I’m so delighted to share with you that I have a brand new eco-friendly pattern published in Happily Hooked Magazine. It’s been a wee while since I was last published in this fantastic crochet magazine with my Spiral Hat, Mitts and Cowl patterns at the end of 2019!
This month’s edition (April) is one I just couldn’t NOT be in! Entitled ‘Go Green for Earth Day‘, it has an eco-friendly focus in celebration of Earth Day, on April 22nd this year (lots more will be coming from me about this). It is packed with eco-friendly patterns, many that have a re-usable purpose, like bags and cloths, a mop cover and eco drier balls! Along with plenty other fun and fabulous makes too.
My pattern is the gorgeous boho-styled Skinny Banana scarf, and it’s perfect for Spring. It is made in beautifully soft and shiny banana yarn!
Yes, you did read that right, banana yarn. If you’ve followed by blog for a while you’ll know I love this uber eco-friendly recycled yarn and have another design made in it too – the Easy Eco Cowl, a simple 1 skein cowl that’s a great introduction to working with banana yarn, and it’s free.
If you’d like to read more about banana yarn, you’ll find my banana yarn review really interesting, and hopefully helpful too. I have more patterns in the pipeline using this stunningly textured and unusual type of yarn so be sure to subscribe to my email list (link at the bottom of this post) to catch them.
I’m so pleased that Happily Hooked were interested in a pattern for such an unusual yarn. This yarn has the highest eco-friendly and ethical credentials that you can imagine, but most people don’t know it exists, nevermind know what to make with it.
I’m even more delighted to tell you I have an article published in this same edition! I felt it very fitting with this eco theme, to write all about recycled yarns and what to make with them. So you’ll find both the article and the pattern right after it in April’s edition – Issue 85 Go Green!
In using yarns like this, that do good for our planet, and in writing about them, I hope to encourage others to use them too. I am just a small blog and can only reach a small numbers of people. So having a pattern for banana yarn and an article packed with everything you’d need to know about using recycled yarns, make their way to a huge audience is truly wonderful and a big step in sewing eco-conscious seeds.
Wanna grab this edition, along with a gorgeous project bag, an ergonomic comfort grip crochet hook set, pattern bundles galore and a years subscription to a fab magazine, with an amazingly supportive members-only Facebook group? Click the link (affiliate, so I earn a commission at no extra cost to you) below:
I’d love it if you’d add the Skinny Banana to your favs on Ravelry. You’ll be able to buy the pdf in just a couple of months.
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