Featured Pattern Review and A Tip!
Over the holidays my hooks were full of “gifts” – these were one of my most favorite projects made! I found the cutest pattern on Ravelry from designer Heidi Yates, owner of Snappy Tots and knew I HAD to make the Snappy Slippers! This pattern has a ton of other features and variations to make your slippers in all kinds of unique ways! I have quite a collection of Snappy Tots patterns and have always been delighted with the results, and these Snappy Slippers are no exception. The patterns are always extremely well-written and very easy to follow! Speaking of following, you should take a hop on over to Heidi’s website “Snappy Tots” – chalk full of patterns and fun, fun, fun!!!
This particular pattern called for two strands of yarn worked together… now I’ve made quite a few items with patterns calling for two strands, and I would always buy two skeins — but here’s the TIP – who knew you could simply work from both ends of your skein? I read a post on Facebook where someone said they do this, and decided to try my hand at it. With a tad bit of skepticism, I pulled the center end and grabbed the outside end, working with the two strands… well it works! So all you do, as long as you’re working from a skein, is pull from the center and the outside ends, holding both strands as one in your working hand and there you go – two strands at once from one skein! This method works really well with this particular pattern, as there are color changes often in the pattern to create the colorful results! And talk about cost savings – this method saved me from overbuying on the yarn – YAY!
There’s a BONUS to this “Featured Pattern Review”! Snappy Tots is offering a coupon code to my readers for 30% off the Snappy Slippers. Please be kind and caring by refraining from sharing the code on social media – instead, invite your friends to visit this blog post to pick up their code for themselves. Check out Snappy Tot’s Facebook Page, and leave a note of thanks for her generosity! Here’s how it works to use the code on Ravelry:
- Click on the Snappy Slippers Link.
- Do not click buy now.
- Click add to cart.
- Enter the coupon code snappythanks.
- The discount will be applied and you will see the discounted price you will pay for the pattern.
- Check out.
- Download your pattern. Your pattern will also be added to your Ravelry library!
- There are no refunds for downloads, so you must make sure you follow the steps correctly to receive your generous 30% discount from Snappy Tots
*coupon expires 01/31/15 11:59 p.m. MST
All tolled, everything used to make my gifts, were a HIT! The pattern = two thumbs up! The tip = two thumbs up! The slippers being worn = four thumbs up!
I sure hope you enjoyed this Featured Pattern Review & Tip as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you! I invite you to subscribe to this website, so you don’t miss a post! Wishing you a Happy, “Snappy Slippers” kinda day ~ ♥ Wendy
Posted on January 9, 2015, in CROCHET TIP, on sale, PATTERNS, tutorial and tagged crochet, crochet pattern, CROCHET TIP, heidi yates, pattern review, Ravelry, snappy slippers, snappy tots, the hooked haberdasher, thehookedhaberdasher.com. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.