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.

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

I love a hood. It adds a little warmth at the neck without too much bulk, protects from a little rain or cold, and looks darling when hanging over the back like this...

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

I added a tassel to mine for a little fun and whimsy, but a pom (or nothing at all) would look great, too.

I also had to add a little contrast with the buttons. Let me tell you about the buttons.

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

Notice they are umbrellas. Perfect for the Petrichor Hood, I think. My dear friend Jennifer Pionk of A Crocheted Simplicity gave these to me last year when we officially met at the Crochet Guild of America conference. She knows I love buttons--and would you look at the felt they are fastened to? Perfect for this Felted Button gal, I tell ya! Well, these buttons are no ordinary buttons.

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

Yep. You read that correctly. They belonged to the legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. 

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

They needed to become part of this design. Besides, I love the little bit of contrast they add. I don't like to be too matchy-matchy (and red matches everything in my humble opinion), but if you enjoy a safer approach--pick a button that matches your yarn, or a natural wooden button.

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

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

The main hood is made with a variation of a crossed dc stitch (US terms)--just an interesting stitch placement. The ribbed neck band is made from sl st. (If you've never tried sl st crocheting, I offered another free pattern recently made with the technique here.) It's all very quick and simple. I think the entire hood only took me 3 hours and I wasn't rushing.

If you would like to have your yarn in hand and hook poised for next week's release of the free pattern you can get some Scheepjes Stonewashed (reviewed and detailed here) in a number of places depending on where you live. (They all do international shipping.)

Wool Warehouse (UK)*
Deramores (UK)*
Knotty House (Canada)*
LoveCrochet (US)*

I used 2.5 balls of Stonewashed in Amazonite (#813). But, remember, there are plenty of colors from pastel to brights to choose from. I also used a teeny bit of Red Jasper (#807) in the tassel.

Scheepjes Stonewashed Yarn used in free crochet pattern of Petrichor Hood by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

If you want a heavier hood, you can also make it in Stonewashed XL, an aran/worsted, rather than DK, but it will require more yarn.

Pop back in for the FREE pattern next week. Until then, I'm off to pattern write, play with my kiddos and crochet, of course. Hugs.

| On the Board | -- There are more ways to see than with our eyes.  
                                                 ~~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns
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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.

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. 

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