I love the Ferris Wheel yarn because the colorways are gorgeous and the yarn is made specifically for crocheters as it is spun in a "Z" twist. The Fabulous Fall scarf uses mainly basic stitches, with a couple of easy to learn stitches thrown in. You may be unfamiliar with the stacked single crochet method, but it is super easy once you get the hang of it and the end result is so much neater than using a turning chain to begin a row.
I used just about 2 balls of Lion Brand Mandala in the Wizard colorway for my Tic Tac Toasty Shawl design sample. I have been holding on to that yarn for 2 or 3 years, because nothing I was designing was "right' for that colorway. I sure am glad that I waited so long to use it, because I am in love with the bright happy colors that match the changing colors outside!
This is my 3rd year participating in this event, and I am so honored that each year I am able to celebrate my dad's birthday with a new hat design. My father passed away from Glioblastoma 16 years ago, and every year my crochet friends are kind enough to let me have the October 5th slot for the Cancer Challenge to honor him.
The Deep Breaths Scarf is the sister pattern to the Deep Breaths Beanie, which I designed for the 2022 Crochet Cancer Challenge. The Deep Breaths Scarf pattern will be forever free here on the Straight Hooked blog, but if you prefer an ad-free experience, you can choose to purchase either the Deep Breaths Scarf or Deep Breaths Beanie pattern individually for $3.99, or you can opt for the Deep Breaths Bundle and get both patterns in full-color PDF format for just $5.99
The Speedy Scarf uses just under 1 ball of Lion Brand Mandala yarn and a 6.5mm crochet hook. If you've never used the Triple Stranding Technique, are you in for a treat today! I love this method to convert thin yarn into thicker yarn without needing to hold 3 skeins or partial skeins together. The Speedy Scarf pattern is forever free here on the blog, but if you prefer an ad-free experience with color step-by-step photos, you can choose to purchase the PDF below.
My husband loves to watch Three's Company reruns, and has been asking me to make him a blanket to match Jack's apartment. I knew he was going to see his blanket! You can choose any colors you would like to make your own Throwback Throw Blanket. You'll want to make sure you have enough of one color to join all of your pieces with the Double Crochet Join method.
Have you ever heard the phrase, "Hell in a handbasket"? Its a pretty old saying, I'm not really sure the origins and I'm frankly too lazy to look it up, but every time I have heard someone use it, they seem to be describing a series of events where things just get suckier and suckier. Funny thing about this design- everything about it sent sideways from the very beginning when I was waiting for my yarn babies to arrive. My bag looks like a friggin' basket. A handbag basket. Hand...basket. Wait, what was that phrase? Hell in a handbasket. Pretty much exactly what my entire experience was with this design.