crochet + yarn inspired by nature

Meet the author

Welcome! I’m Joanna!

Avid Adventurer – Crocheter – Indie Yarn Dyer – Mom

Here at High Desert Yarn you’ll find crochet patterns + hand dyed yarn inspired by nature.

In everything I create, I want to inspire women to keep crocheting and exploring. Take a look around in the free crochet patterns for your next project!

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Desertscape Blanket CAL

Are you a desert lover? Or wanting practice your crochet skills? Then, you might be interested in the Desertscape Blanket. This pattern explores textured stitches and Intarsia Crochet. At the end of the blanket, you will have mastered new techniques!
Read more about this CAL here.

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Brand new to crochet? Take the Beginner Basics Class.

The Beginner Basics Crochet Class teaches the foundational techniques to start creating beautiful crochet pieces. This is a free class that will be coming to the blog in June 2022.

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Inspired by Nature

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Crochet Patterns for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Looking for functional + fun projects to inspire joy and play outside with?
Check out these different types of patterns to keep you cozy, or to bring a little nature inside your home.

Lessons from Nature

What keeps you coming back to the grass, flowers, and trees? It may be the fresh air, new discoveries, or soft quiet of the earth. The lessons only available through nature draw me outside over and over again.

Read what I’m learning about below.

Hand Dyed Yarn Care Guide

Hand dyed yarn is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s a squishy, soft joy to crochet with, and with proper care, it’ll be your favorite material to work with.

Learn how to wash your woolies here.

Hand Dyed Yarn for All

Let’s not have the knitters have all the fun. 😉
In the Yarn Shop you’ll find colorful skeins inspired by nature. Be sure to peek at the Style Guide to learn more about recipes used in the dye studio. Need a crochet pattern to go with your new hand dyed yarn? Browse the crochet patterns for hand dyed yarn.