Monday, February 25, 2008

Alternate Wave 7" Square

One of the projects I got side tracked with is making squares for our new AC4C joiners by this months end. I am on the angora team-we took a real cute quiz to figure out which one you would be. I designed my own square in crochet for the project. This pattern is a multiple of 2 plus 1 chain so yarn and hook size can be adjusted for other purposes. Here is my square pattern....

Alternate Wave 7" Square


Any worsted weight yarn (this project didn't take up much yarn)
Size L crochet hook

Chain 21
Row 1 sc in second chain from hook and in each ch across (20sc)
Row 2 ch 1 and turn skip first sc (sc, dc) in next sc *skip next sc, (sc, dc) in next
sc and repeat from * across row finishing with a (sc, dc) in turning ch
Row 3 ch 1 and turn (sc, dc) in each dc across row finishing with a (sc, dc) in turning ch
Row 4 to 15 repeat row 3 for pattern
Row 16 ch 1 turn and skip first sc and sc in each sc and dc across to end
Bind off and weave in ends.

Please use this pattern for personal and/or charity purposes. If you are going to use this pattern please link to my blog. Thank you and Enjoy! Designed by Lily Hutton Feb. 24, 2008 Copyright 2008

Update on Fleece Dilemma

Hey there-I have been real busy with so much stuff this month, especially since I got back from Virginia Beach. I wish I had made more progress on my projects but no such luck so far. I will continue to plug away on them this week. I have to say a big Thanks to VJ for helping me with this fleece blanket issue. Here is a pic of her first one done. It looks great and I am so glad she took over for me. Thanks again VJ.
I received some fabric in the mail from Ginden for burpee cloths and from AD for hats for the April project for AC4C and will get to those next week. Thanks for sending those along. I had a couple of things/projects come up to stall my progress but plan to have those done by this weekend as well. Hello to all my friends and I hope all is well in your corner of the world....

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Preemie Crunch Blankie

This will be my first attempt at pattern writing for others besides myself to read. I came up with this blanket because although there are many patterns out there for preemies and/or baby blankets the ones for boys don't seem to be very masculine. I wanted something different so started studying the different stitches in several books and websites to see what I could come up with. I found this stitch pattern to be very easy, quick, and adaptable. What I mean is you can make it any size you want by using any size needle you want and by using mostly any combination of yarn/yarns you want. This stitch pattern is a multiple of 2+1. Up close picture below of stitch pattern. Well, here goes....

20x20 Preemie Crunch Blankie

Materials: 2 skeins of baby yarn different colors, size M crochet hook, yarn/tapestry needle

Working with both strands of yarn as one Ch 55

Row 1: slip stitch loosely in third chain from hook, *hdc in next ch, slip st loosely in next ch* continue from * to * ending with a slip st in last ch, ch2 and turn.

Row 2 (Pattern Row): skip first slip st and *slip st loosely in top of hdc and hdc in next slip st* continue from * to * ending with a slip stitch in top of turning ch, ch2 and turn.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern until blanket reaches 20 inches then ch 1, turn, and slip st in each stitch across to end. Fasten off and weave in ends.

I would love to see this pattern be used for charity purposes or personal use. If you are going to use this pattern please link to my blog. Thank you and Enjoy! Designed by Lily Hutton Feb. 14, 2008 Copyright 2008

Still Plugging Away....

I am finally able to post my pictures of some of the projects of I have been working on over the last few weeks. These are the neck gaiters I made for the AC4C special project for The Ships Projects for our troops....

They are navy blue 100% wool made with a pattern from Beth K. one of my friends from AC4C. Thanks Beth! Now I am finishing up a preemie baby blanket that I came up with on my own. I have 3 done so far and the fourth one will be done today. They look like this....

The pattern for the pink ones is called JAMIE'S BABY BLANKET and it is from a skein of Jamie baby yarn. I just adapted the size. I made two of the pink ones sizes 15x15 and 20x20. The blue ones I have one size 16x16 and the one I am finishing today is 20x20. I designed this blanket myself from the "crunch" stitch. I love that stitch and I think it looks great for any baby but especially for a boy. It isn't frilly or lacy. Anyway, I just love it tons. I will post my pattern for the blue blanket in a seperate post next. After I finish the blanket today I am going to work on my La Dantelle Belle and my baby raglan sweater. Those are the only two projects that made it through the tea spill last week or so. My mother and I went shopping and I am going to make her a few things also. I will start those some time in the next couple of weeks. I kept toying with the idea of finishing the Cathedral Window but tried it again and hated it immensely so frogged that and the idea totally. Love doilies but not this one apparently. Oh well! I have dropped several of my groups because I am going to go to school soon but I think I have it where I can keep up with everything now. Well, I am off to crochet and knit away....I hope all is okay in your corner of the world....

Monday, February 4, 2008


Okay, so I haven't posted in a while-Again! I have been out of town and had a minute so I thought I would attempt a small post. I will be home in about a week and will post again sometime after I unpack. I was sure hoping to get lots of stuff done on this trip but have only gotten my two books read and the neck gaiters done for the soldiers so far. I did mail my charity contribution for this month's project for AC4C already though. I plan to attempt some blankets for this months project. I cut my group memberships down a few so I can keep up since I am going to be going back to school soon and possibly getting a part time job. Wasn't sure I was going to be able to keep up with them all. So my big WOW moment was that I was sitting here reading my last book I wanted to get read while I was away and hit my cup of tea and knocked it over right into my basket of yarn. My basket is a laundry basket and it was carrying all my ongoing projects right now which are my baby raglan sweater, my log cabin afghan, my neck gaiter (the last one), my crochet afghan I have on my hook that I posted a pic of when I first started this blog, my La dentelle belle scarf, and the yarn to the baby blocks knitted afghan (which was also posted when I started this blog but I took it out to start it over with bigger needles), along with some other yarn for various other little projects for when my hands get sore. Needless to say there was green tea all over everything. YUCK! Ruined the crocheted afghan, stained all the light colored yarn, wet ALL the yarn and my notebook with the patterns-it was a huge mess and it all pooled in the bottom of the basket so the yarn just sat there soaking up the tea YIKES! I have to start over on everything except the sweater and the neck gaiter. They say things happen for a reason so I guess we will see why this had to happen, maybe for more yarn therapy-I mean shopping-I mean....well you all know what I mean. LOL. I am hoping to still be able to use the white yarn when it dries but not sure if it is possible or not. I hope everything is going well in y'alls little corner of the world....