Year: 2014

Lacy Peaks Edging: Free Pattern

Lacy Peaks Edging Tutorial This is a fabulous (and easy!) 5-round border option to work on my “Candy Puffs Blanket” pattern as pictured in the photos. Make Picot: Chain 2, SC in side bar of the previous HDC  just made. Foundation Rnd: On Rnd 1 (the next round), you will be working groups of 3DC all around, so your Foundation Rnd needs to set that up. In most cases, you can go ahead and work an SC or DC Foundation round, with 3SC or (3DC, Ch-2, 3DC) in the corners. On my blanket, I have a raw edge with puffs, chain loops, sideways DC stitches, and the lot (hopefully you can somewhat see this in the photos), so my raw edge here was not suitable for an SC or DC Foundation round. I chose instead to work (SC, Ch-3) repeat around, with the plan of making my Rnd 1 3DC groups in each Ch-3 loop. Rnd 1: If you have started with an SC or DC round, then work evenly spaced (3DC in next St, Skip 2 St) repeats …

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Lace Flower Hexagon: Half Motif

I’ve been playing with my Knit Picks Chroma Yarn* – Fingering weight – and this lacy flower hexagon chart that I found online. After showing some photos of this heavenly blanket on Instagram and Facebook, I received some questions regarding the half-hexagon. I made it up, but here is the written pattern! Lacy Flower Hexagon: Half Motif Row 1: Chain 3 and join to make a ring. All in Ring, (SC, Chain 1) counts as first DC here and throughout, (Chain 1, DC) 7 times. 8 DC total. Turn work Row 2: (SC, Chain 1) in first stitch, Skip chain space here and throughout. 2 DC in next stitch, (Chain 2, 2 DC in next 2 stitches) 2 times, Chain 2, 2 DC in next stitch, DC in final stitch (which will be the top of your beginning DC). 14 DC and 3 Chain-2 spaces total. Turn work Row 3: (SC, Chain 1) in first stitch, DC, 2 DC, (Chain 2, 2 DC, DC in next 2 stitches, 2 DC) 2 times, Chain 2, 2 DC, …

Playful Lace Scallop Edging

Your blankie is sure to be a hit with this super cute edging! Foundation: Your first round will be a chain loop round. So if your final blanket round is an SC round, then (SC, skip 1 stitch, chain 2) repeat around – in all 4 corners, work (SC, chain 2, SC). If your final round is chain loops, just make sure you can work (SC, chain 2) loops around, putting (SC, chain 2, SC) in the 4 corners. It will help if between corner chain loops, you have a number of chain that is a multiple of 6 + 5. Example: 35 chain loops between corners. Playful Scallop Edging Count 2 chain loops before any corner and join yarn. SC in same chain loop, treble crochet (TR) in corner chain loop, (chain 3, SC in top of TR) – Picot made – (TR, Picot) 6 more times, TR, skip 1 chain loop, SC in next chain loop. 7-Picot Scallop Corner made. In next chain loop: 3 DC, Picot, 3 DC, SC in next chain …

Heart Mandala: Octagon to Square

  This Heart Mandala is absolutely addictive and completely, divinely beautiful! I’m in love with it 🙂 Check out the related links at the end of this post. Try this fun pattern in a built tough, but super soft DK weight yarn like: Scheepjes Colour Crafter Knitpicks Brava Sport Stylecraft Special DK  Square Off Heart Mandala Special Stitches (American terms) DC Cluster:  In the same stitch, work 2 DC stitches up to the final step, leaving behind a loop each time. YO and draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook. TR Cluster: In the same stitch, work 3 TR stitches up to the final step, leaving behind a loop each time. YO and draw yarn through all 4 loops on hook. DTR stitch: Wrap yarn around hook 3 times. YO and pull through 2 loops on hook until all loops are used (4 times total). 2DCdec: Make a DC cluster, but instead of working both “legs” in the same stitch, work them in the two stitches indicated. 2SCdec: Decrease the 2 indicated stitches together by working (insert hook …

What’s New in Town?

I love the crochet community in my little area of the Internet. Get to know some of my neighbors!   See the latest projects that folks are making from some of my most popular patterns: Geometric Lace || Gumball || Chevron2.0 Visit my collaborative post “Free Alternatives to My Paid Patterns” for some great ideas, or to share a link Head to ScrappyBlanket.com to meet some awesome folks who are crocheting along with me and my pals Join in the discussion by posting a comment, heading to Instagram, or jumping over to Facebook

Zipper Stripe Blanket

The Zipper Stripe Blanket came about when I wanted to make a unisex design – it’s kind of like a Granny Stripe, but I didn’t want to use the word “Granny” 🙂 To make the blanket, I like to use the yarn held double, but it isn’t necessary. Pattern (US Terms): Foundation Chain: Start off by chaining an even number of stitches plus 3 (for turning) I make my chain a tad smaller than what I want my final measurement to be because this blanket has a tendency to expand on row 2. Row 1: DC in the 3rd chain from hook and in all chains across. You should have an odd number of stitches. Chain 2 and turn work. I also recommend an alternate method: Turn work without chaining up, work SC in first DC and chain 1. This is what I do. Row 2 (Pattern row): Work DC *between* the first and second DC of the row below. Skip 2 DC, and 2DC between the DC of the row below. Repeat across blanket until you reach the final …