Inspiration

Paid -> Free = FUN!

Hi, y’all! Today in the spirit of the Autumn Refresh, I wanted to tell you about three of my older patterns that I browsed through and decided to convert to freebies. Yay!

Ravelry pattern links

Autumn Refresh is all about pressing pause on new content and going through your existing body of work to see what needs a freshening or if anything can be “reused, reduced, or recycled.” I find that I am constantly dreaming up new content and just having a “set it and forget it” mentality for my previous works. Along the way I’m finding it important to make a habit of cultivating existing content for the folks who are just stumbling upon CypressTextiles.net for the first time.

Okay, so let’s jump right into it, shall we?

The three patterns I’ve converted to freebies are:

Gumball

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Gumball No. 15
Gumball No. 7
Gumball No. 19

Gumball holds a special place in my heart as the first pattern I ever wrote. I always tell the story, but after I made my first Gumball, a crafter commented on Instagram asking me if I had a pattern available. This was on a Friday. I replied, “Oh yes! I do – I’ll email you.” And I got to work writing the pattern over the weekend, and emailed her on Sunday. And so it all began!

Now you can make a gumball blanket of your own with this very versatile free pattern. The circles are set off by a lovely twist PLT join, and everything is framed by a simple border that’s just perfect for adding any Edging of your choice.

[Suggested yarn: KnitPicks Brava Sport – Browse or see my full review]

Check out a few more that you lovely lot have made. I enjoy seeing the variations!

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By Ravelry user: AMS4242
By Ravelry user HaleyH3llbilly
By Ravelry user QueenofStyle

Head here to see all of the Gumballs I’ve made over the years at my FO Gallery.

Four Square

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Four Square No. 10
Four Square No. 7
Four Square No. 1

The following image of Four Square No. 1 (shown above) really gained momentum, compared to the other projects I had going on at the time. I remember being super embarrassed though as this iPhone 3 blurry, bad lighting photo was not the one I wanted to be getting attention…

It was then that I learned you never really know what photo will be picked up by a social media wave, so it’s best to make sure they’re all somewhat decent! Haha


You can make your very own Four Square using all pastel colors, or jewel tones, or just mix it up with remnants like I’ve done!

[Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Colour Crafter – browse or see my full review.]

Wildflower

First edition:

Wildflower – my first version

Second edition:

Island Wildflower – lovingly made and photographed by the talented Teresa Davis

You can enjoy the varying stitches in this blanket pattern, and maybe learn a thing or two along the way. This is definitely a favorite of mine!

[Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed – browse or see my full review]

Look at the lovelies that y’all have made – all photos from Instagram.

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Eeeeep! Looking through the #WildflowerBlanket hashtag has me wanting to make another one. And as it just so happens, Wildflower is my YouTube Tutorial video focus this month for the Autumn Refresh! I’ll be taking the pattern step by step and making video for each part: Motif, joining, triangle filler, and border.

I hope y’all enjoyed this walk down memory lane, and the patterns I’ve converted to freebies! If you post on social media, be sure to tag me – #CypressTextiles so I can see your gorgeous works ❤️❤️

Happy crafting!

Rachele C.

3 thoughts on “Paid -> Free = FUN!”

  1. Oh darn I’d already purchased all three before ( and still have yet to make one for lack of time). They are 3 of my favorites to look at and think when the heck are you going to just start.

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