Sunday, October 18

Autumn Filigree Scarf/Shawl to crochet



Autumn Filigree is a quick-to-hook triangle scarf/shawl worked sideways and finished with a beautiful filigree edging. This is a crocheted take on my Shifting Sands knit shawl.

You’ll need a size G crochet hook and fingering weight yarn. The scarf at top requires 250 yards for body and 30 yards of a contrasting color for the edging (46” x 23” x 42” blocked). The shawl takes 500 yards for body and 60 yards for edging (69” x 40” x 66” blocked). The shawl version is the third picture.T

You can make it with any weight of yarn by changing the hook to suit the yarn weight.

The 4 page pattern has full written instructions and crochet charts for $4.00 in my Ravelry pattern store.  Pattern prices subject to change without notice. Check my Ravelry Store for current pattern prices.

Shifting Sands Shawl to knit

Introducing my Shifting Sands Shawl. It is constructed from side-to-side in an easy to remember pattern.

I love garter stitch! it’s so squishy, comfortable, and warm.

Wrap and wear this asymmetrical triangle shawl any way you want to wear it. The ends are long enough to wrap around my waist and tie in the back.

Knit with 460 yards of Aran/heavy worsted weight yarn and size 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles, this one will fly off your needles.

Finished size is 61” along neckline x 15” deep x 97” along the lower edge.

Can be made any size with any weight of yarn by changing the needle size to suit the yarn.

Doesn’t need to be blocked unless you want to.

The 2 page pattern has written instructions and sells for $3.00 in my Ravelry pattern store.  Pattern prices subject to change without notice. Check my Ravelry Store for current pattern prices.

Saturday, October 17

Granny Mile-a-Minute Afghan pattern to crochet


As promised, here is the Granny Mile-a-Minute Afghan pattern. This is the afghan version of the scarf pattern I posted awhile back. It took me awhile to finish the afghan and get the instructions tested. This afghan was gifted as part of a wedding present to the son of friends. I guessed right on the colors and they loved it! :-)

I used 3 colors of Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! in turquoise, gray mist and ocean and a size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook. I had 2 skeins of each color and had leftovers of all three. Finished size of my afghan that is 8 strips wide is 50" long x 49" wide. I worked the 5 round strips, joined them together, and finished by working a border around the entire blanket.

You can make the blanket larger by adding more strips or adding more stitches in multiples of 3 to the first round of the strip.

I used 1,520 yards of yarn in 3 colors: Colors #1 & #3 - 456 yards each and Color #2 - 608 yards.
You could use just 2 colors and alternate them every other round or use a main color and use scraps for the other rounds.

The five page patterns has complete written instructions and two crochet charts -- one for the body of the strips and another for the border. This pattern is a free download available through my Ravelry store.

Enjoy!