Pink blankets

A sampler blanket. The yarn is Knit Picks Brava worsted ā€“ 218 yds/ 100 gr. per skein. Color is Cotton Candy, lot #628446. I used two skeins.

I used a foundation chain of 67 with an H hook. It is about 21″ square. The border is single crochet around.

There are six repeats of the pattern. I worked a row of sc between each change of stitch. The stitches are griddle, modern V stitch, and 3dc shell.

Next up … This little blanket is about 17″ square. The foundation chain is 62. The pattern is an adaptation of the Beginner’s Luck afghan. I’ve used it many times to make blankets of all sizes and colors. The border is single crochet around.

The yarn is Mary Maxim Starlette worsted weight acrylic in color Pale Petal Pink, lot #629017. Skeins are 3.5 oz/ 100g, 180 yds/165m. I used an H hook .

Next up, I came across the Lilliana blanket , a CAL by Hooked on Sunshine’s Vanessa Smith. So beautiful. I worked to Round 10. The pattern is worked in multiple colors but I just used the one. It’s about 8″.

This is one of those patterns that you have to concentrate on. No watching TV and working this one. I don’t work that type of pattern very often but I’m really pleased with how it came out.

The yarn is the same Starlette as above. I again used an H hook except for one round which suggested I go up half a hook size (so I did).

Happy Crocheting!



If you are confused about the different yarn weights you see in your favorite yarn store, you might like to check out American Crochet Association’s page detailing the differences in the various weights.

I decided to do some Call the Midwife blankies. It’s been a while since I did any. My goal was to make it about 16″ square. I failed at that for the first one with three “flowers”. It is 15″ x 17″ but it sure is pretty, right? šŸ™‚

The second one is more square. It came out about 20″ with a fch of 70. I used an H hook for both. The yarn is Knit Picks Brava worsted – 218 yds/ 100 gr. per skein. Color is Cotton Candy, lot #628446.

I used Fiber Spider’s video to remind me how to work the pattern then wrote up my own shortcut and went at it. Once you get the first pattern repeat down, it’s pretty simple. You just have to pay attention to what you’re doing. šŸ™‚

For the border, I added a single crochet round, then a round of [(sc, ch 2, sc) in same st, sk 1].

Next up I made this 19″ blankie with the Unraveled Mitten pattern Vertical Filet Stitch. In the pattern it does not count the chain up as a stitch. After the first row, I decided I preferred to count it as a stitch and that’s what I did. To do this from the beginning, just go into the 4th chain from hook instead of the 3rd chain as the pattern states.

I still have two skeins of this yarn so I will likely make another blankie from it. These are being delivered locally so no postage!

Happy Crocheting!


Off my hook

Here are the latest blankies off my hook …

The pinks are Knit Picks Brava Worsted acrylic in Cotton Candy. The one at the top is Kim Jiries Waffle Square. The leftmost pink is a row of dc then a row of V stitches. The rightmost pink is the Cross Stitch square by Kate Smith. The green is front cross stitches with a row of straight dc top and bottom.

Here is a larger blanket made with 6″ white squares joined together to make a 24″ blanket. I used the Cross Stitch Square and assembled with a whipstitch, adding a single crochet border. The yarn is Bernat Baby Sport in color Baby White. It was a big 100% acrylic skein of 12.3oz/350g, 1256yds/1148m. I had a medium size ball left. I used an H hook. I found the yarn a bit stiff to work with though it was soft.

I also completed a scarf but didn’t take a picture of it. It was made with Titan Dark Green as seen in this post from January but I used what I have seen called the modern V-stitch.

I’m uncertain what I’m going to start next but you can be sure I’ll let you know soon as I do.

Happy Crocheting!



Now that I’ve finished the Sweet Blossom, I’ve been making some smaller projects. I’ve completed a few wee blankies for Project Robby. The yarn for this front cross stitch blankies was I love this yarn. I think the color was Blossmopolis. In the cleanup the label went walking and I can’t find it. These are 6 and 7″.

The ILTY Parcel and Bow is one of my favorite pastel variegateds. I’ve completed several using this yarn.

The one on the far left uses front post dc. The middle one is the Berry Stitch blanket (reduced). The one on the far right is the front Cross Stitch Square by Kate Smith.

Here are two more front post blankies different sizes. The blue is about 12″ and the pink 14″.

The pink is made with Brava Sport worsted acrylic in color Cotton Candy. Skeins are 3.5 oz/100g, 218yds/199m. I used an I hook and a foundation chain of 45.

For the blue I use Lion Brand Just My Stripe worsted acrylic in color Berry Blue. Cakes are 3 oz/85g, 177yd/ 162m. I used an H hook and a foundation chain of 41.

That’s all for now.

Happy Crocheting!


Wool Jeanie

My wool jeanie came in and I love it! What a genius of an idea. The picture on the left is in use. The picture on the right is at rest. The yarn is I Love This Yarn in color #486 Parcel and Bow. Lot 01072. I bought the jeanie from Wool Warehouse and the yarn from Hobby Lobby.

I finished this little blankie today using the Wool Jeanie and it worked great! So far I’m really liking it. I’ll keep you posted on any problems that creep up. I did remove everything else I had on top of my basket as they were in the way.

I started this blankie to test a multiple for what is called the shell stitch in the Sweet Blossom as it’s a different multiple than the rest of the blankie. It’s a 5dc shell. Someone said it was 5 + 2 so I did all the figuring based on that but as it turns out that is incorrect – at least it didn’t work for me as in the pattern. You can still work it though. You just end up skipping one stitch instead of two at the end of the row. I ripped that back and didn’t use it for this blankie.

In any case I decided to complete this blankie using other stitches and I love how it came out! It’s about 12″.

I started with a foundation chain of 37. Multiple is (an even multiple of 3) + 1.
Some multiples that fit are 7, 13, 19, 25, 31, 37, 43, 49, 55, 61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103, 109, 115, 121, 127, 133, 139, 145, 151, 157, 163, 169, 175, 181,  187, 193, 199,  205, 211, 217, 223, 229, 235,  245.

Row 1 is single crochets.
Row 2 and 3 are griddle stitch – (sc in next st, dc in next st). Each row starts with a sc and ends with a dc.
Row 4 is single crochet.
Row 5 is the non-traditional V stitch (sometimes called a modern V-stitch) (2 dc in same stitch, skip next stitch)
Row 6 continues the V stitch, working 2 dc in between the two dcs of Row 5.
Row 7 is single crochet.
Row 8 is ch 3, dc in same stitch, skip 2, followed by (3dc shell, skip 2) across and dc in last stitch.
Row 9 is ch 3, dc in same stitch, skip 2, 3dc shell in space between previous shells, ending with dc in last st.
Row 10 is single crochet.
Then repeat Rows 2-10. until piece is squarish. I ended with 2 rows of griddle then a final row of sc.
Border is single crochet around.

That non traditional V stitch is the stitch I’ve used in many scarves. I originally saw it at Bev’s Country Cottage.

Then I worked a puff stitch blankie in ILTY Iced Sugar and a smaller blankie in the same yarn and pattern as the one above.

That’s all for now. I continue to have back issues but I bought a new heating pad and it is a help. It’s improving.

Happy Crocheting!