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Rosy blanket…

About four years ago I made my first blanket ever for my little and at that time just newborn niece. Unfortunately I didn’t have a blog yet so I couldn’t share my work with you. This is why when I heard my colleague was expecting a baby girl and she is now eigth months pregnant, I thought this could be the perfect chance to gift her with something ‘heartmade’ and at the same time to show you one of my favorite patterns for baby blankets.

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Picking up the color for this project was easy. When I saw this beautiful pale pink I couldn’t think of anything more delicate and appropriate to welcome a new baby girl into this world. To make a piece of about 60×80 cm , I have used 6 balls of ‘Baby Supremo’ yarn ( a total amount of 300 gr) which is just as its name says…supreme !!

yarnIt is an antiallergic yarn and washable which is always a plus for mommies and babies who are experimenting their first meals and diapers!! It is incredibly soft and easy to work with. The suggested hook sizes ranged between 3 and 3.5 mm and with no hesitation I went for the biggest one to obtain a softer texture.

blanketIVI love the openwork pattern created by the V stitch, it makes this blanket perfect for babies coming during spring/summer times. I also adore the combination of a clear and simple body pattern with a precious, large and more elaborate edge. I think it really makes this piece unique and sophisticated.

VstitchedgeTo start your own blanket you are going to make a foundation chain multiple of 3+3. I chained 121.

row1 : dc into the 4th chain from the hook, ch 1 and dc into the same stitch. *Skip 1 chain and dc into the next ch. , ch1 and dc into the same stitch*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row when you will make a dc into the last ch.

row2-end : ch 3 and turn your work. *Dc into the next ch 1 space, ch 1 and dc into the same ch 1 space*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row, then dc into the last stitch.

As you might have seen the pattern for the body of this blanket is very relaxing and easy to follow since there is no counting at all, excepting for the initial foundation chain. On the contrary, for the edge I thought a written pattern would be too complicated, so I decided to post here a chart of it. It basically shows that on a base row of single crochet you are going to work this beautiful arches alternating dc joined together and simple chain stitches. 

patternI am always fascinated by the beauty of this pattern and I hope you will be impressed too. I only regret I didn’t take a picture when I used the same pattern for my niece’s blanket. She was born in June, then I wanted something that matched the brightness and the happiness that only summer times can do and I went for a pale yellow cotton thread. Even then the result was amazing.

blanketWell, now I will be waiting for your own blanket. Try to use this pattern, maybe playing with different colors and materials, use light yarn or thread and share your works with me on my blog and social media : facebook, twitter , google+. I really can’t wait to see them !!!! I wish you a lovely crocheting time and see you to the next post…byeeee!!

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Infinity bubbles scarf…

Nothing is what it seems and there’s a trick even behind this scarf!! If you give a first look at it, you can immediately recognize the bubble texture and think that it’s all thanks to the pop corn stitch. Well, the truth is that the same fluffy texture can be achieved in a way a lot easier and quicker , by simply alternating treble crochet and single crochet stitches.picVIt’s the different size of the two stitches that creates the magic! The treble crochet, a tall stitch, tends to fold on itself when it is between the two smaller single crochet stitches and this is where the puffy look comes from. This technique works better with a bulkier yarn since it will emphasize more the difference between the two stitches used.

picIVTo make this scarf I used 4 balls of Rugby yarn which make a total of 200 gr. I am sorry but I wasn’t able to find an online link for this product, but anyway you can buy any type of yarn with the same features. I chose this intense blue color which I am really into lately and my 8 mm crochet hook.

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Except for the initial counting, that will give you the size of your scarf, there is no counting at all and this makes the pattern very relaxing and easy to follow.

I love wrapping my scarf at least twice around my neck, then I chained 110. Alternatively keep chaining until your piece will be approximately 140 cm long. Then join the first and last chain making sure your work doesn’t twist.

row1: ch1, *1 sc into the first ch, 1 treble crochet (tr) into the next ch*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row. Sl st into the first ch.

row2: ch4 (it counts as the first tr), *1 sc into the next tr, 1 tr into the next sc*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row. Sl st into the top of the intial ch 4.

row3: ch1, *1 sc into the first tr, 1 tr into the next sc*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row. Sl st into the first ch.

row4-end : keep repeating the sequence row1-row2 until your scarf will be about 22 cm wide.

Then fasten off your yarn.

I took advantage of a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon and went to the park near my house where I took some pictures with my new ‘bubble scarf’. Yes, I like to think of this amazing texture as bubbles..isn’t the same for you too?  

picIpicIIpicIIIAt the end of our walk, Valerio and I just took a selfie to send you a big hug and wish you a lovely crocheting time! Byeeee heart

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Baby hat and matching mittens…

Could you think of a better way to enter the new year than the arrival of a little, soft, pink bundle? At the beginning of the month, my cousin gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Aurora, adding a new branch to our family tree. My gift for her was the project I am going to share with you today, a cute baby hat with matching mittens. Aren’t they simply adorable?

fotoIIf you give a look around you can certainly notice that pink in all its shades is my favorite color and when I saw this light pink yarn I couldn’t help thinking about anything more delicate and perfect for a newborn lady. One ball was enough for both the hat and the mittens and since I had some white yarn left, I used it to make a flower to embellish the hat. Here is the pattern I made up for these projects, it is in the size 0-3 months and to make it easier I also took some row-by-row photos. Well, what more…let’s begin !

What you’ll need :

  • 100 gr of yarn in the color you prefer
  • 3.0 mm crochet hook
  • small amount of white yarn
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Stitches used :

  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

HAT
row 1 : into a magic loop start making 10 hdc
row 2 : ch 1, 2 hdc in each stitch around. At the end of the row sl st into the first chain
row 3: ch 1, *1 hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next stitch*. Repeat from * to* until the end of the row, then sl st into the first chain
row 4: ch 1, *1 hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in the next one*. Repeat from * to* until the end of the row, then sl st into the first chainTutorial1row5: ch 1, *1 hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in the next one*. Repeat from * to* until the end of the row, then sl st into the first chain
row6: ch 1, *1 hdc in the next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in the next one*. Repeat from * to* until the end of the row, then sl st into the first chain
row7: ch 1, *1 hdc in the next 5 stitches, 2 hdc in the next one*. Repeat from * to* until the end of the row, then sl st into the first chain
row8: ch 1, *1 hdc in the next 6 stitches, 2 hdc in the next one*. Repeat from * to* until the end of the row, then sl st into the first chain
Tutorial2rows 9-14 : ch1, hdc in each stitch around. Sl st into the first ch
rows 15-17 : ch2 (it counts as the first dc), dc into the same stitch, ch1, 2dc into the same stitch. *Skip the next 4 ch then 2dc in the next one, ch1, 2dc in the same stitch*. Repeat from * to* until the end of the row. Sl st into the second ch
rows 18-20: ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Sl stitch into the first ch.tutorial3When I decided to attach a flower on the hat, I started looking for an original pattern and I fell in love with the one I found on B.hooked’s blog. Here is the link to her free video tutorial, she is amazing and her explanation clear and simple, I hope you will enjoy it as I did.foto3MITTENS
Cuffs
Make a foundation chain of 7 ch.
row 1: 1sc in the second ch from the hook, 1 sc in each chain of the foundation chain
rows 2-20 : ch1 and turn your work. 1sc in each into the back loop of each stitch across.foto4Fold in half the stripe of single crochet you have and start joining the edges with sl st.foto5Body
row 1: ch1, 1 sc in each stitch around. Sl st into the first ch. (20 st)
row2 : ch1, *1 sc in the next 4 stitches, 2 sc in the next one*. Repeat from * to* all the way around. Sl st into the first ch
rows 3-9 : ch1, 1 sc in each stitch around. Sl st into the first chfoto6rows 10-11 : ch1, *2sc joined together in the next 2 stitches (1 decrease), 1 sc in the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * all the way around. Sl st into the first stitch
row 12: ch1, 2sc joined together in each stitch around. 1 sc into the last stitch, then sl st into the first stitch.
Now fasten off your yarn leaving a long tale and with a yarn needle close the top of your mitten. foto7I hope you guys like these patterns. I enjoyed them a lot and more because they were made in a baby size and we know, when it comes to babies everything is cuter and nicer and more exciting!!! I will be very pleased if you want to share with me your works and let me know if you want me to blog about 'my general rules' on sizing the crochet hats…I love you all and see you to the next post, bye XX

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