Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Last night I finished my friend Jess’ chevron blanket! I didn’t even realize I was done until I double checked the pattern to see how many rows I needed. I added a couple extra to make it a little bigger. I weaved in the ends while I was talking to my husband on the phone and it was finished just like that.
This pattern was so easy! This is the first chevron (aka Ripple) pattern I’ve tried.
I used a cotton/acrylic blend yarn so it’s really soft and cozy. But it’s also light because the stitches are a little more open.
I drew out two different ways to use the stripe pattern for this so my friend could choose. One was alternating colors two rows at a time. The other was big stripes like this one. I think the bigger stripes are better when you’re using only two colors.
I did six rows of each color within each stripe.
I always love the colors Jess chooses for her blankets. She has two little girls and is overwhelmed with pink in her house. So she wanted something a lot different but was still girly.
I can’t wait to send this to her! I hope her little Hazel will like it.
I am seriously considering making one of these for the new baby. As I was working on it I didn’t want to make another blanket but seeing how it looks when it’s done changed my mind! I am thinking just a simple brown and blue pattern for the little guy.
Pattern: Child’s Chevron Throw from Lion Brand
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
Colors: Plum and Sapphire
Hook: US J10/6mm
That’s all folks! I would highly recommend this pattern if you want to try out a chevron/ripple pattern.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Here is the cute little puppy I made for Hailey. I finished the blanket Wednesday night and she has been playing with it ever since.
Hailey likes wrapping the puppy in the blanket saying, “The puppy is cold.” She is still sticking with the name, Crochet.
I had so much fun making this little guy. I can’t wait to make another animal.
The blanket was knitted doing Knit 2, Pearl 2 for two rows. Then doing Pearl 2, Knit 2 for the next two rows. I love the pattern it made. The border is just a row of single crochets then a row of double crochets.
This pattern is from the book Itty Bitty Toys by Susan B. Anderson. I LOVE her patterns! I have learned a lot about knitting from her. I took her Craftsy online course called Wee Ones: Seamless Knits where I made her Hippo and Elephant.
The yarn I used is called Baby Bunny by Plymouth Yarn. It’s 60% Pima Cotton, 30% Modal, 10% Angora. (I don’t know exactly what some of those are but oh well)
I got the yarn at a local yarn shop. It’s so soft and pretty! Unfortunately the price wasn’t the best but a little goes a long way when you make little toys.
One more picture and I’m done
Again I can’t wait to make another animal for Hailey! I definitely like knitting toys instead of crocheting them. I’m really getting the hang of using the double pointed needles.
In other news, we’re off today to find out if Hailey is having a little brother or sister. We are so excited to find out!
Have a great weekend friends
Wednesday, August 8, 2012