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Working on my new freebie…

Hi there!

You problably wonder…

What will happen next

Well, here’s the answer: I’m working on my next freebie:

Baby Bloomers!

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I started designing the 12 to 18 months size. I always start with the larger size because if I did some mistake in any calculation based on my tension/gauge square, there will be more evident.

I think I’ll finish working all sizes by tomorrow, so…

Stay tuned

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Baby Romper Knitting Pattern

FINALLY!!

I just finished writing my Baby Romper new pattern. I really enjoyed designing this one, is so cute!! If only my son were still a baby…

 

 

 

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SIZES INCLUDED IN THE PATTERN:

– Premie / Newborn.
– 1 to 6 months.
– 6 to 12 months.
– 12 to 18 months.

MATERIALS:

– Needles US 4 (3.5 mm), US 6 (4 mm) and US 2.5 (3 mm)
– Sock / fingering / baby yarn.

If you like it, you can find it here. The pattern also includes the crochet rainbow and clouds in 3 different sizes.

See you soon!

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Seed Stitch Dishcloth FREE KNITTING PATTERN – OhLaLana!

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Seed stitch moss stitch dishcloth
Moss Stitch / Seed Stitch Dishcloth

Hi there,

Today I wanted to share my Moss Stitch / Seed Stitch Dishcloth free knitting pattern.

Seed stitch is my favorite pattern for washcloths, since it combines an extra absorbent texture with a great scrubbie power. Plus is very easy to make!!

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Seed / Moss stitch texture close up

 

So, if you’re a knitter in search of an easy and quick project, either for yourself or to make some wonderful gifts, this is for you!

♥ FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

8.75’’ (22.5 cm) square

You can easily modify these measures.

♥ MATERIALS

– 1 straight needle US 8 (5 mm) for Cast on and Bind Off

– 1 pair of straight needles US 7 (4.5 mm)

– Approx. 110 yd (100 m) of Worsted / Aran yarn.

– Tapestry needle to loose yarn ends and scissors.

– OPTIONAL: stitch markers.

♥ GAUGE

18.5 sts x 25 rows in stocking st with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)

(Although gauge is not very important in this project…)

♥ ABBREVIATIONS

CO: cast on

St: stitch

P: purl

K: knit

♥ INSTRUCTIONS

– CO 40 sts with US 8 (5 mm) needles.

I always cast on and bind off stitches with larger needles than I use for the main work. This prevent my cast on and bind off rows from being too tight.

– With US 7 (4.5 mm) needles knit 6 rows (Garter Stitch preparation rows).

Slip first stitch on every row as if you were to knit it, but without knitting it (except on the first row). It will form a nicer border.

– Work (5 garter st, 30 seed sts, 5 garter st) each row, until you reach the desired length for your washcloth.

Seed Stitch

Seed stitch consists of single knits and purls that alternate horizontally and vertically.

Row 1) * k1, p1 ** Repeat from * to ** until the end of row.

Row 2) * p1, k1 ** Repeat from * to ** until the end of row.

Repeat these 2 rows.

– Knit 6 rows (Garter Stitch ending rows).

– Bind Off with US 8 (5 mm) needles.

– Cut yarn and loose ends with tapestry needle.

I hope you enjoy the pattern, and…

HAPPY KNITTING!!

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I also use some Moss / Seed stitch dishcloths as placemats 🙂

 

Do you want to see more of my knitting patterns?

Visit OhLaLana!’s portfolio (lots of them are free!) —-> DISCOVER MY PATTERNS

Cecilia

Rainbow Crochet Playmat FREE PATTERN – OhLaLana!

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Hello there,

I decided to start this blog by posting my crochet playmat free pattern. This rug is one of the most popular items in my shop Yaguareté. You can see it in Etsy here: RAINBOW CROCHET PLAYMAT. It will certainly brighten up any room! And is perfect to decorate Montessori and Waldorf classrooms. Of course, you can make it with any other color combination, like the pink one I show you at the end of this post.

If you are crochet beginner willing to learn how to make increases and work in circles, this is a great pattern to acquire and perfect your skills.

 

Rainbow Crochet Playmat FREE PATTERN & Tutorial

The final measure of this crochet playmat is approx 37” (94 cm) of diameter, but you can easily modify this. Write me a message in the comments box if you have any questions or need help.

MATERIALS

– 1 hook L (US) / 8 mm

– 1 hook M (US) / 9 mm

– Chunky / Bulky weighted yarn in purple, turquoise, green, yellow, orange and red.

– Tapestry needle to loose yarn ends and scissors.

TECHNIQUES AND ABBREVIATIONS

ch: chain

sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet (US) / double crochet (UK)

DC: double crochet (US) / treble (UK)

INSTRUCTIONS

Ready? Grab your L (8 mm) hook!!  Our crochet playmat begins with a Magic Circle. If you are not familiar with this, you can check this photo tutorial I’ve found in Pinterest: CLICK HERE

1) With purple yarn, make a single magic circle. Crochet 3 ch (count as 1 DC) and 11 DC inside the circle. Pull yarn to close the circle and join with sl st to 3rd chain (12 DC).

step by step crochet rug

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2) ch 3 (count as 1st DC) and make 2 DCs in each DC from the previous round. Join with sl st to 3rd chain (24 DC).

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 3) ch3, * DC in next DC, 2 DC in next DC ** repeat from * to ** until the end of round (36 DC). Join next color (turquoise in the photo) with sl st to 3rd chain:

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4) ch 3, * DC in each of next 2 DC, 2 DC in next DC **  repeat from * to ** until the end of round.  Join with sl st to 3rd chain.

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Continue working increasing the number of single DCs before 2 DCs on the same DC: in round 5) you’ll make * DC in each of next 3 DC, 2 DC in next DC **, in round 6) you’ll make * DC in each of next 4 DC, 2 DC in next DC **, and so on.

For the playmat in the photo I worked 4 rounds of each color, except purple (3 rounds).

Once you crochet 4 rounds of red, change hook to M (9 mm) and work 1 round of SC in each DC. The change of hook is made to prevent the border of the rug from being too tight and fold either downwards or upwards.

Cut yarn, fasten off, and enjoy!!!

SUMMARY OF COLORS & ROUNDS

Purple: 3 rounds of DCs.

Turquoise, Green, Yellow and Orange: 4 rounds of DCs in each color.

Red: 4 rounds DC + 1 round SC

Of course, you can make this rug in any color combination you can think of. Here’s a pink one, made to order to match a baby girl’s nursery:

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If you have any doubt or need help, leave me a message in the comments box.

Thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY CROCHETING!!

Cecilia