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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Spiral Crochet Lapghan Free Pattern....


I am one who loves a new project just as much as the next person who loves to create.
It seem to be what the soul requires, so I oblige. 


This is what they call a Spiral Lapghan to display, wrap across your lap, however, I prefer them for throw rugs as they can be made with a heavier yarn than the worsted the pattern calls for...they are quite charming as simple rugs and easy to care for with a simple beating outside on the line or if you choose to wash it.

SKILL LEVEL IS EASY - FINISHED SIZE 41 inches in diameter. It can be made larger depending on how you want to display yours. I used Bernat Super Value.
PATTERN IS WRITTEN IN U.S. TERMS.

MATERIALS
Any kind of #4 worsted weight yarn 7 oz /426 years/197 g per skein
2 skeins each #53041 clay and #53015 taupe heather
Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed for gauge
Stitch markers

GAUGE- 7 dc = 2 inches; rounds 1-5= 5 1/2" across
PATTERN NOTE -Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

INSTRUCTIONS
RND 1: with clay, ch 6, sl st in beg ch to form ring, (sl st, sc, hdc, 3 dc) in first half of ring, drop lp from hook and place marker in lp (lp means Loop) join (see Pattern note below) taupe heather in ring, (sc, hdc, 3dc) in half of the ring, place marker stitch in last stitch. (6 clay, 6 taupe heather sts)

RND 2: 2 dc in each of next 6 sts, drop lp from and move maker below to dropped lp, place clay lp on hook , 2 dc in each of next 6 sts, move marker below to lp on hook (12 clay sts, 12 taupe heather sts)

RND 3: (Dc in next st, 2 dc in the next st) 6 times, drop lp from hook, move marker below to dropped lp, place taupe heather lp on hook, ( dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 6 times, move marker below to lp on hook. (18 taupe heather dc, 18 clay dc)

RND 4: (Dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st) 6 times, drop lp from hook , place marker below in dropped lp, place clay lp on hook, (dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next sts) 6 times, move marker from below to lp on hook. (24 clay dc, 24 taupe heather dc)

RND 5:Dc in each st across to next marked st with 2 dc in 2nd dcd of each inc, drop lp from hook, move marker below to dropped lp, place next color on hook, dc in each st across to next marker with 2 dc in 2nd st of each inc, move marker below to lp on hook. (30 sts of each color)

Next rnds: Rep rnd 5 until there are 240 sts of each color, drop taupe heather from hook.

Next rnd: Place clay lop on hook, dc in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, sl st in each of next 3 sts. Fasten off clay.

Next rnd: Place taupe heather lp on hook, dc in each st around with 2 dc in 2nd st of each inc.

Next rnd: Hdc in next st, sc in each st around, join in first hdc.

Last rnd: Working from left to right, ch 1, reverse sc in each st around, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

Stitch Guide - Reverse single crochet - Ch 1, skip first st working from left to right, insert hook in next st from front to back, draw up lp on hook, yo, and draw through both lps on hook.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Project...










Ah July, the flowers bloom over and over, the rain falls leaving droplets on tender leaves, the gorgeous sunsets followed by a lovely cool night. I photograph nearly daily and love it. The grand babies are doing so good, the three born from November 2013 to May 2014 are all settling, the youngest still trying to find her rhythm yet all is good. I feel a calming this week the kind that is reminisce of a fall season, not that I am ready for that to arrive, simply feeling low key. This is when I knit the most, I love the rhythm of something simple like the garter stitch, the flow of the back and forth even makes for a more relaxed setting. Although I think I will add a bit of charcoal color in a few stripes throughout the project. Nothing fancy a simple toasty warm blanket done in Lion Brand Thick and Quick yarn. I didn't want this project to take to long just needed the feel of the yarn through my fingers, since I am more of a fall and winter knitter/crocheter. The cool days recently I believe had my fingers craving the clicking of the needles. Yes, this will be my summer project I will finish before the cool/cold weather sets upon us. The one I will focus on, the only one, I will get done so I can wrap myself in the warmth and thickness. Should you be interested in making this simple blanket its done on 13" circular needles cast on of 190 stitches. 
Have a wonderful evening dear readers, and thank you again for visiting.