Patterns

Crochet

Shawl

Directions:
To make this shawl, I followed the pattern at http://thelavenderchair.com/daisy-fields-shawl-crochet-pattern. However, I used a US size K/10 1/2 (6.5 mm) hook instead of a 15.5 mm hook. Since I used a different size hook, I ran out of yarn. I ripped out rows 46-50 and I did not do the last row of the border with the Picot stitch. I recommend buying an additional skein of yarn so you can make this shawl the size you want. I also recommend using a light-weight yarn instead of a medium-weight yarn so the finished product is not heavy.

Donation:
I purchased the yarn to make this shawl for my daughter to wear to prom in case of cool weather. If the weather is warm and she does not wear the shawl, I will donate it to the prayer shawl ministry at my church.

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Garter Stitch Baby Blanket

Designed by:
Julia Parent

Finished size:
Approximately 35” w x 33” h (89 cm x 84 cm)

Materials:
8 oz. (227 g) soft medium-weight yarn
US 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles
Yarn needle

Gauge:
Too hard to count with fuzzy yarn and not necessary for this baby blanket. However, the label says 16 sts and 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) for size 8 (5.0 mm) needles.

Directions:
CO 106 sts.
Knit every stitch of every row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Donation:
This blanket was donated to a mom and her newborn baby at a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group in my town.

Crochet

Julie’s Favorite Cowl

Finished size:
8 3/8” w x 32 1/2” h (21 cm x 83 cm)

Materials:
4.76 oz (135 g) medium-weight yarn
US H (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle

Gauge:
21 sts and 8 rows = 4” (10 cm)

Directions:
I followed the pattern at http://crocreations.blogspot.com/2011/11/to-infinity-and-beyond.html. However, I ended up with six shells instead of four shells and seven two dc spaces instead of five two dc spaces.

Donation:
This cowl will not be donated. I purchased the yarn to make this cowl for myself. I will use the leftover yarn to knit or crochet for charity.

Patterns

Fleece Blanket with Crochet Edge

Finished size:
Size of fleece plus crochet edge

Materials:
Three yards of fleece, or any amount, for A (Coral)
Three yards of fleece, or any amount, for B (Mint Green)
Scissors
Dinner plate
Rotary cutting mat
Skip-Stitch® Blade (available at http://www.projectlinus.org/store/) and Handle
5.3 oz. (150 g) light-weight yarn. If your fleece is machine washable and dryable, you’ll want your yarn to be, too.
US H (5 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

Gauge:
None given.

Directions:
Trim fleece so both pieces are the same size. To round the corners, place a dinner plate upside down on the fleece and cut around it. Put the fleece on top of the rotary cutting mat and use the Skip-Stitch® Blade to punch holes on all four sides of the fleece approximately ½ inch (12.7 mm) from the edges. To crochet around the fleece, follow the pattern at http://www.craftsdirect.com/project/two-sided-cuddle-fleece-with-crochet-edge?search=cuddle+fleece+with+crochet+edge. I repeated the second row two additional times. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Donation:
This super soft blanket will not be donated. I purchased all the supplies to make this blanket large enough to fit on a twin sized bed in my home. I will use the leftover yarn to knit or crochet for charity.

Crochet

Granny Square Baby Blanket

Finished size:
34 1/2” w x 34 1/2” h (88 cm x 88 cm)

Materials:
258 g medium-weight yarn for A (Ivory)
220 g medium-weight yarn for B (Light Blue)
51 g medium-weight yarn for C (Navy Blue)
US H (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle

Gauge:
15 sts and 7 rows = 4” (10 cm)

Directions:
Crochet a basic granny square. I got my pattern for making a granny square from the Craft Yarn Council. *Crochet: five rows with color A, one row with color B, one row with color A, three rows with color B, and one row with color C. Repeat from * two more times. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Donation:
This blanket will be donated to a mom and her newborn baby at a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group in my town.