Saturday, May 9, 2009

Hibiscus for Mom Dishcloth

This was designed for my mother who passed years ago. My brain-stem stroke took away all the memories of her, so I must share my brothers memories.

Materials Needed:

1 Skein Deep Burgundy Cotton Yarn ( This yarn came out of a Lily Big 3 Skein Pack from Hobby Lobby)
Size 7 Needles
Yarn Needle for weaving in loose ends.

Cast on 40 stitches

Row 1 - 5 - knit
Row 6 - K3, P34, K3
Row 7 - Knit
Row 8 - K3, P34, K3
Row 9 - K18, P3, K8, P2, K9
Row 10 - K3, P5, K5, P4, K5, P15, K3
Row 11 - K18, P6, K2, P6, K8
Row 12 - K3, P5, K7, P1, K6, P3, K1, P1, K3, P7, K3
Row 13 - K7, P4, K2, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P12, K8
Row 14 - K3, P5, K11, P2, K3, P4, K1, P3, K1, P4, K3
Row 15 - K8, P1, K6, P3, K4, P6, K1, P4, K7
Row 16 - K3, P4, K5, P1, K5, P4, K3, P3, K2, P1, K1, P5, K3
Row 17 - K8, P1, K3, P1, K3, P3, K3, P5, K1, P6, K6
Row 18 - K3, P3, K7, P1, K3, P4, K3, P1, K2, P3, K1, P6, K3
Row 19 - K9, P1, K5, P5, K3, P3, K1, P6, K7
Row 20 - K3, P4, K6, P1, K3, P3, K5, P5, K1, P6, K3
Row 21 - K10, P1, K3, P3, K1, P4, K1, P2, K1, P6, K8
Row 22 - K3, P5, K6, P1, K1, P1, K4, P1, K4, P3, K1, P7, K3
Row 23 - K10, P1, K2, P6, K2, P3, K1, P8, K7
Row 24 - K3, P3, K8, P1, K3, P1, K12, P6, K3
Row 25 - K8, P1, K4, P13, K2, P6, K6
Row 26 - K3, P3, K4, P2, K2, P1, K2, P1, K1, P2, K6, P4, K1, P5, K3
Row 27 - K7, P1, K4, P6, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P3, K1, P3, K6
Row 28 - K3, P2, K3, P1, K4, P1, K4, P1, K3, P1, K5, P5, K1, P3, K3
Row 29 - K6, P1, K5, P4, K1, P4, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, P8, K5
Row 30 - K3, P2, K8, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K8, P1, K4, P1, K1, P3, K3
Row 31 - K5, P1, K7, P7, K1, P2, K1, P3, K1, P7, K5
Row 32 - K3, P2, K7, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K6, P8, K1, P2, K3
Row 33 - K6, P2, K7, P5, K1, P2, K1, P3, K1, P6, K6
Row 34 - K3, P3, K10, P1, K8, P7, K1, P4, K3
Row 35 - K8, P1, K5, P1, K1, P16, K1, P1, K6
Row 36 - K3, P3, K1, P1, K14, P4, K1, P3, K1, P6, K3
Row 37 - K10, P3, K7, P11, K2, P1, K6
Row 38 - K3, P3, K1, P3, K10, P17, K3
Row 39 - K21, P7, K2, P1, K3, P1, K5
Row 40 - K3, P2, K1, P3, K1, P4, K5, P18, K3
Row 41 - K22, P4, K4, P1, K2, P1, K6
Row 42 - K3, P3, K1, P1, K1, P5, K4, P19, K3
Row 43 - K25, P1, K5, P1, K2, P1, K5
Row 44 - K3, P2, K1, P2, K1, P5, K1, P22, K3
Row 45 - K25, P1, K5, P1, K2, P1, K5
Row 46 - K3, P3, K1, P6, K1, P6, K1, P3, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P3, K1, P2, K3
Row 47 - K5, P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K7, P2, K4, P1, K6
Row 48 - K3, P3, K1, P3, K1, P9, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2, K3
Row 49 - K5, P2, K1, P2,) K1,( P1, K1, P1, )K1, (P2, K1, P2, K10, P2, K1, P1, K6
Row 50 - K3, P3, K2, P12, K1, P3, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P3, K1, P2, K3
Row 51 - K32, P2, K6
Row 52 - K3, P3, K1, P30, K3Row 53 - knit
Row 54 - K3, P34, K3
Row 55 - 60 - knit

Bind Off. Weave in Ends.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sweaters For Baby

I am finally getting around to posting some of my hotel projects, for our soon-to-be granddaughter.
The Little baby diaper shirt is from Lyn's Designs, Danette's Diaper Set, and fits a 0-3 month old baby. I used an F hook and 1 Skein of Baby Bee, Lambkins Baby Boucle, 3000 Froggy, and 1 skein of white Bernat's Baby Coordinates. You can find this sweet pattern here.

The cute little white, braided headband is another of Lyn's designs, found here.

The frilly little white hat will definitely become one of my favorites. It's a Wormie design and you can find it here.

The Infant Teal Hat is Barb's Seamless Crocheted Baby Hat. This easy pattern is here.

The Large flower on the froggy hat is a Nikki Brown design and works for so many projects. You can find her pattern here.

The small flowers on the sweaters is a simple ch3, dbl ch, ch3 flower but turned out just the right size.

Not sure my daughter-in-law will like these, she is a home ec teacher, but doesn't like things that are hand made. hmmm... Oh well lots of new babies coming in this town.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lace Border Blanket

Last year II had bought a bunch of Baby Bee, Lambkins Baby Boucle, 3000 Froggy on closeout at a local Hobby Lobby. I found this freebie pattern in the yarn aisle and chose this yarn to make the Mississippi trip with me. It went very fast and was so easy, I used a G hook.

Then I started getting nervous when I was running out of yarn, and knew I needed something to co-ordinate with this color blanket, so I played it safe and decided to put the lacey border edging on in, White Bernat's Baby Coordinates.

This lovely Lace Border Blanket is a freebie crochet pattern from Bernat. The blanket turned out a very nice large size, using just 5 skeins of the Froggy.


If you can't find the pattern image I have a copy scanned here.

The Pattern is here.