Joyful Easter: A Lovey Crochet Blanket Pattern

This blanket of yummy Easter colors- purple, blue, pink and yellow- was inspired by the midwife blanket. I admire filet crochet and when I found this stitch I knew I wanted to make something that would POP!

The pattern is SUPER easy, very ideal for the beginner crocheter. It's a multiple of 14 plus 17. However, the way I worked mine up with an even amount of double crochets on the ends to make the filet repeats centered, may not be the way yours works up.

Hook: 5mm/H8
Multiples: 14 + 17 (with variant)
My Finished Size: 30" x 36"
Gauge: 4in
Materials: One skein each of 4 colors of your choice.
Special Stitches: V-stitch= [dc, ch 1, dc] all in same stitch
                            Shell= [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] all in same stitch

ch 101
1) dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across

2) ch 2, turn, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, *ch 2, sk next 3 dc, V-stitch in next dc, ch 2, sk next 3 dc, dc in each of next 7 dc, repeat from * across to last 10 sts- ch 2, sk next 3 dc, V-stitch in next dc, ch 2, sk next 3 dc, dc in each of 3 remaining dc and in tch

3) ch 2, turn, dc in eac of next 3 dc, *shell in ch1sp of V-stitch, dc in next 7 dc, repeat from * across- dc in each of last 3 dc and tch

4) ch 2, turn, dc in each of next 3 dc, *ch 2, V-stitch in ch 1 of shell, dc in each of next 7 dc, repeat from * across- dc in last 3 dc and in tch

5) ch 2, turn, dc in next 3 dc, *2 dc in ch2sp, dc in 1st dc of V-stitch, 2 dc in ch2sp, dc in each of next 7 dc, repeat from * across- dc in remaining 3 dc and tch

Repeat rows 2 through 5 until the blanket is your desired length.

I did an even amount of single crochets around the edges, trying to keep it at a multiple of 6 so I could add a shell border.

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My Own Four Corner Virus Poncho

I jumped on the bandwagon (late) and made a few Crochet Virus Shawls. I really enjoyed making them and the way the stitches worked up. It's like a new twist on a granny square! I had used Caron Simply Soft for the shawls because of how light and soft that yarn is.

Then I found a YouTube video on how to make a Virus Poncho - the Four Corner Virus Poncho by Joanna Martinez
For my poncho, I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Medium Blue, Soft Blue and Greybeard.

I followed the video and wrote down every step (because it's easier for me to follow a written pattern). I enjoyed this so much that I'll be making more Four Corner Virus Ponchos as gifts for friends and family! I'm also considering hopping over to the "Messy Bun Hat" bandwagon and make one to match my poncho!

Christmas Crochet Hanging

Want something quick and easy to whip up for the holiday season? How about a crochet hanging for your door or wall?

I used the Corner To Corner crochet stitch to make my hanging. Most projects made with C2C are square. To make it a rectangle, simply decrease on only one side once you get to the width you'd like it to be. Continue to increase on the other side to make the project longer and then once you feel it's long enough, begin decreasing on that side too until it's complete.

I wanted to add many festive appliques to the hanging but I could not settle on a snowflake or santa face that I liked. I really looked and looked and I just didn't like any of them enough. So, I settled on a snowman.

With the hanging being in Christmas stripes, you can put whatever appliques you would like!


6oz each of red, green and white worsted weight yarn
5mm/H8 crochet hook

Finished piece measures whatever you prefer! Mine is 20" x 26". Stop by the Facebook group and share your photos of this project!!

Fingerless Crochet Gloves

A fun crochet accessory that many seem to really like are fingerless gloves. There are oodles and oodles of styles out there. Some are thick and warm while others are lacy and stylish. I decided to try out making a set of fingerless gloves and I chose the pattern Ribbed Crochet Wrist Warmers.

-Image courtesy of Artistic Antics

The gloves use a Front-Post and Back-Post double crochet stitch, which is a stepping stone to learning to do cable crochet. These gloves are made starting by making a loop, then crocheting around and around to the length desired. 

Ribbed Crochet Fingerless Gloves Ribbed Crochet Fingerless Gloves

I used a bit thicker yarn than the pattern designer so mine turned out to be quite thick! I'm sure if I use a thinner weight yarn, like Caron Simply Soft, they would turn out thinner even with the Front Post and Back Post double crochets.

Ribbed Crochet Fingerless Gloves

I then decided I would try my hand at making my OWN fingerless gloves crochet pattern! So I searched around at more photos online then settled upon making ones that are made length-wise.
Blue Crochet Fingerless Gloves Blue Crochet Fingerless Gloves

While it looks a little thick in the photos, it isn't as thick as the ribbed set I made before. They are thin but not too thin. I used Hobby Lobby "I Love This Yarn" for both sets. I also decided to add a little embellishment to them- a strap with a button! It's nonfunctional but still cute!

Blue Crochet Fingerless Gloves
Here's my pattern! It's super easy even for beginners!
Basic Crochet Fingerless Gloves Pattern
H 5mm Crochet Hook
120 Yards of your favorite yarn
Large yarn needle
Sharp scissors
Two buttons
ch 33
1- dc in 3rd ch from hook and across. ch 3, turn.
2- dc in back-loops-only across the row. Ch 3, turn. Repeat this step 3 more times.
6- dc in BLO in next 5 dc, ch 4, sk 4 ch (thumb-hole made), dc in BLO across rest of row. Ch 3, turn.
Repeat row 2 six more times for a total of 12 rows. Test the wrap around your hand to see if you need to add or delete a row to fit.
Close glove with sc stitches across and turn inside-out to hide the ridge inside. Weave in ends.
Strap- ch 5, hdc in 3rd stitch from hook and remaining 2 stitches. ch 2 and turn. Then, hdc in the stitch immediately below the chain 2 and in remaining hdcs, leave tch unworked. Continue second row 7 more times. Tie off and weave ends. Sew your button on the end, then sew your strap to your glove.
Note- Remember to put the straps on opposite sides of each other on the gloves, you don't want TWO left-handed gloves! Yes, I did make that mistake with my first pair! :)
Enjoy your new crochet fingerless gloves and I hope this inspires you to find and do more crochet!

The Cheer Me Up Blanket

As crocheters, we all love looking at colorful yarn and creating with it. It gives us a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. Color Psychology: Does It Effect How You Feel. I can honestly say that colors do effect how I feel.  I love looking at different colors and putting together beautiful palettes, but sometimes certain color combinations can evoke different feelings for me, such as this Cheer Me Up blanket!

When I seen an inspirational blanket online, I had to make one of my own! I omitted one color they had and used something else. It was mostly single skeins I had that weren't set together for a specific pattern.

Does this blanket make you cheery too? :)

The solid granny square is super easy. Just ch 4 and then join the loop with a slip stitch in the first ch. Ch 3, and put 2 dc in the ring. Ch 2, then do 3 more dc. Repeat two more times for the center cross.

Next, for the repeating rounds, slip stitch to the corner, ch 3, then dc, ch 2 and 2 more dc in the ch 2 space- corner made. Put double crochets into each double crochet, then make the corner again and repeat around. Repeat this form all around for a total of 4 rounds plus the center cross.

The square should equal around 5 1/2".

I used four different colors and made 8 squares per row with a total of 6 rows. Putting wrong sides together, I used just single crochet stitches in the back loops of the double crochets to join them. This makes a neat little ridge in contrasting color.

For the border, just double crochet one time all the way around.

My final blanket measures 52" x 72".
I used a 5mm/H8 hook.

So this winter when you're feeling blue, just get out your Cheer Me Up blanket, cover yourself up and bask in the beautiful warmth!

Fall Fantasy Crochet Throw Pattern

Let's get ready for Autumn with this super easy crochet throw! I grow tired of the really hot weather we've been having this Summer so I've decided that I'm going to tell Mother Nature that I'm ready for Fall!

I used a 5mm crochet hook for this project with the following shades of Red Heart Yarns: Burgundy, Guava, Carrot, Lemon, and Buff. About 400 yards of each should be enough to yield a basic throw.

Easy double crochet stitches and arches in simple rows of beautiful Autumn colors make this blanket very ready for Fall!!

Size- 36 1/2" x 46 1/2"
Level- Beginner/Intermediate
Gauge- 1"
Multiple: 6 + 5

ch 113

1) dc in 4th ch from hook and across

2) ch 3, turn, 3 dc-cluster in next dc, *ch 3, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, 3dc cluster in next dc, repeat to end; dc in tch

3) ch 1, sc in 1st dc and next 3dc-cluster, *sc in next ch3-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch3-sp and in next 3dc-cluster, repeat to last 3dc-cluster; sc in 3dc-cluster & tch

4) ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 sc, *3 dc in ch4-sp, dc in next 3 sc, repeat across; change color with last stitch

5) ch 3, dc in each dc across

Repeat rows 2 through 5 to desired length

Border: hdc around evenly in remainder yarn

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Stitch Abbreviations

Coral Reef Crochet Pattern

Coral Reef Crochet Pattern

Peach, Turquoise and Cream in little flower rows make a fantastically cute blanket! 
This blanket is easy and fun to make! Wanna make a different size? The multiples of this blanket is 3.

Coral Reef Crochet Pattern

There is no "special stitch" for this blanket- the flowers are made by rows. Just take care in making the petals using the details in the instructions.

Materials: 1 skein each of three different colors in worsted weight yarn & 5mm/H8 Crochet Hook

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate
Gauge: 1.5" from petal to petal
Size: 30" x 33"

Ch 114

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and across. Change color to begin next row.

Row 2: ch 2, turn, dc in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook of the ch 3 just made (petal made), *dc3tog using next 3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook of the ch 3 just made (second petal made), repeat from * across to last 2 dc, dc2tog using last 2 dc

Row 3: ch 3, turn, dc in 1 stitch directly beneath ch 3, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook of the ch 3 just made, *sk next chsp, 3 dc in top of dc3tog cluster from previous row, repeat from * across to end. 2 dc in tch, change color

Row 4: ch 2, turn, dc in next dc and across

Repeat rows 1-4 for pattern to desired length

Coral Reef Crochet Pattern

dc - double crochet
tch - turning chain
ch - chain
dc3tog - double crochet 3 together

Autumn Harvest

I know it's Summer and I know it's quite warm out, but that doesn't make this blanket any less pretty!

The stitches are a fun double crochet with soft bobble tops. It's super easy for even a beginner! This pattern was written with other intentions in mind, so it's a downloadable PDF pattern. Due to the work that went into making it, I have decided to charge $1.99 for it.

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Christmas Stripes Lap-Ghan

Super easy crochet afghan that can be used as a lap-ghan or foot blanket on your bed! Rows of red, green and white in blocks of crochet stitches make this blanket eye-appealing. Simple double and single crochet stitches alternating like waves and done lengthwise instead of width-wise finished off with fringe adorning the ends of the crochet blanket. It was very easy to do and fun too!

Christmas Crochet Blanket - Missed Stitches

I really enjoyed making this crochet blanket, especially from a different direction. I'm used to making my blankets by width. Hope you like it too!

Christmas Crochet Blanket - Missed Stitches

5mm/H8 Hook 
14oz each of three colors ( I used Red Heart Yarn)

Sizing Information:
32" x  62" (before fringe)
Multiple of 8 + 4
Gauge = 4"

Pattern Instructions:
ch 196

Row 1: sk 2 ch, 1 sc in next 3 ch, *1 dc in ea of next 4 ch, 1 sc in ea of next 4 ch, repeat from * to end.

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sk 1t st, 1 sc in ea of next 3 sc, *1 dc in es of next 4 dc, 1 sc in ea of next 4 sc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch and change color

Row 3: ch 2, turn, sk 1st st, 1 dc in ea of next 3 sc, *1 sc in each of next 4 dc, 1 dc in each of next 4 sc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch

Row 4: ch 2, turn, sk 1st st, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, *1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch and change color

Row 5: ch 1, turn, sk 1st st, 1 sc in each of next 3 dc, *1 dc in each of next 4 sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 dc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch

Row 6: ch 1, turn, sk 1st st, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, *1 dc in each of next 4 dc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, repeat from * to end, work last st into tch and change color

Repeat rows 3 through 6 until desired width.

You will see the pattern unfold as you make the blanket. My fringe was 8" strands folded in half and I used the traditional method of tying them to the ends.

Christmas Crochet Blanket - Missed Stitches

-Stitch Key-
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
ch = chain
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
tch = turning chain

October Sunshine Crochet Baby Blanket

Basketweave Baby Blanket

I found these colors at my local retail store and fell in love with them. I had to make something with them. Cornmeal and Green Tea Leaf by Red Heart yarn.

It's a Basketweave crochet stitch variation. A new twist on an old favorite! Easy and quick to make too! Tossed in a white for contrast! You can choose to start with any color of your choice, just alternate out when the instructions say to do so!

Basketweave Baby Blanket

Special Stitch: FPdtr (Front Post double-triple crochet)
YO 3x on your hook,
Go behind the dc TWO rows down,
Draw up a loop,
Pull through two loops on hook,
YO, pull through two loops on hook 2x more. Stitch made.

5mm Hook
Measures 31" x 33"
Multiples of 5 plus 1 for base chain

ch 106

1) dc in 3rd ch and across

2) ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), turn, dc in next dc and across, change color

3) ch 3, turn, dc in next 4 dc, *FPdtr using next 5 dc- two rows below, dc in next 5 dc, repeat from * across, dc in tch

4) ch 3, turn, dc in next dc and across, dc in tch, change color

5) ch 3, turn, FPdtr using next 4 dc- two rows below, *dc in next 5 dc, FPdtr using next 5 dc-two rows below, repeat from * to end, dc in tch

6) ch 3, turn, dc in next dc and across, dc in tch, change color

You are going to repeat rows 3-6 until the blanket reaches desired length.

dc - double crochet
FPdtr - Front Post double triple crochet
tch - turning chain
ch - chain

Basketweave Baby Blanket