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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