Category Archives: Free Pattern Friday

Free Pattern Friday – Color Pooling Argyle Scarf

It’s Free Pattern Friday Part Two!

Pooling Colors Scarf in Uptown Worsted Spirit Stripes

More crochet goodness!  This is the Color Pooling Argyle Scarf in Uptown Worsted Spirit Stripes.

Pooling Colors Scarf closeupSpirit Stripes is dyed in team colors, so you can craft a piece for game day that will show everyone who you’re rooting for.  Alice Gossette and Kat Koeller came up with this ingenious technique of using half double crochet and clever color placement to get the yarn to pool just so.  The result: argyle diamonds!

Who do you root for?  Frankly, I always hope for a nailbiter that goes into overtime – as long as I’ve brought my yarn along.

Free Pattern Friday – Rambling Crochet Cowl

It’s Free Pattern Friday!

Rambling Cowl in Classic Shades Frenzy

Today, we share the Rambling Crochet Cowl.  Just two balls of bulky Classic Shades Frenzy on a 6.5mm hook means that this works up in a flash.  We love the texture that the double crochet clusters provide, and the way the cowl looks wrapped up snug or hanging freely.

Rambling Cowl in Classic Shades Frenzy unwrapped

We’re really feeling the crochet love today, so let’s make it a two-fer.  Check back in later today for another free pattern!

Free Pattern Friday – Umbrella Dress

It’s Free Pattern Friday!

If last week we were snowed in, this week Mother Nature has decided to showcase everything else.  Sunny and 70 degrees yesterday, strong gusts of wind last night, and now a real gullywasher of a rainstorm.

Fortunately, we’re crafters.  We know what to do when we’re stuck inside.  Today we’re thumbing our nose at the nasty weather with the Umbrella Dress in Classic Shades.

Umbrella Dress_ClassicShades

The dress is knit in panels – four for the front, four for the back, and two for each sleeve.  The collar is knit separately in the round.  It’s all stitched together and voila!  A colorful dress to chase away the rainy day blues.

Free Pattern Friday – Cross the Night Sky Vest

Cross the Night Sky Vest - detail

It’s Free Pattern Friday, and we have a new design in Poems!

Cross the Night Sky Vest in Poems FacebookThe Cross the Night Sky Vest by Sandy Huff is worked in one piece from side to side, with stitches picked up for the arms, hem, and neck. The garter stitch tie that threads neatly through the crossed stitches is a nice accent.

Side to side construction creates flattering vertical stripes in self-shading Poems 100% wool – a great use of variegated yarn.

 

Free Pattern Friday – Little Bird

It’s Free Pattern Friday!

You know, I love show season, don’t get me wrong. Stitches, TNNA, VKLive, they’re all great opportunities to show our stuff and to reconnect with other knitters and crocheters. But man, do they take a lot of work! I guess this is my way of saying I apologize for missing the last couple of Free Pattern Friday posts. Now that show season has waned a bit, things should get back to normal here. To make up for it, let’s do two free patterns for baby today!

Little Dreamer Pullover

First, the Little Dreamer Pullover. It’s a charming baby sweater knit from the bottom up. The raglan sleeves are easy, and anybody who has ever tried to dress a baby will appreciate a v-neck that slips easily over a little squirmer’s head. The slipped stitches in solid Little Bird (344yds/100g) give a lot of interest along the stripes where the color changes. It’s an easy technique that looks great – one of our favorite tricks. We’ll bet this would look great in Little Bird Multi (284yds/100g), too!

Little Bird Lace Sampler Baby BlanketNext up, the Lace Sampler Baby Blanket by Amy Gunderson. Knitted in the round from the center out, it combines several different lace patterns into a lacy heirloom. This design is also in Little Bird solids. Little Bird is a soft and smooth 100% acrylic yarn that is machine washable. It’s a great choice for a project you want to stand the test of time.

How about you? What’s your favorite kind of knit or crochet for baby?