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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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 – Darkness

Darkness - A free pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

Sometimes you just want to wrap yourself up in darkness. Unfortunately, black or dark colored yarns can be difficult to work with, because it’s hard to see the stitches. The softer and fuzzier the black yarn is, the harder it is to see.  Well now you can get your softest, snuggliest, blackest yarns out, because this hooded scarf pattern was … 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 – Plaid Scarf

Plaid scarf - a free pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

Last year, at the Knit and Crochet Show, I took a class called “Mad About Plaid” taught by Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter. She showed us this brilliant way to create a plaid design with a combination of knitting and crochet techniques. Be sure to check out her site for some beautiful patterns, and an extensive library of tutorials. If you ever … Continue reading →

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Poinsettia bottle cozy

I know, I know….I haven’t posted a thing since Thanksgiving! I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet. I’m still here, just a bit swamped right now with a couple of projects that I can’t tell you about yet. Isn’t that the way it always goes at this time of year? Anyway, I just wanted to peek in and say I haven’t forgotten … Continue reading →

#DIW2 ends today

My #DIW2 scarf

It’s been a fun journey, but today is officially the last day of Design Improv Workshop 2 (#DIW2). Of course that doesn’t mean you can’t finish your scarf, or even start one if you haven’t already! If you made a scarf, please be sure to post your pictures on the Pinterest board. If you’re just following along to see all the … Continue reading →