Stay At Home

Throughout the world we’ve all been asked to stay at home or use social distancing. I am happy to provide my two paid patterns, Jalen Stanley and Olivia Grace FREE on Ravelry through the end of March with coupon codes STAYHOME2020 (Jalen) and STAYATHOME2020 (Olivia) to assist with that request. Enjoy!

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Olivia Grace Afghan Square

Olivia Grace is the eighth square in a series, designed as a legacy for my grandchildren.  Olivia is the youngest of my grandchildren and just learned to walk.  She is cheerful, loving and always excited to explore.  Olivia’s big brother is the best thing EVER! 

The Olivia Grace Square is also available on Love Crafts, Makerist, Ravelry and Creative Fabrica.

Lauren Rose, Macey Ann, Marley Mae, Kinnedy Nichelle, Madux James, Landyn Tahj and Jalen Stanley are available in previous blogs or the links above. 🙂

Jalen Stanley Afghan Square

Jalen Stanley is the seventh square in a series, designed as a legacy for my grandchildren. My oldest grandson Jalen is smart, inquisitive and a master of trivia. He is a kind, quiet and thoughtful young man with an old soul. This lefty pitcher “lives and loves baseball”!

The Jalen Stanley Square is also available on Love Crafts, Ribblr, Makerist, Ravelry and Creative Fabrica.

Lauren Rose, Macey Ann, Marley Mae, Kinnedy Nichelle, Madux James and Landyn Tahj are available in previous blogs. 🙂

  • My Crazy Life Square

    May 15, 2023 by

    This square is versatile and can be used to create a variety of items such as an afghan blanket, throw pillow, purse or tote bag when combined with other squares. Your creativity is the only limit for your project. 30% discount on all paid patterns at Ravelry and Ribblr through the end of the day… Read more

  • Jewel Square

    April 27, 2023 by

    This square is perfect when added with other squares for an afghan blanket, throw pillow, purse or even a tote bag! Your imagination is the only restriction for a creative project. 30% discount on all paid patterns at Ravelry and Ribblr through the end of the day on May 4, 2023. Ravelry Store – add… Read more

  • Efflorescent Square

    April 2, 2023 by

    Efflorescence demonstrates the growth and beauty of nature’s flower bloom and the personal growth and splendor of human love. This square is perfect when added with other squares for an afghan blanket, throw pillow, purse or even a tote bag! Your imagination is the only restriction for a creative project. 30% discount on all paid… Read more

  • Mere Curiousity

    January 12, 2023 by

    Last summer I started a design group within my testing group to encourage and develop new designers. I am so proud to announce the release of fellow member and one of my testers, Edith Horn’s first pattern, Mere Curiosity. Edith’s pattern is now available in her Ravelry store and all proceeds from the sales will… Read more

  • December 6, 2022 by

    As the whirlwind of the holidays approach my thoughts turn gratefully to all of you who’ve encouraged and supported me – making life more fulfilling. To send my thanks, I’m gifting one free pattern of your choice today through December 31, 2022 on Ravelry. Use coupon code ONEFREEPATTERN2022 at checkout at Ravelry or redeem at… Read more

  • Sage Advice Square

    September 21, 2022 by

    “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller Free pattern below:• easy intermediate skill level written pattern;• 39 stitches per side;• 11″ x 11” – 4.5 mm hook / 12” x 12” – 5 mm hook;• pattern uses… Read more

  • Head Over Heels Square

    September 10, 2022 by

    Today the phrase “head over heels” means to fall madly in love, but in the 14th century it literally meant to do a somersault.  The first mention of love was made in 1883, and for anyone who’ve been head over heels in love, it is akin to a somersault; the world feels like it’s upside… Read more

  • Sweet Delusions Square

    July 31, 2022 by

    The Sweet Delusions Square is August’s featured square in the BAMCAL 2022 group on Ravelry. I’ve designed a square for this fun and supportive group a few times before and so happy to provide another one this year. So head on over and join! Free pattern below• a beginning intermediate skill level written pattern;• 39… Read more

  • What do you make with your crocheted afghan squares?

    July 14, 2022 by

    There are so many ways to use a crocheted afghan crochet square other than in a blanket. Yesterday I discovered this beautiful handmade bag made by Simona Biolghini using one of my designs – Landyn Tahj Square. Check out all her other bags too! Facebook: simona.biolghini, Instagram: simoknits, Pinterest: Simona Biolghini

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TESTERS NEEDED

I’m looking for experienced crocheters to test my crochet designs. I started a new FaceBook group exclusively for A Yarn of Serendipity designs. Being a member of this group does not require a member to test all patterns. At this time, my patterns are 11″ – 12″ afghan squares, but in the future, I plan to design a border to place around the squares.
I use a four-phase testing system. A call for testing begins with Phase I. When the call for testing goes out, I usually allow 2 weeks to complete the test. Initial testing should catch most obvious errors, and each following testing phase will detect subtle errors and inconsistencies. With the completion of each phase, a call for testing of the next phase will be announced. You can only test once per pattern.
Phase 1: Initial testing (minimum – 3 testers)
Phase 2: Intermediate testing (minimum – 2 testers)
Phase 3: Ending testing (minimum – 1 tester)
Phase 4: Pre-release testing (minimum – 1 tester)
If you have an eye for detail, feel comfortable reading patterns and are interested in joining my Facebook group, please email me at AYarnofSerendipity@gmx.com. Thanks!

The Ultimate Granny Squares Sourcebook: 100 Contemporary Motifs to Mix and Match

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The Ultimate Granny Squares Sourcebook: 100 Contemporary Motifs to Mix and Match, by Meteoor Books.

This unique granny square collection combines the styles of 23 creative designers from all over the world. I am thrilled to be one of those 23 designers and sharing three of my designs.

Traditional or modern, vibrant or subtle, the possibilities of granny squares are endless! They captivate tones and lines much like a yarn canvas and come together as snuggly blankets, soft cushions, smart garments, and much more. This unique granny square collection combines the styles of 23 creative designers from all over the world. With ample suggestions for captivating combinations, written instructions, and clear graphs for every square in the book, this guide goes above and beyond to show you the endless possibilities of granny square crochet. All motifs match in both size and stitch count, so they can easily be combined into stunning combinations, bringing you the best of this unbeaten crochet classic!

Landyn Tahj Afghan Square

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Landyn Tahj is the sixth square in a series designed as a legacy for my grandchildren. Landyn has a wicked sense of humor, is highly spirited and does not hesitate to voice his opinion. He has lots of sharp edges but the biggest heart you will ever know. Oh, and he LOVES basketball!
You can get the pattern here. Be sure to check out other squares in the series in previous posts and on Love Crafts, Makerist, Ravelry, Ribblr and Creative Fabrica.

Madux James Afghan Square

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Madux James is the fifth in a series of squares designed as a legacy for my grandchildren. Madux is thoughtful, sensitive and incredibly sweet with an intellect that results in so many questions about the world around him.

The Madux James pattern is available here and on Love Crafts, Makerist, Ravelry, Ribblr and Creative Fabrica.

You can find Lauren Rose, Macey Ann, Marley Mae and Kinnedy Nichelle in my other posts. 🙂