Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Crochet Blankets for Twins

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

One Skein Tea & Sympathy Shawl Crochet Pattern

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Skill Level: Intermediate
 
Materials: 1 skein Trekking Hand Art sock yarn, 6mm crochet
hook, tapestry/darning needle.
 
Notes:
 
Measurements: 46” wide x 14” long approx.
 
Tension: 1” = 4 dc over 2 rows
 
Pattern:
 
Ch 80 = 2 to count as 1st dc
 
Row 1: dc into 3rd ch from hook, dc into each ch to end (80sts)
 
Row 2: ch2 to count as 1st dc, dc into 1st st, *dc into next four sts,
work 2 dc into 5th st*, ** rep to end (96sts)
 
Row 3: ch 2 to count as first dc, dc into all sts to end work to dc
into final st (98dc)
 
Row 4: ch 2 to count as first dc, dc into all sts to end work to dc
into final st (100dc)
 
Row 5: ch 2 to count as 1st c, *ch 1, dc in next st*, ** rep to end
(200sts)
 
Rows 6: *ch 5, sk 4 sts,dc into 5th st*,** rep to end finish with a
dc in final st.
 
Rows 7- 15: *ch 5, dc into 3rd ch in arc*, rep to end finish with a
dc in final 3 ch in final arc.
 
Row 16: ch 2 to count as first dc, dc into each ch to end
 
Row 17: ch 2 to count as first dc, *sc in next st, sk 2 sts, work 5dc
in next st, sk 2 sts*,** rep to end finishing with a sl st in final st.
 
 
To finish:
Break off yarn and darn all ends in.
 
This pattern is written using UK British terminology.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Bright Squares Blanket & Pillow

5137

Measurements
Blanket: Approx 48 x 57 ins [122 x 144.5 cm].
Pillow: Approx 18 ins [45.5 cm] square (excluding edging).

Tension
15 dc and 7 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

Materials
Patons® Decor
(100 g / 3.5 oz)
Blanket Pillow
Contrast a (16206 New Teal) 1 1 ball
Contrast B (16309 New Lilac) 1 1 ball
Contrast C (16310 Rich New Lilac) 1 1 ball
Contrast D (16141 Rich Periwinkle) 1 1 ball
Contrast E (16433 New Rose) 1 1 ball
Contrast F (01714 Barn Red) 1 1 ball
Contrast g (01633 Chocolate Taupe) 1 1 ball
Contrast H (16523 New Green) 1 1 ball
Contrast I (16525 Dark New Green) 1 1 ball

Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension. 18 ins [45.5 cm] square pillow form.

Stitch Glossary
approx
= Approximately.
Beg = Beginning.
Ch = Chain(s).
Dc = Double crochet.
Rep = Repeat.
Rnd(s) = Round(s).
RS = Right side.
Sc = Single crochet.
Sl st = Slip stitch.
Sp(s) = Space(s).
St(s) = Stitch(es).
tog = Together.
WS = Wrong side.

Instructions
Blanket
Large Motif

With Color 1, ch 5. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). [3 dc. (Ch 3. 4 dc) 3 times] all in ring. Ch 3. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
2nd rnd: Join Color 2 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (1 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in same sp as sl st. *1 dc in each dc across to next ch-3 sp. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
3rd rnd: Join Color 3 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.
4th rnd: Join Color 4 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.
5th rnd: Join Color 5 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Do not fasten off.
6th rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in next dc. *(2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each dc across to next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
7th rnd: Join Color 6 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.

Small Motif
With Color 1, ch 5. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). [3 dc. (Ch 3. 4 dc) 3 times] all in ring. Ch 3. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
2nd rnd: Join Color 2 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (1 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in same sp as sl st. *1 dc in each dc across to next ch-3 sp.
(2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * twice more. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
3rd rnd: Join Color 3 with sl st in any ch-3 sp. As 2nd rnd. Fasten off.
Finishing
Sew Motifs tog following Diagram III (see page 36).
Edging: 1st rnd: With RS facing, join A with sl st in bottom right corner. Ch 1. Work sc evenly around outer edge of Blanket having 3 sc in each corner.
Join B with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 1. Work 1 sc in each sc around, having 3 sc in each corner sc. Join C with sl st in first sc.
3rd rnd: With C as 2nd rnd, joining D at end of rnd.
4th rnd: With D as 2nd rnd, joining G at end of rnd.
5th rnd: With G as 2nd rnd. Fasten off.
Pillow
Make Large and Small Motifs as given for Blanket, following Guides below for Colors and quantities of Large and Small Motifs:

Finishing
Sew Motifs tog following Diagram IV shown for each Front and Back piece (see page 36).
Edging: 1st rnd: With WS facing each other, place Front and Back pieces tog. With RS of Front facing, join A through both thicknesses at bottom right corner and work 1 row of sc through both thicknesses to join pieces, working 3 sc in corners. Do not work across bottom edge. Insert pillow form. Complete working sc across bottom edge. Join B with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 1. Work 1 sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner sc. Join C with sl st in first sc.
3rd rnd: With C as 2nd rnd, joining D at end of rnd.
4th rnd: With D as 2nd rnd, joining G at end of rnd.
5th rnd: With G, ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.

Source yarnspirations.com

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Catch A Wave Throw–Crochet Pattern

Designed by Joyce Nordstrom

Throw measures 48 inches wide by 57 inches long

Red Heart Designer Sport: 2 skeins each 3261 Terra Cotta (A), 3620 Celadon (B), 3650 Pistachio (C), 3101 Ivory (D), 3251 Melon (E), 3801 Aqua Ice (F)

Crochet hook: Size H/8 (5mm)
Yarn needle

Gauge: 15 sts = 4-1/4 inches; 12 rows in pattern = 4 inches. Check your gauge. Use any size needle to obtain gauge given.

How to Make a Gauge Swatch
Ch 16.
Rows 1-5 Work same as rows 1-5 on Throw , except work wave patterns only once in each odd-numbered row and do not change color at end of each even-numbered row -- 15 sts.
Rows 6-12 Repeat rows 2-5 once, then repeat rows 2-4 once more. Swatch should measure approx 4-1/4 inches wide by 4 inches high. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Stitch Patterns
Wave #1

(worked over 14 sts) Sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts.

Wave #2
(worked over 14 sts) Tr in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts.

Throw
With A, ch 170.
Row 1 (right side) Sc in 2nd ch from hook; work Wave #1 pattern 12 times -- 169 sts.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn; sc in first st andin each st across, changing to B inlast sc.

Fasten off A.
Row 3 With B, ch 4 (counts as tr), turn; work Wave #2 pattern 12 times.
Row 4 Ch 1, turn; sc in first st and in each st across, working last sc in 4th ch of turning ch-4 and changing to C in last sc. Fasten off B.
Row 5 With C, ch 1, turn; sc in first st; work Wave #1 pattern 12 times.
Rows 6-170 Repeat rows 2-5, 41 more times, then work row 2 once more, working 2 rows in each color in order from A-F and ending with 2 rows of A. At end of last row, fasten off.

Finishing
Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations: ch(s) = chain(s); dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; * = Repeat directions following * as many times as indicated.; [ ] = Work directions inside brackets as many times as indicated; ( ) = Work directions inside parentheses into st or space indicated.

Catch a Wave Throw

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Log Cabin Variations Pillows Crochet Pattern

 

Log Cabin Variations Pillows

Add a warm inviting touch to your surroundings with these hand-crocheted pillows. We’ve included a square and rectangle version that together make an attractive pair. Covering your pillow forms with tan felt makes sure that white doesn’t show through.

Project Number:LW3600

Designed By:Katherine Eng

Skill Level:Intermediate

Supplies:

RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein each of 1308 TanA, 1907 Boysenberry B, 1620 Clover C, 1623 MallardD, and 1601 Lettuce E.

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6 mm [US J-10].

For Both pillows:
Yarn Needle
Sewing needle and matching sewing thread

For Square Pillow:
One 16” (40.5 cm) square pillow form
Two 17” (43 cm) square pieces of felt in color close to Tan yarn

For Rectangular Pillow:
One 12” (30.5 cm) x 16” (40.5 cm) pillow form
Two 13” (33 cm) x 17” (43 cm) pieces of felt in color close to Tan yarn

Size:

Finished Size: Square pillow = 16” (40.5 cm) x 16” (40.5 cm); Rectangular pillow = 12” (30.5 cm) x 16” (40.5 cm)

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: Square Pillow: First 5 rounds = 5” (12.5 cm) across; completed square = 8½” (21.5 cm) across. Rectangular Pillow: First 3 rounds = 7” (18 cm) long x 3” (7.5 cm); completed rectangle = 9” (23 cm) long x 5” (12.5 cm) wide. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.

Download the free pattern at Redheart.com here.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Fleur de Lis Shawl Free Crochet Pattern

LC4048

Bordered with a delicate petite floral edging, this crocheted shawl just flows! Enjoy the soft comfort and drape of silky bamboo. It folds up compactly to go wherever you go!

Download Printable Pattern Instructions direct from redheart.com

AUNT LYDIA’S® Bamboo Crochet Thread, Size 10: 4 balls 275 Coral

Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 4mm [US G-6]

Yarn needle, stitch markers

Size:

Shawl measures 44” (112 cm) wide (measured straight across at widest) and 22” (56 cm) long (from back neck to lower point, not including flowers)

Gauge/Tension:

GAUGE: 20 dc = 4” (10 cm); 9 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.