Each October, my dear friend Christine from Sweet Potato 3 hosts the Crochet Cancer Challenge, and all of the participating designers are so gracious to allow me to claim the October 5th slot in honor of my father's birthday. I designed the Snowflake Hat for this year's Cancer Challenge using my favorite yarn to work with- Lion Brand Ferris Wheel. What I didn't know when I started this design was how much I was going to LOVE creating it- I loved it so much that for the first time ever, I designed 3 versions- Standard beanie, Messy Bun, and Slouchy!
The texture of the stitches creates little bumps inside the triangles which reminded me of moguls on ski slopes! Once you get the stitch combination committed to your memory, this scarf works up super fast as well. I designed the Moguls Scarf using Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn in the Imaginary Garden colorway. I love crocheting with the Ferris Wheel line of yarns because the yarn is made specifically for crocheting and the colorways are all SO gorgeous!
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.
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!
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.
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