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 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.
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.
This pattern was fun and fast to work up, and my testers loved it almost as much as I did! I know not everyone is a tassel person (honestly, I never was much of a fan of tassels myself until recently), so they are optional of course, but I suggest you give it a try- you might change your mind about tassels like I did!You will need a 5.5mm crochet hook for this project. This is another pattern with simple enough repeats to crochet among distractions, yet just complex enough to keep you from getting bored.