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Hello!!! I'm Susan Carlson--the color-crazed lady behind Felted Button.


Susan Carlson of Felted Button--Colorful Crochet Patterns

I began crocheting as a squirmy 9 year old--taught by granny. My first project was a scratchy, VERY long scarf for my dad. Seems I didn't know how to stop--something my teachers in school told me often. But I did stop crocheting for many years while I got distracted with running, teaching High School science, marrying my sweetie and having 3 little kiddos.

But then inspired by some lovely crochet blogs, I picked up my hook and began hooking again. I was smitten--as it quieted my "noisy" brain and allowed me to make beautiful yarny things. 

This whole designing adventure began when I opened my Felted Button Etsy shop to sell off some of the growing collection of crocheted items I had made. (Friends and family only want so many, right?) And I realized that my Technical Writing class at BYU was not such a waste of time as I started writing down the projects I made up. 

I collect colorful glass, colorful yarn, colorful buttons, and colorful shoes! And when I'm not crocheting, I enjoy time with my family, thrifting, running and gardening.

You can listen to an interview I had on A Little Brighter Podcast here, if you want to know a bit more about me and my wonderful world of crochet!

Thanks for joining me on this creative and COLORFUL adventure. A good way to stay connected in the "Button" loop is on Facebook, Instagram (@FeltedButton), Pinterest and in my newsletter (subscribe at the top of the sidebar). If you are looking for pattern support, you may contact me at feltedbutton@gmail.com.

Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.                                                                   ~~Gordon B. Hinckley
Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

12 comments:

  1. I love your patterns, they're so imaginative and beautiful! I was talking to others on a Facebook crochet list, and we all agreed that we'd love it if you created a Crochet Along! Everyone is finishing up Dedri's "Sophie's Universe", and wondering what to do next. Is there any chance of you ever creating one?

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  2. It's funny you should mention this as I've been contemplating a CAL for quite some time. I think it sounds like such fun! Thanks for the nudge! And thanks for the kind words!

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  3. I just purchased your mermaid tail pattern can I please contact you about it?

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    1. Certainly. Please contact me via PM on my Facebook page.

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  4. Glad I finally subscribed to your blog. Love your eye for color and hope to be able to make some of your creations. I love the picture you shared of Willow Yarn. I am not familiar with it, but have been purchasing Stylecraft for my last couple of projects. I woud love to know if you have used Stylecraft, and can share your thoughts regarding the differences between the two. Also, if you have a recommendation for a good cotton yarn, would love that as well. I have used Sugar & Cream, but after a while it's like handling sandpaper on my hands and it can be quite a challenge for some patterns. I have quite a bit of it still, so trying to use it up before I take the plunge with a different brand.

    Regards,
    Michele
    Roseville, CA

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    1. I have a number of designs with Stylecraft Special DK and I love it--particularly the color choices! This Willow Wash is a worsted rather than DK so has a bit more loft and heft to it, but comes in a superb array of colors! They also carry a DK Wash but it doesn't have nearly the color selection as the worsted. I also find Sugar & Cream to be a bit stiff. I have two favorites cottons, as of late. They are Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton--beautiful colors, very soft hand and very affordable. I also have designed with KnitPicks Comfy which again has a lovely color selection and is super soft, although a titch more spendy. I hope this helps, Michele! I'm really happy you found me and wish you the best!

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  5. I have the mermaids pattern, it seems as tho there is fringe on the bottom but no direction for it. Please advise

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    1. The instructions are included in the pattern. It is outlined as picot fringe.

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  6. You make me ashamed after 60+ years knitting & crocheting I am well behind what you have done. Such beautiful work in wonderful colors.

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  7. Hello, I'm thinking of buying the Dutch Girl pattern. I can picture it in 6-7 inch squares or maybe 8-9 inch and alternated with plain white or white with just enough pattern for texture. Do your instructions include a size that small? Thank you, Diana

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    1. Diana,
      I think that is a lovely idea! The multiples is included in the pattern so you can make it as small as you are planning. I would love to see the finished result so feel free to share pictures on my Facebook page (link above in the post ).

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  8. I just started "Spring into Summer" corner-to-corner blanket tonight. It quickly has taken shape, a precise right triangle so far. The pattern was accurate, made sense, and was accompanied by helpful progress photos. Thank you so much, Susan!

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