Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Tiny Tiles Mosaic Crochet Blanket

I started making this on Sunday (re-blogged from July, 2013) and just crocheted right on until I finished it yesterday. I really love the neatness and structure of it. As you can see lots of ends to sew in…………



I’m also unsure what type of border to use as it needs to be really simple so it doesn’t detract from the square pattern. I thought this was going to take forever as each square is so tiny but it’s remarkably quick.





The blanket measures 28”  x 28” at the moment.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Crochet Blanket Sunshine Granny Squares

This is the must have traditional granny square blanket. The blanket is constructed from 8 rows of 8 squares across - 64 in total and is bordered with gorgeous sublime golden yellow yarn. This blanket is versatile making it perfect for all rooms, sofa, festivals, camping and picnics etc
The finished blanket measures 43“ x 43 “ approx.
Made using good quality acrylic yarn it is both soft and warm. Machine washable and can be dried at low heat, though also air dries very quickly as well. The blanket is exceptionally crafted and has a real heirloom quality, a valuable addition to any home. Yesteryear keepsake crochet blanket for modern life.

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Available in my Etsy store here.

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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Ruby Retro Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern

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I’m thinking about making a new ruby retro granny square blanket soon but in bright pink instead of ruby red. I dug out this old post of when I last made the blanket in emerald green, which I loved too. I think it will look great in pink.

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And finally completed.

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Here is a picture of the crochet blanket for the crochet pattern PDF for a ruby retro style granny blanket. Photos show the blanket made in either Emerald or Ruby but of course you could use any colour you choose. Made using DK yarn can be made in various sizes from a baby blanket, lap blanket, single, double or king size bed blanket.

Instant download available immediately click here to visit my Etsy store.

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Friday, 25 July 2014

Tutti Frutti Crochet Granny Square Blanket

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The blanket is constructed from 7 rows of 7 squares across and 7 rows of 7 square down. A total of 49 squares. Each square has a pink central daisy flower and is then surrounded by 7 different colours.


I think the colour work in this pattern is gorgeous and so very pretty and cheerful. The pattern contains explicit and detailed colour guidance for each and every square – so 49 different colour combinations.  The finished blanket measures 54“ x 54“. The blanket could be made larger or smaller by increasing or decreasing the amount of squares used.

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The pattern is currently available in my Etsy store click here.

or in my Ravelry store click here.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Garland Chartreuse Green Granny Square Blanket

Just completed and I love the colour combination, just the green I’ve been looking for almost chartreuse. Available in my Etsy store here.

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Monday, 21 July 2014

Hexagon Motifs Baby Blanket–Crochet Pattern

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A fun hexagon motif makes this blanket a vibrant addition to any nursery. Shown in Bernat Softee Baby.

Source - Bernat.com

MEASUREMENTS
Blanket: Approx 33" x 36" [84 x 91.5 cm]
Motif: 6 1/2" [16.5 cm] from point to point.

MATERIALS
Bernat® Softee® Baby™ (Solids: 140 g/5 oz; 331 m/362 yds;
Ombres: 120 g/4.25 oz; 283 m/310 yds)
Main Color (MC): Flannel (30044) 3 balls
Contrast A: Summer Ombre (31424) 1 ball
Contrast B: Soft Red (30424) 1 balls

Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE
16 sc and 19 rows = 4" [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: When joining colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of first color. Draw new color through last 2 loops and proceed. Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc.
Join all rnds with sl st to first st.

Motif (Make 20 with A as Color 1. Make 19 with B as Color 1)
With MC, ch 3. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 12 sc in ring. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in each sc around. Join. 24 dc.
3rd rnd: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). (1 dc in next dc. Ch 1) 23 times.
Join Color 1. Break MC.
4th rnd: With Color 1, ch 2. (Yoh and draw up a loop) twice in next ch-1 sp. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – beg cluster made. *Ch 2. (Yoh and draw up a loop) 3 times in next ch-1 sp. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – cluster made. Rep from * 22 times more. Ch 2. Join. Fasten off.
5th rnd: Join MC to any ch-2 sp. Ch 1. 2 sc in same sp. Ch 1.
Miss next cluster st. (2 sc in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. Miss next cluster st) twice. (1 hdc. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc. 1 hdc) all in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. Miss next cluster. *(2 sc in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. Miss next cluster) 3 times. (1 hdc. 1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc. 1 hdc) all in next ch-2 sp. Ch 1. Miss next cluster. Rep from * 4 times more. Join.
6th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 11 sts. 3 sc in next ch-1 sp. *1 sc in each of next 14 sts. 3 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 sc in each of next 3 sts. Join. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew Motifs tog as shown in Diagram.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Rise & Shine Crochet Blanket Afghan–Crochet Pattern

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Click Here to download the PDF pattern from redheart.com

Make this afghan or throw to add a lively note to your room or choose more restful colors if you prefer. This innovative square and triangle pattern is given for both throw size and larger afghan size.
Project Number: LW3718
Designed By: Marianne Forrestal
Skill Level:

  • Easy
Category:
  • Crochet
Project Type:
  • Throws / Afghans
Supplies:
RED HEART® With Love™: 1 skein each of 1201 Daffodil A and 1401 Pewter B; 3 (2) skeins 1303 AranC; 4 (3) skeins 1207 Cornsilk D

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6.0 mm [US J-10]
Yarn needle
Size:
Directions are given for Afghan. Changes for Throw are in parentheses.
Afghan measures 56” x 67” (142 x 107 cm)
Throw measures 45” x 56” (114.5 x 142 cm)
Gauge/Tension:
GAUGE: First 2 rounds of Square = 3” (7.5 cm) across; Square = 7½” (19 cm) across. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.
Required Redheart Products

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Doily Pillow Crochet Pattern

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Beautiful doily-inspired applique for your pillows and decor. Doily: Approx 10” [25.5 cm] diameter.

Free pattern from Bernat click here to download it.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Round Peg Square Hole Crochet Granny Square Blanket

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Here is a gorgeous new blanket crocheted using a variety of different coloured granny squares with circle centres. 'Round Peg Square Hole' is bright, cheerful and happy and a real visual delight, sure to make you smile too. Would make a superb gift and a lovely heirloom quality addition to any household. Measures 40" x 40" approx. You can find this blanket in my Etsy Store here.

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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Free Crochet Pattern–Jolimer Crochet Skirt

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Source – Naturallycaron.com
MATERIALS
for adult skirt

NaturallyCaron.com Spa
(75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Bamboo);
9 (12, 12, 15, 15, 18) oz.

Shown in: #0004 Green Sheen

One size US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook,
or size to obtain gauge.

Waistband elastic—3/4"/19mm wide x length to fit (OR 3/4"/19mm narrow belt)

Blunt sewing needle and matching, sturdy thread (for elastic casing)

Yarn needle

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SIZES

S (M, L, 1X, 1X/2X, 2X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

Waist   29 (33, 37, 41, 44, 48)"/73.5 (84, 94, 104, 112, 122) cm, before elastic with enough stretch to pull on

Hip   40 (45, 50, 55, 60, 65)"/101.5 (114.5, 127, 139.5, 152.5, 165) cm, measured 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9)"/20.5 (20.5, 20.5, 23, 23, 23)cm

Length  21 1/2 (21 1/2, 21 1/2, 23, 23, 23)"/54.5 (54.5, 54.5, 58.5, 58.5, 58.5) cm

GAUGE

13 Fsc = 4"/10cm;

In single crochet, 13 sts = 4"/10cm;

In Lace st, one (V-st, shell) repeat = 2"/5cm, one (V-st, ch 1, shell, ch 1) repeat = 2 1/2"/6.5cm; one (V-st, ch 2, shell, ch 2) repeat = 3"/7.5cm, one (V-st, ch 3, shell, ch 3) repeat = 3 1/2"/9cm, one (V-st, ch 4, shell, ch 4) repeat = 4"/10cm, and 6 rows V-st in V-st = 3 1/2"/9cm.

Note: Gauge is "as crocheted", fabric will grow in length with blocking to 6 rows V-st in V-st = 4"/10cm.

STITCHES USED

Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)


SPECIAL TERMS

Cl: Cluster—Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st or sp and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook in same st or sp and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

dc2tog: Double crochet 2 together—[Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

dtr: Double treble crochet—[Yarn over] 3 times, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook), [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 4 times.

Fsc: Foundation single crochet (This technique creates a foundation chain and a row of single crochet stitches in one) –

Step 1: Place a slip knot on hook, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and draw up a loop; yarn over and draw through the loop on hook (the "chain"); yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (the "single crochet").

Step 2:The following stitch is worked under the forward 2 loops of the stem of the previous stitch (into the "chain"). Insert hook into the face of the "chain" and under the nub at the back of the "chain", draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through the loop on hook (the "chain"), yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (the "single crochet"). Repeat for the length of foundation.

Sh: Shell—(4 dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp.

Sh in Sh: Shell in shell—Sh in ch-1 sp of indicated shell.

V-st: V-stitch—(Cl, ch 1, Cl) in indicated st or sp.

V-st in V-st: V-stitch in V-stitch—V-st in ch-1 sp of indicated V-st.

PATTERN STITCH ROUNDS

Patt A: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, Sh in next Sh, *V-st in next V-st, Sh in next Sh; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt B: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 1, Sh in next Sh, ch 1, *V-st in next V-st, ch 1, Sh in next Sh, ch 1; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt C: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 2, Sh in next Sh, ch 2, *V-st in next V-st, ch 2, Sh in next Sh, ch 2; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt D: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 3, Sh in next Sh, ch 3, *V-st in next V-st, ch 3, Sh in next Sh, ch 3; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.

Patt E: Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp, ch 4, Sh in next Sh, ch 4, *V-st in next V-st, ch 4, Sh in next Sh, ch 4; repeat from * around, Cl in same ch-sp as beginning, sc in top of first Cl to form ch-sp of first V-st, turn.


NOTES

1. Skirt is worked from the waist down, back and forth in joined rounds. Join (as instructed) and turn work at the end of each round.

2. All sizes use the same pattern rounds (defined above), but in different proportions. Length is easily adjusted by adding or omitting rounds evenly spaced through body of skirt or as an afterthought at the bottom.

3. Instructions are provided for a pull-on elastic waistband. Alternately, instructions are provided for a waistband with belt loops, so waist can be cinched with your favorite narrow fashion belt.


INSTRUCTIONS

Fsc 96 (108, 120, 132, 144, 156), turn foundation over so sc edge is on top, sl st in beginning sc to form a ring, taking care not to twist sts. Begin work across sc edge.

Round 1: Ch 2, dc in same sc (beginning cluster made), sk next 2 sc, Sh in next sc, [sk next 2 sc, V-st in next sc, sk next 2 sc, Sh in next sc] 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) times, sk next 2 sc, Cl in same sc as beginning, sc in top of beginning cluster to form ch-sp of first V-st—16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) lace pattern repeats.

Work Patt A for 7 rounds.

Work Patt B for 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) rounds.

Work Patt C for 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7) rounds.

Work Patt D for 5 rounds.

Work Patt E for 4 rounds.

Note: You should have worked 30 (30, 30, 32, 32, 32) lace pattern rounds total (not including Fsc round).

Edging Round (RS): Ch 2, dc in same first ch-sp (beginning cluster made), ch 3, Cl in same first ch-sp, ch 3, [Cl, ch 3] 3 times in ch-1 sp of next Sh, *[Cl, ch 3] 3 times in ch-1 sp of next V-st, [Cl, ch 3] 3 times in ch-1 sp of next Sh; repeat from * 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) more times, Cl in same sp as beginning, ch 3, sl st in top of beginning cluster. Note: Mark this round as RS round.

Fasten off.


FINISHING

Note: Work either Elastic Waistband Option OR Belt Loop Option.

Elastic Waistband Option

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With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in first ch of foundation.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in each ch around, sl st in beginning sc, turn—96 (108, 120, 132, 144, 156) sc.

Rounds 2–5: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in each sc around, sl st in beginning sc, turn.

Fasten off.

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Cut waistband elastic to fit waist plus a couple of inches overlap. Holding elastic along inside of waistband, and working from left to right, make a herringbone stitch casing, as follows:

With WS facing, blunt needle and matching sturdy thread, secure thread around the stem of any sc of Round 1 of waistband. Sk the sc of Round 5 directly above, inserting needle around post of next sc of Round 5 make a backstitch. *Sk next sc of Round 1, backstitch around post of next sc of Round 1; sk next sc of Round 5, backstitch around post of next sc of Round 5; repeat from * around waistband, working over elastic each time, taking care not to catch elastic, and sliding elastic as you go as needed to distribute fullness of waistband all around. End with backstitch in same sc as beginning. Fasten off. Overlap ends of elastic and sew together securely.

Belt Loop Option

For a waist that can be cinches with a purchased narrow belt, make the following waistband with post stitches that serve as belt loops.

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With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in first ch of foundation.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in next 2 ch, ch 1, sk next ch, *sc in next 5 ch, ch 1, sk next ch; repeat from * around to last 2 ch, sc in last 2 ch, sl st in beginning sc, turn.

Round 2: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in next 2 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, *sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around to last 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc, sl st in beginning sc, turn.

Rounds 3 and 4: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in each sc around, sl st in beginning sc, turn.

Round 5: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in next 3 sc, *keeping st to front of work, dtr in next skipped ch of foundation 4 rows below, sk next sc of working row, sc in next 5 sc; repeat from * around to last 3 sc, dtr in next skipped ch of foundation 4 rows below, sk next sc, sc in last 2 sc, sl st in beginning sc, turn.

Round 6: Ch 1, sk the sl st, sc in each sc and dtr around, sl st in beginning sc.

Fasten off.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block skirt.

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Pink Crochet Blankets

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Pink Granny Blanket available here.

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Pink Floral Granny Square Blanket – Sold.

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Harlequin Granny Square Blanket – Sold.

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Barbie Granny Square Blanket – Sold.

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Molly Granny Square Blanket - Sold. Available as a 'made to order' blanket here.

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