Monday, August 20, 2012

Giveaway Winners!

Thank you all for participating in my 500 Fan Giveaway!  I had a blast, and I hope you enjoyed reading more about these awesome designers.   And for those of you who just discovered their shops, go ahead and pick out a pattern or two and buy!  Support home businesses, and receive amazing patterns in return.

Here is the list of winners:

Winners of (1) pattern from Two Girls:
     Elise Walton
     Stacy Blass
     Beth Williamson
     Kathy McCabe

Winners of (1) pattern from Mamachee:
     Noelia Melina
     Carrie Ann Palermo
     Deana Howerton
     Beckey Chisholm

Winners of (1) pattern from Holland Designs:
     Sylvia Keyt
     Sue Kelly McCullion
     Hanni Mitelman
     Angie Christians

Winners, please contact the designer via their Facebook page, and let them know which pattern you would like.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Injenuity's 500 Fan Giveaway!

The Injenuity Facebook page reached its first big milestone this week.  It hit 500 fans!  To celebrate, I'm hosting a giveaway with three wonderful vendors whom you all know and love: Two Girls Patterns, Mamachee and Holland Designs! Let's get this thing started!  

Find out more about our lovely sponsors, and then enter to win 1 of each of their patterns!

Our first sponsors are Kris and Lorin from Two Girls Patterns.

"Hi, We are Kris and Lorin. We are sisters that love to design crochet patterns. We went looking for a few designs one day and couldn't find them anywhere, so we thought it would be fun to design a few and see if someone else was looking for them too. To our surprise people liked them! Hip Hip Hooray! We hope you like them too. :o) "

Enter to win (1) Two Girls Pattern (4 winners will be chosen, each receiving 1 pattern.
You can earn a total of 4 entries!)

Our next sponsor is Tara from Mamachee. 

"My name is Tara Murray...the Alaskan, the mother, the teacher, the wife, the crocheter, the sugar lover.....I'm terrible at writing bios so I'll try and cut the fat and just say...I stumbled upon my love for designing 4 years ago. I eventually decided to name my shop, Mamachee which is the wrong spelling of the German song Mamatschi sang by Heintje. My mom used to play a lot of German music when I was growing up and I loved this song. I've really enjoyed designing and don't plan on stopping. Crocheting rocks...knitting rocks too....but crocheting might be better." 

Enter to win (1) Mamachee Pattern (4 winners will be chosen, each receiving 1 pattern.
You can earn a total of 4 entries!)

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Our third and final sponsor is Lisa from Holland Designs

"I first learned to crochet at age 5 and it has been my favorite hobby now for the past 30 years. I began to design “officially” in my early 20s when I had a few afghan patterns published in various crochet magazines. Holland Designs began in July, 2008, soon after the birth of my 1st daughter, Holland. She and her 2 little sisters, Madison & Adelaide, inspire and model many of my designs. I take most of my own photos and have really discovered a love of “crochet photography”."

Website:     Etsy:      Facebook:     Ravelry:     Sign up for Lisa's newsletter here:

Enter to win (1) Holland Designs Pattern (4 winners will be chosen, each receiving 1 pattern.  
You can earn a total of 4 entries!)

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Friday, June 1, 2012

From Sewn to Crocheted: Driver's Caps

When I think 'classic hat', I think 'driver's cap'.  Sure, they're in style now, but the driver's cap has been around for centuries.  The resurgence of its popularity made me think, 'how can I crochet a driver's cap'?  True, there are many crochet patterns on the market for this very thing, but I wanted something different.  Something that stays true to the shaping and attributes of its sewn counterpart, while incorporating crochet methods.

Well, after months (and months) of  playing around with the idea, crocheting, then frogging and restarting, to nearly strangling myself in the mass of tweed yarn, I have finally published my driver's cap pattern!  I am so thrilled with how it turned out and it's super simple to make. 

Here are some sewn Driver's Caps (Aka Flat Caps, Golf Caps, Scally Caps):


 Driver's cap 

 And here is my Crocheted version:

You can download the pattern in Adult sizes here: 

And in Child sizes here:

It's free to sign up for, and the patterns are an instant downloads!  Win-Win!  If you'd rather, you can find the patterns in my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

Thanks to S. H. Young Photography for these gorgeous shots!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Crochet-Along: Seamus Scally Cap (Win 3 Patterns!)

I thought it would be fun to do a Crochet-Along, and since Father's Day is coming up, why not make Scally Cap's for the men in our lives while competing for a prize; 3 crochet patterns!  I've never ran a Crochet-Along before, but there's a first time for everything!

Here's how it'll work:

The Crochet-Along will run from Thursday May 31st, to Friday June 15th.  During this period, you can create, embellish and  photograph your creation(s).  Post the photo of your Scally Cap to my Facebook Page.  On the 16th I will select the top Entries. I'll be judging based on Creativity, Quality, Presentation and your photo's Popularity. (You don't have to be a photographer, but make sure that your photo showcases your hat's beauty).  I'd also love to see matching accessories!  On June 16th, once I pick the top 3 entries, we'll go into the voting stage.  Details on that when we near the 16th.  And, the winner will receive 3 crochet patterns from my collection!
Before we begin, you'll need the Seamus Scally Cap Pattern which can be found here: Child Sizes. Adult Sizes.  You can use the Adult pattern, the Child pattern, or both (the only condition is you'll need to showcase both hats in the same photo).  

 Let the crocheting commence! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Learning the Language

If you love/like/want-to-learn-how to crochet, then you're in the right place.  This is my new blog, "Crochet Speak".   I'm a crochet designer who wants to "teach the language" of crochet.  From the most basic of stitches to the most complex.  Whether you've crocheted my designs or haven't, you are more than welcome here!

Photo and Video tutorials are forthcoming.  For now, here's my first video "The Adjustable Ring Method".  If you have crocheted any of my hat designs, you are aware that I use this technique in most of those patterns.  I recommend it 100% for a beautiful start to any project worked in the round.  Check it out: