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The Easiest Knit Dishcloth You Will Ever Make – Free Pattern!

Supplies:

  • 100% cotton yarn, worsted weight, 2 different colors (I used Lily Sugar N’ Cream)
  • US 7 (4.5mm) straight needles

Pattern:

  1. Cast on 30 stitches.
  2. Knit across the next 3 rows.
  3. Switch colors, and knit the next 3 rows.
  4. Stitch back to first color, and knit 23 rows.
  5. Switch colors, and knit the next 3 rows.
  6. Switch back to main color, knit the next 3 rows.
  7. Bind off.

How to Cast On: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on (I used the knit cast on)

How to Knit: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knit-stitch

How to Bind Off: http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/basic-knit-bind-off-english

Hope this helps some of you beginning knitters out there! This should come out to a 6″ by 6″ square.

The Dark Side…

Thats right… I’ve gone over to the dark side. Just a little bit though! I have started knitting. I am currently just doing a plain little dishcloth. It is straight garter stitch across all rows. But, I already have plans to work on a sweater sometime in the next 50 years or so! Haha!

Well, so far I have learned how to cast-on (Knit cast on) and garter stitch. Tried to purl but couldn’t quite get it. So I figured, practice a little dishcloth with some leftover cotton yarn in garter stitch, then the next dish cloth will be garter and purl, and then one day I’ll have a sweater done! But I really just cant wait to learn cables. My LYS (local yarn store) offers knitting classes for a hat, cardigan, and some other goodies for beginners. Under the description it says that all you need to know how to do is cast on, knit, and purl, so after some more practice I will probably try that! Oh, I just cant wait for all the goodies I can make!

I am currently also working on a Christmas swap (although my package is almost complete), a cardigan using this pattern, my rainbow scarf, and another cable hat to be given away as a Christmas prezzie.

Here is the rainbow scarf!

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It is done in Knit Picks Chroma Fingering Weight “Lollipop”. I love it to death… the yarn is unbelievable and the colors are just so… rainbow-y!

First ever knitting project!

I will have more pictures (hopefully from FOs) and a little “helper pattern” for beginner knitters like me for that dishcloth I am making. It will be unbearably simple, but sometimes thats a good thing! It will have links to tutorials for cast-on, garter stitch and bind-off.

Watermelon Coasters

Watermelon Coasters

Supplies:

  • Worsted weight yarn in pink/red, white, and  green
  • 5mm hook (H-8)
  • Small amount of black for the seeds

In pink or red:

Round 1: Ch 4, 10 dc into first ch and ss into top of first dc (10)

Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc into each around (20)

Round 3: Ch 3, *2 dc into next stitch, 1 dc in next. Repeat around (30). Finish off pink/red. Attach white to any stitch.

In white:

Round 4: Ch 1, 2 sc into stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches. Repeat around (40). Finish off white and attach green to any stitch.

In green:

Round 5: Ch 3, 2 sc into stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitched. Repeat around (50). Finish off.

Sew in all ends and embroider seeds around the second row.

My coasters came out to 5” in diameter (yours may very slightly due to different stitch tensions). They should be large enough for most glasses and mugs.

Finished items for sale on etsy! https://www.etsy.com/listing/112511274/watermelon-coasters-set-of-4

Get 10% off any item in my etsy shop by using the code FAVORITE1.

Christmas Striped Mug Cozy

Supplies:

  • Worsted Yarn (red, green, and white)
  • 4.5mm hook
  • Stitch markers
  • Intended mug to try cozy on as you work

Note: Color changes are given to achieve the look of the cozy in picture. To change how your cozy comes out you can change colors and amount of rows each color is used for. Happy crocheting and merry Christmas!

Base (worked in continuous rounds, move marker as you go)

In red:

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in first ch (6sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12sc)
Round 3: *2sc in next st, 1sc in next stitch. repeat around (18sc)
Round 4: *2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2. repeat around (24sc)
Round 5: *2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3. repeat around (30sc)
Round 6: *2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4. repeat around (36sc)
Round 7: *2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5. Repeat around (42sc)

Sides

Rows 1-3 worked in the round.

In green:

Rows 1-3: Ch 2 and turn. Hdc across. Ss to first hdc. (42)

Rows 4-12 worked back and forth. Do not ss to first hdc at the end of each row.

Rows 4-11: Ch 2 and turn. Hdc across (42)

Row 12: Ch 2 and turn. Hdc across. Ch 20. Finish off. Join yarn to first stitch of row 20 on opposite side and ch 20. Finish off.

Weave in all ends.

For the stripes: Green (4 rows) to white, white (2 rows) to red, red (4 rows) to white (2 rows). You will end in white.

Finished product available on etsy! https://www.etsy.com/listing/112475597/christmas-striped-mug-cozy

Get 10% off any item in my etsy shop by using the code FAVORITE1.

More Squares and Another Hat!

So after my pink cabled hat came to a tragic end (got attacked by a door knob in Target), I just HAD to make a new hat, right?

The lighting is kinda sucky, but it is the same beutiful wine-colored Karabella Aurora 8 yarn that was used for my Red Velvet Cowl, as well as my Alice-Inspired Fingerless Mitts. And I love it! The pattern is the #1 most popular hat pattern in ravelry (crochet) and it by the same lady who created the pattern for the Candy Colored Cables hat. I have names this one Divine Wine Hat, and the pattern is called Divine Hat. Click here for link.
I also received my squares from YarnballKiki for the Rainbow Swap!

And here they are individually:

Mine have been sent to her and will post pictures of them once she receives them! I am working on another scarf in the Wine Karabella yarn, and a whole set in Pink Karabella. Also going to be working on my baby colored afghan once I get back around to it so I should have a bunch of new projects and pictures soon!

As a side note, I am going to be making some more baby clothes/sets to sell on etsy very soon!

Everyone Ready For Winter?

Winter’s coming up quick! Time to break out those crochet hooks and whip up some cold-weather accessories!

I used up my Baby Boutique yarn (now discontinued) to make this super-duper warm and soft hat:

This was my first pattern involving cables and was so much fun! I have given it the name “Candy Colored Cables” on my ravelry page, and here is the pattern! So easy but it looks so intricate!

Also, I finally got around to finishing my Girly Pikachu hat! The eyes are a little bit off (the shine) so I will fix that soon:

Woohoo! Now all I need to do is find some yellow clothing and then my Halloween costume will be complete! And here is the link to that pattern (which I changed a bit for my own hat).

I am currently working on 2 sets of rainbow squares (6 each) and will have pictures to post of that soon! As for Christmas presents, I am making 2 little teddy bears for the 2 little baby girls in my life :). And and and!!! I recently got 10 skeins of that lovely Karabella Aurora 8 yarn in a candy pink (seems like I’m on a pink craze lately) so I may be making either a cardigan or hat/mittens/scarf set out of that! Maybe I’ll even buy a few more skeins in another color and make a striped pullover sweater? Who knows!
More projects and pictures coming soon!