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Instagram giveaway

Have you heard about this giveaway yet?

I am going a yarn giveaway which ends on 2nd April. All you have to do is:

  1. Follow me on instagram @anerdycrocheter and
  2. Share the giveaway picture with your friends using the #anerdycrocheter.

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Do this in you are in for the grand prize of , wait-for-it,

SIX SKEINS OF YARN!!! in gorgeous spring colors.

This is real indeed!!! Hop on over to instagram and enter the giveaway now.

The yarn is caron simply soft yarn in the colors – persimmon, pistachio,berry blue, mango, grape, and black.

Have a yarnilicious weekend. Good luck!

 

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Knitting projects

Knitted Chevron Miniblanket

This is one of the miniblankets I made in this new color combination. This reminds me of lemonade and summer.

If you follow me at all, you know I have used this pattern a number of times. I really love this easy pattern and have made it before in various colors. So here you go.

Pattern: Chevron baby blanket

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Materials:

Caron Simply soft white, lemonade, limelight, and Kelly Green.

US Size 7 circular knitting needle.

Finished dimensions: 16X19”

This blanket is now available on etsy.

Have a great weekend everyone.

 

Knitting projects

Lace knitted scarf

This is my first lace knitting project ever. I loved knitting an intricate pattern. It is amazing to see the difference blocking makes on lacy patterns.

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This pattern is available on ravelry.  I modified the pattern a little bit and knitted (even if it said purl) through on the right side and purled through the wrong side. It made my life easier so I could knit while watching television. 😉

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Materials:

I used hand-dyed yarn I got from the local fiber festival.

A good yarn, superwash merino fingering weight yarn

US size 2 circular needles

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Finished dimensions: after blocking 14”X 45”.

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Have a great Halloween weekend!

Crocheted items, Knitting projects

Knitted Chevron Blanket No. 7

I have been working on getting some new Blanket colors combinations this past month.

I absolutely adore this pattern. It is a quick knit, free pattern. most color combinations go with this. I love the gradients and contrast for this one.

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Materials:

Carons simply soft yarn

White, orchid, grape, Purple, and Robin’s Egg.

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Finished dimensions: 24×30″

Edging: I crocheted one round of double crochet and one round of scalloped edging for this.

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This blanket is now available on etsy. Have a great week everyone!

Knitting projects

Colorful Spring Dishcloths

Sorry for a little hiatus from blogging for a a couple weeks. I have been working on two crochet WIPs and ….. Okay I admit, I was slightly bored with the monotonous hand movement of crocheting (which my friends call the gangnam style dance BTW .. lol). So I wanted to try my hand at knitting. I have tried knitting before when my mom was visiting but at the time I was so new at crochet I did not handle it well. This was the perfect opportunity to learn knitting on some small projects like dishcloths.They are just the right size and do not need so much technicalities to learn knitting by yourself.

I came across this tutorial for this pattern. Here on Ravelry. and the basketweave dishcloth here.. These was so good. Caught my attention and I wanted to do this right away.

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Materials:

1. Cotton yarn is usually preferred for dishcloths as they are absorbent, dry faster and can be washed with other clothes in a washing-machine

For this project I grabbed three yarn skeins from a local departmental store and got to work. These were really inexpensive coz I didn’t want to spend too much money on a couple of dishcloths.

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2. Knitting needles – Size 7 knitting needles. 4.5 mm

These turned out to be a really good starter project for learn knitting for crocheters. The jargon of knitting isn’t too much and can be memorized. I totally loved this experience and would love to start bigger projects on knitting. 🙂

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Hope you guys have all your projects planned for the weekend coming up. I know I do. Loads of crochet coming up soon. Thanks for stopping by.