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Malabrigo and “Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet”

Happy to share with you a beautiful crochet project made with malabrigo Rios in Indiecita color.

Waterfall Swing Jacket designed by Lorna Miser in Rios, Indiecita color.

Waterfall Swing Jacket designed by Lorna Miser in Rios, Indiecita color.

You can find this crochet pattern in the last number of Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochetspring 2016.

Spring 2016 newsstand special, Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet.

Spring 2016 newsstand special, Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet.

Quickies: Elegance Fingerless Gloves by Crochet Gypsy

We’ve got a lovely Quickie for you crocheters today! Introducing the Elegance Fingerless Gloves by Crochet Gypsy:

Elegance Gloves in Sock, in Marte colorway.

Elegance Gloves in Sock, in Marte colorway.

 

You can find the Elegance Gloves on Ravelry here, or you can see all our past Quickies here!

 

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What are Malabrigo Quickies?

Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

MFPP: Poinsettia Proliferation by Regina Rioux

December is here! And this month’s MFPP ebook by Regina Rioux celebrates one of winter’s most popular flowers, the poinsettia!

 

Poinsettia Proliferation Book Cover

 

Poinsettia shawl in Merino Worsted, in Vermillion, Verde Adriana, and Sauterne.

Poinsettia shawl in Merino Worsted, in Vermillion, Verde Adriana, and Sauterne.

Regina says:

The patterns in Poinsettia Proliferation pay homage to one of my favorite flowers, the poinsettia. I see one of those red beauties and I am instantly transported to December, a time of year where we celebrate our family and friends, take time to share a meal or two with our loved ones, swap stories and laughter and talk about what the future has in store. It is also a time where we decorate our homes with touches of the season, bake amazing confections, sing along to Christmas carols we learned as children and bathe in the glow of Christmas lights as we travel around our cities and towns after the sun has set. It is just such a magical time of year and all I have to do is glance at a poinsettia flower and I’m there.

Poinsettia Table Runner in Merino Worsted, in Vermillion, Natural, Verde Adriana, and Sauterne.

Poinsettia Table Runner in Merino Worsted, in Vermillion, Natural, Verde Adriana, and Sauterne.

So, in honor of that big red lovely and all of the December festivities I have designed a group of Tunisian and traditional crochet patterns to help you celebrate the season. Within the following pages you will find patterns to make a 70’s inspired poinsettia motif shawl, fringe and all, a lovely 50’s style hostess apron emblazoned with a brilliant poinsettia pocket, companion oven mitts with poinsettia appliques and a lovely poinsettia table runner that is sure to remind you of many holiday dinners past. All of these items were designed using Malabrigo Worsted, which means sumptuous color and a beautifully soft hand. Get your hooks ready and have some holiday inspired fun!

Poinsettia Apron (shown with oven mitts) in Merino Worsted, in Verde Adriana, Vermillion, Sauterne, and Apple Green

Poinsettia Apron (shown with oven mitts) in Merino Worsted, in Verde Adriana, Vermillion, Sauterne, and Apple Green

 

Poinsettia Oven Mitts in Merino Worsted, Verde Adriana, Vermillion, and Sauterne.

Poinsettia Oven Mitts in Merino Worsted, Verde Adriana, Vermillion, and Sauterne.

 

So fun and festive! And of course, if you’re not into poinsettias, simply change up the colors to celebrate your favorite flower (I think daisies or black-eyed-Susans would work wonderfully for spring!) You can see each pattern on Ravelry by clicking the photo, or go to the whole collection here! You can also browse past MFPPs on our Ravelry page.

 

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

– Alex

 

Malabrigo Quickies: Spiked Cowl by Kendall Nahorniak

Today we’ve got a fun crocheted cowl from Kendall Nahorniak!

 

Spiked Cowl in Merino Worsted, Charrua

Spiked Cowl in Merino Worsted, Charrua

 

Kendall says:

I’ve always loved the different colors in Malabrigo’s variegated yarns.  So I decided to design a piece that utilizes them to the fullest and the result was this cowl.  It uses spike stitches to create a texture that brings the colors to life.

 

What a great use for variegated colorways! You can find the Spiked Cowl on Ravelry here, or browse our past Quickies here!

 

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What are Malabrigo Quickies?

Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Cover of magazine Crochet! Defining Crochet

Cover of Crochet!

Cover of Crochet!

Crochet! Defining Crochet magazine has it’s autumn 2013 edition out containing two designs made with Malabrigo Yarn, one of which made the cover !

These are two designs that will definitely make a great adition to your autumn wardrobe and shows really well how beautiful and elegant crochet can be.

Puff Stitch Stripes Pullover  by Ann E. Smith

Puff Stitch Stripes Pullover by Ann E. Smith

 

An Eary Winter Jacket by Ann E. Smith

An Eary Winter Jacket by Ann E. Smith

– Verónica

Interweave Crochet Winter 2012/2013

There is a new version of Interweave Crochet Magazine, released today in it’s online version. The magazine will hit the news-stands on December 18th.

In the magazine you will find this nice top called  Quartz Lace Top designed by Dora Ohrenstein, designed with Malabrigo Yarn Lace.

Photo by Harper Point Photography

Depending on the size you will make you will need from 2 to 4 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Lace. The colour used in the sample is Pearl (#36)

-Verónica

MFPP: At the Bakery by Lindsey Stephens

The second tasty crochet collection is out! I think this one wins the “Best subtitle for an MFPP ebook” award. Mmm, pie! I’ll let Lindsey tell you about the collection:

Malabrigo has always been close to my heart. It was the yarn that got me into local yarn stores and out of the big box chain stores. I was so excited when I found out I would be able to work with Malabrigo for this project. The inspiration photo for this collection was of a beautiful pie. It made me think of warmth, sweetness, and running to a cozy cafe.

 The Cinnamon Sticks Hats and Fingerless Gloves as well as the Traveling Vines Pillow use post stitches. I love post stitches for the texture they can provide. You can do some really great things with them. (In order to help crocheters out, I’ve created some tutorial videos for the stitches I use in these patterns. You can see those tutorial videos, as well as others, at http://www.youtube.com/user/PoetryinYarn/videos?view=0.)

 

 

The Flue Socks are my personal favorite. I love a cozy pair of socks. This pattern has a close up of the first couple of heel rows which can help people trying this technique out for the first time. I had some crocheters test this pattern, and they found it a quick to make project. So keep this in mind for last minute gifts!

 

 The Simple Sugar Scarf is a nod to my nerdy chemistry love. Simple sugars like glucose are made up of 6 carbon atoms, 12 hydrogen atoms, and 6 oxygen atoms. So for the striping sequence I went with group repeats of 6 and 12. The sock yarn makes it lightweight, and it can be worn so many ways.

 

Finally, the Blackberry Blanket is what I think of as the perfect snuggling throw. Its fantastic texture looks great in the single ply yarn.

I hope other crocheters enjoy these patterns as much as I do. I’m always happy to hear feedback and answer questions. Just e-mail me at support@poetryinyarn.com

Happy Stitching!

That last one really does look like blueberry pie, doesn’t it? Cozy delicious pie. Nice one, Lindsey!

You can see the full collection on Poetry in Yarn, here, or on Ravelry here. Click the pictures to go to the individual patterns. You can also browse all the MFPP patterns on our Ravelry page.

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

– Alex

Interweave Crochet Accesories, 2012

Interweave Crochet Accessories 2012 has hit the magazine stands, and in it you can find the Tahitian Shawl by Sigrid Arnott.

Photos by Harper Point Photography

Photos by Harper Point Photography

It’s crocheted with one skein of Malabrigo Lace in Garnet (#42) using a 3.00mm hook. The finished size is 30” but size can easily by changed by adding or substracting borders.

 

MFPP: Sugar and Spice by Linda Permann

 

Crochet lovers, heads up! You’re going to like this month’s MFPPs! Starting with the extremely talented Linda Permann and this colorful collection of wooly treats.

 

 

 

Linda says:

When I think of fall, I remember pumpkin patches, changing leaves and crisp morning walks. I savor those first cool mornings, and as the temperatures fall, my urge to snuggle up with crochet gets even stronger.

The six designs in Sugar and Spice were inspired by my love of crocheted texture—and desserts, ranging from simple to ornate. Bubbling cherries swim a cobbler crust, embossed designs adorn an Italian cookie, and glowing beads of sugar dance along the edge of a freshly baked pie. Just like a delicious dessert, a beautiful hat, shawl or sweater will leave you feeling warm and content.

I hope you find inspiration in these pages to make your own crochet delicacies, either as gifts or to cherish for yourself.

Happy Crocheting!

 

 

 

 

Don’t they just look good enough to eat? (Okay, that was a really obvious joke, but it’s still true.) Click the pictures to go to the individual patterns on Ravelry, or you can see the whole collection here. You can also browse all the MFPP patterns on our Ravelry page. Happy hooking!

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

– Alex

Interweave Crochet, Fall 2012

Photo by Harper Point Photography

Interweave Crochet released their online magazine for Fall 2012 this Aug. 24. As part of this issue is Chevron Scarf, designed by Kathy Merrick. 8 colors of Malabrigo Yarn Lace are used to form this colorful scarf.

In the words of the designer:

“Crochet chevrons morph from one color to the next in blends that transform a handful of tones into a rich autumnal swath of color. Occasional lacy rows lighten the crochet scarf for easy wear. This crochet patterns is easy enough for a beginning crocheter.”

Photo by Harper Point Photography

The colors of Malabrigo Yarn Lace used in the sample are Natural (#63), Emerald (#135), Quarzo (#97), Cinnabar (#194), Tuareg (#98), Roanoke (#50), Sunset (#96), and Blue Surf (#28)

– Verónica