.com/blog/knitting-in-the-field-2nd-edition/ – Une exposition, du magasinage, et l’amour de la fibre seront au rendez-vous pour ce 2e tricot champêtre organisé par Julie Asselin. J’y serai avec au moins un projet en cours, alors venez me dire bonjour! Détails : http://www.julie-asselin.com/blog/knitting-in-the-field-2nd-edition/  


Festival de la p’tite laine 5

Come see me at the Festival de la p’tite laine in Rivière-du-Loup! I will be giving 3 workshops while there & will have special offers just for you! When: September 17-18, 2016 Where: Rivière-du-Loup, QC       Workshops / Ateliers Atelier pour enfants / Children’s workshop: http://festivalptitelaine.com/session/le-crochet-pour-enfant-bracelet-damitie/ Téléchargez le PDF: Le crochet pour enfants avec ACCROchet Saturday / Samedi 12:30-14:00 Matériel inclus; 20$ Register by e-mail/inscrivez-vous par courriel (julie.accrochet@gmail.com)   Atelier tunisien / Tunisian workshop: […]


Festival de la Fibre Twist / Twist Fibre Festival 1

Come see me at Twist Fibre Festival in Saint-André-Avellin, where I will be sharing a table with Stéphanie (À la maille suivante) and Isabelle (Création Danimily). Stay tuned for details about special offers just for you! When: August 20-21, 2016 Where: Saint-André-Avellin, QC –  


2016 CGOA Conference, or what happens in Charleston…! 5

Picture this: I’m drinking a bit, and reading a post by Doris Chan. She’s talking about her upcoming induction at the CGOA Conference, asking for people intending on going to wear something they’d made of hers if possible. I start to really really want to go and bring it up in a design group I am a member of. The Man just says, ‘sure!’ The next day I had bought a ticket to Charleston, SC, taken […]


Batwing Summer Shorty by Katja Löffler

Be the crochet change: July 2016

I am so in love with this top it’s sort of embarrassing! What a cool design =) 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!


The life of an overachieving procrastinator, June 2016

Oh hi! It’s kind of funny writing this June recap so soon after the one for May, but I guess that’s my own fault with how much I procrastinated with this last month =) June was a good, busy month, full of interesting projects! In June, the Libellule MCAL crocheters worked hard to complete their shawl. This week, those who did are posted on Facebook. Check it out and vote for your favorites before July 8! In June, […]

Estelle sac réutilisable/market bag, crochet

Estelle sac réutilisable/market bag, crochet

New crochet pattern: Estelle market bag

What’s this: This is the Estelle market bag. It is my 2nd design for YarnCrush. Why should I make this: Market bags are perfect for the eco-conscious & they take almost no space in your purse until you fill them with delicious veggies & fruits! When will this get the most use: Whenever you get too much stuff to carry in your hands! Who is it for: Just about anyone! Where do I start: This pattern is rated Easy – […]