Sunday, January 22, 2017

Granny Fail!

I'm always posting patterns and projects...well, this project is a total FAIL!!  Behold the granny triangle:

Innocent enough, this granny square has been the bane of my existence.  The idea of a triangular granny square was so novel, I wanted to create a vibrant blanket.....over a year and a half ago.  With all the colors I wanted to add, as well as different types of yarn, which was a rookie mistake.  It started to bubble up in the middle and wouldn't lay flat:

Through this process I've learned several things:  

1. Don't use different weights of yarns together--which I should have already known.
2. Two triangles with equal sides do NOT make a square--again I should have known this.
3. It takes a lot of work to put together multiple colors so they look good together.
4. I absolutely hate piecing blankets together.
5. The triangular granny pattern is no longer novel and we are no longer friends.

I ended up taking it apart and using the yellow yarn for a different blanket.  Somehow the triangles themselves disappeared, and I have no intention of looking for them at this time.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Three's Baby Blanket

Hey everyone...it's been a while, but I've created a new baby blanket pattern!  For this blanket, I did something different and used a graphics program to write the pattern.  Anyways, as always, this pattern is for personal use only, and it took me several hours to create.  Please do not sell this pattern or the final product.  Thanks!

For the Pattern:

- I used an "I" hook and worsted weight yarn
- The pattern is worked in the round
- The blanket is approximately 36" X 36"
- I did 27 rows, starting with lilac and switched to off-white after three rows.




Thursday, August 14, 2014

Baby Blue Stripes

Baby Blue Stripes Baby Blanket:

This blanket takes a little while because you are crocheting in every stitch, and it is worked in the round.  It is for personal use only, and it took a while to figure out, so please respect that.  Do not sell the pattern or the final product.  Thank you!

For this pattern:
- I used an "I" or 5.50 mm hook
- Bernet Baby Sport yarn in "Baby Blue".  The white I used was recovered yarn from a blanket, also sport weight.
- This blanket is approx 36"X36".
- "Ch up 3" counts as first dc.

To begin, using the blue, ch 5 and join to create a circle.
R1: Ch up 3, 2 dc, *ch 2, 3 dc* all in middle of circle.  Repeat * to * 2 more times, then ch 2 and join with top of "ch up 3". Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R2: Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 3 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner.*  Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 3 dc in next 3 dc and join in top of "ch up 3". Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R3: Ch up  3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 7 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner.* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 7 dc in next 7 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R4: Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 11 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 11 dc in next 11 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R5: Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 15 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 15 dc in next 15 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner". Fasten off.
R6: Attach white.  Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 19 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 19 dc in next 19 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".  Fasten off.
R7: Attach blue.  Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 23 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 23 dc in next 23 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner". Fasten off.
R8: Attach white.  Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 27 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 27 dc in next 27 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".  Fasten off.
R9: Attach blue.  Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 31 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 31 dc in next 31 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R10:  Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 35 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 35 dc in next 35 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R11: Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 39 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 39 dc in next 39 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R12: Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 43 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 43 dc in next 43 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner".
R13: Ch up 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in corner.  *Dc in next 47 dc.  2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner* Repeat * to * 2 more times, then 47 dc in next 47 dc and join in top of "ch up 3".  Sl st in next 2 dc and in "corner". Fasten off.
R14: Continue pattern using white.
R15: Continue pattern using blue.
R16: Continue pattern using white.
R17-21: Continue pattern using blue.
R22: Continue pattern using white.
R23: Continue pattern using blue.
R24: Continue pattern using white.
R25-29: Continue pattern using blue.
R30: Continue pattern using white.
R31: Continue pattern using blue.
R32: Continue pattern using white.

NOTE: This pattern is untested.  Please let me know if there are mistakes.



Sunday, August 10, 2014

New Blankets!

Hey everyone...so it's definitely been a while since I've posted, but I'm still crafting away.  Mostly crochet to be exact.  There have been so many babies, I just finished my 4th blanket in the past 2 months.  The first one I'm dubbing Baby Blue Stripes blanket.  I will write a new post with the pattern.  It's pretty easy, just time consuming because it's worked in the round, but no holes, so it doesn't work up as quick.


 This blanket is actually for someone, sorry for the bad lighting.  I followed an actual pattern for this one.  I did the pattern with white and a variegated yarn.  You can find it here: http://greetingarts.typepad.com/greetingarts/2010/05/neopolitan-ripple.html

 This is the final blanket I did.  I can write up a pattern if you guys are interested.  It's called the Striped Shell blanket.  It did take a while longer to do because the pattern is a little more challenging.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New patterns?

So I've created/posted several patterns up here, and I was wondering if anyone had any patterns they would like to see?  Let me know in a comment below :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Misc Projects

Last year after Halloween Michael's had a sale on their ceramic pumpkins marked down to $5.  SCORE!  So I painted it black with orange and green accents for a modern flare.
I also had a backpack that had originally been a GO ARMY bag.  Since the army logo is not my style, I painted it once before to cover it up.  However, it was a very shotty paint job.  So I glued black fabric over the previous design and repainted it in a rainbow-esque style.  I added the safety pins to help secure the extra fabric, but I also like the look of them.

 Normally I would deck out my phone with sparkles or rhinestones, but I was enjoying working with the puffy paint.  I also found some awesome designs online, so I got creative with my phone case :)
I originally bought these shoes years ago, and they needed an update for the up and coming ball.  I used  Mod Podge and sparkles to give these shoes two coats.  I also added a ribbon bow for extra detail.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Free Pattern: Easy Striped Baby Blanket

I created this light and airy baby blanket, and it seems to crochet up pretty quick.  It is for personal use only, and it took a while to figure it out, so please respect that.  Do not sell the pattern or the final product.  Thanks!




I used size J hook and sport baby yarn.  *Note: Ch 3 counts as 1st DC*

Ch 113
R1: DC in 4th ch from hook.  DC in next 10 ch.  Ch 1, *DC, ch 1, DC, ch 1, DC, ch 1, DC, ch 1, 11 more DC*.  Repeat from * to * until you reach the end of the row.  Turn.
R2: Ch 3 and DC in next 10 st.  Repeat from * to * until you reach the end of the row.

Repeat R2 until you are satisfied with the length.  The width of the blanket is about 42".