A Scrumptious new year round throw
When Red Heart Yarns released their new Amore yarn, I HAD to try it. Just feeling the skein in the store made me clear the shelves (and I'm not joking!). Mind you, the shelves weren't very full of this yarn so I had to keep checking for more each time I went to town. It took some time to get the amount of yarn I wanted for a few different designs but the wait was SO worth it! If you haven't tried Red Heart Amore yet, don't wait any longer. It is so soft and flexible and comfy and feels like butter to work with.
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The Wrapped in Ribbon Blanket is great for year round use! Using the Amore yarn, it drapes nicely and is comfy cozy for cool summer evenings. Using other 4ww yarns (as seen below) make this wonderfully warm for winter too.
Crochet Pattern Supplies and Details
Are you ready for another new crochet pattern release? I can't tell you how hard it was to keep all of these new designs secret! This is the new Queen of Hearts Bolster Pillow crochet pattern. Here is a little information so you know what you're getting:
~Includes many photos for stitch placement AND a stitch chart for those who prefer charts
~ Includes instructions to crochet your own 6"x16" bolster pillow form if you don't want to purchase one
~ The detailed center section is worked first in rows and then the sides are worked directly around the edges
~ The ends are open so you can easily remove the pillow cover for washing or swapping out for various colors or patterns
Skill Level: Intermediate
Terms: US crochet terminology
Materials: Caron Simply Soft 4ww yarn or similar such as Red Heart Soft or Bernat Satin
385 yards Taupe, 108-451 yards White (108 yards for cover only, 343 yards pillow base only)
6”x16” Bolster Pillow OR 1 - 1.5 pounds Polly Fill Stuffing
Finished Size: 6” diameter x 21” wide (Fits a 6” x 16” Bolster)
Hook: Sizes E, H & K
Gauge: (H hook) 13 dc & 7 rows = 4”
ch - chain, CL - cluster, FP - Front Post, st(s) - stitch(es), sl st - slip stitch, yo - yarn over,
sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet, dtr - double treble crochet
RS - right side, WS - wrong side
Foundation Chain: If you’re unfamiliar with how to work foundation chains, this photo tutorial may
(IF you prefer working the basic chain, you can do so by chaining the required amount +2, turn and hdc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across)
Front Post Double Treble Cluster (FPdtrCL): *Yo 3x, insert hook from front to back to front of
indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, [yo and pull through 2 loops on hook]3x,* repeat from *to* 2 more
times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook
2-dc Cluster (2-dc CL): (uses one st), [yo, insert hook into st indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and
draw through 2 loops on hook]2x, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook
Double Crochet 2 together (dc2tog): yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through
2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, yo, pull
through all 3 loops on hook
Beginning Standing stitches: These stitches are used to start each row in place of a turning chain
If you are unfamiliar with working these stitches, you can find a video tutorial here: http://jessieathome.com/crochet-techniques-chainless-row-turns-sc-hdc-dc/
Note: If you prefer to use turning chains, chain the amount needed for the first stitch height and then work a regular sc, hdc or dc in the very first stitch as written. Do not use the chain as a stitch.
Standing sc: At the end of the previous row, remove loop from hook, turn work, insert hook in loop, insert hook in very first st, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook
Standing dc: At the end of the previous row, remove loop from hook, turn work, insert hook in loop, lengthen loop to height of dc, holding loop on hook, wrap hook from front to back around loop, insert hook from front to back of very first st, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through remaining 2 loops on hook
Reverse sc: Working from left to right, insert hook from front to back in next stitch to the right, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook
Single Crochet 2 together (sc2tog): Insert hook in indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into next indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook
New release special offer
2018 is THE year for beautiful and fun textured crochet designs! We started off with the Cabled Zig Zag Scarf and I'm THRILLED to show you the next design in this collection. The Cabled Zig Zag Bag is absolutely stunning in a solid neutral color. It can help you feel a little more put together whether you're out for a night on the town or need something elegant to carry your things in for your wedding day. Worked in an array of colors, you can also enjoy this bag for a casual outing with friends or use it as a project bag. No matter what you choose to use it for, you're sure to get compliments on your work!
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I'm Kate and crochet is my passion. I've been crocheting for 30+ years and as you can see from the selection of designs on my site, blankets are my obsession. I absolutely love creating something that will wrap my love around friends and family when they're in need of comfort.
Having 4 beautiful girls of my own has also inspired many infant, toddler and child size dresses. They are my biggest cheerleaders and have enjoyed wearing the things I've made them.
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