Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Camden Blanket

A  Free Beginner Friendly Crochet Pattern





I love making baby things in the spring. Maybe it has something to do with new life springing up everywhere in nature, I just have to be a part of it too somehow. Last month my church had a baby shower for the City Union Mission. 

It was not a typical baby shower. For one we had no idea who the baby was, and there was no expectant mother there to greet us. The City Union Mission had a need for more baby items, so we answered the call in a small way. On Doughnut Sunday we gathered together all the baby things we collected throughout the month and we got to gush over all the little things that fit babies. When everyone one finished Oooo and awing one of the ladies took all the things up to where they needed to go. This blanket was my contribution to the baby items.  

This pattern is a really easy pattern that is great to do while watching a show, or you just need something easy for a change. It was so easy I was surprised that I couldn't find any other patterns like it on Ravelry. Because of that I have typed up the pattern to share with you. 


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Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby 100% acrylic, 4.25 oz./ 120 g., 310 yrds/ 283 m, 4 balls needed (3 marls, 1 solid)

Hook: 4.00 mm, US G/6

Notions: tapestry needle

Size: 40 by 40 inches Gauge: 16 sts X 19 = 4 inches

Stitches Used: Single crochet (sc), Chain (ch), Slip Stitch (sl st), Skip Stitch (sk st), Single crochet 2 stitches together (sc2tog), Single crochet 3 stitches together (sc3tog)

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked on a diagonal so the first half looks like a triangle and then the second half is closing the triangle into a square. 

Copyright: Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.




Pattern Instructions

Increasing Rows

Row 1: Ch 2, make 3 sc in the second ch from the hook. (3 sc made)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 sc in the last st. (4 sc made, 1 ch made)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in the first st, {ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in the next ch}, Repeat {to} to the last 2 stitches, ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 sc in the last st. (2 stitch increase every row) 

Keep repeating row 3 until the triangle is 36 inches or until you have reached your desired width. 

Decreasing Rows

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc2tog in the next st and ch, {ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in the next ch}, repeat {to} to the last 4 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc2tog in the next ch and sc, sc in the last st. (2 decreases in each row)

Keep repeating row 1 until there are only 5 sts left

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc3tog in the next 3 sts, sc in the last st

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc3tog in the last 3 sts. 

Finish off 

Edging

Row 1: Attaching the yarn at any corner, ch 1, {(sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner st, sc in each st to the next corner} repeat {to} until the last corner, sl st into the first st.

Row 2: Sl st into the corner ch st, {(sc, ch 1, sc) in the same corner st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in the next st} repeat {to} to the last corner, sl st into the first st. 

Continue repeating row 2 until you have your desired width of edging. 

Last row: Ch 1, reverse sc in each st, sl st in first st.

Finish off.


Weave in your ends.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Tunisian Crochet Patterns

All the Tunisian crochet patterns found on Designs by Diligence


I've been wanting to put together all the the Tunisian patterns in one place to make them all easier to find. That page is finally here. I will add patterns to here as they come. So far there are over 10 patterns for the list. Come and look through them all and have fun browsing. I have them categorized as oldest to newest.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Winter Thaw Hat

 A Free Knitting Pattern


I think you saw the hints that there would be a hat to match the Winter Thaw Shawl. It is finally here. Earlier this month I had some health concerns and it slowed me down a little, but it's time to get back on a schedule.

Just like the shawl the hat is made with two sock yarns held together. It gives the hat great definition and texture. It also makes it pretty comfortable. Its one of those hats that I could put on and forget I had it on. The pattern repeats are pretty easy especially if you have already made the dishcloth and shawl That pattern is slightly different since it is worked in the round, but the only difference is that instead of working a purl row you are working a knit round.

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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Patons Kroy Sock yarn 2 strands held together. 75% washable wool 25% nylon, 50g/ 152 m. 2 skeins color blue/brown 170-200 grams needed.
Needles: 6 mm needles
Notions: tapestry needle
Size: 21 inch circumference fits most adults
Gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows = 4 inches k st as the gauge
Stitches Used:
  • K: knit
  • P:purl
  • Yo: yarn over
  • Spike stitch: insert your right needle into the stitch 3 rows below the row you are working, yo, and pull the needle back through the stitch (this counts as a knit stitch)
  • K2tog: knit 2 stitches together
  • Sskp: Slip 2 stitches to the right needle one at a time, k the next st, slip the slipped stitches over the knit stitch just made. 
Copyright:

Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.


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Pattern Instructions

Cast on 84 sts onto circular needles using the long tail cast on. Complete the circle by putting your first st into the first cast on st.

Optional: Place a stitch marker on first st to keep track and move it with each new round.

Round 1-4: k2, p2,
Round 5-8: k3, p1,
Round 9-12: k
Round 13: (k2, spike st, k2tog) repeat around
Round 14: k
Round 15: (k, yo, ssk2p, yo) repeat around
Round 16: k
Round 17: (spike st, k2tog, k2) repeat around
Round 18: k
Round 19: (ssk2p, yo, k, yo)

Repeat rows 11-17 until you reach a length of 7 ½ inches

Crown Decrease

Round 1: k
Round 2: (k5, ssk2p, k4) repeat around
Round 3: k
Round 4: (k1, ssk2p, k6) repeat around
Round 5: k
Round 6: (k3, ssk2p, k2) repeat around
Round 7: k
Round 8: (k, ssk2p, k2) repeat around
Round 9: k
Round 10: (k, ssk2p) repeat around
Round 11: k
Round 12: (k2tog) repeat around

Finish off with pulling the long tail through the remaining stitches on the needle. Pull tight and knot. Weave in your ends.



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