Free Pattern – Rainbow Cake

Rainbow Cake Blanket - a free pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

Fluffy, textured layers of vivid colors are separated by thin bands of white. This delicious blanket is as irresistible as the rainbow layer cakes that it looks like. The stitch pattern is easy and works up quickly, and best of all, it’s completely calorie free – so go ahead, dig in! It’s made in Red Heart Baby Hugs yarn, which has been tested to be free from harmful levels of over 300 substances, so smooshing your face in it is perfectly acceptable too.

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Knitted Kitchen #20 – Butterfly Stitch

Knitted Kitchen #20 - Butterfly Stitch washcloth -StitchesNScraps.com

The Butterfly Stitch washcloth is pattern #20 in the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop. This simple technique uses slip stitches to create a unique texture. The pattern includes written & charted instructions, plus a video tutorial.

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A Day at the Farm

Kline Creek Farm

A couple of weekends ago, thanks to a heads up from a friend, I stumbled across something really fun! Our local forest preserve district operates a historical “living history” farm called Kline Creek Farm. Recently, they had their Lamb and Wool Festival, and I was able to go. It was a beautiful Sunday morning, not too hot and not too … Continue reading →

Scrappy Stitchers Link Party #30

Ballerina Bunny Charlotte made by Haekelfieber - most clicked in Scrappy Stitchers Link party #28!

The April Scrappy Stitcher’s link party had some really adorable Easter projects in it! A cute pair of Ballerina Bunnies made by Häkelfieber was the most clicked project

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Adventures in Spinning

Handspun cowl - stitchesnscraps.com

As you may know, I’ve been learning a new craft – spinning! I watched my friend my friend Heavenly do it for months, and all the time swore I wasn’t going to start, because I didn’t have time for it. Of course I started anyway, and now I’m obsessed.

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Knitted Kitchen #16 – Brick Stitch

Knitted Kitchen #16 - Brick Stitch washcloth -StitchesNScraps.com

The Brick Stitch washcloth is pattern #16 in the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop. This square uses a type of colorwork where you only work with one color on each row, and slip stitches are used to carry one color up into the next. The pattern includes written & charted instructions, plus a video tutorial.

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Free Pattern – Sargassum

Sargassum - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

Capture the feeling of delicate, lacy strands of seaweed, white sand beaches littered with shells, and the sparkle of sunshine on the clear, blue ocean. Sargassum is the name of a seaweed that washes ashore on the gulf beaches of Florida, where I recently went for a vacation. The days were full of warm sunshine, but there was still enough of a chill in the early mornings and late evenings to make this shawl a welcome accessory. The striping pattern gently shifts from more green to more blue, without repeating, while optional beads add a nice weight, and occasional sparkle as they catch the sunlight.

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