Thursday, September 18, 2014

knit pattern tester

I'm working on a knit hat for my aunt and I like how it's coming out so I am attempting to write up a pattern for it. Since I have very limited experience knitting, let alone writing up patterns, I need help!  I have it written up the way I think it should be written, but the pattern needs to be tested. Any takers?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Super Bulky throw

Materials: 4 skeins Lion Brand Hometown USA, Raspberry, Super Bulky
Size N Crochet hook

1.  Ch 98, sc in 2nd ch from hook.(ch 1 skip next ch. Sc in next ch) rep to end, ending with a sc in last st. ch 1, turn (to make a wider throw, increase starting chain to desired length, keeping it an even number of stitches)
2.  (Sc in ch 1 sp, ch1, skip sc) repeat to end, end with Sc in turning CH.

repeat row 2 until desired length. do not fasten off

*putting the sc over the ch instead of through a single loop of the chain uses more yarn, and gives you a thicker, denser fabric that is a bit stiffer, but warm enough to keep you cozy in a blizzard ;-)


For border:
ch 1,  sc in same corner space, ch 1, turn corner. sc first row end, (sc in next row end, ch 1) repeat down entire side. For corner; sc, ch 1, sc in same corner space and continue in like fashion around to beginning of border row.  sc, ch 1 in corner sp, join.

repeat border row as many times as you like, remembering to ch 1 and turn each time. Put a sc, ch 1, sc in each corner and sc in previous row's ch 1 and ch 1 over previous row's sc. 

My finished product with about 3 or 4 border rows, was around a 3 ft x 5 ft throw.  After washing it was so incredibly super soft, my 8 year old son won't give it back when he's watching cartoons! It's very cozy and warm and luxuriously soft!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mossy oak

My big brother has been wheedling, cajoling, and downright nagging me to make him a blanket for years now. It's not that I didn't want to or didn't see it as important, but it did get pushed to the back burner several times. I designed this mossy oak blanket for him and he expressed approval. It still didn't get made, though.  When he informed me he was selling his Dukes of Hazzard dvd collection -the entire series! -I almost had a tantrum. The dvds I'd been borrowing  from him for years. How could he do this to me? "We-ell," he says. "How much will it cost you to make me a blanket?" I knew at that moment I was at his mercy.

If you'd like the graph from which I made this, contact me at kendrascrochet@gmail.com and I'll send you the paypal address or mailing address where you can send $4.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Snoopy graph for sale

Using a J hook and 1 sc for each square, this graph will yield approximately a 4.5 ft throw.  send an email to kendrascrochet@gmail.com to inquire about ordering this graph for $3.25 and I will send you the PayPal email to send payment to, or an address to send cash or check to.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Free graph

Anyone need a hug?  Make this throw and you'll always have one handy!  Using a J hook and 1 sc per square, you'll get approximately a 5 x 6 throw.  Enjoy!