Tuesday 9 April 2024

Knit This Pretty Garter Stitch Summer Scarf In Cool Cottons With My Latest Free Pattern

Pretty skinny scarf knitted in garter stitch in colourful cotton yarn.  Colours peach, orange, pink and red.
Savannan Canyon Scarf


This scarf is so quick and easy to make you will have one whipped up in no time at all.  The pattern is knitted entirely in garter stitch making it a perfect project for beginner knitters.  Made in the prettiest, softest cotton yarn by Stylecraft, it feels like butter around your neck and the gorgeous colours in this self-striping yarn will add a pop of colour to any outfit.  It really is so fast to make, cast on now and you could have this pretty scarf in just a few hours.



Savannah Canyon Scarf


Pretty garter stitch knitted scarf in pretty colours.  Pink, peach, orange, and red.



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Materials

One 100g ball Stylecraft Savannah

5mm (8 US) needles   I love my Knit Pro Symphonie needles

Darning needle

 

Difficulty

Easy

 

Gauge

Not essential for this project


Size

When made with recommended yarn -

Length approx. 145cm (57 inches)

Width 10cm (4 inches)

 

Abbreviations

K – knit

K2tog – knit 2 together

Yo – yarn over

St(s) – stitch(es)

Kfb – knit in both front & back of st



A ball of Savannah cotton aran yarn by stylecraft in colour Canyon
Savannah Yarn by Stylecraft


About the yarn:  Stylecraft Savanna is a super soft, self-striping, aran weight yarn.  It is 100% cotton and each 100g ball is approx. 165m (180yds).  Any aran weight yarn may be used for this pattern.  You can even experiment with different yarn weights if you wish, just use the needle size recommended on the yarn ball band.  Scarf shown is knitted in colourway Canyon.


Other notes:  The size of your scarf may be easily adjusted.  When working increases and decreases you may not always be able to do them exactly in the centre, do not worry this is ok, if there are 2 stitches in the centre just pick one.  If you are working from just one ball of yarn, it may be wise to weigh your project after finishing the increases.  This way you know exactly how much yarn you need to save for the decreases.


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Cast on 5 sts and k 2 rows.

 Increases

Row 1 k2, yo, k1, yo, k2 (7sts)

Row 2 k

Row 3 k2, yo, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2 (9sts)

Row 4 k

Row 5 k2, yo, k1, kfb, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1 (10sts)

Row 6 k

Row 7 k2, yo, k to last 5 sts (and at the same increase 1 st, kfb in centre of row), k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1.

Row 8 k

 

Repeat last 2 rows until you have a total of 20 sts or desired width.

 

Main Body of Scarf

Row 1 k2, yo, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1

Row 2 k

These two rows form pattern, continue in pattern until scarf measures approx. 135cm (53 inches) or desired length.

 

Decreases

Row 1 k2, yo, k to last 5 sts (at the same time decrease, k2tog in centre of row), k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1

Row 2 k

 

Repeat last 2 rows until 8sts remain.

 

Final rows

Row 1 k2tog, yo, k2tog x2, yo, k2tog

Row 2 k2, k2tog, k2 (5sts)

Row 3 k

 Cast off and weave in ends.  Lightly block if required.



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Friday 22 March 2024

Chunky Herringbone Double Crochet Throw Free Crochet Pattern & Video tutorial



Cozy up on the couch with my Stormy Horizon throw, made in super chunky yarn.  Works up really fast and is a great project for beginners.  This gorgeous blanket features the herringbone double crochet stitch, giving it an almost woven effect.  This pattern is so easy and fast to make you could whip this up in just a few days...



Stormy Horizon Throw



Blanket crocheted in chunky yarn with herringbone stitch





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Materials

Ten 100g balls King Cole Stormy Super Chunky in colour Horizon

10mm hook

Darning needle


Gauge

Not essential for this project

 

Difficulty

Easy


Abbreviations US Terms (UK conversion)

ch – chain

st(s) - stitch(es)

yo – yarn over

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet (double crochet)

hbdc – herringbone double crochet (herringbone treble crochet)

 

Size

Finished size approx. 150x125cm


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Cozy crochet blanket



About the yarn: King Cole Stormy is a 100% acrylic, super chunky yarn.  One 100g ball is approx. 81m (88 yards) and recommends a 10mm hook.  When making substitutions, be sure to choose a yarn of a similar gauge.


Sizing:  May be easily adjusted for any size, yarn quantities must be adjusted accordingly.


Special Stitches: herringbone double crochet – yo, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, pull 1st loop through 2nd loop on hook, yo and pull through 1st loop, yo and pull through remaining 2 loops.


Other notes:  Foundation row is worked into back bumps of the starting chain, it is recommended to use a larger hook for the starting chain (or chain very loosely) and then switch to recommended hook size.  Ch2 turning chain counts as hbdc throughout, make sure to work into the top of ch2 at end of each row as this can be easily missed. 


Top Tip:  Make your tassels first to make sure you have enough yarn.


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Ch 93 or number of chains needed for desired width.

Foundation row hbdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.  (90 hbdc)

Row 1 ch2, hbdc in next and each st across, turn.

Repeat row 1 until piece measures 125cm or desired length, fasten off.


Border

With right side facing.  Join yarn with sc in top right corner, sc in each st to next corner, 3sc in this and each corner, sc evenly across each side, finishing with 2 sc in first corner, join with sl st to first sc.

When working the border if your edges start to look ruffled use less stitches, if the edge looks tight you need more stitches.  

How many stitches you need will depend on your tension, 3 stitches for every 3 rows (at the sides) worked for me.  Fasten off and weave in ends.


Stylish crocheted sofa throw with tassels


Tassels

Make 4 tassels and attach to corners.  I used a DVD case to measure my tassels with 50 wraps width wise for each tassel.  Take a darning needle and a length of yarn and take the yarn underneath the wraps at the top of the case and secure with a knot, leaving enough yarn to use the ends to attach to the blanket.  Cut the yarn wraps at the bottom of the case and slide off.  Taking another length of yarn tie around all strands about one inch from the top to form your tassel.  An entire 100g ball of yarn was used to make all 4.  See video for more details.


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