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.