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MFPP: Malabrigo Halloween by Stacey Trock

My very favorite holiday is nigh- as far as I’m concerned, Halloween starts on October 1st, and what better way to kick off the festivities than this charming collection by Stacey Trock? If you get those hook’s a-flyin’ you’ve still got time to make yourself a costume!
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Witchy (Leg)-Warmers in Merino Worsted, in Apple Green and Jacinto

Witchy (Leg)-Warmers in Merino Worsted, in Apple Green and Jacinto

 

Goblin Fingers Shawl in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Goblin Fingers Shawl in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Stacey says:

I hope you enjoy this fun collection of Halloweeen-themed patterns in one of the yummiest yarns around… Malabrigo! This book contains a cowl, legwarmers, a shawl and hat: items that, in my opinion, are crucial for a successful autumn. Oh, yeah, and a monster pillow… just because I thought it was fun! I’m pretty sure you’ll love these patterns so much, that you’ll sneak them into your life all year long!

 

Witch Hat in Chunky, Black and Jacinto

Witch Hat in Chunky, Black and Jacinto

 

Clown Cowl in Rasta, Arco Iris

Clown Cowl in Rasta, Arco Iris

 

Monster Pillow in Merino Worsted, in Molly and Frank Ochre (w/ Natural and Black detail)

Monster Pillow in Merino Worsted, in Molly and Frank Ochre (w/ Natural eyes)

 
(The monster pillow! OMG! Can’t even handle it.) Click the photos to go to each pattern, or check out 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

MFPP: Married to the Sea by Leah Coccari-Swift

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Ahh, the sea! This month’s MFPP takes you underwater with Ruby Submarine aka Leah Coccari-Swift (pun totally intended.) Let’s dive in, shall we?*

 

Dolman Tunic Pullover in Rios, colorways Indiecita, Aguas, and Azules

Dolman Tunic Pullover in Rios, colorways Indiecita, Aguas, and Azules

 

Dolman Tunic Pullover in Rios, colorways Natural and Paris Night

Dolman Tunic Pullover in Rios, colorways Natural and Paris Night

 

OctoShawl in Lace, colorways Cinnabar, Glazed Carrot, and Tiger Lily

OctoShawl in Lace, colorways Cinnabar, Glazed Carrot, and Tiger Lily

 

Leah says:

This collection is inspired by the sea, and those who seek the horizon. Good layering pieces for fickle beach weather in a variety of colors, textures and fabric types. From the diaphanous and floaty Octo Shawl in Malabrigo Lace (inspired by the translucent mantle of a vampire squid) to the bold and chunky openwork Tidal Cowl in Gruesa, it was truly fun creating these 5 patterns. This includes my first sweater and pillowcover patterns along with a few accessories, and will be the final release before my husband and I move away from Los Angeles (and my watery muse) to Chicago. This collection feels like a fitting end to 6 ocean-adjacent years!

 

Urchin Shell Hat in Chunky, in Polvoriento and Pearl

Urchin Shell Hat in Chunky, in Polvoriento and Pearl

 

Arms Pillow in Worsted, colorways Tuareg, Red Mahogany, and Pagoda

Arms Pillow in Worsted, colorways Tuareg, Red Mahogany, and Pagoda

 

Tidal Cowl in Gruesa, Indigo

Tidal Cowl in Gruesa, Indigo

 

Gorgeous!! Click the pictures to go to the individual patterns on Ravelry, or you can see the whole collection here. Or, 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

* yes that one was intended  too.

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