Saturday, October 12, 2013

Craftsy Flash Sale: This Weekend Only

Craftsy Flash Sale:  This Weekend Only


This weekend only, Oct 12-13th, Craftsy is having a flash sale with discounts on lots of great classes and products.  

As part of this event, five great crochet courses and one crochet along are on sale.  Below is a list of the courses with a short description taken from the Craftsy website and the discount being offered.  If you've ever thought about taking a Craftsy course, now is a great time to sign up.

November Mystery Crochet Along 

Normally: $33.99  Now:  $16.99
     Join the Craftsy Mystery Crochet-Along and gain access to instructor Marly Bird's exclusive hat project! Ideal for fun, homemade holiday gifts, the basic hat design can be worked up quickly and embellished with chic crocheted flowers for a stylish addition. Each workshop includes 3 skeins (66 yards each) of Schachenmayr Boston Style yarn in your color choice to complete one hat project. Bright and warm, this yarn handles easily as you work up Marly Bird's exclusive pattern during Craftsy's November Crochet-Along! 

Amigurumi:  Design Your Own Monster

Normally:  $19.99  Now:  $9.99
When you think "cute," do you visualize puppies or kittens or bunnies? I think MONSTERS! Amigurumi monsters, to be specific. I would love to show you how to design and crochet your own cuddly, super-adorable amigurumi monster! My class, Amigurumi: Design Your Own Monster will show you every step of the planning and design process so that making them is a breeze!

Amigurumi:  Woodland Animals 

Normally:  $19.99  Now:  $9.99

Crocheted toys in the Japanese style are all the rage, and Stacey specializes in them, as a pattern designer, author and guiding light behind the Fresh Stitches blog. In this class, Stacey shares her best tips for choosing yarns and hooks, marking and counting stitches, stuffing, assembling, and finishing with child-safe details. Even a rookie crocheter will enjoy this class, while experienced crocheters will love the four included patterns - a sturdy bear, winsome deer, mischievous raccoon and non-angry bluebird.

Crafty Crochet Embellishments

Normally:  $19.99   Now:  $9.99

With its lacy motifs and sculptural qualities, crochet is the perfect medium to add one-of-a-kind detail to any project - knit, sewn or crocheted. Whether you're a happy hooker, crochet-curious knitter, or sewist longing for the perfect trim, you'll love the quick and fun projects in Crafty Crochet Embellishments . Linda teaches seven simple techniques to trim, edge and adorn. Brand-new crocheters will learn basic stitches, how to read patterns and diagrams, and professional finishing. Experienced crocheters will pick up new ideas to use over and over, including quick crocheted jewelry items that make wonderful gifts.

Curvy Crochet 

Normally:  $19.99   Now: $9.99

In Curvy Crochet, you'll select the perfect pattern for your shape, and make easy fit adjustments to bust, sleeves, neckline and other trouble spots. You'll discover the luxurious yarns that make great plus-size clothes, and the ones that spell disaster every time. And you'll learn how to transform swatching from a tedious task into a valuable tool. You'll use your favorite sweater, right out of your closet, to tell you things you never knew about yourself. And you'll make your very own custom dress form ... from duct tape! Get advice and help from Marly as you learn the same techniques designers use for a perfect fit and finish every time. Marly's energy and humor makes it all fun!

Crochet:  Beyond Rectangles

Normally:  $19.99  Now:  $9.99

In Beyond Rectangles, Linda demystifies the often intimidating process of choosing yarn, making (and measuring!) a gauge swatch, and crocheting garments. Stitch along with her as she guides you through a simple baby cardigan pattern, all the while sharing her tips and tricks for creating professional looking projects. Learn how to create smooth edges in your work, link stitches, increase, decrease, and shape sweater pieces. In-depth tutorials on blocking and finishing are sure to be invaluable for every level of crocheter, and you'll even learn a fun surface embellishment technique that you can use to make monograms, flowers, or any shape you can draw on the surface of your sweater.

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