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.
Erin Gates of Lizzy Knits reached out to me and wondered if we might do some collaborating … so we did! She sent me some of her wonderful knitting patterns, and I sent her some of our alpaca yarn. We both agreed to promote each other and Erin has quite a following, so that is super exciting, and I am happy to team up with another small business owner! The first pattern I knit was Erin’s Tidal Beanie. I used our bulky weight Snuggle Yarn in the color Tan Heather, one skein will do it. I am very new to knitting cables and must say I’m a little less awkward than I was at first. I love the dimension and texture that cables add to a project. Of course, an Alpaca Pom Pom was the finishing touch!
This knit hat is called Darn Knit Cable Hat and the design is by Aimee Pelletier. Aimee’s grandmother taught her to knit when she was a young girl. She put her knitting away for many years, and then according to Aimee, her Nan conned her into it again! She now owns her own yarn shop in Stillwater, Minnesota called Darn Knit Anyway. To see more of Aimee’s projects on Ravelry, click here.
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 crochet pattern that I really liked, used a different yarn than what the pattern called for, tweaked it a little, and I’m quite happy with the results. I love the texture that is created with a combination of front and back crossed double crochet stitches. Sound hard? Not really, once you understand the stitch and get going with it. The pattern is worked lengthwise so this scarf can be made whatever length and width you’d like. For a longer scarf start with more foundation chain stitches, and for a shorter scarf use less. For a wider scarf add more rows in the pattern repeat.
Enjoy my collection of crochet patterns, none of them mine, but rather my favorites by other talented designers. Each pattern calls for bulky weight yarn and would be perfect for our Snuggle Yarn. This yarn is currently available in many solid colors, as well as a handful of hand-dyed tonal multi-colors that coordinate with one or more of the solid colors. Snuggle is a wonderful lofty alpaca blend yarn that feels light and has an incredibly soft hand.
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There’s so many things that can be made by knitting and crocheting…the possibilities are endless! If you’re bored of hats, scarves, blankets etc., here are a few unique things you can make! There are great patterns for unique gifts, decorations, or just a new accessory for yourself!
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.
Tis the season to be crocheting up some Elf Slippers! This super cute crochet pattern was designed by KJ Hay and calls for a bulky weight yarn and and a US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook. It is written for sizes XS to XL. I’m thinking the perfect yarn would be our Snuggle bulky weight alpaca … Read more
This is a simple crochet pattern for fingerless mitts using our Snuggle Yarn. The color pictured is called Knot of Naturals. All but the foundation row uses half double crochets, with four different rows crocheted in the black loop only, creating texture in this simple design. These fingerless mitts work up quickly in this bulky alpaca blend yarn.