Month: June 2014

Hexagon Continuous JAYG

Hexagon CJAYG PART ONE: Which hexagon pattern can I use for this join? I am using the Tillie Tulip Blog Daisy in this tutorial, but you can choose any pattern you’d like! There are many circle-to-hexagon patterns, as well as plain hexies. You’ll want to keep in mind that with this method, you have to imagine that the “final round” of each hexagon will be the same color. I recommend that you learn the basics of the CJAYG for squares. To clarify, here are some patterns that can be worked with this method. And here are some equally beautiful patterns for which this method cannot be used. The Tillie Tulip Daisy pattern is originally a granny square, and I have used it a couple of times before. What a beautiful square it is! But this time, I have fashioned it into a small hexagon. If you’d like to follow along, go ahead and make up some daisies! I’ll wait 🙂 Hint for making flowers with a center like this one: If you’d like all of …

Trampoline Block

Good morning! I am in the perfect crochet situation right now – riding in the passenger seat on a road trip to SeaWorld San Antonio. In my travel, I decided to bring only prototype work and no custom queue pieces. Scary for me! But I wanted to take a true creative vacation and flesh out some fresh ideas. Please note: Since this pattern is a mobile endeavor, it will be bare bones for right now! I’ll come back and edit with more pics, links, and a view of multiple squares to see the joining method. Here is the Trampoline Block pattern born from my desire to have a solid granny without corner holes, and a “detached” feeling border to frame that pretty variegated yarn. Pattern Notes Variegated yarn: Ice Yarn “Dancing Baby” available online at YarnParadise.com Solid yarn: Bernat Yarn – the big one pounder whose name is escaping me at the moment… I’ll link when I’m back home 😉 These are both DK weight, so I’m using an I (5.5mm) hook. General directions: Make …

Kitty Hexagon Blanket: Free Pattern

Follow this pattern to make a Hello Kitty silhouette hexagon to mix in with your Geometric Lace pattern hexes. (What a creative and fresh way to use this pattern!) Since this is a hexagon adaptation of the Hello Kitty Granny Square Chart, you will need to reference that pattern online. You can search “Hello Kitty Crochet Chart” online, and find the chart on several blogs, or for quick reference, I have saved it below.. Here is my cat face 🙂  For the hexagon addition to work, you need to be sure you have 4 “forehead” stitches, and 6 stitches total for each ear – 3 “up the ear” and 3 “across the ear.” Locate the stitch to the right of the four “forehead” stitches. My hook is through that stitch in the photo below. Attach yarn and (SC, Chain 2, Treble, Chain 1, DC) all in that stitch. DC in 4 “forehead” stitches, and all in next stitch: (DC, Chain 1, 2Treble) – cut yarn and finish off. Attach yarn in the chain 1 space …

Rose Granny Square: Free Pattern

This pattern is an adaptation of my tutorial on the beautiful Babouska Rose blanket. It features the gorgeous 3D roses with leaves plus a granny square frame and 3-chain flat braid join. Before you begin, have all of your roses with leaves ready. Go ahead, I’ll wait! 🙂 Start by attaching your background yarn in a chain space corner with your square oriented as in the photo below. Work (SC, Chain 4, 3DC) all in corner. 4DC in next chain space, DC in SC, 4DC in next chain space, (3DC, Chain 3, 3DC) in corner, 3DC in all 3 chain spaces across to corner, make corner. Continue in this manner around as illustrated in the following photos. You will end up with 15 DC per side (this includes corner DCs). Join with a slip stitch to the first chain of the round (above the beginning SC). SC in corner space, Chain 4, 3DC, create your 3DC granny-style clusters in between every set of 3 DC on each side. On the side with the irregular DC groups, …