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Showing posts with label granny stripes. Show all posts

Friday, 12 June 2015

Diamond Sitch Granny Stripe: Wade's Blanket CAL (Part 7)

Hello and welcome to Part 7 of the Wade's Blanket CAL, hosted by Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design

The patterns will remain on our Blogs - so you can make Wade's Blanket at your own pace.      

Here are the links to date:

INTRODUCTION 
PART 1 - CIRCLE IN SQUARE GRANNY
PART 2 - TRADITIONAL GRANNY SQUARE
PART 3 - TALL STITCH DAISY SQUARE 
PART 4 - MINI GRANNY SQUARE 
PART 5 - "V" STITCH CENTRE PANEL 
PART 6 - DOUBLE CROCHET STRIPE 

So far your blanket should be looking like this:



Feel free to share your progress photos with Andrea and/or me on Facebook so that we can include your photos in our Gallery.



Of course I left the tutorial to the VERY last minute, and then it started to rain - so please, please, please excuse the poor quality photos!


Diamond Stitch Granny Stripe Side Panel:  

The Diamond Stitch Granny Stripe is just as easy to do as the simple Granny Stripe - the only difference being that your dc groups are 2dc instead of 3dc.


This section of the pattern is worked onto the Circle In Squares Granny strip (to which you will then join your Traditional Granny strip)
 
PATTERN TERMS:    US

YARN WEIGHT:   DK (8PLY / LIGHT WORSTED WEIGHT)  

HOOK SIZE:   5.00mm

Zooty Owl's Colourway:   Denim Blue, Blue, Turquoise, Lime, Bright Green, Lemon and White.  

I crocheted 12 rows using the following composition:

Row 1 - Denim Blue
Rows 2 & 3 - White
Row 4 - Blue
Rows 5 & 6 - White
Row 7 - Turquoise
Rows 8 & 9 - White
Row 10 - Bright Green
Rows 11 & 12 - White





Row 1Working on the right side of your work, join your into the corner 3ch of the first square in the row,  1ch, 1sc into same place as join (counts as 1sc);   1sc into the top of each dc, when you reach a corner on a block 1sc into corner, 1sc into loop of  join (if you have used my visible join:  alternatively 1ch over a join - which will count as 1sc), 1sc into corner on next block.   Repeat this to the end of the row of blocks.  1sc into the last corner 3ch.


Row 2:  Into top of first sc on the right side of your work, crochet  4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch);   (skip 1sc,  2dc into 2nd sc from hook)  rep to last 2sc;   skip 1sc;   1ch, 1dc into last sc;   turn work





Row 3:  turn work - now working on the wrong side;  ch 3 (counts as 1dc);  1dc into 1ch space;  (2dc into space between 2dc groups) rep to end of row, with your last 2dc being worked into the 4ch at the start of your previous row;   turn work.




Row 4:   Working on the right side of your work;  4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch);  (2dc into space between each 2dc group) repeat to last 2dc group;   1ch, 1dc into last dc;    Turn work




Rows 3 and 4 form the pattern repeat.      Continue until your stripe is the required size.

Join your Traditional Granny Squares to the last row of your Diamond Granny Stripe - and your blanket is ready for the border and edging which will be posted on the 26th of June!!


Have fun - and don't forget to share your photos!!!!

Friday, 29 May 2015

Double Crochet Stripe: Wade's Blanket CAL (Part 6)

Hello and welcome to Part 6 of the Wade's Blanket CAL, hosted by Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design.

It is not too late to join this Crochet-A-Long!     The patterns will remain on our Blogs - so you can crochet along at your own pace.      

Here are the links so far:


INTRODUCTION 

PART 1 - CIRCLE IN SQUARE GRANNY

PART 2 - TRADITIONAL GRANNY SQUARE

PART 3 - TALL STITCH DAISY SQUARE 

PART 4 - MINI GRANNY SQUARE 

PART 5 - "V" STITCH CENTRE PANEL 

At this stage of the crochet along you should have 4 panels of squares.  Last week we began joining the panels with a series of stripes - the first being a horizontal v-stripe panel!

Please feel free to share your progress photos with Andrea and/or me on Facebook so that we can include your photos in our Gallery.



Double Crochet Side Panel:  

PATTERN TERMS:    US


YARN WEIGHT:   DK (8PLY / LIGHT WORSTED WEIGHT)  The amount of yarn required depends on the size of the blanket you would like to make. The one pictured in the photo is 110cm x 110cm - I used just over 600g (1800m) of yarn. A 150cm x 150cm would probably take 800g - 900g.   For the 110cm x 110cm blanket I used 8 squares each of the first three 12cm x 12cm patterns and 16 squares of the 6cm x 6cm pattern (Part 4) 

HOOK SIZE:   5.00mm

The most important thing is that your tension remains even throughout the blanket - this will ensure that you will have an evenly shaped blanket at the end of the project.


granny blanket

Zooty Owl's Colourway:   Denim Blue, Blue, Turquoise, Lime, Bright Green, Lemon and White.  

The dc-stripe panel joins the Tall Stitch Daisy Squares and the Mini Granny Squares
Follow the tutorial I did for my BABY GROOVYGHAN DC STRIPES or for an alternative way of doing the stripes follow Andrea's instructions below:


Row 1: Join your yarn (I used white and changed colors every row) into the 3ch corner of your Daisy Square strip and crochet a row of sc along one of the long sides of the strip. This gives you a nice straight edge to start your dc rows from. Turn your work.


Row 2: Ch 3. Dc in the next stitch. Dc in each sc to the end of the row. Turn your work.

Row 3: Ch 3. Dc in the next stitch. Dc in each dc to the end of the row. Turn your work.


Row 4: Repeat row 3 until your dc row strip is as wide as you require

Join us in two weeks time for the "Diamond Stitch" stripe!


Friday, 15 May 2015

V-stitch Centre Panel: Wade's Blanket CAL (Part 5)

Hello and welcome to Part 5 of the Wade's Blanket CAL, hosted by Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design.

It is not too late to join this Crochet-A-Long!     The patterns will remain on our Blogs - so you can crochet along at your own pace.      

Here are the links so far:


INTRODUCTION 

PART 1 - CIRCLE IN SQUARE GRANNY

PART 2 - TRADITIONAL GRANNY SQUARE

PART 3 - TALL STITCH DAISY SQUARE 

PART 4 - MINI GRANNY SQUARE 

At this stage of the crochet along you should have 4 panels of squares.  This week we will begin joining the panels with a series of stripes.

Please feel free to share your progress photos with Andrea and/or me on Facebook so that we can include your photos in our Gallery

granny blanket
 
Today's pattern is:
V-STITCH CENTRE PANEL:  

PATTERN TERMS:    US


YARN WEIGHT:   DK (8PLY / LIGHT WORSTED WEIGHT)  The amount of yarn required depends on the size of the blanket you would like to make. The one pictured in the photo is 110cm x 110cm - I used just over 600g (1800m) of yarn. A 150cm x 150cm would probably take 800g - 900g.   For the 110cm x 110cm blanket I used 8 squares each of the first three 12cm x 12cm patterns and 16 squares of the 6cm x 6cm pattern (Part 4) 

HOOK SIZE:   5.00mm

The most important thing is that your tension remains even throughout the blanket - this will ensure that you will have an evenly shaped blanket at the end of the project.


granny blanket

Zooty Owl's Colourway:   Denim Blue, Blue, Turquoise, Lime, Bright Green, Lemon and White.  

granny blanket


Make your strip the same length as your square strips, as you will join two of the square strips with the v-stitch stripe. You can make the stripe as wide as you like, changing colours as you like. The v-stitch stripe will be the centre stripe.

(NOTE:  For the swatch piece Andrea made 16ch, which makes for 7 v's in the end.    Andrea's v-stripe for the blanket is 27 v's and changes color every other row, so her blanket will fit a single bed in the end.    My v-stripe is 22 v's and I have striped mine as follows:    *3 rows "denim";   1 row bright green;   3 rows blue;  1 row white;   3 rows turqoise;   1 row lemon* repeated until the strip is long enough)

Foundation:   Chain an even number of chains.  (Tip: We recommend doing the starting chain and leave a long tail. Then start your pattern rows from the "start" end of your chain row - that way you can always add or take away ch stitches in case you have miscounted the chains).




Row 1:   3ch, 1dc in the "start" chain (or 2dc in the 4th ch from hook if you just turn your work);  skip 1ch. 2dc in the next ch. Continue to the end of the chain.   (Add or take away ch stitches if needed.     Break of yarn for foundation chain). Turn work.


Row 2:   3ch, dc in between the "V" cluster of the last row. 2dc into the next "V" from the row before. Continue to the end of the row. (Can you see how the v's open up in the bottom row?).   Turn work.


Repeat Row 2 until your work is the same length as your square panel!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Andrea or me via our blogs (in the comments section).   You can also find us on Facebook:   ZOOTY OWL and KOKOPELLI DESIGN

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Bunny Scarf with Pockets


bunny scarf



This little scarf worked in soft acrylic chunky yarn can be made for either a girl or a boy.  To make a little boy bunny, remove the flower and add a tuft of yarn hair.

The pocket behind the bunny face will keep little hands warm on a cold day, and are the ideal place to hide a few extra Easter treats.

The pattern is available in my Ravelry Store (HERE)

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Flower Granny Stripe Scarves: Pattern

A colourful and easy project!    Perfect for novices but fun for any skill level!


GRANNY STRIPE SCARVES MADE WITH A COMBINATION OF ELLE RUSTICA AND ELLE CLASSIC WOOL

(A print-friendly version of this pattern can be found HERE)

The pattern is designed to be worked in a 100% acrylic "economy" DK (8ply / light worsted weight) yarn, but it works up lovely in courtelle, 100% wool, acrylic/wool blends, and cottons.


granny stripe scarf
GRANNY STRIPE SCARVES MADE WITH ELLE PULLSKEIN DK

The pattern also works up well in Aran (10ply / medium worsted weight) yarn

FLOWER GRANNY SCARVES:    PATTERN

Yarn:    DK / 8ply / Light Worsted Weight
Hook:   5.50mm 
Foundation:  17ch
Length:  160cm
Quantities:  Approximately 100g of your main colour and 10 - 20grams of your contrast colours

THIS PATTERN IS WRITTEN IN US TERMS

Basic Stitches:   We are using five basic stitches only - chain (ch);  single crochet (sc);  double crochet (dc); triple crochet (trc) and a slip stitch (sl st) (US terms); 

UK CROCHETERS will be using a double crochet (dc) (single crochet in US);   treble (tr) (double crochet in US);  double treble (dtr) (triple crochet in US);  chain (ch);   and slip stich (sl st)

Granny Stripe Panel

Foundation:  17ch

Row 1:    Into 6th chain from hook, 3dc;    (skip 2ch, 3dc into next ch) x 3;  skip next ch;   1ch, 1dc into last ch;    turn work


granny stripe scarf

Row 2:   3ch (counts as 1dc);   2dc into 1ch space;  (3dc into space between 3dc groupings) x 3;   3dc into space at end of row;   turn work


granny stripe scarf

Row 3:   4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch);   (3dc into space between 3dc groupings) x 4;   1ch, 1dc into top of 3ch at end of row;   turn work 
 
granny stripe scarf

Even Rows 4 - 118 (Repeat Row 2)

Odd Rows 5 - 119 (Repeat Row 3)

On 119 Rows the Granny Stripe Panel measures 130cm.     The scarf is easily made shorter by crocheting fewer rows.

Make two traditional granny squares as follows:

Traditional Granny Square:

Foundation:  4ch, sl st to form ring OR make a magic ring

Row 1:    3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc into circle,  2ch (3dc into circle, 2ch) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn.

Row 2:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 2ch, 3dc into same space as join;   (3dc, 2ch, 3dc into next 2ch space) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn

Row 3:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 2ch, 3dc into same space as join;   3dc into space between 3dc groupings;  (3dc, 2ch, 3dc into next 2ch space;   3dc into next space between 3dc groupings) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn

Row 4:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 2ch, 3dc into same space as join;   1dc into the top of each dc up to the corner;  (3dc, 2ch, 3dc into next 2ch space;   1dc into the top of each dc up to the corner) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn

Use whatever method you are comfortable with to join your square to your main work-piece.   (I used the join-as-you go method to join my squares, by making a slip st every third stitch from my granny square into my main work-piece (make sure that the right side of both squares face in the same direction when you join)


granny stripe scarf

Border:

Worked along the length of the scarf on both sides - right side facing

Row 1:  Join yarn in corner of granny square (right side facing);   3ch, 1dc into each dc; 1dc into corner space, 1dc across join;   2dc into side of each post along the granny rows;  1dc across join, 1dc into corner space, 1dc into each dc, 1dc into corner of granny, break off yarn.


granny stripe scarf

Row 2:   Join yarn in top of 3ch on row 2, 1sc into each dc across the length of the scarf, break off yarn


granny stripe scarf

Row 3:  Join yarn in 1st single crochet,   3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc in same space as join;   (skip 2sc, sl st into 3rd sc;   skip 2sc, 6dc in next sc) repeat to last 6sc;   skip 2sc, sl st in next sc; skip 2sc, 3dc in last sc, break off yarn


granny stripe scarf

Your scarf now looks like this:

granny stripe scarf

Fringe Edging:

Worked along both ends of the scarf in the same colour as the Shell Border Row 

Row 1:  Working on the right side of your work, join yarn into side post of shell row;  2sc into same place as join,  1sc into side post of sc row, 2sc into side post of dc row; 1sc into each dc across granny square;   2sc into side post of dc row;  1sc into side post of sc row;  2sc into side post of shell row, turn work (27sc)


Granny Stripe Scarf


Row 2:  Working on the wrong side of your work, 1ch, 1sc into same place as 1st sc, 1sc into each of next 26sc, turn work.



Row 3:  working on the right side of your work, (15ch, Popcorn Stitch into fourth ch from hook, 12ch, skip 2sc, sl st into 3rd sc) x 9.   Break off yarn.


granny stripe scarf

EMBELLISHMENTS

Add as many flowers as you like (or none at all), you can even add beads or buttons to "customize" your scarf!

granny stripe scarf


Pansy Flower:
 
Foundation: 3ch or make a magic ring

Petals:  (3ch, 4 trc, 3ch, sl st into ring) x 2;   2ch, 2dc, 2ch, sl st into ring;   3ch, 2trc, 3ch sl st into ring,   2ch, 2dc, 2ch, sl st into ring,    break off yarn.

Embroider the flower centres in a contrasting colour

Leaves: 

Foundation:  6ch

Leaf:  1sc into 2nd ch from hook; 1sc into next ch, 1hdc into each of next 2ch;  6dc into last chain (this will form the curve of your leaf and will bring you around to the bottom end of the chain);   working along the bottom edge of the chain, 1hdc into each of next 2ch; 1sc into next ch,  sl st into next ch, break off yarn.


granny stripe scarf


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A HUGE Thank You!!! to the lovely ladies who tested the pattern for me:

Eleanor Thompson of  NELNANANDNORA


granny stripe scarf
 
 Samatha Overcashier of Simply Samatha


granny stripe scarf

Michelle Westlund of CROCHET BETWEEN TWO WORLDS


granny stripe scarf

Flower Granny Scarves: Print Friendly Pattern


FLOWER GRANNY SCARVES:    PATTERN

THE PHOTO TUTORIAL BLOG POST CAN BE FOUND HERE

Yarn:    DK / 8ply / Light Worsted Weight
Hook:   5.50mm 
Foundation:  17ch
Length:  160cm

THIS PATTERN IS WRITTEN IN US TERMS

Basic Stitches:   We are using five basic stitches only - chain (ch);  single crochet (sc);  double crochet (dc); triple crochet (trc) and a slip stitch (sl st) (US terms); 

UK CROCHETERS will be using a double crochet (dc) (single crochet in US);   treble (tr) (double crochet in US);  double treble (dtr) (triple crochet in US);  chain (ch);   and slip stich (sl st)

Granny Stripe Panel

Foundation:   17ch

Row 1:    Into 6th chain from hook, 3dc;    (skip 2ch, 3dc into next ch) x 3;  skip next ch;   1ch, 1dc into last ch;    turn work


Row 2:   3ch (counts as 1dc);   2dc into 1ch space;  (3dc into space between 3dc groupings) x 3;   3dc into space at end of row;   turn work


Row 3:   4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch);   (3dc into space between 3dc groupings) x 4;   1ch, 1dc into top of 3ch at end of row;   turn work 
 
Even Rows 4 - 120 (Repeat Row 2)
Odd Rows 5 - 119 (Repeat Row 3)

On 120 Rows the Granny Stripe Panel measures 130cm.     The scarf is easily made shorter by crocheting fewer rows.

Make two traditional granny squares as follows:
Traditional Granny Square:

Foundation:  4ch, sl st to form ring OR make a magic ring

Row 1:    3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc into circle,  2ch (3dc into circle, 2ch) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn.

Row 2:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 2ch, 3dc into same space as join;   (3dc, 2ch, 3dc into next 2ch space) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn

Row 3:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 2ch, 3dc into same space as join;   3dc into space between 3dc groupings;  (3dc, 2ch, 3dc into next 2ch space;   3dc into next space between 3dc groupings) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn

Row 4:  Join yarn in any 2ch space;   3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc, 2ch, 3dc into same space as join;   1dc into the top of each dc up to the corner;  (3dc, 2ch, 3dc into next 2ch space;   1dc into the top of each dc up to the corner) x 3;    sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to close;   Break off yarn

Use whatever method you are comfortable with to join your square to your main work-piece.   (I used the join-as-you go method to join my squares, by making a slip st every third stitch from my granny square into my main work-piece (make sure that the right side of both squares face in the same direction when you join)


Border:
Worked along the length of the scarf on both sides - right side facing

Row 1:  Join yarn in corner of granny square (right side facing);   3ch, 1dc into each dc; 1dc into corner space, 1dc across join;   2dc into side of each post along the granny rows;  1dc across join, 1dc into corner space, 1dc into each dc, 1dc into corner of granny, break off yarn.


Row 2:   Join yarn in top of 3ch on row 2, 1sc into each dc across the length of the scarf, break off yarn


Row 3:  Join yarn in 1st single crochet,   3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc in same space as join;   (skip 2sc, sl st into 3rd sc;   skip 2sc, 6dc in next sc) repeat to last 6sc;   skip 2sc, sl st in next sc; skip 2sc, 3dc in last sc, break off yarn


Fringe Edging:
Worked along both ends of the scarf in the same colour as the Shell Border Row 

Row 1:  Working on the right side of your work, join yarn into side post of shell row;  2sc into same place as join,  1sc into side post of sc row, 2sc into side post of dc row; 1sc into each dc across granny square;   2sc into side post of dc row;  1sc into side post of sc row;  2sc into side post of shell row, turn work (27sc)


Row 2:  Working on the wrong side of your work, 1ch, 1sc into same place as 1st sc, 1sc into each of next 26sc, turn work.

Row 3:  working on the right side of your work, (15ch, Popcorn Stitch into fourth ch from hook, 12ch, skip 2sc, sl st into 3rd sc) x 9.   Break off yarn.


EMBELLISHMENTS
Add as many flowers as you like (or none at all), you can even add beads or buttons to "customize" your scarf!


Pansy Flower:
Foundation: 3ch or make a magic ring

Petals:  (3ch, 4 trc, 3ch, sl st into ring) x 2;   2ch, 2dc, 2ch, sl st into ring;   3ch, 2trc, 3ch sl st into ring,   2ch, 2dc, 2ch, sl st into ring,    break off yarn.

Embroider the flower centres in a contrasting colour

Leaves: 
Foundation:  6ch

Leaf:  1sc into 2nd ch from hook; 1sc into next ch, 1hdc into each of next 2ch;  6dc into last chain (this will form the curve of your leaf and will bring you around to the bottom end of the chain);   working along the bottom edge of the chain, 1hdc into each of next 2ch; 1sc into next ch,  sl st into next ch, break off yarn.