Monday, 30 March 2015

V-stitch Blanket

 
After making so many baby jackets and hats in the last couple of months,
I was left with loads of small amounts of lots of different colours.
 
So..... I decided to make a V-stitch blanket
 
Marianna's V-stitch Blanket
  
This stitch is much easier to DO than to explain !!

If you can make granny squares..... then...... you CAN make this blanket !

All you need to know is how to chain,
and how to make a treble crochet stitch (UK) or double crochet (US)
 
There are also many internet tutorials that might help you
 

 
Basically - make a foundation  or starting chain of the length you want, depending on your yarn thickness. Using DK (8ply) yarn and a 4mm crochet hook I made a chain of 105sts - this has given me a width of  28" (71cm)
 
First Row
Make a treble (UK) stitch in the 5th chain from the hook, make 1 chain, then another treble in the same stitch ............. this makes the first V
 
Miss the next chain, then, make (1 treble, 1 chain, 1 treble) in the next stitch
 
Continue this all across the row, ending with 1 treble in the last stitch
 
 Next Row
 
 Chain 3sts, turn
 
Make a V-stitch in every V-stitch of the previous row, and end with 1 treble in the last stitch
 
Repeat last row as many times as desired ............
 
That's all there is to it! Change colour every row if you want a stripey effect
 
 
 
 * * * * *
 
However ~ I call this my 'Seven Row, Stop and Sew Blanket'
 
I really can't bear to sew or darn away all the ends when the blanket is complete ........ so I make myself stop and do this after every seven rows.
 
Well ..... if I am really honest ..... sometimes after a few glasses of happy juice (vino) on a Saturday night I don't really manage to actually do this ........ the blanket grows so quickly ..........  but I catch up as soon as I can :)
 
 
 




 
 

Sunday, 29 March 2015

JAY Baby Cardigan




Jay Baby Cardigan - Short Sleeves

Jay Baby Cardigan - Long Sleeves
 
 
 
JAY                       Baby Cardigan Jacket                     0 – 3 months
Size:
Width:         17"
 
Length:       9½ "
 
Tension: 
 
22sts = 4" (10cm)
 
Requires:
 
Around 48g of DK (8ply) yarn for the short sleeved version
 
3 buttons
 
Pattern:
 
Using DK yarn and 4mm needles ~
 
Cast on 63sts
 
Rows 1& 2    Knit
Row 3          K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5  Knit
Row 6          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 7          K11, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k12           (71sts)
 
Row 8          K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 9          K12, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k20, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k13           (79sts)
 
Row 10        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 11        K13, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k22, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k14           (87sts)
 
Row 12        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
 
 
Row 13        K14, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k24, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k15       (95sts)
 
Row 14        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 15        K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k26,  kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k16                         (103sts)
 
Row 16        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 17        K16, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k28, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k17       (111sts)
 
Row 18        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 19        K17, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k30, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k18       (119sts)
 
Row 20        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 21        K18, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k32, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k19       (127sts)
 
Row 22        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 23        K19, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k34, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k20      (135sts)
 
Row 24        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 25        K20, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k36, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k21       (143sts)
 
Row 26        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 27        K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k38, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k22                                 ( 151sts)
 
Row 28        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 29        K24, slip next 30sts onto a stitch holder, k43, slip next 30sts onto a stitch holder, k24            
 
Row 30        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4             (91sts) 
 
 
 
Row 31        S1, knit to end     
 
Row 32        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 33        K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 34        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 35        S1, knit to end     
 
Row 36        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last 2 rows five times more
 
Row 47        K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 48        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 49        S1, knit to end     
 
Row 50        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last 2 rows five times more
 
Row 61        K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 62        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 63        S1, knit to end     
 
Row 64        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Knit 5 rows
 
Cast off
 
 
 
Short Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put the 30sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
 
Row 1          S1, knit to end     
 
Row 2          S1, purl to last st, k1
 
 
 
Row 3          K1, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last st, yo, k1                31sts
 
Row 4          S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Row 5          S1, knit to end     
 
Row 6          S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Knit 5 rows
 
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
 
Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
 
Darn away ends
 
Sew on buttons
 
 
 
Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put the 30sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
 
With right side facing –
 
Row 1          Knit into front & back of first st,  knit to last st,  knit into front & back of last st
 
Row 2          S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Row 3          S1, knit to end of row
 
Row 4          S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Repeat last two rows until 4” (10cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side row
 
With right side facing –
 
Knit 5 rows
 
Cast off
 
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
 
Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
 
Darn away ends
 
Sew on buttons
 
 

JAY                       Baby Hat                       0 – 3 months
Size    13″ (33cm) circumference, 6½ “(16.5cm) high
 
Version with 3 eyelet hole rows
 
 
Using 4mm needles& DK yarn, cast on 64sts
 
1st Row:       S1, knit to end of row
 
Repeat this row 3 times more
 
5th Row:       S1, knit to end of row
 
6th Row:       S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Repeat the last 2 rows once more
 
** 9th Row:  S1, yo, *s1, k1, psso, yo, repeat from * to last 3sts, s1, k1, psso, k1
 
10th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1
 
11th Row:     S1, knit to end of row
 
12th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Repeat the last 2 rows four times more **
 
Repeat from ** to ** once  more
 
33rd Row:     S1, yo, *s1, k1, psso, yo, repeat from * to last 3sts, s1, k1, psso, k1
 
34th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1
 
35th Row:     S1, knit to end of row
 
36th Row:     S1, purl to last st, kfb                                            65sts






Shape the top ~
1st Row:  (K6, k2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                       57sts
2nd, 4th ,6th ,8th, 10th  Rows:  S1, purl to last st, k1


3rd Row:  (K5, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                                49sts
5th Row:  (K4, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                                41sts
7th Row:  (K3, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                                33sts

9th Row:   (K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                                       17sts

11th Row:  (K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                                       9sts

Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.
  

 
JAY                       Baby Cardigan Jacket                     0 – 3 months

Variation ~ for a version with more eyelet rows ~
 
Follow the instructions for the Jacket above to row 30                        91sts
 
**Row 31    K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 32        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 33        S1, knit to end     
 
Row 34        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat the last 2 rows once more **
 
Repeat from ** to ** 4 times more
 
Row 61        K5, *yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 62        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 63        S1, knit to end     
 
Row 64        K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Knit 5 rows
 
Cast off
 
 
JAY                       Baby Hat                       0 – 3 months
 

 
Size    13″ (33cm) circumference, 6½ “(16.5cm) high
 
Version with extra eyelet hole rows
 
Using 4mm needles& DK yarn, cast on 64sts
 
1st Row:       S1, knit to end of row
 
Repeat this row 3 times more
 
5th Row:       S1, knit to end of row
 
6th Row:       S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Repeat the last 2 rows once more
 
9th Row:       S1, yo, *s1, k1, psso, yo, repeat from * to last 3sts, s1, k1, psso, k1
 
10th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1
 
11th Row:     S1, knit to end of row
 
12th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Repeat the last 2 rows once more
 
Repeat the last 6 rows three times more
 
33rd Row:     S1, yo, *s1, k1, psso, yo, repeat from * to last 3sts, s1, k1, psso, k1
 
34th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1
 
35th Row:     S1, knit to end of row
 
36th Row:     S1, purl to last st, kfb                                  65sts
 


Shape the top ~
1st Row:  (K6, k2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                       57sts
2nd, 4th ,6th ,8th, 10th  Rows:  S1, purl to last st, k1

3rd Row:  (K5, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                                49sts
5th Row:  (K4, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                                41sts
7th Row:  (K3, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                                33sts

9th Row:   (K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                                       17sts

11th Row:  (K2tog) repeat to last st, k1                                       9sts

Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.

 
 

 
 
 
You will find smaller premature sizes of this design at ~
 
 
 
 

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