7.17.2014

It's a Pansy Parade Blanket Crochet Pattern

Welcoming the Pansy Parade Blanket crochet pattern! 

Pansy Parade Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I'm just a wee bit silly happy about this one! The texture, the simplicity, the fun! I worked this one up in 22 colors of Stylecraft Special DK--a lovely premium acrylic that is very affordable--but it could seriously be made in any yarns and any colors! A super-duper stash buster, I say!

Pansy Parade Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

This pattern is designed to work up to any dimensions very easily. Looky at what Brittany of R&L Crochet Co. made with her test sample--in neutrals it looks so clean and elegant!

Pansy Parade Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson (Photo used courtesy of R&L Crochet Co.)

The pattern is worked in strips that are joined-as-you-go. Super easy and super fun.

Pansy Parade Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

This pattern is rated at an intermediate skill level, only because the joining can be a little fiddly until you have it down. But in addition to the written pattern I've provided lots of photos with explanations to help through the joining process. Cool part, the picture section is separate so you don't need to use a lot of ink to print it. Just refer to it, if needed.

Pansy Parade Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button


Pansy Parade Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

Snag yourself a copy in any of my shops and get "rolling":


If you want to keep in the Felted "Button Loop" for new pattern releases and colorful hooky happenings, follow me around on Facebook here.

| On the Board | -- We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
~~Thomas S. Monson

6.27.2014

Studying How Crochet Heals and Helps People

This is a guest post by Kathryn Vercillo, author of Crochet Saved My Life and blogger at Crochet Concupiscence. She has created a new survey to explore the healing aspects of crochet.

Crochet Saved My Life by Kathryn Vercillo of Crochet Concupiscence




Have you seen all of the research lately pointing to the fact that crochet heals people? Studies show that crafts including knitting and crochet likely have a number of health benefits. The most commonly cited benefit is relief from depression, but crafting helps with many other mental health and physical health issues as well. We’ve just begun to explore the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how crochet helps people. A new survey has been launched to help dig deeper.


Some of the things that this new survey will help us to better understand include:


* What symptoms of mental and physical illness are people relieving with crochet?
* How much is crochet really helping people with these symptoms?
* What other benefits does crochet offer besides symptom relief?
* How do the benefits of crochet compare to the benefits of other similar crafts?


There are many important reasons to study this topic. First off, there are tens of thousands of people out there crocheting and it can help each and every one of them to know about the different ways that the craft can help them. There are also plenty of people struggling with health issues who might be encouraged to try to crochet to heal if they can see how it might help. And there are a variety of institutions and healing centers (hospitals, therapy groups, schools, etc.) that might be interested in launching crochet programs if the study can show that the craft helps to heal people.


The research from this study has the potential to create a great ripple effect. And you can help just by taking the survey and spreading the word about it to others. Please consider taking the survey now. Or you can learn more about it from this press release.

Thank you so much, Kathryn! It is an honor to have you guest post here! 

I took the survey and it was a wonderful opportunity to "tell my story" about how crochet has healed me. Go on folks...tell your story.

| On the Board | -- Instead of being "thankful for things" we should focus on being "thankful in our circumstances", whatever they may be. 
~~Dieter F. Utchtdorf
Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

6.23.2014

Want Some Rainbow Sprinkles?

If you have been following Felted Button around for a while now, you might know these things about my designs already:

I LOVE COLOR!
I LOVE JOIN-AS-YOU-GO MOTIFS!
I LOVE PROVIDING OPTIONS IN MY CROCHET PATTERNS!

This RAINBOW SPRINKLES BLANKET has them all!!

Rainbow Sprinkles Blanket--crochet pattern by Felted Button (Susan Carlson)

6.16.2014

The Arlington Blanket Ta-Dah!

Introducing my newest crochet pattern...a blanket. Surprised? Probably not as I've been blanket-crazed lately. But it is now available! And I'm loving it!

The Arlington Blanket

Arlington Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

6.02.2014

Coming Home Blanket Crochet Pattern

Whether you are bringing a little newborn home, reminding a sick loved-one of the comforts of home, or welcoming someone to their new home--the Coming Home Blanket is just the gift.


Coming Home Blanket crochet pattern by Susan Carlson (Felted Button)


Look closely...can you see the wee little houses alternating with trees down the street? See here...

5.16.2014

Irish Sea Blanket Crochet Pattern

 Introducing...The Irish Sea Blanket!


Irish Sea Blanket Crochet Pattern by Felted Button

This blanket makes me HAPPY! It is squishy and soft, but with this stitch pattern makes little breathable holes for a weather-versatile blankie!


Irish Sea Blanket Crochet Pattern by Felted Button

And if you want to go to town with the colors--

5.03.2014

Mama's Wash Cloths--Free Crochet Pattern

My sweet mom loves when I make her wash cloths and dish cloths. Someone asked me why crocheted wash cloths are so great. And although I love the possible textures, and the ease of wash and functional use, I think the thing I like about them most is that they are HANDMADE!! (right, Fauna?)

So I came up with this simple little textured cloth that works up without much brain energy but can be made in any colors or any size. Best part...


Mama's Wash Cloths -- free crochet pattern


...I'm sharing the free pattern here.

4.30.2014

Blocking it Out

Today's topic: BLOCKING

I'm not talking about blocking those telemarketers repeat phone calls, or building wooden towers with your little ones. I'm talking about the kind done to make your crochet work look fabulous! I mean, seriously professional vs. lumpy and amateurish. Do you ever wonder why your finished piece doesn't look like the one in that picture on the front of the pattern? It might just be because of BLOCKING!


How to Wet-Block your crochet projects for a professional look



Bright as a Button Blanket Squares -- How to Block

Let's start with some squares. Since I'm all about motifs, and buttons, I thought these from my Bright as a Button Blanket might

4.16.2014

Can You Hear the Song of the Sea?

Introducing the SEA SONG BLANKET!!


Sea Song Blanket Crochet Pattern by Felted Button

Ohhhh...the colors, the texture, the waves!!! This one makes me pretty gleeful! I've never seen anything like it--well, except inside my head! ;)

Sea Song Blanket Crochet Pattern by Felted Button

The sample shown is a baby blanket, but

4.10.2014

Do You Want to Be a Mermaid?

When my daughter was little she dreamed of being a mermaid and becoming "part of that world". With lots of sparkle, jewel-tones of the sea, and fin-like texture the Mermaid Me Blanket can bring your little one's imagination to life! Worked in simple motifs and then joined-as-you-go, constructing the tail is very easy. The sparkly fringe is crocheted right along with the border to make it even simpler. Lots of pictures, diagrams and special notes will help you make a mermaid tail blanket that will transform you little loved one into a sparkly mermaid and be treasured for years to come.

Mermaid Me Blanket -- Crochet Pattern


You Might Also Like::

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...