Introducing Succulent and Canyon from the KW Crochet Collection

Crochet is made for summer craft fun. There’s no better time to pick up a hook to celebrate this made-for-summer craft. We’re in in our 5th year of Crochet Summer and to recognize this milestone we invited a few of our favorite crochet designers to hook up something special.

Last week we premiered the first two pieces in our new Crochet Collection, Sub Rosa by Lana Jois and Summer Sunset by Betsey Sennott. This week we’re unveiling two more beautiful designs, Succulent by Michele DuNaier and Canyon by Amy Gunderson.

It’s obvious our designers were inspired by the desert and the rich and brilliant color palette of Mojave. The linen/cotten blend, super soft and durable sport weight is the star of this collection. Being both light weight, durable, and drapey, it’s the ideal yarn for summer crochet projects.

Succulent by Michele DuNaier

Succulent is a homage to our favorite desert-dwelling houseplants. This feminine and breezy shawl looks complicated, but the easy double crochet clusters are repeated throughout, creating a lovely crescent shape in an easy to memorize pattern. The sweet leaf clusters in this breezy shawl remind us of little pots of jade, while the interconnected web and border reminds us of a delicate string of pearls plant.

Canyon by Amy Gunderson

Canyon by Amy Gunderson is a summer perfect, chic, festival-ready, desert hippie queen camisole that we’re all itching to make for ourselves. The upper body is worked from the bottom up, and the lovely lace edging is worked from the foundation row edge down. Amy used an i-cord crank machine to make the straps, but a knit i-cord (although slower) works up the same!

We hope you love these pieces as much as we do! Stay tuned for the last two pieces from our Crochet Collection next week.

All images by Linette Kielinski

#mojavesummerKAL - Round Up!

Earlier this summer we started a super low-key #mojavesummerKAL on Instagram. Now that the hot breath of August is upon us it's time for a quick check-in on our hashtag! Let’s see what everyone has been up to this summer before we announce the winner of our #mojavesummerKAL giveaway!

1) Maggie Pascoe @thebrokencactus
Kalaloch Pullover by Kate Gagnon Osborn, Interweave Knits Summer 2019

Maggie’s Kalaloch Pullover in Mojave’s natural color way is a thing that makes us go, “OOOOOHHHH!” We followed her progress throughout the summer on this enveloping sweater designed by Kate for Interweave Knits Summer 2019. Her finished sweater is so beautiful we all want one.

2) Kandy White @yarnkandy
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose

Kandy’s Ranunculus, made in Mojave’s bright yellow, is just about the cutest Ranunculus we’ve ever seen! She’s right—it’s hard to make just one!

3) @yarnloop
Keane Wonder by Meghan Kelly

We always love to see a Keane Wonder by our Meghan Kelly! @yarnloop made her Keane Wonder in Mojave’s flamingo pink and it looks awesome! Way to beat the Texas heat!

4) Kate Gagnon Osborn @kelbournewoolens
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose

Look at this cutie! Kate finished her Ranunculus in Mojave’s natural just in time for her family vacation in Maine last month. Let’s all appreciate how Kate’s earrings artfully match the buoys hanging from the trees. Great pic, Kate!

5) Maggie Pascoe @thebrokencactus
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose

Maybe we should rename this KAL the #RanunculusMojaveSummerKAL? Maggie crushed it again! Her Ranunculus in Mojave’s cactus green is right on the nose. Indeed, it’s become our summer staple, too!

6) Alli @thehappysquash
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose

Last one! Alli’s adorable Ranunculus, made in Mojave’s dandelion yellow, is making us smile from ear-to-ear! This has become the summer of the Mojave Ranunculus and we love it!

Stay tuned for the winner of our #mojavesummerKAL giveaway!

Announcing the Kelbourne Woolens Crochet Collection!

We love crochet. It’s our favorite for summer crafty fun.

We’re in our 5th year of Crochet Summer (a crochet-anything-this-summer-CAL), and thought this milestone anniversary was the perfect time to premiere our first crochet collection. So please welcome the first two pieces in the Kelbourne Woolens Crochet Collection, Sub Rosa and Summer Sunset!

Our ready-for-crochet Mojave is the starring yarn of the collection; the cotton/linen blend is both soft and durable making it ideal for summer crochet projects. The tropical palette served well as color inspiration, ranging from pleasingly cool neutrals to nearly neon hues.

Sub Rosa by Lana Jois

It was difficult to choose the final colors for Sub Rosa; there are so many beautiful options in the Mojave palette, but we decided that cool neutrals were the way to go for this charming little tee. It’s the 50th anniversary of Woodstock next weekend and what a great time to release a granny square motif top! The best part of Sub Rosa is the customization possibilities. Make it wild and psychedelic or cool and calm like the sample—either way it’s summer of (crochet) love chic.

Summer Sunset by Betsey Sennott

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Our crochet-vibe is clearly late-60s and 70s inspired and what is more 70s than a wall hanging? Just adjacent of macramé, Summer Sunset by Betsey Sennott utilizes the bright colors of Mojave, a simple ripple stitch, and some fluffy fringe for a groovy wall hanging. We’re already noodling around with other color combinations from ocean cool to even brighter than this bright sample!

Stay tuned for more Kelbourne Woolens Crochet Collection over the next three weeks! There are FOUR more pieces coming!

All images by Linette Kielinski