D.C. Yarn

I spent a week in D.C. for work a few weeks ago.  I made sure to find a local yarn shop to visit one evening, which resulted in this WIP (more on this later).

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The LYS I chose to visit was a cozy little loft located North of Dupot Circle, called Looped Yarn Works.  If it was located back home in Kansas City, I’d love to take my crocheting  and some coffee, and hang out on their couch stitching on a quiet afternoon.

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I picked up this cute little lapel pin… PIN

…and this AMAZING yarn!  It is a Heavy Fingering Weight yarn called, get this, Melted Suri.  It is 65% Baby Suri Alpaca, 25% SW Merino, and 10% Silk.  It is absolutely heavenly.  You just want to snuggle it right up to your cheek.  The hand-painted colorway is called Beach Shells.

So back to my WIP… I decide on a cowl for this super soft yarn, and went with the Arcade Stitch.  I worked it up in the round, which went very well with this yarn – you cannot tell where the joins are at all with its web-like texture.  I will finish it up and get a pattern ready for testing!

I’ll leave you today with this fun crocheting picture, which is in the stairwell on the way up to Looped Yarn Works’s shop.  Have a great week!

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September 9, 2019 · 9:45 am

Summer Fun Water Balloons!

Most of my content consists of crochet patterns for fellow fiber artists. However, for a short time this summer, I am accepting orders for these awesome fun reusable water balloons!

No more filling balloons. No more latex litter in your yard. Just dunk them in some water (like a sponge!), throw them at your friends, and SPLAT!  Then, just dunk them again! Use them over and over again!
(Just like regular water balloons, please don’t throw these at your friends’ faces.)

Fellow crocheters, there are several patterns out there if you wish to make your own. Just Google or check on Pinterest. Please do not use my images though.

8 Balloons + a bucket for those local to me costs $20.
For those not local (Kansas City) I will be glad to drop the bucket, and instead ship just the balloons via first class mail to the continental US for the $20. I accept Cash, PayPal, and Venmo.

Please message me on Facebook Here or email me to order!Baloons Watermarked

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Black Friday Sale – 2018!

Visit my Ravelry store for 25% OFF all patterns through Monday, November 26, 2018! No coupon required, discount taken at checkout!Black Friday

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Midnight Waves Winter Cowl

The Midnight Waves Winter Cowl is designed specifically for use with the new Caron X Pantone yarn. This lovely, squishy, merino wool blend is presented in a unique braid of five different colored links. This pattern calls for two of these multicolored skeins, plus one of many solid color skeins available. Select a solid color that matches one of the links in your multicolored skein and you have a perfectly designed colorway for this project! Get the pattern on Ravelry Here!

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Midnight Waves Winter Cowl

Crochet pattern now available in my Ravelry shop Here!Picture_20181022_195239462.jpg

The Midnight Waves Winter Cowl measures approximately 44 inches wide, and 18.5 inches tall.  Instructions include optional placement of a button if desired.

This pattern was designed specifically for use with three skeins of the brand new Caron X Pantone yarn by Yarnspirations (available at Michael’s) – a “collaboration between color experts at Caron and Pantone …”

The Caron X Pantone yarn is a lovely, squishy, merino wool blend, presented in a unique braid of five different colored links.  This pattern calls for two of these multicolored skeins, plus one of many solid color skeins available.  Select a solid color that matches one of the links in your multi colored skein and you have a perfectly designed colorway for this project!

I can’t wait to see all the different colorways you all make with this pattern!  Check in with me on Facebook, and in my Facebook Community for updates, and a Facebook Live event later this week to share more about the pattern!

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Midnight Waves Winter Cowl

I will be releasing this new pattern on Sunday!Picture_20181022_195239462.jpg

The Midnight Waves Winter Cowl/Shawlette measures approximately 44 inches wide, and 18.5 inches tall.  Instructions include optional placement of a button if desired.

This pattern was designed specifically for use with three skeins of the brand new Caron X Pantone yarn by Yarnspirations (available at Michael’s) – a “collaboration between color experts at Caron and Pantone …”

The Caron X Pantone yarn is a lovely, squishy, merino wool blend, presented in a unique braid of five different colored links.  This pattern calls for two of these multicolored skeins, plus one of many solid color skeins available.  Select a solid color that matches one of the links in your multi colored skein and you have a perfectly designed colorway for this project!

I can’t wait to see all the different colorways you all make with this pattern!  Check in with me on Facebook, and in my Facebook Community for updates, and a Sunday Facebook Live to introduce and release the pattern!  See you then!

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Creeping Granny Square Pattern

WatermarkJoin us over on the Stitched In Love Crocheting Community Facebook Group for our first Crochet-a-Long!  We’ll be making my Creeping Granny Square, and I can’t wait to see how many different variations everyone comes up with, the joining methods you use, and what you end up making with all your motifs!

If you prefer to add the pattern to your Ravelry library, you can find it Here!

Or you can just Download the PDF.

Pattern:

Difficulty: Intermediate
Finished Size: 7” x 7”
Required Materials:
• Yarn – Two colors worsted weight yarn
• Hook – Size H (5.0 mm)

Stitch Guide:

Long Double Crochet (ldc): YO, working over the stitch indicated, insert hook in top of next stitch two rows below, pull up a loop even with hook, YO and pull through two loops on hook, twice.

Body:

Round 1: With color A, ch 3, join with sl st to form a loop (or magic loop), ch 2, 2 dc in lp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) 3 times, join with sl st.

Round 2: Ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, *dc in each dc across to next corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc) in corner, repeat from * twice, join with sl st in beg ch 2.

Round 3: Ch 2, *dc in each dc across to corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner, repeat from * three times, dc in each dc to beg ch 2, join with sl st in beg ch 2. Finish off.

Round 4: Join color B with sl st in any corner, ch 2, (dc, ch2, 2 dc) in same sp, *(dc in next 2 dc, ldc over next dc) 3 times, dc in last 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner, repeat from *twice, (dc in next 2 dc, ldc over next dc,) 3 times, dc in last 2 dc, join with sl in beg ch 2. Finish off.

Round 5: Join color A with sl st in any corner, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *(dc in next 2 dc, ldc over next dc) 4 times, dc in last three dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner, repeat from *twice, (dc in next 2 dc, ldc over next dc) 4 times, dc in last 3 dc, join with sl in beg ch 2. Finish off.

Round 6: Join color B with sl st in any corner, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp, *dc in next 3 dc, (ldc over next dc, dc in next 2 dc) 4 times, ldc over next dc, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner, repeat from * twice, dc in next 3 dc, (ldc over next dc, dc in next 2 dc) 4 times, ldc over next dc, dc in next 3 dc, join with sl in beg ch 2. Finish off.

Weave all yarn ends.  Wash according to yarn label and block.

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