Monday, July 8

Merry-Go-Round Baby Blanket to Crochet

Need a quick baby gift? This baby blanket is so easy to make that you will make it again and again. I'm on #3 already! LOL!

Work around and around like a merry-go-round in a continuous spiral without joining. Add a Tunisian style border of points or just keep going until you run out of yarn.

You'll need 900 yards of DK or sport weight yarn and a size G (4 mm) crochet hook). If you want a contrast border 800 yards of main color and about 100 yards for the border.

My blanket was made with Baby Bee Sweet Delight Prints in the green camo colorway and Sensations Cuddle in brown for the border. The blanket measures 37" across

I worked the blanket in edc (extended dc) because it is a taller stitch than a dc which means fewer rounds to work. You may substitute regular dc. The extra rows and stitches may require more yarn.

It's easy to make this blanket larger. You can substitute a different weight of yarn if you like. Change the hook to suit the weight of yarn you are using.

The 3 page pattern includes written instructions and a crochet symbol chart. The pattern is available for $3.00 in my Ravelry pattern store. Click the Pattern Store Link in the right column to go to my Ravelry store where you can pay for the pattern with Paypal and download the pattern.

Enjoy!

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Bagabond, a bag to crochet

I've been on a crochet kick lately. Decided I wanted to make a new project bag. Here's what I came up with.

That bag is crocheted from the bottom up in one piece. No seams! The bottom is constructed in joined rounds and the sides in a continuous spiral with the handles worked in as you go.

The pictured bag was made with 400 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn--the kind you use for dishcloths-and a size H (5 mm) crochet hook.

My finished bag measures 29" around, 11" high, 12" across the bottom, and has 8" long handles. It is shown holding the 18 skeins of yarn pictured below. I cut a cardboard circle and put in the bottom of the bag to keep it from drooping.

It's very easy to make the bag smaller or larger.

I held a contest on the Holiday Mystery Group to name this pattern. Embroiderybee came up with the winning name of Bagabond. Love it!
The pattern has written instructions only (no chart). The 2 page pattern sells for $3.00. Click the Pattern Store Link in the right column to go to my Ravelry pattern store to purchase the pattern with a Paypal payment. Have fun!
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Cyclone Shawl to Crochet

I named this shawl Cyclone for two reasons: 1) the design looks like a cyclone swirl, and 2) it perfectly describes how fast it is to make!

This shawl is crocheted from the top down using simple dc and ch stitches in an easy two row repeat. A one row sawtooth border finishes the edge.

The pictured shawl was made with 3 balls of Noro Aya, an Aran weight yarn, using a size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook. A worsted weight yarn would work equally well. You'll need about 600 yards of yarn.

Finished this shawl measures 47" along the neckline and 17" deep at center back. This is an unblocked measurement. The shawl would be even larger if you choose to block it.

Make it in Aran or worsted weight yarn, or choose a lighter weight yarn and use a smaller hook (usually a size larger than the yarn label recommends). You'll need more yardage for the same size shawl.

This pattern is both written and charted. The 3 page pattern sells for $4.00. Click the link at right to go to my Ravelry pattern store to purchase the pattern with a Paypal payment.

Have fun!

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Saturday, July 6

Pizzazz Scarf to Knit

Pizzazz Scarf is a quick and easy scarf to knit. Constructed sideways in garter stitch, it curves and has just a bit of pizzazz along the edge from elongated stitches. The short scarf pictured at right was knit with one skein (99 yards) of Plymouth Boku on size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles.

This is a great stash buster project! Grab any smooth textured worsted weight skein of yarn that have at least 100 yards and cast on!

Block it or not, it's totally up to you. I did block this one to open up the lacy edge. Unblocked it was 21" along the top edge x 27" along the bottom edge x 9" deep. Blocked it measures 30" x 39" x 11".


I did a second larger version that continues the lacy edge up the side. This is more like a shawlette than a scarf. I made it with about 350 yards of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted in the waterlilies colorway. Unblocked it measures 44" x 45" x 16".

Go stash diving an see what you come up with. You can make this scarf in other weights of yarn by changing the needle size to one recommended by the yarn label or one size larger. Remember, yarn requirements will change if you use a different weight of yarn.

This 3 page pattern is available through my Ravelry shop for $4.00. Click my Pattern Store Link in the right column.


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