It’s Free Pattern Friday!
Today’s Free Pattern Friday is the crocheted Day Trip Tote in Good Earth. Can’t you feel yourself relaxing just looking at it? I can’t decide – should I take it down to the beach, or sling it over a shoulder and bring it to the farmer’s market?
Good Earth is a cotton/linen blend that’s perfect for cool and breezy projects. Available in solids and multis, it’s a popular choice for crochet, as in the Southwest Suns shawl at right from our Contrarian Shawls e-book. Works great in knits too – the free pattern Lakeside Tee is in my queue.
We love this yarn. In fact, we’re adding a new member to the Good Earth Family – Good Earth Adorn uses a spray-dyeing technique to give it interesting color without pooling.
We hope your weekend is filled with relaxation, and plenty of time to enjoy whatever craft you choose.
Today’s Sunday Swatch is in Poems Socks.
You’ll have to forgive the beat-up appearance of the ball. This one’s been in my personal stash for a while, pressed into service for testing out quite a few stitch patterns. Today it’s being used in the Crocus Scarf originally from Interweave Crochet Magazine, Spring 2007. I’m happy to see that they’ve re-published it and it’s now free with registration on the Crochet Me site. I’m always up for a good free pattern.
I used it here in a lengthwise scarf to show the advantage of Poems Socks’ gradual color shifts over long distances. It’s easy to achieve sweeping bands of color organically without having to change yarns. And since there are 459 yards per ball of Poems Socks, I’m done with the scarf (minus blocking) and still have half a ball left. It’s a pretty pattern – maybe I should just keep going and see how far one ball can go!
It’s Free Pattern Friday Part Two!
More crochet goodness! This is the Color Pooling Argyle Scarf in Uptown Worsted Spirit Stripes.
Spirit 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.
It’s Free Pattern Friday!
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.
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!
It’s a Free Pattern Friday two-fer!
First, there’s the Painted Wings Shawlette. It takes less than one skein of Infusion Handpaints (291yds/100g), our sport weight variegated yarn that’s proving popular for socks and accessories. The dropped stitches really let you make the most of your yarn. At the end, work the edging at the same time you cast off!
Next, the Flowering Herb Scarf in Fibra Natura Llamalini (109yds/50g). Llamalini is a yarn that has made its way into the stashes of quite a few Universal Yarn employees! The heathering gives a great deal of depth to a wide variety of designs. This lacy crochet scarf is just the thing to show it off.