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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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 →

What a difference a bind off makes!

Mom in her new shawl

I made a simple lace shawl, and I bound off with what I thought was a stretchy bind off. Here’s how the shawl looked as it was blocking (the first time). It wasn’t as big as I had hoped and felt more like a kerchief. I could tell when I was laying it out, that the fabric had a LOT … Continue reading →

Queuing

Last night, I couldn’t decide what to do. I could have made some progress on any of the 3 new patterns I’ve been working on. I could have (finally) written up the review of my LYS that I’ve been meaning to write. I could have just worked on my Socks with Sarah socks, or the lacey vest/jacket thing that is … Continue reading →

My June Yarnbox

I received my June Yarnbox a couple of weeks ago, and I’m late in sharing it with you but I haven’t forgotten. I didn’t realize the box had arrived and was waiting for me at my office, so it was a week before I knew it had come. Since then, between Tea Cozy Tuesdays, Socks with Sarah, and now the Finish … Continue reading →