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Neighborhood Scarf Reveal -- In Honor of Mr. Rogers

Neighborhood Scarf Reveal -- In Honor of Mr. Rogers

Last week I teased you with some unusual photos from my latest creation. And then I began a story that I'm going to finish telling you today. So before you read any more, pop over and read the start of my story here at the bottom of that post.

Now that you're back, let me continue the story...

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It's a Beautiful Day for a WIP

It's a Beautiful Day for a WIP

I've lived a really abundant life-- a life full of opportunity, experience and growth. Some of it has been hard. Most of it has been nearly blissful. If you haven't sensed it yet, my nostalgia meter is ticking right now, and for good reason. The most recent work-in-progress (WIP) on my crochet hook has me reflecting and reminiscing. Do you ever do that when you crochet? Let me show you what my WIP looks like...
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Under the Awning Blanket Crochet Pattern Update

Under the Awning Blanket Crochet Pattern Update

I suppose it happens. I must accept change. I'm not talking about changes like my kids growing up, or the crows feet at my eyes, or the tire treads on my car wearing thin. I'm talking about changes required to keep my crochet patterns updated. Fortunately, updating my Under the Awning Blanket pattern was a no-brainer. I knew the first time that I held Scheepjes Softfun in my hands it was the perfect substitute for the discontinued yarn used to make the original blanket. Let me show you the colors I chose for this one...
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YARN 8 Book-a-Zine: How to Make Felted Mitts

YARN 8 Book-a-Zine: How to Make Felted Mitts

Ever since discovering the magic of felting, I'm honestly gleeful when I get to create anything with the technique. Recently I was asked to design a pair of felted mitts for the newest issue of Scheepjes YARN Book-a-Zine Tea Room*. Off to the thrift store I scurried to find the perfect wool sweater/jumper that could be upcycled into some handwarmers. Needless to say, I hit the jack-pot with a beautiful blue and purple vintage fair-isle cardigan! But let me show you...
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Prism Pillow | Crochet Pattern | Felted Button | rainbow of prism shaped squares crocheted on square pillow

Prism Pillow Crochet Pattern

You know when you are finished with a project and are left with the few bits of leftover yarn--and those leftovers are enough to make something terrific, but you need some inspiration? Well, I'm hopping in to help you solve that problem. And if you were fortunate enough to participate in my latest Prism Blanket MAL, you'll have just the yarns you need to make today's new free crochet pattern I'm calling the Prism Pillow. Wanna see?
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Free Crochet Pattern | Rinske Square

Free Crochet Pattern | Rinske Square

Let me introduce you to my latest free crochet granny square I've named Rinske. I've partnered with the talented Julie Yeager Designs and her 2019 Block a Week series to share with you a 12" (30.5cm) square that's loaded with typical Felted Button color and texture. I made my first sample with Scheepjes Chunky Monkey* a super soft-on-the-hook 100% anti-pilling, premium acrylic that comes in a huge...
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Crochet Cute Critters by Sarah Zimmerman, lots of amigurumi animals, book review by Susan Carlson of Felted Button | Colorful Crochet Patterns

Book Review, Crochet Cute Critters

When I first picked up my hook as an adult to begin crocheting, I did as I typically do when learning new things...I try the skill in as many ways as possible. That meant: something flat in rows, something flat in the round, mixing up stitch placements, shaping with short rows, and on and on. One of the techniques I really had fun with was making amigurumi--those soft and 3D toys and objects that...
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Rainbow if brightly colored crochet flowers blanket with yellow centers, Waikiki Wildflower Blanket crochet pattern made with Scheepjes Cahlista, by Susan Carlson of Felted Button colorful crochet patterns

Waikiki Wildflower Blanket Pattern Anew

When I contemplate the beginnings of Felted Button, one of my fondest memories is the creation of my Waikiki Wildflower Blanket inspired by my trips to the beaches of Hawaii. The yarn that I used to make it was a brightly-colored superwash wool that has since been discontinued, so I decided an update was in order. I recruited the help of a friend, Sabrina, who has a knack with both crochet and...
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Layered triangles with rainbow of colorful triangles after neutral base triangles, Prism Blanket, crochet afghan pattern  by Susan Carlson of Felted Button colorful crochet patterns

Prism Blanket Make-a-Long MAL

I'm thrilled to be announcing something that's been in the works for quite some time now. So what's a ScheepjesMake-A-Long (MAL), you may ask? It's a bit like having your own personal crochet club, one that meets at your convenience from the comfort of your own home and joins together with friends to crochet a project, share progress, ask questions and rejoice in your love for crochet and yarn!
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Highly textured rainbow swears in crocheted blanket with cream border made with Scheepjes River Washed and Stone Washed colour pack, square designed by Susan Carlson of Felted Button colorful crochet patterns

Riverstone Asanas -- Updated Blanket Pattern

One of the most gratifying things about designing crochet patterns is seeing what people are able to do with my patterns as a spark of inspiration to make a piece uniquely their own. Just recently, a fellow crocheter, April, shared with me a little tweaking she did with my Asanas Blanket pattern. Now I'll share that "tweaking" with you...
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Scheepjes YARN Book-a-zine, Sea Urchin cushion

Scheepjes Yarn Reef and Skies

Some crochet can be ugly. I'll admit it. Sometimes it's just lumpy, old-fashioned and tacky. But then there's that crochet that makes your heart sing--that is true fiber art--beautiful, functional, stylish, trend-setting. YARN book-a-zine is all of that and more. The newest edition of the book-a-zine was just released and it is a sight to behold, I tell ya! Not a tacky or unstylish thing in...
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Green ombre crocheted blanket with black trim, made with interlocking crochet and Scheepjes Whirl yarn, free cricket pattern,  by Susan Carlson of Felted Button colorful crochet patterns

Window to the Whirl Part 2

Last week I shared the free crochet pattern for Part 1 of my Window to the Whirl Blanket which included the panel with the nifty little "windows" created by the intermeshing crochet technique. Today I'm sharing Part 2 of the blanket. This section, made with its own coordinating Scheepjes Whirl, is really rhythmic and relaxing but perfectly highlights the gradient fade of the yarn. Let's get on...
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