6.22.2017

Long and Short Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

I'm excited to be sharing with you my newest free crochet pattern! I've named it the Long and Short Scarf and shared a little bit about my thoughts on the Scheepjes Secret Garden yarn* here


Long and Short Scarf free crochet pattern using Scheepjes Secret Garden yarn

As I mentioned in the previous post, I named it this because it is worked in short rows--but is a long scarf that is whimsical and versatile to wear.

6.15.2017

Long and Short Scarf Reveal

Popping in today to share with you my new design made with Scheepjes Secret Garden yarn


Short and Long Scarf -- free crochet pattern using Scheepjes Secret Garden yarn by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I'm calling it the Long and Short Scarf--mostly because it is a long scarf made with short rows. If you've never tried your "hook" at short rows or slip stitch crochet--this is your chance to learn a new skill. It's super easy--and although it grows a tad slower than a taller stitch, gives you a fabulously textured and stretchy fabric. 

6.10.2017

The Washburn Blanket is Yummy

It's an exciting day in my Felted Button world since I'm releasing one of my most favorite recent designs! I'm tickled with it for so many reasons--but as usual, it has oodles of color, lots of texture and is reversible. Yep. My favorite things about a blanket design. Introducing the Washburn Blanket--named after the candy of the same nme.

Washburn Blanket crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

Washburn Blanket crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

And would you look at how beautifully flat the border lays--without blocking!


6.08.2017

Working with my Secret Garden

Last week I shared with you a review of a lovely yarn with which I've been working--Scheepjes Secret Garden*. You can read that post and my thoughts about the yarn here. In short--I loooove it!!

Today I'm popping in to share with you a few little peeks at my work-in-progress. 

Scheepjes Secret Garden WIP--free crochet pattern to come by Felted Button

6.03.2017

Colorful Crochet Book Review and Giveaway

I'm absolutely thrilled to be a participant in a blog tour for a dear friend and talented designer's new book. When Marianne Dekkers-Roos of maRRose -- Colorful Crochet & Crafts invited me to participate I emphatically replied, "YES!!" See, I've been following her work on Instagram (@marretjeroos) for a while now and let's just say...she's incredible, and I'm in awe!! (Bonus: She's one of the nicest, most genuine, people I have ever met. And, yes, we met on my last jaunt to The Netherlands--a day I'll always remember.)


Marianne Dekkers-Roos of maRRose-ccc -- Colorful Crochet Book Review and Giveaway

And now she has a BOOK! I bounced and tried to stay busy with other projects until it arrived in the mail. Let me honestly say, it met my expectations for an explosion of color and creativity.

So, I immediately began thumbing through the pages of the lovely book and was off to rummage through my yarn stash to get started with some projects in the book. 

So let me tell you a bit about the book...

5.31.2017

I've Got a Secret Garden -- Yarn from Scheepjes

Last December I received some new yarn from Scheepjes called Secret Garden*. Wanna see some gorgeousness?

Scheepjes Secret Garden Yarn -- Silk Blend

During Blogger Days, Scheepjes was kind enough to gift us with some beautiful gifts for Sinterklaas. One of the amazing things I received was some of the new solid colors of Secret Garden yarn. 

5.25.2017

Caramel Whirl Blanket -- Free Crochet Pattern

Today I'm really excited to be sharing my newest free crochet pattern with you! You might remember hearing me talk about the new Scheepjes Whirl yarn* here, or maybe you saw my progress on my latest project with it here, or even saw the final reveal here.


Scheepjes Caramel Whirl Blanket -- free crochet pattern from Susan Carlson of Felted Button

5.18.2017

Caramel Whirl Blanket Reveal

Recently, I've shared my thoughts about the terrific Scheepjes Whirl* yarn lately (here) and teased you with a little sneak peek of what I was making. Today is the day where you get to see the sweet little creation I made with my single cake. I suggested that my design was small. It's a small blanket. Here's why...

See, when my daughter was little I was unfortunate enough to have her fall in love with a HUGE and thick crib blanket. Don't get me wrong. It was beautiful and matched her nursery. She named it Fluffy. But...she wanted to take it everywhere--literally, everywhere. It didn't stay beautiful for long. That blanket circled the globe, went to every restaurant, shopping trip, and sleepover at Grandma's. It even went with her to college. On all of our excursions, there was simply no way to stuff it in a bag or suitcase. Oh, how I wished Fluffy was smaller! Like--this Whirl blanket. If only. It would have been such a better blanket with which to create a life-long bond!


Caramel Whirl Blanket free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

You might be thinking that one cake isn't enough--and it may not be if you are wanting a larger blanket--but, remember...Fluffy. I wanted something lightweight, small, lovey-sized. You know, the kind you can take while on-the-go, drape over a little one in a carrier or tuck into a diaper bag. This is that blanket.

It measures 31in (79cm) square so is just enough to cover a little one, but with it's drape and breathability--it's perfect for carrying around by a toddler or little one.

Caramel Whirl Blanket free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

If you're thinking about a larger one, however, the pattern will be easily adaptable to add more repeated rounds. And by starting one cake from the inside-like I did with this one--and one from the outside, you could maintain the beautiful color gradient.

I've got more Whirl on order for 2 more designs I have in mind. I honestly can't wait to get my hooks into it. If you want to drool over all of the amazing colors available, you can see them at Wool Warehouse here* or Deramore's here*--they both ship internationally from the UK. You may also find it at Lovecrochet which ships from the US here*. Remember, each cake has a whopping 1,000m/220g. And there is no other color changing yarn like it out there with the subtle changes of color. I'm smitten.

Watch for the pattern next week! In the meantime--crochet, think joyful thoughts, enjoy each day and feel peaceful.

| On the Board | -- Show respect to all and hatred to none.  ~~Dale G. Renlund
Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

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5.13.2017

Haarlem Wrap Crochet Pattern

I'm so excited to be sharing my newest crochet design with you! I've named it Haarlem Wrap (explanation for the name coming). Wanna see it?

Haarlem Wrap crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button



I've just released the pattern for this and you can find it in my Ravelry shop here or my Etsy shop here. There are also lots of details about the size of the wrap, skill level, yarn requirements and other details in the listings there.

Here's the story of how my Haarlem Wrap came to be.

5.11.2017

Whirling Along

Last week I let you in on my Scheepjes Whirl* project. You can read more on my thoughts about this yarn here.

I have decided to make a "portable" little design with a single cake of this scrumptious stuff. Here's a little peek at my work-in-progress:

Scheepjes Whirl Yarn -- Crochet WIP by Felted Button


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