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Monday, July 9, 2018

Vintage Nursery Blanket

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern




Someone gifted me some of their yarn stash. Some of it was 15 skeins of this vintage Patons yarn. It is a soft baby sport yarn that was begging to be a blanket. I wanted to design a blanket that could be easily broken into to parts to work on separately. In other words I wanted squares, that I could work on on the go and then add them all together when I was done. I also wanted the pattern to have a vintage feel to it to complement the yarn.


Obviously this yarn is no longer available, but you can substitute any baby sport yarn. Or If you want bigger squares you could pick out a worsted weight yarn. Each square took 1 ounce of yarn, so for a 12 square blanket you will need about 13 ounces, when you include the border.




Yarn: Patons Beehive Astra: 100 % acrylic baby sport weight, 1 oz, 13 skeins

Hook: 00/ 3.5 mm steel hook

Notions: Yarn Needle (to weave in your ends), and sew your squares together

Size: each square is 12 inches

Gauge: 8 tks and 8 rows equals 2 inches.

Stitches used and Special Stitches:

ch, sc, sc2tog, dc, and TKS

sc2tog: Insert hook into stitch, yo and pull through stitch, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull through stitch, yo and pull through all the loops on the hook.

TKS: (Forward pass)working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars below the horizontal bars in the st below, yo, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook.
(Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.

Notes:
This blanket is worked in both Tunisian Crochet and regular crochet.

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 me through e-mail.

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Instructions

Starting Square


Row 1: Ch 8, insert your hook into each ch st, and pull up a loop. (8 loops on your hook)
(return pass): yo pull through 1 loop, {yo, pull through 2 loops} Repeat {to} until there is one loop left on the hook.

Row 2-8: (forward pass) TKS in the next 7 st (for a total of 8 loops on the hook)
(return pass) yo, pull through 1 loop, {yo and pull through 2 loops} repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook. At the end of row 8 do not finish off. We will now work in the round.

Round 9: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the starting st, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc2tog in the next 2 sts, ch 3, sk 2 sts, {(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the next corner st, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc2tog in the next 2 sts, ch 3, sk 2 sts} repeat {to} 2 more times, sl st into beg. dc.

Round 10: Sl st into the next dc and ch sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, {(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3}, repeat {to} 2 more times, sl st into beg. dc.

Finish off.



Joining squares 2 and 3

Follow the instructions for first square for the rows 1- 8 and round 9

Round 10: Sl st into the next dc and ch sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, sl st into ch 3 corner of first square, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 1, sl st into the middle ch 3 of first square, ch 1, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, sl st into the next ch 3 corner of first square, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp,  {ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3},(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp repeat {to} sl st into beg. dc. 

Joining square 4

Follow the instructions for first square for the rows 1- 8 and round 9

Round 10: Sl st into the next dc and ch sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, {(2 dc, ch 1, sl st into ch 3 corner of first square, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 1, sl st into the middle ch 3 of first square, ch 1, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3}repeat {to}1 time, (2 dc, ch 1, sl st into the next ch 3 corner of first square, ch 1, 2 dc) in the ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk the 2 dc, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sl st into beg. dc.

do not finish off

border around the attached squares


Row 1: Ch 1, sc in the next 2 dc, {3 sc in the ch 3 corner sp, sc in the next 2 dc, (3 sc in the next ch 3 sc) repeat (to) 2 times, sc in the next 2 dc, 1 sc in ch sp, 2 dc in the next 2 dc, (3 sc in the next ch 3 sc) repeat (to) 2 times, sc in the next 2 dc} repeat {to} 3 times, sl st into beg. st.

From here we will go back to working in Tunisian crochet.

 Row 1: (forward pass) ch 4, TKS in the next 3 sts, insert your needle in the the same stitch as your starting ch, yo and pull loop through the yarn, (5 loops on your hook)
(return pass) {yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook} repeat {to} until there is 1 loop left on the hook.

Row 2- 4: (forward pass) tKS in the next 3 sts, insert your needle in the next sc, yo and pull loop through the yarn
(Return pass) {yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook} rpeat {to} until there is 1 loop left on the hook.

Mitered Corner: 

Row 1: (forward pass) TKS in the next 3 sts,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Row 2: (forward pass) TKS in the next 2 sts,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Rows 3- 5: (forward pass) TKS in the next st,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook

Row 6: (forward pass) TKS in the next st, TKS in the missed stitch of row 2,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Row 7: (forward pass) TKS in the next  2 st, TKS in the missed stitch of row 1,
(return pass), yo and pull through 1 loop on your hook, {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Row 8: (forward pass) TKS in the next 3 sts, insert hook into same stitch as the last stitch before the start of the mitered corner
(return pass), {Yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook}repeat {to} until there is 1 loop on the hook.

Repeat Rows 2-4 of the border stitch for 32 rows or until the next corner st.

At next corner stitch follow the directions of the mitered corner.

Keep repeating until the border is all the way around the square. Finish off with a long tail. Wip stitch the 1st row and the last row together with the long tail.

Assembling the squares


When all the squares are made, seam the squares together with your preferred method.
Sc around the seamed squares for 2 rounds. 
Finish off
Weave in your ends

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Puddles of Love Baby Blanket

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern



I love how this blanket turned out. The texture is just wonderful. Tunisian crochet is typically thicker than any other stitch technique, so this blanket is extra squishy. It's the perfect kind of blanket that I love to put on the floor to let baby roll around on and play. I also really love the pop of color edging. You can start the blanket early and then when you know what the baby will be you can add your color of choice for the edging.


I used one ball of caron yarn one pound. I used every inch of it, so you might want to grab two just to be on the safe side. Your tension might be different than mine so your yardage might change. I like to keep a really loose tension when I am working with Tunisian Crochet. I think it helps keep it from curling so much, and it helps my hand not hurt so much when working with the longer hook. I would also recommend using a Tunisian hook that has a cord attachment. because this blanket gets pretty heavy and the cord makes it so you don't have to hold it all up.


This is a free pattern. If you choose to purchase an ads free printer friendly version, you will get everything you see in the blog post plus a chart to help you follow along. This pattern is easy to adapt to a different size, but the yardage will change. The pattern is a repeated pattern f 10 +1.

I have made a matching infant hat to go along with this blanket pattern. Go check it out Here!   


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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: worsted yarn 2 colors 1 skein of the main color and scraps of the second color. Model used Caron One pound color soft grey 212 yards, 16 oz, and Loops and Threads Impeccable color gold 100 yrds 2.5 oz
Hook: 6mm Tunisian hook (I used the addi click hook with the 40 inch extension cord)
Notions: tapestry needle
Size: 30 by 36 inches
Gauge: 15 sts 13 rows equals 4 inches
Special Stitches:
  • TPS (Tunisian Purl stitch): (forward pass) Place yarn in front of your work, insert your hook into the left vertical bar of the st below, yo and pull your yarn through. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TKS (Tunisian Knit stitch): (Forward pass)working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars below the horizontal bars in the st below, yo, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook.(Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • M1L (make one left):  (forward pass)with yarn behind your work, insert the hook between the stich just made and the vertical bar of the next stitch (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TKS2tog (Tunisian Knit Stitch 2 togeter): (forward pass) working with the yarn behind your work insert the hook through the left vertical bars of the 2 stitches below, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TKS3tog (Tunisian Knit stitch 3 together): (forward pass) working with the yarn behind your work insert the hook through the left vertical bars of the 3 stitches below, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • reverse single crochet: working left to right instead of right to left, insert your hook into the st to your right, yo, and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops

Notes:

  • border refers to the first and last 10 stitches of each row. Even rows it is {TKS, TPS} odd rows it is {TPS, TKS} 
  • Keep your tension loose throughout the whole blanket. 

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 Instruction

Row 1: (forward pass) Ch 121,  insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 121 loops on the hook,
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 2: (forward pass) {TKS, TPS} repeat {to} to the second to last st, TKS in the last st.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 3: (forward pass) {TPS, TKS} repeat {to} to the second to last st, TKS in the last st.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Rows 4-7: repeat rows 2 and 3

Row 8 -10: (forward pass): border (see notes), TKS 4 times, TPS, TKS, TPS, {TKS 7 times, TPS, TKS, TPS}, Repeat {to} 8 times, TKS 4 times, border.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 11: (forward pass): border,  TKS 2 times, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TKS, M1L, TPS, {TKS2tog, TKS 3 times, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TKS, M1L, TPS} Repeat {to} 8 times, TKS2tog, TKS 2 times, border.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 12: (forward pass): border, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS, TPS, M1L, TPS, {TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS, TPS, M1L, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times, TKS2tog, TKS, border.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 13: (forward pass): border, TKS2tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS 3 times, TPS, M1L, TPS, {TKS3tog, TPS, M1L, TPS, TKS 3 times, TPS, M1L, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times, TKS2tog, border
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 14 and 15: (forward pass): border, {TKS, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS 3 times, TPS, TKS, TPS}, repeat {to} 9 times, TKS, border.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 16: (forward pass): border, TKS, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, {M1L, TKS, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS, TKS, TPS, TKS2tog, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times, M1L, TKS, border
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 17: (forward pass): border, TKS 2 times, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS, {M1L, TKS 3 times, M1L, TPS, TKS2tog, TKS, TKS2tog, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times, M1L, TKS 2 times, border.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 18: (forward pass): border, TKS 3 times, M1L, TPS, TKS3tog, TPS, {M1L, TKS 5 times, M1L, TPS, TKS3tog, TPS} repeat {to} 8 times M1L, TKS 3 times, border.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 19-20:(forward pass): border, TKS 4 times, TPS, TKS, TPS, {TKS 7 times, TPS, TKS, TPS}, Repeat {to} 8 times, TKS 4 times, border
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Continue repeating rows 8 through 21 until you are 2 inches from your desired length.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for 7 rows to finish off the border. 

Finish off 

Edging


Round 1: Round attach color b, at any corner and make 2 hdc in the corner stitch, hdc in each st around and 2 hdc in each corner st, sl st into first st.

Row 2: ch 1, reverse sc in each stitch around, sl st in first st. 

Finish off. 
weave in your ends.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Top 10 Crochet Baby Patterns


Reader's Favorite Free Crochet Patterns For Babies



Welcome to Designs by Diligence. If this is your first time here, I hope you enjoy the patterns and have a good look around. For others welcome back. This is a post that has been long awaited. Some of these patterns are back from 2012. I have been doing a lot of updating this year and all the patterns have been newly updated and reviewed. Just click on the picture or link that you like to find the free patterns. 

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http://designsbydiligence.blogspot.com/2017/08/minnesota-layette-set.html
Minnesota layette Set
  • blanket
  • hat
  • sweater
This is a great beginner blanket for those that are wanting to add more color and learn some new stitches. After the blanket try the hat and the sweater. The sweater is easier than you think with it's easy construction and design.

http://designsbydiligence.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-love-patch-crochet-pattern.html
The Love Patch
This patch can be added to any hat, garment or bag, and it does not even need to be for a baby. This is a quick project that adds a lot of pizzazz to your finished project.


http://designsbydiligence.blogspot.com/2016/02/tulips-aplenty-dress.html
Tulips Aplenty Dress
This is a sweet little dress that comes in 3 size options. The yarn used is Simply Soft and and it is so comfortable and easy to adjust to fit your little one.


http://designsbydiligence.blogspot.com/2014/04/bullion-butterfly-beanie.html
Bullion Butterfly beanie
This is another great beginner pattern. It is a basic beanie with a statement of bullion stitches at the end. Follow the picture tutorial for the bullion butterfly. 


http://designsbydiligence.blogspot.com/2014/03/infant-hat-in-simple-cables.html
Infant Hat in Simple Cables 
This is the most loved pattern that I have on Ravelry. This is my go to pattern for baby shower gifts. I can't tell you how many complements I have gotten for this hat. Mom's tell me that it is the perfect fit for their newborn. 




http://designsbydiligence.blogspot.com/2014/02/peek-boo-striped-blanket.html
Peek a boo striped blanket 
This is one of my favorite patterns. pick two solid colors and one omber color and then watch the magic happen as the texture of this blanket come alive.





http://designsbydiligence.blogspot.com/2013/05/primrose-newborn-hat.html
Primrose Newborn Hat
This is a sweet little fairy pattern, that has an added layer of warmth to it because of the back post stitches.



http://designsbydiligence.blogspot.com/2012/09/curling-baby-set.html

Curling Baby Set
  • hat
  • diaper cover
  • booties
This is the most looked at pattern on the blog. The cabled stitches really make this set stand out. Try two colors like the picture or keep it all one color the choice is yours.

What Pattern will you try. Tell me in the comments! Do you have any go to baby patterns that you love? Let us know.