Leelee Knits http://www.leeleeknits.com Knitting and Crochet Patterns Tue, 12 Jun 2018 23:25:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://i1.wp.com/www.leeleeknits.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cropped-favicon5.png?fit=32%2C32 Leelee Knits http://www.leeleeknits.com 32 32 79672749 Bloom Afghan Throw Blanket http://www.leeleeknits.com/bloom-afghan-throw-blanket/ http://www.leeleeknits.com/bloom-afghan-throw-blanket/#comments Wed, 16 May 2018 20:07:03 +0000 http://www.leeleeknits.com/?p=6781 Its finally, finally spring! Up here in Canada, we have been waiting a long time to see the snow melt…

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Its finally, finally spring! Up here in Canada, we have been waiting a long time to see the snow melt and feel the warm sun on our pasty, vitamin D deficient skin. And although there are many things I love about winter (hockey mom here!), I’m truly looking forward to at least two or three months without snow. To celebrate, I made this fun granny square afghan inspired by spring flowers for my daughter Leelee.

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this afghan below on this page.  You can also purchase the PDF file for easy printing and reading.

If you’d like to purchase the PDF file, click the “Purchase PDF” button below.

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make this fun springtime throw:

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Measurements:

Finished blanket measures: 33″ X 50″.

Each square measures 3.5″ X 3.5″.

Gauge:

Each square measures 3.5″ X 3.5″.

Special Stitches:

Cluster Stitch (CL) *Yarn Over, insert hook into specified stitch and draw up a loop to the height of a DC; Yarn Over and draw through two loops; repeat from * two more times in same stitch; Yarn Over and draw through all four loops remaining on hook.

2-DC Cluster Stitch (2-DCCL) *Yarn Over, insert hook into specified stitch and draw up a loop to the height of a DC; Yarn Over and draw through two loops; repeat from * one more time in same stitch; Yarn Over and draw through all three loops remaining on hook.

Assembly:

Assemble the squares so that you have 14 rows and 9 columns using whichever method you prefer.  I use the join as you go method, which creates a pretty braided look between the squares and doesn’t require sewing – which is an added bonus.  I have included a bonus video tutorial that demonstrates the join as you go method with the purchase of the PDF pattern for this throw.   You can purchase the PDF copy of this pattern by clicking the button below:

Pattern:


Note: When joining and fastening off the yarn, make sure to leave a 4 inch tail so that it is easy to weave in the ends.

Foundation Ring and Round 1:

With color A, CH4 and join the last stitch to the first with a slip stitch to make a ring.

Continuing with the same yarn, CH 4 (counts first 1DC, CH1).  Work 1DC, CH1 (11 times) in foundation ring (you will have a total of 12 DC separated by CH1 spaces).  Join last CH1 to top of first DC with a slip stitch and fasten off.

Round 2:

With color B, join yarn in any ch1 space from previous round.  CH2, and work one 2-DCCL in the same space.  *CH2 and work one CL in next ch1 space; repeat from * to last ch1 space; work one CL in last ch1 space, CH2 and join to top of first CL with slip stitch (total of 12 clusters separated by ch2 spaces).  Fasten off.

Round 3:

With color C, join in any ch2 space from previous round.  CH5 (counts as 1DC, CH2 for first corner of square), and work 3 DC in same ch2 space.  *CH1, 3DC in next ch2 space; CH1, 3DC in next ch2 space; CH1, 3DC in next ch2 space, CH2, 3DC in same ch2 space.  Repeat from * two more times.  CH1, 3DC in next ch2 space; CH1, 3DC in next ch2 space; CH1, 2DC in beginning ch2 space (this is the first corner space) and join to 3rd ch in beginning ch5 with slip stitch.  Fasten off and weave in all ends.


Stitch Diagram:

Video tutorial for Squares:



Border:

Once all of the squares have been assembled, work around the border of the blanket in single crochet.  After you have completed one round of single crochet, work two more rounds of half double crochet.  Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

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To celebrate Easter and the beginning of spring, I thought now would be a great time to post another free printable download!  I love this quote because there have been so many times in my life where crochet has literally kept me from unraveling.  Crochet, knitting, and this blog helped me get through the last year, which was the toughest year of my life with my mom passing away – and I know that many of you can relate.  I hope you enjoy this download.  Please feel free to share the link on social media for others to enjoy as well!

Click the button below to get your free download.  Once downloaded,  you will receive a .zip file with an 8X10 print in PDF and JPEG format.  You may print this file anywhere you choose (your personal printer, photo developer, or a professional print shop) and then frame it and hang it up in your craft room or living space!

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Drops of Love Baby Blanket http://www.leeleeknits.com/drops-love-baby-blanket/ http://www.leeleeknits.com/drops-love-baby-blanket/#comments Sat, 10 Mar 2018 23:38:51 +0000 http://www.leeleeknits.com/?p=5049 The baby blanket obsession continues!  This time, I wanted to make something feminine with lots of texture.  Way back when…

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The baby blanket obsession continues!  This time, I wanted to make something feminine with lots of texture.  Way back when I was expecting with my daughter (almost 10 years ago!), I searched and searched for the perfect girly baby blanket knitting pattern.  There were so many that I loved, but I found the stitch patterns way to complicated for my pregnancy brain to keep track of.  I just wanted something simple and easy to follow.  I ended up crocheting a blanket because I find crochet less complex when it comes to lacy/textured designs.

My intent with this baby blanket was to create a beautiful, yet simple knit baby blanket that would be perfect for a baby girl.   I found a gorgeous stitch (called the pearl drop stitch) in one of my knitting books and then mixed it up rows of garter stitch.  I have to say that this is my favourite baby blanket so far.  It was so much fun to make and since I used a bulky yarn, it built up so fast!  I went through almost one skein a day and finished in less than a week.  I’m huge fan of Knit Picks, and the yarn that I used was their Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky Weight yarn in Blossom Heather.

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this baby blanket below on this page. You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading by clicking the button below.  

 

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links on this page are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links.  I use all of the products listed and recommend them because they are companies that I have found helpful and trustworthy. Please let me know if you have any questions about anything listed below!

Drops of Love Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Here is what you will need to make this baby blanket:

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Gauge:

3.75 stitches, 3.5 rows = 1 Inch in stockinette.

Measurements:

Finished blanket measures 27″ wide X 33″ long.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

YRN: Yarn Round Needle

Pattern:

Cast on 106 stitches.

This blanket is made up of 5 identical sections.  Repeat the following instructions a total of five times.

Rows 1-4: Knit all stitches.

Row 5: Knit all stitches.

Row 6: K2, YRN, P2, pass increased stitch over the P2;*P2, YRN P2, pass increased stitch over the last P2; repeat from * until last two stitches, K2.

Row 7: Knit all stitches.

Row 8: K2, P2; *YRN, P2, pass increased stitch over the last P2, P2; repeat from * to last two stitches, K2.

Repeat rows 5-8 six more times.

Finish off the blanket by knitting 4 more rows in garter stitch (i.e. knit all stitches for 4 rows).

Cast off, and weave in all loose ends.  You will need to wet or steam block this blanket so that it lies flat as the ends will curl before blocking.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern!  To get your ad free copy of this pattern in PDF format, you can purchase the pattern file by clicking the button below:

 

 

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Waterfall Baby Blanket http://www.leeleeknits.com/waterfall-baby-blanket/ http://www.leeleeknits.com/waterfall-baby-blanket/#comments Tue, 27 Feb 2018 23:40:30 +0000 http://www.leeleeknits.com/?p=4843 Woohoo!! Another free baby blanket pattern for my amazing followers!  With spring so close (just a few mores weeks!!), I…

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Woohoo!! Another free baby blanket pattern for my amazing followers!  With spring so close (just a few mores weeks!!), I decided to make something a little more light weight this time.

I named this blanket after the yarn that I used to make it:  Knit Picks Color Mist worsted weight yarn in Waterfall.  I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered the yarn online since I don’t usually make baby blankets out of cotton based yarns, but I liked that the description had it marked as machine washable (which is a must for anything baby related).  Needless to say, I’m so so happy with the end result.  The blanket is so light weight and incredibly soft.  It will make the perfect gift for my new nephew, who will arrive any week now!

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this baby blanket below on this page. You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading.  

 

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links on this page are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links.  I use all of the products listed and recommend them because they are companies that I have found helpful and trustworthy. Please let me know if you have any questions about anything listed below!

Waterfall Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Here is what you will need to make this baby blanket:


Gauge

5 rows, 5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch.

Measurements:

Finished blanket measures 24″ Wide X 33″ Long

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

C4F:  Cable 4 Front (slip 2 stitches onto your cable needle to the front of your work, knit the next two stitches, then knit the two stitches off of the cable needle).

C4B:  C4B: Cable 4 Back (slip 2 stitches onto your cable needle to the back of your work, knit the next two stitches, then knit the two stitches off of the cable needle).

Pattern:


Cast on 126 Stitches.

Row 1-6: Knit all stitches (for top border).

Row 7: Knit all stitches.

Row 8: K6; Purl to last 6 stitches, K6.

Row 9: K6; *K2, C4B; repeat from * to last 6 stitches; K6.

Row 10: K6; Purl to last 6 stitches, K6.

Row 11: Knit all stitches.

Row 12: K6; Purl to last 6 stitches, K6.

Row 13: K6; *C4F, K2; repeat from * to last 6 stitches; K6.

Row 14:  K6; Purl to last 6 stitches, K6.

Repeat rows 7-14 until work measures 32 inches.

Repeat rows 1-6 to complete bottom border.

Cast off and weave in all loose ends.

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Free Printable http://www.leeleeknits.com/free-printable/ http://www.leeleeknits.com/free-printable/#comments Sun, 11 Feb 2018 23:42:49 +0000 http://www.leeleeknits.com/?p=3987 Knitting is my happy place, and I have a feeling that you feel the same way! Which is why I…

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Knitting is my happy place, and I have a feeling that you feel the same way! Which is why I made this free printable download for you.

Click the button below to get your free download.  Once downloaded,  you will receive a .zip file with an 8X10 print in PDF and JPEG format.  You may print this file anywhere you choose (your personal printer, photo developer, or a professional print shop) and then frame it and hang it up in your craft room or living space!

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Eyelet Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern http://www.leeleeknits.com/eyelet-baby-blanket-knitting-pattern/ http://www.leeleeknits.com/eyelet-baby-blanket-knitting-pattern/#comments Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:48:46 +0000 http://www.leeleeknits.com/?p=3718 When my sister in law announced that she was pregnant with her second child, I was so  excited for her!…

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When my sister in law announced that she was pregnant with her second child, I was so  excited for her! And of course I was also super pumped about dreaming up the perfect baby blanket to knit for the newest addition to our family!

When I come up with a new baby blanket pattern, the first question I ask myself is:  “Will this be fun to make and is it straight forward enough that I can work on it while binge watching Netflix?”  As you know, knitting a blanket is not a quick project!  In my opinion, if you’re going to commit to knitting for hours on end, then it has to be something with a minimal frustration factor.  I want to see my work sitting on my night stand and feel that I can’t wait to pick up where I left off (and also remember where I left off!).

This time I came up with a simple breezy eyelet pattern – which is perfect for a spring baby.  This blanket has a classic seed stitch border and is worked mostly in stockinette stitch, interrupted with rows of eyelet stitches.  Its light, soft, and has a beautiful drape to it that would compliment any nursery.

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this baby blanket below on this page. You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading for $4 USD . 

Purchase the PDF file by clicking the button below.

 

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Simple Eyelet Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern

Here is what you will need to make this baby blanket:


Gauge

5 rows, 5.5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch.

Measurements:

This blanket measures 30″ wide X 41″ long after wet blocking.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

YO, SSK: Yarn Over, Slip, Slip, Knit.

Pattern:


This blanket is worked from the top down.  Cast on 110 Stitches and continue to Top Border.

Top Border:

Create the top border border of the blanket in seed stitch.

Row 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 3: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row.

Continue to Body of Blanket.

Body of Blanket:

Work rows 1-22 nine times (or more for a bigger blanket) to create the body of the blanket.

Row 1: K1, P1, K1, P1; K to last 4 stitches; K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 3: K1, P1, K1, P1; K to last 4 stitches; K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 4: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 5: K1, P1, K1, P1; *YO, SSK; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, K1, P1, K1, P1 (note that your  yarn will be at the front already for the first repetition of the YO, SSK – do not wrap it around the needle again).
Row 6: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 7: K1, P1, K1, P1; K to last 4 stitches; K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 8: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 9: K1, P1, K1, P1; K to last 4 stitches; K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 10: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 11: K1, P1, K1, P1; *YO, SSK; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 12: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1


Row 13: K1, P1, K1, P1; K to last 4 stitches; K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 14: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 15: K1, P1, K1, P1; K to last 4 stitches; K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 16: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 17: K1, P1, K1, P1; K to last 4 stitches; K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 18: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 19: K1, P1, K1, P1; K to last 4 stitches; K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 20: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 21: K1, P1, K1, P1; *YO, SSK; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 22: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1

Continue to End of Body and Bottom Border.

End of Body and Bottom Border

To finish the blanket, we will make the bottom mirror the top:

Row 1: K1, P1, K1, P1; K to last 4 stitches; K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 3: K1, P1, K1, P1; K to last 4 stitches; K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 4: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 5: K1, P1, K1, P1; *YO, SSK; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 6: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 7: K1, P1, K1, P1; K to last 4 stitches; K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 8: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 9: K1, P1, K1, P1; K to last 4 stitches; K1, P1, K1, P1
Row 10: P1, K1, P1, K1; P to last 4 stitches; P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 11: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 12: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 13: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 14: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end of row.

Cast off in pattern and continue to Finishing.

Finishing:

Weave in the loose ends with a yarn needle.

Wet block the blanket to flatten out the stitches and lengthen it to its final measurement of 30” wide X 41” long.  After wet blocking, the stitches will also look more defined and evenly spaced.  Below is a photo of how the blanket will look before and after wet blocking.  If you are not familiar with wet blocking, refer to the following article on the Leelee Knits blog on how to wet block your knitting.

And that is it!  A simple, fun baby blanket pattern that makes the perfect gift for a spring baby!

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Heart Shaped Pillow Crochet Pattern http://www.leeleeknits.com/heart-shaped-pillow-crochet-pattern/ http://www.leeleeknits.com/heart-shaped-pillow-crochet-pattern/#comments Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:27 +0000 http://www.leeleeknits.com/?p=3671 In our family, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating the love in our house.  Its about baking heart shaped cookies with…

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In our family, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating the love in our house.  Its about baking heart shaped cookies with yummy royal icing, and surprising the kids with sweet treats, and lots and lots of hugs!  I have to say, being a mom has transformed Valentine’s Day from one of the most stressful days of the year to one of my favourites!   In honour of the day of love, I have designed a super cute heart shaped pillow for my sweet little girl.  And of course I have written out the pattern to share with you!

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this pillow below on this page.  You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading.  

Purchase the PDF file by clicking the button below.

Heart Pillow Crochet Pattern

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Heart Shaped Pillow Crochet Pattern

What you will need

You will need the following materials to make this super cute pillow:

Measurements

Finished pillow measures 12” tall X 11.5” wide (at the widest part of the heart).

Abbreviations:

SC: Single Crochet

ST: Stitch

SC2Tog: Single Crochet Two Together

Pattern:


This pattern is for one heart shaped pillow.  You will be making 2 flat hearts by following the pattern below and then seaming them together.

Bottom of heart

Chain 2

Row 1: SC in second chain from the hook.  CH1, turn. (1 sts)

Row 2: Work 2 SC in sc from row 1.  CH1, turn. (2 sts)

Row 3: 2 SC in first sc, 1 SC in second sc.  CH1, turn. (3 sts)

Row 4-14: 2 SC in first sc; *1 SC in next sc; repeat from * to last sc; 2 SC in last sc.  CH1, turn.

At this point, the last row of the heart will have 25 sts and your work will look like a wide triangle.  We now start shaping the rounded outer portion of the heart.

Row 15: 1 SC in each sc.  CH1, turn.

Row 16: 2 SC in first sc; *1 SC in next sc; repeat from * to last sc; 2 SC in last sc.  CH1, turn.

Repeat rows 15 and 16 until you have 41 stitches.

Work 5 more rows of: 1 SC in each sc.  CH1, turn.

Decrease the 6th row by one stitch so that there are 40 stitches total:  SC in first 19 sc, SC2Tog, SC in remaining sc. CH1, turn.  Continue to Top of Heart (Right Side). 

Heart Pillow Crochet Pattern

Top of heart (Right Side)

Row 1: 1 SC in first 20 sc. CH1, turn.  (20 sts).

Row 2: 1 SC in each sc.  CH1, turn.  (20 sts).

Row 3: SC2tog; *1 SC in next sc; repeat from * to last two sc, SC2tog.CH1, turn. (18 sts)

Row 4-6:1 SC in each sc.  CH1, turn. (18 sts).

Row 7: SC2tog; *1 SC in next sc; repeat from * to last two sc, SC2tog.CH1, turn. (16 sts).

Row 8: 1 SC in each sc.  CH1, turn. (16 sts).

Row 9: SC2tog; *1 SC in next sc; repeat from * to last two sc, SC2tog. CH1, turn.  (14 sts).

Row 10: 1 SC in each sc.  CH1, turn. (14 sts).

Row 11: SC2tog; *1 SC in next sc; repeat from * to last two sc, SC2tog.  CH1, turn. (12 sts).

Row 12: 1 SC in each sc.

Fasten off and continue to Top of Heart (Left Side). 


Top of heart (Left Side)

The left side is worked in the remaining 20 stitches of the last row full row of the heart.  Starting at the 21st SC of the last full row, attach yarn and:

Row 1: 1 SC in each remaining 20 sc. CH1, turn.  (20 sts).

Row 2: 1 SC in each sc.  CH1, turn.  (20 sts).

Row 3: SC2tog; *1 SC in next sc; repeat from * to last two sc, SC2tog. CH1, turn. (18 sts)

Row 4-6:1 SC in each sc.  CH1, turn. (18 sts).

Row 7: SC2tog; *1 SC in next sc; repeat from * to last two sc, SC2tog. CH1, turn. (16 sts).

Row 8: 1 SC in each sc.  CH1, turn. (16 sts).

Row 9: SC2tog; *1 SC in next sc; repeat from * to last two sc, SC2tog. CH1, turn. (14 sts).

Row 10: 1 SC in each sc.  CH1, turn. (14 sts).

Row 11: SC2tog; *1 SC in next sc; repeat from * to last two sc, SC2tog. CH1, turn. (12 sts).

Row 12: 1 SC in each sc.

Fasten off.  You can embroider on some eyes and mouth like the pillow in the photo, or you can just leave your heart as it is.

Once you have two flat hearts,  sew up the edges (it’s a good idea to pin the hearts together first).  When the pillow is almost completely seamed shut, stuff it generously with poly-fil.  For this step, its important to stuff the pillow as evenly as possible.   You can mould the shape of the heart with how you stuff it – so take the time to do this part right.  It will make all the difference in how your finished pillow looks and feels.  Once you are happy with the shape, and have made sure that there are no lumps, finish sewing up the pillow.  Fasten off and pull in all loose ends to the inside with a crochet hook.

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Reading Socks Free Knitting Pattern

I have been hoping to post a sock pattern for such a long time!  I love hand knit socks so much – there’s nothing cozier than soft, custom sized socks to keep your toes warm in the cold winter months.  The pattern I am posting today is for an extra thick and warm pair of slipper socks – sometimes called cabin socks or reading socks.

These socks are made with bulky weight yarn so they knit up super quick too.  I chose to use Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn for a couple of reasons.  First, I wanted a durable acrylic yarn that would be easy to wash.  Second, this yarn is the softest acrylic yarn I know of.  My feet are sensitive and I hate the feel of scratchy material – which makes this yarn the perfect choice.

I knit my socks from the toe up, using the magic loop method with circular knitting needles.  I have tried to write out the pattern so that those of you who prefer double pointed needles can easily modify it.

I have written out and posted the free pattern for these cozy socks below on this page. You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading for $4 USD . 

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Cozy Slipper Socks Knitting Pattern

Here is what you will need to make these warm slipper socks:

  • Size 7 (4.5mm) circular knitting needles
  • Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky yarn:
    • Colour A – Ballet Pink (90 yards)
    • Colour B – Champagne white (149 yards).
  • Scissors.
  • Yarn Needle.
  • Ruler or tape measure.
  • Detachable stitch marker.




Gauge

4.5 stitches, 6 rows = 1″ in stockinette stitch.

Size:

Made to fit an adult lady’s feet.  Length of foot can be customized in pattern.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

K2Tog: Knit Two Together decrease

SSK: Slip, Slip, Knit decrease

Kfb: Knit Front and Back increase

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Notes:

These socks are worked from the toe up, using the Magic Loop technique and circular 32″ knitting needles.  If you prefer, you can alter the pattern for double pointed needles.

You will need to know the following techniques to knit these socks.  If you do not know these techniques, please follow the links and read/watch the tutorials before you begin.

Pattern:




Toe:

With Colour A and using Judy’s Magic Cast On, cast on 10 stitches (5 stitches on each needle).

Round 1:

On each needle: K1, kfb, knit to last 2 stitches, kfb, k1 (increased a total of 4 stitches).  Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.

Round 2:

On each needle: Knit each stitch.

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until you have a total of 19 stitches on each needle (total of 38 stitches). Your work should look like the photo below.

 

Foot:

Switch to Colour B and knit every round until your work measures 2 inches less than the length of the foot (length of foot is from top of toes to end of heel).  The remaining two inches will be made up when you work the heel.  For example, my feet measure 9.5 inches so I work the foot until the total length of the sock is 7.5 inches long (including the toe part).

Heel Placement:

This pattern uses the afterthought heel technique.  This requires using some waste yarn to hold the placement of the heel so that the rest of the sock can be completed before coming back to finish the heel.

To place the afterthought heel, continue to knit across Needle 1 (top of the foot).

The stitches on Needle 2 are the second half of the stitches for the bottom of the foot.  This is where we use the waste yarn to hold the heel stitches until we can come back to work the heel.  Let go of your working yarn (leave it attached) and knit with the waste yarn across Needle 2.  Turn your work and purl back to create another row, and then turn and knit one more row so that you have 3 rows with the waste yarn to hold the stitches for the heel.  Cut your waste yarn, leaving a bit of a tail.

The stitches must now be transferred back to the left needle so that you can continue to work in the round.  Slip each stitch back onto left needle and pick up the working yarn. Knit across Needle 2 to complete the round.  You now have one round complete that holds the stitches for the heel and can continue on to work the leg of the sock.

Leg:

Knit every round until you have completed 4 inches for the leg. Continue to Cuff.

Cuff:

Work 10 rounds of K1, P1 ribbing.  Bind off in pattern using Russian Bind Off technique.

Heel:

Hold the sock so that the toe end is facing you, and the cuff is facing away from you.

Pick up the stitches back onto your needle by inserting the needle under the front leg of each stitch directly under or over the waste yarn stitches. Carefully remove the waste yarn.  Once you have picked up each stitch, you will notice that there is a gap on each end.  See photo below.

To close the gap, you will need to pick up two extra stitches.

With Colour A, starting on the bottom needle, insert the free needle into the centre of the stitch one stitch down from the stitches on the top needle and through the strand connecting the last stitch to the top needle.  Knit these two stitches together to create the first extra stitch.  Insert the needle into the next stitch in the gap and the stitch connecting the first stitch to the bottom needle and knit the second extra stitch.  See photos below for what your work should look like.

Knit across the bottom needle.  You will have 21 stitches on the needle.

Repeat the above steps for Needle 2 so that you have 21 stitches on Needle 2 and a total of 42 stitches.

Now that we have closed the gap, we can decrease the extra two stitches in the next round.

Needle 1: K2Tog, K2Tog, Knit the remaining stitches (19 stitches).

Needle 2: K2Tog, K2Tog, Knit the remaining stitches (19 stitches).

We can now work on shaping the heel.

Round 1:

On each needle: K1, SSK, knit to last 3 stitches, K2Tog, K1 (decreased a total of 4 stitches).

Round 2:

On each needle: Knit each stitch.

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until there are 7 stitches remaining on each needle (total of 14 stitches).

Cut the yarn leaving an 8-10 inch tail and graft the stitches together using the Kitchner Stitch.  Secure and weave in all loose ends.

Repeat for the second sock and you have a pair of comfy cozy socks to keep you warm all winter long.

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Its been a while since I posted a crochet throw/afghan pattern.  I’m not sure why, since blankets are my favourite thing to make! I love how they keep me warm while I work on them.  And we are always in need of more blankets to snuggle up under in our household.

This is a fun project for anyone who loves the look of cables.  The resulting blanket is not only beautiful to look at, but also super snuggly and warm.

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this cabled throw below on this page.  You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading.  

Purchase the PDF file for $4 USD by clicking the button below.

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Timeless Cabled Throw Crochet Pattern

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make this blanket:

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Measurements

Finished blanket measures: 33″ Wide X 59″ Long

Special Stitches:

Front Post Treble Crochet (FPtr): Yarn over 2 times, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through two loops on hook] 3 times.

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.

Pattern:


Please don’t be intimidated by the many rows in the instructions.  Rows 1- 3 are only worked one time – and row 3 may look scary, but that is the most complicated row of the pattern and you only have to do it once.  I would recommend that before you start working on the blanket, to try out the pattern on a smaller swatch.   As well, I have created a video tutorial for a similar (but not exactly the same) stitch that I used to create the Crochet Cabled Throw Pillow Pattern.  This video tutorial should make you much more comfortable with crocheting cables.

If you would like to make this blanket larger or smaller, you can chain a multiple of 14 plus 15.

Chain 85.

Row 1 (RS): HDC in third chain from hook and in each remaining chain. CH2 (counts as first hdc of following row) and turn.

Row 2: HDC in next stitch and in each remaining stitch until the end of the row.  CH2 and turn.

Row 3: HDC in next 3 hdc,  *skip next 3 hdc, work FPtr around each hdc one row below the next 3 hdc (Row 1); working in front of the 3 FPtr just made, work FPtr around each hdc one row below the 3 skipped hdc (this will form the twisty part of the cable); HDC in next 3 hdc, FPdc around each hdc one row below next 2 hdc, HDC in next 3 hdc; repeat from * until the last 10 stitches.  Skip next 3 hdc, work FPtr around hdc one row below next 3 hdc; working in front of the 3 FPtr just made, work FPtr around hdc one row below the 3 skipped hdc; HDC in next 4 hdc.  CH2 and turn.

Row 4:  HDC in next stitch and in each remaining stitch until the end of the row.  CH2 and turn.

Row 5:  HDC in next 3 hdc, *work FPdc around next 6 FPtr, HDC in next 3 hdc, FPdc around next 2 FPdc, HDC in next 3 hdc; repeat from * until the last 10 stitches.  Work FPdc around next 6 FPtr, HDC in next 4 hdc.  CH2 and turn.

Row 6:  HDC in next stitch and in each remaining stitch until the end of the row.  CH2 and turn.

Row 7:  HDC in next 3 hdc, *work FPdc around next 6 FPdc,HDC in next 3 hdc, FPdc around next 2 FPdc, HDC in next 3 hdc; repeat from * until the last 10 stitches.  Work FPdc around next 6 FPdc, HDC in next 4 hdc.  CH2 and turn.

Row 8:  HDC in next stitch and in each remaining stitch until the end of the row.  CH2 and turn.

Row 9: HDC in next 3 hdc, *skip next 3 FPdc, work FPtr around next 3 FPdc; working in front of FPtr just made, work FPtr around each skipped FPdc; HDC in next 3 hdc, FPdc around next 2 FPdc, HDC in next 3 hdc; repeat from * until the last 10 stitches.  Skip next 3 FPdc, work FPtr around next 3 FPdc; working in front of FPtr just made, work FPtr around each skipped FPdc; HDC in next 4 hdc.  CH2 and turn.

Repeat rows 4-9 until your work measures approximately 57 inches (or desired length).  Work one last row of only HDC before starting the border.

Border and Finishing:


Work 1 round around the border of the blanket evenly in single crochet.  Make sure that you do 3 SC in each corner of the blanket (or your edges will be too tight and curl inwards).  When working down the sides, work one loose SC in each ch2 space.

Once you have completed one round of single crochet, join with a slip stitch and work one round of HDC in each SC (making sure to work 3 HDC in each corner to keep edges from curling in).  Join with a slip stitch, fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and if so please share on social media so that others can try it out as well!  And check out the free pattern to make a matching throw pillow by clicking on the photo below!

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Decorative Potholder Crochet Pattern http://www.leeleeknits.com/decorative-potholder-crochet-pattern/ http://www.leeleeknits.com/decorative-potholder-crochet-pattern/#comments Sun, 29 Oct 2017 22:09:10 +0000 http://www.leeleeknits.com/?p=2944 Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase…

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This year I have decided to stay ahead of the holidays. I’ve been shopping for presents and collecting random decor items so that when the fun times arrive, I can actually sit back and enjoy the season. I love having a beautiful table setting, so I decided to make my own potholders in festive colours.

If the stitch looks familiar to you, that’s because its the bumpy rows stitch that I used in the Cozy and Free Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern.  The moment I discovered this stitch, I thought it would make a wonderful potholder stitch because of the bumpy and dense fabric it creates –  perfect to protect your table and so pretty to look at too!

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this potholder below on this page. You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading.  

Purchase the PDF file for $4 USD by clicking the button below.

Decorative Potholder Crochet Pattern

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make these potholders:

Measurements

Each potholder measures 8″ X 8″

Pattern


Chain 34 (or a multiple of 4 + 2).

Row 1: SC in second chain from hook and in each remaining chain; CH 2, turn.

Row 2: 3 DC in first sc;  *Skip next 3 sc, (SC, 3DC) in next sc; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, skip 3 sc, SC in last sc; CH 2, turn.

Row 3: 3 DC in first sc; *Skip next 3 dc, (SC, 3DC) in next sc; repeat from * to last sc; SC in top of turning chain; CH2, turn.

Repeat row 3 until your work measures 7 inches (should look square) and continue on to border.

Border:


Work 2 rounds around the border of the potholder evenly in single crochet.  Make sure that you do 3 SC in each corner of the border (or your edges will be too tight and curl inwards).  If you don’t know how to do a single crochet border, this wonderful article explains it in detail.

When you have completed two rounds,  work a slip stitch into the next stitch and chain 20.  Secure back into the same stitch with a slip stitch to create the hook.  Fasten off and weave in the ends!

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