Hello, Thanks for stopping by. Here you can get the free crochet hat and scarf patterns I designed using Mini Bean Stitch also known as Elizabeth Stitch.
This is my newest design for the lovely people over at Cygnet Yarns.
I’ll come clean, and say I’ve had this set as a WIP for a long long time!
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For this design – I’ve used their Watercolour yarn.
This is a great DK weight yarn, that changes colour on it’s own (meaning only a few ends to sew in).
Rainbow Lake was the colour I chose to make the design from.
But I wanted this design to be a little different.
Stitch choice can make a huge difference, as can the yarn you use.
Using 2 different strands of yarn can give a completely different effect – that may or may not give good results.
How I designed the Free Crochet Hat and Scarf patterns
So I had a little play – this will give you a little insight into how I decide what I’m making.
So this was attempt one. Normal US Double crochets and the watercolour yarn paired with a white DK.
Attempt 2, Watercolour paired with a dark grey, DC’s again.
Just watercolour yarn.
Then the top one, a lighter grey, still DC”s but you can see the colours nicely.
These were my swatches, before I even started the project.
From these I made the decision to pair the yarn with the lighter grey.
I went with a completely different stitch too! Any guesses which one?
Then I just kind of went for it!
And only 18 months after I started it – I finished it!
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I love the way the yarn changes colour so gradually, so it’s mellow.
Here are a few more photos……. the outakes!
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