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February update

This past week has been amazing – the response to my succulents has been phenomenal (e.g. well over 600 pins on Pinterest; mentions on Craft, Neatorama and Cheezburger).

succulent collections crochet patterns by planetjune

I hoped all my hard work designing these would pay off, but I didn’t expect them to outsell half my existing pattern catalogue within a week…

It’s Groundhog Day!

crocheted amigurumi groundhog by planetjune

“He comes out. He looks around. He wrinkles up his little nose. He sees his shadow…”

crocheted amigurumi groundhog by planetjune

…and that means we’re in for, what, 6 more weeks of baking hot summer? As (probably) the only groundhog in Africa, my little buddy is justifiably confused! (Note: that scrubby patch he’s sitting on is all that remains of my lawn…)

Happy Groundhog Day, everyone! I’m hoping we’ll have time to watch the movie tonight…

Review and Win contest

January’s ‘Review and Win’ winner is Linda U, with her Emperor Penguin Family review:

emperor penguin family crochet patterns by planetjune

These patterns are a perfect combination, not only as a beautiful penguin family, but also for practicing colour changes. I recommend you start with the baby penguin, since it is only 2 colours to work with, then continue with the adult.

Congrats Linda – I’ll email you to find out which pattern you’d like as your prize 🙂

To be entered into this month’s draw for a free pattern of your choice, just write a review of any product in my shop – thank you!

February CALs

Get all lovey-dovey with crocheted hearts and flowers in the Valentine’s Crochet-Along, with my free (donationware) heart and rose patterns:

Valentine's CAL at PlanetJune

And/or come and work on your succulent garden together with everyone else and join the Plant-Along! We worked out that between the 8 cactus and 8 succulent patterns, there are 1820 possible combinations of “4 different plants in 1 pot” – I wonder how many of those we’ll see in the CAL?

Plant-Along CAL at PlanetJune

I hope you’ll join us…


  1. Sandy G. said

    June, your succulents are lovely, just exquisite! Won’t you tell us some time how you learned all you know about crocheting?

    • June said

      Thank you, Sandy! That’s a great idea, and it’d fit nicely with a post I’ve been planning to write about the first project I ever crocheted – I’ll combine the two!

  2. Kateryn said

    Your confused groundhog made my day, June. Thanks for that! 😀
    Manitoba Merv – a plush groundhog, close cousin of your groundhog, I suspect – did NOT see his shadow. It was so foggy yesterday in Winnipeg, nobody could see anything!

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