So if you remember I said all I was working on is Jessica’s blanket. Well, that is true, so I honestly don’t have anything new to show you besides an updated picture of it. If I haven’t said so before, I really love how the corners look.
On other notes, I have been looking at patterns *when am I not* & actually picked up three to make or modify. Wanna see? Of course you do.
Hue Shift Afghan
The Hue Shift Afghan blends eleven colors of Brava Sport harmoniously in this unique and crafty mitered afghan. Knit in four larger pieces and then seamed together, each of the four sections begins at the corner and mitered squares are picked up and knit directly onto the existing work. By combining this clever construction with simple garter stitch knitting, you are able to create a modern and visually stunning motif with minimal effort! Although each mitered square is worked in the same way, they each begin slightly differently depending on where in the pattern they are located. The first square cast on becomes one of the four corners of the afghan where four more squares are picked up and knit one after another. Each following row of squares is picked up and knit onto the previous row until each section is complete. Made with simple garter stitch mitered squares and finished off with a dark border, the Hue Shift Afghan is a deceptively simple pattern that explores color in a new and creative way!
You will need US 5 (3.75mm) straight or circular needles, plus 32” or longer circular needles for the border, or size to obtain gauge, yarn needle, and locking ring stitch markers.
I keep seeing this one floating around. I thought about it when it first was published, but really didn’t like the colors used. So I waited to see what others used in colors & see if I drew inspiration from them. Yep, there are a lot of different color combos & so I think I may have an idea for it. Lots of black, gray, white, & maybe a pop of purple & green in it. Don’t know yet.
Crochet Daisy Afghan
Though we’re still snowed under in my part of the world, spring is here. To remind myself that, yes, the snow will depart soon, I created this vibrant daisy motif Afghan.
The pattern was somewhat inspired by Spanish tile work, and is made up of octagon and square pieces that are then crocheted together.
I used Red Heart Soft Touch yarn in three colours — tangerine, turquoise, and charcoal — and used 3 skeins of each to create this 4 foot by 5 foot throw. You’ll require only a 5 mm hook and some time. To be able to crochet this piece, you’ll need to know how to make basic crochet stitches, and the instructions are based on US crochet terms.
I saw this one & knew I needed it. Only one major problem. It is crochet. Hmm…maybe I can get Jessica to make it for me. *thinks* Anyhoo, I loved the style & the look of the afghan. So I got it. I may even do it myself, but I don’t know.
This little bag is great for putting your working yarn in for any project! The bowl is crocheted in the round from the bottom up and has a button-hole for the yarn to exit from. It also has an optional belt loop to attach to your belt, or anywhere you want!
If you’d like your bowl to smaller simply use a smaller gauge yarn or work less increase rows. If you’d like to make it bigger simply use a larger gauge yarn and work less increase rows. This is what I did for the sample shown in Spud and Chloe Outer (Super Bulky).
I think this needs no reason as to why I want it, lol. I am going to make it except I am going to knit it instead of crochet it. *hopes*
When I was visiting my family in Japan I saw some garments similar to this one and was captivated by the versatility of it. I knew I had to create one for myself.
On the surface it’s just a classic scarf with buttons along the side, but when you add a ribbon and some clever buttoning you get several different garments as well.
My favorite is the cardigan style. There’s something almost Victorian about it. But the shrug [pictured at left], sleeves, and hood are fun options too.
I can’t wait to see what else you do with it! Maybe a skirt?
Look at this! There are so many ways to wear it. I am going to be making this in a dark brown, longer, wider, & different stitch pattern. But my goodness, this is wonderful! Look at what some of the people have done with it on Ravelry. I don’t think I have been this excited about a project since I finished my first pair of socks & they were right, lol.
I am thinking about one of these stitch patterns (second one highly). think it will be engaging enough to keep me occupied yet not so hard that I don’t want to work on it, lol.