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
Looking for a Spring knitting project? While cooler seasons are known to be the height of knitting and crocheting, many of us know that knitting and crochet season never really ends. With warmer temperatures, we might opt not to be covered in super bulky alpaca wool yarn, but rather enjoy lighter yarns and smaller projects. Today I wanted to share the Forget Not Mitt Knitting Kit with you, along with all the pretty color combinations available. The pictures below are from Ravelry, and all the fingerless mitts were made using this kit.
Loving texture, and interesting, unique patterns that also keep me interested while I’m making them, I was inspired by a blanket pattern. Thinking about a class to teach at the farm, for those that had taken my Learn to Crochet Class, were tired of making scarves, interested in making fingerless gloves, and ready for a … Read more
This FREE crochet pattern is called Primrose and Proper Fingerless Gloves, and it is designed by Kirsten Holloway. The pattern is an easy one. I love the feminine, lacy look of these pretty fingerless gloves! I used just one skein of our Classic Alpaca Yarn which is available in dozens of colors. I can imagine them also in a Classic Alpaca Tweed Yarn. Pure alpaca equates with very soft, wonderful to work with and feels wonderful on your hands … warm too even with the open stitch pattern in these elegant gloves!
These Ridged Wrist Warmers work up super quickly using our bulky Snuggle yarn. One of my favorite yarns for teaching, because learning something new can be challenging, and gratification that comes more quickly is sometimes the motivation we need to hang in there and get past that learning curve that we have to push through. The color I chose is called Majestic, a fitting name for this deep, beautiful shade. This yarn is a blend of 55% alpaca, 30% wool, 15% acrylic and comes in a number of great colors, as well as multi-colors.
The first round of this pattern calls for a chainless Foundation Half Double Crochet stitch. It’s a technique I really like as it creates your stitch and chain at the same time. It seems faster to me, and produces a foundation row that is sized similarly to a regular row. This method eliminates the chain altogether and makes your foundation row and the rest of the rows and stitches in your project more evenly aligned.
I ran across a knitting pattern this morning for Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts, which seems appropriate to post as I look outside after yet another snowfall! Seems like it’s been an awfully long winter in Ohio, but I’m very happy to see the sunshine peek in and out. This pattern is FREE, and written for … Read more
This was a FREE knitting pattern I picked up at JoAnn Fabrics, also available on the Lion Brand website, and Ravelry. It is an easy beginner’s pattern.
I substituted one of our Snuggle yarns for the Lion Brand Yarn that the pattern called for. Both the Snuggle Yarn and the Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn are considered Super Bulky weight at 5-6 wraps per inch.