8.25.2017

Lightfall Blanket New Crochet Pattern

If you live in the US, you might have had the good fortune to see the eclipse that occurred earlier this week. Did you notice the way the light falls through the trees and creates little moon-shaped shadows rather than the typical dappled light? Here's what the shadows looked like on my sidewalk--you can actually see the eclipse with each separate shadow. Neat, huh?


Shadows through the trees during the eclipse (August 21, 2017) Photo by Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

Well, I was out that day marvelling at the eclipse while weaving ends on my latest design and decided that the name Lightfall Blanket was perfect. Let me show you...


Lightfall Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I made this blanket with three cakes of Scheepjes Whirl*. Admittedly I didn't have a plan when I bought them. But I knew that I wanted to make something with all 3 together.

8.18.2017

Modern Tapestry Book Review

When I got my hands on the new Modern Tapestry Crochet book by Alessandra Hayden of Just Be Happy Crochet I did a little jig right there in front of my mailbox! I discovered that she was working on this book last year when we met at the CGOA conference in Charlottesville--and I knew it would be a unique book.


Modern Tapestry Crochet by Alessandra Hayden--Book Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

And once I browsed its pages, I knew I had to make something from it.

8.08.2017

Make a Felted Button Bracelet

I love felt, buttons, crocheting and color! (Maybe that's why Felted Button exists?) So I thought today I would pop in to share a little tutorial on how to put my loves to good use in a quick and easy crochet project.


Felted Button Bracelet -- tutorial including quick and simple crochet, felting, buttons and color!

Several years ago I made a bunch of these and sold them in my Etsy shop when it first opened. Here are just a few. (Get ready for a photo-flood.)

7.29.2017

Janus Blanket Crochet Pattern

When my newest blanket design came into being--with plenty of playing on my hook--I was in a pickle of a jam. Why? Because I couldn't figure out which side was the "right side". When I realized that they both were equally as beautiful, it was easy to choose the name Janus. Let me explain...


Janus Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

7.28.2017

Petrichor Hood -- Free Crochet Pattern

I'm super excited to share the free crochet pattern for my Petrichor Hood today! I shared my thoughts about the Scheepjes Stonewashed* yarn I have used to make it here and revealed the hood to you here, but today is the day for you to get your hooks flying! It works up in just a few hours and has a lovely result.


Petrichor Hood Free Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Petrichor Hood Free Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

7.21.2017

Petrichor Hood Reveal

Last week I teased you with some obscure pictures here of a crochet design that was in the works using Scheepjes Stonewashed. I'm back to reveal to you what just rolled off my hook and will be ready for your hook next week.


Petrichor Hood -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button


I'm calling it Petrichor Hood. Petrichor is defined as: a distinctive scent, usually described as earthy, pleasant, or sweet, produced by rainfall on very dry ground. My model is my daughter Lizzie, and she absolutely loves rain. She actually was hoping for rain on her wedding day--which she got! So in honor of my sweet girl--Petrichor Hood it is.

7.14.2017

Crochet Pattern: Around the Corner Blanket

If you've followed Felted Button around for long, you probably know that I'm a tad color-obsessed and that translates into my crochet patterns being full of color. You might also know that I love to design blankets. Today's new crochet pattern fits both tickets--a new colorful blanket!


Around the Corner Blanket -- crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Let me introduce you to my Around the Corner Blanket. 

New Stitch, New Yarn, New Design

Last week I showed you a new yarn I had ready for my hook (here). Today I'm popping in to show you how beautifully the Scheepjes Stonewashed* is working up. And in my "playing", I created a new textured and interesting stitch pattern that makes me happy.

Scheepjes Stonewashed -- free crochet pattern coming soon from Felted Button

One of my favorite things about crochet is the versatility of textures. Using the very same stitches--US dc here--but with a little tweaking of the stitch placement, you can do magical things.

7.07.2017

Review: Love Affair with Scheepjes Stonewashed

I've got my hooks in some yarn. Well, what's so new about that, you say? I'm thrilled to say that it's Scheepjes Stonewashed!


Scheepjes Stonewashed Yarn Review for upcoming free cochet pattern from Felted Button

Since first seeing this lovely stuff around the web I fell in love with the "washed" effect, the colors ranging from pastels to brights, and the fiber being primarily cotton (80%) with the added strength of a bit of acrylic (20%). Then, when I finally got my hands on it, I fell in love with the softness, too. I'm smitten.

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.

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