Crochet Pattern: Double Irish Chain Granny Square Blanket

Free crochet pattern: Double Irish Chain Granny Square Blanket by Underground CrafterIf you love the look of classic quilt block patterns but prefer to crochet your blankets, today’s free crochet pattern is for you! The Double Irish Chain Granny Square Blanket (as the name suggests) uses granny squares to mimic the traditional double Irish chain quilt pattern. Get the instructions to make your own version today. This blanket fits a double bed and includes overhang on all four sides.

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Long time readers may remember this blanket, which I finished back in 2012 for my younger sister. At the time, she was living in New Orleans and wanted something in Saints colors. I didn’t think she’d end up there permanently, so I wanted to pick a classic pattern that could move with her somewhere else. (She’s in Houston now, by the way.) I always loved the look of the classic double Irish chain quilting pattern, and we all know I love granny squares, so after a little bit of measuring and sketching, the idea for this blanket was born.

Free crochet pattern: Double Irish Chain Granny Square Blanket by Underground CrafterThis is a beginner-friendly pattern, but due to the large size you will need plenty of patience. My one tip is don’t wait until the end to weave in all the ends. It’s much more manageable if you weave in the ends after you complete each square or as you join each section together.

Free crochet pattern: Double Irish Chain Granny Square Blanket by Underground CrafterI used Cascade 220 Superwash in 877 Golden as the CA for my version, along with a discontinued superwash wool yarn in cream and black. You can use any three colors of medium weight yarn for yours!

Free crochet pattern: Double Irish Chain Granny Square Blanket by Underground CrafterThis post is part of the second annual Granny Square Month on Underground Crafter. You can find links to the rest of the posts here.

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Double Irish Chain Granny Square Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Double Irish Chain Granny Square Blanket by Underground CrafterUse the traditional granny square to mimic the look of the classic quilt pattern.

 

Finished Size

  • To cover a double bed.

Materials

  • Medium weight yarn in 3 colors – approximately 1,460 yds (1,335 m) in gold (CA), 1,780 yd (1,628 m) in cream (CB), and 3,470 yd (3,173 m) in black (CC).
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Granny Square = 4” (10 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *+ Repeat instructions after asterisk or plus sign as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • To make larger Granny Squares, rep Rnd 3 until desired size is reached. Note that using Granny Squares of a different size will require you to customize your Border.
  • I joined my Granny Squares while crocheting using the “join-as-you-go” method in Rnd 3. You can find a join-as-you go tutorial here. If you prefer to keep the project more portable, you can crochet all the Granny Squares and join at the end using the slip stitch seam. You can find a slip stitch seam tutorial here.

Pattern Instructions

To Make the Blanket

Join-as-you-go Method

  • Crochet the Granny Squares in the order shown in the Assembly Diagram below, starting on top row and working your way to the bottom. Crochet the first Granny Square through Rnd 3 (see below for pattern). All remaining Granny Squares should be crocheted through Rnd 2 and then joined to other squares using the join-as-you-go method (see notes for tutorial). Continue on to Border Instructions.

Slip Stitch Seam Method

  • Make 72 Granny Squares in CA, 124 Granny Squares in CB, and 179 Granny Squares in CC. See below for Granny Square pattern. Join using slip stitch seam (see notes for tutorial) following Assembly Diagram below. Continue on to Border Instructions.

Free crochet pattern: Double Irish Chain Granny Square Blanket by Underground Crafter | Assembly DiagramGranny Square

  • Ch 4, sk 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, [ch 2, 3 dc in ring] 3 times, ch 1, sc (counts as ch 1) to top of ch 3 to join. (12 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, [ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, ch 1, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc (counts as ch 1) to top of ch 3 to join. (24 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, [*(ch 1, 3 dc) in ea ch-1 sp across to corner ch-2 sp, ch 1,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp] 3 times, rep from * to ** once, 3 dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc (counts as ch 1) to top of ch 3 to join. (36 sts + 8 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)

Border

  • Border Rnd 1: Join CA with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] twice,** ch 1, dc in last ch-2 sp on current Granny Square, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp on next Granny Square; rep from * around, ending at ** before corner ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp,+ rep from * to + around, ending final rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 3 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc (counts as ch 1) to top of ch 3 to join.
  • Border Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to corner ch-2 sp,** (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending final rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 3 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc (counts as ch 1) to top of ch 3 to join.
  • Border Rnds 3-4: Rep Border Rnd 2 twice. Fasten off CA.
  • Border Rnd 5: Join CC with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp, rep Border Rnd 2. Do not fasten off CC.
  • Begin working in Rows.
  • Border Row 1a: Turn to work along long side of blanket only, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in corner ch-1 sp.
  • Border Row 2a: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), [3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] across to last st, dc in third ch of turning ch.
  • Border Rows 3a-7a: Rep Border Row 2a, 5 more times. Fasten off CC.
  • Border Row 1b: Join CC with sl st to corner ch-2 sp on opposite long side of blanket, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp), 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] across to corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in corner ch-1 sp.
  • Border Rows 2b-7b: Rep Border Rows 2a-7a. Do not fasten off CC.
  • Final Border Rnd: Make a sc border by working 1 sc into each ch-1 sp and st around, and working 3 sc into each corner. Fasten off CC.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of blanket.
© 2018 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/06/04/crochet-pattern-double-irish-chain-granny-square-blanket. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Berry Cobbler Ripple Blanket

Striped, textured crochet ripple blanket slung over armchair with pillow. | Free crochet pattern: Berry Cobbler Ripple Blanket in Cascade 220 Superwash Effects and 220 Superwash yarns by Underground CrafterI’ve been crocheting baby blankets left and right for colleagues at work, and I’m really excited about how this one turned out! The Berry Cobbler Ripple Blanket is a textured ripple blanket with stripes. It makes a beautiful heirloom-quality blanket to gift at a baby shower or to a newborn.

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When I started my current job last January, I was put in an office that was recently vacated by someone who retired. The office was quite large, so pretty soon they moved in another professor, BG, to share it with me. During the summer, they decided to move me to a permanent office on the floor with the rest of my department, and BG was moved into a different office, too. He is such a nice guy and a great office mate, so when I found out his wife was pregnant, I knew I’d have to make them a baby blanket.

Striped, textured crochet ripple blanket folded and laying flat. | Free crochet pattern: Berry Cobbler Ripple Blanket in Cascade 220 Superwash Effects and 220 Superwash yarns by Underground Crafter(By the way, the Little Gracie Baby Blanket is the blanket I made for my current office mate.) Anyway, I was struggling with ideas for the blanket for BG until I met his wife at the office holiday party. It turns out that she loves purple as much (more??!!) than me. I reached out to Cascade Yarns and they sent me Cascade 220 Superwash Effects yarn in Grapes. It’s a delightful semi-solid yarn and it coordinated really well with the Cascade 220 Superwash yarn in Banana Cream that I already had at home.

Striped, textured crochet ripple blanket on back of couch with pillow. | Free crochet pattern: Berry Cobbler Ripple Blanket in Cascade 220 Superwash Effects and 220 Superwash yarns by Underground CrafterI wanted to make a ripple blanket because, well, I love to make ripple blankets! But, I wanted a stitch pattern that was a little more special than a basic ripple. I found this textured ripple with the hanging cluster in a stitch dictionary and I love how it turned out.

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Berry Cobbler Ripple Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Striped, textured crochet ripple blanket slung over armchair with pillow. | Free crochet pattern: Berry Cobbler Ripple Blanket in Cascade 220 Superwash Effects and 220 Superwash yarns by Underground CrafterThis textured ripple pattern is a sweet treat, just like its namesake dessert.

 

Finished Size

  • Throw: 31” (79 cm) wide x 30” (76 cm) long.

Materials

  • Cascade 220 Superwash Effects yarn (100% superwash wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/220 yd/201 m) – 3 skeins in 16 Grapes (CA), or approximately 660 yd (603 m) in any light medium weight yarn.
  • Cascade 220 Superwash yarn (100% superwash wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/220 yd/201 m) – 3 skeins in 1915 Banana Cream (CB), or approximately 660 yd (603 m) in any light medium weight yarn.
  • US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 3” (7.5 cm) between h-cl when measured horizontally. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
  • To measure gauge, line up ruler at far edge of first h-cl (as in photo below). Next h-cl should start at 3” (7.5 cm) mark.

Close up of striped, textured crochet ripple stitch with ruler. | Free crochet pattern: Berry Cobbler Ripple Blanket in Cascade 220 Superwash Effects and 220 Superwash yarns by Underground CrafterAbbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together (decreases 1 stitch) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and drawn through all 3 loops on hook.
  • dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together (decreases 2 stitches) – *Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * twice more, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • dc4tog – double crochet 4 stitches together (decreases 3 stitches) – *Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * 3 more times, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
  • h-cl – hanging cluster – Ch 3, turn, skip 2 ch, work into third ch [yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch or space.

Pattern Note

  • Unless indicated, do not fasten off yarn when changing colors. Carry unworked yarn up side of project. Yarn strands will be covered over with edging.

Pattern Instructions

Blanket

  • With CA, ch 177 (or any multiple of 16 ch, + 1).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next 8 ch, ch 2, *sc in next 7 ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next 7 ch, ch 2; rep from * across to last 8 ch, sc in last 8 ch.
  • Row 2: (RS) Turn, ch 2, sk first st, dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, *ch 1, sk 1 st, [dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st] twice, dc4tog, dc in next 5 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across to last 8 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, [dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st] twice, dc3tog.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next st] 3 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next st, h-cl, *sk next st, sc in next 4 sts, sk next st, [sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next st] 3 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, sc in next st, h-cl; frep from * across to last 6 sts, sk next st, sc in next 5 sts.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 2, sk first st, dc2tog, dc in next 2 sts, working behind next h-cl (tr in skipped st in row below h-cl), dc in next 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, *ch 1, sk 1 st, [dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st] twice, dc4tog, dc in next 2 sts, working behind next h-cl (tr in skipped st in row below h-cl), dc in next 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across to last 8 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, [dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st] twice, dc3tog.
  • Rows 5-8: Rep Rows 3-4 twice, changing to CB in last yo of final dc3tog in Row 8.
  • Rows 9-10: Rep Rows 3-4, changing to CA in last yo of final dc3tog in Row 10.
  • Rows 11-12: Rep Rows 3-4, changing to CB in last yo of final dc3tog in Row 12.
  • Rows 13-14: Rep Rows 3-4, changing to CA in last yo of final dc3tog in Row 14.
  • Rows 15-16: Rep Rows 3-4, changing to CB in last yo of final dc3tog in Row 16.
  • Rows 17-18: Rep Rows 3-4, changing to CA in last yo of final dc3tog in Row 18.
  • Rows 19-20: Rep Rows 3-4, changing to CB in last yo of final dc3tog in Row 20. Fasten off CA.
  • Rows 21-32: Rep Rows 3-4, 6 times, changing to CA in last yo of final dc3tog in Row 32.
  • Rows 33-54: Rep Rows 11-32.
  • Rows 55-66: Rep Rows 11-22. Fasten off CB.
  • Rows 67-74: Rep Rows 3-4, 4 times. Do not fasten off.

Edging

  • Round 1: With RS facing, turn to work along straight edge, ch 1, working over yarn tails [2 sc in side of next row, sc in side of next row] across to foundation ch, ch 1, turn to work along rippled edge, [slstBL in each st and 3 sc in each skipped ch-2 sp] across, turn to work along straight edge, ch 1, [sc in side of next row, 2 side in side of next row] across to final row, ch 1, join with sl st to dc2tog. Fasten off CA.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
  • Spray block if desired.
© 2018 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/03/05/crochet-pattern-berry-cobbler-ripple-blanket. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Crochet Pattern: Little Gracie Baby Blanket

Free crochet pattern: Little Gracie Baby Blanket in Cascade 220 Superwash by Underground Crafter | This simple stitch pattern creates a classic, heirloom quality blanket. Or add stripes for a more vibrant look.It’s no secret that I love to make baby blankets as gifts. I made this easy baby blanket using a simple stitch pattern so I could work on it during my commute and while watching a tv (but still get it finished in time). The stitch pattern creates a classic look, so when you make it in a solid, neutral color, like I did, you end up with an heirloom-quality blanket. Or, add stripes or use a multicolor yarn for a more vibrant look!

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This blanket is named after Grace, the baby would I gifted it to. I did not know too much about the nursery (or even the decor in her parents’ home), so I chose a neutral, pale yellow color.

Free crochet pattern: Little Gracie Baby Blanket in Cascade 220 Superwash by Underground Crafter | This simple stitch pattern creates a classic, heirloom quality blanket. Or add stripes for a more vibrant look.The stitch pattern is the same one I used in the Piggyback Stitch Warm Up America Block, and I really liked it. I wanted to make the blanket a little fancier than the block, so I added a border inspired by Edie Eckman’s Around the Corner Crochet Borders.

Free crochet pattern: Little Gracie Baby Blanket in Cascade 220 Superwash by Underground Crafter | This simple stitch pattern creates a classic, heirloom quality blanket. Or add stripes for a more vibrant look.The nice thing about this pattern is that you can really change up the look with your yarn selection. You can choose a neutral, like I did, for a classic, heirloom look. Or, make a bright and bold blanket with stripes in contrasting colors. Or, try a multicolor yarn and be surprised by the final result! Really, the options are endless.

Free crochet pattern: Little Gracie Baby Blanket in Cascade 220 Superwash by Underground Crafter | This simple stitch pattern creates a classic, heirloom quality blanket. Or add stripes for a more vibrant look.I will mention that I forgot to measure the final blanket before giving it away to the new mommy, so my measurements are estimates. Since I’ve shared the stitch count, you can also adjust the pattern to make a larger or smaller blanket (though you will may need more or less yarn).

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Little Gracie Baby Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Little Gracie Baby Blanket in Cascade 220 Superwash by Underground Crafter | This simple stitch pattern creates a classic, heirloom quality blanket. Or add stripes for a more vibrant look.Combine this simple stitch pattern with a solid yarn for an heirloom quality baby blanket. Or, create something whimsical using stripes or a multicolor yarn.

Finished Size

  • Adjustable. Photographed sample measures approximately 32” (81.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Cascade 220 Superwash yarn (100% acrylic, 4.5 oz/128 g/268 yd/245 m) – 6 skeins in 1915 Banana Cream, or approximately 1,315 yd (1,202.5 m) in any light medium weight yarn.
  • US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • 4 locking stitch markers.


Gauge

  • Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Choose a hook that is recommended for the yarn you select.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dec – decrease – Yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, sk 2 sts, yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, yo and draw 3 loops.
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd – Round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *+ Repeat instructions after asterisk or plus sign as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Blanket is crocheted flat in rows. Edging and Border Rows are crocheted in the round.

Pattern Instructions

Blanket

  • Ch 152 (or any multiple of 3 sts, + 2).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, *ch 2, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across. (151 sts)
  • Row 2: (Right Side) Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in first st, sk ch-2 sp, *3 dc in next st, sk ch-2 sp; rep from * across to last st, 2 dc in last st.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 2 & 3 until blanket measures approximately 30” (76.5 cm), ending after Row 3.
  • Do not fasten off, turn to face Right Side.

Edging

  • Edging Rnd: Ch 1, sc in first st, *2 sc in ch-2 sp,** sc in next st; rep from * across, ending after ** before last st of row, 3 sc in last st, pm in second sc to mark corner, turn to work along edge,*** sc in side of same row, +2 sc in side of next dc row,++ sc in side of next sc row; rep from + across, ending after ++ before side of first row, 3 sc in side of first row, pm in second sc to mark corner, turn to work along foundation row, sc in first st, rep from * to ***, +++sc in side of next sc row, 2 sc in side of next dc row; rep from +++ across to side of first row, 3 sc in side of first row, pm in second sc to mark corner, join with sl st to first sc.

Border

  • Border Rnd 1: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *ch 2, dec,** ch 2; rep from * across, ending after ** with dec in marked corner st, dc in same st;+ rep from * to + around to final corner, ending after ** with dec in marked corner st, dc in same st, ch 2, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Border Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, *2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next st,** 2 sc in ch-2 sp; rep from * across, ending after **, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st;+ rep from * to + around to final corner, ending after +, sc in ch-2 sp, join with sl st to first sc.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2018 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/01/25/crochet-pattern-little-gracie-baby-blanket. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Little Gracie Baby Blanket, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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60 Quick Knitted Toys Book Review and Giveaway

I’m excited to share a knitting book review with a giveaway, so read on for details!

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Book Review

60 Quick Knitted Toys book review and giveaway on Underground Crafter

60 Quick Knitted Toys: Fun, Fabulous Knits in the 220 Superwash Collection from Cascade Yarns is another installment in the 60 Quick Knits series published by Sixth & Spring Books. Previously, I’ve reviewed two other books in this series, 60 More Quick Knits: 20 Hats 20 Scarves 20 Mittens in Cascade 220 Sport (reviewed here) and 60 Quick Luxury Knits: Easy, Elegant Projects for Every Day in the Venezia Collection from Cascade Yarns (reviewed here).


Like the other books in this series, 60 Quick Knitted Toys is a pattern collection featuring themed projects in one yarn by many designers. As the title suggests, this collection is all about toys but it actually features a range of projects. There are 23 animal and creature softies; 8 people softies; 9 other softies; 8 games, puppets, blocks, and balls; 6 pillows; 5 rattles and ring toys; and 1 lovey. Most of the patterns (45) have an intermediate difficulty rating, with 7 easy projects and 6 experienced projects.

Each pattern features several adorably staged photographs of the project, along with a difficulty level, a materials list, gauge, and a glossary of special stitch patterns. The patterns are written in U.S. knitting abbreviations. Some of the color work patterns also include charts. The book ends with a two-page illustrated techniques section and an index. It is clearly aimed at knitters who  have the basics down but are looking for patterns.

Like all pattern collections, you’ll be more likely to enjoy it if you want to make several of the patterns. You can look at all the patterns in the book on the Ravelry source page here. For an intermediate or advanced beginner knitter who enjoys making toys or gifts for children, it’s a strong collection featuring a variety of different styles and techniques.

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Knitting Pattern: Double Andalusian Stitch Square

Anthology Blanket: Sampler Blanket 2016 Knit-a-Long, free #knitting pattern by Underground Crafter. For details, visit http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/anthologyThe Anthology Blanket is a sampler blanket that will be released throughout 2016 as a knit-a-long. For more details, including a schedule and links to all previously released posts, visit the Anthology Blanket home page.

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This is the thirtieth (and final) square in the Anthology Blanket Knit-a-Long. The Double Andalusian Stitch Square is a simple pattern with a delightful texture. Don’t forget to come back in two weeks for the border patterns!

If you’d like to chat with other knitters, stop by this thread on Ravelry. You can also share your progress and questions with me by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, and Twitter as @ucrafter.

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 Free knitting pattern: Double Andalusian Stitch Square in Cascade 220 Superwash yarn by Underground Crafter | This simple stitch pattern makes a delightful texture. It's one of 30 free knitting patterns for 6" (15 cm) squares in the Anthology Blanket knit-a-long.

Double Andalusian Stitch 6″ (15 cm) Square

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50This simple stitch pattern has a delightful texture.

Finished Size

  • 6″ (15 cm) square.

Materials

  • Cascade 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool), or approximately 41 yds (37.5 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size 7/4.5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Completed square = 6″ (15 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sl 1 – slip 1 st, knitwise
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

 

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Pattern Note

  • Pattern repeat is any multiple of 3 sts, + 1. Instructions include 4 st borders.

Pattern Instructions

  • CO 33 sts.

Border

  • Row 1: Knit to last st, p1.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
  • Rows 3 & 4: Rep Row 2 twice.

Double Andalusian Stitch pattern

  • Row 1: (RS) Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, k3, p to last 4 sts, k3, p1.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 1.
  • Row 4: Sl 1, k3, p1, *k2, p1; rep from * across to last 4 sts, k3, p1.
  • Rep Rows 1-4 until square measures approximately 5.5 in (14 cm), ending after Row 3.

Border

  • Rows 1-4: Rep Border Row 2, 4 times.
  • BO in pattern for Border Row 2. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 3 times the width of square).
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/anthology. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you’d like to chat with other knitters, stop by this thread on Ravelry. You can also share your progress and questions with me by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, and Twitter as @ucrafter.

Add the Anthology Blanket to your Ravelry favorites or queue!

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