Crocheted items, Knitting projects

Staggered Chevron Knitted Blanket No. 3

I couldn’t resist making another blanket in these cherry blossom colors. Design seeds is a great site for me for finding really good color combinations. Here is what the cherry blossom colors looked like. Check out this site. I follow it on instagram and it is such a wonderful color inspiration.These look so beautiful together and I thought I’ll really blend well when used in this pattern.

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I used this Free pattern available on ravelry for this blanket which I have made twice before in various colors (here and here) just because it is so fast and really uses the colors well.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn in the colors,

Off-white, soft blue, soft pink, strawberry, and watermelon.

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Edging: It is a simply crochet edging with one round of double crochet and one round of reverse single crochet.

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Hope you enjoyed this post.

This blanket is now available on etsy.

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Have a great weekend.

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Knitting projects

Staggered Chevron knitted blanket No. 2

Hello,

Tomorrow is hump day but not here at ANC HQ. Everyday is fun-filled. I usually post my completed beauties on the weekends but I could not wait till the end of the week to share this with you. If you follow me on instagram (@anerdycrocheter, wink wink), I have been sharing progress shots of this blanket. I love this pattern which is available for free on ravelry.  It is super fast to make. I have made this before in shades of blue and wanted to make it in baby girl colors this time. I think this pattern looks best when there is one contrast and gradient of a color (at least three shades of one color). It really blends well and the contrast pops out nicely.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft,

off-white, limelight, soft pink, watermelon and fuchsia.

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Finished dimensions: 27X30”

Edging: one round of double crochet in ivory.

Have a great rest of the week!!!

Knitting projects

Textured stripes Knitted baby blanket

Update: At the end of this post you will find step by step instructions for this blanket.

Hello beautiful people,

After a short but eventful break, I am back to the world of knitting and crochet. I always carry my knitting during drives whether it is 30 mins or 9 hours. Since I have been traveling, I carried a knitting project with me for the flight and they proved to be good company. After a lot of research turns out you CAN carry knitting on flights. So this blanket was ideal as it didn’t have too many colors or too much pattern. The pattern is easily memorizable and does not require constant attention.

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The pattern involves an open star stitch. It is a super easy stitch.

R1: K2 *YO K3 (pass the first stitch of the last three over the other two). Repeat * across.

Even rows are Purls.

R3: K1 *YO K3 (pass the first stitch of the last three over the other two). Repeat * across.

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This blanket pattern has four colors

Color A: 10 rows of open star stitch

Color B: 10 rows of stockinette stitch

Color C: 10 rows of stockinette stitch

Color D: 10 rows of open star stitch

I repeated this in the order of colors I wanted. you can basically use a color and also use random color combinations for this. I really like the texture that this stitch gives and stockinette balances it really well.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn in the colors of grape, orchid, mango and off-white.

Finished dimensions: 25X34”

Edging. I gave a garter stitch edging of 5 sts.

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Have you ever knitting while traveling? share your stories with me.

Have a great week ahead.

Pattern:

Yarn colors: Any number of colors can be used for this pattern. you can also use up your scarp yarn for this.

For a size 32X39” blanket,

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6 rows of garter stitch

Row 7: K5 — K2 *YO K3 pass the first stitch over the two knitted stitches. Repeat from * till there are eight stitches left (25 times) K3 —  K5

(the K5 on the ends are the garter stitch border)

Row 8: K5— Purl—K5

Row 9: K5 — K3 *YO K3 pass the first stitch over the two knitted stitches. repeat till there are 7 stitches left K2 —  K5

Row 10: K5— Purl—K5

Row 11: K5   — K1 *YO K3 pass the first stitch over the two knitted stitches. repeat till there are 6 stitches left K1 —  K5

Row 12: K5— Purl—K5

Row 13: repeat row 7

Row 14: K5— Purl—K5

Row 15: repeat row 9

Row 16: change color and K5— Purl—K5.

Row 17-25: stockinette with odd rows knit and even rows purl

Row 26: change color and K5— Purl—K5.

row 27-35: Row 17-25: stockinette with odd rows knit and even rows purl

Row 28: change color and K5— Purl—K5.

Repeat Rows 7-28

Garter stitch for 6 rows.

Bind off and weave in all the tails.

Crocheted items

Crochet Cozy Stripes Blanket

Hello fellow crafters,

Hope you are having a great New Year. This is my first blanket in 2015. Hope you enjoy it. This is a part of the beautiful Attic24 crochet CAL. This is such a wonderful pattern to work on.  You can work on so many colors for this.

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Here is the link to the pattern.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft Robin’s egg, blue mint, ocean, off-white and lemonade.

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Finished dimensions – 30X36”.

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This blanket is now available on etsy.

Have a great new year everybody.

Crocheted items, Knitting projects

Knitted chevron blanket no. 5 – off-white, grey black and maize

Here I am working on my chevron again! Have I already told you how much I love this pattern a million times.

No wonder I’ve made five blankets from this pattern. I usually work this pattern in a gradient and a contrast color. I used the same technique this time except I used neutral colors but it looks so beautiful. Absolutely love the way it has turned out. It brings out the Black (I know right, you can use black in a blanket) so well. this is the first time for me using black in a blanket.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn in colors of off-white, grey heather, black and autumn maize.

Edging: I gave a special yet simple crochet edging with one round of double crochet and one round of single crochet in the back loops in off-white color.

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Finished dimensions: 25X 35”

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This blanket is available on etsy for $30.00 only. I am off to visit family for thanksgiving!!! What are your thanksgiving plans? Have a great holiday!