Crochet is not the same as knitting. Often faster to complete, the resulting fabric of lacier projects is lightweight with a beautiful drape. We have heard from the Manos del Uruguay fans about their love of using Manos yarns in crochet projects. Today we put the spotlight on crochet patterns and projects.
Crochet Collection from Fairmount Fibers
The 2018 Spring Collection from Fairmount Fibers features a mini-collection of season-spanning designs.
Independent Designer Crochet Patterns
The Montevideo Poncho in Milo has the versatility to be a form-fitting dress or a casual poncho. Bonus! This pattern is free to download.
The Infinity Crochet Whirl Slouchy is a fun, innovative hat worked flat in Valley Superwash DK hand-dyed by Manos del Uruguay.
Fan Crochet Projects
This Lost in Time Shawl is a shop sample for Yarnia in Montclair, NJ, crocheted by haleybun in Alegria. Roserona paired the Drops Fall Festival pattern with Silk Blend for a stunning lace jacket. Fino Mini-Skeins offer plenty of color play opportunities, as tammysmom’s Treble Fantasy shawl shows.
We encourage you to pick up a crochet hook and your favorite Manos del Uruguay yarn. When you do, share them with our Facebook page, Ravelry group, and Instagram channel.
As we posted previously, Manos del Uruguay is celebrating 50 years of making Fair Trade yarns. We are thankful that so many knitters and crocheters enjoy working with our yarn! Today we would like to spotlight completed projects and a few independent designs that caught our attention as we were browsing Ravelry.
In addition to the wide variety of industry publications, we enjoy seeing independent designers self-publish patterns using Manos del Uruguay yarns. Madilyn Mendoza’s Galaxy Shortie Socks pattern, calling for Alegria, is available as a free Ravelry download. Crocheters can pair their favorite colorway of Silk Blend with the Softly Graphic Mitts by Denise Voie de Vie. The small version of Laura Patterson’s Rampion is knit with a single skein of Alegria.
Ravellenic Games 2018 Completed Projects
On Ravelry, there is an informal group where users form teams and challenge themselves to compete in themed events by knitting or crocheting on projects while watching the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. These two projects were knit as part of the “single skein” event. Reill knit a pair of Peekaboo Mitts using one skein of Maxima and Stitchnerd knit an Ali Hat with Wool Clasica.
Truly Unique Knit Sweaters
One of our favorite things about knitting is that there are no knitting police! You should be proud of your work, especially when it is as fun and unique as these. Bon-Qui-Qui used a Mentolat kit to knit a sweater instead of the scarf. TheReelLi added an intarsia design to the front of the Flax Light baby sweater knit in Alegria.
We hope these ideas from your fellow Ravelry knitters have inspired your next project! We like and often share your project photos that are shared to our Facebook page, in our Ravelry group, or when you tag us on Instagram!