Yarn Poised as Yoga Poses

Since returning from Yarndale earlier this month, I've been busy with a fabulous new yarn that I squished in my suitcase. I intentionally took a really large bag knowing that I would come home with loads of yarn, so stuffing 24 balls of the 34 colors of Scheepjes Namaste in my bag was easy--well, almost easy. Thankfully this yarn is squishy! 

Scheepjes Namaste Yarn: Crochet pattern coming soon by Felted Button


YARN Book-A-Zine FOLK Is on the Shelf

There's a lot of beauty happening right now in the crochet world so I thought I would pop in and share a bit of what I've creativity I've come across lately.

Firstly, the YARN Book-a-zine FOLK issue was just released. There is nothing old-fashioned and frumpy about this! Would you take a peek at this blanket?! Rachele Carmona of Cypress Textiles has come through in her characteristic style of color, asymmetry and mixing up motifs and stitches in creative ways!

YARN bookazine FOLK: Happy Folk Blanket by Rachele Carmona of Cypress Textiles
Happy Folk Blanket by Rachele Carmona of Cypress Textiles Photo Copyright: Scheepjes


Scheepjes Bloggers Go to Yarndale

Recently I posted about three good things I get from crocheting and creating. One of those things is that it affords me the opportunities to connect with other creators in meaningful ways. Just over a week ago I had the chance to travel across the pond again to Skipton in Yorkshire England to attend the annual Yarndale market. The best part--I was able to meet up with my fellow tribe of Scheepjes bloggers.
Scheepjes Bloggers 2018


Crafty Llama: Three Things

When I first began crocheting several years ago I quickly discovered three things about this new versatile craft:

1. Crocheting allows me to focus my thoughts and quiet my otherwise noisy brain.

2. Crocheting makes useful, creative and cheerful goods ideal for gifting to others.

3. Crocheting is a natural "connector" to other people.

After reading the new book Crafty Llama* by Mike Kerr with darling illustrations by Renata Liwska, I found myself relating to this sweet story about crafting, friends and making "useful" things. (It is reminiscent of a loved book I have called Extra Yarn*)

Crafty Llama Book Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button


Delicious Crochet Shawls Book Blog Tour

Hello, my dear friends! If you've found your way here through Kathryn's blog Crochet Concupiscence, welcome! I'm the lucky one to be next in line on the blog tour taking place for Lisa Cook's new book Delicious Crochet Shawls*.

When I was invited to participate I was thrilled because I have been following Lisa's work for some time and have always admired her shawl designs. You could say she is the Queen of Shawls.

Delicious Crochet Shawls by Lisa Cook (Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button)


Awash with New River Washed Colors

Have you been busy with family, work and other crazy life demands? I have been nearly "under water" it seems. But don't think for a minute that I haven't been busy crocheting. Not only is crochet part of my "work", but it is something of a priority around here. I must play with yarn!! You might just understand. As of today, I've got 4 designs that are completed and even photographed and 3 more on my hook but not a single pattern written for any of them. Why is that? Can you say..."Squirrel!"? I've got it bad. Distraction. My archnemesis. And to make matters worse, look what just showed up in the mail.

Scheepjes River Washed


I See an Aurora, Blanket That is {Crochet Pattern}

A few months back I was invited to design a blanket crochet pattern for Happily Hooked Magazine for their April issue this year. Since it was themed around cake yarns, I was thrilled because you might know that I've been a bit obsessed with Scheepjes Whirl* cakes lately. 

When I got my hands on these particular Whirl colors, I knew they would work together brilliantly in a paneled blanket...
...so my Aurora Blanket was born!

Aurora Blanket crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button


Pom Pom Blanket Edging {Tutorial}

Last week I shared my newest free crochet pattern, my Warp and Weft Blanket. AS the finishing touch, I added this really whimsical pom pom edging around the border and am really happy with how it turned out. 
Today I wanted to share a tutorial on how to work the little bobbles of fun!

How to add a pom-pom edging in crochet {Tutorial} by Susan Carlson of Felted Button


Warp and Weft Blanket {Free Crochet Pattern}

Hello!! I hope life is good for you and there is plenty of time for crochet and color! Today I'm sharing the free crochet pattern for my Warp and Weft Blanket. It's a bit of traditional granny squares with a twist. See...

Warp and Weft Blanket {Free Crochet Pattern} by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

This blanket design began with a little box of heaven...


Crochet Kaleidoscope Book Review

I've been a bit off the radar lately--but don't worry, all is well and I'm still busy as ever crocheting, creating, and dreaming.

One thing I've been enjoying has been my browse through a fantastic new crochet book on the scene by Sandra Eng--the creative crochet designer behind MobiusGirl Crochet Design (@mobiusgirl on IG). The book is titled Crochet Kaleidoscope: Shifting Shapes and Shades Across 100 Motifs so you can imagine that it's right down my alley! Let me tell you about it...

Crochet Kaleidoscope Book Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button (Colorful Crochet Patterns)

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