Crochet

Looking for a simple grab-and-go project for summer? With ample yardage and made-for-the-yarn patterns these easy to work from “cakes” (and ombre color packs) from Spanish yarn maker Katia are just right for a pop of easy color!

Order now for best selection – supplies of these beautiful yarns are limited, once it’s gone it’s gone! (All sales are final.)

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For your safety and in accordance with current public health guidance all classes and groups are currently suspended. We’re reaching out to anyone who’s registered for a class, however if you were registered and did not receive our email please contact us to confirm your cancellation, refund or credit. We hope to see you again here at Halcyon Yarn when we can welcome you safely! (05/25/20)

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The simple construction of the easy-to-crochet top makes the Ultra Twist Broomstick Lace Top - Crochet Pattern a great project for adventurous beginners and beyond. This flattering, versatile layering piece features a gracefully draped front worked in a Broomstick Lace variation. I crocheted it out of 3/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn, an affordable 100% mercerized cotton that comes in a TON of different colors. Not only is this top lovely and comfortable to wear – it’s fun to make, too!

 

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Juniper Moon Farm’s Organic Patagonia Merino is a story that’s almost too good to be true: 100% GOTS certified organic, sustainable, non-mulesed, pesticide-free merino wool, all wrapped up in a great big 382 yard/100 gram hank of woolen spun DK weight goodness. All those credentials at an affordable price? Go ahead and give yourself a pinch – you’re not dreaming this up!

 

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Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Jumbo Yarn is a gigantic delight in every sense! You can’t miss this enormous treat – Woolstock Jumbo packs a big (soft) punch for super-fast and extra-warm accessories. Read on for details and a special pattern offer – this week only!

 

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Portrait of Gretchen
by: Gretchen

Yarn and Soul Alpaca

 

Brand new Superfine 400 Alpaca Braids from Yarn and Soul! In six stunning colorways with amazing yardage. Each braid features five coordinated colors in one squishy soft braid! Great for knit or crochet colorwork shawls as well as beautiful woven scarves and blankets…

Plus – check out the great free patterns!

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Portrait of Sierra Roberts
by: Sierra Roberts

Crochet Norumbega: Saddleback Cowl

 

With its true Aran weight and ample yardage, you can get a lot out of just one skein of Norumbega Yarn. This sturdy American wool yarn is already a favorite for knitters and weavers, and with the new Saddleback Cowl we’re beginning to see how great Norumbega is for crochet as well!

 

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Our Cotton Chenilles are super plush yarns with a soft and fluffy 100% cotton pile, available in both bulky and worsted weight. These yarns are washer and dryer friendly – in fact, I recommend finishing every Cotton Chenille project with a run through the gentle cycle, followed by a good tumble in the dryer. This washing process helps the yarn to really fluff up, making a super soft fabric that’s perfect for cuddling up to.

 

Touchable, durable, AND machine washable? With these powers combined, Cotton Chenille is an excellent choice for crocheted pillows, blankets, towels, and just about any other home textile you can dream up.

I was recently reading through Corner to Corner Crochet - 15 Contemporary C2C Projects and I was so inspired, I had to try making something from it. I chose two colors of Casco Bay Bulky Cotton Chenille Yarn, one mini cone each, and grabbed a size K crochet hook to get started. 
Although my gauge was different, I chose to make one square from the Inverse Throw to try the “C2C” technique out. Here’s what it looked like, before and after washing:

Before washing.
After washing.

 

As you can see in the above photos, the chenille plumps up delightfully after laundering. My gauge for that square was a bit loose (you can tell in the before photo), but look at how those spaces filled in!

The same thing happens with our worsted weight Casco Bay Cotton Chenille Yarn. This soft, plush cotton makes excellent wash cloths, no matter what stitch you use. I like simple double crochet, with a tidy single crochet border and built-in hanging loop. These little wash cloths make a great gift – especially when paired with a bar of homemade soap, fresh from the farmers market! Here’s the free pattern:

 

Crocheted Wash Cloth

Yarn: Casco Bay Cotton Chenille Yarn, 1 mini cone
Hook: Size H (6mm) crochet hook

Loosely ch 26.  Dc (double crochet) in 2nd ch from hook, then in each ch to end.  24 sts. Turn.

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in each st to end. Repeat this row until piece measures approximately 8″ from beginning. Do not break yarn.

Border: Ch 10, sl st in 1st st, sc to last st, 3 sc in last st (creates corner), sc along side, working 1 sc for each row, to next corner, 3 sc in corner st, sc 22 sts along beginning chain, 3 sc in last st, sc as for first side, join with a sl st to base of ch 10. Break yarn and fasten off. Weave in ends. Machine wash and dry for best results.

Crocheted cotton chenille wash cloth, before washing.
Chenille wash cloth, after machine wash and dry.

 

Tips for working with Cotton Chenille:
• Cotton yarns are not stretchy! You may find it easier to work with a loose gauge when crocheting with this, as well as other cottons.
• This yarn truly loves the washing machine. For ultimate plush softness, this finishing process is a must. It will shrink and full so plan your gauge accordingly.
• Chenille isn’t known for it’s stitch definition. It’s best to stick with simple stitch patterns with this yarn, as its plushness will hide the more subtle details of fancy stitches.

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