Duo Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

It's that time of year when things are starting to warm up a bit in Utah. But spring in Utah is a bit like a yo-yo--up and down, up and down--like it's teasing us and making us believe things are really going to change. This is a fabulous time for a lightweight shawl to cover my shoulders and warm my neck when it's a bit chilly, but breathe during the warmer spells so I can go outside without a coat. 

Time to grab two Scheepjes Whirls and crochet a Duo Shawl

So I made up a new shawl...

Duo Shawl Crochet Pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button


Sweven Throw Crochet Pattern Reveal

Although I've never been very good at drawing, I've certainly been a doodler--while talking on the phone, while listening to the radio, while sitting in a class, on the paper placemats at a restaurant while waiting for my food to arrive. It turns out that doodling is a form a fidgeting and I'm a master fidgeter! Sitting still is almost painful for me. I think crochet is a supreme method of fidgeting, but you get something purposeful and beautiful at the end of all that "wiggling"!

I'm here today to share my newest blanket pattern that was inspired by my doodling. I'm calling it the Sweven Throw. Sweven, an archaic word, means dream or vision. See, my childhood doodles were often these little "flowers" that consisted of a swirl with a little leaf on the corner. I still doodle them today. So my doodle has come to life in a big way!!

Sweven Throw crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

It all started when I got my hooks into the Scheepjes Our Tribe yarn*. I shared a bit about them here. I've also designed a few things with it, one of which is my free Find Your Tribe Scarf which you can find here.


Asanas Pillow Free Crochet Pattern

Last week I popped in to show you my new Asanas Pillow cover that I made from my Asanas Blanket square. Today is the day to share with you the free crochet pattern. 

Asanas Pillow -- free crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- colorful crochet patterns

You can read my thoughts  about the bulky and heavenly Scheepjes Namaste yarn here.

I decided that the texture of this square called for a touchable and squishy pillow, so let's get on with it...


Asanas Pillow Reveal

Since the beginning of the new year, I've been super busy planning lots of crochet designs for the year, hosting my 5th Dimension Blanket CAL, and keeping my hook flying! I probably should have spent more time on my computer than with my crochet hook, but who wants to do that? Not me. Let me show you one of the things that has recently rolled off my hook.

Asanas Pillow -- free crochet pillow cover by Susan Carlson of Felted Button


Primrose Pillow Crochet Pattern

How has your year been so far? What a whirlwind things have been so far for me!! Family, business, home repairs, and a never-shrinking list of personal tasks. But I'm excited for what this year will bring. Today I'm introducing to you a new crochet bolster pillow pattern that I named...

Primrose Pillow

Primrose Pillow crochet pattern by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

In all its Felted Button style, it's got texture and color, so I'm tickled with it. 


5th Dimension Scarf -- Free Crochet Pattern

The 5th Dimension Blanket CAL is now underway as folks are busy gathering materials and working out their gauge. I decided it might be fun to share "one dimension" of the pattern with you. See, when I was designing the blanket in panels, the first one I made magically made its own little scarf design.

5th Dimension Scarf -- free crochet pattern from Felted Button

See how it became part of the 5th Dimension Blanket?


Another Way to Avoid the Turning Chain Hole

You may remember this post from a while ago...

3 options for avoiding those holes on dc-turns by Felted Button

In it, I show 3 ways to work turns for a dc (US terms) when working in rows that helps reduce the gap rather than working a chain 3. The 3 ideas work for me--my favorite being the third--made by stacking two sc's on top of each other. You can see all 3 methods and which one is your favorite here.


5th Dimension Blanket CAL

I'm really excited about this announcement today! It's been a while in the making, I tell ya, but today is the day for the release of my newest pattern and announcement of a CAL (crochet-a-long) for it!

Introducing my...

5th Dimension Blanket

5th Dimension Blanket crochet pattern and CAL by Susan Carlson of Felted Button


Skittles Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Who wants a sweet rainbow of color springing off your crochet hook? You can do just that with my new free crochet pattern--

Skittles Blanket
Skittles Blanket FREE crochet pattern by Felted Button

It's a party of color, I tell ya! And with fun texture, too. I had someone tell me


The Art of Crochet Blankets Book Review

I've spent a bit of time lately contmeplating my crochet.  Why do I do it? What is its purpose in my life? Does it play a role in other's lives? There are varied and convoluted answers to these questions, but one answer that emerged during my deep think was that it is a means for expressing myself artistically. This is the piece that is much stronger than just making something functional--or even merely stylish. It is an expression of my inspiration, feelings and art. It is literally a piece of me. Guess what?

The Art of Crochet Blankets by Rachele Carmon of Cypress Textiles -- Book Review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button

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