All posts tagged: stone washed

Free Granny Square Crochet Pattern: 4 Floral Motifs

Did you make the Vibrant Vintage Blanket Crochet Along Blanket? Are you making a granny square sampler blanket? Here are 4 free crochet motifs to download!

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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.

A Wildflower grows…

I am so excited to share this pattern update with you all! My popular Wildflower Blanket is getting a makeover! I promised myself that in 2017 I would begin updating all of my patterns, starting first with the most popular ones from my Ravelry Store. So now I present Wildflower! It’s a work in progress as the lovely Tester Tribe member, Teresa Davis is busy testing the pattern and has provided all of the beautiful photographs for this post, and for this I am ever so grateful ❤️ She is also the lucky one playing with all the that Scheepjes Stone Washed color!  Find Stone Washed at LoveKnitting* (US), WoolWarehouse* (UK), and KnottyHouse* (CA), and other Scheepjes retailers. I can’t wait to show you more photos, but for now you’ll have to wait for the blanket to block until I can show off the FO Reveal 🙂 If you haven’t seen this piece before, I suggest you head over to the Wildflower Ravelry Pattern and check it out. These circles are about to be transformed …

Yarn Arrives for a Fresh Wildflower 

Find Stonewashed at LoveKnitting* (US), WoolWarehouse* (UK), and KnottyHouse* (CA), and other Scheepjes retailers. Trust me, you can put 10 random colors in your shopping cart and it’ll make a smashing palette. Remember the time I had the biggest pile of yarn on my breakfast nook table? Let me show you just in case… Well I started pulling random sets out of this pile, and I fell in love with this fresh, vibrant palette. I like it because it goes through a sort of tropical rainbow range of colors. I tried to keep it fresh while still adding in some more muted colors like the olive greens to keep it grounded. But I couldn’t decide… 12 colors? 14? 16? The beautiful thing about this yarn is the wide color range available. Check out my review of this yarn for lots more info! I finally decided on 12 colors and here is the final palette. More than a little in love with this one! Nice and bold, without too many pastels. I like how these colors …

Gemma Blanket Pattern

My fast and furious week-long Gemma journey has its own blog post! But now it’s done, and I’m truly proud of the result. It was an utter joy to work with the new and favorite colors of Scheepjes – Stone Washed XL, and the original Stone Washed. See my review of these yarns and where to find them near you!  Yarns you’ll need for this 30x40in blanket: Stone Washed XL – 1 ball each: 842 (Smokey Quartz)  858 (Lilac Quartz) 876 (Tourmaline) 851 (Deep Amethyst) 853 (Amazonite) 849 (Yellow Jasper) 861 (Pink Quartzite) 850 (Garnet) 841 (Moon Stone) x 2 balls Stone Washed  801 (Moon Stone) x 2 balls What you’ll find in the Gemma Crochet Blanket Pattern:  Easy-to-follow, 9-page instructions Continuous flat braid join Experienve working with bulky and DK yarn in the same piece Fun “Little Charms” border  Coloring pages with additional layout options Stone Washed color palette inspiration All colors of Stone Washed are named after gemstones and minerals. Meant to be!! Check out the cute edging close up. Where to find Gemma: Gemma is …

Introducing: Gemma! 

Coming tomorrow: the Gemma crochet blanket pattern! (Update! Now here!) With jewel motifs made in Scheepjes – Stone Washed XL, and continuous flat braid join plus sweet surprise border in original Stone Washed, this piece will have you zooming through your next gifty make in less than a week’s time.  A peek at me planning my join! When I plan out a joining method, I don’t cut the yarn. So yarn noodles abound! And check out my review of these yarns including where to buy.  Coincidentally, all Stone Washed yarn colors are named after gems. In this blanket, I used Smokey Quartz, Deep Amethyst, and Tourmaline, among others. Not to mention Garnet, my birthstone!  AND, this blanket is being made for a bouncing baby named Emma. Emma – Gemma?? Eh?? I knoooowwwww lol it was all meant to be. The planets are aligned for this one.  Coming along – this really is a fast make. The Motifs go by so fast in chunky yarn, and the dainty DK weight yarn FBJ takes it over the top. YAY!! All …

Stone Washed & Stone Washed XL 

I recently received a shipment of yarn from Scheepjes Yarns, and I cannot stop brainstorming projects with this giant stash of Stone Washed and Stone Washed XL. Scheepjes was generous enough to provide one in every color. I made some yarn pegs to play palette mixer later, and then got to work designing. I truly love this yarn! Find Stonewashed and its XL buddy at LoveKnitting* (US), WoolWarehouse* (UK), and KnottyHouse* (CA), and other Scheepjes retailers. Trust me, you can put 10 random colors in your shopping cart and it’ll make a smashing palette. Obviously I’ve said this a hundred times, but this may be my favorite Scheepjes yarn… I’m swooning over my own photographs of it while putting together this post, and that’s saying something! If you’re wondering the difference between the original and XL versions, check out these two. They’re both the “Enstatite” color and it’s easy to see the thickness comparison. While the yarns look pretty much the same, the content is actually slightly different. Check out the ball bands on this …