Archive for the ‘Free Patterns’ Category

Cozy Gifts – Two Free Patterns

Friday, November 16th, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?

Free Pattern Thursday: Amy One-Ball Scarf in S. Charles Collezion Rihanna

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
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This week’s free pattern is a quick one-ball scarf knit in S. Charles Collezione Rihanna. The Amy One-Ball Scarf from S. Charles Collezione does not require much time, effort, or skill to make and yet the resulting piece is playful, stylish, and eye-catching. Knit it for yourself or as a fantastic gift for a friend.

S. Charles Collezione Rihanna is a sparkly, colorful blend of nylon and lurex that’s perfect for accessory projects like this one. Since this scarf is so light, you can wear it year-round.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Free Pattern Thursday: Coffee Beanz Hat from Plymouth

Thursday, July 26th, 2012
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This week’s featured free pattern is a stylish, slouchy hat knit in Plymouth Coffee Beanz. The Coffee Beanz Hat is a simple knit that is fun to wear.

Sometimes when it seems too hot to knit, accessories are a great option and you’ll end up with a stash of warm projects when you need them in the winter. It’s also a great time to get a jump on gift knitting.

Plymouth Coffee Beanz is a machine washable blend of acrylic and wool. When knit, it has wonderful flecks thanks to the accent of a variegated ply.

Click here for a link to the free pattern.

Ready, Set, Knit #273: Kathy Talks with Andra Asars

Saturday, July 21st, 2012
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Guest: Andra Asars, our Berroco Yarns Rep., talks with Kathy about the new Fall yarns from Berroco.

They chat about the new engineered yarns, Cirrus and Elements as well as Boboli and Boboli Quick.  Andra mentions a pattern she’s working on from Norah Gaughan Vol. 11, and two free pattern from the Berroco website: the Checkerboard Throw and the Woodhaven mittens.

They also discuss Andra’s conversion to Knitter’s Pride Interchangeable Needles, Stitches Midwest and Kathy’s second Super-Big-Exciting announcement for the Fall schedule.

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Free Pattern Thursday: Spring Leaves Vest in Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
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This week’s free pattern is a great layer for summer, early fall, and spring. The Spring Leaves Vest is knit in Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme. This machine washable yarn is super soft. The cotton yarn adds drape to the fabric and showcases the leaf pattern nicely.

The sizing on this pattern ranges from 32″ to 56″ to fit a variety of sizes. It would look fantastic in a bright color, or great in something more neutral. For a different spin, you could try Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme Batik!

Click here for a link to the pattern.

Do you have a hard time knitting or crocheting when it’s hot out?


Free Pattern Thursday: Windsor in Rowan Summerspun

Thursday, July 5th, 2012
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Summer is in full swing here at WEBS and this week’s free pattern is a great summer top! Windsor is a fitted tee that features a high ribbed welt, a ribbed collar, and four buttons down the front. This is a great standby to have for spring and summer.

It is knit in Rowan Summerspun, a great multi-season blend of wool and cotton. The multicolored yarn works up into a lovely fabric that has lots of interest. Even this simple stockinette stitch top looks like it has a lot of interest thanks to the way this yarn is created.

We hope you’re all enjoying the summer and that you’re having a great time working on your summer projects. What are you working on right now?

If you’d like to download this pattern, you can find a link here.