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.

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Crocheted items

Shaded Circles crochet blanket

Hello fellow crocheters in the house!

I haven’t forgotten how to crochet. I know I have been knitting for a while now but crocheting is the really as much fun if not more. This project is super awesome. It is a free pattern.

I used a joining method I haven’t tried before for this blanket. I used the tight join method which is this one.

I am really pleased the way this has turned out, as I had to frog it a couple times the joining didn’t look perfect.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft Off white, Light country peach, pumpkin and grape.

I made 8 circles of grape and 9 circles of the other colors. and placed them randomly. I framed them with off white to make them into a square (like in the pattern). Then I added a round of single crochet. Then I started joining them. They are joined by tight joining method but I went around with a half double crochet stitch in a continuous join-as-you-go method.

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Edging: I framed this blanket with reverse single crochet edging which goes really well with the tight joining twists.

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Have a great sunday!! Thanks for stopping by.

Crocheted items, Knitting projects

Knitted chevron blanket No. 3

Hello fellow crafters,

Hope you had a great relaxing but productive long weekend. I have been trying to get my custom order sent out. This blanket was so much fun to make especially because the colors turned out to be very pretty. I used random stripe generator to create this stripe pattern. Have I already told you about how much I love this site by biscuits and jam?

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The pattern for this pattern is really super-simple and super-quick to knit. It is a free pattern. You can access it here.

I have used this pattern twice before, in shades of pink and shades of yellow.

 

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Materials:

Caron simply soft off-white, grape, and grey heather.

Circular knitting needles US size 7 and

crochet hook US size G (4.25mm)

To make a wider blanket I cast on 182 stitches.

Finished dimensions – 35”X45”

 

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For the edging I just did one round of single crochet followed by scalloped edging.

Off goes this blanket! Quick move on to the next project!

 

 

Knitting projects

Gryffindor Scarf

Here is my next superfast knitted project. I made this scarf as a gift for my best friend for her birthday. I completed it last week but couldn’t post the details coz she follows me.

This is an awesome pattern. Super fast. so all the harry potter fans in the house, you can make it in any Hogwarts house color. . I didn’t have enough time to Cast on 70 stitches and knit in the round. Instead I CO45 and went back and forth with stripes in yellow and red. I made even-numbered row stripes so I didn’t have to cut the yarn and weave in the additional ends.

The tassels are 4” long.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn, autumn red and sunshine.

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The Pictures are taken before I could weave in the ends and ship it.

Here is a sneak peek of my new custom request. it is the chevron pattern.

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Have a great knitting week. Thank you for stopping by.

Crocheted items

Fingerless gloves or wrist warmers

I completed my first custom order last week. which as a really big blanket. so I didn’t want to start another blanket, instead I started a small project to get ready for the upcoming winter. It is already pretty chilly here. I thought it will be really nice to have a collection of fingerless gloves in all colors.

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This is probably the fastest project ever. The pattern is pretty straight forward and is available here for free. I could actually make two pairs in one night.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn

Lavender blue

and light country peach

5 mm hook

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Finished dimensions: 6.5” circumference and 8” in height

Changes you could make to the pattern: you could potentially play around with the colors and make stripes and make add-ons like little hearts and owls and stitch them to the front side of the glove.

These are cute little ones with no changes.

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And are now available on etsy here

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