Category Archives: Patterns

Pattern: Rainbow Circle

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A circle patternΒ is super handy to have! You can make coasters, blankets, placemats, and design motifs simply but adding more rows.

I’m sure i’m not the first person to come up with this pattern, but it’s the one I use to make all my circle things.

  • Ch 4 and join beginning stitch with a SL ST. Ch 3, 11 DC into the ring. SL ST to the top of the Beg Ch 3. (12 stitches)
  • CH 3, DC into the same stitch as the Ch3, 2 DC into each stitch going around. SL ST at the end to top of the Beg Ch 3. (24 stitches)
  • CH 3, 2 DC into the next stitch, *DC into the next stitch, then 2 DC into the next. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST to the top of the Beg Ch 3.
  • Ch 3, 1 DC into the next stitch, 2 DC into the next. *1 DC into the next two stitches, 2 DC into the next stitch. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST to the top of the Beg Ch 3.
  • Ch 3, 1 DC into the next stitch, 2 DC into the next. *1 DC into the next three stitches, 2 DC into the next stitch. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST to the top of the Beg Ch 3.
  • Ch 3, 1 DC into the next stitch, 2 DC into the next. *1 DC into the next four stitches, 2 DC into the next stitch. Repeat from * all the way around. SL ST to the top of the Beg Ch 3.
  • You’ll see the pattern now, the 2DC should always be in the same location and the amount of 1DC between these increase

 

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A creative Spin On Corner To Corner

The corner to corner pattern is really simple and quick to work up. By simply changing the direction of the square there are endless possibilities and ways to create something unique. These blankets require a bit of planning but the results are amazing. I like to make squares 10 rows x 10 rows and change colours half way through. There are no rules with these blankets and it’s easy for your creativity to take over!

Idea 1.

This is great for a feature colour. The diamond pattern would look great repeating over the blanket!

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Idea 2.

This would make a chevron style blanket. Use two colour for a bold look, or choose 1 bold colour, and 2 similar shades for a cool 3D look. IMG_2169

Idea 3.
With a big of planning on paper before you start this blanket would look fantastic! Imagine bold diagonal lines! There are several ways to customize this blanet too, choose 1 bold colour and have the diagonal line repeat every second ‘row’ or have the whole blanket as several diagonal lines!

 

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Idea 4.
This is a cool design which looks best with 3 colours. Choose 2 similar colours for the centre and 1 bold colour for the outside. You can also customize this by having another set of colour and creating a checkerboard effect.

 

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Idea 5.
This is an awesome idea to make a colourful blanket with bold shapes and lines. The repeating pattern would look great or mix it up with another set of colours.

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Zig Zag blanket

If you want to make a blanket but don’t want it to be very thick and chunky I recommend this zig zag blanket. It’s really simple to do once you’ve gotten past the first two row. This blanket is ideal for a couch blanket or a kids blanket. I’m not sure how it would go as a baby blanket as there are quite a few holes that might get tangled with little baby fingers.

I had come across some delicious rainbow gradient yarn so I was looking to make a blanket that would show off the colours without having a fussy pattern.

To start I chained 250. This is totally up to you, but just make sure you do an even number plus 1 to turn.

I used a size 6mm hook which is the perfect tension with the 8py yarn I chose.

Once you’ve chained these turn your work over.

Yarn over and insert hook into the second chain, draw a loop and pull through two, yarn over and pull though the final two loops. Repeat this stitch into the same hole. Once you’ve done this chain one. Skip the next chain and repeat.

Continue this until you’ve reached the end of the row. Chain one and turn.

You should be able to see the V stitches. This is where you will now make your stitches.

Repeat this pattern until you’re happy with the length and fasten off.

This is a great pattern to use up any scraps of yarn you have, or to use gradient yarn.

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