Free Crochet Pattern – Baby Alpaca Blanket with Blanket Stitch

I became a great grandmother, and I finished this Baby Alpaca Blanket with Blanket Stitch, the very same day. Wasn’t that good timing!  It’s to be a gift for Lillianna Skie, the newest member of our family! This picture was taken on day of our little Lillianna’s life here on this earth, taken in the … Read more

Paca Paints Ribbed Alpaca Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

I use this Ribbed Alpaca Scarf pattern over and over with all weights of yarn, from laceweight to bulky.  It’s a very easy one row scarf, suitable for beginners.  This simple and free crochet pattern uses chain stitch and half double crochet stitches, and includes crocheting in the back loop of each single crochet stitch. … Read more

Yardage Requirements for Suri Rug Yarn Projects

I’ve been having Rug Yarn made from our Suri seconds.  Morning Star Fiber Mill in Apple Creek, Ohio does a nice job with this.  Some I’ve had blended with a similar grade of wool to help the suri hold together and prevent shedding.  The last batch of suri was a little longer length.  In fact … Read more

Free Crochet Pattern – Granny Square Fingerless Gloves

Granny squares are a great way to use up yarn in your stash. Grannies are simple and versatile with lots of different motifs available, and there are many creative ways to use these colorful squares. This pattern for Granny Square Fingerless Gloves, designed by Clare Webb from the Truly Crochet website, is as simple as … Read more

Free Crochet Pattern – Fantail Alpaca Fingerless Gloves

This was a fun pattern that I didn’t get bored with because it was a combination of two different stitch patterns,  rounds of double crochet for the wrists and then fantail shell stitch pattern for the hands.  It is called Fantail Stitch Fingerless Gloves by Hooked by Robin.  She even has done a YouTube video … Read more

Free Crochet Pattern – Waved Arm Warmers

The Waved Arm Warmers FREE crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon is a lovely pattern for our Astral yarn.  Simple, but elegant.  It is a one size fits most pattern that is adaptable to thicker yarns using a bigger crochet hook, if desired.  The Astral yarn is a DK weight yarn and suits this pattern … Read more

Free Crochet Pattern – Klaziena Alpaca Shawl

This luxuriously lacy triangular shawl is crocheted with a fingering weight yarn called  Mariquita Yarn from The Alpaca Yarn Company.  This yarn is 50% baby alpaca and 50% tencel.  It has a subtle shine and beautiful drape which makes it a great choice for this shawl with alternating lace work and solid bands of stitching. … Read more

Crochet Pattern – Faroese Shawl

This wonderful triangular shawl called Faroese Shawl is a traditional design by Cheri McEwen from the Faroe Islands.  Ever heard of this place?  Eighteen mountainous islands form an archipelago that are located half way between Scotland and Iceland in the Northeast Atlantic.  Looks like a beautiful spot, and an interesting fact, it is home to puffins … who knew!  Be sure to click the link for a delightful video.  Anyway, a Faroese shawl is a traditional piece of clothing from the Faroe Islands with the distinguishing feature of these shawls being the lovely center back gusset shaping.

The pattern designer crocheted the shawl in a solid color and it is very pretty (click the link above).   I opted to use two different types of Dk weight yarn and three different colors, in shades of blues and grays and purples.   I happen to really like this color combination, but whether a solid color, or mixing and matching, you can’t go wrong either way!

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