• Product Reviews

    Gansey Style Crochet Afghan Review & Giveaway

    Gansey Style Crochet Afghan hanging over the edge of a table
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Thanks to our friends at Annie’s Craft Store, I have at copy of the Gansey Style Crochet Afghan pattern by Lena Skvagerson to giveaway to one lucky winner. Before we get to the giveaway, I’ll let you know a bit more about the pattern you can enter to win.

    Pin this for later HERE.

    The Gansey Style Crocher Afghan is a gorgeous, highly textured crochet afghan. The sample for this pattern is made in a simple colour but I think it would be beautiful as a striped project as well. This is a great project that offers a lot of variety/interest with different types of textured stitches.

    Materials used in the Gansey Style Crochet Afghan Pattern:

    • Yarn: This pattern uses 11 balls of Patons Canadiana worsted weight yarn
    • Hooks: 6mm (J) crochet hook or hook needed to obtain gauge
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Locking Stitch Marker

    Size:

    • 44″ wide and 50″ long

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this one skein crochet hat pattern for free.

    Skill Level

    • The skill level in this pattern is listed as Intermediate

    This pattern is absolutely accessible to intermediate crocheters that have experience using a variety of textured stitches like Front Post and Back post stitches, working in the third loop of half double crochet stitches and different types of puff and bobble stitches. The blanket is beautiful and one of those projects that could become an heirloom.

    If you want to purchase a copy of the Gansey Style Crochet Afghan by Lena Skvagerson, you can check it out HERE.

    If you enjoy crochet pattern books, you can check out some more of my crochet book reviews on my blog:

    Gansey Style Crochet Afghan Pattern Giveaway

    Thanks to Annie’s Craft Store, I have a PDF copy of the Gansey Style Crochet Afghan by Lena Skvagerson to giveaway to one lucky winner!

    This pattern giveaway on The Loopy Lamb is open to worldwide participants (except where void by law) and ends Friday, March 5th, 2021 at 11:45pm Eastern Standard time.

    To enter, use the King Sumo form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the Email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only. Please note that by entering your email below, you are subscribing to The Loopy Lamb email list. We will not send you spam, just notifications about new free crochet patterns, news and giveaways.

  • Product Reviews

    We Crochet CotLin Yarn Review

    Hand holding a ball of We Crochet CotLin yarn with a crochet swatch, word overly indicating a yarn review
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    It’s another Yarn Review Saturday here and today we’re taking a look at some We Crochet CotLin Yarn. I’ve been working on some spring designs and exploring some new yarns that are great for spring and summer, and CotLin is one of the yarns I’ve been checking out. So I thought I’d share with you my experience working with CotLin yarn with you today. Check out last week’s cotton blend yarn review of Comfy Worsted HERE.

    This yarn was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

    Pin this for Later Save

    Before we get into our yarn review, let’s go over the yarn label information so we know what we’re talking about here:

    We Crochet CotLin Yarn:

    • Current Number of Colourways Available: 45. Check them out HERE.
    • Fiber Content: 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen
    • Weight: 3 (Dk)
    • Package Size: 50g
    • Yardage: 123 yd / 50 m
    • Suggested Hook Size: 4.5 – 5.5mm (G+ – I)
    • Suggested Needle Size: 3.75 – 4.5mm (US 5 – 7)
    • Crochet Gauge: 12 – 17 scs = 4″
    • Knitting Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1″
    • Care: Machine washable, tumble dry low
    If you’re planning on buying some We Crochet CotLin Yarn, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free yarn reviews like this one and free crochet patterns.

    Check out the video review of We Crochet CotLin yarn:

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this for free.

    We Crochet CotLin Yarn in a bowl next to a hand making notes about a crochet swatch

    We Crochet CotLin yarn comes in an impressive array of beautiful colours. I knew I was going to want to design something for summer with this yarn so I got a bunch of CotLin yarn in the colour Cyan. I am a total sucker for this colour so when I saw it was an option, it became the only option for me in that moment. The colour is bold and fantastically vibrant. I love it.

    Now this yarn came to me in the same box as the Comfy Worsted yarn that I reviewed last week. Both of these yarns are cotton blends but they have totally different feels to them. The CotLin doesn’t have that instant soft, squish appeal as the Comfy Worsted does, but to be fair, Comfy Worsted is made with Pima Cotton and that’s pretty hard to beat or be compared to.

    Working with CotLin was great. I didn’t have any issues with splitting and the fabric created in my swatches were softer to touch than the yarn was in while in the ball. I did two different swatches with this yarn as I usually do: one with basic stitches and one with tunisian stitches. Stitch definition was great on both swatches. The tunisian sample felt softer than the basic stitches after finishing my swatches. I have no idea why that is but it’s just something I observed. What I’m really excited to see is how this yarn will feel after washing it a few times. Linen tends to soften the more you wash it.

    Crochet swatch in simple stitches using CotLin Yarn
    Tunisian crochet sampe swatch in a flat lay with crochet accessories

    I went full nerd when doing my reviews of cotton yarns because I wanted to learn all about the benefits of different cottons, what some of their properties were and ultimately just learn as much as I could about them. I won’t get into the nitty gritty of everything I learned but I’ll give you some facts I learned that made me SUPER excited to use CotLin for a summer wearable design this year. Tanguis Cotton (the cotton used for CotLin) is a really strong and absorbant cotton. Garments made with tanguis cotton are known for being more breatable because this cotton absorbs and releases moisture quickly. Pair those qualities with linen, which is known for being breathable and keeping you cool, summer garments made in CotLin will likely be a dream to wear. And the more you wear and wash them, the softer they’ll get. I doubt my hands can crochet fast enough to keep up with my excitement about this.

    Besides garments, this yarn would be fantastic for bags. Super strong, durable and comes in a variety of gorgeous colours? Sounds like everything I look for in a yarn for bags! I can’t wait to get started on my project using this yarn. In fact, I’m going to go get started on that now. Happy Hooking friends!

    Thanks for checking out my yarn review. Have you tried CotLin yet? What did you think? What would you make with it? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!

    If you’re intersted in giving CotLin yarn a try, check it out HERE.

    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to see all my newest content, behind the scenes sneak peeks and be the first to know when I’m hosting giveaways.

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
    www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: The Loopy Lamb on YouTube
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

    While you’re here, you may like checking out some of my other reviews:

  • Product Reviews

    We Crochet Comfy Worsted Weight Yarn Review

    Comfy Worsted Yarn in a flat lay with crochet hook and accessories
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    It’s another Yarn Review Saturday here and today we’re taking a look at some We Crochet Comfy Worsted Yarn. I’ve been working on some spring designs and exploring some new yarns that are great for spring and summer, and Comfy Worsted is one of the yarns I’ve been checking out. So I thought I’d share with you my experience working with Comfy Worsted yarn with you today.

    This yarn was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

    Pin this for Later Save

    Before we get into our yarn review, let’s go over the yarn label information so we know what we’re talking about here:

    We Crochet Comfy Worsted Yarn:

    • Current Number of Colourways Available: 31. Check them out HERE.
    • Fiber Content: 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic
    • Weight: 4 (Worsted)
    • Package Size: 50g
    • Yardage: 109 yd / 100 m
    • Suggested Hook Size: 5.5 – 6.5mm (I – K)
    • Suggested Needle Size: 4.0 – 5.5mm (US 6 – 9)
    • Crochet Gauge: 11 – 14 scs = 4″
    • Knitting Gauge: 4.5 – 5 sts = 1″
    • Care: Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low
    If you’re planning on buying some We Crochet Comfy Worsted Yarn, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free yarn reviews like this one and free crochet patterns.

    Check out the video review of We Crochet Comfy Worsted yarn:

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this for free.

    Here in Canada, I have always struggled to find a really solid cotton yarn that I love for spring and summer projects. The selection in store is dismal so I’m forced to go online for my shopping. When I came across We Crochet’s Comfy Worsted, I knew I had to give it a try. Taking it out of the box, it was love. This yarn is sooo soft and I waited no time to get some hooks into this yarn. Would Comfy Worsted stitch up the way I hoped? I’ve been duped by soft cottons before so I wasn’t going to let myself fall head over heels with it until I had done some extensive stitching with it.

    Two balls of cotton acrylic blend yarn on a large crochet project

    The colours are gorgeous. I got some Comfy Worsted in Hawk, White, Black and Copper. I am OBSESSED with the Copper and Hawk colourways. I don’t know what it is about the Copper specifically that draws me in but I just love it. The yarn has a matte finish so I really like that for garments and given the availability of colours, I would even take this yarn for a spin in an amigurumi design.

    Comfy Worsted has great stitch definition and works up beautifully. At first, I thought this yarn had a bit more drag due to the cotton content but I switched up the hook I was using and there was no more drag so I think it was just that hook and yarn combo. These hooks by Clover just slid through the yarn like butter and drag was no longer an issue. Below you’ll see that I have a swatch with basic stitches done in the Copper Yarn. I have started with single crochet stitches, moved to half doubles and finished off with double crochet stitches. Following that, I’ve completed a swatch in paired double crochet to show it in a lacier stitch.

    Flat lay with We Crochet Comfy Worsted yarn in a swatch and three succulent plants
    Clover Amore Hooks with a crochet swatch done in We Crochet Comfy Worsted Yarn
    Close up image of the crochet swatch

    Splitting was minimal and I have to say, right now, this is my absolute favourite cotton yarn. I loved it so much, I decided to use it for my first garment pattern (coming soon!). To say that I’ve taken this yarn for a test stitch is an understatement as I’ve pretty much completed a 2XL garment sample in it before writing this review. The yarn is wonderfully soft against the skin and I loved working with it. My only complaint about this yarn is that it only comes in 50g balls. That is in no way a deal breaker. I just wish I could get this yarn in larger amounts. Put this yarn in a cone or a large cake and I would be all over it. If you’re looking for a great worsted weight cotton yarn for spring projects I don’t hesitate to recommend giving We Crochet’s Comfy Worsted Weight yarn a try.

    Thanks for checking out my yarn review. Have you tried Comfy Worsted yet? What did you think? What would you make with it? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!

    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to see all my newest content, behind the scenes sneak peeks and be the first to know when I’m hosting giveaways.

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
    www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: The Loopy Lamb on YouTube
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

    While you’re here, you may like checking out some of my other reviews:

  • Product Reviews

    Monet Crochet Shawl Pattern Review & Giveaway

    Woman modelling the monet crochet shawl made with the pattern being reviewed
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Thanks to our friends at Annie’s Craft Store, I have at copy of the Monet Crochet Shawl pattern by Lena Skvagerson to giveaway to one lucky winner. Before we get to the giveaway, I’ll let you know a bit more about the pattern you can enter to win.

    Pin this for later HERE.

    The Monet Crochet Shawl is a beautiful, colourful crochet shawl with gorgeous texture. This pattern uses a variety of different techniques to achieve this texture, including mosaic crochet. If you have been dying to try out mosaic crochet, then this may be a great pattern to try out. The Monet Crochet Shawl also features a V in the top-center point of the shawl so it drapes nicely around your neck when worn on the shoulders without fabric bunching up as with some other traditional styles.

    Materials used in the Monet Crochet Shawl Pattern:

    • Yarn: This pattern uses Lion Brand Color Made Easy Bulky (chunky) weight acrylic yarn, 1 skein of each of the following colours: Kingfisher, Avocado, Mineral Yellow, Kombucha, Ultra Violet and Basalt.
    • Hooks: 8mm (L) crochet hook or hook needed to obtain gauge
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Locking Stitch Marker
    Woman modelling the Monet Crochet Shawl by Lena Skvagerson
    Monet Crochet Shawl Available from Annie’s Catalog

    Size:

    • 76″ wide across the top and 20″ long at center

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this one skein crochet hat pattern for free.

    Skill Level

    • The skill level in this pattern is listed as Easy

    This pattern uses basic stitches and should be relatively easy for experienced crocheteres to create.

    If you want to purchase a copy of the Monet Crochet Shawl by Lena Skvagerson, you can check it out HERE.

    If you enjoy crochet pattern books, you can check out some more of my crochet book reviews on my blog:

    Monet Crochet Shawl Pattern Giveaway

    Thanks to Annie’s Craft Store, I have a PDF copy of the Monet Crochet Shawl by Lena Skvagerson to giveaway to one lucky winner!

    This pattern giveaway on The Loopy Lamb is open to worldwide participants (except where void by law) and ends Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 11:45pm Eastern Standard time.

    To enter, use the King Sumo form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the Email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only. Please note that by entering your email below, you are subscribing to The Loopy Lamb email list. We will not send you spam, just notifications about new free crochet patterns, news and giveaways.

  • Product Reviews

    Furls Wander Acrylic Yarn Review

    Furls Wander Yarn in a flat lay with furls odyssey crochet hooks
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    As you may already know, Furls Crochet doesn’t just sell crochet hooks, but they also sell a merino wool blend yarn called Furls Whims Merino. Until now, that was the only Furls-branded yarn that they sold. Now, there’s a new yarn in town called Furls Wander and I was fortunate enough to be sent some of the new yarn before they launched it to take it for a test stitch.

    This yarn was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

    Pin this for Later Save

    Before we get into it, let’s go over the yarn label information so we all know a bit more about the yarn:

    Furls Wander Yarn:

    • Current Number of Colourways Available: 14. Check them out HERE.
    • Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
    • Weight: 4 (Worsted)
    • Package Size: 100g
    • Yardage: 120 yd / 109 m
    • Suggested Hook Size: 5 mm (H)
    • Suggested Needle Size: 5mm (US 8)
    • Crochet Gauge: 16 scs x 28 rows = 4″
    • Knitting Gauge: 18 sts x 27 rows = 1″
    • Care: Machine wash, cold. Do not tumble dry (so lay flat to dry)
    If you’re planning on buying some Furls Wander Yarn, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free yarn reviews like this one and free crochet patterns.
    Furls Wander Yarn in five different colours with matching furls odyssey hooks on top of them

    I was sent the Midnight, Amethyst, Pomegranate, Meadow and Thatch colourways (pictured above and named from left to right). My first impressions of the yarn upon taking it out of the box was how soft it was to touch and noticing the sheen that the yarn has. The yarn has this really pretty shine to it that I haven’t seen very often in a yarn. I particularly enjoyed the shine in the Thatch colourway. It is such a beautiful gold colour and that little shine gives it a bit of a pop that just drew me in. All the yarn colours I tested were vibrant and rich. Just really beautiful, bold colours.

    Check out the video review of Furls Wander yarn:

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this for free.

    Furls Wander yarn in a flat lay with crochet hook, scissors and pizza stitch marker

    Furls Wander was pleasant to work with and had minimal issues with splitting. It has nice stitch definition and is soft on your hands while you work. One of the balls that I worked with had quiet a few knots, splits and frays but I did not experience that with any of the other balls so I’m hoping that was a fluke. Below you can see Furls Wander in two different crochet swatches. I used the Thatch and Amethyst colourways for these swatches. With the Thatch colour, I did a swatch with basic crochet stitches. Starting with single crochet stitches, moving to half double crochet and then double crochet stitches. I used a 6.0mm crochet hook here for that swatch. For my swatch done in Amethyst, I used an 8mm tunisian crochet hook and I started with tunisian simple stitch followed by tunisian knit stitch. Of the two swatches, I think I like how the tunisian simple stitch sample looks the best. I just imagine a luxuriously thick and soft pair of slippers made in tunisian with this yarn and I bet they’d be an instant favourite.

    Crochet swatch made with Furls Wander in Thatch
    Tunisian crochet sample swatch in the yarn being reviewed

    Furls Wander has a bit of a fuzzy halo to it which is exasperated with minimal friction so for this reason, I would personally not use it for a wearable like a sweater unless the fuzzy halo look is something you’re after. It would be great for blankets and accesories though. This is of course, my personal opinion. If this isn’t something that bothers you, then this yarn may be something you fall in love with right away. The squish factor on this yarn is through the roof so it may even be something you’re willing to overlook in order to have that soft, lush fabric.

    Overall, I enjoyed the yarn and I’m definitely going to be making something with it. I’ve already made up a couple of swatches but I love them all so it’s hard to decide what it will become.

    If you are interested in checking out Furls Wander Yarn, it can be purchased HERE.

    Thanks for checking out my yarn review. Have you tried Furls Wander yet? What did you think? What would you make with it? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!

    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to see all my newest content, behind the scenes sneak peeks and be the first to know when I’m hosting giveaways.

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
    www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: The Loopy Lamb on YouTube
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

    While you’re here, you may like checking out some of my other reviews:

  • Product Reviews

    Farmhouse Mug Mats Review & Giveaway

    Cover image of Farmhouse Mug Mats: 12 Quick-to-stitch Mug Mats by Lisa Mcdonald
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Thanks to Annie’s Craft Store, I was given the opportunity to review one of their newest crochet book releases: Farmhouse Mug Mats: 12 Quick-to-stitch mug mats by Lisa McDonald and I have a copy of the book to giveaway to one lucky reader! Keep reading to learn more about this book and how you can enter to win a copy of your own.

    Annie’s has provided a copy of this book to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

    Pin this for later HERE.

    I’m not sure when exactly it happened but sometime last year, mug mats or mug rugs became a really popular project to make. If you haven’t heard of them or aren’t sure what a mug mat is, it’s essentially a fancy coaster for your mug. As the title suggests, there are 12 different mug mat crochet patterns included in the book. Those patterns are:

    • Honeybee Mug Mat
    • Tree & Candy Stripes Mug Mat
    • Trio of Trees Mug Mat
    • Sheep Mug Mat
    • Piggy Mug Mat
    • Pumpkin Truck Mug Mat
    • Pair of White Cats Mug Mat
    • Hen Mug Mat
    • Rooster Mug Mat
    • Coffee Cups Mug Mat
    • Hearts Mug Mat
    • Dragonfly Mug Mat
    crochet mug rug with a sheep on it
    honeycombe and honey bee mug mat

    The crochet mug mats in Farmhouse Mug Mats are all geared towards a farmhouse aesthetic and they are beautiful. Almost too beautiful to put a mug on because you just want to look at them. Honestly, with all the work that would go into creating one of these masterpieces, my heart would break if I spilled coffee on it. That won’t stop me from making them though because they are just too beautiful and fun to make. They would make fantastic gifts too. I know a few people on my list that will likely get a couple of these soon. Housewarming gift anyone?

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this for free.

    Farmhouse mug mat with coffee cups on it

    Each mug mat pattern comes with a colour chart to help you know where to make those colour changes to create the beautiful images on the the mug mat. The patterns all utilize a DK weight acrylic/cotton blend yarn from Sheepjes so you’ll have to shop online or at your local yarn store (not Michaels) to find this yarn if you’re wanting to use what the designer used.

    All the patterns in Farmhouse Mug Mats are graded as intermediate level and I completely agree with that assessment. There is a lot of colourwork involved in these crochet mug mat patterns and although they use relatively simple stitches, the colour work could be tricky for beginners. There are no additional resources in the back of the book for those new to tapestry crochet so I’d recommend this book to those that are already experienced with tapestry crochet techniques or those that are willing to figure it out as you go. The patterns themselves were clear to get the point across but if I was new to tapestry crochet or colourwork I could get frustrated without having some extra help.

    Overall, Farmhouse Mug Mats is a book full of beautiful and fun colourwork projects for intermediate crocheters. If you’re looking for some great mug mat patterns that take the concept of mug mats to the next level, then you’ll likely want to check out Farmhouse Mug Mats HERE.

    crochet mug mat with a pig on it from farmhouse mug mats

    If you want to purchase a copy of Farmhouse Mug Mats by Lisa McDonald, you can check it out HERE.

    If you enjoy crochet pattern books, you can check out some more of my crochet book reviews on my blog:

    Farmhouse Mug Mats Giveaway

    Thanks to Annie’s Craft Store, I have a PDF copy of the book Farmhouse Mug Mats by Lisa McDonald to giveaway to one lucky winner!

    The Farmhouse Mug Mats Giveaway on The Loopy Lamb is open to worldwide participants and ends Friday, February 12th, 2021 at 11:45pm Eastern Standard time.

    To enter, use the King Sumo form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the Email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only. Please note that by entering your email below, you are subscribing to The Loopy Lamb email list. We will not send you spam, just notifications about new free crochet patterns, news and giveaways.

  • Crochet Book Reviews,  Product Reviews

    Winter Warmers Honeycomb Set Pattern Review

    Woman modelling the Winter Warmers Honeycomb Set being reviewed
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Thanks to our friends at Annie’s Craft Store, I have at copy of the Winter Warmers Honeycomb Set pattern by Britt Schiesing to giveaway to one lucky winner. Before we get to the giveaway, I’ll let you know a bit more about the pattern you can enter to win.

    Pin this for later HERE.

    Materials used in the Winter Warmers Honeycomb Set Pattern:

    • Yarn: This pattern uses 5 balls of Berroco Medina light weight (DK/size 3) cotton/acrylic/vicose yarn (3.5oz/295yds/100g per ball)
    • Hooks: 3.75mm and 3.5 mm crochet hooks
    • Tapestry Needle

    Sizes Included:

    The pattern incluses the following sizes:

    • Hat: 17/5 (19, 20.5)” in circumference x 9.5″ tall (small, medium and large)
    • Mitts: 7.5″ in circumference x 8.5″ tall (one size)
    • Scarf: 6.5″ wide x 72″ long (one size)

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this one skein crochet hat pattern for free.

    This pattern is appropriate for intermediate level crocheters.

    If you want to purchase a copy of the Winter Warmers Honeycomb Set Pattern by Britt Schmiesing, you can check it out HERE.

    If you enjoy crochet pattern books, you can check out some more of my crochet book reviews on my blog:

    Winter Warmers Honeycomb Set Pattern Giveaway

    Thanks to Annie’s Craft Store, I have a PDF copy of the Winter Warmers Honeycomb Set Pattern by Britt Schmiesing to giveaway to one lucky winner!

    This pattern giveaway on The Loopy Lamb is open to worldwide participants (except where void by law) and ends Tuesday, January 5, 2020 at 11:45pm Eastern Standard time.

    To enter, use the King Sumo form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the Email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only. Please note that by entering your email below, you are subscribing to The Loopy Lamb email list. We will not send you spam, just notifications about new free crochet patterns, news and giveaways.

  • Product Reviews

    We Crochet Stroll Tonal Yarn Review

    Two blue hanks of We Crochet Stroll Tonal Yarn being held in hands
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    It’s another Yarn Review Saturday here and today we’re taking a look at some We Crochet Stroll Tonal Yarn. I’ve been checking out a lot of fingering weight yarns the last few weeks and this will be my last one for a bit while I work through some projects. A little while ago, I did a review of We Crochet’s Stroll Tonal Mini Packs and started a project with that. This week’s yarn, We Crochet Stroll Tonal is from the same yarn line.

    This yarn was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

    Pin this for Later Save

    Before we get into our yarn review, let’s go over the yarn label information so we know what we’re talking about here:

    We Crochet Stroll Tonal Yarn:

    • Current Number of Colourways Available: 19. Check them out HERE.
    • Fiber Content: 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon
    • Weight: 1 (Fingering)
    • Package Size: 100g
    • Yardage: 460 yd / 422 m
    • Suggested Hook Size: 2.25 – 3.5mm(B – E)
    • Suggested Needle Size: 2.25 – 3.25mm (US 1 – 3)
    • Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 scs = 4″
    • Knitting Gauge: 7 – 8 sts = 1″
    • Care: Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low
    If you’re planning on buying some We Crochet Stroll Tonal Yarn, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free yarn reviews like this one and free crochet patterns.
    WeCrochet Stroll Tonal Yarn next to some swatches with a Furls crochet hook & Scissors

    Check out the video review of We Crochet Stroll Tonal yarn:

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this for free.

    So far, of all the fingering weight yarns I’ve tried from We Crochet, my favourite has been the Muse Hand Painted Fingering Weight yarn. The colours are just lushious. But We Crochet Stroll Tonal is a very close second. I love We Crochet’s Hawthorne fingering weight yarn too but no only does this tonal yarn’s colours work up beautifully, it’s incredibly soft.

    This plump little fingering weight yarn was a pleasure to crochet with. I had no issues with splitting. For my swatches, I did one in basic crochet stitches and another in tunisian crochet stitches. For my tunisian swatch, I used the colourway Blue Yonger and it was a dream. Blue is my favourite colour and this colour way just speaks to me. The tunisian swatch is plush and soft. I did Tunisian Simple Stitch on the bottom of my swatch and Tunisian Knit Stitch at the top.

    For my basic crochet stitch swatch, I used the colour way Frozen Tonal. I started this swatch with single crochet stitches and then followed with rows of half double crochet and then double crochet stitches. This colourway is very subtle and actually reminds me of the movie frozen. I think these two colourways together could make a beautiful project.

    We Crochet Stroll Tonal yarn in Frozen in a crochet swatch
    Blue Yonder tonal yarn tunisian crochet swatch.

    When I did my review of We Crochet’s Stroll Gradient yarn, I wanted to make a pair of socks with that yarn but I think a pair of socks with the tonal yarn would be absolutely dreamy as well. But this yarn would be great for garments, shawls, accessories and more.

    Thanks for checking out my yarn review. Have you tried Stroll Gradient yet? What did you think? What would you make with it? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!

    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to see all my newest content, behind the scenes sneak peeks and be the first to know when I’m hosting giveaways.

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
    www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: The Loopy Lamb on YouTube
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

    While you’re here, you may like checking out some of my other reviews:

  • Product Reviews

    We Crochet Palette Yarn Review

    4 balls of We Crochet Palette Yarn in a flat lay
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    It’s another Yarn Review Saturday here and today we’re taking a look at some We Crochet Palette Yarn. This is a fingering weight wool yarn that comes with an impressive colour selection to choose from. I’ve had the opportunity to try out some really fabulous fingering weight yarns so I’m interested to see of We Crochet Palette Yarn stacks up in comparison.

    This yarn was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

    Pin this for Later Save

    Before we get into our yarn review, let’s go over the yarn label information so we know what we’re talking about here:

    We Crochet Palette Yarn:

    • Current Number of Colourways Available: 156! Check them out HERE.
    • Fiber Content: 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
    • Weight: 1 (Fingering)
    • Ball Size: 50g
    • Yardage: 231 yd / 211 m
    • Suggested Hook Size: 2.25 – 3.5 mm (B – E)
    • Suggested Needle Size: 2.25 – 3.5mm (US 1 – 3)
    • Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 scs = 4″
    • Knitting Gauge: 7 – 8 sts = 1″
    • Care: Hand Was/Lay Flat to Dry
    If you’re planning on buying some We Crochet Palette Yarn, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free yarn reviews like this one and free crochet patterns.

    Check out the video review of We Crochet Palette yarn:

    I received a few different colourways of We Crochet Palette Yarn to try out. I got some of the Palette Twist yarn, two different shades of pink and some Ashphalt Heather. The colours were really pretty and I loved the Palette Twist yarn the second I saw it. I wasted no time starting a project with this yarn because the colours just worked together so well.

    I am seriously impressed the the array of colours available in We Crochet Palette Yarn. 156 colours in total?! That’s crazy and I love it. It’s designed for colourwork so if you want to make a project that has an ombre effect or has a ton of different colours, the selection of colours in this yarn can’t be beat.

    If you would like to support my blog, you can do so by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn a small commission on qualifying purchases made through my Amazon link, which in turn helps to support the blog so I can keep bringing you patterns and great content like this for free.

    Crocheting with We Crochet Palette Yarn

    Crochet swatches done with We Crochet Palette yarn

    This fingering weight yarn is durable and soft enough to be worn next to skin. The yarn was enjoyable to work with and once I got past the foundation rows of my project, started to work. up quickly. There were couple of issues with splitting while doing my foundation rows with the Ashphalt Twist crochet swatch but it was minimal and once I got further into the swatch, it was no longer an issue.

    Crochet swatch done in Ashphalt heather

    For the Ashphalt Twist swatch, I did the basic stitches and then finished off the swatch withsome tunisian simple stitch. Stitch definition is minimal due to the marled effect of the yarn. I’d probably stick to simple stitches when creating with the Palette Twist yarn to let the twist be featured instead of the stitchwork.

    For my pink swatch, I did the basic crochet stitches starting with double crochet, moving to half double crochet and then finishing off the swatch with single crochet. The yarn was great to work with, not issues with splitting and it had great stitch definition. As I work with more fingering weight yarns, I’m finding that starting with foundation stitches instead of working into a chain is much quicker and less tedious. If you haven’t tried doing foundation stitchces before you can learn how to do them here:

    Pink crochet swatch with a lime Furls Odyssey crochet hook next to it.

    This yarn would be great for a wide variety of projects and I am still blown away by the colour availability in the Palette yarn line from We Crochet. I’ve already started a project with my yarn and am hoping to design a shawl with it. Have you tried We Crochet Palette yarn yet? What did you think? What would you make with it? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!

    Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to see all my newest content, behind the scenes sneak peeks and be the first to know when I’m hosting giveaways.

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Instagram:
    www.instagram.com/TheLoopyLamb
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/theloopylamb
    Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: The Loopy Lamb on YouTube
    Newsletter: Sign up for my newsletter!

    While you’re here, you may like checking out some of my other yarn reviews:

  • Product Reviews

    Standout Hooded Cardigan Review & Giveaway

    Woman wearing the Standout Hooded Cardigan Pattern
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    Thanks to our friends at Annie’s Craft Store, I have at copy of the Standout Hooded Cardigan pattern to giveaway to one lucky winner. Before we get to the giveaway, I’ll let you know a bit more about the pattern you can enter to win.

    Pin this for later HERE.

    This crochet cardigan pattern was designed by Margaret Hubert. It is a long and cozy looking sweater, made in a solid colour to become a fall and winter wardobe staple.

    Materials used in the Standout Hooded Cardigan Pattern:

    • Yarn: This pattern uses Premier Yarns Anti-Pilling Everyday Worsted medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn.
    • Hooks: 5.5mm and 5.0 mm crochet hooks
    • Tapestry Needle
    • 6 – 1 1/2″ buttons

    Sizes Included:

    The pattern incluses the following sizes:

    • Small (47.5″ Bust measurement)
    • Medium (53.5″ Bust measurement)
    • Large (57.5″ Bust measurement)
    • Extra Large (62.5″ Bust measurement)
    • 2XL (66.5″ Bust measurement)

    The Standout Hooded Cardigan pattern is rated as an intermediate level crochet pattern. The pattern is created useing simple stitches and was very straight forward. Diagrams of the garment pieces are included to show the measurements of each piece which is helpful.

    If you want to purchase a copy of the Standout Hooded Cardigan Pattern by Margaret Hubert, you can check it out HERE.

    If you enjoy crochet pattern books, you can check out some more of my crochet book reviews on my blog:

    Standout Hooded Cardigan Pattern Giveaway

    Thanks to Annie’s Craft Store, I have a PDF copy of the Standout Hooded Cardigan Pattern by Margaret Hubert to giveaway to one lucky winner!

    This pattern giveaway on The Loopy Lamb is open to worldwide participants and ends Friday, December 11th, 2020 at 11:45pm Eastern Standard time.

    To enter, use the King Sumo form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the Email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only. Please note that by entering your email below, you are subscribing to The Loopy Lamb email list. We will not send you spam, just notifications about new free crochet patterns, news and giveaways.