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!!

 

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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.


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Knitting projects

Knitted chevron blanket no. 6

As I talked about in my last blog post, My latest custom order is monochrome blanket but a all the different patterns possible. It is so wonderful to work on.

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I have made this blanket in a number of colors before (neutrals, pink and teal)  and love this pattern which is super easy and fast to work on.

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Colors: Caron simply soft yarn,

White, grey heather, charcoal heather, and black.

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Since I have been out for a while, I have been working on my 3rd of four monochrome blanket set. It is coming up soon. 🙂

Crocheted items, Knitting projects

Fair Isle Knitted Stripes Blanket

I really wanted to learn two-color or Fair-isle knitting for a while. I was looking for a blanket pattern which was not overwhelming in colors and was fairly simple to walk through. I realized there are very few fair-isle patterns for blankets. So I chose this sweater pattern and made it as borders to a knitted stripes blanket. The stripes of this pattern are made using the random stripes generator software.

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Color combination: Fair-isle patterns usually need a really good contrast in colors, such as combination of really light and dark shade or white and other dark shades to bring out the pattern. Secondly, the rest of the blanket it is better to have a simpler pattern that will not overpower the beauty/intricacy of fair-isle.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn colors: white, soft blue, light country blue, country blue, dark country blue.

Circular knitting needles. US 8

Crochet hook SizeH 5mm

Edging: one row of single crochet with each color yarn.

Finished dimensions: 24”X35”

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It turns out fair-isle knitting is really simple but you do need to careful of the float at the back to get better tension. There are really good youtube videos that walk you through general points in this type of knitting. The color and pattern possibilities are endless.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Thanks for stopping by.

This blanket is now available on etsy.

Knitting projects

Verdant Stripes

Here is my latest venture with colors.

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Now I am sort of comfortable with knitting. I just love complimenting the knitted blankets with some pretty crocheted border. The colors for this blanket are really refreshing. I first thought the brighter green are too bright but they actually bring out the pastels beautifully.

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This is the same pattern I used for the Midnight Hues blanket . The edging however is a picot border.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn

colors – Victorian rose, Sunshine, Soft Green, Sage, Kelly Green, Cool Green.

Knitting Needle- circular US8

Crochet Hook H size

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Finished dimensions: 28”X36”

Edging: one round of Single crochet with sunshine followed by 3 ch picot stitch and 7 single crochets.

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This blanket is now available on etsy: You can check it out here

Let me know when you try this pattern, it is too pretty and so easy to follow. Hope you liked this and thank you for stopping by.