I’m so excited to show you my latest project – the Crochet Super Simple Vanilla Wrap Scarf – part of my Color Made Easy mini collection!
Read on below about the other pieces in the collection and the design behind-the-scenes, or scroll on down for the free pattern.
Seriously, pinch me! Three years ago when I started this blog on a pregnancy whim I would have laughed in your face if you told me I’d be participating in a campaign like this. I’m blessed beyond belief and so grateful to every reader here (hi!). Your support is what’s gotten me to this point and I am filled to the brim with gratefulness. Now let’s talk about this yarn…
Note: Additional pieces pictured above will debut in the coming weeks! But if you’re impatient like me, all three kits are ready for you to shop below…
Lion Brand’s Color Made Easy yarn is a line that I’ve loved well over the last season or so. I’ve created several patterns already with it, including my popular Holiday Sweater Knit-a-Long! I’ve also made baby blankets and simple crochet hats with this yarn – so it’s safe to say I’ve been smitten for a while. It’s a category 5 bulky weight yarn (already hard to find great yarns in this category) in a stunning color lineup. It was so hard to narrow down my color choices for this mini collection because they’re all so gorgeous.
When Lion Brand asked me to collaborate on a campaign for Color Made Easy coming to Michaels Stores and Michaels.com I was elated! One of my favorite yarns of 2018 will now be available (as of January 25, 2019) in store and online at Michaels and I’ve cooked up some dreamy crochet and knitting projects you’re going to want to make.
My mini collection using this yarn consists of 2 crochet accessory projects and 1 knit sweater project and all three are available as kits from Lion Brand Yarn now! The first crochet accessory pattern is free below on the blog and the other two patterns will be making their debut here in a few weeks but if you want to make these projects immediately you need the kits from Lion Brand.
I had so much fun with the Millennial pink and Alabaster cream colorways of this yarn, they’re two of my favorites and I hope you love them as much as I do.
Shop the Kit for this pattern (with all the yarn you need + a printed copy of the pattern shipped right to you) HERE!
Collection Inspiration + Design
I created a three piece mini collection in Color Made Easy that consists of a Crochet Crown Braid Headband, Knit Betty Cardigan, and Crochet Vanilla Scarf (free pattern below). All three projects work up really quickly and are beginner/intermediate skill level friendly. These pieces look great individually or worn together and I can’t wait to see what colorways you choose for yours!
My designer friends that also work with Lion Brand (Alexi from Two of Wands, Jessica from Mama in a Stitch and Jess from Make & Do Crew) are all creating individual mini collections that speak to their own style and all their projects are so stunning! I knew that I wanted to stick to my romantically modern style and go with soft textures, feminine silhouettes, and craft patterns that are as easy to wear as they are to make.
I am really proud of this little series and honored to be a part of this campaign with Michaels and Lion Brand!
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To sum it up: A beginner textured scarf with easy, limitless customization. I call it Vanilla because it really goes with anything, and is as basic as it gets while still being an old favorite. One stitch and a few photo tutorial guides are all you need to make this quick wrap!
–Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn (Weight: 5/Bulky – 7oz, 247 yds)
3 skeins (Alabaster)
12.5 sts x 8 rows in Hdc = 4″
12” x 74” finished without tassels
Abbreviations (US terms):
blo – back loop only
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
t – turn
Level 1 – beginner
-This scarf pattern as written is made to fit average adult women and has a lot of stretch. Instructions for modifications to the pattern will be in italics throughout.
-This pattern can be altered to use worsted weight yarn or bulky weight yarn as long as you meet the rectangle measurements listed above.
Crochet Vanilla Wrap Scarf
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd Ch st from hook and each st across, Ch 2, t (38)
Row 2: BLO Hdc in each st across, regular Hdc in last st, Ch 2, t (38)
Rpt Row 2 until you’ve finished 148 Rows or 74″
Finish off, weave ends.
Make 4 large tassels using your favorite hard cover book as a guide. I like to use a book about 5” x 8” but always err on the side of larger. You can trim the tassel down if its too long for your liking.
Tie tassels securely to each of 4 corners of your scarf.
Pop on your finished accessory and enjoy!
Looking for more COLOR MADE EASY YARN PATTERNS? Check these out!