Gradient yarn cakes: where can I buy them?

    They are a big hit, maybe even considered the next trend in the makers community: gradient yarn cakes with beautiful, subtle color changes. Many brands jumped on the bandwagon and started selling their own unique gradient color combinations.

    It has been a big success in Europe for the last few years and finally also American brands started adding gradient yarn cakes to their collection.

    Gradient yarn cakes are light weight multicolour yarns and often are between 600m / 656 yds and 1000m / 1094 yds. This means you only need 1 cake to complete a whole project like a shawl.

    Katia spring rainbow gradient yarn cake plied

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    Stripe Me Shawl

    Today I have a new triangle crochet shawl pattern to share: the Stripe Me Shawl! As the name says, it features stripes.. A lot of stripes! It’s a quite different design compared to my previous shawls.

    I wanted to make something different that gives a playful touch to simple outfits. By making one part of the shawl striped horizontally and the other part striped vertically, a unique effect was created.

    ** You can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me! **

    Stripe Me Shawl made with Feels Like Butta yarn - triangle crochet shawl pattern

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  • Ana Lucia Shawl - a free crochet shawl pattern by Wilmade

    Ana Lucia Shawl

    I’m happy to share a new free crochet shawl pattern today: the Ana Lucia Shawl. This is the second design in my new series of patterns dedicated to my extended family (people with the…

  • Meeting Josie who has the same rare condition

    Meeting Josie (10) in Kansas City

    Hi all, In my previous blog post I mentioned that I met people with the same rare condition. The last two months I have met five people while staying in the…

  • Joyful Josie Shawl made with Durable Colorful - free crochet round shawl pattern

    Joyful Josie Shawl

    Today I’m sharing a round crochet shawl pattern called the Joyful Josie Shawl. It’s the first project in my new series of free patterns dedicated to my extended family (people with…

  • Wilma Westenberg is a crochet designer and shares free crochet patterns

    Personal update: meet the maker

    Hi all, Today I want to share something very personal I have never really talked about before. Not that it’s a secret or anything; I just didn’t really have a reason…

  • Free crochet pattern: simple double brim hat - bun hat version

    Simple double brim bun hat

      Last month I published a new free crochet pattern: the simple double brim hat. I am overwhelmed by the positive response I got from you, thanks so much for that! I…

  • Canadian patriotic hat free canada hat pattern crochet

    Canadian patriotic hat

    Last month my fiancé and I visited the Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. I decided to make a Canada hat pattern for this occasion. Luckily for me I didn’t have to…

  • simple double brim hat - a free crochet pattern

    Simple double brim hat

    ** Note: You can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me! ** I’m happy to…