Thursday, March 19, 2020

Heart Dishcloth




This is my first corner to corner design!  I wanted to try something simple in C2C.  The graph is 17x17 so the dishcloth should finish about 8 1/2 inches square depending on your yarn, hook and tension. I might have a dishcloth obsession, but I am not admitting to anything.  Haha!


Supplies:
Cotton yarn
Hook - use the size recommended for your yarn
Yarn needle for weaving in the ends


Pattern: Heart Dishcloth for Mini C2C
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If you love dishcloth patterns as much as I do, you can view my other dishcloth and washcloth patterns here.  You can find many other free graphghan designs here: Grandma Duck Designs Free Graphghans & Graphghan blocks.

If you download this pattern, please consider leaving me a comment. I appreciate the feedback!  If you have a suggestion for an item you'd like to see, drop me a comment or email.  I would love to hear from you!


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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Dishcloth Graphs - 3 Free!



Dishcloths!  Designing a set of graphghan dishcloth patterns has been on my to-do list for quite a while.  These three are just some random ideas that I had.  I should have created the patterns around a theme, but, hopefully you will find a pattern or two that you like.  I have some other ideas for graphed dishcloths in the works, including some quilt block dishcloths!

Coffee Cup Pattern
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Flower Pattern
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Tulip Pattern
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(Ravelry links coming soon!)

If you love dishcloth patterns as much as I do, you can view my other dishcloth and washcloth patterns here.  You can find many other free graphghan designs here: Grandma Duck Designs Free Graphghans & Graphghan blocks.

If you download a dishcloth pattern, please consider leaving me a comment. I appreciate the feedback!  If you have a suggestion for an item you'd like to see, drop me a comment or email.  I would love to hear from you!  If you want to connect with me, you can email me at grandmaduckdesigns@gmail.com.


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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Bubbles the Elephant


Bubbles the Elephant 200x200 stitches


This adorable elephant blanket is perfect for any nursery.  It is designed as a baby or toddler blanket.
The 30-page pdf pattern contains both a graph and row by row instructions.  You can find many other free graphghan designs here: Grandma Duck Designs Free Graphghans & Graphghan blocks.

Pattern: Bubbles the Elephant
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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Double Lemon Peel Dishcloth


My go-to stitch over the past few years has been the Lemon Peel stitch.  I've used it in dishcloths, hats, scarves, and blankets.  I figured out how to do Lemon Peel in the round.  I have combined it with other stitches.

Nearly 2 years ago, I made myself a note to try the lemon peel stitch with 2 single crochet followed by 2 double crochet to see if I liked it as much as the original stitch.  Good news!  It's lovely!!  As with nearly all my experiments, I started with a dishcloth.  At the right, you can see my first attempt.  Isn't it pretty?

If you haven't tried the Lemon Peel stitch, you should today!  Here are a few of my favorite patterns that use it: Popsicle Pom-Pom Hat, Biscotti Stripes Dishcloth, Northern Lights Winter Scarf, Tub Time Trio Baby Washcloths, Lumpy Lemonade Dishcloth, and Lemon Peel Dishcloth.


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Close up view of the stitches

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Supplies:
Cotton yarn
Size H
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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


Notes:
  • The turning chain does not count as a stitch.
  • Gauge is not important.
  • The single crochet stitches are above the double crochet stitches and the double crochet stitches are placed above the single crochet stitches.
  • To change the size, use a starting chain of a multiple of 4 +1.


Instructions:

ch 29

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hk, sc in next st, dc in each of the next two sts {sc, sc, dc, dc} repeat across ending with dc, ch 1, turn (28 stitches)

Row 2: sc in 1st st, sc in next, dc in next, dc in next {sc, sc, dc, dc} repeat across ending with dc, ch 1, turn (28 stitches)

Repeat row 2 until square or desired size.

Optional border:
ch 1, turn, sc across, in corner sc-ch-sc, sc down the side evenly placing stitches, repeat corners and sc along the remaining two sides, ch and sl-st join to first sc.

With border
Close-up of border
  

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Ferris Wheel Dishcloth



It has been a few weeks since I last published anything.  I have been so busy designing, testing, and crafting!  Right now I have two more dishcloths, a blanket, and fingerless gloves patterns all nearly ready to share plus several other designs in progress.  I can't wait to share what I've been making!

I'd like to thank my friend Jada and cousin Jen for testing this pattern and thanks also to Jada for suggesting the name.  It does look very much like a Ferris Wheel!

If you enjoy round dishcloths, be sure to check out the Fairy Rings Dishcloth and the Dreaming of Spring free patterns.

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Supplies:
Cotton yarn
Size H or I hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sl-st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
blo = back loop only
st = stitch
sts = stitches

Notes:
-Chain stitches do not count as a stitch.
-I use an H with I Love This Cotton and Premier Home and an I hook with Peaches & Creme.
-Gauge is not important.

Instructions:

Ch 4, sl-st to join or use the magic circle

Round 1: ch 2, 12 dc into ring, sl-st to join (12 stitches)

Round 2: [Every other is blo] ch 2, 2dc into first st, 2dc blo into next st,{2 dc into next st through both loops, 2dc blo into next st} sl-st to first dc to join (24 stitches)

Round 3: [Every other is blo] ch 2,  2dc into first st, 1dc blo into next st,{2 dc into next st through both loops, 1dc blo into next st} sl-st to first dc to join (36 stitches)

Round 4:  [All stitches blo] ch 1, 2hdc blo into first st, 1 hdc blo into next 2 sts {2hdc blo in next st, 1 hdc blo into next 2 sts} sl-st to first hdc to join (48 stitches)

Round 5:  [All stitches blo] ch 1, 2hdc blo into first st, 1 hdc blo into next 3 sts {2hdc blo in next st, 1 hdc blo into next 3 sts} sl-st to first hdc to join (60 stitches)

Round 6: [every other is blo] ch 2, {2 dc into first st, 1 dc blo in next, 1 dc in next, 1 dc blo in next, 1 dc in next, 2dc blo, 1 dc, 1 dc blo, 1 dc, 1 dc blo} sl-st to first dc to join (72 stitches)

Round 7:  [All stitches blo] ch 1, 2hdc blo into first st, 1 hdc blo into next 5 stitches {2hdc blo in next st, 1 hdc blo into next 5 sts} sl-st to first hdc to join (84 stitches)

Round 8 - decorative edge: ch 3, skip 1 st, sl-st in next {ch 3, sk 1 st, sl-st in next} repeat around.


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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Christmas & Winter Graphghan Blocks



This is one of the many projects I've been working on over the past few months: a set of 30 Christmas and Winter 60x60 blocks plus a Merry Christmas banner.  Links to each of the blocks can be found in the presentation below.  I'm in love with the Polar Bear drinking a cup of cocoa!  Whatever your style, you are sure to find a few blocks that you love too.

You can find many other free graphghan designs here: Grandma Duck Designs Free Graphghans & Graphghan blocks.  I have several other block collections: Flower Garden, Baby Animals: Jungle, Baby Animals: Forest, and Baby Animals: Farm.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Crochet Life Free Graphghan




Are you looking for a fun pattern?  This would be perfect as a pillow for yourself or your favorite crocheter.   You can find many other free graphghan designs here: Grandma Duck Designs Free Graphghans & Graphghan blocks.

Supplies:
Three colors of yarn, weight 4
Crochet hook size I
Scissors
Yarn Needle

Pattern: Crochet Life
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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Year in Review: 2019


Happy 2020!

Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog, left comments or sent messages.   It has been a fantastic first year of blogging for Grandma Duck Designs!  I'm busy making plans for 2020 and have some fun projects in the works including two scarves, one blanket, one hat, and several dishcloths.   If you have any suggestions for designs, please let me know.

I published 73 blog posts, including twenty-six original designs and twenty-one graphghan designs.  The top twelve most clicked posts are linked below.  Which one was your favorite?

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Northern Lights Winter Scarf

Popsicle Pom-Pom Hat

Dreaming of Spring Dishcloth

Mesh Dishcloth

Biscotti Stripes Dishcloth

Baby Animals - Graphghan Blocks

Herringbone Facial Rounds

Easy Knitted Baby Blanket (Grandmother's Favorite)

Suzette Stitch Dishcloth

Sedge Stripe Dishcloth

Minnehaha Mesh Scarf

Tub-Time Trio, Set 2 Baby Washcloths (Includes 3 Designs)

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