Lion Brand Heartland was a wonderful find and a yarn that I quite enjoyed crocheting with. I was happy to discover that there is a great selection of colourways available that includes solids and tweeds. Today I’m sharing my review of working with Lion Brand Heartland yarn along with the details of the free pattern I designed using it.
When I think back to my early days of learning crochet, I remember how badly I want to learn more than the simple chains, swatches and granny squares. It was with that in mind that I created the Beginner Double Crochet Scarf. The end result is a practical project that uses the basic stitches (chains, single crochet and double crochet) and would make a wonderful wearable item for you or a friend.
Find all the details along with the free pattern below…
Have you ever bought yarn strictly based on the colourway? I think many of us have. I was browsing online (you’ll understand the rabbit hole of yarn shopping) and found Lion Brand Landscapes. It looked very beautiful and I immediately added some to my cart without knowing much about it. Sometimes the challenge of figuring out a plan after I bought the yarn can be kind of fun. I also thought it would be a great opportunity to add another yarn review to the blog so I could share my experience with others.
Crochet this beautiful and lightweight scarf using the lovely iris stitch. Perfect for spring and fall, this fashionable and airy piece has gorgeous stitch definition and texture. If the iris stitch is new to you, a tutorial link is included.
Introducing the One Skein Granny Rows Neck Warmer! This is my last pattern release for 2021 and the third release in the Granny Rows collection. With a fun and simple stitch repetition and beautiful colourway options, this neck warmer won’t disappoint! Grab your favourite colourway of Lion Brand Mandala and 5mm crochet hook to whip up this beauty! Learn more about this free pattern and the other companion pieces in the post below…
The Two Skein Granny Rows Wrap is here and I’m so excited to share this design with you. The pattern release is just in time for fall so it’s perfect for keeping you cozy during those chilly days. It’s a simple row repeat which makes it a wonderful project to work on while you’re watching your favourite movie or tv show. It contains the basic stitches and would be perfect for market prep season or for ticking off those boxes on your gift giving list.
Lion Brand Mandala is a self striping light weight cake style yarn. I’ll be honest….it’s definitely one of my favourites. I love the colourway options and the amount of yarn in one is just perfect for crocheting small and portable projects (hats, scarves, etc). There is a lot to chat about with this yarn so let’s jump in and learn more about Lion Brand Mandala.
One skein crochet projects are fabulous, especially when you don’t need to change the colours! This fun and relaxing design uses one cake of Lion Brand Mandala yarn and your favourite 5mm crochet hook. Wear it as a long, cozy scarf or stitch the ends together if an infinity scarf is more your style!
One skein projects are totally my thing. I love the challenge of designing a something practical and useful with a limited amount of yarn. Thankfully, many of those skeins and cakes have just enough yarn for wearables like scarves and neck warmers. Not only that, many yarns come in some beautiful varigated and gradient colourways so you don’t even have to switch up the colours! Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn works beautifully for a project like this.
The Lovely Lemon Neck Warmer is a simple design with beginners in mind. Using the lemon peel stitch with a picot stitch edging, this project is perfect for working on while catching up on your favourite shows or movies! The simple repeat makes it easy to put down and pick up again while also being easy to travel with. If you aren’t familiar with the lemon peel or picot stitch, please check out the tutorials included within the pattern. My testers gave such kind words about this design and shared some lovely photos. You can find their versions at the end of the page, under the pattern!