Crochet & Knitting for Children
Creating for the next generation goes hand in hand with being a knitter or crocheter, wouldn’t you agree? A blanket or toy is a wonderful way to welcome a new one to the world. A new hat or sweater is like a handmade hug. Here are a few patterns and project in Kraemer Yarns
to inspire you.
Take a look at all the free patterns we have ready to share with you as PDF downloads. For easy reference, they are grouped into a Babies and Kids section, Blankets section, and Hats section. Shown above, left to right, Child’s Mock Cable Sweater, Crochet for Baby* Bootie, Oh Boy, Quick Baby Afghan.
When you use easy-care Kraemer Yarns you can trust that your handknit and crocheted items can be loved and used without adding more laundry chores! Perfection and Tatamy each come in a broad color palette, a variety of yarn weights, and are machine wash & tumble dry! Designers have also used Kraemer Yarns for these reasons. Shown above (clockwise top left): Motif Infant Cardigan with Striped Bonnet in Perfection DK, Darla in Tatamy Tweed, Children’s Mukluk Slippers in Mauch Chunky, and Spanky in Tatamy Tweed.
Projects for children, as gifts or by special request, let you try out a new technique, play with colors and have a finished project relatively quickly. We encourage you to share your projects with us, on your favorite social platform, and inspire others!
February is an always an exciting time of year. Winter is still holding on, but there are hints of a return to Spring! We’d like to take the opportunity in this blog post to share new patterns that have been published in Kraemer Yarns, patterns from our friends, and plans for spring!
New to the forever free patterns page at KraemerYarns.com are the two items shown above. Winter winds still whip around so stay cozy with the Staggered Rib Chunky Cowl! It’s a quick knit with Perfection Chunky. The new hat pattern may be called the Autumn Hat, referencing the colorway used, but with the cute chevron pattern and your favorite colors of Naturally Nazareth, you’ll wear it as much as you can!
These patterns were recently published to Ravelry, and that’s where you can purchase them or add them to your library and queue. The Garden Trellis socks and Petal Quilt Socks are both by Clara Masessa in Kraemer Yarns Sterling Silk & Silver. Paula Herbert has been knitting hats for the Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign by the American Heart Association. She has made her pattern for newborn hats in Perfection Worsted and Perfection Chunky available as a free Ravelry download!
Did you know that March is National Crochet Month? We’re looking forward to sharing crochet patterns and projects in Kraemer Yarns with you. Kraemer Yarns is also articipating as a stop on the Crochetville’s Crochet Express Blog Tour! Our next blog post is already in the works to spotlight several lovely crochet items. If you have used Kraemer Yarns in your crochet projects, be sure to drop us a note on Facebook, Instagram, or Ravelry, we’d love to include you in a spotlight post!
Alpaca Yarn: Valuable & Respected Fiber
Did you know that Alpacas have been bred for fiber for thousands of years? The imperial Incas clothed themselves in garments woven from alpaca and many of their religious ceremonies involved the animal. The number of alpacas they owned was a measurement of wealth! Today’s fiber artists, knitters and crocheters need only to look to Kraemer Yarns’ Alpaca Handknitting yarns for an affordable luxury to use in their projects.
Alpaca Yarn Characteristics
Kraemer Yarns’ Alpaca Handknitting yarn, available in DK and chunky weights, still has the soft luxury of alpaca with the added stability of merino wool. The Alpaca fiber comes from the North American Alpaca Co-op and the yarn has a smooth, buttery feel. Garments knit from this yarn will be soft, cozy, and warm. Have you added this yarn to your Ravelry stash yet? Join us in the Kraemer Yarns Ravelry group to share your projects and plans for your Alpaca Handknitting yarn!
Alpaca Pattern and Project Inspiration
If you are looking to craft for yourself or for a gift in the upcoming holiday season, Kraemer Yarns has a variety of free patterns ready for you! Shown above, clockwise from top right: Alpaca 3 button Shawl, Cafe Stole, Chunky Fingerless Mitts, Horizontal Cable Hat, Aran-Inspired Vest, and Cafe Cowl. From accessories to garments, the catalog includes options for all skill levels. For even more pattern and project inspiration, check out our Pinterest boards, or feel free to share your #kraemeryarns projects on Instagram and Facebook!