Free Crochet Pattern – Squish Cowl

I love this pattern by Tamara Kelly that she calls her Squish Cowl.  She uses a special stitch called Split Bullion Stitch that involves yarning over six times which creates lots of gorgeous texture and squishiness! Tamara’s pattern is FREE and can be found on her blog that she calls Moogly, by clicking here. I chose our … Read more

Free Knitting Pattern – Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf

This Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf is a pattern I like to use when teaching people how to knit.  This pattern is from the Purl Soho website.  I have adapted the pattern to use with our bulky Snuggle Yarn from the Alpaca Yarn Company, and big needles, so fewer stitches are needed when casting on than what is written in the original pattern.

Hand-Knit Ribbed Snuggle Scarf

Consisting of knits and purls, the mistake rib stitch is a great beginner stitch.  Super easy to remember, the stitch pattern is just a one row repeat, perfect for enjoyable knitting that you don’t have to think much about.  The mistake rib stitch produces a lofty,  squishy fabric and though it may look complicated, it’s surprisingly easy to knit!

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Free Crochet Pattern – Stormy Weather Cowl

I liked this cowl pattern so much that I made three of them!  I did use three different color combinations, not sure which one I like the best.  The pattern is called Stormy Weather Cowl by Tamara Kelly.  It works up very fast with our bulky Snuggle yarn and a big hook.  The colors I used for the one below are Winter Sky and Pine Tree.

Stormy Weather Cowl - Snuggle Yarn

Love the zig zag design that is accomplished by going two rows down to create the stitch, a little tricky, but no big deal once you figure out where to put your hook!

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Free Knitting Pattern – Seed Stitch Knit Scarf

Seed stitch, also known as moss stitch, is a basic texture stitch. It is made up of alternating knit and purl stitches.

Seed Stitch Knit Scarf

The fabric is firm, does not curl, and looks the same on both sides. It is ideal for small knits, scarves, cowls, mittens, gloves, and knits up into super cute baby items!   This is a stitch you will want to learn!

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Free Crochet Pattern – Bulky Ribbed Scarf

 I use this pattern by Prague Loop over and over.  It is easy, mindless and quick, especially with a bulky yarn and a large hook.  Any yarn could be used and any size hook.  My favorite yarn to use with this pattern is our Snuggle Yarn which is available in many pretty colors, solid and handpainted.  This scarf is worked lengthwise, back and forth in rows, and gauge is not important.  Super easy one row scarf, very suitable for beginners.

Ribbed Crochet Scarf

The color of the Snuggle Yarn pictured above is called Seafoam.

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FREE Crochet Pattern – Basic Chunky Cowl

Super easy, quick too, with our Snuggle yarn and a large crochet hook!  For this cowl, I used Plethora of Pinks colorway. HOOK US Size 9.0 mm (M/N) Hook MATERIALS 2 skeins of Snuggle yarn (took about 137 yards) PATTERN NOTES Roughly 48 inches around and 8 inches wide, depending on how loosely or tightly you crochet. DIRECTIONS  Make a Slip … Read more

FREE Knit and Crochet Patterns – Go Green!

In the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day I’ve made a few items out of the colorway Group of Greens – Snuggle Yarn by The Alpaca Yarn Company. There are two FREE patterns, one a crochet pattern and the other a knit pattern.

Free Crochet Pattern – Color Block Scarf

Okay Ohio State fans, here’s an easy project to crochet!  It doesn’t get much more basic than this, and the pattern is free!  Click Beginner’s Easy Single Crochet Scarf Free Pattern.  If you click on the link, Sandi Marshall has written a full explanation of the instructions for each row. If you are a beginner following … Read more

Free Crochet Pattern – Fingerless Mittens

I love our Snuggle Yarn!  Being a bulky yarn, it works up so quickly!  Being a blend of  55% alpaca, 30% wool, and 15% acrylic it is much less expensive than many other alpaca yarns.  Fingerless Mittens can be knit or crocheted easily in an evening or two.  Keep your hands warm in cold weather, … Read more