This is the third blanket I am making in this pattern. It is a really simple pattern with some mindless knitting. Well not too mindless I made a couple mistakes on the way. You can check out the other two blankets I made in completely different color combinations- Midnight hues , in blues, and Verdant stripes, in greens and pink.
Caron simply soft acrylic yarn in the colors of
Dark sage, Sage, Sunshine, Pumpkin and Autumn Red.
Finished dimensions: 24X31”
Changes to the pattern:
6 rows of garter stitch
K4 (K10 P10) till last 4 sts K4
(All wrong side rows are purl)
K4 P1 (K10 P10) till last 4 sts K4
Keep increasing by one Purl at the beginning of right side rows till there are 10 and then add knits till 10 and so on.
Last six rows garter st.
I did a four sts edging. I have done a separate crochet edging before and that looks awesome too. You can modify (Like I did from the pattern) to increase or decrease the size of the diagonal stripes by changing the number of sts in the repeat.
This blanket is now available on etsy. I am off to work on the same pattern blanket #4 for a beautiful custom order.
What have you guys been up to! Also is spring here yet?
For a while I have been addicted to chevron and pink and teal colors and I can’t get enough of it. So I went ahead and made one which is both chevron and pink and teal together. This pattern is really simply and knits up quickly. It is actually meant for a big throw but can be adjusted to fit the size that you need.
The pattern is available on ravelry for free. The only modification I made to the pattern was to use stockinette stitch instead of garter stitch. This made the blanket look little stretched in the side sections a little bit and had to block them before edging. But the pattern looks beautiful and will definitely try other color combinations and contrasts again.
Caron simply soft – white, soft pink, watermelon, blue mint, soft blue.
Knitting needles size 7
Crochet hook 4.25mm for edging.
Finished dimensions: 26X31”
Edging: one row of each color in single crochet and reverse single crochet in white.
This blanket is going to a lil baby due in may. But if you are interested in a blanket with a similar pattern you can contact me on etsy.
Have a wonderful week ahead. Happy knitting and crocheting.
I am back to my crochet mode here. I have been pushing making a granny square blanket as far as possible just because I am scared that the squares will be of different sizes and I wont be able to crochet them together.
However, I found a perfect pattern, that helps me play with the colors and you can Join-as-you-go in one continuous stitch. The sunburst granny pattern has been around for ages. Here is the one I used. And continuous-join-as-you-go instructions from here.
This blanket is for a little baby who is due this summer. I thought it’ll be the perfect baby shower gift to have a blanket in the colorful teals and pinks. I’ve always wanted to use pinks and blues together. this was the perfect opportunity for that, since we are not going to know if it is a boy or a girl. The colors are really bright and make me want spring to come faster.
Caron simply soft yarn in the following colors
pinks: soft pink, watermelon, fushcia.
blues: soft blue, blue mint, country blue.
Finished dimensions: 31” X 41”
Edging: five rounds of granny edging with white, followed by soft pink, white and soft blue. and the last round of edging is from attic 24 granny square edging.
I love how these colors have turned out together. Happy crocheting!
After a short crochet break. I am back to knitting.
I start out with this braided cable blanket think this is going to be tricky. But it was so easy to follow through and memorize. I also wanted to use some bright new colors for this one. The link for this free pattern is here.
I was so tempted to use random stripe generator for this one but then I realized I didn’t have enough of the lemon green yarn and couldn’t find it in any of the stores. So I started to reduce the color by a shade after every repeat. I think it looks really bright and refreshing. Love how the colors contrast each other (Thanks to my color coordinators).
Caron simply soft yarn
White, blue mint, mango, chartreuse
Circular knitting needles and
A cable needle (which is the DIY version made from skewers)
Finished dimensions: 25′X36”
This blanket is now blocked and ready to go. You can buy this beauty on etsy here.
This is such a versatile and quick pattern. try this with loads of color combinations as stripes or gradients.
Caron simply soft in the colors- Ivory, lavender blue, and grey heather
Crochet hook US size G 4.5 mm
Finished Dimensions: 26X46”
Edging: One round of single crochet followed by one round scalloped edging along the length with Ivory colored yarn.
Since I moved to a new house I made this colorful bunting for one of the walls.
Here is a really pretty and easy knitted shawl or wrap. I thought this will be a little difficult with the increases but it is so pretty and easy to follow. Here is the link to the free pattern. I felt the shawl could be a little bigger and use a nice weight of a crocheted border. The pattern for which I got from here.
Caron simply soft Grey heather, white.
US 8 circular knitting needles
Crochet hook size H
Finished Dimensions: 17” X 41”
Hope you enjoy making this easy pattern. This shawl is now available on etsy. Thanks for stopping by.