Final Join of the Pensacola Poncho, video tutorial from Banana Moon Studio
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Seaming Crochet As You Go, with the Pensacola Poncho

It's great when a crochet project can be seamed as you work the fabric! That's what we are doing here with my free women's lace poncho pattern, Pensacola Poncho. There is a lot of joining as you go in this pattern stitch, so it makes a lot of sense to do the final joining this… Continue reading Seaming Crochet As You Go, with the Pensacola Poncho

How to crochet Bruges Lace, a video tutorial from Banana Moon Studio
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How to Crochet Bruges Lace

Bruges lace is traditionally tatted with shuttles, but crocheters have developed a technique that imitates the traditional art form. Learn how to crochet using this technique! I have two crochet pattern that use Bruges lace crochet. One is Scamp Bandana, available from Interweave because it originally appeared in Interweave Crochet magazine. Get the pattern for… Continue reading How to Crochet Bruges Lace

Women's Crochet Lace Poncho, Bruges Lace, free crochet pattern from Banana Moon Studio
Crochet for women, free crochet patterns, Ponchos, Uncategorized

Pensacola Poncho, a Free Bruges Lace Crochet Pattern

Pensacola Poncho is a women's lace poncho made with the crochet technique called Bruges Lace. It is not hard, but some video tutorials might help if you are not familiar with it. Fortunately, I have two video tutorials that will be available very soon to go along with this pattern! I'm thinking this would make… Continue reading Pensacola Poncho, a Free Bruges Lace Crochet Pattern

Review of Trendsetter Yarns Recycled Linen. Review from Banana Moon Studio
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Yarn Review of Trendsetter Yarns Recycled Linen

Trendsetter Yarns Recycled Linen is a soft, supple yarn that is available in 10 hand-dyed colorways. The yarn is 84% recycled linen and 16% standard linen. Soft and supple doesn't sound like linen yarn, right? But this yarn is different than other linen yarns! Trendsetter Yarns explained to me that the recycled fibers come from… Continue reading Yarn Review of Trendsetter Yarns Recycled Linen

Free crochet pattern for a shawl from Banana Moon Studio
Crochet for women, free crochet patterns, Shawls and wraps

Idabel Shawl, a Free, Easy Crochet Pattern

Idabel Shawl is a free crochet pattern from Banana Moon Studio! It is a large triangular shawl or scarf worked in wattle stitch, one of my favorite crochet stitch patterns. It is striped with three colors of Ancient Arts Yarns Nettle Soft DK, which lives up to it's name -- it is soft! I used… Continue reading Idabel Shawl, a Free, Easy Crochet Pattern