NOTES OF INTEREST:

Just Crochet/Craft Idea's: As usual I have a few new projects I'm working on and one more new Great Grandbaby coming that I'm creating a Blanket for, so, busy, busy. If you have any comments, or questions about my interests (creativity), I will answer them under the post where you leave the comment. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie



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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Glance at Things to com...

Kali's Christening Blanket
By Berta Gilholm

She's here:
Allison Marie,
Born , 1/11/2013 at 4:03 pm. She was 9lbs 8 oz and 21 inches long. Mom/Dad and baby are doing great.

There's a Christening Set pattern #90073AD from Lion Brand http://www.lionbrand.com/ , that I made for future Great Grand Baby #6 (Phew!).
I have to brag on this pattern: It's easy to follow, different, pretty quick and I absolutley love it, the designer calls it "Little Boxes". I wanted to make a matching Blanket to go with this set, and so I used the same little box pattern on a few rows at the bottom and top for my blanket, so it would match the hat and sweater. I used some leftover Microfiber type yarn #4 to make mine, but the Babysoft called for in the patterns would be great for the blanket too. Here's the finished Blanket pattern and my Granddaughter  loves it. Check out the hat and sweater pattern at Lionbrand and add my blanket for a full set. 

Kali's Christening Blanket
Materials:
Any soft #4 worsted weight  yarn, I used Gala 8 - 1.75 oz. skeins in off white.
Crochet Hook size US I/9 - 5mm
Yarn Needle
Abbreviations: Ch = chain, Sc = single crochet, Dc = double crochet, Sc2tog = single crochet 2 together, Sp = space, Sk = skip, FO = fasten off, Jwslst = join with slip stitch to the first stitch worked.
sc2tog Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.
Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Instructions:  Ch 116 (115 + 1 chain for turning)
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, and in each ch across row, turn (115 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sc, ch 1, *sc2tog over next 2 sc, ch 1; rep from * across to
last st, sc in last st. turn (57 sc + 58 ch)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 st, ch 1, *sc2tog over next 2 st, ch 1; rep from * across to
last st, sc in last st. turn (57 sc + 58 ch)
Rows 4 - 10: Repeat Row 3,
Row 11: Ch 3, dc in next  8 st, *ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp,, dc in next sc, Repeat from * 48 times, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 9 st, turn (66 dc + 49 ch 1 spaces)
Row 12: Ch 3, dc in next  8 dc, *ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp,, dc in next dc, Repeat from * 48 times, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 9 dc, turn (66 dc + 49 ch 1 spaces)
Row 13 through 61: Repeat Row 12,
Row 62: Ch 1, sc in each dc and each ch 1 space across, turn (115 sc)
Row 63: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sc, ch 1, *sc2tog over next 2 sc, ch 1; rep from * across to
last st, sc in last st. turn (57 sc + 58 ch)
Row 64: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 st, ch 1, *sc2tog over next 2 st, ch 1; rep from * across to
last st, sc in last st. turn (57 sc + 58 ch)
Rows 65 - 71: Repeat Row 64, (bottom)
Turn and do border starting up side, across top, down other side and across bottom.
Border Row:
Ch 1, Sc in first sc, (ch 2, sc every other row) in the ends of rows up the side,
(sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st,
Ch 1, sc in each decrease sc st across top, skipping the ch spaces as you go,
(sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st,
Ch 1, (ch 2, sc every other row) in the ends of rows down the other side,
(sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st,
Ch 1, sc in each decrease sc st across bottom, skipping the ch spaces as you go,
(sc, ch 1), jwslst  in corner sc,   FO, weave in ends.
Close-up Picture of border pattern:


 




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