The Scrunchie Carnival pattern set is a great way to use up scrap yarn you have. These work up super quickly and make for great gifts or quick craft fair projects. I love how they came out using different colorways of Lion Brand Ferris Wheel, but then again I'm sure you know how partial I am to the Ferris Wheel line of yarns.
If you are unfamiliar with the Hooked In series, I introduced it a million years ago back in 2020, and have decided to revive the series this year. Each month, I interview a fellow crochet designer so you can get to know more about them and maybe find a new designer you love! Today, I am sitting down with Nichola from Elimee Designs.
I went on a huge designing-scarves-using-Ferris-Wheel kick this fall, and each of them will be available as Forever Free patterns here at Straight Hooked. The Wild Violets Scarf is fun to make and creates a gorgeous texture everyone will rave about!
It also occurred to me that after 4 years of being in business, I never really properly introduced myself to you. So, as a preview of what's coming in 2023, I am going to sit down for an interview with myself so you can get to know me (and Straight Hooked) a little bit better. (Is this weird? Its kinda weird, but we're gonna roll with it!)
When I saw the new Lion Brand Mandala Sequins yarn winking at me, I just couldn't help myself. As I was working up the Storybook Scarf design, the combinations of the bright colors, sequins and the texture reminded me of a book my daughter had so many moons ago when she a tiny tot. Does the scarf remind you of a specific book from the early 2000s? (I asked my daughter when she came to visit a couple weeks ago, and she did not think of it, so don't feel bad if it hasn't come to you yet!)
I made my Spiral Donut Cowl using one ball of Lion Brand Mandala Sparkle in the Aquarius colorway. I absolutely love the Mandala yarn, and you will find that I use it in many of my designs. The yarn is super easy to work with, and I have yet to find a colorway that I dislike! The Spiral Donut Cowl is constructed from post stitches in the round, then joined together to create a donut shape.
The Hillside Hooded Capelet is one size fits most, and the pattern is easy to follow. This is a great pattern for a beginning crocheter who wants to start venturing into wearables, or for an advanced crocheter who wants a semi-mindless project to work on while watching something on the tv. It has simple repeats with just enough change to keep you from getting bored!