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Willow Blanket

One day The Patchwork Heart has posted her willow blanket project and I fell in love with the willow block. It was so beautiful that I couldn’t just sit and stare at it, I had to make my own blanket. I worked hard to find a free pattern for a willow block and I was lucky. If you have the book 200 Crochet Blocks you will definitely find this block in it. As you understand, I didn’t have the book so I searched further until I found a free PDF file with 7 different patterns for crochet bags and one of the bags was made using the willow block pattern. Lucky me! You can find the book right here: Crochet Bags and Purses: 7 Free Crochet Bag Patterns

For my willow blanket I used 6 different colors + the border color. I made 30 willow blocks, and believe me or not but it took me less than a week to make it (in total, I mostly used my weekends to crochet the blanket). I am so proud of myself! 🙂 It was my first block blanket and it turned out great. 

For connecting my blocks I was following this tutorial: The Sunroom. Thank you for sharing it!

After I was done and started hiding the yarn tails, I realized that I could’ve done it while crocheting because it does take lots of time before you are happy with your finished work. I learned my lesson!

Here it is, my pride, my beautiful willow blanket in its glory:

Security Blanket – Mr. Fox

Hello. I know that I’m quite unproductive lately but I promise I’ll get better after next week. Knitter’s word! 😉

Today I’ve finally finished a new security blanket – Mr. Fox. After I was done with it, it reminded me of something but I couldn’t remember what. I know it has to be something from a cartoon. I asked my beloved man about it and he agreed with me. Sadly, he couldn’t remember either. Maybe you can give me a hint if you do.

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I also made a pattern for it.

PATTERN:

The base:

I started it making as in this helpful tutorial by Just Do and here.

I made 16 rounds.

In first 10 rounds I used orange yarn.

In next 6 I used white (2 rounds), brown (2 rounds), and black (2 rounds.)

The last 2 rounds (orange):

R1: sc 10, hdc in next 4, dc in next 4, tr in next 4, dbtr in next 4, ch 3, dbtr in next 4, tr in next 4, dc in next 4, hdc in next 4, sc 9. –> rep 4 times.

R2: hdc all the time except in the corners; corners: 2 hdc, dc, ch, dc, 2 hdc.

Slip stitch to the next stitch, fasten off, hide loose ends.

Head:

Start with orange:

MR, sc6 in the ring

R1: 2sc in each sts

R2: 2sc, sc –> rep 6 times (12)

R3: 2sc, sc2 –> rep 6 times (18)

R4: 2sc, sc3 –> rep 6 times (24)

R5: 2 sc, sc4 –> rep 6 times (30)

R6: 2sc, sc5 –> rep 6 times (36)

Change to white:

R7-R9: sc in each sts (36)

Change back to orange:

R10-R12: sc in each sts (36)

R13: dec, sc4 –> rep 6 times (30)

R14: dec, sc3 –> rep 6 times (24)

R15: dec, sc2 –> rep 6 times (18)

R16: dec, sc –> rep 6 times (12)

R17: dec  –> rep 6 times (6)

Slip stitch to the next stitch. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing it to the base.

Ears (make 2):

Start with brown:

MR, 4sc in a MR

R1: 2sc in each (8)

Change color to orange:

R2: 2sc, sc –> rep 4 times (12)

R3: 2sc, sc2 –> rep 4 times (16)

R4: 2 sc, sc3 –> rep 4 times (20)

Slip stitch to the next stitch, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing it to the head.

Nose:

Start with black:

MR, sc 4 in MR

R1: 2sc –> rep 4 times (8)

Change to orange:

R2: 2sc, sc –> rep 4 times (12)

R3-R4: sc around (12)

R5: 2sc, sc2 –> rep 4 times (16)

R6: sc around (16)

Slip stitch to the next stitch, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing it to the head.

Eyes (make 2):

Use white color.

MR, sc 4 in MR

R1: 2sc –> rep 4 times (8)

R2: 2sc, sc –> rep 4 times (12)

Slip stitch to the next stitch, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing it to the head.

You can embroider it or just sew a black pearl to each eye.

Sew everything together.

Of course, I’ve made more pictures of my Mr. Fox. You might ask why Mr., I don’t know, I just feel that he is a man.

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Security Blanket – Bunny

I know, it’s been a long time since I posted something. I was (and still am) busy with my exams. Nevertheless, I am happy to have a little break before next week and share my new project with you.

I have made a lovely security blanket – bunny, and also wrote down a pattern for it.

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Pattern

Base:

Granny square (as big as you wish). Finishing: crab stitch.

Bunny head:

MR, sc6 in the ring

R1: 2sc in each sts (12)

R2: 2sc, sc –> rep 6 times (18)

R3: 2sc, sc2 –> rep 6 times (24)

R4: 2sc, sc3 –> rep 6 times (30)

R5: 2 sc, sc4 –> rep 6 times (36)

R6: 2sc, sc5 –> rep 6 times (42)

R7-R12: sc in each sts (42)

R13: dec, sc5 –> rep 6 times (36)

R14: dec, sc4 –> rep 6 times (30)

R15: dec, sc3 –> rep 6 times (24)

R16: dec, sc2 –> rep 6 times (18)

R17: dec, sc –> rep 6 times (12)

R18: dec –> rep 6 times (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing it to the base. Remember to stuff it.

Ears (make 2):

MR, sc6 in the ring.

R1: 2 sc in each sts (12)

R2: 2sc, sc –> rep 6 times (18)

R3: 2sc, sc2 –> rep 6 times (24)

R4-R6: sc24

R7: dec, sc2 –> rep 6 times (18)

R8-R10: sc18

R11: dec, sc –> rep 6 times (12)

R11-R14: sc12.

Slip stitch to the next stitch, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing it to the head.

Sew everything together.

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Heart Baby Blanket (pattern)

I am bit late with the heart baby blanket pattern but here it is. I was done knitting the blanket a few days ago and just finished writing down the pattern. If you find any mistakes, please tell me because it is the very first time I’m making a pattern for a knitting project. I have to tell you that the original idea wasn’t mine. I found a picture of this blanket and a pattern for the heart in one Lithuanian forum. I don’t know who originally created it but thank you. Nevertheless, I had problems with figuring out how many stitches I should cast on before starting it etc. Therefore, I have written down the way I made it so I can help someone who also wants to knit it. All the pictures of the pattern are made by me; the one I found wasn’t as detailed as mine is. I have to mention that it involves not only knitting but crocheting as well (the edges), unless you want to finish it with knitting too (it is possible). 

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Size: app. 102x85cm

Yarn: Eldorado Home (handicraft); Color 6687; 1232m or 550g.

Needles: size 3mm (or 3 1/2 – 4) or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 21sts and 28 rows = 10x10cm (4″x4″) in stocking stitch using 3 1/2-4mm needles.

Instructions

ALWAYS REMEMBER NOT TO KNIT THE FIRST STITCH IN THE BEGINNING OF EACH LINE. IT WILL MAKE YOUR EDGES MORE BEAUTIFUL AND AFTERWARDS IT WILL BE EASIER TO PICK UP THE STITCHES WHEN YOU KNIT THE EDGE.

Cast on 159 stitches and work 4 rows: 1 and 3 row in a knit stitch, 2 and 4 row in purl stitch (every second row should be done in purl stitch). Every 22nd stitch is a yarn over and every 23 stitch is a k2tog (slope to the left). Follow the pattern for better help. It will make 7 different squares: one with a heart and one without. The square without a heart should be done in a knit stitch every second row, and in a purl stitch every second row. You can choose that all squares are heart too. It doesn’t change the math.

After each square there are two stitches as mentioned above. They do not exist in the very beginning of knitting or in the very end.

After you are done with a heart pattern, you should work 4 rows as in the beginning of the pattern.

When you are done with a first square line you should work 2 rows which are:

Row1 (25 in a picture): 1st (just move it on the other needle, do not knit), 2nd and 3rd st in knit st. 4th yarn over, k2tog (slope to the left)*repeat as many times as you need. Knit the last two st in a knit st.

Row2 (26 in a picture): 1 (just move it on the other needle, do not knit), purl stitch. 22 and 23 st as shown in a picture (always do it after 21 st, so it separates the squares).

When knitting a heart pay attention to the slope: sometimes it is to the left, and sometimes to the right.

Finishing: pick up the stitches at the one of the sides of the blanket (you can choose whichever edge you want to start from) or crochet around with your chosen edging pattern (I chose granny style).

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