Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Golden Lavender Granny Square Blanket - Twin Size



 
This is my newest Crochet, Twin Size, Traditional Granny Square blanket. I gathered all my favorite colors and made a blanket with them. It's great if you only have a small amount of yarn for some and have more in others. All the amount are below. I used Michael's yarn "Impeccible, Loops and Threads" and Caron 1-pound. 

This granny square is great for beginners because you are only working in chain spaces. You don't have to worry about what stitch to work into.


NOTE: I have a PDF with the full instructions.  I have the instructions written 2 ways. One is the traditional way of writing a pattern. But if the repeats get confusing I wrote the pattern without them. I've been crocheting since 2009 and I still like the instructions without the repeats. If you DON'T want the repeats it's under the first set of instructions.

Measurement:
Yarn Brands and Amounts Used

Quantity 18 Purple Shaded Granny Squares 
Row 1 and 2: Lilac, Caron, 1 Pound Yarn= 250ft = 83 yards
Rows 3 and 4: Lavender by Impeccible Yarn = 588 ft = 196 yards
Row 5 and 6: Dark Purple, Caron 1 Pound yarn= 924 ft = 308 yards
Row 7 and 8: White yarn, Red Heart Yarn894 ft = 298 yards

Quantity 22 The Tan/Gold shaded Granny Squares
Rows 1 and 2: Off white, Caron 1 Pound = 305 ft = 101 yards
Row 3 and 4: Cream, Caron 1 Pound yarn= 718ft = 239 yards
Rows 5 and 6: Gold, Impeccible Yarn= 1131ft = 377 yards
Row 7 and 8: White yarn, Red Heart Yarn= 1092ft = 364 yards

This doesn't account for the yarn used in sewing the blanket together. 
SEWING: I did the whip stitch on the rows and Single Crochet sewing for the columns.Video's coming soon on how to do the sewing.



Size Entire Blanket:
Size, Granny Squre
Hook Size: Granny Squares = H/8/5.0mm (6 UK ) 

Abbreviations:

  • ch3sp and ch1sp = Chain 3 space, Chain 1 space
  • ch = chain
  • * to * = Repeat the instructions between the astericks
  • beg = beginning


Chain 5 and join to form a circle
Yarn A
Row 1: Ch 3, do 2 dc in the ring, ch3, (Do 3dc in the ring, ch3)x3.and join at the top of the beginning chain 3 to make the last corner.

Yarn A
Row 2: Ch 4 (the beg ch3 +ch1) *In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1 * repeat * to * 3 times total. In the last corner space do (3dc, ch3, 2dc). Now join in the 3rd out of the beginning chain 4 to create the final dc. finish off yarn.

Yarn B: You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 3: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3, Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1, *do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1* repeat * to * 3 times total. Finish by doing 3dc in the next ch1sp, ch1 and join by doing a slip stitch in the top of the beginning ch3

Yarn B:
Row 4: chain 4 (the beg chain 3 + ch1) *Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)2 times [side made]* 3 times total.
Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.


Yarn A You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 5: Join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3. Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space and chain 1 [corner made]. *(3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times.
Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1* repeat from * to * 3 times. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)3 times total. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beg chain 3.

Yarn A
Row 6: chain 4 (beginning ch3 + ch1)
*(3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner space, chain 1, (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times *. Repeat * to * 3 times. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times . Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.

Row 7: Single Crochet Border: Insert hook into any stitch and chain 1, then do 1sc in each stitch. For the corners you can do (2sc, ch3, 2sc)

Cut yarn and weave in all ends


Below are Instructions completely written out without repeats

Yarn A
Row 1: Ch 3, do 2 dc in the ring, ch3,
(Do 3dc in the ring, ch3), (Do 3dc in the ring, ch3),(Do 3dc in the ring, ch3). Now join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain 3 to make the last corner.

Yarn A
Row 2: Ch 4 (the beg ch3 +ch1)
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the last corner space do (3dc, ch3, 2dc).
Now join in the 3rd out of the beginning chain 4 to create the final dc. finish off yarn.

Yarn B: You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 3: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3,
Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1,
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
Finish by doing 3dc in next ch1sp,ch1 and join doing a slip st.n the top of the beg ch3

Yarn B:You can weave the ends in, from row 3, while doing this row.
Row 4: chain 4 (the beg chain 3 + ch1)
Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)

Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)

Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1

Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1.

Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.

Yarn A You can weave the ends in, from Row 4
Row 5: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3,
    Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1, (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total
    Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total,

    Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total,

    Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total and join with the top of the beginning
    chain 3
    Yarn A 
    You can weave the ends in, from Row 5
    Row 6: chain 4 (beginning ch3 + ch1)
      (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner space, chain 1,
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,

      Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,

      Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,

      Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times

      To finish do 2dc in the next ch1sp and join with the 3rd of the beginning chain 4
    Row 7: Single Crochet Border: Insert hook into any stitch and chain 1, then do 1sc in each stitch. For the corners you can do 3sc. When you made it all the way around join it in the top of the 1st sc. The reason for the 3sc in the corners, without a chain 1 in-between, is because when I sewed it I didn't want an empty space. 

    Cut yarn and weave in all ends
SEWING: I did the whip stitch for the rows and a single crochet sewing on the columns. Usually I do the Single Crochet technique for the whole blanket but I wanted to see what it would look like with the whip stitch.

If you have any questions, please let me know,
Don't forget to see my Crochet Videos Here
Thanks,
Heather

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mosaic Crochet Stitch Pattern



Video found at http://youtu.be/MkeAzinNIqk

This is a great beginner pattern AND you can customize it depending on what you are going to make. It's 7 inches wide. You are chaining 23 or a multiple of 7 chains + 2.
Quick Note about the written pattern below.....because of the amt of stitches. When I say "2SC", that means to Do 1SC in each of the next 2 stitchesIf I say 4DC's then do 1DC in each of the NEXT 4 stitches. I never write patterns like this but it will save a lot of space AND be easier to read.

Size: 7 inch square
Chain: 23 or Multiple of 7 + 2
Hook: I
Yarn: Worsted weight
Color pattern: 2 rows A, 2 rows B and repeat or if you want 3 yarns.
Do: 
2 rows A
2 rows B
2 rows A
2 rows C
Repeat those over and over again.

Abbreviations: 
*  - *: repeat the instructions between the astericks
SC= Single Crochet HDC= Half Double Crochet  
DC=Double Crochet  TR= Triple Crochet   Ch = Chain
2LSC (Long Single Crochet) = Inserting hook from front, like a normal stitch, work 1SC into each of the 2 free SC's (the ones you skipped) 3 rows below.
Ch2sk2 = chain 2 skip 2 stitches

Yarn A:
Row 1: Do 1SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch across the row (22SC)
Yarn A:
Row 2: chain 1 turn, do 1SC in each stitch across the row.

Yarn B
Row 3: chain 3 turn, (counts as first DC here and throughout) 1DC, 1HDC, 1SC *chain 2, skip 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC * 
Repeat until last 6, then chain 2, skip 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC

Yarn B:
Row 4: chain 3 turn, (counts as first DC) 1DC, 1HDC, 1SC,*Ch 2 Sk 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC * Repeat until last 6....then ch2 sk2,  1SC, 1HDC, 2DC ending in the top of the turning chain.

Yarn A:
Row 5: chain 1, turn, 4SC, 2LSC *10 SC, 2LSC* 
Repeat to last 4 stitches and do 4SC, ending in the top of the turning chain.

Yarn A:
Row 6: chain 1, turn, do 1SC in each stitch across the row.
Row 7: chain 1,turn, *1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC, ch2 sk2,*Repeat from * to *. (you will end the last repeat at the SC that's before the Ch2Sk2

Yarn B:
Row 8: chain 1, turn, *1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC, chain 2, skip 2* Repeat from * to *. You would leave out that last "chain 2" on your last repeat

Yarn B:
Row 9: chain 1 turn, *10SC, 2LSC *.Repeat from * to *. You would leave out that last "chain 2" on your last repeat.


repeat rows 2-9

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Crochet Video: Carry yarn up the sides

                                  
VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMkwLxVijyU 
This is a new crochet video where you can learn how to carry yarn up the sides with everything tucked away nicely. Also, you don't have to cut the yarn every time you need to change yarns. 


The first picture above, you can see that the sides are tucked in nice and clean.


This is what you don't want to happen. Above you see strands on the side. Easy to get tangled in.




Have fun creating!
Heather
http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com


Monday, June 2, 2014

Learn how to do the Half Triple Crochet


CROCHET VIDEO:
Here is a video where you can learn how to do the Half Triple Crochet.

This is a great stitch to learn. I wanted to make a video on the Half Triple Crochet because I use it in my Lacy Shell Scarf. Both links are below.

You can see the Half Triple Crochet video here
To see the video on the Lacy Shell scarf go here.
To see my entire Crochet Playlist to see ALL my videos.


Thanks for stopping by!
Heather

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Crochet Video+Patterns: How to do the Seed Stitch + Multiple Patterns

Video Crochet Pattern: The Seed Stitch


I have a new video on Youtube called the seed stitch. I have made many items using it. It's one of my favorites especially when changing colors. You can really see the design better. 

I have a link to all of my seed stitch pattern and a link to my video.

Thanks for stopping by!
Heather

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Crochet Solid Shell Pattern and Video

Tri color Solid Shell

  4 colored Solid Shell
 1 yarn Solid Shell




I finally found a Crocheted Solid Shell pattern that works. This is a great pattern to try if you haven't already. Great for any beginner crocheter. The solid shells are anchored by a single crochet that is done in-between them.

Skill Level: Beginner
Hook Size: I
Gauge: ¾ row per inch and 3 ¼ sts per inch
(or .75 rows per inch and 3.25 sts per inch)
Tri-color Swatch: 8 inches wide by 3 1/4th inches tall

Abbreviations 
* = Repeat instructions between the astericks
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
Shell = 5DC's (corrected 5/31)


Pattern
You need a multiple of 6 + 2 chains

Row 1: Sc across row

Row 2: ch3, 2dc in same sts as the chain 3,*skip 2, 1 Shell in next stitch (which is the sc from previous row), skip 2, 1 sc in the next* across the row

Row 3: ch3, 2dc in same st as the chain 3, *1sc in the center of the next shell, skip 2, 1 Shell in the next stitch, skip 2 * repeat 2 times more then do 1 sc in next stitch skip 2 then so 3 dc in last stitch.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 as needed for your pattern

Youtube video click here


If you ever have any questions you can leave a comment here or leave a comment on my youtube video (link above)

Thanks for stopping by!

Heather

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tight Lace Stitch Pattern with Video


Tight Lace Crochet
Stitch Pattern


This is a beautiful lace stitch pattern that any beginner to do. The pattern is very simple even though it might not look it. You won't even need the instructions after 2-3 rows.

You could easily turn this into a scarf. My swatch is 7 inches wide so that's perfect. You could turn it into just about anything.


You're alternating between doing a Shell stitch and 2 individual double crochets. You repeat that row after row.


FIXED: Regarding the Video on youtube I accidently gave the wrong chain amount. This post is correct when I say multiple of 7 + 2.

I have an almost identical pattern I used on a scarf except I used Half Triple Crochets. The larger the stitch the more open the lace pattern is. 


You need a multiple of 7 + 2 chains for this pattern.
Ch23
Size: 7 in wide
Gauge: 3.25 (3 1/4th) stitches per inch
1.25 (1 1/4th) rows per inch

Hook Size: I hook

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:
Shell = (2dc, ch2, 2dc )
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
ch3 = chain 3
ch = chain
ch2sp = chain 2 space
tch = turning chain
* = repeat the instructions between the astericks
PATTERN: Chain 23
Row 1: Do 1sc in the 2nd chain from the hook. Do 1sc in each chain across the row (22sc)

Row 2 ch3 (counts as 1st dc) *Skip next 2 chains, 1 Shell in next ch, Skip 2, Do 1dc in each of the next 2 stitches* repeat .

Row 3: ch3 (counts as 1st dc) , *Do 1 shell in the next ch2sp, skip 2 sts, Do 1dc in each of the next 2 stitches* repeat 1 more time then Do 1 shell in the next ch2sp, skip 2 sts, Do 1dc in the tch (3 shells made)

Row 4: ch3, *Do 1 shell in the next ch2sp, skip 2 sts, Do 1dc in each of the next 2 stitches* repeat 1 more time then do 1 shell in the next ch2sp, skip 2 sts, Do 1dc in each of the last 2 sts. Ending in the tch

Rep 3 and 4

Please make items for personal use only :)

If you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by,
Heather 


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Double Triple V Stitch Crochet Pattern with Video

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 Double Triple V Stitch Lace Pattern


  Double Triple Crochet Stitch

Video of the pattern can be found HERE

Pattern can be found HERE

This is a very simple lace pattern. Great for a beginner. I call it the Double Triple V-stitch. It's easy because you are alternating between the V-stitch and doing 3dc's in the next stitch. For row 2 and on you are doing a V-stitch in each V-stitch and doing 3dc's in the 3dc's from the previous rowsIt's labeled in the photo directly above this paragraph. 



Multiple of 6+4
Hook size: I
Gauge: 3.25sts ( 3 1/4) per inch and 1.5 (1 1/2) rows per inch
            
Abbreviations:
  • Chsp = Chain Space
  • ch = chain
  • V- Stitch = (1dc, ch1, 1dc)
  • TCH = The turning chain

PATTERN:
chain 22
Row 1: Do V-stitch in 5th chain from hook, *Skip 2 ch, 3dc's in next ch, Skip 2 ch, Do V-stitch in next ch * Repeat until 5 chains are left and do: Skip 2 chains, 3dc's in next ch, skip 1 chain, 1dc in last chain.

Row 2: Ch3, skip 1 st, do *3dc in next st, Do 1 V-stitch in the center chsp of the V-stitch of the previous row, skip 2 sts,** Repeat until you have 8 stitches left (including turning chain) do 3dc in next st, Do 1 V-stitch in the center chsp of the V-stitch of the previous row, end with 1dc in turning chain.

Row 3: ch3, turn. * Do 1 V-stitch in the center chsp of the V-stitch of the previous row, do 3dc's in center stitch of the next group of 3 double crochet's * repeat ending with 1dc in the TCH.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for your pattern


If you have any questions please let me know on a comment here or a comment on the video itself 

Take a look at my entire crochet pattern playlist here

Please make items for personal use only.

Thanks for looking at this pattern,
Heather




Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Alternate Seed Stitch Pattern and Video


Alternate Seed Stitch
Video of this pattern can be found here

Pattern here

This is a stitch pattern that has great texture. It's very similar to the traditional Seed Stitch. You are still doing a single crochet and a double crochet. You're just not doing them in the SAME stitch. You just alternate between the two stitches.



This pattern is great for a beginner because it's something other then just doing one stitch but also great for someone more experienced. It definitely does not bore.



I changed yarns so you can see how it looks when you do. It looks as good as the traditional seed stitch.



Beginner Skill Level
Hook Size: I
Gauge: 3 sts per inch and 3 3/4 rows per inch.
Yarn: Worsted weight Yarn

Pattern:
Chain 18
Multiple of 2+2

Row 1: go into the 2nd stitch from hook and do 1sc in it. *Do 1dc in the next stitch, do 1sc in the next stitch* Repeat from * to * ending the row with a Single Crochet

Row 2: chain 3 which is the 1st Double Crochet, *Do 1 sc in the next stitch, 1dc in the next stitch* Repeat from * to * across the row.

Row 3: *Do 1 sc in the first stitch, do 1dc in the next stitch* Repeat from * to * ending the row with a Single Crochet

Repeat rows 2 and 3

If using this pattern you can sell the items you create.

If you have any questions about this pattern please let me know.

Don't forget to see the video by clicking here
To see all my crochet pattern videos click here

Heather

Flat Bobble Shell Crochet Pattern and Video

Flat Bobble Shell Crochet Stitch Pattern











(Written instructions, Row 3, corrected 5/27/14)

This is a beautiful crochet lace stitch pattern. It's made using a flat Bobble Shell stitch pattern. It's not a traditional bobble. This one is flat but it has great texture. I like to do patterns that are easy enough for a beginner and is something different they can try. It's also great for someone who is experienced.  


You will be alternating between doing a row of Bobble shells and a row of a group of 3 double crochets. It's that easy. 

Hook size: I
Use a multiple of 4 + 3 chains.
Swatch: 11 inches high and did 14 rows = 1 1/4 rows per inch
Chaining 23 gives you a width of 7 inches = 3 1/4 sts per in

Abbreviations
Bobble Shell = (Bobble, chain 3, Bobble) all in same stitch
YO = Yarn Over
TCH = the turning chain
Bobble (all in the same stitch): Insert hook in indicated stitch, YO pull through. YO and Pull through 2 loops. Repeat 2 more times then YO and pull through all 4 loops.

Pattern
chain 23
Row 1: Do 1dc in 4th chain from the hook. Do 1dc in each of the next 2 chains, *chain 1, skip 1, 1dc in each of the next 3 chains *repeat to last chain and do 1dc in it.

NOTES: As you can see...you have groupings of 3dc's. You are doing a Bobble Shell in the center dc of each of those groupings. The exact instructions are written out. You are ending with 1dc in the TCH.

Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as first here and throughout. Skip 1st dc, Do (Bobble, ch3, Bobble) in next stitch *Skip 2dc, do Bobble shell in next dc * repeat to last 2dc and do 1dc into TCH

Row 3: Chain 3, Do 3dc into 1st ch3sp. *chain 1, 3dc into next ch3sp * repeat to last 2dc and do 1dc into TCH

Repeat rows 2 and 3


Let me know if you  have any questions about the pattern.

Again, the video on this pattern it can be found here.
To see all my crochet videos you can go here
Please use for personal use only :)


Thanks!
Heather

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

VIDEO: Easy Crochet Lacy Shell Scarf





This is a very easy lacy shell scarf. I know it doesn't LOOK easy but you're only using 2 stitches the entire time. Those stitches are a single Half Triple Crochet (HTC) and Half Triple Crochet Shell....that's it. i've received many comments

You can view it at youtube by following this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTGKu6Wflug 
or see it above.

Post with the pattern can be found at http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com/2009/08/crochet-lace-shell-scarf.html   If you download it you will get a photo tutorial and written instructions. The video is also there to help.

Please make items for personal use only, Thanks!!
Heather