Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Slanting Shells Fingerless Gloves

I am so excited to announce the release of my newest pattern just in time for some last minute Christmas crocheting.  The pattern is available for download on Ravelry. You can find it by clicking on the photo below. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

New Design Available On Ravelry

After over 2 years (probably closer to 3) of hoarding my favorite headband design I have decided to share it with everyone. I have made HUNDREDS of them and sold lots too. Everyone always loves them. They not only fit great but look great to boot. You can find the pattern by clicking on the photo below. Enjoy everyone and happy crocheting!!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Click for Babies KAL/CAL

Hello Everyone,
I am running a crochet along/knit along in the Dragonflysoars Group on Ravelry for "Click For Babies" ( Participants are just asked to crochet or knit a baby hat that is at least 50% purple. You can take a peak at the website above for more guidelines. You can send your hats to the address that can be found at the link below or donate them to your local "Click For Babies" chapter. Be sure and take pictures of every hat you finish and post it in THIS THREAD so you have a chance at winning an awesome prize. Each hat equals one entry. You don't have to be a member of the group to enter either. So grab your hook/needles and some soft purple yarn and make a few baby hats for "Click for Babies".

A huge thank you goes out to these awesome people for their prize donations!! I really appreciate the support they are showing for something I care about so much!!

Vicki from the Dragon Fly Soars Podcast has donated two $25.00 electronic gift cards to Etsy. I am grateful not only for her donation but also because she is letting me use her podcast group to run the "Click for Babies" KAL/CAL. I appreciate her generosity and support immensely. Thank you Vicki!!

Christine Marie Chen generously donated 1 pattern from her Ravelry pattern shop. You can view/purchase her patterns HERE. She also is the hostess of the Bayareaknitter Podcast.

Heather of the BunniPhish Crafts Podcast also donated 1 lovely pattern from her shop. Her designs are so unique and well thought out. Her pattern shop can be found HERE.
Ann Templeton of LFK Stitch Markers kindly donated a beautiful set of stitch markers (I will add a photo as soon as they arrive). She has stitch markers for every taste. You can find them all HERE.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Fair Update

Here's a small update from the fair. I entered 12 items (some knit and some crochet). All items received a first place ribbon and the baby blanket received a Reserve Grand Champion which is soooooo exciting. I cannot wait to get everything home so I can hang the ribbons up in my craft room. I'm already planning next years entries. I would really love to win a Grand Champion ribbon some day.

Anyways, I will take better photos of everything tomorrow. Have a great weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

County Fair Prep

My local County Fair is coming up this next week and I am so excited/nervous. I haven't entered anything since 2009. I did quite well considering I started the shawl a couple of days before the fair and finished it minutes before it had to be dropped off.

I'm also entering a shawl this year in a similar color scheme (What can I say? I love that color combo.). It's the South Bay Shawlette by Lion Brand. I did decide to make it larger because I already have a few shawlette/scarves that I wear when it's cool out. I am SOOOOO happy with how it turned out. I hope it will do well.

I also made a baby blanket (in a matter of a few days literally). It was fun. I wanted to finish a large project so bad I just couldn't put it down. I'll be curious to see what it gets at the fair.

On top of all of the projects I've been working on for the fair (the two above are the largest) I've also been trying to get over a cold. Started out of no where early Sunday (July 26th) morning and it's still going although it's not as bad as it was. I had a fever for a full day and for a few days I could hardly get myself off of the couch. So thankful I'm past that part of it.

Well, I need to get busy on one of the last things I want to enter into the fair so I will see you guys here again in the next week or so when I will be giving you an update on my fair entries.

Happy knitting and Crocheting!!

Julee (aka CroJulee on Ravelry and Instagram)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Video Blogging!!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I plan on posting a 1-2 time a month video blog entry starting as soon as I get over what ever bug I'm working through right now. I figured it'd be a fun/quick way to get everyone caught up. It won't have a name because it's not a podcast. Just a vlog. I look forward to recording the first update. I'll post it here on my blog when it's done.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pattern Giveaway Winner Announced!!

Thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway!! I really appreciate it!! I will be doing another one soon!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

"This Way and That Way" Newborn Hat

"This Way and That Way" Newborn Hat
By Julee Fort

1 Skein Caron Simply Soft Baby
Size "G" Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle

Gauge: The first 3 rounds of the pattern should measure about 3 1/2” across. If it's a little off it's ok.

Notes: Hat should fit a slightly larger newborns head. You can go down a hook size for a smaller size. I will have additional sizes up soon.

Round 1: Ch4, Make 14 Dc in 4th Chain from Hook. Sl St in top 3rd Ch of Beg Ch 4. (15 Dc)

Round 2: Ch3, Dc in same st as Sl St, 2 Dc in each Dc around. Sl St in top of Beg Ch3. (30 Dc)

Round 3: Ch3, 2 Dc in next Dc, (Dc in next Dc, 2 Dc in next Dc) around. Sl St in top of Beg Ch3. (45 Dc)

Round 4: Ch3, (Dc, Ch2, Sc) in same St as Sl St, *Skip 2 Dc, (2 Dc, Ch2, Sc) in next Dc* 14 times total. Sl St in top of Beg Ch3, and in next Dc and Ch2 Sp. 
(15 Ch2 Spaces, 15 Sc, 30 Dc)

Round 5: Ch1, (Sc, Ch2, 2 Dc) in each Ch2 Sp around including the first Ch2 Sp that was Sl St in. Sl St in top of first Sc and in next Ch2 Sp. 
(15 Ch2 Sps, 15 Sc, 30 Dc)

Round 6: Ch3, (Dc, Ch2, Sc) in same Sp as Sl St, (2 Dc, Ch2, Sc) in each Ch2 Sp around. Sl St in top of Beg Ch3 and in next Dc and Ch2 Sp. 
(15 Ch2 Sps, 15 Sc, 30 Dc)

Rounds 7-13: Repeat rounds 5 and 6. End with Round 5.

Round 14: Ch1, (Sc, 3 Dc) in each Ch2 Sp around including the first Ch2 Sp that was Sl St in. Sl St in top of first Sc.  (15 Sc, 45 Dc)

Fasten off and weave in both ends.

If you think the hat is a little long don't worry. It can be flipped up to shorten it. It looks very cute that way as well.

Disclaimer: This pattern has not been tested yet. If you find an error please let me know.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Pattern Giveaway

I feel like doing something random today so I'd like to give away a pattern that is $6.00 or less on Ravelry (any pattern- I don't sell my designs any longer). To enter this give away you must comment with your Ravelry name so I can get a hold of you if you win. I'll choose a winner by writing names on pieces of paper and pulling one out of a hat (the old fashioned way) and I might even do it in a video. :-) The drawing will end 2 weeks from today. Please share with your friends.

**** In an attempt to get even more entries I'm changing the prize to a pattern (or patterns) that equal $10.00 or less on Ravelry.****

Thursday, January 8, 2015

All Free Crochet Top 100 Blogger

I am so excited to announce that one of my designs (Angel Wings Shawl) made it on's 2014 top 100 list. Thank you to everyone that viewed the pattern for making it possible!! All Free Crochet is an awesome website with so many great patterns and resources. I highly suggest checking them out: