What’s next for Once Upon This Hook?

I know I haven’t really been posting, or sharing, anything on here since If finished releasing all the charts for my Sailor Moon CAL. So what’s next for this blog? Well, for starters, I have a couple of crochet pattern round-ups I am in the process of getting together. These should up before the end of the summer.

My next project for this blog is to do some reorganizing of pages and my posts to hopefully make it easier to navigate. I anticipate that this will probably take me a little while to do because I plan on making some changes to the blog before the end of this year. What changes? I’d rather keep that to myself for now until I am closer to being ready to make this change. I will tell you the change is meant to better the blog and make things easier for me.

As far as any actual crochet (or other crafts) projects, I don’t really have anything planned for the near future. I’ve got some ideas but nothing has been decided on yet.

What crafty projects have you been working on this summer?

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Crochet Stitches Guide — Craft Schmaft

When it comes to crocheting, if you haven’t tried it before, it can appear daunting. From figuring out what needles to use, to what the heck ‘ch’ stands for and why it’s everywhere in the instructions, to which yarn to use. It can be hard at first, but starting at the top is always the…

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The Final Sailor Moon CAL squares are here!

FINALLY the end is here! Here are the final squares for my Sailor Moon CAL started last year. The final Sailor Moon CAL squares are Tuxedo Mask, Queen Serenity, and Sailor Cosmos. You only 2 out of the 3 to complete the the project so it’s crocheters choice on which 2 will be your last squares.

Thank you to everyone who has been following along with this CAL. This Sailor Moon CAL was my first time attempting a project of this kind and a real learning experience. Hope you all enjoyed what I created. I would love to see any projects using these graphs (even non-crochet ones!) and thank you, again, for being patient.

TuxedoMask

Tuxedo Mask CAL Square PDF

QueenSerenityCAL

Queen Serenity CAL Square PDF

SailorCosmosCAL

Sailor Cosmos Square PDF

 

Please, remember when posting pictures on social media to use one of the following hashtags: #sailormooncal or #outhcal.

Sailor Moon CAL Squares #8,#9, & #10: Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Pluto

We’re nearing the end of this Sailor Moon CAL project! Hope everyone participating in the project are having fun. Please share your progress with me! Here are the next 3 square graphs: Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Pluto.

SailorUranusCAL

Sailor Uranus Square #8 PDF

SailorNeptuneCAL

Sailor Neptune Square #9 PDF

SailorPlutoCAL

Sailor Pluto Square #10 PDF

 

Please, remember when posting pictures on social media to use one of the following hashtags: #sailormooncal or #outhcal.

Sailor Moon CAL Square #6 & #7: Sailor Mini-Moon & Sailor Saturn

Time for 2 new squares for the Sailor Moon CAL to be released! I had to release these two character squares together! We’re nearing the end of all the squares being released for this CAL. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to start making my blanket until much later this year (or early next year) so I won’t be able to offer many tips.

SailorMiniMoonCAL

Sailor Mini-Moon #6 PDF

 

SailorSaturnCAL

Sailor Saturn Square #7 PDF

Please, remember when posting pictures on social media to use one of the following hashtags: #sailormooncal or #outhcal.

Sailor Moon CAL Square #4 & #5: Sailor Jupiter & Sailor Venus

Hope everyone has been having a great summer! I decided to release 2 squares this time to help make up for me going such a long time before posting Sailor Mars. I still haven’t been able to actually start crocheting this for myself but I am hoping in the coming months I will. When I do I am planning on seeing about starting a Facebook group (maybe Google+ group) for everyone who wants to do with me. Thanks for all the patience everyone has shown me.

SailorJupiterCAL

Sailor Jupiter Square #4 PDF

 

SailorVenusCAL

 Sailor Venus Square #5 PDF

 

Please, remember when posting pictures on social media to use one of the following hashtags: #sailormooncal or #outhcal.

Sailor Moon CAL Square #3: Sailor Mars

Amazing how fast time flies! I had no idea 2 months has passed since I posted Sailor Mercury. My apologies for it being so long before posting another square and I am going to make my best effort to not let it happen again and I am going to try to release another square within the next couple weeks. To be honest, I just got caught up in other things that were going on.

Here is the next square to my Sailor Moon CAL!

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Sailor Mars Square #3 PDF

Please, remember when posting pictures on social media to use one of the following hashtags: #sailormooncal or #outhcal.

The Sailor Moon CAL begins…

It’s FINALLY time to start my Sailor Moon CAL. Took me longer to prep for it as anticipated due to some curve balls life has thrown me that threw me off track but I am finally ready to kick this project off.  I will be releasing 1-2 graphs per month.

Square #1: Sailor Moon

I am providing two different graphs for each square I will be releasing. The first graph is the original image (created on Kandi Patterns) I designed, which also provides information about how many squares of each color there is to help you with making sure you have plenty of yarn. I will update with specific colors as soon as I get everything together and begin on it myself within the next couple weeks. The second graph is a PDF file (link found below the graph image) that provides some directional arrows.

SailorMoonPixelCAL

Sailor Moon Square 1 PDF

Please, remember when posting pictures on social media to use one of the following hashtags: #sailormooncal or #outhcal.

Sailor Moon CAL: Joining and Finishing PLUS Sneak Peek!

The much awaited Sailor Moon CAL is just around the corner! I, as many of you are, am quite excited about this project and I am happy to finally begin it. Before it begins I wanted to answer a question that some of you might have, will we join as we go or after? Though it would be more convenient to join the squares as we go, for this particular project, after much thought and consideration, I believe joining after finishing the squares (& panels) will be the best option. I don’t want to say much about why, but once I start releasing the squares I think you will understand the decision. I haven’t decided on the exact method I will be using but I know I want to do something simple.

As far as finishing off the squares for joining them, I will be using a similar method Chaos & Chop Suey used for her Gilmore Girls squares. Click here to find out more about how to finish the squares.

Unfortunately, due to some unexpected things that have come up in my life, I will be a little behind with starting the CAL BUT I will still be releasing the squares before the end of this month. My apologies for the delay to those who are looking forward to this project.

Here is a sneak peek at the first 2 squares for the CAL:

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See you next time when the Sailor Moon CAL begins!

And remember when posting pictures on social media to use one of the following hashtags, #sailormooncal or #outhcal!