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Crochet for Knitters – Wavy Blanket

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

wavy vp

Size: 42 x 35 inches (or desired size)
Hook: Size I (5.5mm)
Yarn: Worsted weight, in as many colors as you choose, about 1260 yards total
Additional Materials: tapestry needle for weaving in ends

CLICK HERE to visit Ravelry for your free copy of the pattern.

This pattern is designed by Stephanie Gauge. You can see her yarn here at Spinning Colors.
And her photography site, Stephanie Gage Photography.
And her other patterns on Ravelry.

Please keep in mind that the crochet terms I use in this video are American. Visit this website to see a chart detailing the differences between American and British crochet terms.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The yarn I use for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, in colors Yonder and Crush.

The large crochet hook I used for demonstration is size K hook made by Susan Bates.

The yarn I used in my finished blanket is Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, held double stranded, in colors Marlin, Silver, and Peapod (7 skeins in each color) worked with a size K hook.

The pattern for the sweater I’m wearing (not my design, in a discontinued cotton yarn) can be found here.

Red and white sample is crocheted with Cascade Arcadia (discontinued), and a size G hook.

Gray and purple sample is crocheted with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in colors Silver and Jam, using a size J hook.

The sample in baby colors is crocheted with Knit Picks Brava in colors Mint, Blush, and Sky, using a size H hook.

The sample using leftover yarns is made from various 100% wool yarns and a size H hook.

The nail polish I’m wearing is Julep, color “Maddy”.

Crochet for Knitters – Triple Crochet Stitch

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

“Triple crochet” is an American term. This stitch is called “double treble” in the UK. Click here to see a chart that translates American and British crochet terms.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
Be sure to check out the other videos in the Crochet for Knitters Series.

The poncho on the mannequin is my Rodeo Drive Poncho, pattern + video tutorial.

The sweater I’m wearing (not my design), can be found here.

The yarn I used for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, in color Avocado.

The crochet hook I’m using is Knitter’s Pride Waves crochet hook.

The nail polish I’m wearing is Julep, color “Maddy”.

Crochet for Knitters – Granny Ripple Blanket

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

CLICK HERE to download your free copy of this pattern.

Size: Baby blanket/throw size, 35” x 49” (see “Pattern Notes” section of the pattern for guidelines for different sizes)
Hook: Size H (5mm)
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in eight colors, or another worsted-weight washable yarn. I used the following colors of Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, 2 skeins each color (16 skeins total, 50 grams each):
– Creme Brulee
– Honeydew
– Sea Foam
– Flamingo
– Zinnia
– Marina
– Lilac
– Lady Slipper
Additional Materials: tapestry needle for weaving in ends

I kept working this blanket until I was nearly out of yarn. These little balls were all I had left over!

yarnballs

Info to things you’ll see in this video:
The bulky yarn I used for demonstration is Malabrigo Chunky.

The poncho on the mannequin is the Easy Folded Poncho, knit in Knit Picks City Tweed DK.

My “Embrace the Swatch” water bottle can be found here.

My granny square blanket pattern and tutorial can be found here.

Crochet for Knitters – Simple Crocheted Flower

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Here’s one way I like to use crochet for maximum “bang for the buck” in my knits.

Written instructions for working the crocheted flower:

CH 4, SL into first chain, making a ring.
CH 2, 10 DC into center of ring. Close the ring by SL into the 2nd chain you made at the beginning of this round.
(Change color here, if you like.)
Pull up a loop in new color.
*SL into next stitch, CH2.
4 DC into next stitch, CH 2.*
Repeat between the *s for 5 petals total.
Finish by SL into 1st SL of the round. Break yarn, weave in ends (or just tie them off and cut them, since it is unlikely that the back of the flower will show.)

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The bulky yarn I’m using to demonstrate is Berroco Peruvia Quick.

The yarn I used in the small flower samples:
Smaller flower: Madeline Tosh DK.
Larger flower: Berroco Vintage.

The sweater on the mannequin is my Zasio Sweater Coat, pattern + video tutorial.

The sweater I’m wearing is the Featherweight Cardigan.
I knit mine using Malabrigo Lace.

The nail color I’m wearing is by Essie, color “Go Overboard”.

Crochet for Knitters – Rugged Ripples Blanket

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Get your free copy of the pattern HERE.

Many thanks to Stephanie Gage of Spinning Colors for allowing us to use her pattern in this tutorial. Be sure to visit her shop, Spinning Colors, where she sells hand-crafted yarns.
She also has other patterns on Ravelry.

Info on things you’ll see in this video:

The yarn I used in my blue blanket is Berroco Vintage.
The finished size of my blanket is 40″ x 58″ and I used 9 100 gram hanks of Berroco Vintage, three hanks of each color.

The yarn I used in the bulky sample where I’m demonstrating is Berroco Peruvia Quick.

The scarf I’m wearing is the Clapotis.
Knit with Noro Silk Garden in colorway #87.

The scarf on the mannequin is Cozy.
Knit in Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino.

The red nail polish I’m wearing is OPI, in color Chick Flick Cherry. The polish on my sparkly accent nail is OPI, in color The Living Daylights.

Crochet for Knitters – Spiked Edging

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

One of my favorite ways to work crochet into your knitting is with crocheted edgings. Here I show you how to work a spiked edge.

Crochet instructions for the spiked edging:
This edging looks best if you do it in a contrasting color. *Single crochet into 2 stitches, then make a “spike” by inserting your hook into the stitch below (or lower). Grab the yarn and pull up 1 loop, grab the yarn again and pull through two remaining loops. Skip next stitch. Repeat from *.

Knitting instructions for the long moss stitch:
CO an even number of stitches.
Row 1 (WS): *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row
Row 2: *P1, K1*, repeat to end of row
Row 3: *P1, K1*, repeat to end of row
Row 4: *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row
Row 5: *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row
Repeat Rows 2-4 to desired length. BO in pattern on RS of work.

Info on things you’ll see in this video:

The yarn I used in the blue sample is Berroco Vintage.

The yarn I used in the bulky sample where I’m demonstrating the stitch is Berroco Peruvia Quick.

The scarf I’m wearing is the Clapotis.
Knit with Noro Silk Garden in colorway #87.

The scarf on the mannequin is Cozy.
Knit in Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino.

The red nail polish I’m wearing is OPI, in color Chick Flick Cherry. The polish on my sparkly accent nail is OPI, in color The Living Daylights.

Crochet for Knitters – Picot Edging

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

One of my favorite ways to work crochet into your knitting is with crocheted edgings. Here I show you how to work a simple picot edging.

Crochet instructions for the picot edging:
Single crochet into 2 stitches, chain 3 (or 5). Insert your hook into the left leg
of the first chain. Grab the yarn and pull up one loop. (Two loops on hook). Grab the
yarn again and pull through both loops on hook to close with a single crochet. Skip
next stitch, and repeat from beginning.

Knitting instructions for the long moss stitch:
CO an even number of stitches.
Row 1 (WS): *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row
Row 2: *P1, K1*, repeat to end of row
Row 3: *P1, K1*, repeat to end of row
Row 4: *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row
Row 5: *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row
Repeat Rows 2-4 to desired length. BO in pattern on RS of work.

Info on things you’ll see in this video:

The yarn I used in the blue sample is Berroco Vintage.

The yarn I used in the bulky sample where I’m demonstrating the stitch is Berroco Peruvia Quick.

The scarf I’m wearing is the Clapotis.
Knit with Noro Silk Garden in colorway #87.

The scarf on the mannequin is Cozy.
Knit in Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino.

The red nail polish I’m wearing is OPI, in color Chick Flick Cherry. The polish on my sparkly accent nail is OPI, in color The Living Daylights.

Crochet for Knitters – Scalloped Edge

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

One of my favorite ways to work crochet into your knitting is with crocheted edgings. Here I show you how to work a simple scalloped edge.

Crochet instructions for the scalloped edge:
Single crochet into 1 stitch, *skip 2 stitches, 5 double crochets into next stitch, skip next 2 stitches, single crochet into next stitch, repeat from *. End by working a slip stitch into first single crochet. Note — at the corners of a square, work your count so that you work the double crochet stitches in the corner. I found that working 8 single crochets (instead of 5) made a nice corner.

Knitting instructions for the long moss stitch:
CO an even number of stitches.
Row 1 (WS): *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row
Row 2: *P1, K1*, repeat to end of row
Row 3: *P1, K1*, repeat to end of row
Row 4: *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row
Row 5: *K1, P1*, repeat to end of row
Repeat Rows 2-4 to desired length. BO in pattern on RS of work.

Info on things you’ll see in this video:

The yarn I used in the blue sample is Berroco Vintage.

The yarn I used in the bulky sample where I’m demonstrating the stitch is Berroco Peruvia Quick.

The scarf I’m wearing is the Clapotis.
Knit with Noro Silk Garden in colorway #87.

The scarf on the mannequin is Cozy.
Knit in Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino.

The red nail polish I’m wearing is OPI, in color Chick Flick Cherry. The polish on my sparkly accent nail is OPI, in color The Living Daylights.

Crochet for Knitters – Half-Double Crochet Stitch

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Half-way in height between a single crochet and a double crochet stitch, we have the half-double stitch. A pretty, compact stitch that looks like it’s made of little fans.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The sweater on the mannequin is the Saroyan Scarf, designed by Liz Abinante. Free pattern and video tutorial.

The sweater I’m wearing is the Featherweight Cardigan.
I knit mine using Malabrigo Lace yarn.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, and the size N metal crochet hook is Susan Bates.

Crochet for Knitters – Double Chain Stitch

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Looking for a quick alternative to knitting icord? This might be your answer!

The entire Crochet for Knitters Series can be found here.

More Crochet for Knitters videos in the weeks to come!

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The sweater on the mannequin is the Saroyan Scarf, designed by Liz Abinante. Free pattern and video tutorial.

The sweater I’m wearing is the Featherweight Cardigan.
I knit mine using Malabrigo Lace yarn.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, and the size N (10mm) metal crochet hook is Susan Bates.

Crochet for Knitters – Granny Square Blanket

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Size: Any size, each finished block of 6 rounds in the gauge below is approximately 6” square
Hook: Size H crochet hook (5mm)
Yarn: Three colors of worsted weight (10 ply) yarn (info on yardage amounts below)
Additional Materials: Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: 4 double crochet stitches per inch

This pattern is a FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD, and the video tutorial can be viewed at the bottom of this post. (There are also links to the four-part video in the pattern.)

Typical Blanket Sizes:
A baby blanket (at 42” square), will require 49 granny square blocks (7 blocks by 7 blocks). A throw blanket (at 48” x 66”) will require 88 granny squares (8 blocks by 11 blocks). A king-sized bedspread (at 90” square) will require 225 granny square blocks (15 blocks by 15 blocks). You can use the information in the pattern to make any size of blanket.

Yardage: In the gauge listed above, each granny square will require approximately 32 yards of yarn. In the photo above and in the video, I change color every two rounds.

For a 42” square baby blanket, 49 granny squares, changing color every two rounds:
• Color A (center of square), 220 yards
• Color B, 588 yards
• Color C (becomes border color for each square), 760 yards

For a 48” x 66” throw, 88 granny squares, changing color every two rounds:
• Color A (center of square), 396 yards
• Color B, 1056 yards
• Color C (becomes border color for each square), 1364 yards

For a 90” square king-sized bedspread, 225 granny square blocks, changing color every two rounds:
• Color A (center of square), 1012 yards
• Color B, 2700 yards
• Color C (becomes border color for each square), 3488 yards

Note: Working in a different gauge will require different yardage amounts. You can work up a single granny square and measure the amount you will need if you choose to use a different yarn weight and/or hook size.

The entire Crochet for Knitters Series can be found here.

More Crochet for Knitters videos in the weeks to come!

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The yarn I used for the granny squares in the photo above (pink, cream, and green) is Berroco Vintage. (Sorry, I don’t have the information on the color numbers I used.)

In the multi-colored, single (giant!) granny square block I show in the video, I used a size G (4mm) crochet hook and Knit Picks Palette yarn.

The yarn I used while demonstrating seaming in the pink colorway is Three Irish Girls Riddermark Merino.

The sweater on the mannequin is the Saroyan Scarf, designed by Liz Abinante. Free pattern and video tutorial.

The sweater I’m wearing is the Featherweight Cardigan. I knit mine using Malabrigo Lace yarn.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, and the size N metal crochet hook is Susan Bates.

Crochet for Knitters – Making a Chain Ring

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

A crocheted chain ring is the starting point for many different projects. For knitters, this is where we can really start to see one of the benefits of crochet (alone, and in combination with our knitting) – creating shapes in crochet is much easier than it is in knitting.

The other Crochet for Knitters videos can be found here.

More Crochet for Knitters videos in the weeks to come – next week we will start our first project!

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The sweater on the mannequin is the Saroyan Scarf, designed by Liz Abinante. Free pattern and video tutorial.

The sweater I’m wearing is the Featherweight Cardigan.
I knit mine using Malabrigo Lace yarn.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, and the size N metal crochet hook is Susan Bates.

Crochet for Knitters – Slip Stitch

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

The Slip Stitch is the flattest of the crochet stitches, and is usually used for connecting and seaming.

The other Crochet for Knitters videos can be found here.

More Crochet for Knitters videos in the weeks to come!

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The sweater on the mannequin is the Saroyan Scarf, designed by Liz Abinante. Free pattern and video tutorial.

The sweater I’m wearing is the Featherweight Cardigan.
I knit mine using Malabrigo Lace yarn.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, and the size N metal crochet hook is Susan Bates.

Crochet for Knitters – Double Crochet

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

The double crochet stitch is, in my experience, the most commonly used stitch in crochet.

The other videos in this series can be found here. More Crochet for Knitters videos in the weeks to come!

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The sweater on the mannequin is the Saroyan Scarf, designed by Liz Abinante. Free pattern and video tutorial.

The sweater I’m wearing is the Featherweight Cardigan. I knit mine using Malabrigo Lace yarn.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, and the size N metal crochet hook is Susan Bates.

New Series – Crochet for Knitters!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Even if you’ve never crocheted before, being at least a little bit handy with a crochet hook will only make your knitting better!

We’re jumpstarting this series with three Crochet for Knitters videos. The first is an intro, then we go on to the two most basic stitches – chain stitch, and single crochet.

More Crochet for Knitters videos in the weeks to come!

Information on things you’ll see in these videos:

The sweater on the mannequin is the Saroyan Scarf, designed by Liz Abinante. Free pattern and video tutorial here.

The sweater I’m wearing is the Featherweight Cardigan. I knit mine with Malabrigo Lace yarn.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, and the size N metal crochet hook is Susan Bates.