Sunday, January 31, 2016

Crochet Blanket 11 - Lemon Lime & Coal

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Total time = 10 hours 10 minutes
Measurements - 64” x 42”


· 11 mm crochet hook or P hook
· bernat® blanket™ yarn Lemon Lime x 3.5 & bernat® blanket™ yarn Coal x1.5

Pattern: 70 rows – 46 rows of Lemon Lime & 24 rows of Coal black

Ch 75 (Or chain any amount in groups of 6+3 until you get the width you like)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with a sc. Ch 3, turn work Away from body.

Row 2: 2dc in first st (same spot where you chained up 3), *sk 2 sts, sc in next st (middle dc of group of 5 dc from prev. row), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st (sc from prev. row), repeat from * across. Ending with 3 dc in last st, change color in last st. ch 1 with new color, turn (See video for guidance)


Row 3: sc in first st, *sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from *across. Ending with sc. Ch 3, turn

Rows 4-56: Repeat rows 2 and 3 for the rest of the pattern. Changing color according to design. 

Note- When changing color I left a little bit of a tale and tied a knot with the new color tail to secure and decided to leave it as a fringe for the sides of the blanket.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Crochet Blanket 10 - Vintage White & Baby Teal

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Total time = 9 hours
Measurements - 58” x 47”

·   11 mm crochet hook or P hook
·   bernat® blanket™ yarn Baby Teal x2.5 & bernat® blanket™ yarn Vintage White x2.5
 


Pattern:
Ch 74 (Or chain any amount in groups of 6+2 until you get the width you like)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with a sc. Ch 3, turn work Away from body.

Row 2: 2dc in first st (same spot where you chained up 3), *sk 2 sts, sc in next st (middle dc of group of 5 dc from prev. row), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st (sc from prev. row), repeat from * across. Ending with 3 dc in last st, change color in last st. ch 1 with new color, turn (See video for guidance)

Row 3: sc in first st, *sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from *across. Ending with sc. Ch 3, turn

Rows 4-56: Repeat rows 2 and 3 for the rest of the pattern. Changing color every row

Note- When changing color I left a little bit of a tale and tied a knot with the new color tail to secure and decided to leave it as a fringe for the sides of the blanket.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Crochet Blanket 9 - Lemon Lime & Baby Lilac

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Total time = 12 hours

·         11 mm crochet hook or P hook
·         bernat® blanket™ yarn Baby Lilac (light purple) x3 & bernat® blanket™ yarn Lemon Lime (bright green) x3

Pattern:
With Lilac
Ch 110 (Or chain any amount in groups of 6 until you get the width you like)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with a sc. Ch 3, turn work Away from body.

Row 2: 2dc in first st (same spot where you chained up 3), *sk 2 sts, sc in next st (middle dc of group of 5 dc from prev. row), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st (sc from prev. row), repeat from * across. Ending with 3 dc in last st, change color to Lemon Lime in last st. ch 1 with new color, turn (See video for guidance)

Row 3: sc in first st, *sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from *across. Ending with sc. Ch 3, turn

Rows 4-56: Repeat rows 2 and 3 for the rest of the pattern. Changing color every 2 rows

Note- When changing color I left a little bit of a tale and tied a knot with the new color tail to secure and decided to leave it as a fringe for the end of the blanket.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Crochet Blanket 8 - Vintage White, Country Blue, Plum Purple

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Total time = 10 hours and 40 minutes

Measurements 62” x 57” (6 skeins of yarn total…3 Vintage White, 2 Plum Purple, & 1 Country Blue

·         11.5 mm crochet hook or P hook

·         6 Skeins of Bernat Blanket Yarn 3 Vintage White, 2 Plum Purple, 1 Country Blue






Color Pattern:

12 Rows of White

6 Rows of Plum Purple

2 Rows of Country Blue (2nd row stitch inside V for zig zag -73 dc sts)

1 Rows of White (stitch inside V for zig zag)

2 Rows of Country Blue (for both rows stitch inside V for zig zag)

6 Rows of Plum Purple (return to stitches outside the V)

*then repeat all



Pattern:
Slip knot and chain 74 (multiple of 6+2). (It comes out to 73 stitches per row before turning as of 2nd row)
4th chain from hook place 2 double crochet stich.
skip a chain, 2 double crochet, skip a chain, 2 double crochet stiches and continue along foundation chain
Once you reach the end, 1 double crochet stiches in the last chain
Ch 3 and turn towards body.



1dc in first chain, skip 1 ch, 2 dc and repeat (the 2 dc should be in between two “v” stitches (not inside the “v” until color pattern) from the first row.

In the top chain on the end, place 1 dc. ch 3 and turn

Do 12 rows and switch colors. This should be about a full skein of yarn.
Continue crocheting until 2nd ball is used up… be sure to finish on the end.
tie off end and weave in ends.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Crochet Scrubbie 12 - Blue

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Back side. 
 Starting side
I decided to alter the regular pattern I use for most of my scrubbies and use all single crochet stitches and do an extra rim row to make it more ball-like.  



Total time = 30 minutes



·         6 mm crochet hook or J hook

·         Falk 3-Inch Net Mesh – Blue



Pattern:

Make a magic circle



Row 1

In the magic circle chain 2, and 11 single crochet stitch (12 total)

Slip stitch to connect circle



Row 2

Single crochet into same stitch as chain 2

2 single crochet in each stitch



Row 3 - Edge

Chain 1, single crochet stitch in the back loop only of each stitch



Row 4

Chain 1, single crochet stitch in the back loop only of each stitch (same as Row 3)



Row 5

Single crochet in back on each stitch for 3 stitches, then toggle 2 (decrease) and repeat



Row 6

Single crochet in back on each stitch for 2 stitches, then toggle 2 (decrease) and repeat



Row 7

Toggle 2 (decrease) and repeat until 5-6 stitches are left.



Closing off

Sew or weave with hook through the tops of the remaining stitches to close up the hole. On the last stitch you pull through, leave the loop and knot to finish off and secure.