Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Lady Frances Baby Blanket Test


Lady Frances Baby Blanket Test- In Progress



Just in case you don't follow me on Facebook, the latest design I am having tested is called the Lady Frances Baby Blanket. It is named for the little baby it was designed for, Adelaide Frances.

A great group of ladies has joined me for this test. Theresa, my friend who has tested almost every pattern I've put out since about 2010 (I think), and a few that are new to the Bizzy Crochet testers group- Tammy, Tracy, Debbi, Mik, and Sakura.

This is Tracy (upper left), Mik (upper right), Debbi (right center), Theresa (lower right), and Tammy (lower left). Everyone is doing a bang-up job!!

Debbi's in progress LF

Mik's in progress LF

Theresa's finished LF

Vannessa's finished LF

There are more samples to come with some really fabulous color schemes to spark your creativity. This pattern is scheduled to come out in August, so keep your eyes peeled to this spot! I can't wait to get this pattern in your hands!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Stitch of the Week #11- Almond Tiles



Gentle Waves Dishcloth

Stitch of the Week #11- Almond Tiles

YouTube Tutorial Here

Materials Needed:


2oz total- #4/Worsted Weight Cotton (used I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby)
#7/4.5 mm Hook
Lg eye needle for weaving ends
Scissors

For the best effect, use two colors for this pattern.

Finished size: 10” W x 9” H

Notes:

Ch3 at the beginning of a row cts as a dc

Abbreviations- US terms:

Ch- chain
cts- counts
dc- double crochet
long dc- long double crochet
sc- single crochet
sp- space
st- stitch
trc- treble crochet
yo- yarn over


 Pattern:

R1- With Color 1, ch 41, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across (40)

R2- ch1, turn, sc in each sc across. (40) Cut Color 1, change to Color 2

R3- ch1, turn, (*sc in 1, hdc in next 2, dc in next 2, trc in next 2, dc in next 2, hdc in next 2, sc in next 1*, ch2, sk2) 2 times, repeat * to * once. (36)

R4- ch1, turn, Repeat R3. (36) Cut Color 2, change to Color 1

R5- ch1, turn, (sc in 12 st, long dc over the ch2 sp into each of the open sc three rows below) twice, sc in last 12 st. (40)

R6- ch1, turn, sc in each st across. (40) Cut Color 1, change to Color 2

R7- ch3 (cts as dc), turn, dc in 1, hdc in 2, sc in 1,(ch2, sk2, sc in 1, hdc in 2, dc in 2, trc in 2, dc in 2, hdc in 2, sc in 1) twice, ch2, sk2, sc in 1, hdc in 2, dc in last 2. (34)

R8- ch3, turn, Repeat R7. (34) Cut Color 2, change to Color 1

R9- ch1, turn, sc in 5, long dc over the ch2 sp into each of the open sc three rows below, (sc in 12, long dc over the ch2 sp into each of the open sc three rows below) twice, sc in the last 5. (40)

R10- ch1, turn, sc in each st across. (40) Cut Color 1, change to Color 2

R11-30- Repeat R3-10 twice, Repeat R3-6 once.

Finish off and tuck in ends.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stitch of the Week #10- Perforated Pattern



Perforated Pattern Dishcloth

Stitch of the Week #10

Click here for the video instructions!

Materials Needed:

oz total- #4/Worsted Weight Cotton (used I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby)
#7/4.5 mm Hook
Lg eye needle for weaving ends
Scissors


Finished size: 9” W x 9” H

Notes:

Ch3 at the beginning of a row cts as a dc

Abbreviations- US terms:

Ch- chain
cts- counts
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
sk- skip
sp- space
st- stitch



 Pattern:

R1- ch 41, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across (40)

R2- ch3, turn, (dc in 6 sc, ch2, sk 2) across, dc in the last 7 sc.

R3- ch1, turn, sc in each dc, 2sc in each ch2 sp across (40sc)

R4- ch3, turn, dc in 2sc, (ch2, sk 2, dc in 6sc) across to last 5, ch2, sk2, dc in last 3sc.

R5- ch1, turn, sc in each dc, 2sc in each ch2 sp across. (40sc)

R6-25- repeat R2-5

You can finish off with a sc border if you like. Watch the video if you need instructions for a border.  


Friday, May 17, 2019

Stitch of the Week #9- Rice Stitch


Rice Stitch Dishcloth

Stitch of the Week #9

Click here for Video Instructions!


Materials Needed:


2oz total- #4/Worsted Weight Cotton (used I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby)
#7/4.5 mm Hook
Lg eye needle for weaving ends
Scissors

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Finished size: 8” W x 8” H

Notes:

Ch2 at the beginning of a row counts as hdc throughout

Abbreviations- US terms:

Ch- chain
cts- counts
dc- double crochet
fpdc- front post double crochet
bpdc- back post double crochet
sp- space
st- stitch
yo- yarn over


 Pattern:

R1- with color 1, ch 37, dc in the fourth ch from the hook and each ch across.

R2- ch2, turn, sk first dc, (fpdc ar the next dc, bpdc ar the next dc) to the last 2 st, fpdc ar the next dc, hdc in the turning ch.

R3-21- Repeat R2.

This dishcloth does not require a border.




© Bizzy Crochet and Design 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Stitch of the Week #8- Catherine Wheel



Catherine Wheel Dishcloth

Stitch of the Week #8

YouTube Video Tutorial Available

Materials Needed:

 2oz total- #4/Worsted Weight Cotton (used I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby)
#7/4.5 mm Hook
Lg eye needle for weaving ends
Scissors

For the best effect, use two colors for this pattern.

Finished size: 7” W x 9” H

Specialty Stitches:

Cluster: (yo, insert hook, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops) over the indicated number of stitches, yo, draw through all loops on the hook.

Ch3 at the beginning of a row counts as dc throughout

Abbreviations- US terms:

Ch- chain
cts- counts
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
sk- skip
sp- space
st- stitch
yo- yarn over


 Pattern:

R1- with color 1, ch 37, sc in the second ch from the hook, sc in the next ch, (sk 3ch, 7dc in next, sk 3ch, sc in 3ch) 3x, sk 3ch, 4dc in last ch. Change color

R2- w/color 2, ch1, sc in first 2st, *ch3, work Cluster over the next 7st, ch3, sc in the next 3st; repeat from * to last 4st, ch3, Cluster over the last 4st. Do NOT change color.

R3- ch3, turn, 3dc in the first st, *sk 3ch, sc in each of next 3sc, sk 3ch, 7dc in loop that closed the next Cluster; repeat from * and end by skipping 3ch and sc in last 2 sc, Change color

R4- w/ color 1, ch3, sk first st, Cluster over the next 3st, *ch3, sc in each of the next 3 st, ch3, Cluster over the next 7st; repeat from * to end, ch3, sc in the last st, sc in turning ch, Do NOT change color.

R5- ch1, sc in each of next 2sc, *7dc in the loop that closed the next Cluster, sk 3ch, sc in each of next 3sc; repeat from * to end, 4dc in turning ch. Change color

R6-20- Repeat R2-R5, ending with a R4.

Edge the top and bottom with a row of sc across.



© Bizzy Crochet and Design 2019

Friday, May 03, 2019

Stitch of the Week #7- Crossed Ripple




Crossed Ripple Dishcloth

Stitch of the Week #7

Video Tutorial available here

Materials:

2oz total- #4/Worsted Weight Cotton (used I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby)
#7/4.5 mm Hook
Lg eye needle for weaving ends
Scissors

Finished size: 8.5” W x 8.75” H

Abbreviations- US terms:

Ch- chain
cts- counts
dc- double crochet
fpdc- front post double crochet
sc- single crochet
sk- skip
sp- space
st- stitch
yo- yarn over


 Pattern:

R1- ch 36, sc in the second ch from the hook and each ch across (35)

R2- ch3 (cts as dc), turn, *sk 2sc, dc in the next sc, ch1, count back two sk sc, dc in the first sk sc, repeat from * to the last sc, dc in the last sc. (11 crossed stitches)

R3- ch1, turn, sc in each dc and ch1 across. (35)

R4- ch2 (cts as dc going forward), turn, *sk 2sc, dc in the next sc, ch1, fpdc around the right leg of the “X” stitch below, repeat from * to the last sc, dc in the last sc. (11 crossed ripple stitches)

R5-28- repeat R3 & R4

R29- repeat R3.

If you want to finish the dishcloth with a sc border, don’t cut the yarn. Ch1, turn, and put a sc in each sc across the top, ch2, turn the cloth and put 2sc in each dc row end and 1sc in each sc row end down the side. Repeat for the bottom and opposite side. Slip stitch to the first sc.

If you don’t want to finish with a sc edge, simply cut your yarn after R29 and weave your ends.





© Bizzy Crochet and Design 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Stitch of the Week #6- Heart Stitch


A Mother's Heart Dishcloth

Stitch of the Week #6- Heart Stitch


Click here for the Video Tutorial


Materials Needed:

 2oz total- #4/Worsted Weight Cotton (used I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby)
#7/4.5 mm Hook
Lg eye needle for weaving ends
Scissors

Colors: You will want the Main Color (MC) and Heart Colors (HC)

Finished size: 9” W x 9” H

Abbreviations- US terms:

Ch- chain
cts- counts
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
sk- skip
sp- spacest- stitch
yo- yarn over

Special Stitches:

2dc Bobble- (yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 2x, yo, pull through all loops on hook.

3dc Bobble- (yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 3x, yo, pull through all loops on hook. 

 Pattern:

R1- with Main Color (MC) ch 38, dc in the fourth ch from the hook and the remaining chains. (36 dc) Cut MC

R2- turn your piece, with Heart Color (HC), join into the first dc with a ch3 (cts as a dc), 2dc Bobble in the first dc, [ch3, sk 6, (3dc Bobble, ch2, 3dc Bobble) in the next st] across to the last, 3dc Bobble in the last st. (4 full heart motifs and 2 singles) Cut HC

R3- turn your piece, with MC, join into the first bobble with a ch1, [sc in the bobble, (ch2, sk 2 dc from R1, dc into the next 2 dc, ch2, sk 2dc from R1, sc in the next ch2 sp) across, ch2, sk 2dc from R1, dc in the next 2, ch2, sk 2dc from R1, sc in the last bobble. (16 st, 10 ch2 sp) DO NOT Cut MC

R4- ch3, turn, put 2 dc in each ch2 sp, each dc, and each sc across. (36 dc)

R5-19- Repeat R2-4

EDGE:

R1- ch1, turn, sc in each dc across the top, ch2, turn to the side, put 2sc in each dc row end and 1 sc in each sc row end, ch2, turn to the bottom, sc in each foundation ch to the opposite corner, ch2, turn on the second side- repeat as for firs side. Sc in the same space as the first sc, ch2, join. (36 sc across the top and bottom, 32 sc on each side)

R2- ch1, sc in each sc around, putting sc, ch2, sc in each corner ch2 space. (38 sc across the top and bottom, 34 sc on each side)