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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / "Woven" Dishcloth on: March 22, 2008 05:04:48 PM
This washcloth is called "Woven" Dishcloth. The front and back post double crochets create a very compact, sturdy dishcloth. I like that the pattern includes a stitch multiple so you can customize how large the dishcloth measures.



Mine is 6"x 6" and I used Sugar and Cream in Daisy Ombre. Turned out to be a great stashbuster!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Marilyn Monroe - Warhol Style - Afghan on: March 21, 2008 10:07:33 AM
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Through Any Window Baby Blanket *Tutorial Link* on: March 01, 2008 01:16:47 AM
Just want to let people know that I've edited the pattern for clairity and put up a tutorial on my blog here: http://thekidneybean.wordpress.com/tutorials/through-any-window-baby-blanket-tutorial/
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Sweet Candy Baby Blanket on: February 28, 2008 07:54:15 PM
The star blanket looks fantastic!  I love the pink and purple colorway, by the way.  Perfect for a little baby girl. 
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Soley Granny Squares Hat Pattern on: December 06, 2007 09:59:05 AM
I gave this one a shot, thoughtfully modeled by my Creature!  I still need to wash and block it, but I like it!  I have a small head so I think I will do it again with a smaller hook for a better fit.

YARN:  Red Heart Classic in Parakeet, Red Heart Giant in BonBon Print, Lion Brand Baby Soft in Bubble Gum

Wow!  Looks great!  I love BonBon RHSS and Babysoft in Bubblegum is pratically a staple stash yarn for me.  I made another of the round granny hats, using hdcs for the first round and it makes the individual squares much less rounded at the edges.  I will post pictures later. 
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Comprehensive crochet tutorial list on: December 04, 2007 04:54:37 PM
Through Any Window Baby Blanket
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Through Any Window Baby Blanket *Tutorial Link* on: December 04, 2007 04:47:51 PM


Through Any Window Baby Blanket


With three different rows, this pattern will give you a tad more variety while still
preserving the simple mechanics and appearance of granny blankets in the round.

Stitch wise, half double crochet (hdc) is used throughout to reduce stitch gaps and
each row alternates with either two or three hdc shells.

One of the most important changes is a ghost row of stitches without intermittent
chain spaces or skipped stitches. This row stabilizes the structure of the blanket and
helps to prevent warping and stretching of the corners. To make this row blend in, the
following row is done in between the stitches to mimic the granny style.

If this ghost row of straight hdc stitches isnt for you and prefer all rows to be
executed in the same classic granny square format scroll down for the alternate version.

Tips: The center of the blanket starts as a circle and it is recommended that the magic
loop technique be used for this starting round.

The border detail is essentially an extended picot.  To create a more triangular picot
shape, replace the second single crochet in the chain loops with an hdc.

If the border curls, try turning the second row of the blanket and work a wrong side
row.

Check out the Through Any Window Baby Blanket CAL on Crochetville to see what other people are doing with this pattern!


Have a look at the Through Any Window Baby Blanket Tutorial if you're having trouble with either pattern version.

Materials

Lion Brand Yarn Baby Soft 

  5 oz/141g (459 yd/420m)   

   1 skein 920-184 melon (MC)   

   1 skein 920-103 bubblegum (A)     

   1 skein 920-099 cream (B)

Size H/8 -5.00mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Blunt end yarn needle

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: first five rounds = 4

Finished Size 30 x 30, not including picots.

Blanket

With A, ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, *hdc in ring, ch 1, rep from * 6 times more, join rnd with a sl st to
second ch.

Rnd 2: with MC, sl st in to ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc
in ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc
in ch-1 sp, ch 2, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 3: with B, sl st in next st, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp as ch
2, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep
from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2, ch 1, join rnd with a sl
st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 4: with MC, sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same
sp as ch 2, *ch 1, sk 3 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 3 sts, 2 hdc in ch-
1 sp] to last 3 sts before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end ch
1, sk 3 sts, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, join
round with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 5: with A, ch 2, hdc in next st, hdc in ch-1, *hdc in next 2 sts,
(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in ch-1] to last 2 sts
before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end hdc in next 2 sts, (2 hdc, ch 2,
2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in ch-1] to last ch-1 sp, join rnd
with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 6
: with MC, sl st in next st, ch 2, working in between
sts throughout rnd
, hdc in same sp as ch 2, *[ch 1, sk 2 st, 2 hdc in next st] to
last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3
times more, end ch 1, sk 2 sts, [ch 1, sk 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk
2 sts, join round with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 7: with B, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same ch-1 sp as ch 2, *[ch 1, sk
2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3
hdc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times more, end [ch 1, sk 1 st, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2
sts in rnd, ch 1, sk 2 sts, join with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnds 8-39: rep rnds 4-7 eight times more ending on rnd 7

Rnd 40: rep rnd 6 once more

Border

Rnd 1: with A, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[sc in ch-1 sp,
sc in next 2 sts] to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times, end [sc in ch-
1 sp, sc in next 2 sts] to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp, join rnd with a sl st.

Rnd 2
: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in ea st to ch-2 sp, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2
sp, sc in next st and in ea st to ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end (sc, ch 2, sc) in
ch-2 sp, sc in next st and to each st to end of rnd, join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3
: with MC ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[ch 3, sc in back of
second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts]
to last st before ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch,
sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, rep from * 3 times, end *[ch 3, sc in
back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next
2 sts] to last st, ch 1, sk 1 st, join with a sl st to top of sc. Fasten off.



Through Any Window Baby Blanket: Alternate Version

This version does not have a ghost row of straight hdc stitches and follows a more
standard shell and skipped stitches granny square formula for every round.

Blanket

With A, ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, *hdc in ring, ch 1, rep from * 6 times more, join rnd with a sl st to
second ch.

Rnd 2: with MC, sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in
ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 1 st, 2 hdc in
ch-1 sp, ch 2, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 3: with B, sl st in next st, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp as ch
2, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp, rep
from * 2 times, end ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc in ch-2, ch 1, join rnd with a sl
st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 4: with MC, sl st in next 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, hdc in same
sp as ch 2, *ch 1, sk 3 st, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 3 sts, 2 hdc in ch-
1 sp] to last 3 sts before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end ch
1, sk 3 sts, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 3 sts, [2 hdc in ch-1 sp, ch 2] to
last ch-1 sp, join round with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 5: with A, sl st in next st, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2
hdc in same sp as ch 2, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 2
sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end ch 1,
sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last ch-1
sp, end ch 1, join rnd with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnd 6: rep rnd 4

Rnd 7: with B, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same ch-1 sp as ch 2, *[ch 1, sk
2 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2 sts before ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 2 sts, (3 hdc, ch 2, 3
hdc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times more, end [ch 1, sk 1 st, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] to last 2
sts in rnd, ch 1, sk 2 sts, join with a sl st to top of ch 2.

Rnds 8-39: rep rnds 4-7 eight times more ending on rnd 7

Rnd 40: rep rnd 4 once more

Border

Rnd 1: with A, ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[sc in ch-1 sp, sc in
next 2 sts] to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 times, end [sc in ch-1
sp, sc in next 2 sts] to last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-1 sp, join rnd with a sl st.

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in ea st to ch-2 sp, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-
2 sp, sc in next st and in ea st to ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, end (sc, ch 2, sc)
in ch-2 sp, sc in next st and to each st to end of rnd, join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3: with MC ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next st, *[ch 3, sc in back of
second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts]
to last st before ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch,
sc in next st, 3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, rep from * 3 times, end *[ch 3, sc in
back of second ch from hk, sc in back of next ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next
2 sts] to last st, ch 1, sk 1 st, join with a sl st to top of sc. Fasten off.

Corrections 02-29-08

2007 Laura Lynn Hanks
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Soley Granny Squares Hat Pattern on: December 03, 2007 07:47:15 PM
Thanks for all the comments! 

The pattern called for a size I hook and is an adult size.  I used an F hook for the blue one and should fit a 3-12 year old.  The purple one was make with a size E hook and should fit a 1-3 yr old. 
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Soley Granny Squares Hat Pattern on: December 03, 2007 06:40:59 PM





I made two granny square hats using Crafty Christina's Soley Granny Squares Hat Pattern. They were relaxing projects and I really enjoyed the contruction. I plan to make a few more if I can fit them in with all the Chrismas WIPs I've got.

I wish I had switched the yellow and green on the blue hat. I wanted it to be boyish and it looks too much like a yellow flower with green leaves to me.

For the purple and green hat I used a circular start. The first two rounds are taken from a granny blanket pattern using double crochet instead of half double. Here you can see the two starting rounds side by side.

Edit:  I've made another hat with the circular granny.  It is a good idea to use hdcs for the first round then dcs for subsequent rounds.  This makes the hat edge much more straight.

I finally got to try these hats on a school-age kid.  Here are more accurate sizing directions.  The individual square size is followed with recommended crochet hook sizes;

Kid (3-10 yrs): 4.5", G
Toddler (1-3 yrs): 4", F
Baby: 3.5", E

Remember that the whipstitch seams add another inch or so to the total circumference. I used the sizing charts from Bev's Country Cottage.



10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Merry Christmas (with heavy images) on: October 10, 2007 11:48:57 AM
I want them all!  I love the acorn and gingerbread man the most, but seriously all of them are so cute.  Great job!
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