All posts tagged: Full Blanket

Hexagon Burst: Free Pattern 

I am so excited to finally offer my Hexagon Burst free pattern to you all! This hexie was made with the classic Sunburst square in mind (hey-hey Priscilla Hewitt – my crochet idol!) but I made 2DC clusters in place of the puff stitches, and I added an oversized outer petal round. Oh yeah, and I jammed a zillion petals on it.. 🙂 Find Pattern Pattern is available on Ravelry in PDF format. Also on Craftsy! Blanket info Scheepjes ColourCrafter Velvet* – DK weight – One ball each, colors: 860-Fonda, 855-Chaplin, 850-Crawford, 844-Hepburn, 841-Kelly, 851-Gardner, 852-Garland, 848-Rogers, 856-Grant, 858-Martin, 859-Burton, 854-Turner, 853-Leigh Size H hook for body and G hook for final Border round. Size: 50×64″ Here’s a general outline of how the blanket is constructed. First, make the pretty motifs! Once you make all the motifs, join them with your favorite method! I’ve been crushing hard on the Flat Zipper Join by Dedri Uys. Any join will work, so use your fave! If I’m honest, I used my freebie SC PLT join on the blanket …

Textured Circles: An Expansion on the Circle of Friends Square

  Important Links: Circle of Friends – what a wonderful free pattern written by my crochet idol, Priscilla Hewitt. Check out my Textured Circles Blanket master post for all the different ways I’ve played with this square over here. It incudes different joins, block modifications, and borders! Today, I’d like to share a pattern to expand this square by 5 rounds to 11″ – using worsted weight yarn and a size K (6.5mm) hook. 5-Round Expansion for Circle of Friends Square After you have completed your final SC round of the Circle of Friends square, you are ready to begin. Round 1: Join new yarn with a slip stitch in Back Loop Only (BLO) of corner stitch. Work (SC, Chain 1) – this stands in for the first DC – 2 DC in that same BLO spot, work DC all around the square in BLO of all stitches, putting 3DC in BLO in the corners. Join to the beginning DC. Finish off. Round 2: Join new yarn with slip stitch in any corner DC. (SC, Chain 2, SC) in same corner stitch. …

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 …

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 …