Hello Spring: The Dandelion Crochet Blanket

30 05 2017

I made this large crochet blanket for the German craft book "Stitch It Yourself"

The pattern for the blanket itself is super easy and one of my favourites because I really like the structure of the stitches. It's simple as just single crochet but it looks more airy and much nicer, don't you think?

And if you use chunky yarn (I used "The Bulky Merino"), it is done in no time.

Please find the pattern also here in my wallhanging post as it is exactly the same pattern.

You can make the blanket any size you like  - just crochet a little swatch with the yarn you got and from there figure out how many stitches you have to chain to reach the desired blanket size.

Crochet Blanket Pattern Flowers

Crochet Blanket Pattern Flowers

Row 1: Work 1 sc in 3rd chain from hook, #ch 1, skip next chain, sc in next chain; rep from# to end. Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, #ch 1, skip next chain, sc, rep from# to end. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until desired lenghth.

Always put your sc in a sc from row before. Weave in the endings.

Now embroider the Dandelion flowers or any design you like.

If you choose a simple design, the back side of your blanket will also look nice.

Chain really long ropes in a contrasting color. Place a knot at the end of the ropes and use your fingers to embroider the blanket.

Weave in all endings. 

If you are interested in purchasing a ready made blanket like the one shown in the pictures please inquire via e-mail.

Crochet Blanket Pattern Flowers Crochet Blanket Pattern Flowers

Crochet Blanket Pattern Flowers Crochet Blanket Pattern Flowers

Crochet Blanket Pattern Flowers

Crochet Blanket Pattern Flowers

Happy Day,

Anette 


DIY Tutorial For A Chunky Knitted Round Pillow With Short Rows

05 05 2016 DIY

My knitted round pillow was shown in SisterMag20 last year and now finally here on my blog.

I love round deco elements like pillows and carpets very much because they can be such eye-catchers - especially if your interior is more minimalistic and modern. 

DIY Tutorial for a chunky knitted round pillow with short rows and kitchener stitch grafting of garter stitch, Anleitung für gestricktes rundes Kissen mit verkürzten Reihen und unsichtbare Naht bei kraus rechts

DIY Tutorial for a chunky knitted round pillow with short rows and kitchener stitch grafting of garter stitch, Anleitung für gestricktes rundes Kissen mit verkürzten Reihen und unsichtbare Naht bei kraus rechts

You can find the tutorial for my little knit bunny here

DIY Tutorial for a chunky knitted round pillow with short rows and kitchener stitch grafting of garter stitch, Anleitung für gestricktes rundes Kissen mit verkürzten Reihen und unsichtbare Naht bei kraus rechts

The finished pillow has a diameter of 60cm and is made with short rows - meaning, that the rows are only partially worked before turning so the knitting starts to curve.

You will need:

Approximately 1kg super chunky wool needle size 20-25mm (for example Loopy Mango Big Loop available in my DaWanda Shop) 

- circular knitting needle in 70cm length which fits your yarn size

- another circular knitting needle preferable in the same size or a little bit bigger or smaller

- Inner cushion 60cm diameter

- scissors

- felting needle (optional)

Start: 

Cast on 18 (photo step 1 - for the full tutorial please click "continue reading" further below )

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