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CroCreations: To Infinity and Beyond.......

CroCreations: To Infinity and Beyond.......
Ok, so there is no beyond, but I have made a couple of Infinity scarfs. This little one was made using one skein of Vanna's Choice in Mustard. The pattern I used was Caron's Bellflower Infinity Scarf. I needed another skein to make it long and able to loop around, but I didn't have one so a short one it is. It's very warm and would have probably been too thick looped around anyway. Has anyone else noticed that Mustard is a popular color right now? Now for my second one. I started out similar to the patter for the Mustard scarf, and changed up the shells a little. Here's how I did it. -2 skeins of Lion Brand Tweed Stripes -H hook Start with a chain of 34. DC in the 4th chain from the hook. *Skip next two ch's. 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in the next ch. dc in each of the next two ch's Repeat from * to the end. You should have 4 shell clusters and 5 two dc spaces. ch 3 and turn, dc in next dc. *in ch 1 space of shell- dc, ch 2, dc skip to 2 dc's and dc in each. ch 3 and turn, dc in the next dc. Related:  Simple Patterns

25 Free Beginner Knitting Patterns | Painting Lilies Take a second and think back to when you first started knitting. Were you intimidated by difficult techniques? Was it hard to find patterns at your skill level? I remember being frustrated by all the terms and techniques. If you’re a beginner knitter and need some easy patterns to start out with, this list is for you. The following 25 patterns don’t involve much more than knit and purl stitches. For each pattern, I included some of the skills you’ll need and where to find the pattern. Cowl & Scarf Knitting Patterns Where: Ravelry Techniques: Knit, purl, knitting in the round on circular needles How to get it: Free PDF download from Ravelry Where: Purl Bee Techniques: Knit and purl By: Purl Bee Where: Madelinetosh Techniques: Knit, purl, slip stitch By: Madeline Tosh Techniques: Knit By: Elisa McLaughlin 5. Where: Knitty Gritty Thoughts Techniques: Knit, purl, yo Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns Techniques: Knit, purl, joining a second color, knitting in the round By: Whit’s Knits Where: Painting Lilies

A Knitting Mountain: Peace Washcloth Pattern I recently have fallen in love with KrisKnits washcloths. She has a great blog and many free patterns on ravelry. My mother's birthday took my by surprise this year and I needed something quick, inexpensive, and personalized to make for her. Needles: Size 4 Yarn: Sugar'n Creme Cotton - Bright Green Finished Size Approx. 5" x 5" (28stitches x 53 rows) Pattern: Use the chart below and the instructions following. * I knit very tightly so adjust needles size to get appropriate gauge* Odd rows = right side (all knit) Even rows = wrong side Knit all stitches except purls on wrong side. Cast on 29 stitches. Row 1-5 knit across all stitches. All odd rows knit. R49-53: Knit across all Bind off on wrong side. Sew up tails. ( I like to split the yarn in two, then sew up 4 tails)

Seniors Patterns So many Nursing Homes, Seniors Centers, and Shelters need warm items for their clients. Here are some patterns to help you make those. Do you like this website page? Socks/slippers Gloves Prayer Shawls and ponchos Lapghans Wheel Chair Totes Miscellaneous Bev's Yarn Stash Knitting Needles and Crochet hooks Pattern code: (C)=crochet (K)=Knit (S)=sew CLOTHES Socks/slippers Aunt Maggie's Knit Slippers (K) my Aunt Maggie knitted many pairs of these great slippers. Gloves Crocheted Gloves by Beth (C) Fingerless Gloves (K) archived Grandma's Knit Gloves (K) sent by Michelle Howard. LAPGHANS (Good size is 36" x 45") Bev's really Easy Lapghan (C) Blended Granny Lapghan (C) Blushing Grannies Lapghan (C) Charity Lapghan with Pocket (C) Harime's Peek-a-Boo Shell Lapghan (C) archived In the round square Navajo Blanket (C) Lacy Lapghan (C) archived LapGhanfor adults or Baby blanket! Martha's Compromise Afghan (C) archived Rectangle Granny Afghan - (C) gorgeous and fun! Misc.

Spring Butterflies Dishcloth Spring Butterflies DishclothDesigner :Vaunda Rae Giberson Be sure and visit her web site.Materials: 1 ball Cotton yarn, Size 6 US needles. Directions: Cast on 43 stitches or a Multiple of 18 sts plus 1 Work 4 rows of seed stitch for border.Rows 1 & 3: KnitRows 2 & 4: K3, Purl to last 3 sts, k3.Row 5: K3,*K3,P4,K5,P4,K2; Rep from * across to last 4 sts, K4 st.Row 6: K3,P1,* P3, K4, P3, K4, P4; Rep from * to last 3 sts,K3.Row 7: K3, *K5, P4,K1,P4, K4 Rep from* across to last 4 sts, K4.Row 8: K3, P1,*P5, K3, P1, K3,P6; Rep from * across to last 3 sts, K3.Row 9: KnitRow 10: K3, P1, *P5,K3, P1, K3, P6; Rep from * across to last 3 sts, K3.Row 11: K3, *K5, P4, K1, P4, K4; Rep from * across to last 4sts, K4Row 12: K3, P1, *P3, K4, P3 K4 P4 Rep from * across to last 3 sts, K3.Row 13: K3, *K3, P4, K5, P4, K2; Rep across to last 4 sts, K4.Row 14: K3, Purl to last 3 sts, K3.Row 15: KnitRow 16: K3, Purl to last 3 sts, K3.Row 17: KnitRow 18: K3, Purl to last 3 sts.

Three and One Checkered Cloth - Knit Pattern - Dishcloth Botique Three and One Checked ClothDesigned by: Linda SmithRating: Easy - Medium Materials: 2 balls cotton yarn, (1 MC, 1 CC), 4.5mm needles. Instructions: Cast on using MC and a number of stitches divisible by 4 plus 3. (I used 43)Row 1: Using MC, Knit.Row 2: Knit.Row 3: Using CC, K1, *sl 1 with yb, K3, rep from * to last 2 stitches, sl 1, K1.Row 4: P1, *sl 1 with yf, P3, rep from * to last 2 stitches, sl 1, P1.Row 5: Using MC, K1, *sl 1 with yb, K1, rep from * to end.Row 6: P1, *sl 1 with yf, P3, rep from * to last 2 stitches, sl 1 P1.Row 7 and 8: Knit.Row 9: Using CC, K3, *sl 1 with yb, K3, rep from * to end.Row 10: P3, *sl 1 with yf, P3, rep from * to end.Row 11: Using MC, K1, * sl 1 with yb, K1, rep from * to end.Row 12: P3, * sl 1 with yf, P3, rep from * to end. Repeat Rows 1 thru 12 six times, then work Rows 1 and 2 for bottom finish. Do not cut yarn as you change colors. Close this window or hit the back button to return to the Knitting Page 1 Patterns

Flying Geese Dishcloth Rating: Medium Directions: Cast on 42 stitches. 3 stitches each side for border. Knit 4 rows garter stitch Row 1: * K1, P5, K5, P1, repeat from * acrossRow 2: * K2, P4, K4, P2, repeat from * acrossRow 3: * K3, P3 ,K3 ,P3, repeat from * acrossRow 4: * K4, P2, K2, P4, repeat from * acrossRow 5: * K5, P1, K1, P5, repeat from * acrossRow 6: * K6, P6, repeat from * acrossRow 7: * K5, P1, K1, P5, repeat from * acrossRow 8: * K4, P2, K2, P4, repeat from * acrossRow 9: * K3, P3, K3, P3, repeat from * acrossRow 10: * K2, P4, K4, P2, repeat from * acrossRow 11: * K1, P5, K5, P1, repeat from * acrossRow 12: * P6, K6, repeat from * across Repeat these 12 rows to desired length. Thank you Vaunda for allowing me to post your lovely patterns to the Dishcloth Boutique. Close this window or hit the back button to return to the Knitting Page 3 Patterns

Knitting Pattern Square No. 55, Volume 34 Printer-friendly version Send by email Multiple of 8 plus 1 st With size 8 needles cast on 41 sts. Row 1-right side-K 4, * p 1, k 7; repeat from *, end last repeat k 4. Row 2-K 1, p 3, * k 1, p 7; repeat from * 3 times, k 1, p 3, k 1. Rows 3 and 15-K 3, * p 1, k 1, p 1, k 5; repeat from *, end last repeat k 3. Row 4-K 1, p 2, * k 1, p 1, k 1, p 5; repeat from * 3 times, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 1. Rows 5 and 13-K 2, * p 1, k 3; repeat from *, end last repeat k 2. Rows 6 and 14-K 1, p 1, *k 1, p 3; repeat from * 7 times, k 1, p 1, k 1. Rows 7 and 11-K 1, p 1, * k 5, p 1, k 1, p 1; repeat from *, end last repeat k1. Rows 8 and 12-K 2, * p 5, k 1, p 1, k 1; repeat from * 3 times, p 5, k 1. Row 9-K 8, * p 1, k 7; repeat from *, end last repeat k 8. Row 10-K 1, * p 7, k 1; repeat from * to end. Row 16-Same as row 4. Repeat these 16 rows for pat. until 58 rows-about 8 ins. from beg., end on wrong side with pat. row 10. Other great patterns from Knitting Primer, 100 Easy-To-Knit Stitches, Volume 34:

Top 5 Free Dog Sweater Knitting Patterns | LoveKnitting Blog We are all LOVING getting out our snuggly winter knits right now – but many of our four-legged friends are still shivering… Many dogs, especially smaller ones with thin, short fur, will feel the chill as winter draws on – any excuse for more knitting of course! 1. Cabled dog cardigan Any dog will be fashionable and snuggly in this gorgeous cabled dog sweater! 2. Super snuggly and perfect for beginners, this garter stitch dog sweater pattern is an adorable sight to behold! 3. Sweet and sassy, this preppy dog coat has been seen on all the famous canine catwalks. 4. Are you a hardcore sports fan? 5. What better way to pass time than to dress up your furry friend as the king (or queen) of the savannah? Bonus pattern: the Juno Jumper Check out our blog post about this free dog sweater pattern designed by Alice Neale of Alice in Knittingland. How to download the patterns: Click on the images above to download the free pattern – this requires you to create an account with LoveKnitting.

Summer Grazing Potholder / DROPS 178-20 - Knitted potholder with multi-colored pattern in DROPS Safran. - Free pattern by DROPS Design PATTERN: See diagram A.1. RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round): 1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round The oven cloth is worked in the round with circular needle. POTHOLDER: Cast on 96 stitches with circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 and lime. Knitting with Schnapps: The Braided Hope Blanket Square or more! Schnapps and I have been busy this week! We packed all the gorgeous MEGSTRONG items that we had and shipped them to NY for the fundraiser. There was over 26 pounds in those boxes! I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity and love from so many! Then, the Amazing Miriam had a brilliant idea! Since I really like the Braided Hope hat pattern, I wanted to do a Braided Hope blanket square. Now we're working on a new pattern for another square! If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page. Braided Hope Blanket I used Vanna's Choice worsted weight yarn and size 9 needles. Row 1: p2, *k2, p2*; repeat from * to * across row Row 2: k2, *p2, k2*; repeat from * to * across row Row 3: p2, *k2tog then without dropping the stitches off you left hand needle knit just the first stitch then drop both; p2*; repeat from * to * across row Row 4: k2, *p2, k2*; repeat from * to * across row Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until desired length. Delaware Head Huggers

38 Easy Knitting Ideas - DIY Joy New to knitting or just looking for some quick and easy knitting patterns that will not consume all your time? Try these awesome knitting ideas for some cool new projects to try. Simple patterns that make super gifts and creative home decor, you can have fun with these and make them oh so quickly, too. Forget spending weeks and weeks making your next knitting craft, much less months. 1. mamainastitch 2. flamingotoes 3. growingupgabel 4. 5. pickles

strange yarns ;; skull charms: FREE PATTERN: Ballband Dishcloth Reusable Swiffer Cover It started as just another clumsy and spill prone day. Then, I tried using my Ballband Dishcloth to scrub the kitchen floor. I was amazed at how effective it was at making my linoleum nice and sparkly clean! I measured my gauge from a previously completed dishcloth but getting exact gauge isn't crucial to this pattern. Here's the pattern: Supplies: Color A: varigated kitchen cotton remnants (sugar and cream, etc) Color B: solid kitchen cotton remnants Size 7 knitting needles Gauge: 5 sts per 1" in Ballband Dishcloth stitch pattern. When asked to slip a stitch, always do so purlwise. yf = yarn forward (move yarn across needles towards you)yb= yarn back (move yarn across needles away from you) Cast on 69 stitches using Color A (the "outline" color) and the long-tail method. Begin following Ballband Dishcloth stitch pattern: (multiple of 6 + 3) Repeat rows 1-12 twice. To assemble: fold your ends over about 2 inches on each side (or however much length you need to best fit your mop head.)

Pretty Twisted cuffs: Knitty First Fall 2011 CUFFED Using the cable cast-on method, cast on 25 stitches. Row 1 [RS]: K. Row 2 [WS]: Work Row 2 of the Linen Stitch pattern Row 3: Work Row 1 of Linen Stitch. Row 4: Work Row 2 of Linen Stitch. Work Row 3 and 4 until piece measures .5 inch longer than wrist measurement, ending with Row 2 of the pattern. K 1 row. Buttonhole Loops: Bind off 4 sts. 21 stitches rem. Sl 1 st over the other (1 st rem on right needle. 20 sts in total). Bind off 6 sts. (14 sts rem). Bind off 6 sts. (7 sts) K next st onto right needle and work a 4-inch section of I-cord. RETRO Using the cable cast-on method, cast on 11 sts. Note: Linen stitch is worked on the 9 sts between slipped stitch edges, to create an elegant edge. Setup row [RS]: Sl 1 knitwise, k9, p1. Continuing with slipped stitch edge, work Rows 1 and 2 of Linen Stitch until piece measures 1 inch longer than wrist length, ending with a Row 1. Bind off 5 stitches. Slip st back onto left needle and bind off all rem sts. Work 5 rows in garter st.

DIY Fingerless Gloves Knitting Tutorial I’ve always wanted to be one of those moms who knits adorable baby hats and cozy blankets. But after success making one scarf, I started a sweater vest for Henry – and failed miserably. I put the needles away and and haven’t look at them in about three years. And let me just say, fingerless gloves are a WAY easier beginner project than a baby vest. For a visual learner like me, the video tutorials were awesome. Beginner Knitting Tips Since the instructions are online, I wanted to share my Knitting 101 tips: Don’t leave your knitting just lying around where your 2-year-old can grab it and pull it off the needles. Don’t add any more than the recommended cast on stitches (15) just because you think it looks small. 17 is ginormous. My favorite thing about these gloves? Beginner Knitting Kit Giveaway Want to learn to knit? Just visit Kollabora and leave a comment with your favorite project on the site. Thank you Kollabora! Related 50 Hat, Glove + Scarf DIYs to Keep You Warm this Winter