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Feeling the blues!

I really love this super soft fluffy wool!

This blanket took two balls of ‘Snowflake’ wool.

I used an 8mm hook.

💕 A great gift for a newborn baby !!

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Gingham Blanket 


While it looks challenging, it is simply a Corner to Corner (C2C) pattern made with Half-Double Crochet Stitch (HDC) using a Gingham graph for color placement (available for purchase here)
You will need:
Crochet Hook J/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight – I used LionBrand Wool-Ease Yarn in Dark Rose Heather, Rose Heather and Blush Heather

Gingham Chart


Finished Size Each little square measures about 3×3. You can use this chart available on the LionBrand website to figure out how much yarn you need in order to make the size blanket you want. According to their chart, you will need approximately 1300 yards to make a 20”x30” baby blanket. http://www.lionbrand.com/faq
Instructions
Ch 5.
1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as ch-2 and hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch. Turn. 1 block.
2nd row: Ch 5. 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch – beg block made. Miss next 3 hdc. (Sl st. Ch 2. 3 hdc) in next ch-2 sp – block made. Turn. 2 blocks.
3rd row: Beg block. (Block) twice. Turn. 3 blocks.
4th row: Beg block. (Block) 3 times. Turn. 4 blocks.
5th row: Beg block. (Block) 4 times. Turn. 5 blocks.
Cont increasing 1 block each row until left side from beg measures desired length
Beg decreasing: Next row: Sl st in each of next 3 hdc. Block in each ch-2 sp to last ch-2 sp. Sl st in last ch-2 sp. Turn. Rep last row until you have 1 block in the row.
Fasten off.

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For your superhero!

HOW TO KNIT A SPIDERMAN BLANKET -:
Here’s the pattern notes from the Creator of the Blanket – You need 300g blue 7-veljestä is a worsted weight wool blend (150g / 5 oz. =300m/ 330yds) 300g red 7-veljestä and 100g black 7-veljestä double pointed needles 4,5mm (US #7) 120cm circular needles 4,5mm (US #7) crochet hook 5 mm (USH) Size: 130cm I used larger needles than recommended with yarn, so the blanket is not so heavy and thick.

Use smaller needles if you want. Be creative. Use colors what you like -why not pink and yellow to little princess or black and white to Batman-fan. Use your imagination.


Coloring in my blanket goes as follows 6 rows black 12 rows red, 2 rows black 13 rows blue, 2 rows black 14 rows blue, 2 rows black 15 rows red, 2 rows black 16 rows red, 2 rows black 17 rows blue, 2 rows black 18 rows blue, 2 rows black 19 rows red, last 6 rows black
kfb= knit same stitch front and back loops M1=increase one stitch SK2P = Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together.

And another pattern….


Knitted Spider-Man blanket

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Check out this Granny Afghan it’s an ideal project to use up scrap pieces of wool/yarn …


1st motif: less dense (more open sp)


2nd motif: more dense (less open sp)

Gauge: Finished motif approx. 5” sq.
Notes: Invisible joins – wk invisible joins after ea cut.

 

Abbreviations:

Bet between

Ch chain

Dc double crochet

Gp group

Mc main color    

Rep repeat

Rs right side

Sl st slip stitch

Sp space

St stitch

Wk work

Ws wrong side

 

 

1st Motif Option – make 90 (less dense, more open sp)

Ch3 (counts as dc). 

Rnd 1: 11 dc in 1st ch, join w/sl st top ch3. Pull ctr tight, closing hole. 

Rnd 2: Sl st in next sp bet dc sts. Ch3, 5dc in same sp, (sk 3 dc, 6 dc in next sp bet dc sts)3x, sl st in top ch3. 

Rnd 3: Sl st in top next 2 sts, sl st in next sp bet dc sts, ch3, 5dc in same sp, (3dc in next sp bet 6dc gp, sk 3dc, 6dc in next sp bet dc)3x, end 3dc in last sp, join w/sl st to top ch3, cut, finish off w/invisible join.

Rnd 4: join mc in any corner sp of 6dc, in same sp wk (ch3, 3dc, ch1, 4 dc), *(4 dc in next sp bet 3dc gp)2x, in next ctr sp of 6dc gp wk (4dc, ch1, 4dc), rep from * around, end 4dc in sp bet 3dc gp, sl st in top ch3. Cut, wk invisible join.
2nd Motif Option – make 90 (more dense, less open sp)

Ch3 (counts as dc). 

Rnd 1: 15 dc in 1st ch, join w/sl st in top ch3. Pull ctr tight, closing hole. 

Rnd 2: Sl st in next sp bet dc sts. Ch3, 7dc in same sp, (Sk 4 dc, 8 dc in next ctr sp bet dc sts)3x, Sl st in top ch3. 

Rnd 3: Sl st in top next 3 sts, sl st in next sp bet dc sts, Ch3, 7dc in same sp, (4dc in next sp bet 8dc gp, sk 4dc, 8dc in next sp bet dc)3x, end 4dc in last sp, join w/sl st to top ch3, cut, wk invisible join. 

Rnd 4: join mc in any corner sp of 8dc, in same sp wk (ch3, 3dc, ch1, 4 dc), *(4 dc in next sp bet 4dc gp)2x, in next ctr sp of 8dc gp wk (4dc, ch1, 4dc), rep from * around, end 4dc in sp bet 4dc gp, sl st in top ch3. Cut, wk invisible join.
Joining – make 10 strips of 9 squares – joining worked holding ws tog throughout.

To join squares, ws tog and working thru both lps ea sq, make a ch, pull up ch in corner st ea motif, (ch1, sl st thru next st of both motifs)rep across, ending ch1, cut. Rep for ea added sq, being sure to st seams in same direction as previous joined sq. Join strips, same method. Finish off tails.
BORDER

Rnd 1: Pull up a st in any st on a side, ch3 (counts as dc) dc in ea st around, working 3 dc in ea corner st and wk 3 sts at ea seam (at the seam: 1 st left, 1 st right, and 1 at ctr between ea set of 4dc on either side of a seam), end sl st in top ch3; NOTE – be sure that when working corners, don’t sk the sts immediately to the right and left of the ctr corner st (important in st count needed for last rnd).  

Rnds 2 & 3: ch3, dc around, end sl st in top ch3. At end Rnd 3, cut, finish off, wk invisible join.


Edging Rnd of Embedded dc cl: pull up a lp in a corner sp, in same sp wk *ch3, wk dc cl as: [(yo, pull up lp)4x, yo, pull thru 5]; sk 2 sp bet dc , sl st in next sp, rep * around; cut, wk invisible join.  

The completed rnd creates a slight ruffle (like a pinch at each seam on all sides). Block afghan.

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Shells crochet blanket ~ free pattern 💕

8 ply wool

4mm crochet hook

Ch 6, join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

1st round: * ch 5, work 4 dtr (wrap yarn around hook twice) into the ring, ensure to leave the last remaining loop of each stitch on the hook as shown in the photo below,


now, yarn over and pull the yarn through all 5 loops on the hook.

{1 cluny group made}.


ch 5, slip stitch into the ring.

Rep from * 3 more times. 

{4 cluny groups made}.


Round 2: * ch 2, work 12 dtr into the top of the cluny group, ch 2, slip stitch into the slip stitch of the previous round.

Rep from * 3 times.

Fasten off.

{4 corners made}.


Round 3: Join new colour in between any 4th and 5th dtr of the previous round.

Ch 5, working from the back around to the front of the stem of the dtr of the previous round, and out at the back, make a cluny group over the next 4 dtr, ch 5, slip stitch in between the 8th and 9th dtr of the previous round, ch 5, work a cluny group of 8 dtr over the next 8 dtr of the previous round, ch 5, slip stitch between the 4th and 5th dtr of the next 12 dtr corner group.


Continue working round in this manner, finishing with a slip stitch into where the contrast yarn was joined at the beginning of the round.


Round 4: Ch 2, 12 dtr into the top of the 4 cluny group, ch 2, slip stitch into slip stitch of the previous round, ch 2, 8 dtr into the top of the 8 cluny group, ch 2, slip stitch into slip stitch of the previous round.

Continue working round in this manner, finishing with a slip stitch.

Fasten off.


Enjoy!