ASPEN PILLOW PATTERN WITH UKNITLAB

I am so happy to announce that the Aspen Pillow pattern is finally here! This pattern is designed to fulfill every crocheters desire for a textured, cozy and fun pillow! 
As every design takes shape in a different way, the Aspen pillow started with yarn. When UknitLab contacted me to make something using their gorgeous woolen chunky Topinambur yarn I immediately knew that it had to include bobbles! 
The yarn, oh the yarn! Uknitlab is an new company based in Italy (read more about them here) and have the most beautiful yarn collection! Starting with fingering weight yarn to chunky weight they really have a great selection for every style and project!
The pillow is crocheted in one piece from side to side and then the sides are sewed together making the design fun, easy and fast to work! I made mine in grey and off white and a 9mm hook about I think a monochrome version would definitely be a nice option as well!
If you want to make your own you can find the pattern on Etsy and Ravelry! If you decide to make yours please do share a pic with me using #littlethingsblogged or # Aspenpillow or tag me @ltblogged; I'd love to see your progress and your finished item!

5 THINGS I LOVE SATURDAY

1. This beanie!
2.  I love these sweaters!
3. Valentine's cookies!
4. Have you seen this yet?
5. These are so cute!

Photo: Granny square pillow from my book Home Decoration In Crochet.

ONE SKEIN DREAM SPICE SCARF WITH BIJOU BASIN RANCH

When the lovely peeps from Bijou Basin Ranch reached out to try their Himalayan Summit yarn, I was blown away by this amazing colorway in the range; Cajun Spice! The deep and rich colors immediately caught my eye!
The pure yak fiber is blended to perfection with one of the best-loved breed of sheep, Merino! Both fibers are similar in durability as well as versatility, ensuring a soft, warm and wearable yarn with an excellent hand. Yak fiber is warmer than wool and softer than cashmere, making it so fun to work with!
This scarf/shawlette is made  having the warmer days in mind, being  both light and airy! The scarf works up as an asymmetrical triangle! This scarf required one skein of the gorgeous Cajun Spice (Himalayan Summit series) yarn making it hda super quick project!

Abbreviations
St: stitch
Ch: Chain
Hdc: Half double crochet
Dc: Double crochet
Hdc2Tog: Half double crochet two together

Materials
4.5mm  hook
Himalayan Summit yarn one skein 325 yd (297m / 100g)

Gauge: 4” square = 20 sts x 14 rows of hdc
Gauge isn’t particularly important for this pattern though.

Pattern Notes
Ch stitches at the beginning of Ch 4 rows count as dc and ch 1

Size: 98 cm long x 43 cm wide (38.5"x17")

Pattern
Ch 3
Row 1 (RS): Hdc in the second ch from the hook and hdc across (2). Turn
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc across (3). Turn
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc across (3).  Turn (Return Row)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc across (4). Turn
Row 5: Ch 1, hdc across (4).  Turn
Row 6: Ch 1,  2 hdc in first st, hdc across (5). Turn
Row 7: Ch 1, hdc across (5).  Turn
Row 8: Ch 1,  2 hdc in first st, hdc across (6). Turn
Row 9: Ch 1, hdc across (6).  Turn
Row 10: Ch 4, dc in same st, *ch 1, skip 1, dc, repeat from * across (4 dc and 3 ch1 sps). Turn.
Row 11: Ch 1, hdc across (7).  Turn
Row 12: Ch 1,  2 hdc in first st, hdc across (8). Turn
Row 13: Ch 1, hdc across (8).  Turn
Row 14: Ch 1,  2 hdc in first st, hdc across (9). Turn
Row 15: Ch 1, hdc across (9).  Turn
Row 16: Ch 1,  2 hdc in first st, hdc across (10). Turn
Row 17: Ch 1, hdc across (10).  Turn
Row 18: Ch 1,  2 hdc in first st, hdc across (11). Turn
Row 19: Ch 1, hdc across (11).  Turn
Row 20: Ch 1,  2 hdc in first st, hdc across (12). Turn
Row 21: Ch 1, hdc across (12).  Turn
Row 22: Ch 4, dc in same st, *ch 1, skip 1, dc, repeat from * across (7 dc and 6 ch1 sps). Turn.
Repeat rows 11-22 until you have 73 sts, ending with an Hdc return row.
When you finish last row fasten off yarn and weave in ends.
If you decide to make your own Dream Spice scarf/shawlette don't forget to use # littlethingsblogged or # ltblogged so that I can see and tag me on InstagramFacebook or Twitter!

Enjoy the rest of your day!