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One Thing Down

Rick finally had his surgery! If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram (@FiddleKnitsDesigns) you may have noticed a bit of a lull in my posting activity recently. It’s been a little crazy around here. Rick finally had his surgery on June 29. It was a long 6 months of waiting for that day …

chevron stitch pattern

Wedding Blankets: My Go-To Stitch

One stitch pattern in particular has become my go-to, my buddy, my best friend and it’s the wavy chevron. It’s classic ripple stitch goodness that works with just about all yarns no matter what the weight or texture. So far I’ve worked this pattern using Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®, Totally Tubular, Feels Like Butta with …

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80 Blankets: Pineapples In Stripes

This blanket was born as a variation of the original 80 Blankets: Pineapples I did previously. I loved the allover look of the pineapple stitches, but like any other bobble or puff stitch it eats through yarn pretty rapidly. So for this version I’ve paired rows of half double crochet in Color Made Easy Alabaster …

80 Blankets: Pineapples

Follow along with the blanket on my Instagram feed @FiddleKnitsDesigns and using the hashtag #80Blankets The yarn combination on this one might seem a little surprising. I took a 100% polyester chenille-esq yarn and paired it with an 90/10 acrylic/mohair blend. Weird? Maybe, but it works! The combination is a soft yet substantial fabric. Even …

80 Blankets: Sparkling Velvet Waves

What a luscious combination! If you love sparkles and a little bit of velvet than you’ll love this pairing of Lion Brand Vel-Luxe and Winter Nights. Both yarns are worsted weight (CYC4), but held together they become a nice super bulky. I used a size 11.5mm crochet hook and finished this 45″ x 45″ blanket …

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80 Blankets: Paired Half Doubles

Follow along with the blanket on my Instagram feed @FiddleKnitsDesigns and using the hashtag #80Blankets This blanket came out looking like it took more effort than it actually did. The color combination has a touch of elegance. At least I think so. I was hesitant about pairing the cream (Alabaster) with the white (Birch), but …

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80 Blankets: Double The Butta

I originally started this blanket wanting to work front post double crochet stitches. This makes a VERY squishy fabric. It also eats through yarn like crazy. You can see my start using this stitch in the photo above. I might revisit it using a different yarn. We’ll see. For now, though, I switched gears and …

Tinton afgan in Color Made Easy from Lion Brand Yarn

Another Day, Another Blanket

Another day at home and another blanket in progress. I mentioned this one yesterday. It’s Tinton Afghan in Color Made Easy. The pattern can be downloaded free from Lion Brand. Tip, you don’t have to be logged in to a Lion Brand account to download the pattern. Go to the pattern page, scroll down to …

Adyson Afghan

Staying Home, Getting Stitching

Life has temporarily changed quite a bit in the last week or so. As many people as can are staying home. Companies have their employees working remotely if they’re lucky. I’m one of those lucky ones. We’ve been having daily video calls and chatting via Microsoft Teams. And when I’m not working I’m stitching. Without …

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