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Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL 2016: Section 13

Woohoo! It’s time for my section of the Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL!

I’ve been waiting for this moment for quite a while now 😉

My section of the blanket has particular meaning to me. I created it as an homage to my Grandma, who taught me how to crochet.

My Grandma is an AWESOME crocheter. She was a great teacher and I owe my love of crochet to her! (Thanks Grandma! <3)

So today I’m sharing my part of the blanket with you, but I’m also sharing a part of my crochet journey…so thank you for taking this journey with me!

wonder cal crochet pattern 2016

Just a reminder: you should be using an I/5.5mm hook (or your equivalent) and worsted weight. For my sample, I used various Loops and Threads Impeccable colors.

Okay, let’s get started!

Depending on what section you chose to do for #12, you’ll have either a row of sc, hdc, or dc as your last row.

If your last row left you with the wrong side facing you, then you’re good to go! If it left you with the right side, do a row of hdc before you begin the pattern below.

Abbreviations:

sk – skip

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

fptr – front post treble crochet

bpdc – back post double crochet

BLO – back loops only

FLO – front loops only

Turning chains do NOT count as a stitch throughout. Repeats are in ( ).

R1: (right side) ch2, turn, (in BLO, 1 dc each in next 4 stitches; sk next st, in next st: 2dc, 2ch, 2dc; sk next st, in BLO, 1 dc each in next 4 stitches) repeat ( ) until end

R2: ch2, turn, (4hdc, ch1, sc in 2ch from last round, ch1, 4hdc) repeat ( ) until end

R3: ch2, turn, (in BLO, 1 dc each in next 4 stitches, skip the ch1, in sc from last round: 2hdc, ch1, 2hdc; skip next st; in BLO, 1 dc each in next 4 stitches) repeat ( ) until end

R4: ch2, turn, (4hdc, hdc in 1st hdc from cluster in last round, skip one hdc, hdc in ch, skip one hdc, hdc in 2nd hdc from cluster in last round, 4hdc) repeat ( ) until end

R5: ch2, turn, dc in each stitch across

R6: ch2, turn, (in FLO, 1 dc each in next 5 stitches, fptr, in FLO, 1 dc each in next 5 stitches) rep ( ) until end

R7: ch2, turn, (5bpdc, fpdc, 5bpdc) rep ( ) until end

R8: ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across

That’s it!

I hope you enjoy this part of the Wonder CAL. Please feel free to comment below or email me with any questions! (jess@screentostitch.com)

Happy Crocheting!

 

 

 

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free unicorn crochet pattern amigurumi

FREE Crochet Pattern: UNI-CORN Amigurumi

I LOVE unicorns. (Who doesn’t?!)

They are the coolest mythical creature, by far. (I mean, they poop rainbows!)

So today I have for you, my version of the unicorn: a UNI-CORN.

ACORN

What is a UNI-CORN? It’s a fluffy kernel of popcorn with a unicorn’s rainbow horn! The UNI-CORN is the coolest popcorn friend you will ever have! With a rainbow horn and magical popping-powers, the UNI-CORN will be your new favorite amigurumi toy. Crochet his horn in whatever magical colors you’d like and assemble his fluffies sporadically so he looks like he’s just been popped!

free unicorn crochet pattern amigurumi

 

I’m so excited to share this pattern with you all…enjoy!

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Materials List

size H crochet hook

yellow yarn (I used Caron brand yarn)

black yarn (used for face)

stuffing

yarn needle

scissors

5 rainbow colors of yarn (I used, red, orange, green, blue and purple in varying brands)

 

Notes
Pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
An inc is made by working 2 sc in the same st.
I use an invisible dec which is made by inserting your hook into front loops only of next 2 stitches, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through final 2 loops on hook, counts as 1 sc.

Pattern Instructions
Corn Top
R1: 6sc in ML
R2: (inc) rep 6 times (12)
R3: (sc, inc) rep 6 times (18)
R4: sc, (inc, sc) rep 6 times, then sc in last st (24)
R5: (sc) in each st around (24)
R6: (3sc, inc) rep 6 times (30)
R7: (sc) in each st around (30)
R8: (2sc, inc, 2sc) rep 6 times (36)
R9-16: (sc) in each st around (36)
R17: (2sc, dec, 2sc) rep 6 times (30)
FO and weave in end

Corn Bottom 
R1: 6sc in ML
R2: (inc) rep 6 times (12)
R3: (sc, inc) rep 6 times (18)
R4: sc, (inc, sc) rep 6 times, then sc in last st (24)
R5: (3sc, inc) rep 6 times (30)
FO with at least a 10” tail

Small Corn Fluff (make 4) 
R1: 6sc in ML
R2: (inc) rep 6 times (12)
R3: (sc) in each st around (12)
R4: (sc, inc) rep 6 times (18)
R5: (sc) in each st around (18)
R6: (sc, dec) rep 6 times (12)
FO with at least a 6” tail

Large Corn Fluff (make 4) 
R1: 6sc in ML
R2: (inc) rep 6 times (12)
R3: (sc) in each st around (12)
R4: (sc, inc) rep 6 times (18)
R5: (sc) in each st around (18)
R6: sc, (inc, sc) rep 6 times, then sc in last st (24)
R7: (sc) in each st around (24)
R8: (sc, dec, sc) rep 6 times (18)
R9: (sc, dec) rep 6 times (12)
FO with at least a 8” tail

Rainbow Horn 
R1: with red, 6sc in ML
R2: in BLO (sc, inc) rep 3 times (9)
R3-4: (sc) in each st around (9)
R5: with orange, in BLO, (ss) in each st around (9)
R6: in BLO, (sc) in each st around (9)
R7: (sc) in each st around (9)
R8: with green, in BLO, (ss) in each st around (9)
R9: in BLO, (sc) in each st around (9)
R10: (sc) in each st around (9)
R11: with blue, in BLO, (ss) in each st around (9)
R12: in BLO, (sc) in each st around (9)
R13: (sc, dec) rep 3 times (6)
R14: with purple, in BLO, (ss) in each st around (6)
R15: in BLO, (sc, dec) rep 2 times (4)
ss to 1st sc, FO and weave closed
Assembly
It’s easier to do the face before you start assembly, so start by sewing the face with black yarn, following the picture.
Stuff corn top and match with corn bottom. (Think of it like you’re putting a lid on a jar!)
Sew bottom onto top, stuffing as you go.
Add corn fluff one by one, alternating large and small fluffs. Vary heights slightly so it doesn’t look too uniform. Stuff fluffs before sewing onto main section of corn.
Cut a 6” section of red yarn (or whatever color you started your horn with) and sew horn directly over face, making sure it’s centered.

Happy crocheting!
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WIP Wednesday #7: The Zen Blanket Pattern (Free!)

Can I just start by saying that I love Periscope?! I think it’s so cool to be able to connect with my readers, fans and customers that way. A big thanks to everyone who was on yesterday’s Periscope!

This pattern was going to be called the Easy Peasy Scrap Eater Blanket, but everyone on Periscope convinced me that it should be renamed The Zen Blanket, so here it is!

the zen blanket free crochet pattern from screen to stitch

This pattern is perfect for eating up scraps. It’s super easy to memorize and can grow to be as big as you’d like! I used the word zen when describing how patterns like this make me feel…they can be very meditative as you don’t have to think about the pattern or the colors, you can just relax and crochet. And that’s where the name came from!

Share your pics with the hashtag #zenblanket so I can see!

The Zen Blanket Pattern

Turning chain does NOT count as a stitch throughout.
ch 21
R1: in 4th ch from hook, dc (dc) in each st across (18)
R2: ch1, turn, sc in next st (sc) in each st across, not including turning chain from row below (18)
R3: ch3, turn, dc in next st (dc) in each st across, not including turning chain from row below (18)
rep rows 2-3 until you run out of yarn (end on a complete row) then attach the next color and keep going

Keep going until you reach the length you desire your blanket. Then start over from R1 and make another panel. Keep making panels until you have enough to make the blanket the width you desire.

Sew the panels together using the zipped ladder stitch, or whichever sewing method you prefer.

Here are some helpful tutorials for the techniques used in this blanket:

Changing Colors in Crochet

Zipped Ladder Stitch Tutorial

I hope you like this pattern! Make sure you share your Zen Blanket project with me by using the hashtag #zenblanket so I can see!

Let’s use up those scraps so we can buy some more yarn!! (hehe)

What are you working on right now? Share in the comments below or in the Facebook group!

Basic Granny Square Pattern

So for my 52 week Granny Square project, I will be using the basic granny square pattern below. If you would like to crochet along with me, join the Ravelry group!

NEOUS9Rk2mqOQnBe.jpgSo here is the pattern:

Crochet Hook Size- H/5.00mm

I used 4 colors, but the cool part about a granny square is that you can use as many colors as you wish! I changed colors every row.

Key:

ch- chain

ss- slip stitch

st- stitch

sp- space

dc- double crochet

rep- repeat


w/color A:

ch6, ss to form loop

ch2 (counts as dc) 2dc, ch, *3dc, ch, rep from * around, join w/ss to top of ch2

change to color B

ch2 (counts as dc) 2dc in same st, *ch1, 3dc in previous ch1 sp, ch1, 3dc in same sp (this forms a corner) rep from * around, join w/ss to top of ch2

this pattern can be repeated around as many times as you wish. For each ch1 sp on an edge, you make one 3dc cluster and for every ch1 sp in a corner, you make two 3dc clusters to make the turn. Be sure to put a ch1 sp in between each 3dc cluster, to give you space for the next row.

Comment if you have any questions and don’t forget to join the group so you can share your progress!