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.

 

 

 

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Crocheted items

Wedding Crochet blanket

This is my 100th blog post!!! yay!!

Here is a WIP I’ve been working on for over a year. It has been in time out for a while and it is finally back on my hook again and has reached its completion. Phew!!

This is a crochet blanket which is a free pattern. and if you notice on ravelry there are about 150 other projects for this pattern. I am personally not a fan of the hearts panel in the center so I modified it to be in celtic weave stitch inspired by this project. This pattern is slightly challenging especially if you are a beginner crocheter. But if you are interested in upping your game in crochet I highly recommend this project.


Materials:
Caron simply soft off-white and blue mint.

The 4 panels are Bobble stitch, diamond stitch, celtic weave and basketweave stitch.


Finished dimensions: 36×46″

Edging: I did 4 rows of woven stitch, followed by shell stitch.


Have a great weekend!!

 

Knitting projects

Basketweave Blanket

This is a huge throw that I’ve been knitting as my brothers’s housewarming gift.

This is a super easy knit and is a free pattern. I used bigger needles (US9 while I usually use US7) to get the flow for a throw. I was also requested backing for this (which was a first). Since my mother is visiting she helped me out with choosing a backing and sewing it in.

Materials:

5 skeins of Pumpkin (caron simply soft yarn)

knitting circular needles (US size9)

Finished dimensions: 36X60”

Backing from Jo Ann in soft and comfy fabric and hand-sewed onto the blanket. This is so soft I cant explain.


Hope you are having a great weekend. Dont forget to join my instagram giveaway which is only till 1159am tomorrow

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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! 😉

 

 

related (or unrelated) stories

Color selection tips and tricks

I dont think that I am very good at choosing colors for my blankets but I do spend a lot of time trying to find the perfect ones together be it stripes, hexagons to squares blankets. I usually badger my best friend or my husband into telling me which ones look good.

I also use sites like design-seeds (if you haven’t been to designs-seeds yet, I highly recommend it. I could spend hours looking at the colors) to get an idea of related colors that look good together. Of course, we don’t get yarn in all possible colors all the time so I compare these colors to yarn color cards. Most acrylic yarns have a good selection of colors and there are a number of ways you can visualize them before actually starting to crochet/knit.

  1. Color pencils – the good old color pencils to draw what you have in mind for this product and modify the hues to see what looks better.2.  Paint/photoshop – I use photoshop/paint most of the time to put the images of the yarn together and see which ones compliment each other.

3. Yarn pegs-  Attic24 has devised it awesome technique for color organization using Yarn pegs. Turns out I am super lazy and haven’t gotten around to making these yet.

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Although these let you see which colors go together you don’t really know what your blanket is going to look like if you were to randomize the colors. These are some of the websites I go to for visualization:

  1. Random stripe generator: for this, you just have to choose your colors and width of the stripe and you are set.

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2. Random Granny square generator : for this, you have to select the individual colors and the number of colors in each granny square.

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There are some places you can find complimentary colors and contrasting colors that go together but that hasn’t always worked out for me.

Finally here are some of the color combinations that are commonly used together especially in beddings and nursery (I dont think it is limited to babies, I LOVE BRIGHT COLORS too)

I usually go for a dominant color and use at least two shades to highlight it followed by a slight contrast. My go to colors are:

Green for shades of pink

Yellow for shades of blue.

There can be hundreds of these combinations. Try some out for yourself and see what you are comfortable with.

The following chart gives you a four color; five color, and ; six color combinations for a blanket.

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Here are some of the examples of these combinations I have used before:

  1. Purple, off-white and orange
  2. Blues/Aquas, off-white and yellow
  3. Pinks, white and green (I have used this combination a bunch of times)
  4. Pinks, white and blue

Hope you enjoy creating more colorful things. Have a great weekend.