5.18.2017

Caramel Whirl Blanket Reveal

Recently, I've shared my thoughts about the terrific Scheepjes Whirl* yarn lately (here) and teased you with a little sneak peek of what I was making. Today is the day where you get to see the sweet little creation I made with my single cake. I suggested that my design was small. It's a small blanket. Here's why...

See, when my daughter was little I was unfortunate enough to have her fall in love with a HUGE and thick crib blanket. Don't get me wrong. It was beautiful and matched her nursery. She named it Fluffy. But...she wanted to take it everywhere--literally, everywhere. It didn't stay beautiful for long. That blanket circled the globe, went to every restaurant, shopping trip, and sleepover at Grandma's. It even went with her to college. On all of our excursions, there was simply no way to stuff it in a bag or suitcase. Oh, how I wished Fluffy was smaller! Like--this Whirl blanket. If only. It would have been such a better blanket with which to create a life-long bond!


Caramel Whirl Blanket free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

You might be thinking that one cake isn't enough--and it may not be if you are wanting a larger blanket--but, remember...Fluffy. I wanted something lightweight, small, lovey-sized. You know, the kind you can take while on-the-go, drape over a little one in a carrier or tuck into a diaper bag. This is that blanket.

It measures 31in (79cm) square so is just enough to cover a little one, but with it's drape and breathability--it's perfect for carrying around by a toddler or little one.

Caramel Whirl Blanket free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

If you're thinking about a larger one, however, the pattern will be easily adaptable to add more repeated rounds. And by starting one cake from the inside-like I did with this one--and one from the outside, you could maintain the beautiful color gradient.

I've got more Whirl on order for 2 more designs I have in mind. I honestly can't wait to get my hooks into it. If you want to drool over all of the amazing colors available, you can see them at Wool Warehouse here* or Deramore's here*--they both ship internationally from the UK. You may also find it at Lovecrochet which ships from the US here*. Remember, each cake has a whopping 1,000m/220g. And there is no other color changing yarn like it out there with the subtle changes of color. I'm smitten.

Watch for the pattern next week! In the meantime--crochet, think joyful thoughts, enjoy each day and feel peaceful.

| On the Board | -- Show respect to all and hatred to none.  ~~Dale G. Renlund
Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

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5.13.2017

Haarlem Wrap Crochet Pattern

I'm so excited to be sharing my newest crochet design with you! I've named it Haarlem Wrap (explanation for the name coming). Wanna see it?

Haarlem Wrap crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button



I've just released the pattern for this and you can find it in my Ravelry shop here or my Etsy shop here. There are also lots of details about the size of the wrap, skill level, yarn requirements and other details in the listings there.

Here's the story of how my Haarlem Wrap came to be.

5.11.2017

Whirling Along

Last week I let you in on my Scheepjes Whirl* project. You can read more on my thoughts about this yarn here.

I have decided to make a "portable" little design with a single cake of this scrumptious stuff. Here's a little peek at my work-in-progress:

Scheepjes Whirl Yarn -- Crochet WIP by Felted Button


5.04.2017

Keep Whirling with Scheepjes Whirl

Have you seen it? There's a new sweet yarn that is rolling around like crazy right now called Scheepjes Whirl. I'm telling you--it's as amazing as folks are saying. And I've got some on my hook right now.


Scheepjes Whirl Yarn

Now I recognize that this is not a colorway that you typically see from me, but I decided that this yarn is so terrifically beautiful that any colorway would be stunning. Guess what? It is!

Wanna see some others?

4.28.2017

All Sorts Rug Free Crochet Pattern

You might remember this post about all of my recent crochet WIPs. Well, I've got one to share with you today--and it's a free pattern!


All Sorts Rug Free Crochet Pattern by Felted Button



I asked my friends on Facebook for name ideas and got so many brilliant ones!! Finally, with help from Christine and Elenore, I settled on the name...


All Sorts Rug

4.11.2017

WIPs anyone?

If you are anything like me, you probably have more than one project going at a time. Maybe you need one for "on-the-go" types of crocheting--the portable ones you can do while waiting. Maybe you need the mindless one that you can work on while you are binge "watching" your favorite Netflix show. Or maybe you've got that one that takes a bit more focus--counting or interesting stitch placements--that you work on when you are feeling motivated and inspired to make something really incredible. And don't forget those that you're getting ready for the next craft fair or as gifts for the arriving new one. I've got one in almost each of these categories right now! (Sadly, I've got several I can't show you just yet. But I will soon, I promise!)

Here's a peek at some of the yarn I'm working with right now.


Undercover Otter Yarn

I picked up this incredible yarn last Fall while shopping with Atty, my fellow Scheepjes Blogger in Amsterdam. I didn't even hesitate when I saw it. I snatched it all up and giggled the whole time. 

4.01.2017

Have You Been Embraced by Angels

I'm tickled to share with you my newest crochet pattern...



Embraced by Angels Blanket Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I think the blanket is lovely for so many things...

~a newborn photo prop or welcoming gift
~a gift to an angelic child or grandchild
~a baptism or blessing blanket (it would be stunning in all white, I think)
~a blanket to comfort someone who has suffered a loss
~made in edgy colors it could be cool for a teen to "wear"

3.10.2017

Free Scheepjes Catona Pattern for NatCroMo

It's National Crochet Month! I'm so happy to be a participant on the Crochetville NatCroMo Blog Tour. In celebration, I would like to share with you a free crochet pattern I showed off last week here using one of my favorite yarns ever--Scheepjes *Catona. I hope you enjoy it! I named it:


Crisscross Catona Cushion Cover


Crisscross Catona Cushion Cover (free crochet pattern) by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

3.03.2017

Crisscross Catona Cushion Cover Revealed

Last week I shared a sneak peek of what I was working on with the brilliant Scheepjes *Catona. You can see that post here. But today let me reveal what I made with those colorful little yarny balls.

Crisscross Catona Cushion Cover (free pattern) by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

I'm calling it Crisscross Catona Cushion Cover. (Now that's an alliteration, huh?!)

2.24.2017

Can't Stay Away from Catona

Since becoming a Scheepjes blogger and having the chance to work with their wide range of yarns (including the new "secret" ones--shhhh), one of my favorite go-to cottons is Scheepjes *Catona. You can read more about my thoughts on this yarn here. But, to be brief--it has the most amazing color range, a lovely sheen, crisp stitch definition, affordable pricing, and a soft hand. Can it get any better than that? 

Take a peek at some projects I've made using this fabulously colorful mercerized cotton:

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