Spoil Yourself With These Great Knit & Crochet Patterns!

January 03, 2019 2 min read 1 Comment

Spoil Yourself With These Great Knit & Crochet Patterns!

The holidays are over, but the weather is still frightful outside. What better time to stay indoors and craft something luscious for yourself? Today we’re highlighting a few patterns to knit or crochet for yourself in the new year!

Wrapped in Brioche

Fresh from our collaboration with Staci ofVery Pink Knits is our Wrapped in Brioche Shawl. This shawl is completely customizable - you can knit it as small or as large as you would like. It is worked in ourZen Yarn Garden Lux Blank, an oversized put up (750 yds) of our Serenity Silk + light fingering weight yarn. You can get all the details and receive the patternfor freewhen yousign up for our newsletter! Also, if you’re unsure about brioche check outStaci’s video for a tutorial.

wrapped in brioche shawl - free knitting pattern

Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Bundle Projects

Last fall, we sent out our Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Bundles to some of our favourite bloggers and podcaster. These bundles come in two colorwaysJazzy andVivid and each include 3 skeins of our luxurious Serenity 20 base dyed in semisolids, variegates and splatters. We were thrilled that folks came up with so many wonderful patterns for you to knit and crochet!

For our knitters, there’s theStormy Seas Shawl by Petals to Picots (below, left). For our crocheters, try theCrochet Jazzy Cardigan by Little Things Blogged (below, middle) or theVivid Scarf by 5 Little Monsters (below, right) for your next project!

patterns in zen yarn garden serenity yarn

Ombre Lightning Scarf

We just love the Ombre Lightning Scarf designed by Illuminate Crochet. Designer Sara worked with one of ourGradient Trios (pictured inRoyal Time) to design this extra-long and skinny scarf that is so chic when wrapped around your neck multiple times.

ombre lightning scarf - free crochet pattern in zen yarn garden gradient trios


Marled Crescent
The Marled Crescent Shawl by Michelle Porter is a gorgeous crescent shaped shawl that is worked end to end and embellished with tassels on each point of the border. The colour changes and marled effects are achieved by holding two strands of yarn together throughout. Michelle used ourSerenity 20 base to create this stunning and cozy shawl!

marled crescent shawl knitting pattern

Reversible Cable Brimmed Hat

Still looking for a warm hat to get you through the winter? We’ve got just the thing for you: theReversible Cable Brimmed Hat by Mary Beth Temple. This hat works up quickly in ourSerenity Worsted and is sure to keep you warm all winter long. One of the things we love about the reversible cable brim is that it can be worn two ways – with the brim turned up for a closer fit or with the brim folded down for more of a slouchy fit.

reversible cable brim hat knitting pattern

Overflow Shawl

Finally, if you’re looking for a big, cozy shawl to wrap up in, we love theOverflow Shawl by Tanya Eberhardt of Little Things Blogged. This adult-sized shawl adds everything to a pattern a crocheter would want: it includes easy single crochet and  double crochet stitches, then adds in cluster stitches, a few v-stitches and even some post stitches to keep things interesting! It's a fun-to-make shawl worked up in our buttery-softSuperfine Fingering base.

overflow crochet shawl pattern by little things blogged

We hope we’ve given you a few ideas for luscious selfish projects to spoil yourself with in the new year. We can’t wait to see what you create!’


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1 Response

Elizabeth Cohen
Elizabeth Cohen

February 15, 2019

I am trying to find the brioche stitch in written form. Can you please email me and tell me where to find it. However, if it is only two rows can you add it to my email. I have the basic idea, but since this is going to be a gift I want it perfect. Also, what is the multiple cast on. If I did a cast on of 11 and I wanted it at least 3x’s the size what would the multiple be? I have at 33 do I do a +2 or + 1 at the end or leave at 33. Please let me know I would appreciate it.
Thanks Liz

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