All posts tagged: Color

Yarn time is play time.

Today I did some stash diving! I’m brainstorming for this month’s Relaxghan and I want to pick a nice bright palette of Scheepjes | Catona. I’m also thinking of mixing in some Catona Denim since it has a tonal quality that will mix things up. Advertisements

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Relaxghans Ebook: Six free stash-buster crochet blanket patterns designed with peace in mind

In January, I decided to create a series of blanket patterns that were designed with an air of peacefulness and tranquility. Patterns that you can work on whenever you like, without stressing over any element. I’ve been saying lately: Crochet is meant to de-stress you, not re-stress you. The high strung and tightly wound among you will undoubtedly want to meticulously plan layouts, bypass stash to buy fresh new yarn, or frustratedly obsess over every pattern quirk. This includes me. I am not a laid back person, and I’m as tightly wound as they come, but I’m trying to get better at relaxing. While constant tension does play a factor in CypressTextiles upward motion and in my own personal continuous improvement (pressure makes diamonds, or what-have-you), I’ve recently begun to appreciate letting the light in a bit more. Maybe you also need to let some light in? Join me as I release a new free blanket pattern on the last day of every month from February to July. (Yes! The first pattern releases tomorrow, Feb …

Dutch Rose: The hygge is strong with this one

Major update: I’ve decided to turn this piece into a full on CAL – read more here! ••• I do my best work in the early morning. It’s when I’m thinking clearly, there’s peace and quiet, a cup of coffee, and me and my graph paper. A few days ago, I finished a huge project and I wanted to have some “play time.” Scheepjes | Stone Washed was calling me, but what would I make? A granny square starting to form in front of me, but I frogged it… nope. Not a granny square, but something just as comforting to me, if not more so. A hexagon.

Callie Crochet Blanket Pattern

Callie Pattern: Ravelry | Craftsy | Etsy | LoveKnitting Info: Alternate way to whip st join, instead of using the tails: YouTube Tutorial – Click here! Notions: US Size 3.25mm hook, Tapestry needle for weaving ends Gauge: Motif measures about 6.5in at widest point Measurements: Finished piece measures about 70x58in, and is easily resized by using larger gauge yarn and hook, or by making more motifs. Yarn Scheepjes “Cotton 8” (aff) (100% Cotton; 50g/170m) Color x No. of balls Yarn A: 665 Light Blue Green x 3 Yarn B: 723 Sea Green x 3 Yarn C: 508 Soft Yellow x 3 Yarn D: 722 Ochre x 4 Yarn E: 671 Rust x 3 Yarn F: 717 Bordeaux x 3 Yarn G: 657 Dark Brown x 3 Yarn H: 659 Light Brown x 4 Yarn I: 656 Beige x 4 Calliope or simply “Callie” was born from an idea I had in August 2017 to make a floral hexagon with thin petals and an ornate texture. At that time I was working with my Fresh Earth …

Crochet Pattern: Hundred Chain Scarf – Our Tribe Yarn

Well, guys, what can I say? I’m a part of the neatest thing since sliced bread – grabbing the baton from Miss Neriss on this Scheepjes Blogger blog hop – (Thank you, Nerissa!!), and it’s now my turn to introduce Our Tribe yarn. [Related Link: Browse this yarn*!] Look at that pile of loveliness and tell me you don’t want to just reach out and squeeze a skein. A few months ago, Scheepjes reached out to me and asked me for six colors that I thought faded well with one another. I was quite puzzled but I replied with a set of colors which have always been in my heart and often make an appearance in my projects (Trellis and Chevron, Desert Bloom, Moon Landing, and many more). These salient shades included a nice turquoise, a mint green, and an olive green, among others. The navy blue, coral, and deeper teal colors I chose are all hinted at in my yarn skein, but the real superstar is the mint and olive combo. I was actually …

Can I re-learn how to knit?? Plus my new WIP..

Before I jump into this fun story, go take a look at my new Yarn Shop page! That’s right, I’m working to open up my own yarn shop stocking Scheepjes Yarns for US customers. For now, you can get your hands on exclusive yarn&pattern kits – go check it out – I’ll wait here. ——————————— You back? Okay let’s settle in, where was I? Ah yes… once upon a time, I was a knitter. Surprised?? I actually started out my fiber arts journey as a knitter when I was in college. It wasn’t a whole lot different from now, as I was knitting every day with no end in sight, even sometimes cutting class to knit (sorry mom!). Knit and crochet were in the beginnings of making their comeback and us gals would meet at a cafe on campus and stitch the afternoon away. I made a ton of camis, sweaters, and cardigans, and I even made a blanket! Well, the beginnings of a blanket lol… These mitered squares were found at the bottom of …

Cozy Flowers – Crochet Blanket FO

Hello, y’all! I’m pleased to show off a finished object today despite the fact that I’ve had an extremely busy week. Sometimes you just know if you don’t finish a certain project, you’ll pull your hair out, am I right? So I stayed extra focused and plowed through! And now I present Cozy Flowers: Free Pattern Here! Color palette – Sweet-Fire – so named for the sugary pastels that give way to those burning oranges. Scheepjes | Catona and Sweet Treat held together throughout – I’ll list numbers on the free pattern when i release it! Shop Catona*, and Sweet Treat* Yarns – it looks awesome when you hold these Yarns together. If you zoom in on the pics you can see the neat texture it creates. Plus I used a size 5.5mm hook – so it works up fast. Here’s a shot of Cozy Flowers in progress – with the Continuous JAYG Granny St for Hexagons (YouTube Tutorial) and color palette just shining away (I know you can tell I️ introduced a bright yellow …