Saturday, April 21, 2018

April Preemie Blanket - CAL Day 21


Morning lovelies, and hello to day 21.

April 21st is a pretty popular day as far as unofficial holidays go. It's record store day, kindergarten day and even husband appreciation day! It is also World Creativity and Innovation Day, which I think is pretty perfect for crafters! Have an idea? Why not try it!


You will need:

4.5mm hook
DK/8ply/light worsted weight yarn in minimum of 6 colours.

Yarn Note: I did not start with complete balls. All 6 of my balls were originally 100g balls with a little of each used. They are a mix of Stylecraft Special DK, King Cole Pricewise and Moda Vera Marvel 8ply for my 6 colours. You could choose 6 colours and follow my colour changes, or you could make every line a different colour (excellent way to use scraps) or you could even use some self striping yarn, or a solid colour.

Colour Changes: I change my colours by completing the last yarn over and pull through of the last stitch in the row with the new colour for the next row, so I don't have to join with slip stitches. Of course, this means you'll have to redo that one last stitch each day as you won't know what colour is next, but the finished piece will be much neater this way.

My Colours are

A - Beige
B - Blue
C - Dark Blue
D - Tan
E - Mint/Turquoise
F - Dark Grey




Day 21

With F
31: Ch2, turn, hdc across.



With E
32: Ch2, turn, hdc in the back loop only of each stitch across.



Friday, April 20, 2018

April Preemie Blanket - CAL Day 20


Morning all and hello day 20. We're now 2/3's of the way through! Only 10 days left and we'll be all done. Gosh, that's gone fast!

I have to I am really enjoying all of these stitches, and it's giving me some excellent inspiration and ideas for Septembers hat drive!

You will need:

4.5mm hook
DK/8ply/light worsted weight yarn in minimum of 6 colours.

Yarn Note: I did not start with complete balls. All 6 of my balls were originally 100g balls with a little of each used. They are a mix of Stylecraft Special DK, King Cole Pricewise and Moda Vera Marvel 8ply for my 6 colours. You could choose 6 colours and follow my colour changes, or you could make every line a different colour (excellent way to use scraps) or you could even use some self striping yarn, or a solid colour.

Colour Changes: I change my colours by completing the last yarn over and pull through of the last stitch in the row with the new colour for the next row, so I don't have to join with slip stitches. Of course, this means you'll have to redo that one last stitch each day as you won't know what colour is next, but the finished piece will be much neater this way.

My Colours are

A - Beige
B - Blue
C - Dark Blue
D - Tan
E - Mint/Turquoise
F - Dark Grey



Day 20

With C
30: Ch1, turn, sc in each of the first 5 stitches, dc in the next stitch, *sc in the next 5 stitches, dc in the next stitch*, repeat across.