Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Modern peach and blue Granny Blanket




As I made this, I felt like I was creating a series of triangles nestled in between each other which to me, gave the blanket a modern feel, hence, the name. Either way, this works up fast and is fun to memorize and pick up easily where you left off. 








So here is the pattern:


Chain 3 + 1 to however wide you'd like the blanket. I usually do somewhere between 32 and 36 inches wide for a baby blanket.

ROW 1: 1 dc into 4th ch from hook, *sk next 2 chs, 3 dc into next ch*, rep what's in between the astricks * ending last rep with 2 dc into last ch, turn

ROW 2: Ch 3, 1 dc into next dc, (ch 3 counts as first dc), *ch 2, dc3tog,* repeat ** ending last repeat with ch 2, dc into next dc, 1 dc into 3rd of beg skipped ch 3, turn

CHANGE COLORS

ROW 3: Ch 3, 3 dc in the ch 2 space between the last dc3tog and 2 dc of previous row, *3 dc into next ch 2 space,  repeat ** ending with 1 dc in top of 3rd ch of turning chain, turn.

ROW 4: Ch 4, (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), *dc3tog in top of each 3 dc of previous row, ch 2,* repeat * across and end with ch 1, dc into top of ch 3 turning chain, turn.

CHANGE COLORS

ROW 5: Ch 3, 1 dc into dc (the base of the ch 3), 3 dc in next ch 2 space, repeat across ending with 2 dc into 3rd of ch 4, turn.

ROW 6: Ch 3, 1 dc into the next dc, *ch 2, dc3tog, repeat ** ending last repeat with dc into next dc, 1 dc into 3rd of ch 3, turn.

repeat rows 3-6 until you have a desired length of blanket.

Here are a few tips I realized while making this blanket that might be helpful to you.

Since each finished "triangle" (the dc that stack on each other) are nestled in between each other, you will notice that the number of them will be different each color change. For example, I did a small swatch to test the pattern and I ended up with 8 "triangles in one row, then 9 in the next, then back to 8 then back to 9. What I noticed are the rows that have 8 are also the rows where you have 2 dc and the end of the rows. The rows that had 9 "triangles" only had 1dc on the end.

I hope that makes sense to you and you can find success learning this pattern. Email me with questions you might have, and please feel free to tag me on instagram @daisyfarmcrafts or use #daisyfarmcrafts.

Oh the yarn! I almost forgot. I used one skein each of Caron Simply soft in White, lt blue, and peach it was just enough for my blanket that ended up measuring 34X34, using an "H" size hook. You might be different, have different tension and need a different size hook.

I did add a simple sc border around the whole blanket making sure I sc 3 into each corner.

Good luck!

With Love, Tiffany

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Gray and Yellow bobble and mesh stitch blanket


Made with 100% cotton and 100% love. I can't stop holding this blanket and hope the baby that eventually is cuddled up in this feels warm and happy. 


Materials: 

"I love this cotton" brand from Hobby Lobby. Don't have Hobby Lobby? The cotton is 3.5 oz / 100g medium weight "4"

H hook

I used about 4 skeins of white, 2 buttercup, 2 dove, I think, I'm sorry I didn't keep track, but please buy more than you need to make sure you have enough. This cotton is great for washcloths so you could do something extra. 

Pattern: (USA terms)

Chain in a series of 4 to your desired length. I like to make baby blankets between 32 and 36 inches. So, however many chains you make, make that number divisible by 4.

ROW 1: (Mesh stitch rows) In second chain from hook, sc, ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch, repeat across. ch1 turn.

ROW 2: sc into sc of previous row, ch 1, sc in next sc of previous row,  repeat across.

ROW 3-6: Repeat row 2. 

ROW 7: (Bobble row) sc in first sc, ch 1, *dc3tog in next sc space, ch 1, sc in next sc of previous row, ch 1*, repeat ** across. ch1 turn

ROW 8: *Sc in first sc, ch 1, sc into top of bobble stitch, ch 1*, repeat * across

ROW 9: Bobble Row, repeat instructions for row 7.

(I chose to do 3 rows of bobble stitches) 

Then do 6 rows of mesh stitch in between your next rows of bobble stitches and start getting creative. Use your own color changes and ideas of how you want your blanket to look like. 

Tips, the bobble row will always be done so the bobbles pop out on the right side. There is a right side and wrong side to this blanket. You'll know you might have done one too many rows of mesh stitch if your bobbles are popping out the wrong way. Always to a row of mesh stitch in between the bobble stitch row so that you are doing them on the right side, hope that makes sense.

In the rows that I did alternating buttercup and dove bubble stitches, I did a row of white mesh stitch. Again, play around with what you like. 

I finished the blanket by going around the entire blanket with a mesh stitch and three sc into each corner. 

(a bobble stitch can be 5dctog, but sort of looks more popcorn to me, and with the yarn I chose, 3dctog, seemed to be just enough.) 

Good luck! Follow me on Instagram @daisyfarmcrafts and see what other baby blankets I come up with, I share all my patterns. Also, feel free to pin this to pinterest! I love sharing! 

With love,

Tiffany