All posts tagged: Blocks

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Perfect Granny Square

*I wrote this pattern in 2013, but I’ve relocated it here in order to further organize my free pattern library – Thank you!* Here is a quick tutorial for the Perfect Granny Square! 🙂 **Note: Find this and other patterns by looking under the “Free Patterns” tab in the menu in my website header. (Or under the tag “Free Patterns“)** (US Terminology, Worsted weight yarn, size K/6.5mm hook) I have featured this tutorial on Facebook, but I have decided to give it a permanent home, here on my website. I have found that I’m not the only one who does this method, but maybe you’ll learn something new! Okay, I like to start with an adjustable ring (“Magic Ring”) – see it at Crochet Cabana (.com) tutorial. You can also chain 4 and join to make a ring. Round 1: All in ring, SC, chain 2, (3DC, chain 1) 3 times, 2DC, join with a slip stitch in the chain directly above the beginning SC. Round 2: Slip stitch in same chain space, FLIP WORK …

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African Flower Half-Hexagon

*I wrote this pattern in 2013, but I’ve reproduced it here to further organize my free pattern library – Thank you!* African Flower Half-Hexagon Pattern Hi, Y’all! Let’s talk hexie blankets. I love a good hex blanket, but I have so much trouble with the edges because in my mind a blanket must have a straight edge. Of course your mileage may vary and you may love the fun-shaped border, but I just HAVE to fill in the gaps to square off. Someone asked me for advice on a hexie blanket border (Instagram user @theoriginaldumblonde) and I thought I’d do a quick tutorial for a half-hex. I’ve never done an African Flower (although I’ve seen it a zillion times and it’s gorgeous!) so I Googled it and saw the Ravelry pattern from Heidi’s Bears. I used this pattern to make my half-hex design. Then I went ahead and searched for “Half African Flower Motif” and I did find some hits. BUT My method is different. Here we go! Slip knot, chain 4, join with a …

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Postage Stamp Block

Postage Stamp Block Pattern This is the block I am using for my version of Bear’s Rainbow Blanket, which is the blanket in the Scrappy Crochet-Along. Mary from Crafty Goodness Crochet and I are the hosts. Written in American crochet terms Work a “solid granny square” Chain 4 and join to make a ring (or Magic Circle) Round 1: SC in ring and Ch 2. (3 DC in ring, Ch 1) three times in ring. 2 DC in ring and join to first chain, leaving the second chain as the corner chain. Round 2: SC in corner chain and Ch 2. 2 DC in corner. (DC in the next 3 sts, *2 DC, Ch 1, 2DC* in corner) three times around the square. DC in next 3 sts and DC in corner. Join in first chain, leaving the second chain as the corner. Round 3: SC in corner chain and Ch 2. 2 DC in corner. (DC all sts across, *2 DC, Ch1, 2 DC* in corner) three times around square. DC in all sts across final side and …

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Flower Hexagon Mini-Tutorial

    Floral hexagon! Use this pattern as a cute little variation on your Geometric Lace pattern blankets. See a blanket I made with this motif over here on my Etsy.   The original GeoLace hex is pictured above on the right hand side, and you can see the left floral version has a little more spice to it. The petal-like edges will straighten when you join your motifs, so don’t worry! Alright, let’s get started. (US Terms) Special Stitch – DC cluster as follows: **YO, insert hook in space, YO, draw up loop, YO, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook,  repeat from **, YO, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook. Chain 3 and join to make ring, or use magic ring if desired. Round 1: All in ring: SC, Chain 1, DC, Chain 2, (DC cluster, Chain 2) 5 times, join in first complete DC of round.    Round 2: In first chain 2 space: (SC, Chain 2, 2 DC), (2 DC, Chain 1, 2 DC) in next 5 chain spaces, DC in …

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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, …