Tuesday, July 10

Rainbow Bend - crocheted shawl

Rainbow Bend is my newest crocheted shawl design. My testers loved this quick and easy shawl. It is constructed from side-to-side (starting from the point at the left) in an easy two row repeat that gives a beautiful textural look to the shawl. The lace points are added as you work each row.

The shaping is a little different on this one than the Crayons Shawl.

The pictured shawl was made with one skein of Noro Taiyo sock yarn and a size G crochet hook. Blocked, it measures 50" neckline x 44" bottom edge x 40" on the final side (row of points).

You can easily make this shawl as big (or small) as you like. Two different versions are given in the pattern. The other version gives you a little more symmetrical shawl than the one pictured.

The pattern is 5 pages long and includes both written instructions and 2 charts to make both versions of this shawl.

The pattern is yours for a $4.00 through my Ravelry pattern store.

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Saturday, July 7

Green Grocer Bag to crochet

Green Grocer is an eco-friendly market bag to crochet in an easy lace mesh pattern. The bag is crocheted from the bottom up in one piece. No seams!

Roll it up and tuck it in your purse or car for quick trips to the store. The bag in the picture is holding all 20 skeins of yarn in the second photo.

The bag is crocheted from the bottom up. Begin with a rectangle and crochet a few rounds of dc around it to form the sides before changing to a spiraling lace pattern. Work some dc rows at the top and add the handles. Two methods (crocheted I-cord or sc) are given for making the handles.

You’ll need 250 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size H crochet hook. Use any strong, smooth textured yarn for this project. The pictured bag was made with Filatura Di Crosa Porto Cervo in color 503.

The 3 page pattern includes both written instructions and a crochet chart for the sides. The pattern is yours for a $2.00 through my Ravelry pattern store.

All funds raised from pattern sales will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.


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Crayons Shawl to crochet

 After knitting so many sideways shawls, I wondered if I could come up with something similar in crochet. It worked!

Crayons Shawl is an asymmetrical shawl constructed from side-to-side. The points make it look like crayons laid side by side. The body of the shawl features an easy two row repeat that adds the pointed edging as you work the rows. You can make it as big as you like by working more repeats. The final row adds the edging across the end of the shawl.

I used one skein of Noro Kureyon sock yarn for this project (462 yards). The design really shows off the long color runs in this yarn. Did you know that Kureyon means crayon in Japanese. I found that appropriate when I was looking for a name for this shawl.

My blocked shawl measured 54" along the neckline x 58" along the bottom edge x 29" long on the final row of points.

I've also included directions in the pattern to make a symmetrical version. Work until you have used 50% of your yarn and then follow the decrease instructions to taper it back to the other end.

The 3 page pattern includes both written instructions and a crochet chart.

The pattern is yours for a $4.00 through my Ravelry pattern store.

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Flower Power Scrubby & Coaster to crochet

Crochet these quick and easy flower coasters or scrubbies for yourself or to give as gifts. Crochet a circle and add a petal round for a coaster. For extra scrubbing power, crochet two circles and join them by working the petal round through both circles.

You'll need 20 yards of worsted weight cotton (like Sugar 'n Cream) for a coaster and 30 yards for a doubled layer scrubbie with a size H (5 mm) crochet hook.

Finished size is 5.25" across from point to point

This 1 page pattern has written instructions only.

The pattern is a free download through my Ravelry pattern store. Click on the link below to go to my store and download the pattern. You can view my store page even if you are not a member of Ravelry. Have fun!

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