10.29.2014

Delicious Squares are Squarilicious!

It's yummy. It's got colorful squares. It's Squarilicious!

Squarilicious Blanket crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Introducing the Squarilicious Blanket crochet pattern! I'm super excited about this new design. It's one of those fun patterns where you have texture, color, enjoyable crocheting, and a fabulously versatile and textured result! 

Squarilicious Blanket crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

This blanket pattern really makes me happy. Don't you love

10.20.2014

Heads Up!! The Next Design Wars Challenge!

Susan Carlson, the designer of Felted Button (Colorful Crochet Patterns)

If you have been involved with Design Wars in the past, you know how exciting it is! If you are new to Design Wars, take a minute and look around here to see what it is all about. Basically, it's an elite crochet competition where select designers work behind the scenes, often using the same yarn or theme to design something unique and amazing. And believe me, the designers never disappoint! 

And I've thrown my shoes hat into this round!

Susan Carlson of Felted Button Colorful Crochet Patterns
Well, ok, these are just my favorite shoes.

10.14.2014

Eventide Blanket Crochet Pattern Ta-Dah!

Eventide Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I'm really excited about this latest hooky project! And in typical Felted Button style I had to have lots of color-play and lots of texture! With many wonderful suggestions for a name, I finally decided upon Eventide--which means

9.29.2014

And the Circle Takes the Square--Crochet Blanket Pattern

Circle Takes the Square Blanket crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

The graphic simplicity of this blanket makes me happy. Colorful circles floating in contrasting squares with a border that really makes them pop! Plus, the squares are join-as-you-go and that makes me even happier!

Circle Takes the Square Blanket crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

And, of course, I really love

9.18.2014

Treasures in the Sand Wrap Crochet Pattern

There are so many things I love about my latest design...


Treasures in the Sand Wrap Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button--Colorful Crochet Patterns

Drape--made with a super fine fingering yarn (Loops & Threads Woolike-1) it is so light and wearable. The magenta is Cascade 220 fingering from my stash--only a small bit. 
Cost to Make--Only one skein of each color is required and at under $3/skein can be made for about $12. (I got mine on sale at Michael's for $2.29/skein and then used a coupon, too.)

Treasures in the Sand Wrap Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button--Colorful Crochet Patterns

Versatility--not only can it be made in any colors you wish, but it can be worn in sooo many different ways. Let me show you...

9.10.2014

Mind the Gap: Avoiding the Turning Chain Hole

Do you dislike the pesky little gaps left by the ch 3 turn when working rows of double crochet? 


3 Options for avoiding the ch-3 gap on a dc turning chain from Felted Button (Colorful Crochet Patterns)

See how obnoxious? 


Felted Button Colorful Crochet Patterns: Mind the Gap--Avoiding the Turning Chain Hole

Part of the problem is that a ch 3 just does not have enough width and substance to look like its neighboring dc. Secondly, it is supposed to replace a dc, so you skip that stitch right after the ch 3 which only exacerbates the problem. Hence, ugly hole. An additional "bug" for me is that working into a ch is always harder than the top of a normal stitch when you get back on the next row.

Before I figured out some better options, I tried working a ch-2 instead which worked a titch better but not much.

So I have 3 options that I'll show you. You can use whichever is the easiest for you and gives you the result you desire. I use all three at times depending on the project at hand.

8.20.2014

Button Bunting--FREE Crochet Pattern

If you follow me around on Facebook, you might have seen this 
Button Bunting...


Button Bunting--Free Crochet Pattern from Felted Button

Seems I had an overwhelming response to write this one up and share with you, so that is exactly what I'm doing! So many of you had such lovely ideas with what to do with it, too!

8.16.2014

Garden Terrace Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern

Prepare for photo-overload as I can't seem to get enough of my latest design! 

The Garden Terrace Infinity Scarf reminds me of a lovely terraced garden bursting with the colors of any season! Soft drape, lacey texture and versatility is what makes this design so fabulous, in my humble opinion!


Garden Terrace Infinity Scarf crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Wear it  layered and close around the neck for a "collared" look.


Garden Terrace Infinity Scarf crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

8.09.2014

Baskets of Rainbows Blanket

Doesn't this stitch look like it is woven like a basket? Seriously mad texture on both the front and back of the blanket. LOVE!!!


Basket of Rainbows Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Made in lots of happy colors with a simple stitch pattern and you've got a
"Basket of Rainbows"

7.29.2014

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