Today, I present you two variations of the same idea — one loophole scarf for knitters and one for crocheters!
For knitters, the Wishbone Loophole Scarf offers two cable patterns separated by a rib pattern. The Cluster Loophole Scarf for crocheters has three interesting stitch patterns: easy colorwork and two different cluster stitches!
Both scarves follow the same design. First, you make a loophole (worked in the round) to pull your scarf through so it will never slip off. Then you add length with two different stitch patterns. The resulting scarf is narrow and light enough to be worn on a chilly spring day and keep your neck cosy.
Right after I finished my Neckhugger, a scarf that uses a similar concept, I had this idea to work a kind of buckle in the round. After some swatching, the loophole scarf was born! I decided very early to do a crochet and a knit version. The crochet version uses appr. 125gr of DK weight yan, the knit version uses about 60gr of fingering weight yarn.
Happy knitting and crocheting!
My new crochet pattern is available now — the Castle Wall Basket! And it’s FREE until Sunday, March 12 (end of day, Amsterdam time)!
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A documentary about medieval castles was the inspiration for this pattern. At one point, they showed how castle walls were built – basically, they built two walls and filled the gap with mortar. My crafty brain started to wonder. Could you use this for a basket? Years ago, I bought a lot of brown chunky yarn at a sale and now seemed the perfect time to use it! The result is a basket with sturdy walls and a way of getting rid of my yarn ends. After I had finished my small verison, I decided to make lid. And of course, the lid had to be stuffed, too! I hope you have fun making lots of baskets!
Thanks for reading and happy crocheting!
And my first e-book is out now! All patterns available in English and German!
If you want to know more about the patterns, have a look at my e-book-preview post of this week. I wanted every pattern to be something special and I hope you have fun crocheting a new pillow or blanket!
Here it comes – the next part of my e-book preview covers the big Ruffles Pillow!
This is something special and sure to turn some eye! This pillow involves easy colorwork to highlight the ruffles (the pattern comes with a photo tutorial!). If you’re not comfortable with changing colors, you can crochet the Big Ruffles Pillow in one color and it will still look stunning! This pillow has no buttons, just two overlapping back parts. Of course you can add buttons, if you like to! Making the Big Ruffles was a lot of fun, although they take time to make. But this pillow is well worth the effort! All these five patterns will be available in English and German, not sure if I mentioned this before. I’m glad I took the photos last week, because it’s been raining since the weekend and natural light is dim at best times in the house!
Thanks for reading, stay tuned for the last pattern — the Small Ruffles Pillow!
And this part of my E-Book Preview covers the Small Ruffles Pentagon! I loved making these little Ruffles so much, I designed two pillows with them, too (well, one pillow has big Ruffles). You can snuggle up under this blanket and have the matching pillows! After much thought, I decided to do a pentagon. I love polygons and the way you can easily achieve any shape in crochet by changing the number of starting stitches. The pentagon is highlighted by the corners, which are worked with front post trebles to form a thick ridge. The Ruffles are distributed in a diamond shape. I used three colors to match the pillows, I’m sure this blanket would also look great in a solid color! With a 6mm hook and chunky yarn this blanket turned out super snuggly and will keep the family warm until spring will be here!
Thanks for reading, only two patterns left now — tomorrow I present you the Big Ruffles Pillow!
Next Saturday, I’m going to release my first e-book! It includes five crochet patterns – four pillows and one blanket! Every pillow is made in a different way and the blanket is worked in the round from the middle outwards. Instead of one mega-post I decided to present one pattern each day of this week. Each pillow and the blanket comes with instructions on how to change the size.
The Twisted Spiral Pillow is worked in the round. The spiral is crocheted onto the fabric and creates a great optical effect. I did each side with a different color, the front has an orange spiral and the back has a silver spiral. This pillow is easy to adjust to any size. I still have a lot of pattern writing and translatig to do, so I’ll keep this post short. I’m not a great planner, that’s why I often write the pattern in the same week it is released…
Thanks for reading, part 3 will be — the Small Ruffles Pentagon!
It’s time for another crochet pattern release — the C2C Flower Scarf!
C2C, or corner to corner, is a fantastic stitch. It starts with one block and grows to whatever size you like, be it square or rectangle. With time, making one block after the other starts to get boring (at least for me). So I thought about making C2C more interesting. My first C2C pattern, the C2C Knobbly Wrap, was released before I had my blog. This desgin uses popcorn stitches to create a great knobbly fabric. My new pattern, the C2C Flower Scarf, is aptly named — big flowers are blossoming all over this scarf! This flowers are easy to add as-you-go. I distributed them in a straight line, but you can sprinkle only a few flowers over your project or arrange them in clusters.
If you buy both C2C patterns, you get a 20% discount until March 4 (previous purchases are eligible)!
To brush up on your C2C, have a look at the tutorial by Mikey (The CrochetCrowd). I love his tutorials, he is a great crochet teacher! In my pattern, there are photos of the first rows to help you get started and a schematic of how I distributed my flowers.