It feels so good to be back home! We just finished decorating our house when we left for Belize. Decorating our house was one of the most fun things I’ve ever done (and I don’t think I’ll ever be done). Lately I’ve been eyeing anything gold. I don’t want to Trump my place out or anything, but I think a few gold accents scattered throughout the house really adds a pop of visual interest!
Since I find myself still in Belize, and very low on yarn, I decide that today I’d share some of my favorite crochet patterns from around the web by some other amazing designers! If you’re looking for something to dig your hooks into, check out these beautiful and creative crochet creations! Have a great weekend!
Any combo of merino & silk makes for an amazing yarn! But add ombre into the mix? I. can’t. even. right. now.
I’ve been on the lookout for some ombre yarn since last year, but for some reason I just haven’t bought any yet. This emerald green that fades to lighter and lighter shades of sea foam and mint caught my eye immediately. The only question that remains is… what should I make? I’m thinking a simple shawl that allows the yarn to take center stage. Perhaps the Sea Urchin Shawl?
As you’ve probably guessed, I’ve been going through a little bit of a cowl phase. I love how easy and quick it is to knit up a 1 skein cowl. So I may have gotten a little carried away, but here’s another one. I bought 3 50g. skeins of Karabella Margrite Bulky yarn on ebay for $18 over a year ago- and I decided it was time to stop hoarding the cashmere! Unfortunately, the yarn I used for this cowl is discontinued, but I recommend replacing it with a soft alpaca blend.
I was overthinking it- afraid to use up “the good yarn”. This cashmere blend yarn is luxurious- it doesn’t need a complicated pattern, just something elegant and simple. This textured cowl is so easy to make, and the pattern is one of the easiest to memorize that I’ve found! I was able to knit and watch TV without messing up once (which is something I’ve never been able to say.)
If you know how to knit in the round, knit, and purl, then you can make this deceptively simple cowl!
Happy Thursday! (Does anybody say that? No? Well I’m starting it.)
I’m also starting a new series here on the blog where I share things that I love. Why? Because well, sometimes I stray from writing knitting patterns and find other cool things on the internet that I want to share! Currently, I’m obsessed with gemstones and textiles.
I used to make and sell jewelry on Etsy, and I’ve got a huge stash of un-used beautiful gemstones that haven’t been touched in years. We’re talking sapphires, pearls, emeralds, rubies, and just, oh my gosh I want to make jewelry! Lately I’ve been dreaming of learning how to weave so that I could incorporate my love of fiber, and my love of gemstones. But until I get around to it, here are some of the pieces I’ve been swooning over!
PS. We’re in Belize right now planning our wedding (oh- did I mention I got engaged?!) but when I get back, I WILL be buying a loom and sharing my experiences on Instagram, so follow along- it’ll probably be hilarious.
Hey there! Are you excited to break out your chunky yarns? I know I am! That’s why I’ve decided to hold the first Arborista Cowl Knit Along! This is a fun and fast knit with a little bit of lace, and a lot of warmth.
What will you knit yours in? I can pictures this cowl in beautiful green, mustard yellow, maybe a maroon? And then there’s always the neutrals- anything looks great in a neutral!
I hope you’l join me for the Arborista Cowl KAL.
It starts today, but you can join in anytime between now (Sep. 24th) and October 14th! I’ve discounted the pattern from $6.00 to $4.00 in the pattern shop. The discount will be available until Oct. 14th for anyone who wants to join in on this KAL!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
US 10½ – 6.5 mm
Bulky / 12 ply yarn
4 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
380 – 400 yards (347 – 366 m)
And don’t forget to post your beauties here on Ravelry in the projects section!
I am so excited to share my latest pattern with you! Some of you may have seen a little preview on Instagram, and it’s finally here and ready to put on your needles! The Arborista Cowl features an alternating pattern of lacy leaves, and contrasting solid ribbing for a truly eye-catching effect.
I wanted a lace pattern, but I also wanted a break in between where I could watch TV. and knit this infinity scarf. (You see where my priorities lie!) I wanted something that captures the spirit of fall (is that too corny?) and something that is truly fashion forward and unique. I think this infinity scarf achieves all of these things- and the pattern is so much simpler that you would imagine!
Gauge: 4 sts. & 6 rows = 1″ in stockinette (though since this is an infinity scarf, gauge isn’t terribly important).
Cast on today, and don’t forget to show me your amazing projects on Ravelry! I can’t wait to see this cowl knitted up in every color! As always, if you want to re-sell anything you make from my patterns, you are 100% welcome to! Thanks for supporting an independent designer!
Happy September! Who’s ready for fall yet? I’ll admit, after a year in the Caribbean, I’m excited to break out my jeans, boots, and of course, my yarn! I knitted this infinity scarf in Belize, awaiting the day when I’d actually be able to wear it. Unfortunately, that day has not come as it is 95 degrees here in Ohio. I’m in no rush to say goodbye to the sun, but I am ready to say hello to my cowls!
This is a really simple pattern, and great for beginners. What I love most about my pattern is the yarn. The mint green and gray colorway from Nerd Girl Yarns was so amazing I bought 5 skeins so…. matching hat to come? I think so. Ok, onto the knitting!
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Wow. I’m still amazed by how much this pattern looks like cables. This was one of the most satisfying projects I’ve ever done and here’s why:
1. The pattern was easy to memorize (it’s just knits and purls!!)
2. I could knit this in front of the TV without looking at my knitting (the first time I’ve ever been able to do this)
3. I didn’t mess up once. (The first time this has ever happened.)
I’m so glad I discovered this stitch pattern on Knitting Unlimited! I can see turning this into a longer infinity scarf, fingerless gloves, maybe even a bag or pillow cover….
I think you’ll be addicted to this stitch pattern too as you knit through each row, you’ll start to see how deceptively simple it is. This cowl knitting pattern pairs nicely with a bold merlot, and your favorite binge-worthy show on Netflix.
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I’m currently working on a brand new website, full of brand new patterns, as well as an e-book! I’ve got my hands full of yarn and web designing, so it might be a little quiet on the blog for a while. These fingerless gloves should tide you over, but if you’re looking for more fun, you can always check out the patterns I have available!
Hi! I'm Margo, and I love pulling loops through other loops. I create knitting patterns, crochet patterns, and handmade apparel and accessories. I believe in slow fashion, upcycling, and living a handmade life.