All posts tagged: jayg

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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Free Pattern: Sunshine Blanket

Free pattern now available! Whoop-whoop! Pattern is in a lovely PDF for you on the websites below. Ravelry || Craftsy || LoveKnitting Links: Yarn – Scheepjes | Cotton 8 Shop yarn – WoolWarehouse, LoveCrochet, other Scheepjes Retailers Color picking – Pastel Pick-me-up WIP post FO Post My FO Gallery (everything I’ve ever crocheted!) Pattern info: Yarn – Scheepjes “Cotton 8” (100% Cotton; 50g/170m) Colors (1 ball each): 719 Pink 718 Light Pink 529 Violet 726 Moors 721 Heath 563 Bright Blue 723 Sea Green 665 Light Blue Green 664 Pastel Green 508 Soft Yellow 669 Olive The Sunshine Blanket is designed with your happiness in mind. The color palette exudes Spring, and flowers, and cotton candy, and all the playful, fun things. Plus, there is no border but there are pompoms. A ray of sunshine, indeed. #SunshineBlanket US Size 3.25mm hook, Tapestry needle for weaving ends (NOT! lol – see note in pattern) Gauge Motif measures about 4in at widest point Measurements Finished piece measures about 26x34in, and is easily resized by using larger gauge …

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!

Flat Braid Join with only a ch-1 (“Tiny Cable Join”)

Hi, y’all! As you may already know, I made a Vibrant Vintage Blanket recently in shades of green with a cream color background and Border. It took me several tries to figure out what join to use, but I settled on a little experiment I did with a riff on flat braid join. YouTube Video Tutorial: (Shaky hand at the beginning – I apologize!!) So the normal flat Braid join has 3- or 5-ch spaces or something like that, but the one I used has only 1 chain for the spaces. So on sides that are joined, the only chain is the joining chain. You can see this dainty little textured join is just a little something extra to set off the squares without taking anything away. There’s the tiny cable effect which is just perfect. It also absorbs any slight variance in the square size, where a rigid, plain join might pucker or pull. Anyway, I’m happy with this little join, and fellow FaceBook Crafter, Liz Cooper has shared her lovely work using the …

Hearthside Blanket Free Pattern

Find Hearthside free blanket pattern – a bohemian dream! – on Ravelry, Craftsy, and LoveKnitting.com (soon!) Hearthside is a cozy, colorful piece that will put a smile on your face every time you snuggle underneath. No hearth required, but it will definitely enhance the coze factor. Made in Scheepjes Secret Garden, this blanket is as delightful to make as it is to wrap up in. Have fun using all of the solid colors and three coordinating multis for two classic squares, a lovely texture granny square, and a beautiful bobble square. Finish it all off with a framing border that you’ll want to use for many projects to come. Check out the WIP and FO posts for Hearthside to see more glorious photos. This pattern was tested by the wonderful Kaelyn Guerin of iiirdwind, who has provided the brilliant photography for this pattern and all of the related blog posts on this site. Find Kaelyn on Etsy, Facebook, and Instagram for a beautiful scrolling experience <3 Materials Yarn: Scheepjes Secret Garden (20% Silk, 20% Cotton, 60% …