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Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Blanket pattern and a Challenge!

So I've finished one blanket for my soon-to-be-here grand-baby. A simple pattern that works up quick and looks great. I love the lacy feel and how delicate it looks, especially in the Baby Ombre color from Bernet.

Here's a quick rundown of the pattern I used, I kinda made it up as I went so errors may be rampant! LoL

Pattern: (using a size G/4.25mm hook)

Row 1: Chain 113, Single Crochet in second chain from hook and across. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 2: Double Crochet, chain 2, Double Crochet in the next stitch. (V-stitch). Skip 2 stitches, repeat V-stitch in next stitch. *Skip 2 stitches, repeat V-stitch in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * across, ending with Double Crochet in last stitch. Chain 3 and turn.

Rows 4-?: Repeat Row 2 until blanket reaches desired length. Chain 1 and turn.

Last Row: Single Crochet in each stitch across. Leave yarn attached for trim <OR> if you're changing colors, tie off and weave in ends.

Trim (if using a different color for the trim, attach in any corner): Chain 3, skip 2 stitches, Single Crochet in next. Repeat across the length and width of the blanket. Ending in a corner, Tie off and weave in ends.





So now I'm looking for a cute pattern for baby booties. (hint hint ^_^) And maybe a baby hat; I'm thinking of doing the elf hat from Clare at bobwilson123.com. My daughter likes video games and I thought an elf hat might be right up her alley. LoL. What am I talking about, I play video games and an elf hat is my kinda baby hat!

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Alright, last week I mentioned a special project to help those in need. Well, here it is .... I'm issuing a challenge. To all hookers/knitters/tailors/crafters .... make 5 hats before the end of August and donate them to a homeless shelter.


I've got mine finished and I will probably make more. I don't see why not simply because I have the time and I have the yarn. Reach out and HELP someone. If only 10 people make hats, that's 50 people that will be warmer this winter. Not only their heads, but their hearts as well, simply because you've let them know that someone was thinking of them and cared enough to make a hat.

Reply below with links to pics/your own blogs with what you've got cooking for this challenge. I'd love to see them! 

Peace and blessings to you all,
~~Karen~~

 


4 comments:

  1. Hey have you checked if you have a local chapter of Newborns in Need? We go to our local meetings - they accept new and used items for premature babies born below the poverty level. Typically we crochet hats and blankets to take and donate. Great way to socialize too with some local hookers!

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    1. Great idea - I'll look into that!
      And thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Congratulations! That's a great way to spend time and a wonderful gift for people who really need it.

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    1. Thanks Susan. I've been where they are and I remember how I felt, so that's why I do it.

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