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Mod Baby Stripe

Hello everyone,

It is still Wednesday but only just barely. I am late today getting online. Just way too much going on. My darling daughter also has soccer now on Wednesday’s and she is having great fun with that.

This week I pretty much only worked on my Mod Baby Stripe Blanket. It is coming along nicely. I added 3 rounds of sc around the edge. And I am still researching doing a fleece backing. I have never backed a blanket before and I am not familiar with sewing terms. So finding an easy tutorial has been a challenge. Mod Baby Stripe Blanket CrochetDo any of you have any experience with backing with fleece. For example can I just cut the fleece the exact same size as my crochet blanket then blanket stitch around the edge? Which I have never done might I add.

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Do I need to leave a seam allowance and fold that under? I am going to probably do this by hand. So the simplest way is what I am looking for. But I also want it to look professional. I really get stubborn once I have an idea of what I want to do. Usually I end of creating my own method. Maybe I will end up doing that this time too!

here is a pic of my ends – Mod Baby Stripe Blanket CrochetAnd a photo with the single crochet edge – Though difficult to see on the black backdrop. This is btw some of the fleece I was considering using for the backing. Mod Baby Stripe Blanket CrochetI am a die-hard perfectionist and would really appreciate any of your comments on how to finish this blanket! hehe don’t be afraid to leave a comment :-).

On a lighter note I really have enjoyed making the granny stripe blanket and I have plans to make many more. I am even thinking of writing up an infinity scarf pattern with a stitch like this for the fall.

Look forward to talking to you!

Cricket

 

Related Post – Modern Granny Stripe Baby Blanket

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Modern Granny Stripe Baby Blanket

Hello everyone!

Sorry I couldn’t get my update posts up yesterday, I just couldn’t get to it. But, I am really excited about this new pattern I have found. It is for a granny stripe blanket. It is a very nice modern take on the classic granny square and if your granny squares lean like mine do you will really enjoy the straight lines in this project.

Basically you begin with one long chain. Depending on the size of the blanket you want to make. My blanket is for a baby so I only chained 99 (needing a multiple of 3). I will add a border when I am finished.

I am using 4 colors. White stripes flow between each of the colored rows.

crochet modern granny stripe baby blanketI am using 100% cotton. I want to back this blanket with fleece or flannel. Have any of you lined a crochet blanket? How do you do it?

crochet modern granny stripe baby blanketI am really enjoying this blanket. It is a really quick and easy pattern. Once you get past the 2nd row it works up so fast. I love it! Great project for those days when you just want to hook and not think too much about it. You can find a tutorial on this pattern at attic24.

I hope you guys enjoy this post. What do you think of my color combinations?

Leave a comment! I look forward to hearing from you.

Cricket


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Ocean Waves Afghan 80% finished

I am also working on an Ocean waves baby afghan for my sister-in-law. I am about 80% finished. I will do another wave and a border around. Here is how it looks so far.

crochet oceanwavesafghan If I make another one of these Afghans I will use a 5mm instead of a 5.5mm. But I think my next blanket in waves will be without the back loops only stitching. I am thinking I would like to do a ripple blanket. This one is really nice because it gives a 3D effect.

This is a free pattern from Red Heart. Just search their directory for Ocean Waves.

Have fun!

Cricket

 

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Crochet Ocean Waves Afghan

Back Again!

Now for the second part of this weeks update. I began an Ocean Waves Afghan this week. Well I shouldn’t say afghan because I am only doing a baby blanket size. There is a Crochet Along Challenge with Mikey from the Crochet Crowd at Red Heart Yarn. Although I am not participating in this challenge I really fell in love with this afghan and wanted to try it.

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My sister-in-law is having a baby boy giving me the perfect opportunity! This is my second attempt at making a blanket. The first was a granny square blanket. I really LOVE this pattern.

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It is so easy. It works up super quick. I have only worked on this blanket for two nights. If you have never made a blanket I suggest this one. Mikey breaks everything down. Shows you how to do the stitches, how to fix your mistakes and has charts to help you understand the stitch work.

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I used Bernat handicrafter cotton in blue, beige and brown. This is a great choice of fiber for a summer time blanket. If you want a warmer blanket you may want to use acrylic.

You can find all the links you need to make your own Ocean Waves Afghan by clicking HERE!

Hope you enjoy this afghan as much as I do. Have a great day!

 

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Weekly Update: Baby Set & Creeper Beanie

Hello everyone!

*note* Great news!! I finally found a new link to the baby bootie pattern on Craftsy http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/clothing/basic-baby-booties/32436 enjoy!

I am just dropping in to show you guys what I have been up to this week. I made a creeper hat for my son and a cloche baby hat with matching booties size 3-6 months. I am very happy with how everything came out. I also made my daughter a Bolero but I don’t have the photos downloaded into my computer yet. Sorry! I have been hard at work with my new website which I hope to share with you in the weeks to come. I hope you enjoy these pieces.

Baby Cloche and Booties with Bow

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The booties are a free pattern by Mellony Bester. The cloche hat is my own design but I do not have a pattern available yet. The bows are from bobwilson123 you can find a video tutorial here.

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Those little bows are too cute and super easy. The best project I have found for scraps so far.

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Creeper Beanie

From time to time I make my son a beanie. This time he requested a Creeper Hat. He likes playing a computer game called ‘MineCraft’. If any of you have sons this could be a good option for you.

crochet-creeper-beanie.jpg 008It’s just a single crochet beanie with a black border and appliques in the shape of the creepers face. I am going to make a couple of more versions of this beanie until I am happy with it. This was the first test and it came out pretty good.

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Here he is pretending to be attacked by a creeper, I think lol.

That’s all for this week. As always I would love to see your creations. Share your photos with us. Send them to crochetcricket@yahoo.com. I do feature other crocheter’s work from time to time on my blog and Facebook page.

Thank you for visiting this week! Best wishes from Crochet Cricket.

Happy Hooking!

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Fantasy Friday: Crochet Quiver

Hello everyone!

This week for fantasy Friday we will be looking at a couple a cute ideas for making toy bow and arrow sets. And of course using your incredible crochet skills to spruce up your designs.

Custom Quiver Free Crochet Pattern

by Melissa Mall

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This is so adorable! This pattern is at an easy level and gives your child somewhere to store their arrows. It wraps around the body just like a real quiver. I love how these arrows have erasers for points!

My son had a project at school where he had to make two spears and a bow and arrow set. I used my crochet skills to whip up some crochet points. Have a look.

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It’s amazing how many different ways I find to put my crochet skills to good use. Each time my husband gives me ‘the eye’ when I say let me crochet something for that! But then he is usually pleasantly surprised. This makes me a happy mommy!

I hope this post inspires you to do some creative crochet projects with your children. And don’t forget to share your photos! I’d love to see your creations.

 

Until Next week, Happy Crocheting and have a great weekend!

Cricket

 


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Awesome Crochet Fishing Set

Hello everyone!

I know this isn’t my usual posting day just wanted to stop in to share something really cool I found on Facebook.  A Fishing Bag, Fishing Hat, 2 Fishing Poles, and 5 Fish incredible! I know my daughter loves to pretend she is fishing and would love to have this set.

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It’s so awesome! I just love it.

Click here to check it out!!