Tutorial – Introduction to Bruges Lace

Basic Bruges Lace tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

Welcome to the New Year, New Technique CAL! This week’s technique is Bruges lace, and one of the patterns is my Bruges Lace Napkin Ring. If you’ve never done Bruges lace before, this pattern is a wonderful introduction.

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Free Pattern – Resistance

Resistance - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

Here’s one for all you STEM folks out there. The bold, zig-zag design is eye catching, particularly with highly contrasting yarns. It also happens to be the symbol used on electric circuit diagrams to indicate a resistor. You can change up the colors as you go, so it’s a good scrap buster too!

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Scrappy Stitchers Link Party #27

Chaqueta rosa by Con hilos, lanas, y botones - most clicked link in Scrappy Stitchers #2

Congrats to Con hilos, lanas, y botones for the most clicked link in January’s Scrappy Stitchers Link Party! Her Chaqueta rosa is so pretty – and I just love the turtle pictured with it on her blog post! Now it’s your turn – share your pictures! Remember, any fiber related project you’ve made is fine – it does not have to be your own design and you don’t have to have a blog. You can link up your Ravelry project pages or Instagram photos too. While you’re here, help support each other by clicking on a few of the other entries.

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Free Pattern – Impetuous

Impetuous - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps

This lacy design is super easy and works up remarkably quickly too. Make it as a cowl or a scarf, or even a shawl! Any yarn at any gauge will do, and the pattern includes instructions to adjust width and length as desired. Have some scraps to use up? It’s great for that too. Make a warm, cushy, cloud like cowl or scarf for winter wear, or a light, breezy piece for the summer, just by changing up the yarns!

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Free Pattern – Straight Up Beanie

Straight Up Beanie - A free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

Delicate columns of fans climb straight up to the top of this hat. The split/center dc stitches line up directly on top of each other, instead of being slightly offset like they normally would. This creates perfectly straight columns of stitches, for a unique texture. This pattern was designed for the “Make it for Me” CAL on Elk Studio. You’ve made it through another busy holiday season, and probably poured lots of love into handmade gifts for others. Now it’s time to make something extra special just for you. Be sure to check out the other great “Make it for Me” patterns too!

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How a Pattern Happens – Publishing

Eleanora - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

Have you ever wondered what goes into designing and writing a crochet pattern? It’s different for everyone, but I thought it would be fun to share my process with all of you. This is the 8th and final part of a series of behind-the-scenes posts, where you can join me as I work through a new design.

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Free Pattern – Eleanora

Eleanora - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

Get cozy with Eleanora! This casual, comfy vest has big roomy pockets and a subtle, all-over texture. It’s lightweight and not too warm. Perfect for relaxing at home. The Red Heart Soft Touch yarn is super soft and has lovely drape with just a little shine.

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