Hello lovely people of the crochet world. Today I am going to spend some time explaining the details about the Lovestruck afghan blocks collection. You see, with the majority of my communications currently on Facebook, I tend to forget that I have a blog where I may squawk as much as I want and easily reference the information later. Two things Facebook isn’t great for.
The Lovestruck collection is my first attempt at providing patterns that pack a wallop in their versatility. I have a hard time following instructions. I don’t even really think of them as instructions. They’re suggestions in my mind. If you follow them you’ll get exactly the product offered, but I don’t necessarily want the exact product offered. Sometimes I want to mix things up. And that’s exactly what I want you to do with the blocks in this collection. Mix them up. Here’s how.
Imagine 12 different 9 inch squares. Each square comes with additional, optional rounds to make it a 12 inch square. But here’s the catch:
All of the additional rounds are interchangeable among Lovestruck 9 inch squares. That gives you 144 possible combinations for 12 inch squares in one collection.
Wait, I’m not done! (Do I sound like a used car salesman yet?)
The additional rounds can also function as borders for any square or rectangle with an appropriate stitch count per side and instructions are included for doing so. And, I promise in the future we’ll delve deeper into tricks and tips on how to get the right stitch count per side on squares and rectangles. So, please, stay tuned for that.
Each pattern will also include a color placement sheet and photos and photo tutorials as necessary to explain the trickier rounds and stitches.
The patterns will be released in couples with a few weeks in between releases. The first couple has already been released.
Price & Promotion Details
Each pattern will be sold individually on Ravelry.com for $2.49 each. But! Upon the release of each couple, a promotional coupon code will be issued to get both squares for the price of one for an entire week after the release. You will need to add both patterns to your shopping basket and then add the coupon code. But, if you happen to check out before adding the second pattern to your shopping basket, just go back and add it and the code. The code will still work and you should get the second pattern for free. Please message me if you have any problems (facebook will usually get you the fastest response). I stay on high alert during a promotion so that I can help anyone who has trouble with the coupons.
A couple questions I’ve been asked a lot recently are: “Can I get the previous couples at a discount too?” and “Will there be a discount for buying all the couples at once?” I’ll explain how I’ve structured this and why, by starting at the end. When all 12 patterns are published I will offer them as a bundle on Ravelry for $24.90 – that is the cost of 10 patterns.
By doing it this way, I’m making sure that best deal possible can be had right now rather than by waiting. So… if you’ve been following since the beginning of the collection you’ll have had a chance to get all 12 patterns for the price of 6. If you’ve been following since couple 2, you’ll have had a chance to get all 12 patterns for the price of 7. If you’ve been following since couple three it will be all 12 for the price of 8, and so on. But, by the time all 12 patterns are published, those who are still new to the collection will have the option to buy them all at once for the discounted price, which will be equal to the deal had by those who’ve been around since couple 5.
Wow, this gets complicated. But I hope you can appreciate what I’m trying to do. I hate missing a sale, but I hate buying something and then seeing it on sale a couple weeks later even more. So I’m trying to avoid doing that to you. That’s not to say these patterns will never ever be on sale again. But I do plan to keep them on the special and more exclusive list.
The best place to stay up to date with the new releases and coupon codes is by following my blog here, or liking Every Trick on the Hook on Facebook. Make sure if you decide to follow me on Facebook to select the “get notifications” or “see first” options.
And yes, I reserve the right to change the price of the patterns or the terms of the promotion at any time without notice. Though, I sincerely hope there is no reason to bother doing that.
Now, I know you’re wondering: When will the next couple be released? And I’ve left the timeline up in the air for two reasons. 1. To keep you on your toes. 2. Because my personal life is super crazy right now and I can barely keep up.
Ideally, I would love to release two patterns every two weeks and get this wrapped up before Christmastime, but for now, and just until something in my life gives, we’re going to shoot for a couple every month.
That’s all for now. I hope you’re excited, with your hook in hand, and color palettes at the ready.
Please, please, please, ask me questions in the comments or on Facebook or Ravelry! If I’ve left anything out I’ll edit this post with the information so we can reference it later as the couples are released.