2015 has been a bit of a mixed bag for me and mine and though there have been times filled with worry and heartache there has been times of happiness too. We have been lucky enough to enjoy some wonderful family holidays this year and there have been some really fun times with friends and family – I think when you have some periods of sadness it really does make you appreciate the good times a whole lot more!
I thought I’d do a little review of my crochet year in pictures…and I have some exciting offers which will hopefully start off YOUR 2016 in a good way; details of which you’ll find at the bottom of this post!
Looking back I’ve completed a lot of projects…so it doesn’t count that I still have works in progress to complete does it…over 40 items made, I didn’t actually realise it was that many until I started counting them up!
Out of all the things that I have made this year I’m most proud of my CAL blanket, not only because it’s the biggest project I’ve ever personally completed but because my gorgeous daughter loves it so much and sleeps under it every night!
This year I’ve also been busy with my pattern writing, releasing 17 new patterns into the world; 10 of which were free patterns, 2 of them I was extremely excited to have appear in Happily Hooked Magazine and 1 pattern featured in the HodgePodge Pillow Showdown!
The one pattern I am most proud of creating this year however is one I am sadly behind with writing up. My Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds pattern, which I designed for the 2015 Deramores Blog Competition, was probably one of the most challenging things I’ve had a go at creating so far! It’s definitely a case of life just getting in the way with getting it finished but it is unquestionably one of my New Years Resolutions to get it done!
I have some brand new patterns already lined up for 2016 which I can’t say too much at the moment you can be sure I’ll share my elation about them with you when I can! One of these designs of course is the 2016 CAL, which may turn out to be the 2nd most challenging thing I’ve ever designed, and which I already so excited about, from the photos that have been shared with me, about chosen yarn colours – I can’t wait to see finished results!
Finally I really wanted to celebrate another couple of other achievements…both of which have happened just recently! Over on my Facebook page I have now reached over 12,000 lovely likers and here on the blog I’ve got over 12,000 followers too! I never in my wildest dreams believed when I started my page / blog that it would ever come as far as this! And it’s all because of YOU guys out there – so I want you to help me celebrate! As it’s New Years Eve I’m offering 2,016 patterns completely FREE in my Ravelry store (use coupon code: FREE2016) and after those have gone ALL of my patterns will have a 50% discount (no code required) on them until midnight (GMT) of 1 January 2016!
Now I’m off to spend my New Years Eve, as many parents do with little ones do, with my husband, a curry, a good movie and a hook in my hand!
May your New Year be filled with health and happiness…and tons of lovely yarn!
Happy New Year!
17 thoughts on “2015 in a Nutshell | New Year Free Pattern and Discounts!”
Thank you for the lovely pattern.
Thank you very much and looking forward to the New Year congrats Looking forward to your new designs
You are very welcome x
Thank you ever so much for the complementary pattern, it is my honor to be a fan of your work, thank you for creating such happiness for me 🙂
Thank you for your kind words Sandra <3
Thank you for the Elf on a shelf pattern. Happy New Year.
You are very welcome Jackie, I do hope you will share your work when you’ve made up the pattern, I’d love to see!
I can’t get anything to download for free. 🙁
Hi Scarlett, you have to go to the checkout before you can enter the code on Ravelry 🙂
Thank you for the free pattern! I love your work, and your videos! I have been crocheting for over 40 years, but you have taught me things I wish I had known a long, long time ago!
Aww thank you for your kind words Kathy! x
HI, I have been trying to download Reindeer on a shelf but the coupon code will not link. Can you assist me? Joanna. Nyc10023 on ravelry.
Happy New Year
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Hi Joanna, you have to go to the checkout before you can enter the code on Ravelry – hope that helps! 🙂
Hi Would like to get this pattern: Nanuk the Polar Bear Lovey but it will not let me put in your code. I have tried three different browsers but still could not put in the code. Any help would be appreciated. Also, do you have a pattern for the guitar that is pictured at the top of the page? (Pictured above the CAL blanket.) Thanks for this offer and your help.
Hi Susan, you have to go to the checkout before you can enter the code on Ravelry 🙂 The guitar pattern is this one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amieggs-guitar
Happy New Year!! Your Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds pattern is Fabulous <3 !!! Thank you so much!!
Thank you for your kind words 🙂