How to Knit a Chunky Brioche Slouchy Hat in SHORTCUT Brioche Stitch – Free Knitting Pattern

20 Jan

Free Pattern! This Brioche Slouchy Hat is warm, squishy, and airy, knit in 3 colors. This tutorial will teach you to work my Shortcut Brioche stitch in the round. If you can work in the round and work β€œknit 1, purl 1” ribbing, you can knit this hat! There are no decreases at the crown, or anywhere in the pattern, it’s just ribbing and Shortcut Brioche Stitch. I added a large pom pom at the back. Continue reading

Yarn Review: Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering – Multi & Kettle Dyed

14 Apr

When I designed my Double Chevron Lace Scarf Pattern, I needed a warm, machine washable, fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition to highlight the lace pattern. I wanted the stitch pattern to shine. I didn’t want to use a multicolored yarn that would distract from the stitch pattern, but I didn’t exactly want a solid colored yarn, either. I decided to try Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in the Kettle Dyed Delphinium colorway, which seemed to be just what I was looking for. It was the perfect yarn for my scarf. In fact, I loved it so much that I bought several more skeins (and will probably buy more in the future). So here’s my review of the Knit Picks Hawthorne Yarn. Continue reading

Knitting Accessory Kit – Essential Tools – Product Review

19 Feb

This compact, inexpensive little set has everything you need for your knitting projects! Toss it in your knitting bag to have a wide selection of tools and notions at your fingertips, even when you are on the go.

This set is available here:
Bokit Knitting Accessory Kit – Basic Tools

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What is your favorite knitting or crochet tool?
Happy Yarning! πŸ™‚

Choosing Yarn for the February Afghan – 12 Afghans In 12 Months

2 Feb

Well, it’s officially February, so now I can show you the yarn that I have chosen for this month’s afghan… Knit Picks Brava Worsted! You can see my color choices in this video.

Can you guess what I have designed for my afghan with this yarn?
Happy Yarning! πŸ™‚

Finished January Afghan for 12 Afghans in 12 Months Challenge

1 Feb

My January Afghan is finally finished! This afghan features stripes of a multicolored wave stitch.

This pattern is available on Ravelry. Click Here to add it to your Ravelry queue and favorites.

Crochet Throw Blanket - #12AfghansIn12MonthsChallenge -January afghan - yayforyarn.comFinished January Afghan for my 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge -

Ripple Stripe Wave Block Stitch Crochet Afghan -

Crochet Afghan Blanket - 12 Afghans in 12 Months Challenge by  Yay For Yarn

Happy Yarning! πŸ™‚

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12 Dec

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This code is good on any physical (not an ebook) book, but I always use these types of coupons on knitting and crochet books. πŸ™‚ You can never have too many! It was so hard to choose just 10 to feature in this post. If it’s a book about yarn, it is almost always a good book. πŸ˜€

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I learned to crochet at 7 years old with this book. It is one of the clearest learn-to-crochet books I have ever seen.

What is your favorite / most helpful knitting or crochet book?

Happy Yarning! πŸ™‚

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Free Mug Cozy Knitting Pattern

15 Nov

Lace Mug Cozy - Free Knitting PatternWhether you drink tea, coffee, or hot cocoa, this mug cozy will make your cold-weather drink even more enjoyable. Continue reading

Western Riding Boots Crochet Pattern – Fits American Girl & other 18 inch Dolls

5 Nov

crochet pattern boots shoes button cowboy cowgirlNew Crochet Pattern for 18 inch American Girl Dolls… Western style Riding boots! These tall boots come up higher on the front of the leg and feature a strap around the ankle. Continue reading