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Pattern Release: Seaside Baby Blanket

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I have always loved the look of a mitered square.  Most of them are knit though the crochet versions have been popping up more and more lately.  Here is a beautiful example of a knit mitered square blanket-

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/taniaho/4817508065/in/album-983985/

I have been wanting to come up with my own version of this for a while and here it is!  I have to say, I love it so much :)

I love the bright colors and I love the soft, squishiness of Cascade Yarns Pacific yarn that I used.  I hope you love it too!



You can find this free pattern here.  You can also buy a yarn kit to make this blanket on Etsy.

June Flash Sale!!

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FLASH SALE!  Enjoy 50% my patterns in my Ravelry store from now until June 24th!

http://www.ravelry.com/stores/skein-and-hook-designs



At checkout, use the code: flash sale

Happy Crocheting :)

Crochet Pattern: Milo Granny Square Blanket: Part 2

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Milo is coming along!  I am working on the last few rounds of the border and I'm so excited to finish it and lay under it :) When I crochet a blanket, coming to the end is always bittersweet.  I am always excited to see it in all its finished glory but side I have dedicated so much time on it, I'm sad that its over.  Here are some pictures...




Pattern Release: Emerson Car Seat Cover or Blanket

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Pattern release!  I have been working on this one for a while and I so excited to have released it today!

This pattern can be made as a baby/toddler blanket that is 27"x36" or as a car seat cover to fit a standard-size infant car seat.


By leaving off the straps, you are able to make a beautiful blanket!

In my pattern, I use 5 colors but the color combinations are endless- you can use all different colors as a scrap buster, all one color, or ay number in between!  The design is perfect for both boys and girls as well by just varying the colors you use.





I hope you love it as much as I do!

You can buy this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry!


Tutorial: How to wind a ball of yarn from a skein

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The first time I saw a skein of yarn I wasn't sure exactly what to do with it.  I was used to using balls of yarn and it was totally new to me.  Needless to say, I ended up with a huge tangled mess that took me hours to untangle and if the yarn wasn't so expensive, I would have just thrown it away instead of untangling it for ages.  But, if you know what to do with it, a skein is really easy to work with.  There are two ways I do this depending on where I am: 1.) when I am at home, I use an umbrella swift and ball winder and/or 2.) when I'm not home, (and before I got the yarn swift and ball winder) I use my legs...that's it.

For the umbrella swift and ball winder method-

I have this umbrella swift and this ball winder.  I got them as a Christmas gift off of my Amazon Wish List.  At first I was hesitant to put them on there because they are expensive but I am so glad I did, I love using them!

First you unwind your skein.




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