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.
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!
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.
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...
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!
I'm really tickled about how it turned out. Do you like it, too? Here are some things I particularly love about it...
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?
Here are some pics of a bit more progress...
I actually changed up a number of colors once I got started--took away some softer pastel peachy colors and added some more purples.
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.
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.
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!
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~~Marjorie Pay Hinckley
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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...
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.
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.