Soft & Snuggly Mini-Shawl

Have you crocheted with velvet yarn yet? . . .If not, you should definitely try it! I have several free patterns here on the blog using the velvet yarn (Mini-Puppy Rose, Easy Velvety Infinity Scarf and the Red Rose Pin) and am working on posting more. But let’s talk about today’s NEW pattern – the Soft & Snuggly Mini-Shawl. Bernat’s Velvet Yarn When I was in Joann’s a couple months ago I saw Bernat’s Velvet Yarn in – Burgundy Plum[Read more]

Celtic Shamrock Shawl Pin & Spring Scallop Shawlette

I have designed several shawls but wanted to try something new – a shawlette. A shawlette is basically a mini-shawl. I love how quickly it worked up and how easy it is to wear. I used a Super Fine (1) yarn that is similar to sock yarn (which would also work) and I love how the Super Fine yarn shows off the pretty stitch pattern. Then in January my sister, Alice of Geekamuffins, suggested we do a fun collaboration for[Read more]

Mini Puppy Rose

For a couple of months now I have been having fun experimenting with velvet yarn. Some of the projects I have made with this yarn are posted here on the blog: Red Rose Pin and the Easy Velvety Infinity Scarf. Have you tried crocheting with velvet yarn yet? – Sometimes it is called “chenille” and can come in various thicknesses. I love how it is soft and thick and gives a lot of dimension to your crocheted projects. I’ve found[Read more]

Easy Velvety Infinity Scarf

This Easy Velvety Infinity Scarf is fun to crochet and wear! Bernat’s Velvet Yarn (by Yarnspirations) is sooooo soft and easy to crochet with. I love how it feels while crocheting and how it feels around my neck. This yarn comes in some beautiful colors and in large skeins which is plenty to make this project. This project has just 2 stitches in it – single crochet and a simple textured stitch I like to call the “Yarn Over Slip[Read more]

Red Rose Pin

Fun with Velvety Yarns I love how the velvet/chenille yarns are back in style. I think the finished projects made with this type of yarn look and feel so luxurious. The yarn is typically thicker than the standard medium weight which means your projects go faster. And because of the depth of color the many little fibers give you, this yarn also hides your mistakes! I created this Red Rose Pin to be a decoration on a hat, sweater, coat[Read more]