11.15.2016

Wanna Meet Me?

Other than my profile picture or my brief description on my blog or Ravelry profile, you may have no idea who is actually behind Felted Button and all of these colorful crochet patterns. Wanna "meet" me?

Recently, I've had the opportunity to be interviewed by A Little Brighter Podcast. They interview regular people like me about their hobbies and how those hobbies have impacted their lives. Well, mine certainly has impacted my life, and I share a bit about just how that has happened on the podcast.
A Little Brighter Podcast--Interview with Susan Carlson of Felted Button (Colorful Crochet Patterns)
You can listen to the full episode just by clicking here. (Nothing fancy required.)

If, after listening, you still have questions for me, feel free to stop by my Facebook page and ask away!

And you can listen to previous episodes of this fabulously fun podcast here or on iTunes.
This online crochet community has been such a beautiful thing! Thank you for being a part of it and sharing your knowledge, creativity, enthusiasm and support! 

Susan Carlson of Felted Button Colorful Crochet Patterns

10.20.2016

Another Way to Avoid the Turning Chain Hole

You may remember this post from a while ago...


3 options for avoiding those holes on dc-turns by Felted Button

In it, I show 3 ways to work turns for a dc (US terms) when working in rows that helps reduce the gap rather than working a chain 3. The 3 ideas work for me--my favorite being the third--made by stacking two sc's on top of each other. You can see all 3 methods and which one is your favorite here.

10.17.2016

Illuminations Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

I'm so excited to be sharing another free crochet blanket pattern with you! If you follow me around on Facebook or Instagram (@FeltedButton) you might have seen some peeks at it or the complete reveal last week here, but I'm happy to share the pattern with you today. Introducing...


Illuminations Blanket

Illuminations Blanket Free Crochet Pattern by Felted Button

10.10.2016

Illuminations Blanket Reveal

Remember the little sneak peek of my Scheepjes *Cotton 8 project I showed you last week here? Well, this is it in all its glory! I named it Illuminations Blanket because it it so full of light and color!

Illuminations Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I'm really tickled about how it turned out. Do you like it, too? Here are some things I particularly love about it...

10.03.2016

Eight's Great--Cotton 8, That Is!

I hope life is finding you peaceful and happy--with plenty of crochet time. I've been feeling a little chill in the air and it makes me think about making blankets. Oh, silly me, I'm always thinking about making blankets. And cotton blankets are my perfect go-to all year round because they are soft and warm but breathe well. Bonus: Easy care!

Although it has grown a tad slowly (squirrel!), I've been working away on my brilliantly colorful Scheepjes *Cotton 8 blanket. (You can read my thoughts about this soft yarn here.)

Remember this one?


Scheepjes Cotton 8 yarn used by Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

Here are some pics of a bit more progress...

Illuminations Blanket by Susan Carlson of Felted Button (WIP using Scheepjes Cotton 8 Yarn)

I actually changed up a number of colors once I got started--took away some softer pastel peachy colors and added some more purples.

Illuminations Blanket by Susan Carlson of Felted Button (WIP using Scheepjes Cotton 8 Yarn)

And finally settled on "only" 32 colors! Haha! How do you leave one out? They might feel badly, right? Plus, remember, this yarn is super affordable--good-sized 50g balls for around $2.58/ball in 48 colors. You can get your hooks on it from Wool Warehouse *here. And they ship internationally.

Illuminations Blanket by Susan Carlson of Felted Button (WIP using Scheepjes Cotton 8 yarn)


Illuminations Blanket by Susan Carlson of Felted Button (WIP using Scheepjes Cotton 8 Yarn)

Does this stitch pattern look familiar to you? It might as I've used it before here. It's just so full of texture and works up beautifully in this cotton that really defines the stitches.

Illuminations Blanket by Susan Carlson of Felted Button (WIP using Scheepjes Cotton 8 Yarn)

I recently got this fortune and though it was fitting for a color-crazed person like myself. Someone once called me a "yarntist". I like that. :)

Watch for a full reveal of this blanket next week! The border is now done and I'm preparing to photograph it. Have a color-filled and yarny week!

| On the Board | -- I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache. 
                                               ~~Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns
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9.14.2016

I Need a Sugar Rush! Must Have Bonbons!

I'm not talking chocolate or an actual sugar rush here. But what I have to show you today seems to give me the same happy energy as actual chocolate...

Scheepjes Maxi Bonbon Yarn -- 100% Mercerized Cotton in 87 Colors

It's yarn!! The fabulous Dutch yarn company Scheepjes has recently released Maxi Bonbon and Maxi Sugar Rush which are the same yarns (and colors) in different sizes. The *Bonbons come in 25g balls--perfect for smaller projects or where you want to use lots of colors. Sugar Rush comes in 50g balls for those larger projects.

Scheepjes Maxi Bonbon Yarn -- 100% Mercerized Cotton in 87 Colors

9.09.2016

Teetering Tower Blanket Crochet Pattern

I'm so excited to share with you my latest crochet blanket pattern! It's something that came to me whilst playing with my abundant color-stash of Scheepjes *Colour Crafter

Teetering Tower Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button



8.20.2016

Nature's Gifts Book Review

I love leafing through crochet books and dreaming of all the pretty and unique things I could make, who I would make them for, and especially in what COLORS I would make them. How about you?

I have recently received a fun crochet book by the talented Sara Leighton of Illuminate Crochet. It's called Nature's Gifts for Baby and you can find it here.


Nature's Gifts for Baby by Sara Leighton

7.09.2016

Cotton 8 Rainbow on the Hook

I've got another color-filled design on my hook right now. Surprised? No? Well, me either. Ever since receiving this delightful palette of Scheepjes *Cotton 8, I had to get my "hooks" into it!


Herringbone Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button using Scheepjes Cotton 8 Yarn

See, Scheepjes has some pretty incredible and colorful yarns! Like these...

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