Cozy crochet

| Project Inspiration, Yarn

One of the Spinnery’s favorite designers Kristen TenDyke has come up with another winning design this month, and this one is for all you hookers out there!

Her Entwined in Cables Hat and Mittens set is featured on the cover of the newest issue of Love of Crochet.

The patterns for these accessories include various sizing options and require from 2 – 4 skeins of Spinnery DK weight Mewesic to complete both.  The elastic springiness of our 100% fine wool yarn makes for a very cozy fit that will hug your  head and hands with welcome warmth.  And we love how the tweedy rustic look of our woolen spun yarn adds depth and character to Kristen’s beautiful cabled texturing.

“This issue has many other fun pattern ideas for the winter season including tops, scarves, shawls, home décor, and more.

From casual to elegant, you’ll find 7 party-ready fashions including fabulous sweaters, stunning ponchos, and lovely scarves. Learn how to use Excel and the Fibonacci Sequence to make your own striped projects like the poncho and shawl featured in the issue.

Enjoy 12 patterns to DIY your own winter wonderland, including snowflakes, snowmen, Santas, and more. Find 7 patterns that use crochet balls, baubles, and pom-poms to make winter decorations for hearth and home. Create a pom-pom ornament that looks like Santa’s belly following the step-by-step photo tutorial.

Stay cozy and warm this winter with projects using everything from DK-weight to jumbo yarns. Cover up with a cabled hat and mittens, cuddle up with a chunky blanket, and snuggle up with an oversized pillow you can make in minutes using jumbo yarn. Be inspired by 10 ways to use jumbo yarn with Marly Bird and learn about 5 fun fat yarns to try with designer Karen Clements.”

Super fun, and super fast!  Any of these projects can be whipped up in a fraction of the time that it would take to knit something similar.  One of the many reasons we love to crochet.

If speed is of the essence, you might want to consider working on Maureen Clark’s Cowl Up! tunisian crochet cowl.  This infinity cowl balances a delicate lace pattern with our bulkiest yarn for a squishy soft, comforting neckwarmer that calls for two skeins of our Capricorn yarn.

For those of you in warmer climates who don’t need as much additional warmth, you may want to opt for Maureen’s Sierra cowl. This pattern uses 2 contrasting skeins of Spinnery Cotton Comfort for a lighter accessory that can provide a beautiful pop of color at you neck with a bit less thermal protection.

We hope that you enjoy the next couple of weeks of holiday crafting!