9 Patterns Perfect for Self Striping Yarns

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These 9 patterns are perfect for self striping yarns.

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Cover. Self Striping Projects. Leisure Arts. Book Review by Rhondda at Oombawka Design Crochet

Title: Self-Striping Projects
Author: Bonnie Barker
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2018
ISBN: 978-1-4647-7235-1
Photographer: Jason Masters
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9 Patterns Perfect for Self Striping Yarns

Each of these beautifully textured projects looks amazing crocheted with self striping yarn.

The difficulty levels range from easy to intermediate and the yarns used include medium weight [4] and light weight [3] self striping, or ombre yarn varieties.

Each pattern includes it’s own written stitch guide for the special stitches you need to use. Stitch counts are provided at the end of each row (or round). Headings are in larger fonts and bold print. The instructions are written in U.S. Crochet terms.

The patterns included are:

  • Sweet Baby Blanket. EASY. Size: 30.5 inch square. Supplies: Medium Weight Yarn [4] and 5.5 mm (I) hook
  • Cabled Backpack. MEDIUM. Size:  14.5 inch wide by 16.5 inch long. Supplies: Medium Weight Yarn [4] and 5.5 mm (I) and 6.5 mm (K) hooks
  • Cap & Cowl. INTERMEDIATE. Cap Size: Fits 21-22 inch circumference. Cowl Size: 25 inch by 8 inch. Supplies: Light Weight Yarn [3] and 4 mm (G) and  5 mm (H) hooks
  • Rainbow Baby Blanket. INTERMEDIATE. Size: 25 inch square. Supplies: Light Weight Yarn [3] and 5 mm (H) hook
  • Stole. EASY. Size: 19 inch wide by 63 inch long. Supplies: Medium Weight Yarn [4] and 5.5 mm (I) hook
  • Celtic Weave Cowl. INTERMEDIATE. Size: 26 inch by 8 inch. Supplies: Light Weight Yarn [3] and 5 mm (H) hook
  • Poncho. INTERMEDIATE. Size: Fits most. Supplies: Medium Weight Yarn [4] and 6 mm (J) hook
  • Shoulder Wrap. INTERMEDIATE. Size: Small/Medium and Large/X-Large. Supplies: Medium Weight Yarn [3] and 6 mm (J) hook

You can see even more images here: Self Striping Projects


The General Instructions begin on page 43 and include abbreviations, symbols & terms and the following explanations and stitch techniques:

  • gauge
  • joining with sc
  • back loops only
  • free loops
  • post stitch
  • working in a space before a stitch
  • reverse single crochet

Diagrams have been included for many of the techniques to help you understand the written instructions.

The sample projects were crocheted in the following yarns:

  • SWEET BABY BLANKET. Red Heart® Super Saver® Ombré™. #3967 Sea Coral
  • CABLED BACKPACK. Premier® Yarns Sweet Roll™.  1047-26 Wasabi Pop
  • CAP & COWL. Lion Brand® Manadala®. #217 Genie
  • RAINBOW BABY BLANKET. Lion Brand® Manadala®. #209 Gnome
  • STOLE. Red Heart® Unforgettable®. #3956 Polo
  • CELTIC WEAVE COWL. Lion Brand® Manadala®.  #212 Spirit
  • PONCHO. Premier® Yarns Sweet Roll™. #1047-17 Capuccino Pop
  • SHOULDER WRAP. Bernat® Pop!™.  #84012 Foggy Notion

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  1. This is one book I might have to look into buying. I would love how the striping yarn works

  2. I really like the book “Self-Striping Projects” and love the cap and cowl.

  3. Your review is thorough as always. I’v never made anything with striping yarn, but definitely need to change that. Cute things in this book!

  4. I love self-striping yarns, and am excited to possibly try some of these patterns

  5. I enjoy self striping yarn and the more I work with it the more I know the striping pattern for certain projects.

  6. I love the self striping yarn. My poo projects turn out beautifuly. I love the patterns available on this site

  7. I really like self-striping yarn. It’s nice to have some projects specifically designed for it.

  8. I have never heard of this technique until now. Thank you for your review. Can’t wait to try it!

  9. The book “Self-Striping Projects” offers nice patterns using the newest fun yarn cakes. The poncho looks like a great project for me. I’ll definitely have to get this book.

  10. I purchased several self-striping skeins because of their beautiful colors but haven’t known what to make with the yarn. I would love to have this book for the wonderful patterns showing how the yarn will look when crocheted.

  11. I love the new self-striping yarns that are available. I’ve purchase skeins with colors I especially like. I haven’t know what to make with the yarns. The patterns in this book would be great as a reference to see how my yarn will look when a knitted piece.

  12. I love self striping yarn – no ends to work in when the colours change!

  13. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention-I am absolutely addicted to LB Mandala and always need new excuses to use my stash:))

  14. Love the sweet baby blanket, can’t wait to try. Love variegated yarn this is even better 🙂

  15. I love being able to see how the self-striping yarns will work up and to have designs especially for those yarns.

  16. I would love to see you review the kids snuggies or the corner to corner baby afghans. Many were interesting to me, but I am trying to work out a C2C pattern of my own, as well as making snuggies for my grandchildren, and hope I might learn something beneficial, or even find that one is worth buying!

  17. I was over at Leisure Arts and they have a category called “Charity Crochet”, which has shawls and some baby toys. Besides your amazing hat patterns (HDC cotton hat, etc), are there any other ‘charity crochet’ resources for hats, scarves, mittens?

    I’m trying to make one hat a week this year, for our December donation to a local charity called “Let’s Be Better Humans”, which distributes to the homeless community here in Phoenix, Arizona. As crochet seems to work up faster, I’m loving every second of it, for my charity projects.

    Thanks for your blog!


  18. Thank you for your review of the self striping book. It was very informative.

  19. I would love for you to review the “MODERN BOHEMIAN CROCHET” eBook, it looks great! Thank you for the review on this book, very informative.

  20. The next book from leisure Arts that I would like you to review is wraps. Thank you!

  21. I really enjoyed this book review. I am particularly interested in the pattern of the shoulder wrap. I like all the different textures. It is a pattern I would imagine in a CAL as there are quite a few tips and stitches to learn.

  22. T-Shirt Yarn Home Decor looks like a great book for you to review next.