29 June 2022

Zea Mays Shawl: Versatility and Popcorns Galore

Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room

Are you looking for a relaxing summer crochet make that you can wear when the sun goes down? Then my latest shawl design might appeal to you :) 
It's a symmetrical triangle worked bottom up and I've named it the Zea Mays Shawl as it has popcorns galore. I love a little bit of texture so each pattern repeat has a popcorn in the centre as you can see in the photo below.
As I mentioned in my previous post, it's a simple yet interesting repeat that works up quickly in the Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlette yarns I used. At the bottom of this post you can read all about these beautiful yarns. But first have a look at the many ways you can wear it and read all about when to expect the FREE pattern.

Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room

I not only love a bit of texture, but also versatility. It's great when you can wear a shawl in different ways I think and a triangle shawl is just perfect for that. You can wear it the more 'traditional' way so that you can clearly see the triangle shape, but there are more options. The lovely drape of this shawl makes it very easy to play around with. Have a look at the photos below.

Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room
Triangle shape wear that shows off the depth of point
Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room
Triangle shape wear a little tighter around the neck
Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room
Wrap around the shoulders wear
Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room
Cardigan wear
Free Crochet Shawl Wrap Scarf Pattern by TheCurioCraftsRoom The Curio Crafts Room
Cardigan wear that shows the entire shawl in its full glory

I'm working on the pattern for you right now and will have it ready sometime next week. As with all my shawl designs, I'll publish the pattern here on my blog for free but will also make a beautifully laid out PDF pattern with extras like a chart and close-up photos that you can then purchase in my Etsy and Ravelry shops.
See you next week!


My Other Shawl Designs: Available on Ravelry and Etsy


Shawl wrap scarf crochet pattern the curio crafts room ravelry etsy Verdancy Shawl
Verdancy Shawl: Rectangular Shawl in Whirl and Whirlette
Ravelry 
Etsy

free crochet pattern shawl wrap the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom star beam shawl
Star Beam Shawl: Dragon tail shawl in Our Tribe
Ravelry 
Etsy


star beam dragon tail shawl pattern the curio crafts room
Star Beam Shawl: Dragon tail shawl in Whirl-Fine Art
and Merino Soft
Ravelry 
Etsy

Moonwish Wrap Crochet Pattern The Curio Crafts Room Etsy Ravelry
Moonwish Wrap: Circular shawl in 
Whirlette
Ravelry
Etsy


Lunation Shawl Crochet Pattern The Curio Crafts Room Etsy Ravelry
Lunation Shawl: Asymmetrical triangle shawl in
 Whirl and Whirlette
Ravelry
Etsy


Whirl and Whirlette yarn

Both yarns are a blend of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic, which makes for lightweight and breathable shawls, or any wearables really. Whirl is a gradient yarn with a very generous twist so that it works up really quickly and it helps prevent splitting. Each colour change (and there are many, which I love because it makes the gradient so subtle) is carefully tied to ensure the knot can be discretely hidden within your stitches. So don’t worry if you come across quite a few ”knots”, or rather “fluffy bits”, because that means one colour thread is replaced by another colour thread that needs to be worked into the yarn. The Whirlette yarn comes in single colours, matching the Whirl shades. Below you can see all yarns available.
 
The shade cards shows all the 54 Whirl yarn cakes and 44 Whirlettes available.
the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom crochet pattern shawl wrap

free crochet shawl pattern the curio craftsroom scheepjes whirl whirlette yarn

Where to shop for Scheepjes Whirl, Whirlette and other yarns

Scheepjes yarns are available from WoolWarehouse (international) and Caro’s Atelier (The Netherlands). If you purchase yarn through the affiliate links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!*
Click on the link and it will take you to the shops where you can search for the yarn you’d like:

UK Wool Warehouse: http://shrsl.com/17owu
NL Caro’s Atelier:

Or shop at other Scheepjes stockists.

*Affiliate links.
The affiliate links in this post support giveaways, free patterns, discounts and the running of this blog. By purchasing yarn through these affiliate links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!

Thank you to Scheepjes for providing the yarn for this project.


20 June 2022

Summery Shawl Design with Lovely Texture and Drape


the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom Free Crochet Shawl Pattern with Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlette yarn

I've really enjoyed working on my new shawl design this past week. The stitch pattern is very meditative consisting of just a 4-row repeat, but at the same time it's also varied enough not to loose its interest. The pattern creates a beautiful drape and has a lovely texture and is therefore also very tactile. The photo below shows a close-up in which you can see the little popcorn sticking out. I love popcorns and have used them in my shawl designs before.


the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom Free Crochet Shawl Pattern with Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlette yarn

I'm also very happy with the shape I've created. The shawl's worked bottom up and you can wear it in many different ways. I like a versatile shawl :) I'll show you more next week as I think I will have finished it by then. For now I'll just leave you with some close-up photos. And aren't those colours gorgeous? 
The Scheepjes Whirls and Whirlettes come in so many different shades that it can be hard to choose which colours to work with. I'm always drawn to the ombre shades as I love a good fade. If you scroll down to the bottom, you can see all the cakes available and also where to shop for them if you fancy making my shawl :) I'll publish the free pattern here in about a fortnight.

he curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom Free Crochet Shawl Pattern with Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlette yarn
he curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom Free Crochet Shawl Pattern with Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlette yarn
The large Whirl cake is 555 Forbidden Fuchsia and the smaller Whirlette cake is 874 Pomegranate

My Other Shawl Designs: Available on Ravelry and Etsy


Shawl wrap scarf crochet pattern the curio crafts room ravelry etsy Verdancy Shawl
Verdancy Shawl: Rectangular Shawl in Whirl and Whirlette
Ravelry 
Etsy

free crochet pattern shawl wrap the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom star beam shawl
Star Beam Shawl: Dragon tail shawl in Our Tribe
Ravelry 
Etsy


star beam dragon tail shawl pattern the curio crafts room
Star Beam Shawl: Dragon tail shawl in Whirl-Fine Art
and Merino Soft
Ravelry 
Etsy

Moonwish Wrap Crochet Pattern The Curio Crafts Room Etsy Ravelry
Moonwish Wrap: Circular shawl in 
Whirlette
Ravelry
Etsy


Lunation Shawl Crochet Pattern The Curio Crafts Room Etsy Ravelry
Lunation Shawl: Asymmetrical triangle shawl in
 Whirl and Whirlette
Ravelry
Etsy

Whirl and Whirlette yarn

Both yarns are a blend of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic, which makes for lightweight and breathable shawls, or any wearables really. Whirl is a gradient yarn with a very generous twist so that it works up really quickly and it helps prevent splitting. Each colour change (and there are many, which I love because it makes the gradient so subtle) is carefully tied to ensure the knot can be discretely hidden within your stitches. So don’t worry if you come across quite a few ”knots”, or rather “fluffy bits”, because that means one colour thread is replaced by another colour thread that needs to be worked into the yarn. The Whirlette yarn comes in single colours, matching the Whirl shades. Below you can see all yarns available.
 
The shade cards shows all the 54 Whirl yarn cakes and 44 Whirlettes available.
the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom crochet pattern shawl wrap

free crochet shawl pattern the curio craftsroom scheepjes whirl whirlette yarn

Where to shop for Scheepjes Whirl, Whirlette and other yarns

Scheepjes yarns are available from WoolWarehouse (international) and Caro’s Atelier (The Netherlands). If you purchase yarn through the affiliate links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!*
Click on the link and it will take you to the shops where you can search for the yarn you’d like:

UK Wool Warehouse: http://shrsl.com/17owu
NL Caro’s Atelier:

Or shop at other Scheepjes stockists.

*Affiliate links.
The affiliate links in this post support giveaways, free patterns, discounts and the running of this blog. By purchasing yarn through these affiliate links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!

Thank you to Scheepjes for providing the yarn for this project.

13 June 2022

Cake Arrivals: Gorgeous Fuchsia Shades for My New Crochet Design

the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom Free Crochet Pattern with Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlette yarn

Look at these gorgeous yarn cakes I've received from Scheepjes. Aren't the shades just scrumptious? No need to think about what I'm going to design.....when I get cakes like these, I say SHAWL! I've also got some lovely shawl pins, so I'm all set.

What I like to do when I design a new shawl is come up with a repetitive stitch pattern that is relaxing, almost meditative, but also interesting enough to keep you going and longing to see the final result. The yarn helps with that of course. The gradient ombre shades in the large Whirl cake I chose are all very beautiful and I'm always very eager to get to the next colour change :)
I also like to come up with a shawl shape I haven't designed before. If you scroll down, you can see the shawls I've designed so far. There's an asymmetrical triangle shawl with a lovely edging at the top end, a circular shawl, a long rectangle and a very interesting dragon tail shawl with a beautiful detailed edging. So what kind of shape is missing from this list? Any ideas? Well, I have and I will show you very soon :)

I almost forgot: all of my shawl patterns are available for free here on my blog and this one will also be. Just type in the name of the shawl in the search bar to find the pattern you want. If you like, you can also purchase a PDF pattern in my Etsy or Ravelry shops as these always contain a little extra like charts, lots of (close-up) photos and of course a neat layout. And I of course appreciate the support :)
You can expect the pattern for my new shawl in a few weeks' time.

the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom Free Crochet Pattern with Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlette yarn
The large Whirl cake is 555 Forbidden Fuchsia and the smaller Whirlette cake is 874 Pomegranate

Whirl and Whirlette yarn

Both yarns are a blend of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic, which makes for lightweight and breathable shawls, or any wearables really. Whirl is a gradient yarn with a very generous twist so that it works up really quickly and it helps prevent splitting. Each colour change (and there are many, which I love because it makes the gradient so subtle) is carefully tied to ensure the knot can be discretely hidden within your stitches. So don’t worry if you come across quite a few ”knots”, or rather “fluffy bits”, because that means one colour thread is replaced by another colour thread that needs to be worked into the yarn. The Whirlette yarn comes in single colours, matching the Whirl shades. Below you can see all yarns available.
 
The shade cards shows all the 54 Whirl yarn cakes and 44 Whirlettes available.
the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom crochet pattern shawl wrap

free crochet shawl pattern the curio craftsroom scheepjes whirl whirlette yarn

Where to shop for Scheepjes Whirl, Whirlette and other yarns

Scheepjes yarns are available from WoolWarehouse (international) and Caro’s Atelier (The Netherlands). If you purchase yarn through the affiliate links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!*
Click on the link and it will take you to the shops where you can search for the yarn you’d like:

UK Wool Warehouse: http://shrsl.com/17owu
NL Caro’s Atelier:

Or shop at other Scheepjes stockists.

My Other Shawl Designs: Available on Ravelry and Etsy


Shawl wrap scarf crochet pattern the curio crafts room ravelry etsy Verdancy Shawl
Verdancy Shawl: Rectangular Shawl in Whirl and Whirlette
Ravelry 
Etsy

free crochet pattern shawl wrap the curio crafts room thecuriocraftsroom star beam shawl
Star Beam Shawl: Dragon tail shawl in Our Tribe
Ravelry 
Etsy


star beam dragon tail shawl pattern the curio crafts room
Star Beam Shawl: Dragon tail shawl in Whirl-Fine Art
and Merino Soft
Ravelry 
Etsy

Moonwish Wrap Crochet Pattern The Curio Crafts Room Etsy Ravelry
Moonwish Wrap: Circular shawl in 
Whirlette
Ravelry
Etsy


Lunation Shawl Crochet Pattern The Curio Crafts Room Etsy Ravelry
Lunation Shawl: Asymmetrical triangle shawl in
 Whirl and Whirlette
Ravelry
Etsy



*Affiliate links.
The affiliate links in this post support giveaways, free patterns, discounts and the running of this blog. By purchasing yarn through these affiliate links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!
Thank you to Scheepjes for providing the yarn for this project.

27 May 2021

Peacocky Pouch Crochet Pattern: Lovely Gift or Project Pouch with Peacock Feathers

Free crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock feather

Here's the pattern for the Peacocky Pouch for you. It's a cute gift or project pouch that can be adjusted to any size you'd like. It's made in Scheepjes Bamboo Soft, a bamboo and cotton blend yarn that creates a beautiful drape that's just perfect for a little (or not so little) pouch.
You'll find the English pattern below and the Dutch pattern here but you can also purchase a beautifully laid out PDF pattern in one of my shops.

In my Ravelry and Etsy shops you can purchase a PDF version of this pattern

The advantages of the PDF version are:

  • Clear layout with instructions in bullet-point format
  • Stitch Chart for the French Mini Peacock Feather
  • Instructions how to adjust size
  • Close up photos
  • Similar graphic design as all of my other PDF patterns
  • You support my work so that I can continue to publish free patterns and offer discount codes
Thank you!

Where to shop for Scheepjes Bamboo Soft and other yarns

Scheepjes yarns are available from WoolWarehouse, Deramores, Black Sheep Wools and Caro’s Atelier. If you purchase yarn through the affiliate links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!*
Click on the link and it will take you to the shops where you can search for the yarn you’d like:

UK Wool Warehouse: http://shrsl.com/17owu
UK Deramores: http://tidd.ly/cf1bc042
UK Black Sheep Wools: http://shrsl.com/17owe
NL Caro’s Atelier:

Or shop at other Scheepjes stockists.

Free crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock feather


You'll find the pattern for the peacock feathers here

POUCH PATTERN

Skill Level Beginners

Materials
Yarn:
Bamboo Soft (50% Bamboo, 50% Cotton; 50g/150m)
Yarn amounts needed:
Small Pouch: approx. 33g
Medium Pouch: approx. 55g
Large Pouch: approx. 163g
Colours: See below for information on the exact colours I used and where to shop for Bamboo Soft yarn
Crochet hooks: 3mm or 3.5mm for pouch depending on tension and 2.5mm or 3mm for peacock feather also depending on tension (see Gauge/Tension section below)
1 x stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Ribbon for Small Pouch: 0.5cm x approx. 90cm
Ribbon for Medium Pouch: 0.5cm x approx. 90cm
Ribbon for Large Pouch: 0.5cm x approx. 110cm 


Measurements (lying flat)
Small Project Pouch: 13 x 17cm (5.1 x 6.7in) with 3mm hook
Medium Project Pouch: 18 x 21cm (7.1 x 8.3in) with 3mm hook
Large Project Pouch: approx. 27 x 43cm (10.6 x 16.9in) with 3mm hook
Peacock Feather: 4.5 x 5cm (1.8 x 2in) with 3mm hook


Gauge/Tension
For the linen stitch part of the pouch it is important that the fabric is not too stiff so that it has a nice drape. You may either need a 3mm or 3.5mm hook depending on your tension. The bottom of the small pouch (which is worked in sc sts) should measure approx. ∅ 9.5cm, any smaller and the linen stitch rounds will probably be too tight. So it’s advised to make a swatch to see which hook size will work best for you.
For the peacock feathers tension is less critical, but if you tend to crochet loosely then a 2.5mm hook is recommended.


Stitches & Abbreviations
Crochet Terms used in this pattern: US

Stitches used in this pattern:

US Crochet Terms (with UK Crochet Terms in brackets behind them where relevant)

[  ] total number of sts on a round/row

ch chain

ch-1 sp chain 1 space

dc double crochet (tr treble crochet)

pm place stitch marker

rep repeat

sc single crochet (dc double crochet)

slst slip stitch (ss slip stitch)

st(s) stitch(es)

yoh yarn over hook


Scheepjes Bamboo Soft colours used
Small Pouch 1: Golden Nugget 260 (33g)
Peacock Feathers: Decadent Plum 250 / Mighty Spruce 254 / Jade Lapis 258

Small Pouch 2: Decadent Plum 250 (33g)
Peacock Feathers: Majestic Red 259 / Celestial Blue 255 / Jade Lapis 258

Medium Pouch: Celestial Blue 255 (55g)
Peacock Feathers: Blue Opal 253 / Jade Lapis 258 / Golden Nugget 260

Large Pouch: Decadent Plum 250 (163g)
Peacock Feathers: Deep Cherry 251 / Majestic Red 259 / Celestial Blue 255 / Jade Lapis 258


Pattern Notes
Pouch

Up to the decrease round, the pouch is worked in a spiral, which means that you won’t close rounds. Rather, you will continue around making the first stitch of each round in the first stitch of the previous round. It’s a good idea to use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds: insert the marker in the first stitch of the round so that you know when you’ve finished it and then move it up to the first stitch of the next round.
From the decrease round onwards, rounds are closed with a slst.
A ribbon is woven through dc round 1 for the small and medium sized pouches and through dc round 2 for the large pouch.
French Mini Peacock Feather
There’s a separate PDF pattern for the French Mini Peacock Feather. You’ve received it together with the purchase of this PDF pattern.
The Bamboo Soft colours I used for the little feathers are listed above on page 1.
Sewing the feathers onto the pouch
I’ve sewn the feathers onto the pouch with a few small stitches in the centre and along the outer edge using machine thread in the colour of the pouch.


INSTRUCTIONS

Base Start with a magic (adjustable) ring.
Round 1 6sc in ring (don’t chain up for the first sc). [6 sc]
Round 2 2sc in first sc of previous round, pm in first sc made, 2sc in each of the next 5 sc. [12 sc]
Round 3 2sc in first sc of previous round, pm in first sc made, 1 sc in next sc, (2sc in next sc, 1sc in next sc) 5 times. [18 sc]
Round 4 2sc in first sc of previous round, pm in first sc made, 1sc in each of the next 2 sc, (2sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc) 5 times. [24 sc]
Rounds 5-12 for Small Pouch (approx. ∅ 9.5cm) Rep Round 4: with each round, the number of sc in between 2 sc increases by 1. [6 sc increased with each round]
Rounds 5-16 for Medium Pouch (approx. ∅ 12.5cm) Rep Round 4: with each round, the number of sc in between 2 sc increases by 1. [6 sc increased with each round]
Rounds 5-24 for Large Pouch (approx. ∅ 19cm) Rep Round 4: with each round, the number of sc in between 2 sc increases by 1. [6 sc increased with each round]
Please note: This completes the bottom part of the Pouch that is worked in a sc spiral. You’ll continue to work in a spiral for the linen stitch part of the pouch.


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Next round (starts linen stitch part of Pouch) Please note: Continue to work in a spiral moving the stitch marker up with each new round. 1sc in next sc (= first sc of previous round), pm in this sc, ch1, skip next sc, (1sc in next sc, ch1, skip next sc) around.

Next round 1sc in first sc made in previous round, pm in this sc, ch1, 1sc in next ch-1 sp (please note that no st is skipped here), ch1, (1sc in next ch-1 sp, ch1) around and around until linen stitch part measures approx. 8cm for Small Pouch/10.5cm for Medium Pouch/23cm for Large Pouch, making sure to pm in first sc or ch-1 sp of each new round, end with ch1, do not fasten off.

Decrease round Please check that after this round you have an even number of sc and when you divide this even number by 2, the outcome is also an even number. For example: My Large Pouch has 72 sc in this round. Divided by 2 that makes 36, an even number. If not, work (an) additional sc as needed. 
1sc in each ch-1 sp around, pm in first sc made, slst in first sc to close, do not fasten off.

Next round Ch1 (does not count as st), 1sc in sc at base of ch1, 1sc in each sc around, pm in first sc made, slst in first sc to close, do not fasten off, continue with Dc round 1 for all sizes.

Please make sure you still have the same even number of sc.

Dc round 1 for all sizes Ch3 (counts as first dc in all dc rounds), 1dc in st at base of ch3, ch1, (skip 1sc, 2dc in next sc, ch1) around, slst in first dc to close, do not fasten off.
Dc rounds 2-5 for Small Pouch Ch3, 1dc in each dc and ch-1 sp around, slst in beg ch3 to close, do not fasten off, continue with Edging below.
Dc rounds 2-6 for Medium Pouch Ch3, 1dc in each dc and ch-1 sp around, slst in beg ch3 to close, do not fasten off, continue with Edging below.

See instructions below for dc rounds for Large Pouch as these rounds are different.

Dc rounds 2-3 for Large Pouch Slst in next dc, slst in ch-1 sp, ch3 (counts as first dc), 1dc in same ch-1 sp, ch1, (2dc in next ch-1 sp, ch1) around, slst in first dc to close, do not fasten off.
Dc rounds 4-13 for Large Pouch Ch3, 1dc in each dc and ch-1 sp around, slst in beg ch3 to close, do not fasten off.

Edging (for all sizes)
Round 1
1sc in next dc (so you do not chain up here) and in each dc around, close with slst in first sc, do not fasten off.
Round 2 (Ch1, slst in next sc) around, ch1, fasten off, do not close but work end to back of work with tapestry needle, weave in all ends.

You'll find the pattern for the peacock feathers here


More Peacock Feather Motifs

I’ve designed quite a few peacock feather motifs and some of them also look fab on the pouches, so I though I’d show you a few. These are paid patterns and are available in my Etsy & Ravelry shops.

Kekaa Peacock Feather on medium sized Pouch     Java Peacock Feather on large sized Pouch

Free crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock feather

Free crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock feather


India Peacock Feather on large sized Pouch Art Nouveau Peacock Feather on large sized Pouch

Free crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock featherFree crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock feather


Where to shop for Scheepjes Bamboo Soft and other yarns

Scheepjes yarns are available from WoolWarehouse, Deramores, Black Sheep Wools and Caro’s Atelier. If you purchase yarn through the affiliate links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!*
Click on the link and it will take you to the shops where you can search for the yarn you’d like:

UK Wool Warehouse: http://shrsl.com/17owu
UK Deramores: http://tidd.ly/cf1bc042
UK Black Sheep Wools: http://shrsl.com/17owe
NL Caro’s Atelier:

Or shop at other Scheepjes stockists.

Free crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock feather

*Affiliate links.
The affiliate links in this post support giveaways, free patterns, discounts and the running of this blog. By purchasing yarn through these affiliate links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!
Thank you to Scheepjes for providing the yarn for this project.

20 May 2021

New Crochet Design: The Peacocky Pouch for Gifts or Projects

Free crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock feather

Who loves to wrap up gifts? Using gorgeous paper, lots of ribbons, stickers, tags.... It's a craft project in itself, isn't it? But have you ever thought of crocheting a gift pouch? A cute little pouch for a lovely present. Or is the pouch the present ;) It doesn't matter; it's just a fun, quick and relaxing in between crochet project. Or not an in between one, if you want to make a larger pouch.
I've designed this pouch in such a way that you can make it in any size you want. A small size for a small gift or a large size for a different purpose altogether. What about using a larger one as a project pouch? 
The yarn I used is Scheepjes Bamboo Soft, a gorgeously soft yarn that creates a perfect drape. You can read more about the yarn in this blog post or scroll down to see all the rich colours available. There are 17 colours to choose from and they're all perfect for peacock feathers.
To embellish it, I've used my first ever free crochet design: the French Mini Peacock Feather. Mini because it's tiny (obviously) and French because I designed it while visiting my friends in France. You can find the pattern for the feathers here. I will publish the pattern for the pouch here on my blog next week. For now I'll show you some photos!Free crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock feather
This blue pouch is medium sized: 18 x 21cm (lying flat). Perfect for giving lovely craft gifts like the Cohana tape measure and crochet hooks stand in the photo.

Free crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock feather

Free crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock feather
The purple and yellow pouches are small sized: 13 x 17cm (lying flat).Free crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock feather

I've also designed a large pouch - 27 x 43cm lying flat - suitable for carrying or storing a WIP.

Free crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock feather

Where to shop for Scheepjes Bamboo Soft and other yarns

Scheepjes yarns are available from WoolWarehouse, Deramores, Black Sheep Wools and Caro’s Atelier. If you purchase yarn through the affiliate links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!*
Click on the link and it will take you to the shops where you can search for the yarn you’d like:

UK Wool Warehouse: http://shrsl.com/17owu
UK Deramores: http://tidd.ly/cf1bc042
UK Black Sheep Wools: http://shrsl.com/17owe
NL Caro’s Atelier:

Or shop at other Scheepjes stockists.

Free crochet pattern by thecuriocraftsroom gift pouch project pouch home decor peacock feather

*Affiliate links.
The affiliate links in this post support giveaways, free patterns, discounts and the running of this blog. By purchasing yarn through these affiliate links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!
Thank you to Scheepjes for providing the yarn for this project.

13 May 2021

New Crochet Design with a Peacocky Touch


mini French peacock feather embellishment the curio crafts room free crochet pattern gift or project pouch

Today I can show you a little bit of what I've been working on this past week. It's going to be a new free crochet design with a peacocky touch. The peacock feathers in the picture above may look familiar to you :) I designed these a few years ago and it was actually the first free crochet pattern I published on this blog. Many of you made them and wear them as earrings. Lovely! It's called the French Mini Peacock Feather and you can find the pattern here. I'm going to use these cute little mini feathers to embellish this new design I plan to publish at the end of May.

The yarn I'm going to use for it is Scheepjes Bamboo Soft and in my previous blog post you can read more about it. One of the reasons Bamboo Soft is perfect for this project is that it creates a beautiful drape. And drape is what I need because I'm making gift or project pouches! From cute and small to practical and large. The small ones are ideal for gifts as they work up really quickly and look fab and you could use the larger ones to keep (crochet) projects in.

It's a relaxing make without a lot of counting. You work in a spiral either in sc stitches or linen stitch and the top is simple dc stitches. I've already made a few pouches and have just finished this golden yellow one today and am about the finish a blue one, which I'll show you next week.

mini French peacock feather embellishment the curio crafts room free crochet pattern gift or project pouch
mini French peacock feather embellishment the curio crafts room free crochet pattern gift or project pouch

Here's a sneak peek of a largest pouch I made in deep purple. I'll reveal all pouches next week!

mini French peacock feather embellishment the curio crafts room free crochet pattern gift or project pouch

Where to shop for Bamboo Soft and other yarns

Scheepjes yarns are available from WoolWarehouse, Deramores, Black Sheep Wools and Caro’s Atelier. If you purchase yarn through the affiliate links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!*
Click on the link and it will take you to the shops where you can search for the yarn you’d like:

UK Wool Warehouse: http://shrsl.com/17owu
UK Deramores: http://tidd.ly/cf1bc042
UK Black Sheep Wools: http://shrsl.com/17owe
NL Caro’s Atelier:

Or shop at other Scheepjes stockists.

mini French peacock feather embellishment the curio crafts room free crochet pattern gift or project pouch

*Affiliate links.
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Thank you to Scheepjes for providing the yarn for this project.

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