All posts tagged: cjayg

Cozy Flowers – Crochet Blanket FO

Hello, y’all! I’m pleased to show off a finished object today despite the fact that I’ve had an extremely busy week. Sometimes you just know if you don’t finish a certain project, you’ll pull your hair out, am I right? So I stayed extra focused and plowed through! And now I present Cozy Flowers: Free Pattern Here! Color palette – Sweet-Fire – so named for the sugary pastels that give way to those burning oranges. Scheepjes | Catona and Sweet Treat held together throughout – I’ll list numbers on the free pattern when i release it! Shop Catona*, and Sweet Treat* Yarns – it looks awesome when you hold these Yarns together. If you zoom in on the pics you can see the neat texture it creates. Plus I used a size 5.5mm hook – so it works up fast. Here’s a shot of Cozy Flowers in progress – with the Continuous JAYG Granny St for Hexagons (YouTube Tutorial) and color palette just shining away (I know you can tell I️ introduced a bright yellow …

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Cozy Flowers is the real WIP!

Working on my Cozy Flowers blanket today for an energizing moment. You can’t help but feel the electricity in this palette, and moving from hot to sweet colors is making me feel like a painter! Oh and also it’s making me feel like I’m channeling my inner Susan Felted Button and Kirsten Haak Maar Raak! ❤️❤️ For this piece, I am using Scheepjes | Sweet Treat and Catona held together – see all the colors I’m using in my previous post (spoiler alert: I did add another color to the flowers and take one away from the background). Yarn deets: To make things easier on me, I wound one big ball using the two yarns, this way I wouldn’t have two yarn balls rolling all around. The Catona runs out first! Here’s how much of the Sweet Treat is left over, once all the Catona is gone. Not much! Dreaming of an embroidery project now, by the way ❤️ Then I started cranking out flowers. This is pretty much the easiest project ever, especially because the …

Continuous JAYG for Hexagons – Using PLT with SC

YouTube Tutorial: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Introduction Welcome to the CypressTextiles continuous JAYG tutorial for hexagons using PLT and SC. This sounds scary, and it can take a moment for it to “click” but I promise it’s easy. Nearly any JAYG can convert to be worked continuously. So this is a mouthful… Let’s break it down: Continuous: The join will flow from one motif to the next, without breaking the yarn, tracing around the motifs following a special path. Think of making a drawing without picking up your pencil. We’ll start and stop at the same place. (I have a Continuous JAYG  – or CJAYG – masterpost!) JAYG: This means the motifs will be crocheted together as their final round, instead of being seamed with crochet stitches or with a tapestry needle. Since we are joining continuously, the Hexagons will look like they’re joined on the final round as normal, but this is the illusion of the “special path” I talked about. (I have some JAYG tutorials!) PLT: The “Pull Loop …

Trellis & Chevron Crochet Blanket

Etsy || Craftsy || Ravelry Why buy?? -No sew! All join as you go instruction included! -Unique and solid construction – get creative with this beauty and make any design! You can use this pattern as a springboard to create the blanket to your liking! Here are some great pattern features: 1) 20-page description/tutorial-style pattern to help you make this blanket 2) Many photos detailing the crochet process 3) A personal reading experience; not a cold, industrial pattern style 4) 24-hr/day support for your blanket creation process – I am always available and happy to chat! 5) Lifetime pattern updates. If I make any future improvements to the pattern, I’ll email you the freshest copy automatically! I enjoyed making this pattern a great deal, and I am so pleased to pass it on to you.  

PLT Join – SC, Continuous JAYG

 Hello, all! This is the join we will be using in the VVCAL – main post – but you can definitely browse my Free Joining Methods and pick one you love! The edging is written for any size blanket, so feel free to mix and match pattern elements.  If you’ve never worked a Continuous Join as you go, you should note it is different from a regular Join as you go because you do not cut yarn and finish off until all of your squares are joined together. Think of drawing a line around the squares in a certain way, without picking up your pencil. The path that you will take around the squares can be the most confusing part! I’ll try to include as many photos as I can in order to be clear.  When I was learning, I found it took a long time for it to “click”, but once it did, I had a major “Aha!” moment, and I was in love. Okay, let’s start. You’ll need your squares, arranged in columns. …