Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Criss-Cross Baby Blanket

As promised, here is the pattern for my first baby blanket that I've designed. It's really simple and works up fairly quickly! If you see any problems in the pattern, please let me know.

Chain 140 (If you want a smaller or larger blanket, just make sure you chain in even numbers)
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook. DC in each stitch to the last stitch. Ch 3. Turn.

Row 2: Skip first stitch and DC in next stitch. DC in stitch just skipped. Repeat until 2 stitches remain. DC in last stitch. Ch 3. Turn.

Row 3: Repeat row 2.

Row 4: DC in next stitch and each stitch across.

Repeat rows 2-4 until desired length. Mine measured about 36”. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

That's it! Next time, the pattern for the fingerless gloves that I showed in my last posting.

Go Noles!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Recent Crafty Endeavors

Well, I've accomplished a lot of many different projects since my last posting. I've found that sometimes it's easier just to create a pattern from scratch rather than follow one.
In January, I joined this group on Ravelry.com where you were assigned a person to make a pair of gloves for. (For those of you that haven't heard of it, I describe it as a site similar to Facebook, but geared towards crocheters and knitters) I searched through all of the patterns and didn't really like what I found so I decided one day to just sit and try to come up with my own. I really liked the cross stitch that I discovered when I made my dishcloths so I decided to try and incorporate that in my gloves. Here is what I came up with:

I really like how they turned out and my swap partner in Connecticut really liked them too!

I haven't actually sat down and took the time to write down what I did, so I don't have the pattern for you. Yet. I will soon, I promise!

(I've also incorporated this stitch into a baby blanket, but I'll save that for another post :) )

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

iPad App

Testing out an app for my iPad.

Check back soon for more posts on my recent craft endeavors! I will also be posting a few crochet patterns...