Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: The Littlest Princess (or Prince) Baby Blanket



My husband's friend just had a baby girl and I whipped this up for that sweet, new bundle of joy.  I love the texture of the middle portion and the lines of the border that you get by working in the back loops only.



You can make this blanket as big or small as you want.  Use any yarn and corresponding hook that you would like, start with a beginning chain that is a multiple of 2 + 1 and make it as wide as you would like then repeat row 2 to reach your desired length.  Follow the border as specified.

Even though I have this pictured in pink for a baby girl, it would be great for a baby boy too.  I'm planning on making one in gray and one in navy for baby boys that are due to arrive soon.

This would even be great in a bigger size for as a throw.

Materials needed:
• 5.00MM crochet hook
• Cascade Yarns Pacific- Used here: 3 skeins of 06 Baby Pink
• Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends 


Gauge:
• 8 hdc= 2 inches


Abbreviations:
• ch= chain
• sc= single crochet
• dc= double crochet
• sl st= slip stitch
• BLO= back loop only


Finished size:
• 24" by 28"



Blanket:
1: Ch 77, sc in the 4th ch from hook, dc, *sc in next, dc in next*, repeat from * to * across.

2: Turn, Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), skip the 1st stitch, *sc in next, dc in next*, repeat from * to * across, the last dc will be made in the top ch of beginning ch 3.

NOTE: Make sure you are making sc in the sc of the previous row and dc in the dc of the previous row.

Repeat row 2 until you reach 24".  Make sure as you go along that you are making all of your sc into sc and all of your dc into dc.

Border:
1: Ch 1, make the first corner by making (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the same spot, then hdc evenly down the long side of the blanket, when you reach the corner (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the same spot, hdc across the short side of the blanket, when you reach the corner (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the same spot, hdc evenly up the long side, when you reach the corner (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the same spot, hdc across the short side of the blanket, join to the 1st hdc with a sl st.

2: Ch 1, hdc in BLO each stitch around except at the corner where you will make (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the ch 3 space of the row below.

3: Ch 1, hdc in BLO each stitch around except at the corner where you will make (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the ch 3 space of the row below.

4: Ch 1, hdc in BLO each stitch around except at the corner where you will make (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in the ch 3 space of the row below.




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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: The Greene Pom Pom Scarf




I have been working on fall/winter items for my kids lately.  I came up with this scarf (there's a matching hat coming soon too!).  I love the color block look.  I showed my daughter yarn and asked her to pick out 2 colors and then I added the cream.  I used Cascade Yarns Pacific here.  I am loving this yarn lately.  I have used it to make hats, blankets, amigurumi, you name it...it is quickly becoming one of my go to yarns.

This scarf is super simple.  I have written the pattern in 3 sizes but you can easily customize it to be any size you want.  I use a pom-pom maker for my pom-poms but you can find a tutorial online if you don't have a pom-pom maker or if you want to make it without one.

Materials needed:
• U.S. I/9- 5.5 MM crochet hook
• Cascade Yarns Pacific in 3 colors- used here: 37 Clover, 52 Geranium, 01 Cream (you can easily substitute any other yarn, your  finished size may change though)
• Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends 
• Clover pom-pom maker- I used the 3 3/8" one

Gauge:
• the quickest way to do this is work a few rows and check width, my scarf was 6" wide

Abbreviations:
• ch= chain
• sc= single crochet
• dc= double crochet
• sl st= slip stitch

Finished size:
• Toddler= about 36" long by 6" wide
• Child= about 42" long by 6" wide
• Adult= about 48" long by 6" wide

Toddler:
1: Using the first color, leave about a 12" tail to attach your pom-pom later, ch 21, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next, *sc in next, dc in next*, repeat from * to * across.

2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next, dc in next*, repeat from * to * across.

Repeat row 2 until the scarf measures 10".  In the last yarn over using this color, change to your second color.

Repeat row 2 with your second color until the second color portion measures 10".  In the last yarn over using this color, change to your third color.

Repeat row 2 with your third color until the second color portion measures 10".  Leave a long tail (about 12") to attach the pom-pom.

Make 2 pom-poms- one with the first color you used and one with the third color you used.  Then attach the pom-poms to the scarf as described in the below photos.  Weave in the ends.

To add a pom-pom-

Thread your tapestry needle with one of the long tails

Then, weave the yarn into every back loop (if you are working on the starting color) or every stitch (if you are working on the ending color)-
 


Do this for every back loop (or stitch) across the scarf-


Then pull the remaining tail tightly to cinch the scarf-

Weave the yarn through the first stitch to secure the scarf into a tight circle-


Use the remaining tail to secure the pom-pom to the scarf-


The one side will look like this-

The other side will look like this-


Repeat for the pom-pom on the other side.



Child:
1: Using the first color, leave about a 12" tail to attach your pom-pom later,  ch 21, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next, *sc in next, dc in next*, repeat from * to * across.

2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next, dc in next*, repeat from * to * across.

Repeat row 2 until the scarf measures 12".  In the last yarn over using this color, change to your second color.

Repeat row 2 with your second color until the second color portion measures 12".  In the last yarn over using this color, change to your third color.

Repeat row 2 with your third color until the second color portion measures 12".  Leave a long tail (about 12") to attach the pom-pom.

Make 2 pom-poms- one with the first color you used and one with the third color you used.  Then attach the pom-poms to the scarf as described in the above photos.  Weave in the ends.



Adult:
1: Using the first color, leave about a 12" tail to attach your pom-pom later,  ch 21, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next, *sc in next, dc in next*, repeat from * to * across.

2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next, dc in next*, repeat from * to * across.

Repeat row 2 until the scarf measures 14".  In the last yarn over using this color, change to your second color.

Repeat row 2 with your second color until the second color portion measures 14".  In the last yarn over using this color, change to your third color.

Repeat row 2 with your third color until the second color portion measures 14".  Leave a long tail (about 12") to attach the pom-pom.

Make 2 pom-poms- one with the first color you used and one with the third color you used.  Then attach the pom-poms to the scarf as described in the above photos.  Weave in the ends.

NOTE: You can make the scarf narrower or wider if you desire- for your beginning chain use multiple of 2 + 1 to get your desired width.





Here is a sneak peek at the matching hat :)




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Free Crochet Pattern: Verona Blanket

I love this blanket so much!  I love it in the Christmasy colors above.  But this blanket would look awesome in any color combination- for boys or girls.  It would also look perfect in one solid color.

It is really fun to make.  Even though I love making blankets more than anything, I sometimes get bored when the pattern repeats too much.  But for this blanket, I really didn't lose interest at all.

Here are some close ups of the stitches-




It is good as a baby blanket but also as a toddler blanket or a lapghan for anyone.

I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did!

This pattern is for sale on Etsy and Ravelry.



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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Crochet Pattern: The Sutton Receiving Blanket



The Sutton Receiving Blanket is a really perfect baby blanket, if I don't say so myself :)  You can change your yarn depending on what you are looking for- acrylic/cotton for Spring/Summer or wool/wool blend for Fall/Winter.  Depending on your yarn, this blanket can be lightweight and airy but will still provide warmth or super warm with wool.

I loved using this to cover my baby in an infant car seat.  It was just the right size and kept her really warm.  It was great for the stroller too.

Here's a close look of the stitch work...



You can purchase this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry.



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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Benson Infinity Scarf



This is a quick and easy infinity scarf.  I made a bunch of them last winter.  They are cozy and warm with an interesting stitch pattern.

Here's a close up of the stitches.


You can wear it long or easily double it around your neck for more warmth.  




Materials needed:
• U.S. N-9.00MM crochet hook
• 2 skeins of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick or other “6” Super bulky yarn
• Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends

Gauge:
• 7 dc= 4 inches

Abbreviations:
• ch= chain
• tc= treble crochet
• cluster= yarn over, insert hook into the stitch/space indicated, yarn over and pull through the stitch/space, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch/space indicated, yarn over and pull through the stitch/space, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch/space indicated, yarn over and pull through the stitch/space, yarn over, pull through all 7 loops on your hook
• sl st= slip stitch

Finished size:
• 7” wide x 55” around



Pattern:

Ch 17.                                                

1: Tc in the 6th chain (beginning 5 count as a tc) from the hook and in each across (13 tc).


2: Ch 5, skip 1st two stitches, *cluster in the next, ch 2, skip next stitch*.  Repeat from * to *.  Make one more cluster in the top ch of the row below (6 clusters).



3: Ch 5, *cluster in the 1st ch space of the row below, ch 2*.  Repeat from * to * in each ch space across.  Make one more cluster in the top ch of the row below (6 clusters).




4: Ch 5 (counts as a tc), tc in the first stitch, *tc in the sp of the row below, tc in the 2nd ch after the cluster*.  Repeat from * to *.  Make last tc in top ch of row below (13 tc).



Repeat row 2 through 4 until your scarf measures 60 inches (or the desired length).  End on a row 4 the whipstitch then ending row to the beginning row to create an infinity scarf.




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