Friday, March 9, 2018

Lemon Drop Crochet Baby Beanie, Capri yarn by Loops & Threads

Last month I was at Michael's and all the Loops & Threads yarn was on sale for 50% off. 

I had an additional coupon for 20% off. 

I bought a lot of yarn that day, including two small skeins of Capri by Loops and Threads, which I never tried before. 

This yarn is a blend of cotton, nylon, and polyester. It's chunky (category 4), but super soft. There are 87 yards in each skein. 

I thought it would be enough to make a baby hat. 

I worked with a size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook and came up with a newborn beanie pattern using a textured crochet stitch. 

Because I made a tiny hat (size newborn), which measures only about 13 inches in circumference and 5 inches in height, I was able to make three hats out of two skeins. 

These three newborn hats will now go into my donations box.

The pattern is available in my shops: Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Another Knitting Stitch, Simple Pattern

I continue trying my hand at knitting and experimenting with different stitches.

Here is a stitch that looks complex, but it's quite easy. 


k: knit

p: purl

yo: yarn over

k2 tog: knit 2 together 

Multiple of 18, plus 2

I casted on 56 for this sample.

Row 1: slip the 1st st, knit across, purl last st. (Right side)

Row 2: slip the 1st st, purl across.

Row 3: slip the 1st st, *(k2 tog) three times, (YO, K1) six times, (k2 tog) three times* across, purl last st.

Row 4: slip the 1st stitch, knit across, purl last st. 

Repeat Rows 1-4 for the pattern. 

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Caron Cakes Ripple and Shells Lapghan

Caron Cakes is one of my favorite yarns and I really enjoyed working on this lapghan.

The stitch is simple and easy to remember. Only two rows are repeated for the pattern.

Four "cakes" were needed for this project. They are quite pricey, but I always buy my yarn with a coupon from Michael's. 

The overall cost of yarn in this lapghan was about 18-20 dollars. Not bad!

The finished measurements are about 52 inches long and 35 inches wide. 

I used size H/8 (5 mm) hook. 

The pattern is available in my Etsy and Craftsy shops, as well as on Ravelry