On this week’s Ask Me Monday live stream, I showed an introduction to the crochet color work that’s used in my Bear Mountain hat, but can be applied to any project requiring creating a graphic look through crochet.
Crochet Color Work
My Bear Mountain Beanie plays with two types of color work: stripes and stranded. Stranded color work in crochet may look intimidating, but is really quite easy. By simply carrying the unused color behind the work and periodically grabbing the strand under your hook, the yarn moves along with out bunching. Whe you want to swith colors, just pick up the new one during the last yarn-over step of the stitch before the one you want worked in the new color.
Watch & Learn the Basics of Crochet Color Work
Now that you’re all knowledge-filled on crochet color work, why not give it a whirl? Get the complete Bear Mountain Beaniekits from my Yarncraft Kits for Interweave here.
Gray/Purple version: Finished Size: 21 (28)” in circumference. Yarn: Wool and the Gang Wooly Bully Alpaca (80% superfine alpaca, 20% merino wool; 43 yd [40 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]; CYCA #5): Shacklewell grey (B) and eagle grey (C), 1 (2) balls each; Margaux red (A) 1 (1) ball. Hook: Size K/101/2 (6.5 mm) hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge. Notions: Tapestry needle. Gauge: 11 sts and 9 rnds = 4″.
White/Orange/Blue/Gray Version: Finished Size: 21 (28)” in circumference. Yarn: Wool and the Gang Wooly Bully Alpaca (80% superfine alpaca, 20% merino wool; 43 yd [40 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]; CYCA #5): ivory white (B), eagle grey (C), 1 (2) balls each; Mr. Sky Blue (A), rusty orange (D), 1 (1) ball each. Hook: Size K/101/2 (6.5 mm) hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge. Notions: Tapestry needle. Gauge: 11 sts and 9 rnds = 4″.
It's almost July and that means it's time to debut YarnYAY!’s Fall/Winter Designer in Residence - the amazing, vibrant, and talented, Toni Lipsey aka @tlyarncrafts ! We're big fans of her work in both the crochet and Tunisian crochet realms and couldn't be more thrilled to have her on the design team for the season.
✨This means that, as of our July box (on sale now) YarnYAY! subscribers will receive one of her patterns, designed especially for us! 🧶
Welcome Toni, we’re thrilled to have you as part of the team! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
The majority share of the knitting, crochet, and crafts industries, and the community that supports them, are women and non-binary folk with uteruses. After yesterday's devastating supreme court decision, essentially removing women's constitutional rights over our own bodies, need to support one another. We need to love each other enough to not give up. I see you. My heart is with you.
Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be on a Zoom action-meeting run by a major women's healthcare organization. We feel powerless, but one of the suggestions they gave for things we can do is to donate to grass-root organizations that focus on women's healthcare clinics.
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