Saturday, May 26, 2012

Spiral Baby Blanket: free pattern

This pattern is for personal use only, please do not sell the pattern or product, as I am giving it to you for free and it took several hours to write it down.

Spiral Baby Blanket Pattern: Approx. 36" in diameter.  I used worsted weight baby yarn with an H hook.

Ch 5 and join.

R1: Ch up 3, 11 dc in circle.  Join.
R2: Ch up 4.  *dc 1, ch 1* in each dc around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R3: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R4: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 2 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R5: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 3 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R6: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 4 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R7: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 5 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R8: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 6 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R9: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 7 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R10: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 8 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R11: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 9 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R12: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 10 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R13: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 11 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R14: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 12 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R15: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 13 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R16: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 14 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R17: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 15 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R18: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 16 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R19: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 17 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R20: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 18 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R21: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 19 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R22: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 20 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R23: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 21 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R24: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 22 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R25: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 23 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R26: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 24 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R27: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 25 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R28: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 26 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R29: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 27 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R30: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 28 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R31: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 29 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R32: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 30 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R33: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 31 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R34: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 32 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R35: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 33 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R36: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 34 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook
R37: Ch up 4.  *dc in ch sp and next 35 dc.  Ch 1* around.  Join in 3rd ch from hook

Fasten off and tuck in strands.
Cute hair bow I made with ribbon and hair comb.

These were two bows that came on some candies that I got for Easter.  I put them on a bobbie pin with folded ribbon.
 Here is another baby blanket that I made for the Navy/Marine Relief Society.  I accidentally made it up, so the free pattern will be on the next post.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Blankets, tops and other stuffs

 Here are two blankets that I have made an given to the Navy/Marine Relief.  I have made about 5 blankets total, and of course am working on number 6 :)
Girl's baby blanket made for the Navy/Marine Relief
Boy's Baby blanket made for Navy/Marine Relief
I purposely bought a pair of shoes at the thrift store for the purpose of glitterfying.   I was so excited after I was done, I loved them!  But I went out in them and the glitter and glue came off in big chunks.  I was seriously disappointed in Modge Podge.  So I am planning on attempting this again, but maybe using E6000 glue.  It's supposed to be waterproof and rubberized, so if that doesn't work, I am not sure what will.  Any other suggestions?
Before
After glitter
 Sorry for the sideways picture, but this is a dream catcher that I made from a wire coat hanger.
Dream Catcher
 This is from a reflective belt that was way too big for me so I cut off the excess and made an armband or a fore-armband.
Snazzy arm band

 Summer Chain top I made.  It worked up rather quickly, and I ended up making it a little smaller than the pattern originally asks, which worked out because it would have been way too big otherwise.  I also made it without sleeves.  Here's the pattern link: http://www.abc-knitting-patterns.com/1131.html
Chain summer top
This is the beginning of the V Shell Top.  It is  marked as a free pattern on Ravelry, but there was no pattern link.  I tried to contact the person who made the top, but she was unable to give me the pattern so I made it up (which took a couple days of trial and error).  Here it is so far, and I just started yesterday.  I just finished creating the sleeves, yey!
Shell V Top
I have also been obsessively looking for sweaters at the thrift store so I can unravel them and use them for the yarn.   Both the Summer Chain Top and Shell V Top are made from upcycled yarn.  I recently purchased a ball winder as well, and I love it.  It makes unraveling way quicker.