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Hello, guys! I have another quick little freebie for you all to enjoy today. It’s called the Treble Dishcloth, because it uses treble crochets for great texture & scrubbing power . I originally wrote this up almost a year ago, & I finally finalized the pattern & got it tested this past week. I also have a matching sponge to go along with this, that will be up in the next week or so… So, please enjoy…
By Anastacia Zittel / http://anastaciaknits.net /
Materials: Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Twists yarn, 100% cotton, 56.7 grams / 2 ounces / 95 yards per skein, color Summer Twists, 1 skein, or any skein of “kitchen” cotton
Gauge: 8 stitches in pattern = 2”
Measurements: 8” square
Abbreviations (pattern uses US terms):
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
tr: treble crochet
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook & in ea ch across: 32 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. * Sc in next 2 sc, tr in next sc, sc in next sc, tr in next sc. Rep from * 5 times more, sc in last 2 sc: 21 sc & 12 tr made
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in ea st across.
Rows 4-25: Rep rows 2-3.
End off. Weave in ends and show off!
Thanks to blogstarr, croknitmama, ScarvesEtc, ppremdas, Raaur, dtf1983, & birdymom for their test crocheting skills.
Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please
do not sell finished items online. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (http://anastaciaknits.net / anastaciaknits on Ravelry). If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs. Thanks!
I organized my WIPs cart this weekend, which admittedly, most of the time is way, way too small to hold even half of my wips (afghans, anyone?) but is useful for holding, at least, projects like socks, scarves, etc. I dug around, found all the various squares I’ve been stitching away on, found all my sock projects (some not even photographed as a wip), my log cabin afghan (again, that hasn’t even been photographed or added to rav yet), etc, & thought that would be what I’d share this week.
ignore my messy fridge in the background…
bottom 2 shelves – one holds a skein of yarn for a scarf I need to make for a Michael’s project demo, & the bottom shelf holds my log cabin (knitted) afghan that I’ve been working on. I think I have the “guts” finished on about 10 squares & I think I need about 16. I still need to add a “round” of white all the way around each of the guts.
top shelf: socks galore
worsted weight slipper socks (pattern testing for a friend), a mosaic slip stitch pattern I’m testing through Rav (must get cracking on this one faster!), a pair of socks for Jon started over vacation & is almost done (few more inches on both legs), a pair of cotton socks started ions ago (part of the scrap summer socks series), & on the far right is a baggie holding a couple of squares in progress
this shelf holds my last scrap afghan project that’s been languishing a bit, I’m just not motivated to work on it ’cause I’m only MAYBE 25% done… I’m not crazy with the stitch pattern that I picked for this & I got so sick of working in greens after the other 3 green scrap afghans… On the left is another baggie holding a bunch more squares
So how are you doing with your pile of wips? How do you store them?
Just a quick announcement: Look what I self published!
This shawl was a LONG time in coming! I won’t bore you with all the details – the short version was, it had gotten accepted for publishing outside of me self-publishing, and that source went bye-bye, after months & months of not-very-patient waiting by me to find out what was going on.
I finally made the very painful decision to withdraw my submission & went the self publishing route. If you look closely at the photos, there is SNOW on the ground – they were taken back in January, & this shawl was originally designed almost a year ago!
The shawl is available for a very limited time at just $3 through Ravelry
(through September 2nd) or $6 at Craftsy, Etsy, & Patternfish. After that date, the shawl will be $6 at Ravelry as well, so the time to buy is NOW!
Two of my testers kindly gave me permission to share their lovely finished squares with you all.
and both of them together
If you make one of these squares, please share! The pattern, for free, is here
it’s friday fo! i know, i haven’t been posting much crochet & knit loving lately. I have been crafting like usual, but most of what I’ve been crocheting has ended up frogged. I’ve been playing with some design ideas, most of which aren’t ending up quite what I want.
But, I can share with you a few things. Lots & lots of charity squares!
Ester’s Square H crochet hook
Summer Star Square I crochet hook
I’ll be sharing more finished squares with you this weekend, to help catch myself up.
what have you been stitchin up?
I have a little free pattern for everyone to enjoy. It’s called BLO: 6 inch square (you know: blo – back loops only). It is a simple little square, with a twist: the whole thing is worked in the back loops only, creating a little bit of texture & interest to an otherwise plain square: making this great for charity or someone who wants a solid, not a lacey, blanket. If you make this, I’d really love to see some photos!
By Anastacia Zittel / http://anastaciaknits.net / http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs
Materials: 12-15 grams of Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn, size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Gauge: 1st 2 rounds=2.5 inches
Measurements: 6 inches across
Abbreviations (pattern uses US terms):
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
blo: back loops only
Pattern Note: Square is entirely made in back loops only.
Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a circle.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc, now and throughout), 2 dc in circle. * ch 2 (corner made), 3 dc in circle. Rep from * two times more, ch 2, join with a sl st to 1st dc: 12 dc made.
Round 2: Sl st into next dc. Working in blo for entire round, ch 4 (counts as 1st dc & ch 1 sp), sk next dc, * 2 dc in first ch, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch (corner made). Ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc. Rep from * two times more, 2 dc in first ch, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch (corner made), ch 1, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4: 20 dc made.
Round 3: Ch 1, working in blo for entire round, sc in 1st dc. Sc in next ch, sc in next 2 dc, 3 sc in corner sp. * Sc in next 2 dc, sc in next ch, sc in next dc, sc in next ch, sc in next 2 dc, 3 sc in corner sp, rep from * two times more, sc in next 2 dc, sc in next ch, join with a sl st to 1st sc: 40 sc made.
Round 4: Ch 3, working in blo for entire round, dc in next 4 sc. * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner sc, dc in next 9 sc, rep from * two times more, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner, dc in next 4 sc, join with a sl st to 1st dc: 52 dc made.
Round 5: Ch 1, working in blo for entire round, sc in next 7 dc, * 3 sc in corner sp, sc in next 13 dc. Rep from * two times more, sc in next 6 dc, join with a sl st to 1st sc: 64 sc made.
Round 6: Ch 3, working in blo for entire round, dc in next 7 sc. * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner sc, dc in next 15 sc. Rep from * two times more, dc in next 8 sc, join with a sl st to 1st dc: 76 dc made.
Many thanks to my testers, withbuttons, Raaur, olive2, & ScarvesEtc!
Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please do not sell finished items online. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item ( http://anastaciaknits.net). If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs. Thanks!
Betsy’s life is a mess, like it always is, & she’s the only one that can solve things, like always. Sinclair, her husband, has a bit of a smaller role in this book, which was actually a nice change of pace.
This one does a great job solving lots of ongoing questions in previous books.
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