Granny Blanket for my mum’s other cat

WP_20140621_001So I made the little granny square blanket to practice crochet and made the little blanket for my mum’ new cat.

Well while I was at my parents house the cats started fighting over the blanket and well I am sure it was a guilt trip, I had to make another blanket.

This one is larger and Spencer is a bit bigger and well he likes to lounge and turn around of things a lot.

Well again I can safely say if was a success story :)

 

Flower Crochet Coasters

Here are my next Crochet items that I have been making, I have been making these for family members and friends then I decided to keep making more, with even more than one person telling me I should sell them! Woah what a compliment!

I am loving making handmade items for the home, it is just so nice to see your items everyday knowing that you have put so much care and love into making them

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My First Crochet Granny Square

Well all I never thought I would get to this day at all, never mind understand a tiny little bit of crochet! I am still not really sure I understand what I am doing but I managed it!

I do not really know what happened, I have been having an extremely bad time with some very bad seizures and well I have not been able to play Sims as it really hurts my eyes at the moment. I picked up my crochet book – how to crochet.

If I am honest there is only one thing that is really appealing to me at the moment and that is how to make Granny Squares as I want a blanket like Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory, I do not even want one exactly the same pattern just the colour in the middle and the black edging
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So here is my first square, I just practised with some DK yarn Scraps I had and well its not perfect but I am really impressed with myself seeing as I just jumped straight to the back of the book, did not look up anything and just went for it! I think it took me around 3 hours but with a shaky hand and a brain like jelly I expect nothing else!

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I plan to keep on practising as when I do eventually get round to making the blanket I plan on making it in Aran and being a lot better at making squares

The Fat Cat Washcloth

I have made another washcloth design and I am doing these all for my mum she saw some I was doing for a friend. She did like the designs that I had picked off Ravelry, however I saw this as an opportunity to try something new and design some washcloths myself of things that I know my mum likes.

So here is the fat cat washcloth, I chose to do this as my mum has a big Ginger cat, and well don’t most cats look fat when they sit like this?
Also I am think this will look great on the blankets I am knitting for RSPCA and The Cat’s Protection

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The Fat Cat Washcloth

3.75mm Needles

Red Heart Miami used

Measures  8″ by 8″

 

Cast on 49

Rows 1-4 : (k1,p1) to last stitch k

Row 5: And all odd rows through to row 63  (k1,p1)x2 K43 (p1,k1)x2

Row 6: k,p,k  p43  k,p,k
Row 8: k,p,k p43 k,p,k
Row 10: k,p,k p18, k5, p20 k,p,k
Row 12: k,p,k p21, k4, p18 k,p,k
Row 14: k,p,k p23, k2, p18 k,p,k

Row 16: k.p.k p23, k2, p18 k,p,k
Row 18: k,p,k p20, k5, p18 k,p,k
Row 20: k,p,k p20, k2, p21 k,p,k
Row 22: k,p,k p20, k2, p21 k,p,k
Row 24: k,p,k p11, k20, p12 k,p,k

Row 26: k,p,k p9, k24, p10 k,p,k
Row 28: k,p,k p9, k26, p8 k,p,k
Row 30: k,p,k p9, k26, p8 k,p,k
Row 32: k,p,k p9, k26, p8 k,p,k
Row 34: k,p,k p9, k26, p8 k,p,k

Row 36: k,p,k p9, k26, p8 k,p,k
Row 38: k,p,k p11, k22, p10 k,p,k
Row 40: k,p,k p11, k22, p10 k,p,k
Row 42: k,p,k p13, k18, p12 k,p,k
Row 44: k,p,k p16, k12, p15 k,p,k

Row 46: k,p,k p14, k16, p13 k,p,k
Row 48: k,p,k p12, k20, p11 k,p,k
Row 50: k,p,k p12, k20, p11 k,p,k

Row 52: k,p,k p14, k5, p6, k5, p13 k,p,k
Row 54: k,p,k p14, k3, p10, k3, p13 k,p,k
Row 56: k,p,k p14, k2, p12, k2, p13 k,p,k

Row 58: k,p,k p43 k,p,k
Row 60: k,p,k p43 k,p,k
Row 62: k,p,k p43 k,p,k

Rows 64 – 67: (k1,p1) to last stitch K

Owl Love Heart Washcloth

After my first attempt at making a washcloth came out pretty well, I decided to make another design. This one I had more trouble with, I am definitely going to be asking for some graph paper so I can colour out the pattern, as my head was spinning from using an online graph.

So here is my Owl love heart dish cloth
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Owl Love Heart Washcloth pattern

3.75mm needle
Red Heart Miami used
Measure 8″ by 8″

Cast on 49

Rows 1-4: (k1,p1) to last stitch k1

Row 5: and all odd through to row 59 (k1,p1)x2 k41 (p1,k1)x2

Row 6: and all even through to row 10 k,p,k p43 k,p,k

Row 12: k,p,k p13, k18, p12, k,p,k
Row 14: k,p,k p12, k20, p11, k,p,k
Row 16: k,p,k p11, k22, p10, k,p,k
Row 18: k,p,k p10, k24, p9, k,p,k
Row 20: k,p,k p9, k12, p2, k12, p8, k,p,k

Row 22: k,p,k p8, k11, p6, k11, p7, k,p,k
Row 24: k,p,k p7, k10, p10, k10, p6, k,p,k
Row 26: k,p,k p7, k9, p12, k9, p6, k,p,k
Row 28: k,p,k p7, k9, p12, k9, p6, k,p,k
Row 30: k,p,k p8, k9, p3, k4, p3, k9, p7 k,p,k

Row 32: k,p,k p9, k26, p8, k,p,k
Row 34: k,p,k p10, k23, p10, k,p,k
Row 36, k,p,k p12, k2, p7, k1, p8, k2, p11, k,p,k
Row 38: k,p,k p11, k2, p6, k5, p7, k2, p10, k,p,k
Row 40: k,p,k p10, k2, p2, k4, p8, k4, p2, k2, p9, k,p,k

Row 42: k,p,k p10, k2, p1, k2, p2, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p8, k,p,k
Row 44: k,p,k p10, k2, p1, k2, p2, k2, p2, k1, p3, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p8, k,p,k
Row 46: k,p,k p10, k3, p6, k5, p7, k3, p9, k,p,k
Row 48: k,p,k p8, k28, p7, k,p,k
Row 50: k,p,k p8, k3, p22, k3, p7, k,p,k

Row 51 and odd through to row 59
(k1,p1)x2 k41 (p1,k1)x2

Rows 52 and even through to row 58
k,p,k p43 k,p,k

Rows 60 to 63 – (k1,p1) to last stitch k

Cast off

I hope you like this and would love to see any made

Hayley

Butterfly Washcloth

I have been making some gifts of washcloths from Cotton Yarn something new for me! This is fitting in with making things for the home that you can look at and know I made that and it is not something every household will have.

My mum saw the washcloths and wanted some and so she bought me the yarn to make some for her. She loves butterflies and I could not find a pattern I liked, so I have made my very first knitting pattern ever! It took me most of today but I am so happy with the results and I wanted to share it with you all

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First of all I use Red Heart Miami cyclam from loveknitting.com this cotton yarn is lovely and Knits up so nice and I am enjoying knitting with it so much, I also printed off some graph paper so I could do a little work up of the idea that I had, then I finally placed the full idea onto a graph for me to work out the pattern. Here is the finished result, the cute little Teddy Bears were also bought for me as a gift and these are Knitting Needle point protectors, each bear is for different size needles and you can fit Two needles in at a time. These will be invaluable to me as when I have seizures my husband gets in fast to save my knitting and these little bears will be perfect for the job

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Butterfly Washcloth

needle size : 3.75 mm

Washcloth measures 8″ by 8″

Cast on 49

Rows 1-4: (k1,p1) to last stitch k1
Row 5: And all odd rows through to row 63 – (k1,p1)x2 K41 (p1,k1)x2

Row 6: k1,p1,k1 P43 k1,p1,k1
Row 8: k1,p1,k1 p43 k1,p1,k1
Row 10: k1,p1,k1 p43 k1,p1,k1

Row 12: k1,p1,k1 p23, k2, p18, k1,p1,k1
Row 14: k1,p1,k1 p21, k6, p16, k1,p1,k1
Row 16: k1,p1,k1 p21, k8, p14, k1,p1,k1
Row 18: k1,p1,k1 p21, k8, p14, k1,p1,k1
Row 20: k1,p1,k1 p16, k1, p5, k6, p3, k4, p8, k1,p1,k1

Row 22: k1,p1,k1 p17, k2, p3, k6, p1, k7, p7, k1,p1,k1
Row 24: k1,p1,k1 p18, k2, p2, k5, p1, k10, p5, k1.p1,k1
Row 26: k1,p1,k1 p11, k3, p5, k2, p2, k2, p2, k13, p3, k1,p1,k1
Row 28: k1,p1,k1 p9, k10, p1, k22, p1, k1,p1,k1
Row 30: k1,p1,k1 p9, k14, p9, k9, p2, k1,p1,k1

Row 32: k1,p1,k1 p9, k12, p2, k3, p17, k1,p1,k1
Row 34: k1,p1,k1 p9, k9, p1, k3, p1, k1, p19, k1,p1,k1
Row 36: k1,p1,k1 p10, k6, p2, k4, p21, k1,p1,k1
Row 38: k1,p1,k1 p11, k2, p3, k7, p20, k1,p1,k1
Row 40: k1,p1,k1 p15, k8, p20, k1,p1,k1

Row 42: k1,p1,k1 p14, k9, p20, k1,p1,k1
Row 44: k1,p1,k1 p14, k9, p20, k1,p1,k1
Row 46: k1,p1,k1 p14, k9, p20, k1,p1,k1
Row 48: k1,p1,k1 p15, k9, p19, k1,p1,k1
Row 50: k1,p1,k1 p17, k7, p19, k1,p1,k1

Row 52: k1,p1,k1 p18, k6, p19, k1,p1,k1
Row 54: k1,p1,k1 p19, k5, p19, k1,p1,k1
Row 56: k1,p1,k1 p20, k3, p20, k1,p1,k1

Row 58: k1,p1,k1 p43 k1,p1,k1
Row 60: k1,p1,k1 p43 k1,p1,k1
Row 62: k1,p1,k1 p44 k1,p1,k1

Rows 64-67: (k1,p1) to last stitch k1
Cast off

I would love to see any you decide to make, Also available on Ravelry

Hayley