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ALPHABET DISHCLOTH: I

I dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

ALPHABET DISHCLOTH: I

If you want to add this pattern to your Ravelry library, click here.

I dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

MATERIALS

  • 1 straight needle US 7 (4.5 mm) for Casting on and Binding Off sts.
  • 1 pair of straight needles US 6 (4 mm).
  • Approx. 70 yds (64 m) of DK yarn (8 ply). OR 140 yds (128 m) of light fingering yarn (approx 3 ply) USED DOUBLE.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends and scissors.

GAUGE / TENSION

21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st with US 6 (4 mm needles) and DK yarn =  4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)

NOTE: the gauge / tension is not particularly important to make dishcloths. The final measure of my square, with my tension, is 8.5” x 8.5” (22 cm x 22 cm).

ABBREVIATIONS

  • CO: cast on
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • st: stitch
  • k: knit
  • p: purl

INSTRUCTIONS

– CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

– With US 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.

– Continue working for 55 rows as follows:

4 garter sts, I Pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts.

– Knit 4 rows.

– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

I dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

I PATTERN: WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS

Row 1) and every following odd row (RS) k all sts

Row 2) p all sts

Row 4) p all sts

Row 6) p11, k13, p11

Row 8) p11, k13, p11

Row 10) p11, k13, p11

Row 12) p11, k13, p11

Row 14) p14, k7, p14

Row 16) p14, k7, p14

Row 18) p14, k7, p14

Row 20) p14, k7, p14

Row 22) p14, k7, p14

Row 24) p14, k7, p14

Row 26) p14, k7, p14

Row 28) p14, k7, p14

Row 30) p14, k7, p14

Row 32) p14, k7, p14

Row 34) p14, k7, p14

Row 36) p14, k7, p14

Row 38) p14, k7, p14

Row 40) p14, k7, p14

Row 42) p14, k7, p14

Row 44) p11, k13, p11

Row 46) p11, k13, p11

Row 48) p11, k13, p11

Row 50) p11, k13, p11

Row 52) p all sts

Row 54) p all sts

Row 55) k all sts

I PATTERN – CHART

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.

I dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

STITCH GLOSSARY  

Garter Stitch  

k all sts, all rows.

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Homemade Granola

homemade granola recipe vegan granola recipe diy granola no added sugar

Homemade Granola

Did you notice that the header of my blog says “recipes” and I never shared any yet?
Well, I thought it was about time I start… So, I decided then to take photos of my last batch of homemade granola!

homemade granola recipe vegan granola recipe diy granola no added sugar

Oats for Breakfast

I almost always eat oats for breakfast, because they’re loaded with important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Besides having a lot of health benefits, oats are filling and versatile.

My “oat recipe of choice” depends largely on the time of the year. In the cold months I usually eat warm porridge (most of the time with banana, raisins, and cinnamon) or oat muffins. In the hotter months, I prefer overnight oats with fruits or a large bowl of fruit with granola. Sometimes even with a splash of oat milk 🙂

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THE RECIPE

I vary this recipe a lot depending on what I have in my pantry, and I will tell you more of this as I write about the ingredients.

Ingredients

homemade granola recipe vegan granola recipe diy granola no added sugar

  • 2 ½ cups of rolled oats.
  • 1 cup of nuts. You can use pecans, common nuts, almonds, cashews, pine nuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pistachios… Today I used a mix of common nuts, pecans and almonds.
  • ½ cup of sunflower seeds. It is also delicious with pumpkin seeds or a mixture of both. But since I use pumpkin seeds for my seed crackers for salty snacks, I only put sunflower seeds in here 🙂
  • ¾ to 1 cup of dried fuits. They can be raisins, dates, figs, dried mangoes, dried cranberries, banana chips, prunes … Whatever you like. Chop them a bit if they’re big dried fuits, like figs or mango strips. I used ½ cup of cranberries and ½ cup of raisins because it was what I had on hand.
  • 10 pitted dates. You will process them with tahini and a little water to form a cream, so if they are not soft you should soak them before using them. Soak them for a couple of hours in warm water (or let them soak overnight, in a lidded jar, in the fridge).
  • 3 tablespoons of tahini

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven at 200°C (390°F). Lay a baking tray with cooking paper and set aside.
  2. Chop roughly the nuts and reserve. Chop your dried fruits if needed and reserve in another bowl.
  3. Process together the soft pitted dates, tahini and 2 tablespoons of water*. You should obtain a cream of mayonnaise-like consistency. homemade granola recipe vegan granola recipe diy granola no added sugar * If you soaked the dates, use the soaking water.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, chopped nuts and sunflower seeds. homemade granola recipe vegan granola recipe diy granola no added sugar
  5. Toss the date/tahini cream into the bowl and mix until all dried ingredients are fully coated. 4@0,3x
  6. Spread the mixture evenly over the sheeted tray by smashing it gently with the back of a spoon.homemade granola recipe vegan granola recipe diy granola no added sugarTry not to leave the mixture too loose in the borders (smash it with the spoon towards the center) or it will burn quickly in the oven. homemade granola recipe vegan granola recipe diy granola no added sugar
  7. Bake approx. 15 minutes at 200°C (390°F) or until the surfaces gets golden.homemade granola recipe vegan granola recipe diy granola no added sugar
  8. Let it cool until you can touch it and crumble it into big chunks. homemade granola recipe vegan granola recipe diy granola no added sugar
  9. Once it has cooled completely, transfer all of it into a bowl and add the dried fruits you reserved. Mix until well combined. homemade granola recipe vegan granola recipe diy granola no added sugar homemade granola recipe vegan granola recipe diy granola no added sugar
  10. Store the granola in a glass container and keep it in a cool dry place. 9@0,33x
  11. Enjoy!! 😋10c@0,5x

NOTES

  • Since this granola has not added sugar, you can even use it to add some cruch (and more nutrients!) to a salad.
  • If you prefer your granola more sweet, you can add 1 or 2 tablespoons of maple syrup to the blender when you make the date/tahini cream.

 

DIAGONALS

DIAGONALS knitting pattern DIAGONALS stitch pattern ohlalana

DIAGONALS Stitch Pattern

Skill level: beginner. Only knits and purls! You can see more beginner stitch knitting patterns here.

Over a multiple of 6 sts.

DIAGONALS knitting pattern DIAGONALS stitch pattern ohlalana

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS ROW BY ROW

Repeat the instructions inside brackets as many times as needed.

Row 1) (RS) [p1, k5]

Row 2) [p4, k1, p1]

Row 3) [k2, p1, k3]

Row 4) [p2, k1, p3]

Row 5) [k4, p1, k1]

Row 6) [k1, p5]

CHARTED INSTRUCTIONS

• Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.

DIAGONALS knitting pattern DIAGONALS stitch pattern ohlalana

YOU ARE LOVED Hat Pattern

free baby hat pattern free valentines baby hat free heart knitting pattern ohlalana You are loved hat

NEW free baby hat knitting pattern! If you want to add it to your Ravelry library, click here

My “YOU ARE LOVED” hats are worked flat and feature a textured heart in seed / moss stitch. They come in 4 sizes (newborn, 1 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months and toddlers) and are a perfect gift for Valentine’s day. Or any other day!  

Skill level: suitable for beginner knitters who know how to make k2tog and skp decreases (advanced beginners / easy level)

I hope you like them 🙂 And if you have some extra time and yarn, these are perfect as charity hats 😉 

The entire pattern for all sizes is below.

You can also purchase the pattern in a high quality PDF file for $2 HERE or in my Etsy Shop HERE. Use code LOVEHAT in my Etsy Shop to get a 50% off discount.

Remember that if you support me in Patreon you already have a copy of this pattern ready to download in my Patreon page.

free baby hat pattern free valentines baby hat free heart knitting pattern ohlalana You are loved hat

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ALPHABET DISHCLOTH: H

H dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

ALPHABET DISHCLOTH: H

H dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

MATERIALS

  • 1 straight needle US 7 (4.5 mm) for Casting on and Binding Off sts.
  • 1 pair of straight needles US 6 (4 mm).
  • Approx. 70 yds (64 m) of DK yarn (8 ply). OR 140 yds (128 m) of light fingering yarn (approx 3 ply) USED DOUBLE.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends and scissors.

GAUGE / TENSION

21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st with US 6 (4 mm needles) and DK yarn =  4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)

NOTE: the gauge / tension is not particularly important to make dishcloths. The final measure of my square, with my tension, is 8.5” x 8.5” (22 cm x 22 cm).

ABBREVIATIONS

  • CO: cast on
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • st: stitch
  • k: knit
  • p: purl

INSTRUCTIONS

– CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

– With US 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.

– Continue working for 55 rows as follows:

4 garter sts, H Pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts.

– Knit 4 rows.

– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

H dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

H PATTERN: WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS

Row 1) and every following odd row (RS) k all sts

Row 2) p all sts

Row 4) p all sts

Row 6) p2, k10, p11, k10, p2

Row 8) p2, k10, p11, k10, p2

Row 10) p2, k10, p11, k10, p2

Row 12) p2, k10, p11, k10, p2

Row 14) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 16) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 18) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 20) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 22) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 24) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 26) p4, k27, p4

Row 28) p4, k27, p4

Row 30) p4, k27, p4

Row 32) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 34) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 36) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 38) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 40) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 42) p4, k6, p15, k6, p4

Row 44) p2, k10, p11, k10, p2

Row 46) p2, k10, p11, k10, p2

Row 48) p2, k10, p11, k10, p2

Row 50) p2, k10, p11, k10, p2

Row 52) p all sts

Row 54) p all sts

Row 55) k all sts

H PATTERN – CHART

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.

H dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

STITCH GLOSSARY  

Garter Stitch  

k all sts, all rows.

ALPHABET DISHCLOTH: G – OhLaLana!

G dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

ALPHABET DISHCLOTH: G

G dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

MATERIALS

  • 1 straight needle US 7 (4.5 mm) for Casting on and Binding Off sts.
  • 1 pair of straight needles US 6 (4 mm).
  • Approx. 70 yds (64 m) of DK yarn (8 ply). OR 140 yds (128 m) of light fingering yarn (approx 3 ply) USED DOUBLE.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends and scissors.

GAUGE / TENSION

21 sts x 28 rows in stocking st with US 6 (4 mm needles) and DK yarn =  4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)

NOTE: the gauge / tension is not particularly important to make dishcloths. The final measure of my square, with my tension, is 8.5” x 8.5” (22 cm x 22 cm).

ABBREVIATIONS

  • CO: cast on
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • st: stitch
  • k: knit
  • p: purl

INSTRUCTIONS

– CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

– With US 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.

– Continue working for 55 rows as follows:

4 garter sts, G Pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts.

– Knit 4 rows.

– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

G dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

G PATTERN: WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS

Row 1) and every following odd row (RS) k all sts

Row 2) p all sts

Row 4) p all sts

Row 6) p12, k11, p12

Row 8) p7, k21, p7

Row 10) p5, k25, p5

Row 12) p4, k27, p4

Row 14) p3, k7, p15, k7, p3

Row 16) p2, k7, p17, k6, p3

Row 18) p1, k7, p6, k4, p8, k6, p3

Row 20) p1, k6, p7, k18, p3

Row 22) p1, k6, p7, k18, p3

Row 24) p1, k6, p7, k18, p3

Row 26) p1, k6, p7, k4, p17

Row 28) p1, k6, p28

Row 30) p1, k6, p28

Row 32) p1, k6, p28

Row 34) p1, k6, p28

Row 36) p1, k6, p17, k10, p1

Row 38) p1, k7, p16, k10, p1

Row 40) p2, k7, p17, k6, p3

Row 42) p3, k7, p15, k7, p3

Row 44) p4, k27, p4

Row 46) p5, k25, p5

Row 48) p7, k21, p7

Row 50) p12, k11, p12

Row 52) p all sts

Row 54) p all sts

Row 55) k all sts

G PATTERN – CHART

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.

G dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

STITCH GLOSSARY  

Garter Stitch  

k all sts, all rows.

GROWING LEAVES: Block 5 of 52 Square Pickup

GROWING LEAVES stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

Hello! How are you? 

After 2 very hot days here in Buenos Aires, which I spent almost entirely knitting under my AC, I have a lot to share! 

I decided to start with this block because I know many people is waiting for it 🙂 But later I’ll write again to share 2 patterns from my Alphabet series and, if I have enough time, my “You are loved” baby hats with textured heart. 

Have a wondeful day!

Cecilia

You just find this MKAL?

Don’t worry, you can start now! Look for more info in the following page: 52-SQUARE PICKUP: An all year round KAL”.

You’re also welcome to join our Ravelry group.

BLOCK 5: GROWING LEAVES

GROWING LEAVES stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

ABBREVIATIONS

  • CO: cast on
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • st: stitch
  • k: knit
  • p: purl

INSTRUCTIONS

– CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 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 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 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 neat and sturdy border.

– Continue working as follows:

4 garter sts, GROWING LEAVES Stitch over 35 sts, 4 garter sts​ until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).

I knitted 9 times the GROWING LEAVES pattern complete + row 1) again.

– Knit 4 rows.

– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

GROWING LEAVES stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

STITCH GLOSSARY

Garter Stitch  

k all sts, all rows.

GROWING LEAVES Stitch

(Over a multiple of 17 sts. I added 1 more st to adjust for our needed 35.)

Repeat instructions between brackets as many times as needed. For this block, make them a total of 2 times, horizontally.

Row 1) (RS) [k1, p4, k4, p4, k4], k1

Row 2) p1, [p3, k4, p10]

Row 3) [k5, p4, k2, p4, k2], k1

Row 4) p1, [p1, k4, p2, k1, p1, k4, p4]

Row 5) [k3, p4, k6, p4], k1

Row 6) p1, [p8, k1, p2, k4, p2]

GROWING LEAVES stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

GROWING LEAVES Stitch – CHART

  • Read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
  • Repeat the grey painted part as many times as the pattern calls for (2 times horizontally in the case of this block).

GROWING LEAVES stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

DOWNLOAD the print-friendly version below:

BLOCK 5 – GROWING LEAVES – ROW BY ROW and CHART

 

STACKED BOXES: BLOCK 4 OF 52 SQUARE PICKUP

STACKED BOXES stitch knitting pattern 52 SQUARE PICKUP knitted blanket OhLaLana dishcloth free pattern

I really enjoyed designing this block 🙂 It’s fun to look at, but needs atention. The rows are very similar and, if you have some years of knitting under your belt, the pattern can trick you into believing that you don’t need to look at the instructions… 

Whaaaaat? You think I’m talking about my own experience? That I forgot to knit the center squares at the middle boxes the first time I made it?

You bet I did!!! 😳 So, be careful 😀

Love,

Cecilia

PS: do you have any suggestions for the design of the following blocks? I was thinking about a botanical theme, or maybe circles… I’d love to hear your ideas!!

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ALPHABET DISHCLOTH: F – OhLaLana!

F dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

Sixth pattern of my Alphabet dishcloths series 🙂 If you want to add it to your Ravelry library, click here

Cecilia

PS: you can also use this pattern as a blanket block. It has the same number of stitches and rows as my “52 square pickup” ones 😉

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ALPHABET DISHCLOTH: E – OhLaLana!

E dishcloth pattern alphabet dishcloth knitting pattern ohlalana

E letter knitting pattern is the fifth pattern of my Alphabet dishcloths series 🙂 If you want to add it to your Ravelry library, click here

See you tomorrow with the F!

Cecilia

PS: you can also use this pattern as a blanket block. It has the same number of stitches and rows as my “52 square pickup” ones 😉

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