Saturday, August 22, 2015

Art Deco Baby Blanket - a pattern

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Sometimes, you get tired of the standard cute baby blanket, and you want to try to make something a little more out of the norm, something with a bit of color blocking to it. Or, sometimes you are crocheting along, enjoying the new basketweave stitch that you've mastered, and your husband (who should possibly have been born in the mid 1920s based on his love of all things art deco) gives you a few suggestions as to how you might jazz up your work, and so you take his advice.

And sometimes when you do that, you are quite pleased with the result, so you write up the pattern, partially so that you can keep it, and partially so you can share it with the world.

So, here it is: The Art Deco Baby Blanket Collection-a standard pattern (which could be modified fairly easily to make a full size afghan) with instructions for two variations.

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Standard Pattern

ART DECO BABY BLANKET
Dimensions: 40" by 45"
Size I hook

18 oz light blue
18 oz dark blue
6 oz light green

Gauge is not important for this project

Multiple of 10 plus 6 plus beg chain 4

With light blue, Chain 130

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook and in each ch across ch 3, turn
Row 2: *Bpdc in each of next 5 dc; fpdc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn
Row 3: *Fpdc in in each of next 5 dc; bpdc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn
Rows 4 & 5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Row 7-10: Repeat rows 2 and 3, two times
Row 11: Repeat row 2 again.
Row 12-46: repeat rows 7-11, seven times, changing to green on last stitch, ch 2, turn.

Row 47: Working in back loops only, hdc across, finish off.
Row 48: Join green in first hdc of previous row. Working in back loops only, dc across, finish off.
Row 49: Join green in first dc of previous row. Working in back loops only, hdc across, finish off.

Row 50: Join dark blue in first hdc of previous row. Ch 3, dc in each hdc across, ch 3, turn.
Row 51: *Bpdc in each of next 5 dc; fpdc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn
Row 52: *Fpdc in in each of next 5 dc; bpdc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn
Row 53-54: repeat rows 51 and 52
Row 55: repeat row 51
Row 56-59: Repeat rows 51 and 52, two times
Row 60: repeat row 51 again
Row 61-95: repeat rows 56 through 60, seven times, finish off.

BORDER
Rnd 1: With light green, and with right side facing, join in any stitch along the top or bottom of the blanket, ch 2. Hdc around, with 3 hdc in each corner. Join with sl stitch to top of chain 2
Rnd 2: Working in back loops only, hdc around, working 3 hdc in each corner. Join with sl stitch to top of chain 2.
Rnd 3: Repeat rnd 2, finish off

Weave in ends.


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Variation 1

ART DECO BABY BLANKET-Variation #1
Dimensions: 40" by 45"
Size I hook


18 oz green
18 oz grey
3 oz burgundy (red)
6 oz charcoal

Gauge is not important for this project

Multiple of 10 plus 6 plus beg chain 4

With Green, Chain 130

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook and in each ch across ch 3, turn
Row 2: *Bpdc in each of next 5 dc; fpdc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn
Row 3: *Fpdc in in each of next 5 dc; bpdc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn
Rows 4 & 5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Row 7-10: Repeat rows 2 and 3, two times
Row 11: Repeat row 2 again.
Row 12-16: repeat rows 7-11.
Row 17: *Bpdc in each of next 5 dc; fpdc in each of next 5 dc* 4 times, change to red, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to green, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 18: *Fpdc in each of next 5 dc; bpdc in each of next 5 dc* 8 times, change to red, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to green, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 19-20: repeat rows 17 and 18
Row 21: repeat row 17.
Row 22: *Bpdc in each of next 5 dc, fpdc in each of next 5 dc* 8 times, change to red, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to green, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 23: *Fpdc in each of next 5 dc, bpdc in each of next 5 dc* 4 times, change to red, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to green, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 24-25: repeat rows 22 and 23
Row 26: repeat row 22
Row 27-46: repeat rows 17 through 26, two times, change to charcoal on last stitch, ch 2, turn.

Row 47: Working in back loops only, hdc in each of next 40 dc, change to red, still working in back loops, hdc in each of next 5 dc, change to charcoal, hdc in each dc to end of row, finish off.
Row 48: Join charcoal in first hdc of previous row. Working in back loops only, dc in each of next 40 hdc, change to red, still working in back loops, dc in each of next 5 hdc, dc in each hdc to end of row, finish off.
Row 49: Join charcoal in first dc of previous row. Working in back loops only, hdc in each of next 40 dc, change to red, still working in back loops, hdc in each of next 5 dc, hdc in each dc to end of row, finish off.

Row 50: Join Heather Grey in first hdc of previous row. Ch 3, dc in each of next 40 hdc, change to red, dc in each of next 5 hdc, dc in each hdc to end of row, ch 3, turn.
Row 51: *Bpdc in each of next 5 dc; fpdc in each of next 5 dc* 4 times, change to red, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to grey, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 52: *Fpdc in each of next 5 dc; bpdc in each of next 5 dc* 8 times, change to red, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to grey, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 53-54: repeat rows 51 and 52
Row 55: repeat row 51
Row 56: *Bpdc in each of next 5 dc; fpdc in each of next 5 dc* 8 times, change to red, bpdc in each of next 5 dc change to grey fpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 57: *Fpdc in each of next 5 dc; bpdc in each of next 5 dc *4 times, change to red, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to grey bpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn
Row 58-59: repeat rows 56 and 57
Row 60: repeat row 56
Row 61-90: repeat rows 51 through 60, three times
Row 91-95: repeat rows 51 through 55 one more time, finish off.

BORDER
Rnd 1: With charcoal, and with right side facing, join in any stitch along the top or bottom of the blanket, ch 2. Hdc around, with 3 hdc in each corner. Join with sl stitch to top of chain 2
Rnd 2: Working in back loops only, hdc around, working 3 hdc in each corner. Join with sl stitch to top of chain 2.
Rnd 3: Repeat rnd 2, finish off

Weave in ends.

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Variation 2

ART DECO BABY BLANKET-Variation #2
Dimensions: 40" by 45"
Size I hook

Size I hook

18 oz black

18 oz grey
3 oz blue
1 oz red
6 oz green

Gauge is not important for this project

Multiple of 10 plus 6 plus beg chain 4

With black, Chain 130

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook and in each ch across ch 3, turn
Row 2: *Bpdc in each of next 5 dc; fpdc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn
Row 3: *Fpdc in in each of next 5 dc; bpdc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn
Rows 4 & 5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Row 7-10: Repeat rows 2 and 3, two times
Row 11: Repeat row 2 again.
Row 12-16: repeat rows 7-11.
Row 17: *Bpdc in each of next 5 dc; fpdc in each of next 5 dc* 3 times, change to blue, 
bpdc in each of next 5 dc, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to black, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 18: *Fpdc in each of next 5 dc; bpdc in each of next 5 dc* 8 times, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to blue, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to black, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 19-20: repeat rows 17 and 18
Row 21: repeat row 17.
Row 22: *Bpdc in each of next 5 dc, fpdc in each of next 5 dc* 8 times, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to blue, fpdc in each of next 5 dc , bpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to black, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 23: *Fpdc in each of next 5 dc, bpdc in each of next 5 dc* 3 times, change to blue, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to black, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 24-25: repeat rows 22 and 23
Row 26: repeat row 22
Row 27-46: repeat rows 17 through 26, two times, change to green on last stitch, ch 2, turn.

Row 47: Working in back loops only, hdc in each of next 29 dc, change to blue, still working in back loops, hdc in each of next 10 dc, hdc in each dc to end of row, finish off.
Row 48: Join green in first hdc of previous row. Working in back loops only, dc in each of next 29 hdc, change to blue, still working in back loops, dc in each of next 10 hdc, dc in each hdc to end of row, finish off.
Row 49: Join green in first dc of previous row. Working in back loops only, hdc in each of next 29 dc, change to blue, still working in back loops, hdc in each of next 10 dc, hdc in each dc to end of row, finish off.

Row 50: Join Heather Grey in first hdc of previous row. Ch 3, dc in each of next 29 hdc, change to blue, dc in each of next 10 hdc, change back to grey, dc in each hdc to end of row, ch 3, turn.
Row 51: *Bpdc in each of next 5 dc, fpdc in each of next 5 dc* 8 times, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to blue, fpdc in each of next 5 dc , bpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to grey, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 52: *Fpdc in each of next 5 dc, bpdc in each of next 5 dc* 3 times, change to blue, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to black, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 53-54: repeat rows 51 and 52
Row 55: repeat row 51
Row 56: 
*Bpdc in each of next 5 dc; fpdc in each of next 5 dc* 3 times, change to blue, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to grey, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 57: *Fpdc in each of next 5 dc; bpdc in each of next 5 dc* 8 times, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to blue, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to grey, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 58-59: repeat rows 56 and 57
Row 60: repeat row 56
Row 61-70: repeat rows 51 through 60, 

Row 71-75: repeat rows 51 through 56
Row 76: *Bpdc in each of next 5 dc; fpdc in each of next 5 dc* 3 times, change to Red, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to grey, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 77: *Fpdc in each of next 5 dc; bpdc in each of next 5 dc* 8 times, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to red, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to grey, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 78-79: repeat rows 76 and 77
Row 80: repeat row 76
Rows 81: *Bpdc in each of next 5 dc, fpdc in each of next 5 dc* 8 times, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to red, fpdc in each of next 5 dc , bpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to grey, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 82: *Fpdc in each of next 5 dc, bpdc in each of next 5 dc* 3 times, change to red, fpdc in each of next 5 dc, bpdc in each of next 5 dc, change to black, rep from * to * to end of row, dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 83-84 repeat rows 81 and 82
Row 85: repeat row 81
Row 86-95: repeat rows 76 through 85 one time, finish off.

BORDER
Rnd 1: With green, and with right side facing, join in any stitch along the top or bottom of the blanket, ch 2. Hdc around, with 3 hdc in each corner. Join with sl stitch to top of chain 2
Rnd 2: Working in back loops only, hdc around, working 3 hdc in each corner. Join with sl stitch to top of chain 2.
Rnd 3: Repeat rnd 2, finish off

Weave in ends.



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Variation 1

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Variation 1


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Variation 2

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Variation 2

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Variation 2


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Standard Pattern





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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Works in Progress-June Edition

Active Projects (work on one or more of these every day or close to that)
  • Make 5 Baby Boy Sweaters for future gifts
Back Burner, but still on the stove
  • make more slippers
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  • restock dishcloth sets, try a new pattern


  • Make more scrubbies-restock and also try a new patternPhotobucket
  • Go through old stock, either donate or re-purpose items that are consistent non-sellers
  • Crochet legwarmers
  • Several camo hats to go with picture that Harmony took, list in shop.

  • Restock Chunky Beige Scarf
  • Restock Lacey Scarf

  • Make a scarf/cowl like the one Tonia asked about.
  • Work on (finish?) garden of pink baby blanket, write up pattern.
  • Make a hairband something along the lines of this.
  • restock Newsboy Caps (?)
  • Go through clear tote and make sure all is dealt with there
  • Restock fingerless gloves
  • Restock Christmas Stockings
  • Finish plarn mat


Someday, (I hope!)
  • Reclaim yarn from thrift store sweaters
  • Try a scarf/scoodie
  • Make/Design Beret
  • New Winter Cap for me, using that big button and 3 already made flowers.
  • Design/Make Potholders (for wedding gifts)
  • Design/experiment with long stocking caps (Robert)
  • Make/Design Soap Socks/Savers for family, gifts, possibly etsy shop.(popcorn stitch on one side, plain on the other. (Make a soap saver, perhaps like this one)
  • Re-learn to tat.
Image courtesy of vrangtantebrun

  • Make/Design leg warmers for H and other girls?
  • Make/Design/Refine Convertible Mittens pattern
  • Go through specialty yarn, imaginate (scarves?)
  • Make infant hats with interchangeable buttons to give as shower and general new baby gifts.  












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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Works in Progress-April Edition

Active Projects (work on one or more of these every day or close to that)
  • Make 5 Baby Boy Sweaters for future gifts
Back Burner, but still on the stove
  • make more slippers
 photo slippers.jpg
  • restock dishcloth sets, try a new pattern


  • Make more scrubbies-restock and also try a new patternPhotobucket
  • Go through old stock, either donate or re-purpose items that are consistent non-sellers
  • Crochet legwarmers
  • Several camo hats to go with picture that Harmony took, list in shop.

  • Restock Chunky Beige Scarf
  • Restock Lacey Scarf

  • Make a scarf/cowl like the one Tonia asked about.
  • Work on (finish?) garden of pink baby blanket, write up pattern.
  • Make a hairband something along the lines of this.
  • restock Newsboy Caps (?)
  • Go through clear tote and make sure all is dealt with there
  • Restock fingerless gloves
  • Restock Christmas Stockings
  • Finish plarn mat


Someday, (I hope!)
  • Reclaim yarn from thrift store sweaters
  • Try a scarf/scoodie
  • Make/Design Beret
  • New Winter Cap for me, using that big button and 3 already made flowers.
  • Design/Make Potholders (for wedding gifts)
  • Design/experiment with long stocking caps (Robert)
  • Make/Design Soap Socks/Savers for family, gifts, possibly etsy shop.(popcorn stitch on one side, plain on the other. (Make a soap saver, perhaps like this one)
  • Re-learn to tat.
Image courtesy of vrangtantebrun

  • Make/Design leg warmers for H and other girls?
  • Make/Design/Refine Convertible Mittens pattern
  • Go through specialty yarn, imaginate (scarves?)
  • Make infant hats with interchangeable buttons to give as shower and general new baby gifts.  












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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Works in Progress-March Edition

Active Projects (work on one or more of these every day or close to that)
  • A few striped fingerless gloves--team colors
Back Burner, but still on the stove
  • pink gloves for Camille
  • Hat for Spencer
  • Make 5 Baby Boy Sweaters for future gifts
  • make more slippers
 photo slippers.jpg
  • restock dishcloth sets, try a new pattern


  • Make more scrubbies-restock and also try a new patternPhotobucket
  • Go through old stock, either donate or re-purpose items that are consistent non-sellers
  • Crochet legwarmers
  • Several camo hats to go with picture that Harmony took, list in shop.

  • Restock Chunky Beige Scarf
  • Restock Lacey Scarf

  • Make a scarf/cowl like the one Tonia asked about.
  • Work on (finish?) garden of pink baby blanket, write up pattern.
  • Make a hairband something along the lines of this.
  • restock Newsboy Caps (?)
  • Go through clear tote and make sure all is dealt with there
  • Restock fingerless gloves
  • Restock Christmas Stockings
  • Finish plarn mat


Someday, (I hope!)
  • Reclaim yarn from thrift store sweaters
  • Try a scarf/scoodie
  • Make/Design Beret
  • New Winter Cap for me, using that big button and 3 already made flowers.
  • Design/Make Potholders (for wedding gifts)
  • Design/experiment with long stocking caps (Robert)
  • Make/Design Soap Socks/Savers for family, gifts, possibly etsy shop.(popcorn stitch on one side, plain on the other. (Make a soap saver, perhaps like this one)
  • Re-learn to tat.
Image courtesy of vrangtantebrun

  • Make/Design leg warmers for H and other girls?
  • Make/Design/Refine Convertible Mittens pattern
  • Go through specialty yarn, imaginate (scarves?)
  • Make infant hats with interchangeable buttons to give as shower and general new baby gifts.  












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Sunday, March 1, 2015

swimming turtles

So, almost a year ago, one of my brothers announced that they were expecting their fourth child. A few months later, they announced that this child would be a boy. A few weeks after that, I went on a pinterest hunt, looking for a crochet baby blanket that would be just the right spot of adorable-ness for this new nephew-to-be. As I was searching along, I found a picture of a darling ripple afghan, worked in shades of blue with just a bit of tan and white, which then had five crochet turtles sewn to the blanket, as if they were headed out to the sea.

Just the right spot of adorableness.  

I went to the site (sewloca.com), where Cristina broke down her process of designing, and then making the afghan. She included a link to a free ripple afghan pattern, and described how she worked the ripples, then added some bobbles in the white to make the "foamy" look. Entranced and encouraged, I decided to try my own luck at making a swimming turtle blanket.

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It turned out well. So well in fact, that I decided to make another one, and this time write out the pattern as I went so that I didn't have to rely on other sites for my own future reference. Turtle blanket  #1 was sent to the new babe, and I started work on turtle blanket #2.

I decided to make the foamy part of the sea a little bit thicker, this time around, and I added an extra turtle.
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Also, it was winter by the time I finished this one, so the grass background looks much worse for the wear than in the photos of blanket #1.

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After I'd finished making the blanket and writing up the pattern, I decided that just for easy reference, I'd post my version of the pattern here. I do sell a few patterns in my etsy shop, but since I got the idea and the building blocks of this blanket entirely from from the goodness of some other people's hearts, it feels right to keep this pattern here, where anyone who wants to access it can do so for free.

So, here it is:

SWIMMING TURTLES PATTERN
(inspired by Cristina at sewloca.com)

Yarn-5 skeins of worsted weight yarn, one in each of the following colors: Dark Blue, Medium Blue, Light Blue, White, and Tan. Also some yarn in differing shades of green, brown, tan, etc, for the turtles. (I used Caron Simply Soft for all aspects of this project)

Crochet Hook-Size G (This is what works for me. You might want to use a size H hook here, I crochet more loosely than just about anyone I know)

Pattern:

BLANKET
Starting with the darkest blue, chain 171 across

R1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *dc in next 4 st, dec 2 times, dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in each of next 2 st * repeat from * to * across, ending with 2 dc in last st.

Follow this pattern for 16 rows, then switch to medium blue for 16 rows, then to light blue for 16 rows.

Switch to white, follow pattern for 3 rows. On the 4th row, working in back loops only, make a cluster stitch every other stitch or so (this makes the "foam" of your ocean), switch to tan/creme at end of row.

Using tan/creme, working in free loops of the white row, continue the pattern. Once you get to row 2 of the tan, use both loops, and continue until you have made 16 rows. Fasten off.

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TURTLES
Make 6 (or five, if you prefer)

SHELL
RND 1: Starting with Green (or whatever color you want the head and legs and tail to be), chain 3(counts as first hdc), then hdc in beg chain, *ch 2, 2 hdc in beg ch* 4 times. Join, switching to brown You should have five ch 2 spaces.

RND 2: in any ch 2 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, *ch 2, 3 dc in next sp*,  four times. Join, fasten off.

Rnd 3: With green, ch 2 in middle st of any 3dc cluster, *sc in next st, sc, dc in stitch below, sc in next ch 2 space, sc in each of next three dc* repeat around row, chain 2

Rnd 4: Working in front loops only, sc around, decreasing every five stitches or so. Finish off.



FRONT LEGS AND HEAD

LEG: Using the picture as a guide, and working in the unused back loops of Rnd 3, sl stitch in the stitch where you want the front right leg to be. Ch 5, then turn and, working in back loops, sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc in next five stitches. sl stitch to Rnd three, and sc to where you want the head to be.

HEAD: sl st where you want the head to be, then chain 4. Working in back loops of ch, hdc four times in next sc, sc in each of next three ch. sl stitch, and sc to where you want the other leg to be. Repeat process for leg, finish off.

BACK LEGS AND TAIL

LEG:  Using the picture as a guide, and working in the unused back loops of Rnd 3, sl stitch in the stitch where you want the back left leg to be. Ch 4, sc in back loops of sc, sc in unused loops of rnd 3. until you get to where you want the tail. Make tail by sl st, ch 2, sl st in same stitch. Sc in unused loops of Rnd 3 until you get to where you want the other leg to be, repeat process for leg, finish off.

Weave in ends, stitch turtles to blanket.








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Sunday, February 1, 2015

these might be the most darling items I've ever made

A year or so back, one of my friends posted a picture of a darling baby dress to her facebook wall, mentioning that she had made it following a free pattern entitled "Angel Wings Pinafore." It was so adorable that I went to the website, printed out the pattern, and kept it in my "make one or more of these when I get around to it" file.



Well, I finally got around to it:
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And then, I had so much fun making that one, that I made a few more.


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Okay, several more.

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I made one using soft acrylic yarn, (not pictured) and then on a lark, tried some cotton yarn. I liked the look and feel of the cotton yarn much more, so I stuck with that for the rest of my dress-making.

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The buttons are just for show. I sewed snaps into the back for the sake of simplicity.

I'm on to something else now, but these are so fun and turned out so darling, that there's no way that these will be the the last Angel Wings Pinafores that come out of these fingers.






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