I Love Yarn Day: New Pattern to Celebrate!

I Love Yarn Day Vickie Howell

I Love Yarn Day

It’s October 15th which means, I Love Yarn Day! For the 6th year running knitters, crocheters, weavers, and crafters nationwide are celebrating our passion for fiber arts. Thanks to the Craft Yarn Council, awareness for craft is elevated by uniting hundreds of thousands of people with a material they love: yarn. Pick up some wool (or wool alternative) today and make a little something. Put something positive into the world — even it’s just a few stitches at a time.

Looking for something to make? The CYC has gathered professional bloggers and designers like myself to donate patterns to inspire you to make. My contribution is a chunky, crochet beanie made with gorgeous yarn from Knit Collage.

Free Crochet Hat Pattern to Celebrate!

The Gran Dame Hat is crocheted in granny stripes and on a large hook. It can be whipped up and made in the same day, so that it’s absolutely doable for even the busiest of people. You can nab the pattern here.

I Love Yarn Day Crochet Beanie

Gran Dame Hat: Crocheted using a Clover Jumbo Amour Hook and Knit Collage Spun Cloud yarn.


Why I Love Yarn

The CYC asked me to describe why I personally love yarn. Here’s what I said.

I love yarn because… it’s an object of possibility. There are very few limitations to what you can do with string, but add to it the softness, color and texture of today’s yarns and, well, it’s like a bit of magic in a ball band!

Read the rest of the interview here.

Why do you love yarn? Has working with it positively effected your life in any way? Share your story in the comments section!

Have a lovely, handmade day!