Augh! I looks like a craft store threw up in my house! I have yarn everywhere. I need to find a fun project that will use all my bits and bods up. I was thinking of either making a chain mail blanket, a multicolor granny square blanket, or making a gazillion hats. I dunno...
I just got ten skeins of teal TLC in, which I'm totally excited about. I'm going to try my hand at some Irish Crochet and make a scarf for my mema. I'm also making a hat for Grandma Swan and a shrug for my Etsy. It's a cute little dance shrug that I really like.
You all know I can't resist giving another pattern, so I'll share a secret with you all that has been my success at every baby shower I've ever attended. Wow your friends and make the neighbors jealous, I call it the lemonade stitch.
The pictures I'll show are for lefties. Sorry righties, but I can't use my right hand for anything. If it really bothers you, copy and paste it into paint and flip it.
This pattern starts at the corner and works diagonally to make a diamond.
Also, I'm only going to make a small version to show, because I don't need to make anything right now.
Baby Blankey- 20oz. of baby yarn, US size H/5mm hook
Adult Blankey- 65oz. of medium worsted yarn, US size H/5mm hook
No gauge, but make sure your stitches are even.
Row 1- Ch 6, dc in fourth ch from hook and in next two chs. 3dc, 1 ch 3 sp.
Row 2- Ch 6, turn. Dc in fourth ch from hook and in next two chs. Sl st in ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dcs in same sp.(Makes a heart shape, also makes three blocks total)
Row 3- Ch 6, turn. Dc in fourth ch from hook and in next two chs. *Sl st in ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dcs in same sp.* twice.
Rows 4-Desired Width- Continue with stitch, adding the extra block until the side is the desired width of the piece.
Creating a rectangular shape:
Row 1- Instead of chaining 6, turn and sl st in the tops of the second and third dc and into the ch 3.(We'll call this a Dec) Continue pattern as before, increasing at opposite end until desired length. When you reach the end where you've dec, sl st in the ch 3 sp, then turn and sl st in the tops of the dcs as before.
Instead of increasing at one end and decreasing at the other, you will decrease on each end until you reach the last block. Cut yarn, weave in ends.
You can also make scarves and shawls with this pattern. For a shawl, you will just end when you have reached the desired width without all the bother of making the length.
Here's a blankey I finished last night for a girl I work with: