Sewing ventures

Quilting season

Last month I planned to take sewing to the next level. All this time I have been using linen or thick cotton as a fabric for my bags. The prints and colors available for those are pretty limited in comparison to the ones available for quilting. Whoa!! there is so much variety of print available for quilting it is pretty crazy.

For a few friends, with due dates in november I decided to venture into making baby quilts. I chose very easy freely available quilting patterns. and got started with what I always do, Chevrons.

My first baby girl quilts has three main fabrics, binding and backing in a fourth fabric.

Here is the tutorial and pattern for this quilt.

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My second quilt was for a baby boy and I chose a fat quarter pack from Lincraft and got matching backing and binding fabric.

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This is the quilt pattern I used for this quilt.

I have really enjoyed making quilts. But I quickly realize that there is so much to improve upon as not always the squares match up. Won’t stop me from making more of these beautiful bundles in all possible colors.

Have a great crafty weekend.

Crocheted items

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.

 

 

 

Crocheted items, related (or unrelated) stories

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.

 

Crocheted items, related (or unrelated) stories

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!!

Crocheted items

Crochet Bold stripes blanket No. 3

I am absolutely in love with this pattern. This pattern is free. and is available by the super talented CypressTextiles. This blanket is a custom order where the customer chose specific colors for each stripe. I love the way it has turned out and love the color combination.

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For this blanket, I used a single crochet foundation chain for the first time ever and LOVED it!! Here is the YouTube video that helped me through the foundation chain.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft in the colors

Watermelon, Soft Pink, Lemonade, Off-white, Blue Mint, Grey Heather, and Charcoal Heather.

Finished Dimensions: 36 X 54”

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This blanket is now off to a new mother.

Have a great weekend everyone. Stay Nerdy! 😉