Friday, March 12, 2021

24 Baby Animal Blocks

 




These blocks were previously published on my blog, but I have heard from some people that it was hard to get the patterns.  Below you will find all 24 blocks.  

Pin the pattern set on Pinterest


Row 1: Duck, Cow, Fox, Rhino, Sheep, Frog

Row 2: Giraffe, Bear, Rabbit, Deer, Elephant, Lion

Row 3: Raccoon, Owl, Tiger, Hedgehog, Dog, Horse

Row 4: Cat, Chick, Pig, Zebra, Monkey, Hippo


I have many other free graphghan patterns including alphabet blocks, number blocks, camping, ocean/beach and more!


If you make something using these designs, please tag me on social media or share a photo with me in the comments.  I love seeing my designs come to life!


Happy Crafting
🧡 Grandma Duck 🧡

Don't miss any upcoming free patterns!
Subscribe to Grandma Duck Designs by Email

This pattern is for personal use only. 
It cannot be sold, redistributed, or edited in any way.
Copyright 2019-2021, Grandma Duck Designs

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Lemon Peel Mesh Washcloth

 

Over the past two weeks, I have experimented with the traditional Lemon Peel stitch (alternating single crochet and double crochet.)  It is my favorite and most used stitch!  

This particular variation of the Lemon Peel Stitch, I name Lemon Peel Mesh.  It is my favorite so far!  This made a beautiful washcloth with just a bit of stretch.  


Here's a close up of the stitches




Add to your Ravelry Queue

Pin on Pinterest

Supplies:

  • Cotton yarn
  • Crochet hook size H or I
  • Yarn Needle
The yarn used in the samples is Peaches N Crème Stripey Quiet Dahlia Yarn.

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • hk = hook
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • blo = back loop only
  • flo = front loop only


Lemon Peel Mesh Washcloth or Dishcloth

Note: all sc are front loop only, all dc & hdc are back loop only

Foundation chain = 31 (or any odd number)

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hk, sc across

Row 2: ch 1, sc flo in first [dc blo in next, sc flo in next] repeat across, hdc blo in last stitch

Row 3: repeat row 2 until desired size

Final row: ch 1, sc in first, repeat across


Happy Crafting
🧡 Grandma Duck 🧡

Don't miss any upcoming free patterns!
Subscribe to Grandma Duck Designs by Email

This pattern is for personal use only. 
It cannot be sold, redistributed, or edited in any way.
Copyright 2021, Grandma Duck Designs


Saturday, December 26, 2020

Baby Bear Washcloth




One of the things I love to give to new moms is a set of baby washcloths.  I searched for a fun shaped washcloth but didn't find what I wanted so I decided to play around and see if I could create something fun.  This is just what I had in mind!  The variety of stitches creates a fun texture and the addition of the ears turns a drab washcloth into something fun!  

Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post for several variations.  I've included a variation that uses all double crochet if you want to skip the herringbone stitches.

If you are interested in square baby washcloths check out Tub Time Trio 2 and Tub Time Trio.    

Add to your Ravelry Queue 

Pin on Pinterest 



Yarn: 

18 - 21 yards of I Love This Cotton or any weight 4 Cotton Yarn

Hook: H



Abbreviations:

ch = chain

sl-st = slip stitch

dc = double crochet

her-dc = herringbone double crochet

hhdc = herringbone half double crochet

sts = stitches

tr = triple crochet

blo = back loop only



Note: Chain stitches do not count as a stitch.


Basic One Color Bear Washcloth Pattern:

R1: ch four, sl-st to join, ch 2, 13 dc into circle, sl-st to join. (Or use a magic circle to start.) (13 stitches)

R2: ch 3, 2 her-dc in each stitch, sl-st to join (26 stitches)

R3: ch 2, 2 dc in stitch, 1 dc in next [2dc in next, 1 dc in next] repeat around. Sl st to join (39 stitches)

R4: ch 2, 2hhdc, 1 hhdc in next 2 [2 hhdc in next, 1 hhdc in next 2] repeat around, sl-st to join (52 stitches)

R5: ch 1, sk 2 sts, 9 tr in next, sk 2 sts, sl-st in next 6, sk 2 sts, 9 tr in next, sk 2 sts, sl-st around.




Variation: Outline

Follow the instructions above for R1, R2, R3, R4.  Switch to Outline color for R5.




Variation: Blue

R1, R4, R5 in color 1 (blue)

R2, R3 in color 2 (tan)



Variation: Double Crochet Pink 1

Color 1 R1, R5 (pink)

Color 2 R2, R3, R4 (tan)

R1: Ch four, sl-st to join, ch 2, 13 dc into circle, sl-st to join. (Or use magic circle to start.) (13 stitches)

R2: ch 3, 2 dc blo in each stitch, sl-st to join (26 stitches)

R3: ch 2, 2 dc in stitch, 1 dc in next [2dc in next, 1 dc in next] repeat around. Sl st to join (39 stitches)

R4: ch 2, 2dc, 1 dc in next 2 [2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 2] repeat around, sl-st to join (52 stitches)

R5: ch 1, sk 2 sts, 9 tr in next, sk 2 sts, sl-st in next 6, sk 2 sts, 9 tr in next, sk 2 sts, sl-st around.


Variation Double Crochet Pink Outline 2:

Follow the pink variation above with the following changes.  R1-R5 in tan.  R2 regular dc not blo

R6: sl-st outline around in pink




Email: grandmaduckdesigns@gmail.com

Pinterest: Grandma Duck Designs
Raverly: Grandma Duck Designs
Instagram: Grandma Duck Designs
Facebook: Grandma Duck Designs





Happy Crafting
🧡 Grandma Duck 🧡

Don't miss any upcoming free patterns!
Subscribe to Grandma Duck Designs by Email

This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed, or edited in any way.
Copyright 2020, Grandma Duck Designs


Monday, October 19, 2020

Grape Lemonade Baby Blanket

 



This fun baby blanket has it all!  It is beautifully textured, uses soft yarn, and is easy to make.  Oh, and did I mention that it is also quick?  This blanket was completed in about 8-10 hours!  

I have again used one of my all-time favorite stitches, Lemon Peel.  If you love the lemon peel stitch as much as I do, check out the Lumpy Lemonade Dishcloth or the Northern Lights Winter Scarf.  


Ravelry and Pinterest links coming soon.   

Supplies:
Bernat Baby Blanket main color: approximately 430 yards (six 3.5 oz skeins)
Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn, stripe and border: approximately 100-120 yards
12mm hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers

Abbreviations:


ch = chain
sl-st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sts = stitches
ch-sp = chain space
hk = hook

Finished size = 35" x 38"

Notes:
  • Chain stitches do not count as a stitch
  • I used a 12mm hook, but I crochet tightly.  If you crochet loose, consider dropping down a hook size.
  • Gauge is not important.
  • Mark your ch-sp in each corner with a stitch marker.  This makes it easier to find!
  • To adjust the size of your blanket, start with an odd number of chains.  

Instructions:

Blanket:

With main color ch 61
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across (60 sts)
Row 2: sc in first st [dc in next, sc in next] repeat, hdc in last st, ch 1
Rows 3-5; repeat row 2

Switch to color 2:
Rows 6-9: repeat row 2

Switch to main color:
Rows 10-13: repeat row 2

Switch to color 2:
Rows 14-17: repeat row 2

Switch to main color:
Rows 18 - 55: repeat row 2.  

Border : 
Switch to color 2
Round 1: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, place [sc-ch-sc] at each corner, sl-st to join; 
Round 2 - 3: repeat round 1 placing [sc-ch-sc] in the ch-sp from the previous round.  

If you make a blanket, please tag me on social media or share a photo with me in the comments.  I love seeing my designs come to life!


Email: grandmaduckdesigns@gmail.com
Pinterest: Grandma Duck Designs
Raverly: Grandma Duck Designs
Instagram: Grandma Duck Designs
Facebook: Grandma Duck Designs



Happy Crafting
🧡 Grandma Duck 🧡

Don't miss any upcoming free patterns!
Subscribe to Grandma Duck Designs by Email

This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed, or edited in any way.
Copyright 2020, Grandma Duck Designs

Friday, July 31, 2020

Fall Harvest Crochet-A-Long

Fall is my favorite season - cooler weather, bonfires, sweatshirts and beautiful fall colors.  This CAL is focused on fall & harvest items.  If you have a suggestion of what you would like to see included, please leave a comment.  I will be releasing 1-2 blocks per week starting August 1st.  I plan to make 20-24 blocks in total. 

These graphghan blocks are 60x60 written for single crochet.  Each PDF includes both a full-color graph and row-by-row instructions.  Bookmark this post or subscribe to my blog so you don't miss any of the blocks.




August 19: Fall Tree & Fall Acorn







August 1: Pumpkin & Scarecrow

  



You can find my other free graphghan blocks and sets of blocks here: Grandma Duck Designs Graphghan Designs.

If you download any blocks, please consider leaving me a comment.  I would love to hear from you!  If you want to connect with me, you can email me at grandmaduckdesigns@gmail.com.


Happy Crafting
🧡 Grandma Duck 🧡

Don't miss any fun free patterns! 
Subscribe to Grandma Duck Designs by Email



Email: grandmaduckdesigns@gmail.com

The patterns are for personal use only. They cannot be sold, redistributed, or edited in any way.
Copyright 2020, Grandma Duck Designs

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Number Blocks







  
Once I finished the Alphabet Blocks, I knew I needed to design a set of numbers to go along with them.  There are so many project ideas using the combination of letters and numbers!  Baby blankets, toddler blankets, banners, buntings, or play mats.  I would love to hear what ideas you have!  Please share in the comments.  

Each block is 24x24.  Click on the name above each block to download the patterns.  The patterns include row by row instructions and full-color graphs.   Please be sure to check out the many other free graphgans on my blog and other free patterns! 

Pin this pattern set on Pinterest 
Save this pattern set in your Raverly Queue 


One                                                     Two
  

Three                                                    Four
  

Five                                                     Six
  

Seven                                                   Eight
  

Nine                                                    Zero
  



Email: grandmaduckdesigns@gmail.com 


Happy Crafting
🧡 Grandma Duck 🧡

Don't miss any upcoming free patterns!
Subscribe to Grandma Duck Designs by Email



Saturday, July 25, 2020

Alphabet Blocks



  
I had so much fun designing this set of alphabet blocks!  I love nostalgic toys. 

My original thought was that they would make darling baby or toddler washcloths, but there are so many other things you could do with these designs.  They could be made into a blanket, a play mat, or for teaching letters & colors.  I will also be making the set of numbers from zero to nine in the next few weeks.  

Each block is 24x24.  Click on the name above each block to download the patterns.  The patterns include row by row instructions and full-color graphs.   Please be sure to check out the many other free graphgans on my blog and other free patterns! 

Pin this pattern set on Pinterest
Save this pattern set in your Ravelry Queue 

Note - the letter P had an error in it.  The revised block is linked below.

Updated to add: 
Link to the coordinating Number Blocks


Letter A                                            Letter B
  

Letter C                                             Letter D
  

Letter E                                          Letter F
  

Letter G                                           Letter H
  

Letter I                                            Letter J
  

Letter K                                          Letter L
  

Letter M                                         Letter N
  

Letter O                                           Letter P
  

Letter Q                                          Letter R
  

Letter S                                          Letter T
  

Letter U                                           Letter V
  

Letter W                                         Letter X
  

Letter Y                                        Letter Z
  



Email: grandmaduckdesigns@gmail.com 


Happy Crafting
🧡 Grandma Duck 🧡

Don't miss any upcoming free patterns!
Subscribe to Grandma Duck Designs by Email