Friday, January 27, 2017

Beautiful Shells Blanket In One Color

So after many questions on how to crochet the beautiful shells blanket in one color, I've finally created a video on how to do it.
You can view the video HERE

I also have a video in two colors HERE and the rectangle version of this blanket HERE

So if you're still reading and haven't started one of my video links above I will say that this blanket is very very very addicting and you'll want to make more than one!!!

You can also create pillow covers ect with this pattern.😍

These blankets have two repeating rows, if you know me I love naming rows to keep track if they repeat....haha..... it may have something to do with all the farm animals I had growing up, who knows, stuffs go to have a name right? Numbers are no fun! But anywhoooo I like to call the V stitch row the "frame work round" Or the "V stitch round"
Then you have the "shell round" this round has all of your double crochets into your V stitches.

You can also google images for this blanket if you're not sure what colors to go with.

I used Red Heart super saver in heather gray and the cream is a shimmer yarn by Red Heart. You can see all the sparkles. ☆☆☆☆

This is my Rectangle Shells blanket.
Pattern HERE
For this blanket I'm using Red Heart super saver in white and Caron Cakes yarn in Bumble Berry.
It is so yummy! And is part wool but so very soft!

These are the links I found for the Beautiful shells blanket and afghan Pattern



Well I'll let you get to crocheting!!
Have fun with it!
And Thank you so much for stopping by.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Virus Blanket V Stitch Border

Hello everyone! Thank you for stopping in.

I added a V stitch border to my virus blanket and it turned out just so lovely!!

I first completed the straight edge border. You can view that post HERE

Make sure to check out that video too.

So after you've done the straight edge border the V stitch is SUPER simple.

NOTES: a V stitch is dc chain 1 dc.

To Begin:

Start in your corner stitches of the previous round. This should also be about the middle of your corner.

Chain 4 (this counts as the 1st dc and chain 1) dc into the stitch you chained up from.

first v stitch complete.

chain 2, make another V stitch in the same space.

Now you have your two corner V stitches.

*Skip 2 st, V st into the next stitch.* repeat this until you get to your next corner

V stitch ch 2 V stitch into the same space for your corner.

*Skip 2 st, V st into the next stitch.* repeat this until you get to your next corner

keep going until you reach the end where you slip stitch to join. DO NOT TURN.

Row 2 

This row will be repeated until you have the border as wide as you like.

slip st into the center of the first V stitch of the corner.

chain 4, dc into the same place. Fist Vst complete.

(Now you will make two corner V stitches into the chain 2 space.)

V stitch ch 2 V stitch into the chain 2 of the previous round.

Now V stitch into each of your previous V stitches, and in to each corner chain 2 place your twin V stitches separated by a chain 2.

I hope this helps for any questions or Help please visit my video HERE

or message me with photos of your work to my Facebook PAGE HERE

Thank you for the visit.
Have fun with your gorgeous crochet blanket.
All the best,

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Crochet A Straight Edge On Your Virus Projects

Hello everyone!

So in this post I will be explaining (with some photos and text) how I added a straight edge to my virus blanket.

Video to be released on January 13 2017

You can do this to your two corner virus poncho, your four corner virus poncho and even your virus shawls.
Please NOTE* With the virus shawls you will have to turn after each row.

To start you will need:

The hook you used for your project or a hook a little bigger. The larger hook may help your edge to lay more flat. If it's not laying flat, give it a good tug or read though this post and see how you can add extra stitches.

Now to begin~ 

You will need to have completed the double crochet chain 1 double crochet round of your work.

Single crochet into the first chain 1 space, and into the next 6 chain 1 spaces. Skipping over the double crochets of the previous round.

(I apologize for the lack of photos here I will be adding more to this post)

Next hdc into the following ch 1 space, dc into the next, and then treble crochet into the very center of your valley where the two dc touch.

Now go up the other side, dc into the next ch 1 space, hdc into the following.

Place 5 sc over the small arch.

Then, fill in the next valley just like your last. hdc, dc, Treble, dc, hdc, then 5 sc over the next small arch.

Once you reach the 20 dc for the corners you want to fill in the valley right before it.
hdc, dc, Treble, dc, hdc, next 7sc two sc into the same space ( HERE you can add three stitches if it does not want to lay flat in the corners.) 7 sc then your next valley.

So for a recap.

all valleys have hdc, dc, Treble, dc, hdc.

All small arches have 5 sc................

*now here again if your work is not laying flat. Place 2 of your sc, then in the next chain 1 space, add two sc instead of one, then 2 more sc. so over each arch you will have 6 sc not 5.
(I will add photos of this)*

Large arches have 7sc, then 2 or 3 sc into the same space, 7sc.

To end you will add 2 sc( or three)  into the last chain 1 space.

I hope to make this lovely border even more clear with a video and more photos here on my blog.

Thank you for your patience.

Please send me a message on Facebook if you are having lots of trouble. I'd be happy to help. I've only tested this myself so it may not work for everyone.

Thank you so much for reading and have a lovely crochet day.
All the best to you,