Midnight Breeze Crochet Shawl Video Tutorial!!

Midnight Breeze Crochet Shawl Video Tutorial!!

 

Today I finally get to spill the beans…  My good friend Clare from Bob Wilson 123 has been gracious enough to make one of her famous You Tube video tutorials featuring my Midnight Breeze shawl…  This is a full tutorial from start to finish about the pattern and all the instructions!!   She is whimsical and fun to watch… And has made this pattern tutorial so simple that a beginner can make this shawl..  I hope you will go check out this video and if you haven’t made the Midnight Breeze Shawl… Now would be the perfect time!!

 

Click Here for the Link to the Midnight Breeze Shawl Video Tutorial!!

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Click here for the written pattern instructions!

Midnight Breeze Shawl

Happy Crocheting!

Elena

 

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Coming September 1st… Amazing Grace Charity Crochet Extravaganza!!!

I am preparing a Crochet Charity Drive starting September 1st…  Lots of fun, prizes and paying it forward!!!  I will be featuring my story about the Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series… And promoting the free patterns in this series for a very special donation for Breast Cancer Awareness in October 2014!!!  Stay tuned for this big 8 week event!!!!  And… A new Amazing Grace Pattern for the Finale!!

In the meantime… Hop over to my Amazing Grace Free Pattern Series Page and have some fun with these Free Patterns… Click here to view the patterns

Amazing Grace Charity Extravaganza

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Happy Crocheting…

Elena

Runs from Aug 29-Sept 1
Monday Makings ~ Crochet Flower Potholder Review!

Monday Makings ~ Crochet Flower Potholder Review!

Another Monday and a little fun crochet to share!!  This weekend I decided to break out all the cotton yarn I bought a few weeks ago and get something done…  When I was trying to decide what to make,,, I remembered my friend Tamara over at Moogly had done a Potholder Round Up several months ago… I hopped over to her blog and could hardly decide which potholders I wanted to make…

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 Click here to see her fun roundup…

After scouring over all the great patterns… I decided on the Starburst Hotpad by Loretta Schepp… I have been seeing these fun flowers for several weeks now and had been wanting to make some for myself… The pattern is really fun!  It is fairly easy, the only slightly tricky part was figuring out how to join them once all the motifs were crocheted… But once I got it, I whipped 3 out in not time!!  If you would like to make these fun hotpads… Click Here

Flower Potholder Trio

Really fun and easy to make!

Flower Potholder

Bright and Cheery!

3 flowers

Great collection of potholders!!

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I hope you will give these a try!!!  Have a great week and Happy Crocheting!

Elena

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Amazing Grace Baby Blanket

Amazing Grace Baby Blanket

The Amazing Grace Baby Blanket is the 8th pattern in the Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series!   All of the patterns in the Amazing Grace Series have the same signature stitch pattern and are dedicated to Cancer Awareness.  This adorable baby blanket was designed for children and babies who are suffering or recovering from any illness or tragedy. Along with all the other Amazing Grace Free Patterns, I encourage you to make these for yourself and to pay it forward by donating a finished item to someone who is suffering or recovering from illness…  It also makes great gifts and is fun and easy to make!!

 

Amazing Grace Baby Blanket

Click Here ~ If you love this pattern,,, You can add it to your Ravelry Favorites and Queue for easy access!!

 

Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn – 5 Colors – 256 Yards Each

I used Red Heart Soft Baby Steps ~ 1 skein each White, Lime, Strawberry, Lavender and Aqua

Hook Size I

Scissors

 

Measurement:

41″ x 38″

 

Stitches:

St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sk – Skip       Ch – Chain      Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Instructions:

*Make 4 Strips -Approx. 7″ x 35″ each

Amazing Grace Strips

Chain 33

Row 1:     Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, Sk 1 St, *(Sc, Ch 2, Sc) all in the next St, Sk 2 Sts*, Repeat * * across to the last 3 Sts(you will have skipped 2 Sts leaving 3 more stitches),  make one more (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) in next St, Sk 1, Sc in the last St. = 10 (Sc,Ch 2, Sc) spaces and 2 Scs

Row 2:     Ch 3 (Counts as Dc now and throughout), Turn, *3 Dc in next Ch 2 Space (shell made)*, Repeat  * *across, Dc in last St. = 2 Dc and 10 Shells

Row 3:     Ch 1, Turn, Sc in 1st St, Sk 1 St,  (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) in next St (This is the center stitch of the shell), *Sk 2, (Sc, Ch2, Sc)in next St* Repeat * * 8 more times, Sk 1 St, Sc in last St. = 2 Sc  and 10 (Sc, Ch 2, Sc) spaces.

Rows 4 – 69:     Repeat Rows 2 and 3

Row 70:     Repeat Row 2  *Note the right side of the strip is now facing you… This is important for joining!

Joining:

Joining

*Important*  When joining make sure all the strips are facing the same direction with Row 70 for each strip  at the top!

To Join:     With white yarn and first 2 strips right sides up and strips next to each other, you will be working up the sides of the rows. Join with Sl St to bottom corner (row 1) of 1st strip, Ch 1, Sc in same St, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St of 2nd Strip (See Photo).

 

Joining Strips

Now to continue joining… *Ch 1, Sc in Dc Row space on first strip, Ch 1, Sc in Dc Row space on Second strip(directly across from each other), Ch 1, Sc in Sc Row space of  first strip, Ch 1, Sc in Sc Row space of 2nd Strip (directly across from each other again)* See Photo. Repeat* * to top of strips. Sc in top of 1st strip, Ch 1, Sc in top of 2nd Strip. Finish off.   *Make sure to Ch 1 after each Sc stitch to keep the joining stitches nice and flat. = 142 Sc total

 

joining strips (2)

Join other strips in the same manner.

Boarder:

With white yarn, Join with Sl St to  top right corner of blanket.

Row 1:     Ch 1, Sc in Same St, *Sc in each St across the top of the 1st strip (32 Sc per Strip), Sc 2 Sts evenly across the joining section*, Repeat * * across to 1st corner, (132 Sc across the top edge, not including Corner Sts), 3 Sc in 1st corner, Working down the side of rows, Sc 105 evenly to 2nd corner, Sc 3 in 2nd Corner, Sc 132 evenly across the bottom to corner, 3 Sc in 3rd corner, Sc 105 evenly up the side of rows to last corner, 2 Sc in 4th corner, Join with Sl St to 1st Sc to complete 4th corner. = 486 Sc

Row 2:     Ch 2(counts as Hdc now and throughout), *Hdc in each St across to corner, 3 Hdc in corner*, Repeat * * Around, Ending with 3 Hdc in last corner. Join to beginning Ch 2 with Sl St.  = 494 Hdc

Row 3:     Repeat Row 2 = 504 Hdc

Row 4:     Repeat Row 2 = 512 Hdc

Row 5:     Ch 1, Sc in same St and each St across to corner, 3 Sc in corner, *Sc across to next corner, 3 Sc in corner*, Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl st to beginning Sc, finish off.  = 520 Sc

 

Congratulations… You now have an Amazing Grace Baby Blanket!!!

*To modify this blanket into an adult size afghan,,, You can add more rows to each strip to obtain the desired length.  And make as many strips as you like for the width!!

Amazing Grace Baby Blanket close up

 

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post these patterns and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

 

 

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