Susan Carlson

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Crochet: Scarf
This pattern can be found for FREE on my blog here.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Interesting color-play, lots of texture and a reversible design makes this a blanket right down Felted Button’s alley. Since the blanket is worked in rows, not joined squares, with some techniques included in the pattern for reducing the color changes, it’s a joy to work up--with many fewer ends than you might think!
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This pattern can be found for FREE on my blog here.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Made with superwash merino sock weight (fingering) the join-as-you-go motifs make a lovely shawl, but made with heavier yarn of your choice, could easily be made into a blanket or throw. Add more motifs to adjust dimensions, as desired.
Crochet: Rug
Made with a super bulky t-shirt yarn in bright colors, this rug reminds me of licorice all sorts candy. But I like to think it can be used in “all sorts” of places--like the bath, kitchen, entry, nursery or bedroom. Make it in any colors or any size you want using the included multiples
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Lovely as a newborn gift or prop, for an angelic grandchild, a blessing or baptism blanket, for someone who is going away from home, as comfort to someone who has suffered a loss, or just for fun--this blanket can say so many things.
Crochet: Throw
With colors inspired by my son’s Pacific Parrotlet, this blanket will fly off your hook with color, texture and whimsy. It’s got a rhythmic stitch pattern that is fun to work with a fabulous result.
Crochet: Throw
Modern and crisp linen stitch rectangles worked join-as-you-go, makes for a colorful and clean design for any living space.
Crochet: Throw
Reminiscent of a tower of books or blocks, this blanket is a lot of fun for a kid at heart--or a bookworm. Beautiful ombre color, texture and a relaxing stitch pattern make this a delightful blanket to crochet. Bust your stash and use any colors you choose or use those included in the pattern.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Can you see the little crowns? Make this elegantly textured blanket for your little prince or princess or for your big prince or princess using the included multiples. Use the included yarn colors or choose your own.
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion
With a clean and graphic design and fabulous texture, these three pilows are included in a single pattern (each their own pdf) and can be placed together or made for individual happy spots in your home. The yarn colors and quantities are included in the pattern to make each removable cushion cover with a back button placket.
Crochet: Scarf
With a vintage yet on trend Anthropologie feel, this lacey scarf can be worked in colors of your choice or even just one color. The motif has depth and provides a clever way to fasten the scarf around your neck securely. The length of the lacey scarf portion can be adjusted using the included multiples.
Crochet: Scarf
With a vintage yet on trend Anthropologie feel, this lacey scarf can be worked in colors of your choice or even just one color. The motif has depth and provides a clever way to fasten the scarf around your neck securely. The length of the textured scarf portion can be adjusted using the included multiples.
Crochet: Throw
Looking for the perfect gift for someone, then the Gifted Blanket might be just the find. Clean and simple squares are joined into gifts with ribbons and bows and then “all wrapped up” wilth a perfect border. Alter the number of gifts to make it a different size. Bust your stash or use the colors and yarn detailed in the pattern.
Crochet: Throw
With a sweet rainbow of happy color and simple stitch repeats, this blanket is perfect for a quick project as a gift or for yourself.
Crochet: Rug
In perfect Felted Button style, may I introduce the Jolly Jester Rug! It’s colorful, textured, whimsical and FELTED!
Crochet: Throw
You know those magical crochet projects that seem to fly from your hands as soon as you pick up your hook and yarn? This is one of those. With a rhythmic stitch pattern and beautiful colors and fabulous texture it’s perfect for enjoyable crochet with an elegant result.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Made with 22 different colors of Scheepjes Merino Soft for the Design Wars Challenge, this blanket looks like a colorful cobblestoned street. Sized for a baby blanket, it can be adjusted in size using the included multiples. And the woven strips are simple and portable for on-the-go crochet. The weaving strips are simple to weave according to in...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
A fun and textured newborn-sized hat for that sweet new little one in your life or for unique charity gifts.
Crochet: Toys and Hobbies - Other
Perfect for taking a nap, reading a book, playing with toys or just snuggling--the Toddler Teepee is perfect for indoor or outside play. The sample is made in a rainbow of colors but you could make it in your little one’s favorite colors or to match their bedroom or playspace. I also decided to make it with Red Heart Super Saver yarn as it...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This blanket reminds me of the dress that Sally of Nightmare Before Christmas wears. The name fits. But it also looks a lot like a patchwork bunting or banner, huh? It also looks like switchbacks on a mountail trail. Whatever the name, the blanket is rhythmic and fun to make.
Crochet: Throw
It’s a whole bunch of color, fabulous texture and I always love when it looks as fabulous on the back as it does on the front. The blanket is constructed in strips with additional strips joining to the previous as-you-go.
Crochet: Throw
These nifty little “mock bullion” stitches in rainbow hues definitely remind me of those colorful wooden math helpers you find in children’s school rooms. I’m a fan of the look of a bullion stitch, I just find there is no rhythm and joy in working them. But this nifty little “mock bullion” stitch is super easy...
Crochet: Throw
With a gorgeous palette of prismatic color, texture and join-as-you-go motifs, this blanket fits the Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” line…“the girl with kaleidoscope eyes”.
Crochet: Throw
With fabulous color changes, a rhythmic stitch pattern and no ends to weave (hence, tassels!), the Color Reel Blanket is a superb crochet blanket for anyone. Bust your stash or use the yarn/colors outlined in the detailed and thoroughly tested pattern to make a blanket just your size and style!
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
Twenty-four cozy mittens and elf hats filled with treats or family activity ideas makes a delightful advent countdown to Christmas day.
Crochet: Table Runner, Hanging Ornament
Alone, the snowflake motif makes a wintry ornament. Joined together using join-as-you-go detailed in the pattern, the motifs create an elegant table runner for your seasonal decorating.
Crochet: Throw
Are you a sewer? Quilter? Or someone who just likes colorful notions like me? My friend, Karen, has a delightful collection of vintage Russian spools of thread and I thought this blanket was a fun interpretation of them.
Crochet: Blanket - Other
The thoroughly tested pattern as written uses 11 colors outlined in the materials section and shown in a color placement diagram. The pattern also includes many photos to help you through, if needed, but they are not required to complete the pattern as written.
Crochet: Throw
Little Rows of Posies separated by a shimmery and colorful variegated yarn makes for a sweet and happy blanket. Bust your stash or use the colors shown in the sample.
Crochet: Throw
With wonderful texture, an interesting but easy to repeat stitch pattern and color options galore, this blanket makes a perfect gift for baby or larger afghan for yourself.
Crochet: Throw
There’s something delightful about sitting outside with a little crochet, sipping some lemonade and enjoying a cool breeze. That’s what I had in mind when I designed this. With fun cabana-like stripes and simple chained flowers, the lightweight and drapey nature of this blanket is perfect for warmer weather.
Crochet: Throw
Wanna chase a rainbow with me? With fabulous texture on both the front and back making this blanket wonderful, the simple border design really finishes it beautifully. It also makes a super stash buster or even looks elegant all in one shade with just a hint of color woven through the border
Crochet: Throw
I came across this elegant stitch pattern at MyPicot.com and knew I needed to make something with it! Hence, the Brighton Blanket was born!
Crochet: Throw
This design has been seriously sooo much fun to make. Here’s why:
Crochet: Baby Blanket
One of my Facebook followers had this to say about my newest blanket pattern:
Crochet: Throw
Elegant motifs joined-as-you-go make can be made in traditional colors, muted tones or bits from your stash in any size you wish.
Crochet: Scarf
You know those crochet projects. The ones that only use a skein or two of soft and affordable yarn. The ones that only take a few hours to make but you end up with something stylish and versatile to wear. The ones that are perfect for a quick yet fabulous handmade gift. This is one of those projects.
Crochet: Throw
This blanket was created as part of the Design Wars Challenge using Red Heart Heads Up yarn.
Crochet: Throw, Placemat
Using a simple but whimsical V-Stitch, this placemat pattern is fun to give as a gift or use for your own decorating for that special occasion. Add the simple little napkin ring and you’ve got a table setting that even Martha Stewart might envy. And isn’t that pom edging just so modernly retro?! Want a scarf, or table runner, or blan...
Crochet: Baby Blanket, Blanket - Other
In typical Felted Button style--lots of color options, plenty of texture and a fun and easy to work pattern. Awesome for a baby to finger and touch on the floor or snuggle with on the go. The pattern includes the multiples for making the blanket any size you want, as well.
Crochet: Throw
Squares that are yummy enough to eat (or just snuggle under) make this blanket Squarilicious! Endless color options, texture and little candy-like dots of happy color in the center of the squares make this a fun blanket for anyone. The sample is sized perfectly for a crib, but simply add or subtract squares to make it any size or dimensions you ...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
I think crocheting should be enjoyable and beautiful. This blanket is just that. Graphic simplicity of floating circles in squares makes for a clean and fresh design with motifs that can be worked on-the-go to the round just before they are joined. Add a rainbow of color and join-as-you-go motifs and you’ve got a fun and beautiful blanket ...
Crochet: Poncho, Shawl / Wrap
With wonderful drape, affordable, soft and washable yarn, texture and color-play, and many options for wearing, this is a fabulous design. Drape it over your shoulders as a shawl, tie it in the back for modesty or warmth, wrap it as a cowl or long scarf, wear it as a hooded scarf, or follow the simple instructions included to make it into a ponc...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Take a simple textured stitch pattern that looks woven, add some colorful stripes and you’ve got The Basket of Rainbows blanket! It can be worked up in any dimensions you wish and with any number of colors.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
Seems I had an overwhelming response to write this one up and share with you, so that is exactly what I’m doing! So many of you had such lovely ideas with what to do with it, too!
Crochet: Scarf
Soft drape, options with color, and versatility are the delights of this infinity scarf. It can be worn doubled around the neck as a cowl, layered over the shoulders like a collar, tied in the front with an elegant ribbon, or draped over the shoulders in the front or back to hang like a scarf. Use a sparkly yarn for a night out on the town, or a...
Crochet: Throw
With simple motifs joined-as-you-go (if you choose), this blanket will add a splash of happy color to any space. A perfect stash-buster with stunning visual delight, works up quickly. Enjoy making the diamond motifs on the go with you, too.
Crochet: Throw
Worked in colorful join-as-you-go strips, the Pansy Parade Blanket looks like little rows of climbing pansy petals. Make it in any colors you wish and any yarn weight--bust your stash--to suit your style. And easily make it any dimensions you want! You could even make placemats or a scarf. Seriously fun! Join in the parade!
Crochet: Baby Blanket
I made this sample with a lovely alpaca/acrylic blend--super soft with an incredible drape--and not too expensive, either--BONUS! This blanket is so easy to adjust size-wise, you could use almost any weight yarn you wanted.
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket
Whether you are bringing a wee newborn home, reminding a sick loved-one of the comforts of home, or welcoming someone to their new home--the Coming Home Blanket is just the gift.
Crochet: Throw
If you have been following Felted Button around for a while now, you might know these things about my designs already:
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket
With an unusual stitch pattern that provides stretch and texture, and looks much more challenging than it is--the Irish Sea Blanket is perfect to welcome a new baby or make for yourself in any size you want! It has fabulous texture and works up really quickly. Plus, you can make it up in any colors you wish to suit your style and decor!
Crochet: Throw
When my daughter was small, she dreamed of being a mermaid and becoming “part of that world”. With lots of sparkle, jewel-tones of the sea, and fin-like texture the MERMAID ME BLANKET can bring your little one’s imagination to life! Worked in simple motifs and then joined-as-you-go, constructing the tail is very easy. The spark...
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket
This blanket is reminiscent of the half-triangle squares used in lovely heirloom quilts. With this delightful blanket you can “puzzle” together your squares in seemingly endless arrangements--with lots of ideas included in the pattern.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Made with textured motifs that are joined-as-you-go this colorful and unique blanket reminiscent of waves on the sea can be made in any size you wish. The sample blanket detailed in the pattern is perfect for a baby, but can be made to any dimensions you wish.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
A fun little flag bunting made specifically for my new bike basket but perfect for hanging a little bit of color and whimsy in any spot you wish!
Crochet: Tote
It’s Stashing Tote is perfect for taking your yarny projects on-the-go with you. Use it as a diaper bag, market tote, or anything you wish. Unbutton the tabs for more room. The straps are long enough to comfortably hang on your shoulder, too. Because it is felted, it is durable, strong and holds its shape well.
Crochet: Rug
The Melon Berry Rug is textured, durable and perfect for adding that pop of color in your entry, kitchen, laundry, nursery or bath! Made with two strands of medium weight yarn held together, it is thick and soft. Follow the pattern but try using only a single-strand--make a few more squares--and you have a lovely blanket. Versatility, options, c...
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket
Painting with color!! You can be a “yarntist” with this colorful crochet pattern. It’s full of texture, options and artistry! With instructions for making a baby blanket, an afghan, or a blanket of any size you want--it can be personalized with your own color preferences, too!
Crochet: Baby Blanket
A lightweight and colorful corner-to-corner blanket that is written in baby size but can be worked up to any dimensions you want, this Spring into Summer Blanket is pretty terrific! Using a yarn with long-color runs gives the self striping effect and reduces the need for weaving ends. Works up easily without much brain energy--perfect for relaxi...
Crochet: Cowl
The word cwtch (pronounced cootch) is a Welsh word meaning “to cuddle”. This snuggly soft Cwtch Cowl & Hood is so named because it is super cuddly, drapey and versatile in both color and options for wearing.Wear it up over the top of your head as a hood for extra warmth. Or roll the top down for a shorter cowl. However you choose...
Crochet: Blanket - Other
Doesn’t this blanket look like wee little cupcakes? Make this sweet and textured blanket for a little one or use the included instructions to make one for yourself or as a gift. Works up quickly with lots of options for busting your stash and making it your own to suit your style and space.
Crochet: Legwarmers
I love boot cuffs! So why not have hearts on them, too! This simple pattern includes instructions for the boot cuffs and how to make them in any size you wish. It also includes instructions for making the itty bitty hearts and putting it all together. Simple, quick and a perfect gift. (I made a pair on the way out the door this morning!)
Crochet: Throw
A colorful and happy fruit-striped blanket that can be worked up in any size you wish. Modify the colors to suit your style and decor! Want thinner or thicker stripes? Easy peasy. Want a blanket large enough for your bed? Easy peasy.
Crochet: Throw
I am blanket obsessed lately. But, hey, tis the season for snuggling, right?! What could be better than getting cozy under a warm blanket that reminds you of the charming flowers of warmer weather?! So let me introduce the Mariposa Throw. I named it this because of the single stemmed 3-petaled Mariposa Lily that grows on rocky slopes of the moun...
Crochet: Pillow / Cushion, Baby Blanket
The Little Dutch Girl Pillow and Blanket crochet pattern helps you make a sweet, feminine blanket of flowers reminiscent of rows of tulips in a Dutch countryside.What a perfect gift for the new little baby girl in your life. and the complete pillow instructions help you make a 16 inch square pillow for any spot in your home--be it shabby cottage...
Crochet: Throw
Ever been caught passing notes? Ever been caught passing a LOVE note? Here is a perfect love note to pass on to someone you care for--a new baby (with name and birthday stitched in the corner), your sweetheart, best friend, favorite teacher, or, well, anyone who loves school supplies or needs a personal thought just from you!
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket
The Rolling Ridge Blanket is rich with texture, interest, drape and color making this soft baby blanket perfect for getting creative and gifting to someone you love! The pattern looks more complicated than it is, but most of the interest comes from slightly different stitch placements which are detailed in the pattern. Make it with the suggested...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Shabby chic with an elegant vintage quality, this blanket can become a family heirloom. The motifs work up quickly with texture and softness and the join-as-you-go instructions saves you time weaving in those ends.
Crochet: Baby Blanket, Blanket - Other
Endless possibilities for color--the Candy Stick Blanket pattern can be worked up to suit your style and decor--or simply bust your stash!
Crochet: Rug, Blanket - Other
This pattern is Crazy-Good for making it your own! With instructions to adjust the pattern to any size you want, select colors that suit your style or decor and bust that yarn stash! Makes a delightful play mat or blanket for baby, rug for the bathroom or kitchen, pillow cover or coverlet for the bedroom, or runner for the hallway! There are end...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap, Bedspread
Loopsy Daisy--a little loopy, a little wonky, a lot of fun! And talk about easy! All you need is a few simple stitches under your belt and you’ve got a lovely flowery blanket, coverlet or wrap. In a laceweight yarn it would make a superbly lacey shawl! It’s light and drapey--perfect for a lightweight cover over a comforter, too. Your...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Ahhhh! The Breath of Heaven Blanket is rich with texture, interest, drape and color making this soft baby blanket perfect for getting creative and giving to someone you love! The pattern looks more complicated than it is, but most of the interest comes from slightly different stitch placements which are detailed in the pattern. Make it with the ...
Crochet: Blanket - Other
Patches, stripes and color make this blanket perfect for baby, teen or adult! Work it up in yarn from your stash or use the suggested colors--whichever suits your style in a nursery, kid’s room or anywhere in your home. Written as a baby blanket, it is easily adjustable to throw, afghan or bedspread sizes.
Crochet: Throw, Rug
A rug? A baby blanket? An afghan or coverlet? A table runner or wall hanging? You decide, but whatever you wish, this pattern is versatile! Use the suggested worsted weight wool yarn for a fabulous rug or a lighter cotton for a baby’s crib.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
“Button, button, who’s got the button” blanket? With a love of buttons and bright colors, I designed this blanket pattern to be easily created in your own color scheme and size. Make more squares and make an afghan or bedcover. Bust your stash and use your own colors to match any nursery or home decor.
Crochet: Throw
After seeing a beautiful picture with colorful pink leaves strewn across a bright green grass field, this blanket was born--in my mind. Now it is outside my head and available for you to create your own version of Flying Colors!
Crochet: Throw, Pillow / Cushion
Like little colorful strokes of a fan-shaped paintbrush, this pillow and afghan pattern works up into a beautiful work of art! Pick your colors to fit your decor in a nursery, kid’s room or anywhere in your home.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
A few dots. A few silly wiggles. This is one fun little blanket. Perfect texture and color for a little one to finger. Make more squares and in colors to match your decor for a fun blanket anywhere in your home!
Crochet: Throw
With little dots (dits) and little lines (dahs), this blanket reminds me of the dots and dashes used in Morse Code. The ombre effect of the dots are beautiful as they fade from dark to light, but the pattern could be done in white lines with a rainbow of dots or even soft neutrals.
Crochet: Rug, Baby Blanket
I love the movie You’ve Got Mail--especially the part where Kathleen Kelly is describing a picture of her and her “enchanting” mother when she was a child. “We’re twirling,” she says. I used to do that a lot with my daughter when she was little. So, in honor of those wonderful memories…the Let’s Tw...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Introducing a puffy, patchy, polka-dotty crocheted quilt! Perfect for a baby. Perfect for a toddler. Perfect as a play mat. Perfect in a crib. It can be created in your own colors to match your nursery or decor. Can you imagine it done in all white with only little colored dots? Or even in “adult” colors and made large enough for you...
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
A beautiful and simple heart motif makes for a coaster set or a sweet garland--hanging chain instructions included. They don’t need to be used only for Valentines but would be adorable in a child’s room or a cozy little nook.
Crochet: Cowl
This cowl is distinctive with a watery wave effect of color, wonderful lightweight yet warm drape, and quick to work up! Can be worn by anyone--as it contains instructions to adjust the size--and you pick the colorway that suits the wearer!
Crochet: Wall Hanging
This simple felted garland with a mix of “berries” and “blooms” is a fun project for any time of year. I worked it in five Christmasy colors of wool so I could felt it, but it would look equally adorable in a non-feltable yarn and any color scheme to match your mood or the season. Give as a gift or make one for yourself.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Inspired by the ombre cakes seen everywhere these days, I made this flowy, feminine and fun blanket. The Ombre Ruffle will keep you or your little one warm and cozy! Its dip-dyed color effect can be worked up in any colors of your choice--I envision it in shades of white to aqua, or whites to creams to yellows. Each tier could even be colored li...
Crochet: Cowl
With a subtle color-changing primary yarn and 4 coordinating yarns held two together at a time, this cowl works up speedy quick and is a great stash buster. It’s versatile as it can be worn in a loop with or without buttons or crossed with the buttons in the front.
Crochet: Mittens
Made with a beautiful slow, color-changing striping yarn, these mittens are cozy and unusual. They are designed to fit an average size woman’s hand, but can be made smaller or larger by using a different hook size. Make them for yourself or to give as a gift!
Crochet: Laptop
Three things that I adore--buttons, felt and polka dots! All three come together in this whimsical, yet practical, cross-body iPad cover. The felt protects your tablet and the dots and buttons help you do it with style! The strap’s length is easily adjustable for your height and comfort level. Just want the cover without the strap--done. T...
Crochet: Cowl
Cowls are a perfect “stay where you put them” accessory! As a lover of all things colorful, I decided to play with the same color family in various shades to create the ombre look of this cowl. The string effect makes it lightweight and airy while still keeping you cozy in style.
Crochet: Cowl
I created this cowl specifically for my daughter who loves stripes of the Tim Burton type. It has texture without bulk, a nice drape, and very soft on the neck. The surface slip stitching adds neat contrast to the foundation stripes and could be worked up in a variety of color combinations. The cowl is long enough to wrap twice around the neck f...
Crochet: Cowl
I love that a cowl just stays put! Put it on and your’e done! If you know me at all, you’ll know that I LOVE things staying done. Think about it--how much of your life stays done? Laundry? Dishes? Cooking? Going to work? Driving? Filling up the car with fuel? Shaving? Cutting your hair? Washing the car, children or your hair--anythin...
Crochet: Afghan block
Put some granny stripes inside a granny square and what do you get? Granny stripes squared! The two fabulous granny styles come together in one simple square. Mix up your color combinations with your own flair and make it ‘just perfect’ for that special project. Can be used for afghans and baby blankies, scarves and bags, potholders ...
Crochet: Wall Hanging
Amazing texture and in your choice of colors--this Mandala crochet pattern contains instructions that allow you to make a unique mandala --in multiple colors or even in all one color--using small bits of yarn. This is a great stash-buster! It also contains instructions to make your mandala into a stool cover. It could be transformed into a pill...
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
Want to try a simple but beautiful crochet project? This one is great for a beginner and can be stitched up in about an hour with less than a skein of yarn! The ribbed stitches make it stretchy and comfortable. Very versatile depending on your choice of yarn and optional adornments! Use your imagination and make them uniquely yours, or as a pers...
Crochet: Throw
On a flight home from Hawaii last summer, I began envisioning a flower blanket that reminded me of the glorious, bold flowers I had seen while visiting the beautiful islands there. So on the plane I began furiously designing--and this beautiful blanket is the result of that inspiration! It is thick and warm yet breathes. And the back of the flow...
Crochet: Feet / Legs - Other
This pattern includes easy, clear instructions to make a pair of boot cuffs that allows you to upcycle that sweater you just can’t part with. They look fabulous under a pair of boots--with a skirt or over a pair of your favorite jeans! Unique, hip, and simple.
Crochet: Ornamental Flower
This flower was created by me especially for my sweet niece Olivia.
Crochet: Throw
This pattern includes easy, clear instructions to make a beautiful, unique Pointillism Posie. Use it as a cozy throw or afghan to snuggle with a cup of tea, give it as a gift for a wedding or baby shower, or hang it on your wall for eye-catching color and interesting conversation. This blanket is a fabulous stash buster, as there are many colors...
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
Crochet Bunting Pattern is very simple and a great stash-buster as it can use many colors of yarn and allows for your own creativity to make it amazing!