Category Archives: Crochet

Skull Blanket

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Scott has another co-worker who is having a baby and he wanted me to make a blanket that would represent them. Apparently the soon to be parents are Gothic and really into skulls so I found this pattern https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/patterns/skully-square-pattern/197857 and designed a blanket from that.

I made 36 skull rectangles which each took about 45 minutes to make each one. I attached each rectangle using one of the techniques Mikey shows in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F31ActsLT9Q.Then I added a white trim (would have preferred pink but I ran out of it) then the black wavy trim which I found here https://mycrafts.com/diy/learn-to-crochet-with-girlybunches-crochet-wave-fan-edging-tutorial/ that took about 3 or 4 hours ……I think.

The yarn I used was called Colourwheel 95 yrd each and it was on clearance and very soft. The blanket took 9 pink 855 yrd, 5 black 475 yrd and 6 white 570 yrd however on the trim I used 1 white 95 yrds and 3 black 285 yrds.

 

The final measurements is Height 5” and Width 3.75”.

 

I had a lot of fun making this blanket and its really cozy feeling I hope they enough it.

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Zig Zag Crochet Baby Blanket

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My brother has a friend who just had a little girl and asked me to make a blanket for them as a gift. I found this free pattern called Zig Zag Crochet Baby Blanket from http://austeretwist.blogspot.ca/2017/04/zig-zag-crochet-baby-blanket-free.html?m=1 however I CH 147+15 to make it a bit wider with a total of 60 rows.  I decided to do a different boarder and found this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68GcXFGPddc&t=8s it measures out to 41” x 51”

 

 

  

I used Loops and Thread Snuggle Wuggly yarn large ball of 1263 yds but had to get a smaller ball 446 yds because I did not have quite enough left for the board. If I make this blanket again I would do an additions 10 rows to use more of the rows up.

 

Baby Shell Blanket

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So I have been working on a baby blanket for Scott to give a co-worker who is having a baby boy. Here is the pattern I used its FREE https://www.thestitchinmommy.com/2013/12/shell-stitch-baby-blanket-free-pattern.html however I used Lion Brand Pound of Love 2 x balls.

 

I increased the size of the blanket by doing 150 + 1 CH and 102 rows plus the trim.  I could have done approximately 8-10 more rows to use up all the yarn (which I wish I had). It took about 20 min per row so about 34 hours plus the trim and measured 50″ x 58″……not bad for doing in front of the TV.

I hope the new parents like it.

Happy Baby Blanket

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A friend of mine became a grandmother ON MY BIRTHDAY so of course I had to make the little guy a gift. I made him this blanket, didn’t take too long to make but it was a great project to keep me busy at night while I watch TV.

I found the free pattern on Mikey’s web site called Crochet Crowd http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-happy-baby-blanket-pattern-tutorial/

It took me about 33 hours of crocheting within a week to make 63 rows but only did one row of edging, I would have preferred to do 59 rows and make 3 rows around the edging.

The ball of yarn was 1263 yards and this is all I had left…not bad.

 

 

Long Weekend Craft Day.

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So this is the fourth weekend in a row where Scott has left me alone. It lonely but I spent the day making crafts……………I know what else is new lol.

Today I finished a new wreath made of two different crochet flowers with bit of left over yarn and a scrapbooking layout of when I got to meet Wendel Clark. No I’m not a hockey fan but Scott and my brother are and I got his booked signed for a Christmas gift last year.

I might be back this weekend but if not have a great time.