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!
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 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.
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.
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.
I'm so excited to share my design contribution to the Sweet Treats Blanket with you today. I created the Ice Cream Sundae square as the 7th pattern in this super fun project! A small piece of advice from me to you, though- weave in your ends as you complete each square! You can grab all 12 square patterns in the Sweet Treats CAL e-Book