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Why Yarn Me Calm?

Because Yarn is so much more than crochet, knitting and craft.

Yarn is friendship, community, sharing, giving, caring, loving, gifting, soothing, soft and squishy goodness!

Every Purchase goes into a monthly draw.......

Every purchase made during a month at Yarn Me Calm goes into draw to win a gift of yummy, squishy goodness!


October 2021 you could win the following:

The ultimate advent calendar from Garnmanufaktur. 

The colour way is Colours of the Rainbow.  24 x 25g balls and the balls are numbered from 1 to 24 in the Boxx.

3.5mm- 4mm knitting needles/crochet hook.

In addition to the gorgeous Bobbel Boxx Advent Calendar there is a Mystery KAL/CAL to participate in on the Garnmanufaktur Facebook page.

The winner will be chosen at random (each purchase constitutes one entry).

Please note that this offer is open to everyone who purchases from Yarn Me Calm however postage, customs and duty will be the responsibility of the winner if you are outside of Australia!




We send all of your goodies in Compostable and/or recycled packaging!

We believe that we have a responsibility to minimise our impact on the environment whenever and wherever possible. 

So here at Yarn Me Calm we have sourced a range of 100% compostable mailers to send you your scrumptious goodies!

Where we use cardboard and plastic in packaging your goodies, we have recycled it from packaging sent to us!!! 

Special Orders...

Is there something super yummy that we don't currently stock?

Do you want to place an order for some custom yarny goodies such as a Magnificent My Melodyy from Wolltraum or a Luscious Lola from Garnmanufaktur?

Are you wanting a larger number of squishy fabulosities than we can hold in our store room?

Then don't hesitate to contact us and we'll do everything we can to help solve your yarny dilemma!

Get in touch we are always happy to help!

New & Newly Arrived!!!

We now have LAYBUY as a payment option available on Yarn Me Calm!

The Calming Yarn

Sassy Chic Cardi from Buttonnose Crochet

Sassy Chic Cardi from Buttonnose Crochet

I am sooo excited and have some amazing news to share!

A little while ago I was chatting with the amazing Natasha aka Buttonnose Crochet.  Natasha said she would love to design something for Yarn Me Calm using yarns that we stock and would look at doing something for us as soon as she had some breathing room!

Natasha is generally super busy designing some gorgeous patterns for us all to make.  She designs everything from beautiful wraps and cowls, flowers and mandalas to breathtaking blankets!

Many of you would know some of Natasha's amazing designs including her recent Crochet Along 'Wrapped up in You' (WUIY) blanket.  I made WUIY  with a combination of Fiddlesticks Superb 8 and Scheepjes Colour Crafter and the pattern is absolutely divine!  Here is a quick look at my WUIY in progress...

 

 

Natasha decided that she would love to make a lightweight cardi (cardigan for those of you don't understand Australian/English!!!) that would be perfect for the warmer weather that we have using some stunning Coboo from Lion Brand Yarn.

Coboo is a combination of 50% cotton and 50% bamboo.  It is beautifully soft and has gorgeous drape.  We here at Yarn Me Calm rate Coboo at a 3 - Fluffy Chickens on our Squishy Rating Scale!

 

 

 

 

Natasha has worked extremely hard on this pattern with her phenomenal testers to ensure that there is a range of sizes available.

 

 

 

About the fabulous Natasha - Buttonnose Crochet

Hi all, my name is Natasha and I am a mum to a teen daughter (help!) and live in regional Queensland. I have been designing for 7 years now. I started designing as I was bored with everything I was making. My first design was an owl plastic bag holder. Fast forward 7 years and I have designed and published over 55 patterns, some very detailed and technical. I love to make and design blankets, accessories, garments and, homewares. My favourite stitches are textured, such as popcorn, puff, and post stitches.

Many of my designs are created from playing with stitches but the most precious designs are ones I design with my heart. I have 2 patterns dedicated to my late grandmother who taught me to crochet and 1 pattern dedicated to stillbirth, miscarriage and infertility, something I have personally experienced.

Although some patterns are intermediate level, I always add pictures to the patterns and strive to have video tutorials for the more difficult patterns, but at any time you need help I am just a message away on Facebook or via email.

 

 

Sassy Chic Cardi

With Summer upon us, the beach is one place we go to cool down. The Sassy Chic Cardi is great to wear over a swimsuit or even as a casual cardi to wear on a cool summers evening.

 

Skill Level

The skill level is beginner friendly if you are willing to jump out of your comfort zone. Only basic stitches have been used and the best part, there is no sewing involved, just the ends.

 

Sizing

The pattern is available in sizes XS to 5XL with a 4” – 6” (10cm – 15cm) positive ease.

 

Materials

The yarn used for the Sassy Chic Cardi is Lionbrand Coboo. It is an 8ply/Dk/#3 weight yarn but can easily be rated as a 5ply/Sport/#2 weight. This yarn is soft to work with and creates a beautiful draping fabric for your garment.

You will also need a 4.5mm hook, stitch markers, measuring tape and a needle to sew in ends.

 

Gauge Swatch

As this is a garment, a gauge swatch is required to be made, so you will get the sizing as stated in the pattern. Do not be afraid, a gauge swatch only takes 10 mins to whip up. If your gauge is different to what is in the pattern, you may need to change hook size.

 

Other information

The pattern is available in US and UK terms.

Blocking the Cardi is not essential, but if you want to open the lace section up, only gently block the garment.

 

Get your copy of the Sassy Chic cardi for FREE on Ravelry, using the code YMC10 at the checkout.

This offer is only available here on the Yarn Me Calm Blog for the month of October 2021.

 

Click here to go to the pattern!

 

Don't forget to tag both Buttonnose Crochet and Yarn Me Calm in your make on Social Media! 

 

#sassychiccardi #buttonnosecrochet #thecalmingyarn #yarnmecalm

 

I hope you love the pattern as much as we do!

Andrea x

 

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'You Inspire Me' ~ McLana Yarn by Garnmanufaktur.

'You Inspire Me' ~ McLana Yarn by Garnmanufaktur.

I am regularly asked various questions about our yarns. Let's be honest, I don't mind this at all and I could chat away all day about yarn (if you have chatted with me before you can attest to this)! 

I was wondering how I could better showcase a broad range of yarns made up in creative and different ways knowing that I can't do this alone!  I was thinking that maybe this would be a perfect opportunity to showcase some  stunning makes by our Yarn Me Calm Community Members.  I thought this would be something we could share regularly showcasing their phenomenal talent using our yummy yarn! 

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Flower Puff Mini Mandala

Flower Puff Mini Mandala

I created this little bit of cuteness (if I do say so myself!) a while ago for the Crochet Guild Australia's newsletter!

I was super excited when we got our very own Crochet Guild here in Australia in 2019 and I joined up straight away!  The absolutely amazing Jenny King is the President, if you don't know her work she is a fibre artist and designer extraordinaire!

 

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Support kogo - we do......

"kogo (Knit One Give One) is a not-for-profit organisation that asks volunteers to donate time and wool to knit warm winter woollies that kogo then distributes to people in need through over 300 community groups. We’re always looking for more hand knitted scarves, beanies, children’s toys or blankets” 

www.kogo.org.au

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Yarn Me Calm would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we are are based, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.

We also pay our respect to all traditional owners across our Country, whose cultures and customs have nurtured and continue to nurture
this land, since the Dreamtime. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.