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
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
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
I found a FREE crochet pattern on Pinterest that I’ve tweaked just a little in order to use some of our Snuggle yarn by The Alpaca Yarn Company. The original pattern is by Michele Gaylor who has named her crochet business Poochie Baby.
I’m sure I’ll be making more of these as it is a very simple and quick pattern to crochet. For my first pair I used Spring Green.
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
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
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
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!
I found this pattern on the My Hobby is Crochet website. It is called Go With the Flow Super Scarf, and can be made as wide and as long as you like. For this scarf I opted for a DK weight yarn, one from our Classic Alpaca Yarn line, because well, I just wanted to make something with this yarn! I love how it turned out!
Here’s the yarn I used. It is beige, light brown, black, and grey, and is 100% alpaca, so is super soft.
Surely it will be warm weather soon, and thoughts will turn to lighter weight yarn for knitting and crochet projects. I found this pretty shawl on Ravelry, knit by Lynn Fukutani, using Mariquita Yarn, a Fingering weight yarn, which is a luxurious blend of 50% Baby Alpaca and 50% Tencel.
Mariquita yarn has a subtle shine and a beautiful drape, and is the perfect choice for this lightweight, asymmetrical shawl.