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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New Year, New Skill CAL – Solomon’s Knots

New Year, New Skill CAL

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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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 – Starry Skies Boot Cuffs

Starry Skies Set

These fun boot cuffs use the same stitch pattern as the Starry Skies cowl / scarf. When made with a sparkly yarn like in the original cowl / scarf pattern, the lace design can be very dressy. In the set shown here, I used a fuzzier, self striping yarn, which gives a more casual and fun look. With ribbing on … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Starry Skies Cowl & Scarf

Free Pattern - Starry Skies Scarf / Cowl

The Starry Skies pattern is really 3 patterns in one. It offers options for a cowl, a scarf, or an infinity scarf. Whichever you choose, the lacy design and subtle shimmer is sure to add a touch of elegance to your autumn wardrobe. Complete the set with the matching Starry Skies Boot Cuffs!    This pattern is protected by copyright. Please … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Twilight Reverie

Twilight Reverie - A free pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

With the Blueberry Hill shawl, we worked lover’s knots in a rectangle. This capelet uses the same basic stitch, but with added shaping. It’s just the right weight to warm bare shoulders on a breezy spring or summer evening, and can be worn with the opening in front, or over one shoulder. It works up quickly with the Red Heart Boutique … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Blueberry Hill

Blueberry Hill - A free pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

You can’t possibly be blue wearing (or making) this pretty shawl! It’s light and airy when draped over bare shoulders and looks great with a shawl pin, or scrunch it up and use it as a scarf. The lacy, open, lover’s knots (Solomon’s knots) design works up quickly and uses very little yarn for such a big piece.   This pattern is protected by … Continue reading →