Showing: 22 RESULTS
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 …

wedding blankets

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 …

80 Blankets

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 …

feels like butta

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 …

80 Blankets

80 Blankets: Stitching To My Wedding

#80Blankets • @FiddleKnitsDesigns I’ve been home a lot more than usual, something many can relate to at the moment. To keep from being overwhelmed I’ve been knitting and crocheting. A lot. It keeps me calm and [mostly] sane. I’ve made 5 blankets in the past week. Yup. 5. They’re mostly lapghan size (approx. 40×45″), but …

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 …

faux fur cowl pattern

Free Faux Fur Knitting Pattern: Snowy Owl Cowl

Last winter (2018) I discovered Go For Faux (GFF) at work (Lion Brand). It’s sooooo soft and I loved it immediately despite the shedding (which seems to have improved since I handled the protocol samples). Fast forward about a year and now we have the jumbo version. Queue up everything in Go For Faux Thick …

Follow Me On Instagram!