Working with my Secret Garden

Last week I shared with you a review of a lovely yarn with which I've been working--Scheepjes Secret Garden*. You can read that post and my thoughts about the yarn here. In short--I loooove it!!

Today I'm popping in to share with you a few little peeks at my work-in-progress. 

Scheepjes Secret Garden WIP--free crochet pattern to come by Felted Button
I'm really happy with the "natural" feel of this yarn and the nubby texture it provides when worked up. I've chosen to play with a slip stitch design--so although the yarn calls for a 4mm hook, I've gone up to a 5.5mm hook to improve the drape. I also find that the yarn has a teeny bit of variation of thickness along its length, so the larger hook really does seem to suit this project.

Scheepjes Secret Garden WIP--free crochet pattern to come by Felted Button

If you are worried that I might only be using black and white--so uncharacteristic for me (although I love classic black and white)--don't fret. I"ve got plenty of color coming.

Scheepjes Secret Garden yarn--free crochet pattern by Felted Button coming soon

These 5 colors will also be included. And I continued with some slip stitch crochet using them, too.

Scheepjes Secret Garden WIP--free crochet pattern to come by Felted Button

 If you've never done much crocheting using only slip stitches, it just takes a little bit of practice to keep those stitches with an even and loose tension. And although it grows more slowly, it has such a fabulous texture and "knitted" look. If you've never worked with short rows either, this is a good project to practice on--super simple. I hope you like the project and I'm able to inspire you to try a new technique, or two--if you haven't already.

Stay tuned for the full reveal of the design, and the free pattern coming shortly after that. I can be found as Felted Button everywhere--Instagram (@FeltedButton), Facebook, and Pinterest.

| On the Board | -- If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world.                        ~~Elaine Dalton

Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns
*This post contains affiliate links noted by an asterisk. By purchasing through them it costs you no more but rewards me a small amount and allows me to continue releasing free patterns. Thanks!

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