Crochet Ripple Blanket No. 3

Hello People around the world,

Here is the blanket I made in Australia. I made this for a friend. I have a couple more lined up which I have to get to quickly. This has been my favorite pattern and its been so long since I worked on this pattern. It feels amazing to have been working on this.

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Let me give you some deets on this blanket:

Pattern: Attic24 Neat ripple pattern. This is a free pattern that comes with a tutorial (for real!! If you are a beginner crocheter you can try this beauty).

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Materials:

Lincraft double knitting and esther yarn

For the DK yarn I used US size H crochet hook and for the esther yarn I used US size G just because the yarn thickness was a little different. That made the blanket a little uniform in tension.

Finished dimensions: 32X40”

I also personalized this blanket using the crochet alphabets pattern by Moogly which is also a free resource.

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Have a great crafty weekend.

 

 

 

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Moved to Australia!

Hello there beautiful people,

We have been planning this move from the States to Australia for about 6 months and it has finally happened. I am so excited to explore the yarn and colors here. I did come here from one winter to the next but that is the best season to wear all of knitted things, and, of course, I am really excited to be with my husband here.

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The day I landed, I was jet-lagged and I dragged my husband out of the house early in the morning for a run and many days since, it has been so great. Bird watching and taking in the new culture.

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The fun is now about to begin, I am going to start going to yarn shops here and get my store going again. Any Australian folks out there who can help me out with handmade goods selling website that are more popular than etsy? Also any preferred yarn brands you would recommend for the two categories: for indulgence or economical. Any input is appreciated.

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During the long flight, I have been working on my gryffindor scarf. I will definitely post once it gets done. Here are some of the birds spotted during out runs and outing in the last week. Parrots and Parakeets flying around just like that in the cold. So beautiful to see them flying around free.

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I never imagined that I would be coming to a third continent in the near future but here I am and loving every bit of it.

Hope to meet with some Australian knitters and crocheters soon..

 

Ocean Crochet blanket and more…

This last couple weeks I have been working on my ocean Blanket which is inspired from my last visit to Florida Keys.

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It has colors of blues and greens together. I love how calming it was to crochet this blanket and some charity hat knitting while I prepared to defend my Ph.D. thesis.

A couple of days ago, I defended my thesis and now I am on the other side of graduate school. Such an incredible experience. Made so many new friends. A new family in Indianapolis.

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So as I move to a new beginning. I have to let go of my creations in the US (I don’t have any room to carry so much yarn and blankets). I am doing some charity knitting. I made this oceans moss stitch blanket for that.

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Pattern:Moss stitch bold stripes crochet blanket.

It is a free pattern and is such a great way to use up my scrap yarn.

Have a great crafty long weekend everyone.

 

Top 4 free crochet patterns!

Last week I shared my favorite knitting patterns. It is now time for crochet!!

Here are some of my favorite free crochet patterns. All of these patterns are free and are available on Ravelry and blogs. The links for which are included in the titles:

Crochet:

  1. Pixel square blanket

     

  2. Sunburst Hexagon blanket

     

     

  3. Crochet chevron blanket

     

  4. Bold stripes blanket

     

Many of these baby blankets are available on my etsy store!!

Have a great weekend!!

Top 4 free knitting patterns

I am officially done with all of my WIPs. But guess what I already started two more this week. As I get those done, I wanted to highlight some of the patterns that have been my favorites in the past years in both knitting and crochet categories.

There are so many gorgeous knitting patterns available online. Most of them are free.Here are some of my Favorites. All of these patterns are free and are available on Ravelry and blogs. The links for which are included in the titles:

Knitting:

  1. Knitted chevron blanket:

     

  2. Staggered chevron blanket:

     

     

     

     

  3. Textured stripes blanket:

     

     

     

4. Diagonal stripes blanket:

 

These are the knitting patterns that I love. Stay tuned for my top free crochet patterns!!

Many of these baby blankets are available on my etsy store!!

Have a great weekend.