Saturday, 30 January 2016

RAINBOW Crochet Blanket Kaleidoscope Flower Granny Squares Afghan

Just completed and listed in my Etsy store here.





Friday, 15 January 2016

Circles in Squares Crochet Afghan Blanket Free Crochet Pattern


This easy crochet pattern from Bernat yarns is made with simple crochet motifs. The many colors are sure to add design to your bedroom or living room. It's a modern look that uses Bernat Super Value.
MEASUREMENTS
Approx 52 x 62 ins [132 x 157.5 cm].
MATERIALS
  • Bernat® Super Value (197 g/7 oz; 389 m/426 yds)
  • Main Color (MC) (53041 Clay) 5 balls
  • Contrast A (53435 Cameo) 1 ball
  • Contrast B (53201 Aqua) 1 ball
  • Contrast C (53531 Rouge) 1ball
  • Contrast D (53222 Fern) 2 balls
  • Contrast E (53015 Taupe Heather) 1ball
  • Contrast F (53221 Soft Fern) 1ball
  • Contrast G (00607 Berry) 2 balls
  • Contrast H (53223 Grass) 1ball
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
GAUGE
13 dc and 9 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].
Motif = Approx 10 ins [25.5 cm] square.
ABBREVIATIONS
www.bernat.com/glossary
INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc throughout.
Motif 1 (make 8).
With E, ch 4.
1st rnd: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join F with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc.
2nd rnd: With F, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in each dc around. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 24 dc.
3rd rnd: With MC, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around to last dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3. 36 dc.
4th rnd: With B, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around to last dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join H with sl st to top of ch 3. 54 dc.
5th rnd: With H, ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Rep from * to last dc. 2 dc in last dc. Join E with sl st to top of ch 3. 72 dc.
6th rnd: With E, ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 8 dc. *2 sc in next dc. 1 sc in each of next 8 dc. Rep from * to last dc. 2 sc in last dc. Join D with sl st to first sc. 80 sc.
7th rnd: With D, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 4 sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 9 sc. Rep from * to last 5 sc. 2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 4 sc. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 88 dc.
8th rnd: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. Working in back loop only of each dc, 1 sc in each of next 4 dc. 1 hdc in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. *5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 1 hdc in each of next 3 dc. 1 sc in each of next 11 dc. 1 hdc in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Rep from * to last 12 dc. 5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 1 hdc in each of next 3 dc. 1 sc in each of next 6 dc. Join with sl st to first sc.
9th rnd: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 5 sts. 1 dc in each of next 6 sts. *5 dc in next corner dc. 1 dc in each of next 6 sts. 1 hdc in each of next 13 sts. 1 dc in each of next 6 sts. Rep from * to last 14 sts. 5 dc in next corner dc. 1 dc in each of next 6 sts. 1 hdc in each of last 7 sts. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. Fasten off.
Motif 2 (make 7).
With E, ch 4.
1st rnd: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join A with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc.
2nd rnd: With A, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in each dc around. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3. 24 dc.
3rd rnd: With B, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around to last dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 36 dc.
4th rnd: With MC, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around to last dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join G with sl st to top of ch 3. 54 dc.
5th rnd: With G, ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Rep from * to last dc. 2 dc in last dc. Join E with sl st to top of ch 3. 72 dc.
6th rnd: With E, ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 8 dc. *2 sc in next dc. 1 sc in each of next 8 dc. Rep from * to last dc. 2 sc in last dc. Join C with sl st to first sc. 80 sc.
7th rnd: With C, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 4 sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 9 sc. Rep from * to last 5 sc. 2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 4 sc. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 88 dc.
8th and 9th rnds: As 8th and 9th rnds of Motif 1.
Motif 3 (make 7).
With H, ch 4.
1st rnd: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join E with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc.
2nd rnd: With E, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in each dc around. Join D with sl st to top of ch 3. 24 dc.
3rd rnd: With D, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around to last dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join F with sl st to top of ch 3. 36 dc.
4th rnd: With F, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around to last dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 54 dc.
5th rnd: With MC, ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Rep from * to last dc. 2 dc in last dc. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3. 72 dc.
6th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 8 dc. *2 sc in next dc. 1 sc in each of next 8 dc. Rep from * to last dc. 2 sc in last dc. Join E with sl st to first sc. 80 sc.
7th rnd: With E, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 4 sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 9 sc. Rep from * to last 5 sc. 2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 4 sc. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 88 dc.
8th and 9th rnds: As 8th and 9th rnds of Motif 1.
Motif 4 (make 8).
With G, ch 4.
1st rnd: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join E with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc.
2nd rnd: With E, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in each dc around. Join C with sl st to top of ch 3. 24 dc.
3rd rnd: With C, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around to last dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join A with sl st to top of ch 3. 36 dc.
4th rnd: With A, ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around to last dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 54 dc.
5th rnd: With MC, ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Rep from * to last dc. 2 dc in last dc. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3. 72 dc.
6th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 8 dc. *2 sc in next dc. 1 sc in each of next 8 dc. Rep from * to last dc. 2 sc in last dc. Join G with sl st to first sc. 80 sc.
7th rnd: With G, ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 4 sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 9 sc. Rep from * to last 5 sc. 2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 4 sc. Join MC with sl st to top of ch 3. 88 dc.
8th and 9th rnds: As 8th and 9th rnds of Motif 1.
FINISHING
Following diagram, join Motifs tog as follows: Place RS of joining Motifs tog. Join MC with sl st through corner of both thicknesses. Ch 1. Working in front loops only, work joining sc row across ends of Motifs to form 5 Strips, 6 Motifs long. Join Strips tog in same manner.
Edging: 1st rnd: (RS). Join C with sl st in any corner dc of Blanket. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp. Work sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner dc. Join G with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: With G, ch 3 (counts as dc). 5 dc in next corner sc. Work 1 dc in each sc around and 5 dc in each corner sc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.

Source Bernat - click here.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Diagonal Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket How To

Diagonal Corner to Corner Crochet–How To

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How To Do Corner Start Diagonal Crochet
This method of crocheting is done diagonally, corner to corner.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: 20 minutes to learn technique

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Here's How:
  1. Row 1: Chain 5, turn, 3 double crochet in the 5th chain from the hook (beginning block made).
  2. Row 2: Chain 5, turn, 3 double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook (block made), slip stitch around post of beginning chain of previous block, chain 3, 3 double crochet in the same space where slip stitch was made (around post of chain). This row now has 2 blocks.
  3. Row 3: Chain 5, turn, 3 double crochet in 4th chain from hook (block made), slip stitch around chain-3 post of first block, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same space * slip stitch around chain-3 post of next block, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same space *.
  4. Remaining Rows: Work as in row 3, repeating between stars (*) as many times as needed across row. There will be one additional block at the end of each row. When desired width is reached, see step 5 (Decrease Row).
  5. Decrease Row: When desired width is reached, begin decreasing, as follows: Slip stitch in each of first 3 double crochet and in first chain-3 space, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same space, * slip stitch around chain-3 post of next block, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same space * , repeat between stars (*) across row, end with slip stitch around chain-3 post of last block.
  6. Repeat Decrease Row until only one block remains.
Tips:
  1. You can make an afghan in diagonal crochet by making one large square of the size desired or, for take-along work, you can make smaller squares (perhaps in varied colors) to join together when finished.
  2. Where above directions say "slip stitch around chain-3 post", an alternate way of giving these directions would be "slip stitch in chain-3 space".

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Monday, 11 January 2016

Free Crochet Pattern Kaleidoscope Throw Blanket Afghan

Kaleidoscope Throw Free Crochet Pattern


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Source – Redheart.com
This beautiful crochet throw reminds us of the patterns that you see in a kaleidoscope! We’ve used three skeins for the background and one skein each of the bright colors used in the motifs. Follow our colors or improvise for your own unique throw.
Throw measures 47” x 56” (119.5 x142 cm)

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Granny Squares Retro Vintage Style Crochet Blanket Large Border


A gorgeous granny square afghan blanket all crocheted together with gorgeous bright different colored yarns. Bright, cheerful and Happy, colorful granny squares. Perfect for bed, sofa, car, caravan, festivals, picnics etc.
This blanket will be a delightful and valued addition to anyone's family and home.
Measures 38" x 38" approx. Made using good quality acrylic yarn it is both soft, snuggly and warm.
Machine washable and can be dried at low heat, though also air dries very quickly as well.

Available in my Etsy store click here.

Made in Scotland, United Kingdom. Made NOT manufactured.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Granny Squares Crochet Afghan Blanket Vivid Colors Customise Colors


Custom Order you choose the overall colour.

Here are 100 granny squares all complete and laid out ready to be crocheted together in a yarn colour of your choice. This blanket afghan would make an ideal and unusual gift, the recipient gets to choose the overall colour of the blanket.

Colour ideas; black, white, ivory, green, purple, blue, red, sage, royal, navy, orange, brown, yellow, hot pink, candy pink.

50 x 50 blanket 10 rows of 10 granny squares
60 x 60 blanket 12 rows of 12 granny squares 


Find this blanket in my Etsy store here.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year 2016

Charleston Garden Afghan Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Size 53 inches x 76 inches
Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "DAWN" KNITTING WORSTED, Article N 11 or W 15 or W 41 or W 42
13 ozs. Shaded Pinks or any other flower shade desired 
13 ozs. Golf Green 
38 ozs. Baby Blue 
26 ozs. Black 
3 ozs. Pink
Plastic crochet hook No. 5 or G 
Each motif measures about 7½ inches
70 motifs 7 x 10 are required for Afghan.
With Flower shade, ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 3, 3 d c in ring, sl loop off hook, insert in 3rd st of ch 3 and pull loop through, * ch 3, 4 d c in ring, sl loop off hook, insert in first d c and pull loop through, (popcorn st), repeat from * twice, ch 3, join in first popcorn st.
2nd Row —In next loop, work 1 s c, 4 d c, 1 s c, repeat from beginning 3 times.
3rd Row—Ch 4, working in back of petals over the 1st row, s c in lower center edge of petal, ch 4, s c between the petals, repeat from the beginning all around (8 loops).
4th Row—Over each loop, work 1 s c, 5 d c, 1 s c, cut yarn.
5th Row—Attach Pink and work 1 s c in each st of each petal, cut yarn.
6th Row—Attach Green in s c of 3rd row in back of petal, * ch 7, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts (s d c: yarn over hook, insert in st, pull through, yarn over and work off all loops at one time), 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, s c in next s c in 3rd row between petals, repeat from * all around.
7th Row—Work 5 s c on side of next leaf, 3 s c in point of leaf, 5 s c down other side of leaf and repeat on all leaves, cut yarn.
8th Row—Attach Baby Blue in point of leaf, 3 s c in same space, * 1 s d c in each of the next 2 s c, d c in next s c, yarn over twice, insert in last s c on side of leaf, work off 2 loops, yarn over, insert in 1st st on next leaf and work off all loops 2 at a time, skip 2 s c, d c in next s c, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 s c, 3 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around.
9th Row—Ch 1, * 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around.
10th Row—Ch 4, 2 tr c in same space, ch 1, 3 tr c in same space, * ch 1, a 4 d c popcorn st with ch 1 between in each of the next 3 d c, ch 1, s c in 1st s c, sl st in next s C, s c in next s c, ch 1, 1 popcorn st with ch 1 between in each of the next 3 d c, ch 1, in center s c work 3 tr c, ch 1, 3 tr c, repeat from * all around and join in 1st shell.
11th Row—Work a row of s c all around working 1 s c in each st and working 2 s c, ch 2, 2 s c in each corner, cut Blue. Attach Black and work 1 s c in each s c, working 3 s c in each corner.
Next Row—1 s c in each s c, cut Black.
Sew motifs together and work the following border: With Black starting at corner, ch 4, d c in same space, * ch 1, d c in same space, repeat from * twice, ** skip 2 s c, d c in next s c, * ch 1, d c in same space, repeat from * twice and repeat from ** to corner s c, work a 5 d c shell in corner and continue all around.
Source: Free Vintage Crochet Com