Thursday, 18 April 2019

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The Ruby Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern - from Clare at Cherry Blossom Crochet


My video uses different yarn - details on my pink and grey blanket are in this video:



Clare’s blog Cherry Blossom Crochet is currently offline which is why I am temporarily hosting the pattern – this may be removed if Clare decides to either reinstate her blog or wish to have this directed elsewhere 


😊





WHAT YOU WILL NEED - BABY SIZE BLANKET:


CROCHET HOOK:
4mm (US G/6)


YARN
Any DK weight yarn
(see below)


NOTIONS:
Scissors
Tape Measure
Tapestry/Darning Needle - To weave in ends


GAUGE:
N/A


FINISHED MEASUREMENT: (Approx)
Width - 29 inches
Length - 29.5 inches


SPECIAL STITCHES:
Puff Stitch -  Yarn over insert hook into allocated space, draw up a loop - Repeat 2 more times, yarn over, pull through all bar one loop on hook, yarn over, pull through remaining loops

COLOURWAY USED:


MAIN PATTERN:
Colour A - Ballet Pink - 274 yards
Colour B - Blush Pink - 274 yards
Colour C - Raspberry Pink - 274 yards
Colour D - Dolphin Blue - 274 yards
Colour E - Duck Egg Blue - 274 yards


BORDER:
Colour F - Paper White - 137 yards


COLOURWAY NOTES:

Work colour A, B, C, D, E for 2 rows each and continue to do so until the main blanket pattern is complete and then move on to border.







PATTERN:
Chain 123


R1. 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in next 3 chains * Skip next 2 chains, 1dc in next 4 chains, ch2, 1dc in next 4 chains * Repeat across to last 6 chains, skip next 2 chains, 1dc in next 2 chains, 2dc in next chain, 1dc in last ch, turn


R2. Ch1 (does not count as a stitch from here and throughout unless otherwise stated) 1dc in very first dc st, 2dc in next dc st, 1dc in next 2dc sts * Skip Next 2dc, 1dc in next 3dc, work (bobble st, ch2, bobble st) in next ch2 space, 1dc in next 3dc sts * Repeat across to last 6sts, skip next 2dc, 1dc in next 2dc sts, 2dc in next st, 1dc in top of turning ch, turn


R3. Ch1, 1dc in very first dc st, 2dc in next dc st, 1dc in next 2dc sts * Skip Next 2dc, 1dc in next 3dc, work (bobble st, ch2, bobble st) in next ch2 space, 1dc in next 3dc sts * Repeat across to last 6sts, skip next 2dc, 1dc in next 2dc sts, 2dc in next st, 1dc in last st, turn

Repeat row 3 until blanket measures 28 inches finishing on an even row, turn

Do not fasten off.


BORDER:

R1. Join colour F yarn, work 3sc in first st (corner made) 1sc in next st, 1hdc in next 2sts, 1dc in next 2sts, 1hdc in next 2sts, 1sc in top of bobble stitch, 1sc in ch2 space, 1sc in top of bobble stitch * 1sc in next st, 1hdc in next 2sts, 1dc in next 2sts, 1hdc in next 2sts, 1sc in top of bobble stitch, 1sc in ch2 space, 1sc in top of bobble stitch * Repeat across to last 9sts, 1sc in next st, 1hdc in next 2sts, 1dc in next 2sts, 1hdc in next 2sts, 1sc in next st, 3sc in next st (corner made)

Do not fasten off.

Work 116hdc evenly down the left hand side of blanket

Do not fasten off.



Working along the bottom of blanket, work 3sc in first st (corner made) 1hdc in next 2sts, 1sc in next st, 2sc in ch2 space, 1sc in next st * 1hdc in next 2sts, 1dc in next 2sts, 1hdc in next 2sts, 1sc in next st, 2sc in ch2 space, 1sc in next st * Repeat across to last 3sts, 1hdc in next 2sts, 3sc in last st (corner made)
Do not fasten off.
Work 116hdc evenly up the right hand side of blanket, join with a slip stitch to beg sc


R2-R3. Ch1 (does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated) Work 1sc in each st around blanket, working 3sc in each 4 corner stitches, join with a slip stitch to beg sc
** If you tend to crochet quite tight, use a bigger hook for the next row **

R4. Loosely slip stitch in each st around, join with a slip stitch to beg st

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Copyright:
Please do not sell, adjust or copy this pattern. Pattern and pictures belong to www.cherryblossomcrochet.com

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Sunday, 31 March 2019

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Cluster Stitch Circle in a Square Crochet Motif - Free pattern and video tutorial! Perfect for blankets or afghans


This Cluster Circle in a Square crochet motif is very closely related to my Rainbow Hexagon Blanket – only circular!

Crochet Circle in a Square


Straight onto the pattern!






Yarn required:

·         4mm Crochet Hook

·         Repeat pattern between the asterisks * …….. *

·         Pattern notes / explanations specific to each row (info inside bracket written in italics)



AMERICAN STITCH TERMS

Stitches / abbreviations used:

·         MR = Magic Ring
·         Ch = Chain
·         Sc = Single Crochet
·         Hdc = Half Double Crochet
·         Dc = Double Crochet
·         Tr = Treble Crochet
·         DC2Tog = Double Crochet 2 Together
·         DC3Tog = Double Crochet 3 Together
·         Ss = slip stitch
·         Sp= space
·         Sk = skip


Cluster Stitch Crochet Circle motif



TO START:  Using Hayfield Spirit


Round 1: Working into a Magic Ring

Ch2, 1dc (counts as dc2tog) ch1

* dc2tog, ch1* x 5

Ss to join to 1st ch1 sp of the round


Round 2:

Ch2, 2dc, (counts as dc3tog) ch2, dc3tog, ch2 all into same sp

*dc3tog, ch2, dc3tog, ch2* in each ch1 sp around

Ss to join into 1st ch2 sp of the round


Round 3:

Ch2, 2dc (counts as dc3tog) ch1, dc3tog, ch1 all into same sp

*dc3tog, ch1, dc3tog, ch1* in each ch2 sp  around

Ss to join into 1st ch1 sp of the round.


SQUARING OFF: Using Scheepjes ColourCrafter

Join new colour.

Ch4 (counts as tr) 1tr, ch3, 2 tr, ch1 all into same sp.  (corner formed)

*2dc in next ch sp, ch1
2hdc in next ch sp, ch1
2sc in next ch sp, ch1
2hdc in next ch sp, ch1
2dc in next ch sp, ch1
2tr, ch3, 2tr, ch1 in next ch sp. (corner formed)*

Repeat around all sides

Join with ss to top of intial ch4 of the round.

Square complete! 

You are now ready to join as you go – please skip the video to 19 minutes and 30 seconds in to watch to how JAYG and for other tips on joining.


If you have any questions about this pattern / spot any errors / notice any typos but holler!
I would absolutely LOVE to see any Cluster Circle Squares you make – please feel free to tag me in your photos on Instagram (I am @puddnhead) or post them to my Facebook page here! <3


Happy crocheting!

Robin x

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Friday, 15 March 2019

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Amigurumi Bumblebee - free crochet pattern & video tutorial!


Hands up who needs cheering up! This happy little chub-bee (yep, the bee puns have started early) little fella could be the amigurumi ray of sunshine you have been looking for! He is un-BEE-lievably simple to make.


Free crochet amigurumi bee pattern


He works up nice and quickly, is a very simple fat lozenge shape and only involves minor counting (bonus ha!)

Straight onto the crochet bee pattern!






Yarn required:

·         Chunky yarn in bumblebee colours! Yellow, black and white

·         10mm safety eyes

·         Stuffing

·         4.5mm Crochet Hook (or whatever size suits your yarn, I always use a smaller hook than suggested for amigurumi projects as it keeps your stitches tighter)

·         Repeat pattern between the asterisks * …….. *  Pattern is worked in spirals, do NOT join at the end of each round

·         Pattern notes / explanations specific to each row (info inside bracket written in italics)

·         Stitch count in [  ]

AMERICAN STITCH TERMS

Stitches / abbreviations used:

·         MR = Magic Ring
·         Inv dec = invisible decrease
·         Sc = Single Crochet
·         Hdc = Half Double Crochet
·         Dc = Double Crochet
·         Ss = slip stitch



Using yellow to start:

6sc into MR
*inc* x 6                     [12]
*sc, inc* x 6               [18]
*2sc, inc* x 6             [24]
*3sc, inc* x 6                         [30]
*4sc, inc* x 6                         [36]

Sc in each stitch around     [36]
Sc in each stitch around     [36]
Sc in each stitch around     [36]


Attach safety eyes and embroider face (see video)


Change to black

Sc in each stitch around     [36]
Sc in each stitch around     [36]

Change to yellow

Sc in each stitch around     [36]
Sc in each stitch around     [36]

Change to black

Sc in each stitch around     [36]
Sc in each stitch around     [36]

Change to yellow

Sc in each stitch around     [36]
Sc in each stitch around     [36]

Change to black

Sc in each stitch around     [36]
Sc in each stitch around     [36]

Change to yellow

*4sc, inv dec* x 6                  [30]
*3sc, inv dec* x 6                  [24]
*2sc, inv dec* x 6                  [18]

Stuff the body

*sc, inv dec* x 6                    [12]
*inv dec* x 6                          [6]

Cut yarn and run end around the outside loops of last 6 stitches. Synch closed and weave in end.

Wings – MAKE 2

Wings are made with single crochet for round 1, half double crochet for round 2 and double crochet for round 3

Using white yarn


6sc into MR               [6]
*Hdc inc* x 6            [12]
*1dc, dc inc* x 6        [18]


Join with ss and cut yarn leaving long end to sew to body.

Sew wings to the middle of the 2nd black stripe – see video



Free crochet amigurumi bumblebee pattern


I’d love to see any bumblebees you make! 

Feel free to tag me on Instagram (I’m @puddnhead) or find me on Facebook HookedbyRobin

Happy crocheting!

Robin x

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

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How to crochet the Bubble Puff Blanket - free pattern and video tutorial!


I’ve spent the last couple of weeks working quietly on this blanket – I am super amped to share it with you all! If you are a fan of texture, chunky fat stitches, fast growing projects and stunning yarn then the Bubble Puff Blanket is for you!

In my video, I spend the first 8 minutes (yes EIGHT MINUTES lol) chatting about this blanket, my inspiration for it, the yarn and general excited ramblings so pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and come and listen to me natter rather than reading my waffle!




For my particular blanket, I made it pram / stroller sized as it is a thick squishy blanket perfect for keeping baby warm.




I am writing the pattern for the small stroller size, feel free to upscale this pattern – just be aware you will need more yarn the bigger you go.



Yarn required:

·         Sirdar Hayfield Spirit in Sundown: https://www.snufflebeanyarn.co.uk/products/sirdar-hayfield-spirit-chunky?variant=21501928767572&ref=7

·         Cygnet Chunky in Cream: https://www.snufflebeanyarn.co.uk/products/cygnet-chunky?variant=14035836403796&ref=7

·         6.5mm Crochet Hook

·         Repeat pattern between the asterisks * …….. *

·         Pattern notes / explanations specific to each row (info inside bracket written in italics)

AMERICAN STITCH TERMS

Stitches / abbreviations used:

·         FSC = Foundation Single Crochet
·         Ch = Chain
·         Sc = Single Crochet
·         Hdc = Half Double Crochet
·         Dc = Double Crochet
·         Ss = slip stitch
·         Sp= space
·         Sk = skip
·         Shell = 5dc



Pattern multiple is 4FSC + 3FSC

TO START:  Pram / Stroller baby blanket size

Cream Yarn x 5 balls

Hayfield Spirit in Sundown x 2 balls

Make 71 FSC (foundation single crochet)

Row 1:

Ch2 (does not count as a stitch) 1dc in 1st fsc

Skip 2

*5dc, sk3* until last 3fsc

Skip 2

1dc in last fsc

Row 2:

Ch2 (counts as a stitch) 2dc in 1st stitch

*4dc in 5th stitch of shell from row below. Puff inbetween 4th & 5th stitches of shell from row below*  (please see video)

End on 1dc in top of dc from row below

Row 3:

Ch2 (counts as a stitch) 2dc in 1st stitch

*4dc in 5th stitch of shell from row below. Puff inbetween 4th & 5th stitches of shell from row below*  (please see video)

End on 1dc into top of ch2 from row below

REPEAT ROW 3 to end of blanket

To finish your blanket, you need to straighten up the top edge so it matches the bottom.

This is done over 2 rows.

End Row 1:

Ch1 (does not count as a stitch) 1hdc & 1dc into 1st stitch

*3dc in 5th dc stitch of shell from row below*

End on 1hdc into top of ch2 from row below

Final row: (this row is important to match the stitch count to your fsc row)

Ch1 (does not count as a stitch) sc in 1st stitch

*sc over next 3 stitches, sc inbetween next 2 stitches* (please see video)

End on sc in last 2 stitches.

Ch1, cut your yarn.



COLOUR SEQUENCE FOR CREAM / SUNDOWN BLANKET

Using Cream: FSC row
Rows 1 – 6: Cream
Row 7: Sundown
Row 8: Cream
Row 9: Sundown
Row 10: Cream
Row 11: Sundown
Rows 12 – 18: Cream
Row 19: Sundown
Row 20: Cream
Row 21: Sundown
Row 22: Cream
Row 23: Sundown
Rows 24 – 30: Cream
Row 31: Sundown
Row 32: Cream
Row 33: Sundown
Row 34: Cream
Row 35: Sundown
Rows 36 – 42: Cream
Row 43: Sundown
Row 44: Cream
Row 45: Sundown
Row 46: Cream
Row 47: Sundown
Rows 48 – 52: Cream
End Row 1: Cream
Final Row: Cream


Now you are ready for the border!






BORDER TIME!





Border Pattern (for stroller size blanket above – please see video for how to make a border on a larger version of the Bubble Puff blanket)

Using cream and with the right side of your blanket facing you:

ROUND 1

Join yarn to 1st stitch (top right hand corner of blanket)

3sc in 1st stitch (1st corner made)

Sc in each stitch along

3sc in last sc (2nd corner made)

Hdc evenly down the side (2 hdc per row, please see video)

3sc in 1st stitch of bottom (3rd corner made)

Sc in each stitch along

3sc in last sc (4th corner made)

Hdc evenly back up the side (2 hdc per row, please see video)



ROUND 2 (please see video for clarification)

Top edge

9dc into 2nd sc of 3sc

*skip 1, ss, skip 1, 5dc* to corner

Skip 2, 9dc into 2nd sc of 3sc

Join with ss to 1st sc.

Side

Skip 2, ss

*skip 1, 5dc, skip 1, ss* to last few stitches

Skip 2, 5dc, skip 2, 9dc into 2nd sc of 3sc

Bottom edge

Skip 2, ss

*skip 1, 5dc, skip 1, ss* to end

Skip 2, 9dc into 2nd sc of 3sc

Side

Skip 2, ss

*skip 1, 5dc, skip 1, ss* to end putting final ss just before beginning 9dc


I hope that makes sense! Please see the video for clarification of the border as seeing it written down looks mega complicated! Eek!


If you have any questions about this pattern / spot any errors / notice any typos but holler!
I would absolutely LOVE to see any Bubble Puff blankets you make – please feel free to tag me in your photos on Instagram (I am @puddnhead) or post them to my Facebook page here! <3

Happy crocheting!

Robin x




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