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February 1, 2013

Floating Heart – Free Pattern

Just in time for Valentine’s Day…

Floating Heart Bookmark

Hold your place with the Floating Heart bookmark!

Make your “mark” with friends and family by whipping up this quick and simple crocheted
heart-shaped balloon bookmark! A “fun”-ctional item that holds a loved one’s place as they “float away” on a good book, while at the same time reminding the giftee that you care about them. Just like our own hearts, each one is a little bit different with its own unique personality. Fit for Valentine’s Day, or any day that you want to give a little extra love!


The Details

Pattern: Floating Heart
Designer: Jillian Cautrell
Size: One
Hook: Size E (3.5mm) hook
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine, shown in Popcorn #7800 and Lipstick #7810
To download the pattern click here
Note: If this pattern doesn’t make your heart pitter-patter, here are a few more free heart-y patterns: Heart Tape Measure (the cutest cover for a tape measure ever), Heart on a String (sweet hat with a balloon-y heart “flying” across it), and Hang It Up (includes a crocheted heart that is puffy—might be fun to pop into lunch boxes as a sweet surprise)!

January 18, 2013

Royal Crown Cozy – Free Pattern

I am pret-ty excited because, as you may recall, in my introduction on Spud says! (the blog), I mentioned that one of my creative goals for the year was to publish a crochet pattern.

Well… that day has come! *trumpeting fanfare*

Waitaminute. This announcement requires something a biiit more festive. *thinks* Ah-HA! I’ve got it.

*costume change*

Royal Neighbor Jillian

I don’t think Spud knows what to make of my costume change…

*ahem*

Good morrow, dear readers! *welcoming gesture* Come hither, that I may, on this most auspicious day, bequeath to thee this instructional scroll, free of cost, to create a cloth item to adorn thy drinking vessel. ‘Tis in the likeness of a bejeweled crown, and ’tis fit for lord or lady, lad or lass.

Royal Crown Cozies

Crocheted crown-shaped coffee cup cozies!

*leans in*

*stage whisper* Or, in other words…

Make your day majestic with this free crocheted crown-shaped coffee cup cozy pattern (say that three times fast!), complete with “embedded jewels”! Choose colors fit for a queen or a king, make a matching one for your prince or princess, and you’ve got a royal family who is ready for anything (especially if it involves stopping at a local coffee shop for espresso and hot chocolate).

Coffee Fit for Royalty

Make your day majestic!


The Details

Pattern: Royal Crown Cozy
Designer: Jillian Cautrell
Size: One
Hook: Size H (5mm) hook
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Chipmunk #7511, Igloo #7517, Tiny Dancer #7526
Clicketh this link to be taken to the Royal Crown Cozy instructional scroll.
Note: Though the yarn is held doubled, one hank makes many!

December 14, 2012

The Whole Gang Gaiter

A two-hank wonder!

Surprise! It’s the whole Spud & Chloë Gang, all wearing their holiday presents! I knit all these gaiters to keep everyone warm this year for when:

Top row, l to r:

Jason goes hunting in Buoy #7219.

Colleen walks her dog in Hedge #7210 and Giggle #7215.

Jared goes snowmobiling in Flannel #7201.

Sue runs errands in Snow Day #7216 and Rhino #7220.

Nate chops wood in Carbon #7203.

Middle row, l to r:

Ria takes her kids to school in Rocket #7211 and Ballerina #7214.

Neighbor Jillian shovels her walk in Wave #7217 and Bubble #7213.

I travel all the way back home in Peat #7204 and Fearless #7218.

Bottom row, l to r:

Blue watches for squirrels in Cedar #7209 and Cornsilk #7208.

Linda takes care of her alpacas in Bayou #7207 and Soapstone #7200.

Auntie Sarah feeds her chickens in Sequoia #7205 and Sandbox #7212.

Not pictured:

Karen plays with her grandbaby in the snow in Sunkissed #7206 and Sugar Plum #7221.

The whole gang will be warm this winter! And now, you, too, can keep your whole gang warm with this free pattern!

Super speedy… you still have time to make this holiday knit!


The Details

Pattern: The Whole Gang Gaiter
Designer: The Spud & Chloë Staff
Size: 13″ length x 20″ circumference
Needles: Size 11 (8mm) 16” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer
To download the pattern click here.

December 7, 2012

Blue’s Clue

Neighbor Jillian checking in with a preview for next week, when Cousin Katie will reveal a new free Outer pattern by the Spud & Chloë Staff! Don’t miss it, as it’ll be a colorful and fun behind-the-scenes look here at Spud & Chloë World Headquarters!

Here to give us a bit of a clue about the new free pattern is Blue

Snoozin' on the job...

Snoozin’ on the job…

December 5, 2012

Visions of Sugar Plums

You may recall that we released a collection of three free patterns in conjunction with Vogue Knitting this past August.

With the holidays coming up, I thought it may be a good idea to share these freebies again and change them up a bit for winter.

A two hank wonder!

Originally, we designed the Chinese Lantern Hat in Buoy #7219, but it looks equally lovely in Sugar Plum #7221. This two-hank wonder is quick holiday knitting on size 10 (6.5mm) needles. And with the Chinese Lantern Knitalong, filled with tons of descriptive photos, you won’t have any questions as you speed through this design. This is just the quick-knit gift I need for a friend who recently bought her first home. She won’t be cold at all while shoveling!


The Details

Pattern: Chinese Lantern Hat
Designer: Elizabeth Mautz-Redmann
Size: One
Needles: Size 6 (4mm) needles
Size 8 (5.5mm) needles
Size 10 (6.5mm) needles
Size K (6.5mm) hook
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer, shown in Sugar Plum #7221
Link: To download the free pattern, click here

One, two, or three hanks… you decide.

If a tiny person is on your holiday knitting list this year, the Baby Mitts pattern will have you covered. One hank will make many mitts. Choose three colors and mix and match! I made these purple combinations, just in time for my friend’s little one’s first Christmas.


The Details

Pattern: Baby Mitts
Designer: Susan B. Anderson
Size: 0 to 6 months
Needles: Size 7 (4.5mm) dpns
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Grape Jelly #7516, Lilac #7523, and Igloo #7517
Link: To download the free, updated pattern, click right here

One hank wonder!

I absolutely love the easy-to-memorize lace stitch in the Rosie Headband and the shaping for the ties is ultra-clever. All my girlfriends will have one of these in their stockings!


The Details

Pattern: Rosie Headband
Designer: Jane Richmond
Size: One
Needles: Size 4 (3.5mm) needles
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine, shown in Goldfish #7817 and Wildberries #7820
Link: The free pattern can be found here