Annie’s Hook & Needle Club- Kit 1 part 2

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Let me start by saying I have good news and bad news. First the good news, this week I have finished my Infinity Scarf. When I first received my kit I was more excited about the Ruffled Scarf, but after making both of them I actually ended up liking the Infinity Scarf more. Just goes to show, life is full of surprises.

Like the Ruffled Scarf, this one was an “easy skill pattern”. The stitches are dc (Double Crochet, ch (The Chain Stitch), fpdc and bpdc (Front and Back Post Double Crochet). I love doing fpdc and bpdc, they are so much fun.   This pattern was enjoyable and it was done in one afternoon; around five hours. I will warn you though when you have completed round 1 and the pattern reads (being careful not to twist piece, join) Pay close attention to this. If the piece does get twisted the scarf will not turn out very good. Consider yourself forewarned.

Now the bad news, I wanted to make a matching hat to go with the Infinity Scarf. Really loved the yarn; but when I went to my local yarn stores I had trouble matching the yarn so I decided to write the company.

My Email:

I received my first needle and hook club. The Scarves pattern (HNK903S)
I really like pattern and enjoyed doing the scarfs but you did not tell us the name brand of the yarn. All you said was soft white (sport) weight and bulky (chunky) weight boucle yarn.

I would very like to make a matching hat for one of the scarves could you please tell me the exact name of the yarn so I can buy some more. I tried matching it in our stores; but our choices in my area are limited. If you could please send me the required information I would be very grateful.

Thank you

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Annie’s Email:

Dear Pamela,

Thank you for your email. The yarn included in our kits are chosen
exclusively and usually from yarn sources like Australia and because of
thier softness and look are not sold on our web site.

You can check our website for a yarn similar below:

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Thank you,

Customer Service

Although they have similar yarns, I will not be able to reproduce this one, major disappointment. I hope this will not be the case with all the kits. Time will tell.

All and all though I am pleased with my Kit from the club and am looking forward to my next kit which should be mail on February 22; if they are mail one month apart.  The only disappointing thing for me was the fact that I could not replace the yarn.  For the fact I am rating this kit an eight.

On a side note: since I found the hat pattern on the internet I have inclued the link for the pattern.

What are some of your favorite stitches to work?  Would love to hear from you.

But for now, I have one kit sent, finished and am eagerly awaiting to see what the future kits will bring.  Until next time, keep those hooks flying.


About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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5 Responses to Annie’s Hook & Needle Club- Kit 1 part 2

  1. Sandie says:

    I ran into the same problem with the yarns though sometimes it is a “real” yarn from a known manufacturer. You got more information than I did. I was just told the skeins are made specifically for the kits and they didn’t know what brand they were.

  2. I was really disappointed when I found out I could not duplicate the scarf. It was a beautiful yarn and so easy to work with. I was wanting to make a matching hat. Although, I am excited about hearing from someone else who is in the same club. Are you still in it and how far along are you? So far I like the club – the shipping and handling makes it a little more then I like to spend but I am in it for other reasons than getting a good value — to push me to do projects I would otherwise just overlook.

  3. Sorry I did not know who you were - – I know you by your blog – You do beautiful work.

  4. Sandie says:

    That was my thought as well – new projects to challenge. However, I returned one kit and another I used the yarn for another project so it’s not working out as I thought it would. LOL For those projects I did do, I enjoyed them. For a pattern which can be used again, and the yarn, I think it’s a good deal. If it’s a pattern I won’t use then $25 is a lot for a couple skeins of yarn, but generally I’ve found it a good experience. I particularly like that you change the frequency of the shipments and I’ve stretched them out a bit more.

  5. I never thought of it that way, if I calculate the pattern, the yarn and the gas to go to the store (gas in my area is almost $4.00 a gallon and the nearest store to buy yarn is 20 minutest away) It would be a good value. I guess it is all how you look at things. I have decided no matter what my kit is, to do it. (Although time could change my mind) But I like your suggestion on your blog about starting a gift box for the crochet items I would not personally use. I have already placed an empty tote in my closet.

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