Choose-Your-Own-Sale 2015

We like to show our thankfulness for our followers every year by participating in the Black Friday games, but this year we decided to do something a bit different. This year we are announcing all our deals ahead of time, so you can choose the discount you like best!

Here's what we have planned for this weekend:

Friday, November 27, 2015
All patterns (including eBooks) are Buy 1, Get 1 free in our Ravelry store.
Use coupon code BLACKFRI

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Get 30% off your entire purchase at Crochet Kitten's Bazaar.
Use coupon code SMALLBIZSAT

Sunday, November 29, 2015
Get free shipping for any purchase at Crochet Kitten's Bazaar.
(Yes, international customers may take advantage of this!)
Use coupon code FREESHIPSUN

Monday, November 30, 2015
All patterns are 50% off in our Ravelry store.
Use coupon code CYBERMON

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
We will donate all profits from sales made on Giving Tuesday to our favorite charity, The Feline Foundation of Greater Washington.
No coupon code necessary.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Enjoy your weekend.

The Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar

This year for Christmas we're having a very special crochet-along for anyone who wishes to join us. I be posting a free pattern for one Christmas ornament each day from December 1st to December 25th, and if you follow along, at the end you will have your own crochet advent calendar/ornament collection that you can use year after year.

The ornaments will complement the tradition of the Jesse tree--an idea that has been around since the Middle Ages, but to which we here at Crochet Kitten were only introduced this year. The modern idea is that each ornament represents a story in the bible leading up to the birth of Jesus. As Kathryn Vercillo points out in her book Crochet Saved My Life, crochet is one way to practice mindfulness meditation, and we thought it inspiring to meditate upon these stories as we crochet our way through the advent period. And wouldn't it also be fun to make a new one each year to give to a beloved friend or family member?

Jesse Tree Mini

The ornaments will range in difficulty from Easy to Intermediate (primarily Intermediate), and will include both three dimensional shapes and flat motifs. We will utilize a variety of crochet techniques, including amigurumi, crocodile stitch, Irish crochet, and tapestry crochet, so the final set will also be a sampler of sorts. Each ornament can be made in 1-2 hours, depending on the ornament (most will not take longer than an hour). Spoiler alert: The last ornament can also be used as a tree topper for a small tabletop tree!