Monday, January 26, 2015

Yarn Fanatic Party 21 (Happily Hooked Crochet Magazine Giveaway)

Welcome to the twenty-first Yarn Fanatic Party!

This week's giveaway is sponsored by Happily Hooked Magazine.  I'd like to share a little about this sponsor before getting to the weekly yarn-y link up.  Don't worry though, the linky is at the bottom of the page and I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!

I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed paging through my Happily Hooked Magazine.  There are so many great patterns and designer stories!  I love how inspiring it can be to see other crocheter's creations.  It gets my own creative juices flowing.  I really enjoyed the interview with crocheter Twinkie Chan.  You simply have to check out her amigurumi, she is quite talented.  (Yes, those "pretzels" that she is holding are crocheted.)

The magazine is quite a deal.  For example, my favorite pattern from this issue is the SnuggleMe Pterodactyl.  The entire pattern is included in issue #10 (January 2015), starting on page 58.  This pattern is also available on Ravelry for about four bucks.  This is only my first issue but I am sure that there will be many patterns that I will be adding to my to do list!

Photo Source.
I am hooked on this magazine.  (Get it?  "Hooked"?)  I currently view this magazine on my laptop.  While it works just fine this way, I could certainly see how it would be an easier read on a tablet.  They have an iPad app, but I don't have an iPad.  If I get the chance later I will try it out on my daughter's Kindle.  (And I'll let you know what I think!)

Have you seen this magazine before?  Did you like it?   

Happily Hooked is giving one lucky reader a one year subscription to this awesome crochet magazine!

Details and Important Information: This is not a physical magazine -- it is a web based magazine that can be viewed on a web capable device. You must be 18+ and a US resident to enter. Void where prohibited. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be drawn.  The Philosopher's Wife and Eye Love Knots are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Did you see the awesome sunburst tutorial shared by Little Crochet last week?  She has great pictures and instructions.  I want to make a blanket out of lots of these little squares!  I've been planning on making granny square afghan soon, I might have just found my pattern.

Time to party!
What have you created with yarn?  It could be something you crocheted, knitted, or anything that used yarn.  It can be a new project or an old one.  (I would appreciate it though if it had not been linked up to a previous Yarn Fanatic Party.)  I can't wait to see what you've created!

The only rule is that everything you link to must be family friendly.

I would appreciate it very much if you:
  • Add my Yarn Fanatic Party button to your post or party page.
  • The Philosopher's Wife
  • Follow The Philosopher's Wife and Eye Love Knots.
  • Check out some of the other yarn goodies people have finished.
  • Leave comments here, there, and everywhere.  (Please, take a moment to visit at least one other blog and leave a comment.  Personally I do a little happy dance every time I have a new comment -- and I bet that I'm not alone.  I try very hard to comment on everyone's posts . . . eventually.)  
Also, by linking up you are giving me permission to use your photo if you get featured.


  1. Hi, Rachel, thanks for another Yarn Fanatic Party - I love seeing all the fresh, new patterns everyone is submitting! Have a wonderful day!
    Jenny from

  2. Thank you so much for featuring me! Looking forward to seeing all this week's new links :)

  3. I like to get patterns on Ravelry and Etsy!

  4. I hope you don't mind that I posted projects that are not finished. My post tells why, and I wanted to be part of the party.

  5. My favorite pattern source has always been whatever pops up on google.

  6. Love Ravelry, but also enjoy several Facebook crochet groups. Thanks for the fun :)

  7. Raverly is a neat place for me to visit for crochet patterns.


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