Month: June 2017

Hearthside Blanket Free Pattern

Find Hearthside free blanket pattern – a bohemian dream! – on Ravelry, Craftsy, and LoveKnitting.com (soon!) Hearthside is a cozy, colorful piece that will put a smile on your face every time you snuggle underneath. No hearth required, but it will definitely enhance the coze factor. Made in Scheepjes Secret Garden, this blanket is as delightful to make as it is to wrap up in. Have fun using all of the solid colors and three coordinating multis for two classic squares, a lovely texture granny square, and a beautiful bobble square. Finish it all off with a framing border that you’ll want to use for many projects to come. Check out the WIP and FO posts for Hearthside to see more glorious photos. This pattern was tested by the wonderful Kaelyn Guerin of iiirdwind, who has provided the brilliant photography for this pattern and all of the related blog posts on this site. Find Kaelyn on Etsy, Facebook, and Instagram for a beautiful scrolling experience <3 Materials Yarn: Scheepjes Secret Garden (20% Silk, 20% Cotton, 60% …

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Magic Flying Carpet Pattern

Find this pattern on Craftsy, Ravelry, and LoveKnitting (soon)!  This magic flying carpet will brighten anyone’s day! And the pattern is interesting enough that you’ll be just as happy to make it as you will to gift it.  Blanket measures 38x52in without tassels. Work in DK weight yarn and smaller hooks for a smaller blanket. Read more about this unique piece and the yarn you can use at the FO Reveal post ❤️ Enjoy this pattern you guys! I have made 35 of these during the 3-4 years that I did custom work, and each one was special. I know yours will be too!

Colorful Crochet: Finally, a blanket for ME!

When the famous Marianne Dekkers-Roos wants to send you a copy of her new book to review, you shout YES!! and wait patiently for it to arrive.  Find “Colorful Crochet” at Amazon, Target, and read more on Google Books. I love it so much and am proud to share more about it! Marianne has created some adorable projects with a range of what I call the “TV Factor.” Some projects are perfect to work on in front of the TV, and some are better worked while listening to an audiobook… I know y’all get it!! Well these book’s projects definitely have a Netflix binge sesh in their future.  Here’s my fave: the Puff Scarf ❤️❤️ If you’ve even seen one post on IG from @marretjeroos then you know color is going to play a huge part in this book – and you’d be right! The color is spectacular, but not tacky or over the top. My favorite solid color piece: the Hexagon Shawl “Ursula” – what a beauty!  And my favorite colorful design: the “Merry-Go-Round” …

Magic Carpet: A Weird Phenomenon

This post is about an awkwardly constructed magic carpet that I made one time about four years ago, which would turn out to become one of my most requested custom items…  If you guys have ever had a project that you didn’t think was that great but it got a lot of online attention, then you know what I mean.  Here is the very first “magic carpet” I ever made. (Caution, blurry iPhone 3 photo ahead)  It was actually my first Etsy sale ever! After I posted that small blanket (it was for a cat!) I got a request to make one that looked like the famous one from Aladdin. I took it as a challenge and came up with this: Fast forward to four years later, and I have made 34 of these baa-aa-a-ad boys 😂 I made a collage ordered from oldest to newest for your viewing pleasure!  It turns out the reason one might want a magic carpet can be pretty neat! One of the larger ones was made for a guy …

Rebecca Möbius Scarf Free Pattern

The Rebecca Mobius Scarf free pattern is finally here! Create this elegant striping by alternating from inside and outside of a Scheepjes Whirl cake in Blueberry Bambam, or use any of the gorgeous colorways for a totally different look. Check out my review of Scheepjes Whirl to see all the deets and where to cop. This is the perfect project if you’re trying to make something that will be appreciated by anyone. There is an alternate version without the beads to widen the wearability even more.  The scarf uses about half of the cake, so grab one and make two! You can see the dazzling effect that it makes when the yarn goes from navy blue to cream, and all the shades in between. This is blue jeans and chic stripes at its best. This is one of my favorite projects I’ve ever made, and definitely my favorite wearable. When your hipster 10 year-old likes it, you know it’s a winner… Where to find the Rebecca Mobius Scarf Find this free pattern on Ravelry, Craftsy, and LoveKnitting (soon!). Super-talented Andrea …

Hearthside Blanket: A Bohemian Beauty

Kaelyn of iiirdwind (on Etsy, Instagram, Facebook) has graciously finished her eye-catching sample blanket to test my free Hearthside pattern, and what a beauty! She has also provided all of the breathtaking photos for this post. Thank you, Kaelyn!  When Scheepjes added solid colors to their Secret Garden line, I positively had to have all of them. And what’re a bunch of solid colors missing? A bunch of variegated colors of course. More is more and less is a bore, right?!? (Shop Secret Garden: LoveKnitting (US), WoolWarehouse (UK), KnottyHouse (CA) ❤️)* You can read about my love for Secret Garden yourself, but I will say it’s like working with a special handspun yarn. Every stitch is a joy, and I cannot wait to release this free pattern to you lovely lot. It’s nearly done! For now, enjoy these gorgeous photos of Kaelyn’s Hearthside blanket.  Pre-edging My absolute favorite photo of Hearthside, ever: And lounging on the backyard fence: Here she is with the red and purple bobble edge. Totally honored to have the bohemian beauty …

Rebecca Möbius Scarf FO Reveal!

You might remember a while back I was playing around with a new cake of Scheepjes Whirl in BlueBerry Bambam, and decided to make a beaded scarf. Check out my review of Whirl for all the details! Well that scarf turned into the Rebecca Möbius Scarf, named after my 10 year-old because she ended up loving the blue colorway.  I pre-strung the beads, and worked alternating from the inside and the outside of the cake. It was surprisingly easy after my tester, Andrea Grimaldi (@ndrgrmld on Instagram) gave me a tip: pull the center end one way, and unwind the outside end toward the opposite direction. This way they never meet and won’t tangle! Brilliant! 😁 Here is my Rebecca Möbius Scarf as modeled by its namesake. The color changes of Whirl with the striping has me absolutely giddy, and the beads give it that added touch. But the beads aren’t 100% necessary and it looks awesome without them! Just ask Andrea – she tested the pattern with the Green Tea Tipple colorway without the …