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Intro and a Free Pattern. This blog has been in the ponderings for a while. Yes, I made that up. It's my blog. :) I'm excited to start documenting the creative things inspiring me, and hopefully you'll catch some inspiration too. Whether I am crocheting or sewing, working on some project, or taken with a particularly exciting idea... I'd like to share with you. So to get on with it. Rainbows and Hearts Blanket (Updated 9/21/2013 This pattern has now been completely redone. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn but any yarn would work.

When changing colors: --Changing color after a sc: Insert hook into stitch below, grab yarn with your hook and pull through the stitch, grab the new color yarn with your hook and pull through the 2 loops on your hook to finish the sc. Multi-stitch Stripe Blanket. A colorful multi-stitch, multi-stripe blanket.

Multi-stitch Stripe Blanket

Finished size: 52 1⁄2 inches (133 cm) by 64 inches (162 cm) Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK. Colors: Aspen, Aster, Bluebell, Clematis, Cloud Blue, Fondant, Lavender, Lipstick, Magenta, Meadow, Pomegranate, Sherbet, Shrimp, Spring Green, Sunshine, Turquoise, and Wisteria. Hook Size: G-6 (4mm) and a 7 (4.5 mm) the 7 or 4.5mm hook is only used for the dfpdc rows 29, 31, 37, and 39 and so forth Notes about pattern: This pattern is written in U.S. terms, so I have included a conversion chart:U.S.U.K. ch ch sc dc hdc htr dc tr tr dtr skip miss Blanket is done in multiples of 24, as to accommodate the stitch patterns that are done in multiples of 2,4,6, and 8.

Each group of stitches is done in sets so it makes it easier to end the blanket. Instructions for reverse sc: With the right side of the project facing you, join yarn with a sc. Mahala Mandala crochet square. Hello!

Mahala Mandala crochet square

Its me again with free pattern / photo tutorial. This time I would like to share with you crochet Mandala that I made last summer but it was put away in one of my many baskets and forgotten((((( . Because I can be very disorganized… not sure if its part of being creative person or is it just one of my character minuses or pluses (depending how you relate to chaos)))) So few months ago while browsing through my stash…ta da I found it!!! I quickly pulled out Vinnis cottons, made few different color combinations… the flower shape of this motif can create awesome summer shawl, can be used as applique or table runner/coasters… and many other pretty things!

Nordic Star Afghan Square. Sophie's Garden Photo Tutorial. I know there are a few of you who have been patiently (and impatiently) waiting for the pattern for Sophie’s Garden, so I am excited and relieved to finally share it with you.

Sophie's Garden Photo Tutorial

The example above was made using 2 strands of Stylecraft Special Dk and a 5.5 mm hook. You can now find a list of the colours I used HERE. Although this is not officially part of the Block a Week CAL 2014, I know there are a few ladies who are wanting to incorporate this square into their blankets. If you wish to do so, remember to use the same hook and yarn as for the rest of your squares and it will come out the same size as 4 of the other squares.

Have fun! ©Dedri Uys 2014. Special design credit to Chris Simon for the use of a modified version of her Lace Petals flower. Resources Translations Difficulty Intermediate Gauge. How to make a crochet portrait pattern. My first blog post!

How to make a crochet portrait pattern

To start this off I want to tell you how to make a crochet portrait pattern. How to Soften Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. This week I crocheted a Nyan Cat themed lovey for my impending baby.

How to Soften Red Heart Super Saver Yarn

Unfortunately, trying to make something rainbow takes a lot of colors, and buying all 7 ROYGBIV plus the grey, pink and tan is a lot of yarn money. I bought Red Heart Super Saver thinking it couldn't be THAT bad. I worked up the blanket part and it is bad - it would be scratchy and coarse for a baby at least. After getting depressed and dramatically declaring that my cute blankey idea was a failure (hey im pregnant, it happens) my husband suggested I look for ways to soften the yarn and save my project. At least someone was using their brain haha. After a day or so of research and experimentation the blanket actually came out super soft :) It also had wonderful drape which I did not expect.

Take note that I had already finished the blanket part when I started this process, I don't know if this would work on the yarn itself before it's been worked up. Step 1: Rinse in cold water. Color Theory 101: Selecting Yarns That Go Together. A lot of patterns going around at the moment feature stripes: two or three colors that go together perfectly.

Color Theory 101: Selecting Yarns That Go Together

You could follow the colors suggested in the pattern sample… but you want to try something a little different. But how in the world do you pick a colors that go together? Color theory. That’s how! Most yarn lines contain a wide range of of colors. Colorful Flower Mandalas. Mandala Pattern Finished Size: 9 inches (23 cm) Crochet Hook: G (4mm) Yarn: Pink flower: Drops Paris yarn #14 Strong yellow, #33 Medium Pink, #06 Shocking Pink, #11 Opal green and Acaucania Ulmo Solid #767.

Colorful Flower Mandalas