Crochet In Autumn




Fall is nearly upon us, can you believe it?! The Summer's heat has definitely got me ready for cool, crisp evenings, sweaters and hoodies and of course beautiful shades of red, yellow, green and brown! To help you get in the mood for Autumn, here are a few of my free crochet patterns!

Fall Autumn Crochet Blanket

Super easy double crochets and crochet arches in rows of brilliant color make a super easy throw or lap blanket! I really enjoyed making this blanket and might some day re-make it in a new, awesome palette!



Speaking of re-makes in new colors, remember my awesome Patriotic Placemats? Give them a try in Autumn colors! Especially for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday! I went with some soft browns and yellows with just a touch of deep red.


As a special for this blog post, I've decided to make a paid pattern of mine available for FREE!



Details:
Measures 29" x 42"
Multiples of 3
Gauge is 1" 

Materials:
4oz each of your favorite Fall colors! I used 5 different colors.

Ch 102
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across.

Row 2: ch 1, turn, (sc, 2dc) in first dc, sk 2 dc, *(sc, 2 dc) in next dc, sk 2 dc, repeat from * across, sc in top of tch




Row 3: ch 1, turn, (sc, 2dc) in 1st sc (directly beneath ch 1), *sk 2 dc, (sc, 2dc) in next sc, repeat from * across, sc in top of tch

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st across (in all dc and all sc)

Repeat rows 2 through 4 for pattern to desired length.




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THT: My First Blog Post

Six years ago, tomorrow, I made my first blog post. 

I first learned how to crochet using some random colors of Red Heart Super Saver yarn, a 5mm Susan Bates hook and a DvD that today I don't recall the name of. I used my old laptop to watch this DvD; continually pausing, rewinding and replaying each segment, then sitting and just practicing and practicing and practicing. 

 At first, my stitches were so tight, I swear they were squeaking, but eventually, I did get better with stitch tension. I wasn't very good in the color-choice department back then either. The more I looked at other projects and how colors were chosen, the more I wanted to make my own palette.  I truly believe that the colors make the blanket. I have seen some blankets around the web, with what seemed like a fantastic stitch pattern, but the color choices just turned me off to the blanket entirely. There didn't seem to be any cohesion between the color layout and the stitch design.





My blog started out as missedstitches.blogspot.com. And the pastel squares above were some of my first granny squares. I loved making Grannys, but like most crocheters, I loathed connecting them!

My First Blanket!

I settled on a single crochet  joining method and went from there. This blanket never got completed as I grew tired of trying to connect them just right plus it was so tedious!  I was inspired by a blanket I seen on Red Heart, and tried to make my own version. Which is how I came to designing my own- through inspiration from other patterns!

Today, it's Missed Stitches Crochet at www.missedstitches.com with 23 patterns and counting! I may not put out as many patterns every week as some other "popular" sites out there, but I do the best I can because I try very hard to be as close to original as possible!



Patriotic Place Mats



Patriotic Place Mats

These place mats are so freaking easy and perfect to whip up! Decorate your table this Summer with colorful pride! Simple 3 double crochet clusters in a row is the stitch that makes these place mats.

Patriotic Place Mats

I used Hobby Lobby 'I Love This Yarn' in Red, Royal and White. Then for the simple single crochet and double crochet border, I used 'Old Glory'. I think they turned out absolutely awesome!

Patriotic Place Mats

These fantastic place mats will look good in any color combination you choose!





Finished Size: 12" x 18 1/2" (incl borders)
Hook Size: H8/5mm
Hobby Lobby "I Love This Yarn" works great!
Gauge: one 3dc-cluster is just over 1/2 an inch

ch 60

1) sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch, repeat across

2) ch 3, turn, *3-dc-cluster in next ch1sp, ch 1, repeat across

3) ch 1, turn, sc in 1st ch1sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch1sp, repeat across

4) ch 3, turn, *3-dc-cluster in next ch1sp, ch 1, repeat across

Change color as you like, however be sure each color is a combination of row 3 and 4.

Special Stitch: 3-dc-cluster
yarn over, insert hook in next ch1sp, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over again and draw through only 2 loops on the hook. Repeat 2 more times using the same ch1sp then yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on the hook.




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