Temperature Snake CAL update!
PlanetJune Blog
by June
2w ago
With the first week of the Temperature Snake CAL behind us, I’m absolutely thrilled with how well it’s going so far: We have over 500 participants, with more joining every day. Crocheted snakes are being made in at least 26 countries, across every continent (except Antarctica). The lowest temperature mentioned so far was -27°C/-17°F, in Russia. The highest temperature mentioned so far was 33°C/91°F, in Mexico. I think it’s safe to say that Temperature Snake is truly a global phenomenon! Here’s a sampling of the week 1 snake pics that have been shared in the Discord and Ravelry groups so far ..read more
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Temperature Snake CAL starts soon!
PlanetJune Blog
by June
1M ago
There are just 4 days remaining until the 2023 Temperature Snake CAL begins in earnest on January 1st – have you picked up the Temperature Snake crochet pattern yet? If not, now’s the perfect time: you’ll need a little time to plan your colours and buy your yarn! Note: If you’re reading this after January 1st, it’s definitely not too late to join in: you can look up any temperatures you missed online, and it’s easy to catch up on a couple of weeks of stripes in a single crochet session. Please do come and join the fun! We’ve had lots of planning going on in both PlanetJune groups (on Ravelry ..read more
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Giant Crocheted Christmas Tree
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by June
1M ago
Would you like to see something amazing? Loooook what I made!! My giant crocheted Christmas Tree is 108cm (42.5″) tall! Everything you see here is made from a PlanetJune Christmas-themed crochet pattern – including the tree! – so this truly is a PlanetJune Christmas Tree. There’s quite a story to how I brought this project to life – I really didn’t know if it was going to work, and had some setbacks along the way – so please settle in and I’ll share the whole adventure with you now… For my giant tree, I decided to use the Narrow Tree from my Christmas Trees 2 pattern, so it could be impressive ..read more
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Review: ARTDOT diamond painting accessories
PlanetJune Blog
by June
1M ago
Before we begin: ARTDOT provided these products to me for review, and set up an affiliate account for me, but I’m not being compensated for this review, and, as always, my opinions are my own! Do you take time off over the holidays to relax and decompress? I love to stay home and do jigsaw puzzles or relaxing crafts while the TV plays in the background. One of the crafts I’m still enjoying is diamond painting (see my posts from last year), and when ARTDOT approached me about a collaboration, I saw that some of their products looked like they’d be really useful, so I’ve been testing them out in ..read more
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Snake Collection crochet pattern & Temperature Snake CAL
PlanetJune Blog
by June
1M ago
Guess what? It’s time! The Temperature Snake CAL is now ready to launch, as well as my brand new Snake Collection pattern, and if you buy both the CAL pattern and the Snake Collection pattern together, you’ll get a special bundle deal! For the CAL details, see my Temperature Snake CAL blog post, and for links to both patterns and the bundle, go to the end of this post! About the Snake Collection crochet pattern My new Snake Collection pattern includes 4 different snake designs with markings loosely based on real-life non-venomous snakes: Unmarked (single colour) e.g. Green Snake, Black Snake ..read more
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New Ultimate Stripes for Amigurumi [video tutorial]
PlanetJune Blog
by June
1M ago
No time to read this post? Jump straight to the new Ultimate Stripes for Amigurumi tutorial! >> In 2012, I first presented the two amigurumi ‘Perfect Stripes’ techniques I’d developed (the Invisible Join and No-Cut Join), and they were vastly superior to any of the other techniques that existed at the time. But now, a decade later, it’s time to revisit my recommendations – can I improve on ‘perfect’? I believe I can! I’ve spent a lot of time making amigurumi stripes this year – while working on the samples for my upcoming Snake Collection and Temperature Snake patterns (both coming next ..read more
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Announcing the 2023 Temperature Snake CAL
PlanetJune Blog
by June
2M ago
I’m so excited to reveal the year-long 2023 crochetalong that I’ve been planning for over a year now! Click here to be notified as soon as this CAL is ready for signups… You’ve probably heard of temperature blankets or scarves, where you crochet or knit one row per day to represent the temperature that day. The Temperature Snake is an amigurumi-style riff on that concept! After crocheting the amigurumi-style head for your snake, its body will progress throughout the year, with one stripe per day representing the maximum temperature of that day. Choose Your Own Adventure I’ll show you how to ..read more
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Christmas Trees Set 2 crochet pattern
PlanetJune Blog
by June
2M ago
My 2009 Christmas Trees pattern has been a bestseller for years, but this year I decided I wanted to design a more realistic crocheted conifer that you can mix-and-match with my classic bobble trees in a display, or use alone. And here’s what I came up with: Christmas Trees Set 2! For this collection, I’ve designed trees with three different styles (Narrow, Standard and Wide) so you can choose your favourite shape and make multiples of the same type of tree, or create a display with lots of variety in shape, size and colour, like mine. I love how detailed and realistic the foliage looks on th ..read more
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Everyday Crochet and the Reindeer Games CAL
PlanetJune Blog
by June
3M ago
It’s book launch day! Today is the day that my new book, Everyday Crochet, is released – so exciting! Thanks to your preorders, Everyday Crochet had been rising up the ranks in the amazon crochet category, and now it’s (temporarily) out of stock on amazon! ? So that’s an unexpected blow, but I hope it’ll climb higher once they restock, and as the preorderers start to leave reviews after they receive their copies. I’ve asked my publisher what’s going on with the amazon availability, and I’ll update this post if I get any more info. If you haven’t bought Everyday Crochet yet, you can read about ..read more
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Author-Signed Bookplates (& Flash Crochet Tool Sale)
PlanetJune Blog
by June
3M ago
Only 4 days to go until my new book, Everyday Crochet, launches! There’s no way I can sell signed copies of this book (the shipping costs would be far too high – it’s almost 300 pages and weighs 2lb/900g!), so please order it directly from amazon or your local bookstore. But, if you’d like me to sign your book for you, I’ve commissioned a professionally printed high quality bookplate sticker with easy-peel backing, perfectly sized at 2×4″ (~5x10cm) to fit in the empty space on the first page of any of my books. Each bookplate sticker will be signed personally to you by me, June Gilbank, so y ..read more
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