All posts tagged: cotton

Unbothered Blanket: My Most Relaxing Crochet Project

New blanket alert! And the first in a series of free blanket patterns. See my Relaxghans intro post for all the deets on this series. FREE PATTERN RAVELRY The pattern calls for 15-17g balls of remnants, but I actually used these Scheepjes | Cahlista* 15g balls from the Colour Pack*, and also added in a few full-size skeins of Cahlista that I had on-hand from a different project. Used a simple ch-3 space JAYG and really did not pay attention to which way the squares were rotated as I joined. The eyelet stripes, and the color stripes are any which way, and I love it. Also, muted, pastel, neutral, bright, neon…. Yep, it’s all in there. In the photo below, I was apparently in the mood to start a square, abandon it, and start another, just going with the flow. Also had some fun with placement planning, but nothing too heavy. Just pure peace. Lounging on the breakfast nook table, all finished. If I had the time to make this blanket a hundred more times, …

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Callie Crochet Blanket Pattern

Callie Pattern: Ravelry | Craftsy | Etsy | LoveKnitting Info: Alternate way to whip st join, instead of using the tails: YouTube Tutorial – Click here! Notions: US Size 3.25mm hook, Tapestry needle for weaving ends Gauge: Motif measures about 6.5in at widest point Measurements: Finished piece measures about 70x58in, and is easily resized by using larger gauge yarn and hook, or by making more motifs. Yarn Scheepjes “Cotton 8” (aff) (100% Cotton; 50g/170m) Color x No. of balls Yarn A: 665 Light Blue Green x 3 Yarn B: 723 Sea Green x 3 Yarn C: 508 Soft Yellow x 3 Yarn D: 722 Ochre x 4 Yarn E: 671 Rust x 3 Yarn F: 717 Bordeaux x 3 Yarn G: 657 Dark Brown x 3 Yarn H: 659 Light Brown x 4 Yarn I: 656 Beige x 4 Calliope or simply “Callie” was born from an idea I had in August 2017 to make a floral hexagon with thin petals and an ornate texture. At that time I was working with my Fresh Earth …

Sunshine Blanket – Tada!

Ta-daaaaa! This post has to be short and sweet as I am off to do a science project with my middle daughter, but i just had to show you all my latest FO. It. Has. Pompoms. On this overcast winter day, I present to you the happiest, most Springy-est, pastel-icious Blanket you could imagine. And it’s pint-sized! 26x34in to be exact. During the progress pic posts on social media, I got a lot of positive feedback on this color combination and on the design of the blanket itself, which is so great and unexpected! I think the draw was the perfect little center circle, or at least that’s what I love about the motif. So playful! Related links: Pastel Palette yarny post Shop this yarn* WIP post Free pattern Scheepjes website My blogger page! Warning: Gratuitous yarn photo ahead!! * This post contains affiliate links, and Shopping through them costs nothing additional and supports my content. Affiliate links are better than guacamole! They don’t cost extra!

Painted Hexagons

If you’ve followed me for any length of time, then you probably know that I have an obsession with a certain six-sided shape. I love creating them, and then coming up with the half-motif to fill the sides, and deciding how I’ll fill in the zig-zag sides to square it all off. The whole process is so much fun to me. And hexies are just tops! Over the years, I’ve designed several hexagon blankets, and then made some joining methods to go along with them. Browse my website with a search for the word “Hexagon” and you’ll see it all!  Painted Hexagons (Rav link) remains one of my favorite hexie patterns. I dug it out of the vault and grabbed the leftover cotton basket that I used for the original. I used RICO Creative Cotton, Patons Grace, and some Annie’s size 3 thread. Basically all the stash cotton I had at the time (in 2014)!  Then *dun-dun duuunnnnn* I pulled out the border and the join.. Why?!? Because I want to demo a hex join and …

Shiny Happy Cotton

Made by Wool and the Gang, Shiny Happy Cotton is a fabulous yarn! It is a worsted-aran weight, somewhere in between I’d say. It calls for a smaller hook, but it hurt my wrist to work at that tension with cotton. While I’d normally use a J for worsted or aran, I chose to try out an I size because cotton has a tendency to “bloom” and grow slack with use.  I read some reviews online that said SHC is splitty.. So I’ll say that if you hack away at it with the hook, you can split it, but if you keep even tension and control your movement, you’ll be just fine. The matte color look (despite the name!) is what drew me to this yarn, since most cottons have a heavy sheen. The smoothness,  matte finish, saturated color, and beautiful stitch definition are worth the occasional split of the yarn. And the color range is lovely! While there are currently a limited amount of shades, they are very trendy and off-beat colors like mustard …