WIP: Crochet Graphgan Project – Pitter Patter Baby Blanket

Baby blankets are my favourite things to crochet and the corner to corner (c2c) method is a quick way to make one. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’ve never tried it before.

I got the idea for this graphgan blanket one Sunday afternoon and could not wait to get started. I created the graph for the pattern on Stitch Fiddle, an online knitting, cross stitch and crochet pattern design community. It’s the perfect place for knitters and crocheters who love to read from charts to create their own designs. You can also fairly easily convert your charts to written instructions if you prefer.

For this project, I am using the Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran 5 Ball Colour Pack Designer Picks – Colour Seashore by Kate Eastwood, which is now out of stock. I’m hoping loveknitting.com stock some more as the colours in the designer picks are absolutely gorgeous

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I will be sure to update you once the blanket is complete. I am pretty excited about this one.

Comment below or tag me on Instagram (@handmadebykunbi) if you have ventured into the world of graphgans, I would love to see what you’ve done.

Blessings,

 

One Skein Wonder: Quick and Easy Crochet Cowl

Hey lovelies!

I love lace and open work patterns, and I’m always looking for ways to experiment with them. Since I seem to have a thing for cowls, judging by how many cowl pattern ideas I am currently thinking about, it only made sense to create a lacy cowl pattern. It’s another one skein wonder made with yarn from my stash – The Petite Wool from We Are Knitters – although this time round, it’s a crochet pattern.

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This cowl is a quick and easy project, and is perfect for beginners. I particularly love the swirly pattern on the edges of the cowl…so gorgeous. The pattern works up quickly and is a must-have accessory for any fashionista’s wardrobe!

You ready? Let’s do this!

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*This pattern is not sponsored by We Are Knitters, I love The Petite Wool and typically have a few in my yarn stash*

Supplies & tools:

  • 1 ball of We Are Knitters’ The Petite Wool in Spotted Mauve
  • Size J (6.0mm) crochet hook
  • Darning/tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
Sp – space
Sts – stitches
V-st – v-stitich

Skill level: Beginner

Special stitch:

V-st = [DC, ch1, DC] in indicated st

Note:

  • Pattern is written in US standard terms
  • Cowl is crocheted as a flat piece and then seamed together once complete
  • Ch3 at the beginning of row 2 counts as dc throughout
  • You can adjust the size of the scarf (less wide or wider) by casting on a multiple of 3 stitches plus 1. To make the scarf longer, repeat row 2 until you reach your desired height. Don’t forget you’ll need more than one skein of yarn if you would like the cowl wider or longer
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Pattern:

With size J (6.0mm) crochet hook, ch 31 sts

Row 1: V-st in 5th ch from hook, *skip next 2 ch, v-st in next ch; repeat from * across, ending with skip next ch, dc in last ch, turn

Row 2: Ch3 (counts as dc here and throughout), skip first st, *v-st in next ch1 sp; repeat from * across, ending with dc in the top of turning ch, turn

Repeat row 3-47: Repeat row 2

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming to form the cowl

Seaming:

Lay your cowl flat and bring the sides together. Use a tapestry needle to sew the sides using the mattress stitch perfectly explained in this video:

…And you’re done! Well done you! Now go show that baby off.

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I would love to see your finished project, please tag me in your photos on social media:

Instagram: @handmadebykunbi
Facebook: Handmade by Kunbi

Happy crocheting lovelies!

August Babies Rock! [Coupon Code Inside]

**UPDATE: Coupon code now expired. A huge thank you to everyone who made a purchase. I had an awesome birthday. Be on the look out for more offers and coupon codes in the near future**

It’s my birthday month and yes, August babies rock…I am totally biased 🙂

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The past year has been froth with its fair share of challenges but there have been lots of highs as well. God has been awesome and I am so grateful.

To kick off my birthday celebration, albeit early, and to say a huge thank you to all my lovelies, grab any item (including patterns) from my Etsy or Ravelry shops with 37% off using code AUGBABY37 at check out (offer ends on the 31st of August). Yep, you guessed it, I’ll be turning 37 this month…exciting! Happy shopping lovelies!

**Granny Triangle Scarf pictured available to purchase here**

Blessings,

For the Love of Borders

Hey lovelies! Welcome to my blog and my first post. This is where I get the chance to talk more about knitting, crocheting, creating, yarn, life and everything between. Basically, this is where I get to share a bit more about me, things I enjoy doing and also connect with you guys…yay! Let’s talk

So, to kick off, shall we talk borders? Continue reading “For the Love of Borders”