Grease Crochet-A-Long: WEEK #11

Banner time! Yes folks, we’re getting to that point in our GREASE crochet-a-long where we’re starting to wind down with the banner and the last few panels–just 3 more weeks to go! We’re almost to the finish line! The inspiration for the banner comes from the show’s title. You really could not go wrong with this image. Be warned, this is likely the most difficult panel in this crochet-a-long, and if you’re just joining us, I suggest you start with another panel before jumping into this one as the color changes may have you running for the hills if this is your first panel. Just take it one row at a time and remember that this isn’t a race! :)

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By this point, you should be weaving in all your loose ends (don’t wait until the last minute to do this…you’ll thank me later for bugging you about it now) and finishing off each panel with an even SC (single crochet) border. You don’t NEED to do the single crochet border, but I HIGHLY suggest is as it makes joining your panels so much easier. Using the same color yarn as the background. My mini c2c = 2 sc in each chain 2 space + 2 sc evenly spaced out in the 3HDC + (sc + chain 2 + sc) in each corner. You can check out my blog post on this here.

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store. It’s never too late to join us!

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYGREASECAL

“She looks too pure to be pink.” –Rizzo

<3, Angela

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GREASE Crochet-A-Long: WEEK #10

We’ve got the T-Birds and we’ve got the Scorpions on our graphgan. Checkered race flags surround a record and two music notes to symbolize their big race down at Thunder Road.

This week’s panel started out like every other panel–a design was developed and planned, then executed. But then I hit a little bump in the road. More like a fork in the road. I originally planned to have WEEK #10’s panel made twice, but when I realized that the pink milkshake from Frosty Palace would work perfectly on this panel size, I knew I had to draw up a graph for it. So, this week’s regularly scheduled weekly panel release also includes BONUS #2. Stay tuned for a little extra release later on this week ;) You will need to make a total of 2 of these panels in whatever combination you like–2 checkered flags, 2 milkshakes, or 1 of each.

This scene is where the inspiration behind the pink milkshake comes from. Poor Frenchy…

WEEK #10: Record, music notes, and checkered flag…

 

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BONUS #2: Frosty Palace pink milkshake…

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store. It’s never too late to join us!

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYGREASECAL

“She looks too pure to be pink.” –Rizzo

<3, Angela

Halloween 3 Witches Graph: Hocus Pocus

“I put a spell on you, because you’re mine…”

Last weekend, the weather outside my home started to feel a bit like fall was peeking it’s head out from between the leaves of the trees in my backyard. The mornings were chilly (by my standards, 55 degrees is chilly) and the days were warm. The leaves out back have begun to change colors and fall to the ground. Besides the pumpkin spice lattes, hot apple cider, autumn leaves, and Halloween decor in the stores, Halloween movies that are starting to creep into television programming are getting me in the mood for—HALLOWEEN! And what better way to get you in the mood for Halloween than to crochet or cross stitch up your favorite witches–the Sanderson sisters from ‘Hocus Pocus!’

My Hocus Pocus “Halloween 3 Witches” graph is now available for purchase in my Etsy store!! Follow me on Instagram for an awesome Hocus Pocus themed multi-maker giveaway coming up! You will seriously want to see what’s in this giveaway! Head on over to my Etsy shop to grab your own copy of my Hocus Pocus “Halloween 3 Witches” graph!

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I am now open for CUSTOM GRAPH orders as well. The current turnaround time starts at one week depending on the level of detail required. Prices start at $8 for a custom graph that includes several sizes (for printing purposes) of colored graphs. I can also include yarn color suggestions if that is desired. To create a custom graph order of your own, message me on Etsy and we can discuss everything there!

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For more information on this Hocus Pocus graph, head on over to my Etsy store. For more information on my current GREASE CAL or to purchase your copy of my GREASE crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store. It’s never too late to join us! Once you purchase your GREASE CAL pattern, you can even come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE CAL

Don’t forget to tag me or use my #ChaosAndChopSuey hashtag when posting on social media–I love seeing what you all are doing!!

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEY

<3, Angela

I’m now on ETSY!!!

Guess what everyone? I’M ON ETSY!! That’s right, you can now purchase my patterns in both my Ravelry shop AND my Etsy store!

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My IN-PROGRESS crochet-a-longs are ONLY available on Ravelry, NOT in my Etsy shop. That’s because Ravelry makes it soooo easy for us designers to update our patterns–they even send out automated messages and emails anytime there is an update. Have no fear, my crochet-a-longs will be added to my Etsy shop as they conclude and the pattern is in it’s entirety.

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I am now open for CUSTOM GRAPH orders as well. The current turnaround time starts at one week depending on the level of detail required. Prices start at $8 for a custom graph that includes several sizes (for printing purposes) of colored graphs. I can also include yarn color suggestions if that is desired.

While you’re here, check out my most recent custom graph. This ‘Hocus Pocus’ inspired graph will be available for purchase in my Etsy store on Friday, September 15, 2017.

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GREASE Crochet-A-Long: WEEK #9

“Your story’s sad to tell…” Poor Frenchy ended up being a beauty school dropout. Now, I have a rather biased opinion when it comes to Frenchy having played the role of Frenchy in a musical on ice when I was younger, but she is my favorite character. With her colorful outfits, fun pink hair, well-timed comedic relief, and great big smile, she’s definitely my favorite character.

After accidentally dyeing her hair bright pink in tinting class one day, Frenchy wishes she had a guardian angel to tell her what to do. Frankie Avalon plays the role of her beauty school guardian angel:

Week #9: Beauty School Dropout…

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store. It’s never too late to join us!

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYGREASECAL

“She looks too pure to be pink.” –Rizzo

<3, Angela

GREASE Crochet-A-Long: BONUS #1

Who doesn’t love a villain?…er, villainess in this case. In Grease we obviously have the Scorpions playing the role of the villain, but don’t forget Cha Cha DiGregorio, the villainess who seems to put Sandy on her toes with good reason. You can’t forget the time she took over Sandy and Danny’s winning dance at the National Dance-Off, finishing the number with Danny, and claiming the title. I knew I had to include Cha Cha on this graphgan somewhere, so I’ve included her panel as the very first bonus panel.

Bonus #1: Cha Cha DiGregorio

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store. It’s never too late to join us!

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYGREASECAL

“She looks too pure to be pink.” –Rizzo

<3, Angela

GREASE Crochet-A-Long: WEEK #8

“Tell me about it…stud.” By far, one of my favorite parts of the entire Grease movie, is at the end of movie when the ‘new Sandy’ and the ‘new Danny’ meet up at the Rydell carnival. The song, “You’re the One that I Want,” is a favorite of mine with Sandy in her tight black leggings, red high heels, and cherry red lipstick, and Danny with his sleeveless black shirt (and his tossed aside letterman sweater). Dancing thru the ride at the carnival where they end up singing and shaking in the ‘Shake Shack.’

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So, with the Shake Shack lettering and Sandy’s red heel, I give you WEEK #8:

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYGREASECAL

“She looks too pure to be pink.” –Rizzo

<3, Angela

GREASE Crochet-A-Long: WEEK #7

Thank you, fans and friends and odds and ends…” And that was the start of the National Bandstand Dance-Off held at Rydell High, hosted by none other than Vince Fontaine. His smooth voice graced the airwaves about as well as his slick womanizing moves. One of my favorite parts of the Dance-Off scene (besides the actual dancing), was when Vince met Marty:

Vince: Hi, I’m Vince Fontaine, I’m judging the dance contest.
Marty: I don’t think I’m entered.
Vince: A knockout like you? What’s your name?
Marty: Marty.
Vince: Marty what?
Marty: Maraschino. You know… (suggestive) like in cherry??

Our panel this week comes from this scene:

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To get your own limited edition rockin’ Grease themed hook, you need to be a member of our CAL! Hooks are being made by Becki over at Chloe Rebecca Boutique.

For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYGREASECAL

“She looks too pure to be pink.” –Rizzo

<3, Angela

Grease Crochet-a-Long: WEEK #6

Pinks, you punks. Pink slips. Ownership papers.” We all remember the steep bet for pink slips down at Thunder Road between Kenickie and Craterface–the infamous leader of the T-Birds rival, The Scorpions. With his shiny black car covered in flames, Craterface loses his car to Danny (driving for Kenickie) down at Thunder Road.

Because of the heat throughout the movie between the Scorpions and the T-Birds, I had to include a little nod to the other bad boys.

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYGREASECAL

“She looks too pure to be pink.” –Rizzo

<3, Angela

Grease Crochet-A-Long: WEEK #5

Go Greased Lightning! Go Greased Lightning!

This week we pay tribute to our favorite car–Greased Lightning! (And yes, in case you didn’t know, it actually is Greased, not Grease. I somehow didn’t know that until this project!) With their slicked back hair and gyrating hips, the T-Birds sing their famous ‘Greased Lightning’ song:

Becki over at Chloe Rebecca Boutique crocheted this panel up using Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Metallic Red for the background. Doesn’t it make it sparkle like the paint job on the T-Birds car?

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store.

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYGREASECAL

“She looks too pure to be pink.” –Rizzo

<3, Angela