Archive for the ‘Free Patterns’ Category

Projects for the Winter Games

Friday, January 24th, 2014
Share Button

The Winter Games begin Feb 7th  – just 2 weeks away!

If you’re looking for a few quick projects to knit or crochet before the games begin, to show your support, we’ve got some great ideas and each pattern is FREE.

Our Last Minute Hat pattern is a great quick knit! Written to double strand our Berkshire Bulky, you could easily substitute with 3 strands of our Valley Yarns Berkshire or Northampton.

The Last Minute Mittens are also a great choice. Shown knit in Northampton Bulky, you could substitute Berkshire Bulky, and easily add stripes.

 

The Bits and Pieces Cowl is a great way to show your team spirit, and being worked in singled crochet on a larger hook with Berkshire Bulky you’ll zip right along!

my mt hat and yarn

Finally, a cute and slouchy crochet hat from the My Mountain collection from Schachenmayer worked in their Boston yarn.

If you already have projects planned but need yarns in the right patriotic color scheme to support Team USA we have a few more great options:

Berroco Comfort, Berroco Comfort Chunky, Plymouth Encore

What will you be working on during the games? And what events are you most looking forward to?

Valley Yarns 579 Advent Candle Wall Hanging

Sunday, December 1st, 2013
Share Button

Valley Yarns 579 Advent Wall Hanging Free PatternAs we enter into the darkest month of the year, it is fitting that candles have a symbolic role in the Christmas holiday. Our festive Advent Candle Wall Hanging allows you to mark each of the weeks of the Christmas season. Now you can celebrate the season without fearing hot wax, flames or prickly pine needles. In addition, our pattern allows you to create a 4 or 5 candle arrangement.

You can download the free pattern here.

Happy Holidays!

Great ideas for our Valley Lace Jar Covers

Monday, November 18th, 2013
Share Button

The Free Knit Lace and Crochet Lace Jar Covers from our Holiday Gift Guide have been quite popular.

Whether you knit or crochet, these projects work up quick and are made with just a little bit of yarn so they’re perfect for using up some of your stash.

Decoration

These jars, set in clusters, can really pull together a seasonal display on a dining room table or mantelpiece, and they can easily be filled with seasonal greens or berries for a pop of color.

Gifts

They also make for great gift presentation! Whether you’re giving a decorative candle, a delicious cookie-in-a-jar mix or a few sets of colorful double pointed needles, these jar covers make the most beautiful gift wrapping.

Have you knit or crocheted and jar covers yet? How will you use them?

A Heartfelt Valentine

Monday, February 4th, 2013
Share Button

 

Knitting and Crochet are a huge part of our lives here at WEBS and this year we wanted to bring them together for a quick Valentine’s Day project that is accessible to everyone from the most advanced to newest beginners. Valley Yarns Pattern #526 Heartfelt Coasters.

With just 3 skeins of our Valley Yarns Northampton Sport you can make 6 coasters with enough yardage left over for quite a bit of embellishment.  Here you can see Kirsten’s mug on her basic coaster and mine on my fancy one. Kirsten knit hers and I crocheted mine, then we swapped hearts, so each of our coasters contains knit and crochet! All it takes is two simple squares, knit or crocheted, that have been felted. Cut out a heart shape from the center and swap the hearts, then sew them back into place in their new home.

For the sewing you’ll need an embroidery needle with an eye big enough to accommodate the yarn and a tip sharp enough to pierce your felted square, as well as the third color of Northampton Sport. Here I have a square in natural and a heart in burgundy, so I’m using the merlot heather to sew everything together.  And don’t worry if your heart doesn’t fit exactly into the cut out space, your stitches should pull everything together nicely. If you’re feeling fancy you can do a blanket stitch around the edge and then add a decorative crochet border.

Swap hearts with a friend or get your knitting group/circle to swap hearts.

Fun Ideas for Valley Yarns Knit Stars

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
Share Button

Our Valley Yarns Knit Stars has been a popular free pattern download. We love them here at the store too! So, now that you’ve knit all of these stars, what do you do with them? We have gathered a few great ideas!

Decoration

 

(left) There are so many options for hanging your stars – wire for ornament hooks, stretchy, glittery cord for a simple loop, and of course, ribbon. Hang them on your tree, garland, in your windows – anywhere!

(right) Use your stars as decoration on gift packaging to add a little whimsy to your gifts. If you attach a hanger, the recipient can use the package decoration as decoration in their home.

Gifts 

 

J, one of our store associates, is using the stars as sachets and cat toys. He has two easy methods for stuffing them. Tea diffusers are a great option. Another easy way is to lay out a 1″ x 1″ square of polyfil, place you “ingredients” inside, roll it up to surround them, and stuff your star.

Some stuffing suggestions: catnip, lavender, and a moth repellent that includes cedar chips, cinnamon, clove, and lavender (and smells amazing).

Accessorize

 

Headband (left)
Simply stitch your star to a headband and you have a fun accessory. It doesn’t take much time at all – just a couple of minutes and you’re ready to go!

Barrettes (right)
If headbands aren’t your thing, the stars also attach well to barrettes. I prefer the snap/contour style of barrettes. All you have to do is a quick whipstitch around the barrettes and through the star. The snap barrettes make it easy to add to your hair. Simply slide in and press the star to secure.

Have you knit any stars yet? What would you do with them?

 

Cozy Gifts – Two Free Patterns

Friday, November 16th, 2012
Share Button

Just in time for some last-minute holiday knitting or crocheting: two free cozy patterns! Fast, inexpensive, useful, thoughtful, and one-size-fits-all, cozies make fantastic gifts for even the fussiest recipients. Who wouldn’t like to keep their hot drinks hot and their cool drinks cool?

 

#510 Fancy Mug Cozy

This elegant, ever-so-slightly-lacy knit mug cozy is great for grabbing a mug of hot cocoa. Since it’s worked sideways, it can be knit to fit any size mug. A simple cast-on button loop keeps it snug and secure around a mug handle. One skein of Valley Yarns Superwash is all it takes, making it a soft, washable, and quite economical gift.

Download the pattern here.

 
#511 Jar, Bottle, or Can Cozy

For years, students and other resourceful thrifters have been reusing jars as travel mugs, thermoses and lunch containers. Celebrate their good recycling habits by crocheting them this very quick and handy cozy.

The base acts as a built-in coaster while the sides insulate. A roomy side strap is perfect for clipping onto a bag or belt loop while the top stability strap holds it in place. Eyelets underneath the side strap help you see inside. But it’s not just for drinking out of jars. It can easily accommodate bottles, cans, or adorn your home-canned gifts. Using only about 50 yards of Valley Yarns Northampton, you can easily get three or four cozies from just one skein!

Download the pattern here.

Free Fiesta La Boheme Neck Warmer Pattern and Giveaway

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Share Button

Our last free pattern feature from Fiesta is the La Boheme Neck Warmer. Knit in Fiesta Starburst La Boheme, this neck warmer adds color and sparkle to your accessory collection.

Fiesta Starburst La Boheme blends rayon, brushed kid mohair, wool, nylon, and metallic. The different fibers blend to create a fiber with a sheen, mohair haze, and sparkle all in one. It is dyed in Fiesta’s great color combinations.

The asymmetrical design created by buttoning is a great look and functional keeping this scarf around your neck. Your neck is sure to stay toasty on the chilliest of days with this warmer.

We’re giving away the yarn to knit the La Boheme Neck Warmer. Just leave a comment by Wednesday, November 21 at 9:00am EST.

You can download the free pattern on our website here.

Free Pattern: Greta’s Tundra Hat

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Share Button

Now that the leaves have fallen off the trees (and we’re getting snow as I type this!) in western Massachusetts, it’s starting to really feel winter-like. The lack of color on the trees is making me crave a little color in my usually black and gray wardrobe.

Our store associate and website content assistant, Greta, recently whipped up this quick hat in two colors of Fibre Company Tundra and wrote up the pattern.

This project would make a great gift and only takes two hanks of the luxurious baby alpaca, merino, and silk blend.

What colors would you choose?

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Fiesta Free Scarf Pattern and Yarn Giveaway

Friday, September 21st, 2012
Share Button

The month of September brings us a new free pattern featuring a Fiesta yarn. This month’s pattern uses Fiesta Gracie Lace. Gracie Lace is a wonderful blend of extrafine merino, silk, and cashmere. The featured color is Vintage.

Gracie Lace Scarf is a lacy scarf that is knit holding the yarn doubled. The finished scarf is long enough to wrap around your neck several times and is incredibly soft.

The lace pattern doesn’t get lost in the color pattern of the yarn. It would look fantastic in any of the Gracie Lace colorways.

The colorway that it is shown in, Vintage, reminds me of fall. It has all the colors that we find on the trees here in New England once they start to change. Autumn is one of my favorite times of year and I love the way the color represents it.

We’re giving away a skein of the yarn and the needles to complete the project. Leave a comment with your favorite way to use lace yarn. You have until Wednesday, September 26th at 9:00am EDT.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Free Pattern Thursday: Braque in Berroco Linsey

Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Share Button

This week’s free pattern is a crochet pattern from Berroco. Braque is an updated take on the classic granny square. This charming cardigan is easy to crochet and combines modern sensibilities with a bohemian vibe.

Crocheted in Berroco Linsey, this great blend combines cotton and linen in a great yarn for summer. It also has fantastic color variations that are brought to life with the granny square pattern.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

What’s your favorite crochet pattern?