I am delighted to share my contribution to the Love and Joy Blanket CAL hosted by Bear Rye and Knottie Hooks. My square is called the Serenity Square, and is full of great texture and fun stitch combinations. I used several techniques that you may not already be familiar with, such as the reverse slip stitch, which is great for hiding your join before crocheting in the 3rd loop on the next round.
This pillow rocks! The texture is great, and the prefabricated pillow form I purchased at the Walmart fits snugly inside which makes the pillow fluffier and stiffer than the rest of our old throw pillows that we have loved maybe a little too much over the years. You will need 3 colors of your favorite worsted yarn. I used KnitPicks Brava, courtesy of WeCrochet. You will also need a pillow form. I purchased a 2 pack from Walmart for about $10.00.
My friends at Sunflower Cottage Crochet hold this special event every year, and I am honored to be able to participate once again in the Preemie Crochet Challenge. I have even created a few video tutorials on my new Rumble channel to help you with the techniques used. The Nautical NICU Blanket is full of fun texture
Hello my friends! This is the last month of the Friendship Blanket CAL, hosted by my friends at Sunflower Cottage Crochet, and my second square design is here on the blog for FREE! This square is much less complex than the Dolphin Stitch Square, but it sure does look pretty when completed.
My first square, The Dolphin Stitch Square, features my signature stitch. The Dolphin Stitch is my own innovation, and is so fun to work up and super versatile. You can use the Dolphin Stitch with any size yarn or hook, and it creates some amazing texture!
I'm so overjoyed that I was asked to participate in the Hope in the Holidays CAL hosted and organized by my friend Claire at Bear Rye. I had so much fun designing my square and chatting with the other designers. I hope you have been able to make some new yarn friends during this Crochet-A-Long as well, because I have found that one of the greatest parts of staying home almost all year playing with yarn has been all of the new friendships I have made with people all over the world who speak the same language- crochet.
My blanket is about 6.5 feet square, and I used a total of 18 skeins of yarn on this bad boy. I haven't yet weighed it, but I estimate that it weighs somewhere around 7 pounds. I originally joined them with a slip stitch in the back, but once I turned it over and spread it out, my blanket looked way too busy with all of the different squares. Luckily, I hadn't yet woven in all of the ends, so frogging was not the worst experience ever.