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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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The Best Crochet Walker OrganizerBy: Red Heart Yarns


I bet you have never seen this before! The Best Crochet Walker Organizer is here to make your life that much more simple. It can be a pain to carry things if you have to use a walker to get around, so there is a high need for a crochet organizer that can do it all for you. Use this crochet hanging organizer off the side of the walker to make life a little more hands-free. Don’t worry about leaving grandma alone- she can carry around all the things she needs just by hooking this on to her walker.
Easy
Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
MATERIALS:
Red Heart Soft: 1 ball each

A: 9518 Teal

B: 9522 Leaf

C: 9870 Deep Sea

Susan Bates Crochet Hook: 4mm [G-6 US]

Yarn Needle

Locking Stitch Markers or Seaming Pins

4 1/2″ (11.5 cm) of 3/4″ (2 cm) Wide Sew-on Velcro Sewing Needle

Matching Thread

 
SIZE: Bag measures 14″ wide x 13″ long (35.5 x 33 cm) with flaps folded over
 

 

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4″ (10cm); 16 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in single crochet
 
NOTES:
Bag is made in panels worked back and forth in rows and joined together to form pockets.

Backstitching vertically across rows creates pockets of varying sizes. 

Velcro® fasteners are sewn to flaps to secure bag around the bar of a walker. 

At the beginning of each row on Panels 2 and 3, draw up first chain to height of half double crochet or double crochet stitch. This first chain does not count as a stitch; do not work into this chain at the end of a row. Work first stitch of each row in last stitch of previous row.
Special Stitches:
sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

 

ORGANIZER

Panel #1
With A, ch 53.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—52 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 6” (15 cm). Fasten off.

Panel #2
With B, ch 53.

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn—52 hdc.

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc across, turn.Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 9½” (24 cm). Fasten off.
Panel #3
With C, ch 53.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc) and each ch across, turn—52 dc.

Row 2: Ch 1, dc in each dc across, turn.Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 12” (30.5 cm) ending on wrong side row. Do not fasten off.

Note: The three flaps that follow are added to the top edge of Panel #3. 
Flap #1
Row 1: Ch 1, dc in first 8 dc; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—8 dc.

Rows 2–6: Ch 1, dc in each dc across, turn. Fasten off.
Flap #2 
With right side facing, skip next 14 dc from last flap and join C with slip st in next st.

Row 1: Ch 1, dc in same st as join, dc in next 7 dc; leave remaining sts unworked, turn. 

Rows 2–6: Ch 1, dc in each dc across, turn.Fasten off.
Flap #3 
With right side facing, skip next 14 dc from last flap and join C with slip st in next st.

Row 1: Ch 1, dc in same st as join, dc in last 7 dc, turn. 

Rows 2–6: Ch 1, dc in each dc across, turn. Fasten off.
FINISHING 

Joining Panels
Lay panel #2 on panel #3 with side and lower edges matching. Lay panel #1 on panel #2 in same manner. Hold panels together with locking stitch markers or seaming pins.

Round 1 (right side): With right side of first row facing, insert hook through all thicknesses and join A with sc in opposite side of last foundation ch; working across ends of rows and through all thicknesses, sc 22 sts evenly across panel #1, sc 10 sts evenly across panel #2, sc 12 sts evenly across panel #3 to first row of flap #1, *sc 9 sts evenly across ends of rows of first side of flap, 3 sc in first st, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in last st, sc 9 sts evenly across ends of rows of other side of flap**, sc2tog over same st as last sc and first st after flap, sc in each st to last st before next flap, sc2tog over last st and end of first row of next flap; beginning in same row as last st made, repeat from * twice ending at **; continuing across ends of rows and through all thicknesses, sc 12 sts evenly across panel #3, sc 10 sts evenly across panel #2, sc 22 sts evenly across panel #1; working in opposite side of foundation ch and through all thicknesses, 3 sc in first ch, sc in each ch across to first sc, 2 sc in same ch as first sc; join with slip st in first sc—262 sc.

Round 2: Slip st in each sc around; join with slip st in first slip st. Fasten off.

Pockets
With right side facing, place stitch markers or seaming pins on 19th and 29th sts from right edge. Place additional markers or pins on same sts across various rows as a sewing guideline. 

With A and working through all thicknesses, backstitch over the 19th st of each row from bottom edge to top edge of panel #1. Secure and cut yarn.

With B and working through all thicknesses, backstitch over 19th st of each row of panel #2. Secure and cut yarn. 

With A and working only through panels #1 and #2, backstitch over 29th stitch of each row of panel #1. Secure and cut yarn.
Flaps
Cut three 1½” (4 cm) lengths of Velcro®. 

With sewing needle and thread, sew Velcro to wrong side of flaps and top of panel, leaving sufficient room to wrap around the bar of a walker.

Weave in ends.

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Double Lattice Stitch ~ Crochet stitch tutorial 💕 


Double Lattice Stitch
This stitch is worked over a multiple of 6 stitches plus 4. 12 rows form the pattern.
1st row (WS): P.
2nd row: *LT, (RT) twice, rep from * to last 4 sts, LT, RT.
3rd and every foll alt row: As 1st row.
4th row: K1, LT, *RT, (LT) twice, rep from * to last st, K1.
6th row: (LT) twice, *K2, (LT) twice, rep from * to end.
8th row: K1, *(LT) twice, RT, rep from * to last 3 sts, LT, K1.
10th row: RT, *LT, (RT) twice, rep from * to last 2 sts, LT.
12th row: K3, *(RT) twice, K2, rep from * to last st, K1.


NOTE
Twist stitches to the left (LT), rows 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10: 2nd row (RS) Insert the RH needle point knitwise through the back of the loop of the 2nd st on the LH needle.
Twist stitches to the left (LT), rows 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10: 2nd row (RS) Wind yarn round needle and draw through a loop then insert RH needle point knitwise into the back of the 2 sts on the LH needle, wind yarn round, draw through loop and allow both sts to drop off needle.
Twist stitches to the right (RT) rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12: 2nd row (RS) Insert the point of the right-hand needle point into the front of the next 2 sts on the LH needle, wind yarn round point of the needle and draw through a loop, then work into the 1st st on LH needle and allow both sts to drop off needle