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Fall Blanket Hexagons!

My first hexagon blanket in fall colors is here. For this blanket, I was looking for a nice blend of fall colors. I used 5 shades from yellows-reds and brown.

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The tutorial for solid hexagons that I’ve used for this blanket is available for free here. This pattern is super straight forward and you can basically modify the pattern by changing the number of hexagons. I just went diagonally. and I really am liking the way the colors blend into each other. This pattern in great for gradients. You can use closely related colors here and they’ll have an awesome flow.

I made these hexagons and joined them as you go. I will be posting a tutorial for join as you go hexagons and solid squares soon. This join as you go was for the last round of the hexagon.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn

sunshine, mango, pumpkin, harvest red, and chocolate.

Finished dimensions: 24 X 30”

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I do not have any edging for this blanket yet and I am having the hardest time deciding if I should or not. So for now there is no edging.

I did make a bunch of half hexagons for squaring off the edges.

pattern for half hexies:

Ch4, join in the round by a slip stitch

ch3 (first dc) , *2dc ch2* three times, dc and turn

ch3, *dc in same space, dc on the next 2 dc, dc in space, ch2* three times, dc and turn

ch3, *dc in same space, dc on the next 4 dc, dc in space, ch2* three times, dc and finish off

As I said before, the last round you join in its space as you are crocheting it.

I promise I’ll have a tutorial soon. 🙂

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

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Crochet 3D squares Blanket

Here is what I have been working on for a long time. I have had this project in progress since last November. I know we all have projects snoozing around. But I usually have only one or two projects (I know I am kinda crazy like that). Unfinished projects drive me crazy and I have to get them done as soon as possible or if I don’t like it, it has to be frogged.

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This one was awesome but I had quite a few colors to work with. So it took me a while to get the colors together and get a chart so I knew which one went where. I really like how it turned out. It was worth the wait. This blanket is for a dear friend and she got the yarn and colors and I have to say it was awesome. The yarn is 100% wool and the colors are really nice and go well together. Here is the link to the pattern. I really enjoyed working on this pattern (with this yarn, it was a really nice winter project). The blanket is soft and warm and thick.

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Materials:

Nature soft yarn in the following colors:

Blues: Blue Fog, Winter Blue, Nordic Blue

Charcoal Gray, Natural and Grecian Olive Green

Sunburst Gold, French Clay, Burnt Sienna, Brick Road

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Finished dimensions: 25X32”

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This blanket is now going home as a gift to her. Hope she likes it.

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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Neon squares!

Hello People! Happy holidays to you. And hope you are having the most wonderful time of the year!! The best thing about this time of the year for me is gift of time to work on projects and traveling that you can do. Thankfully the winter hasn’t been too bad to hold us indoors all week. So I was able to make some progress in a couple of projects in the last few days.

I got this amazing neon yarn on sale and have been loving working on them. These bright hues are amazing to work in the night (except for joining, which i did in black).

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This pattern is great for beginner crochet, not only do you not have to count the stitches, but you can try different types of joining and colors. Here is the link for the pattern. I have used this joining method in my earlier shaded circles blanket. They are joined by tight joining method but I went around with a double crochet in a continuous join-as-you-go method.

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Colors:

caron simply soft yarn – neon pink, neon yellow, neon coral and grape.

Joining is with black yarn.

Edging. I did one round of double crochet and one round of  reverse single crochet for edging.

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Completed dimensions: 26 X 41”

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This blanket is now available on etsy.

Hope you have a great time with family and enjoy your holidays!

Knitting projects

Spring Solid Stripes Baby blanket No. 4

Alright! it seems like suddenly all I am doing is knitting these solid stripe blanket. This one is really special. It is a custom order who wanted to make a blanket that goes well with the decor of the nursery.

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It is so much fun to try new colors for edging. As her nursery has a nautical theme, we decided to have a turquoise trim. I hope she likes it.

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For this blanket I used:

Caron simply soft yarn in the colors of:

Grey heather, White, Autumn red, Pumpkin and Sunshine.

The edging is Blue mint to give it a nautical twist- One round of sc followed by one round of hdc.

I have used this pattern before and you can find them here. and another version in spring colors is available on etsy here.