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Monday, June 24, 2013

Crochet Baby Blanket for Great-Niece Bailey Elizabeth with Headband, Booties and Mittens

CROCHET BABY BLANKET FOR GREAT-NIECE BAILEY ELIZABETH
HEADBAND, BOOTIES AND MITTENS

created by Janet Marie Ethridge (formerly Marston-McGregor)
May, 2013

I used my baby blanket pattern that is posted on this blog and on my Ravelry site, but changed the border and the yarn color - turned out adorable.  Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

I also used my baby booties and mittens patterns which are also on this blog and Ravelry - just changed the yarn color and added pink ribbon on the toes.  Crochet Baby Mittens  /  Crochet Baby Booties-Socks

The Headband I made up as I went along, didn't write it down.









Monday, May 13, 2013

FREE CROCHET PATTERN - Baby Blanket with Picot Shell Border



JANET MARIE'S CROCHET BABY BLANKET WITH PICOT SHELL BORDER
designed and created by Janet Marie Ethridge (formerly Marston-McGregor)
posted on 05/13/2013


Please do not sell this pattern - you may sell what you make, share the pattern and/or post back to this site.


I used Red Heart Baby Sport in multi-colored yarn and trimmed in a lavender picot shell border -
all #3 medium size yarn

With size J Hook, CH100 or however as wide as you want in multiples of 2  

ROW 1 - DC in 5th CH from Hook, DC, CH2, SC, SKIP next 2, do *2DC, CH2, SC* across to end; at the end of the row, CH4, turn  
ROW 2 and thereafter - 2DC in 1st CH space, CH2, SC, SKIP next 2, repeat * till blanket is as long as you want it; fasten off.  

NOTE - sometimes it is hard for me to describe what I do, since I make it up as I go, so please feel free to ask questions or let me know if the pattern needs to be revised.  Thank you!  

BORDER: First, do DC in every open space with (2DC, CH1, 2DC) in every corner. 
Then, between each DC, do the shell - 2DC, (picot = CH2, go back in bottom of 1st CH), 2DC all around blanket (with shell, CH2, shell in every corner); fasten off.

Crochet Baby Girl Set (for niece Bonnie's Baby Girl) - Blanket, Booties, Mittens and Cap-Hat

May 13, 2013

Made a beautiful Baby Girl set for my niece Bonnie's new baby girl in Texas.  I used my own hat, booties and mittens pattern that is on this site also made a new blanket pattern (pending).

YES - I do commission work - email me if you would like me to make one for you.



(complete adorable set)

(baby booties/socks)

(baby hat with flower on top instead of pompom)

(precious mittens)

(blanket, booties, mittens and hat)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Big Red Afghan Blanket

finished 09/16/2012

HOLY MOLY!  This turned out much bigger and better than I thought it would.  I used a pattern called "Simple Times" - used larger hook and thicker yarn - by the time I finished it, it was big enough to go across my king-sized bed - this was a lot of detail, but easier than it looks - I originally planned for it to go on my sofa or recliner.  It is done in one piece - plan to make more in different colors.




Tulip Dishcloths (Pink, White, Green)

finished 09/02/2012

I created these using a vintage pattern - used pink/white/green to match my vintage dishes

turned out cute


Pineapple Fan Shawl-Wrap (Light Blue)

finished 09/05/2012

This Light Blue shawl turned out gorgeous - used an old vintage doily pattern, using larger hook and thicker yarn (might keep this one for myself)


Pineapple Fan Shawl-Wrap (Lavendar-Lilac)

finished 08/21/2012

I created this beautiful shawl-wrap using an old vintage doily/chair pattern - by using thicker yarn and larger hook, it becomes a beautiful shawl - this one is in lilac/lavendar (light purple)

It turned out so great that my friends and family want one for Christmas - started on those already.




White Crochet Pineapple Centerpiece-Table Topper (for kitchen table)

finished 09/01/2012

I created this large centerpiece/table topper using an old vintage pattern - but used much thicker yarn and larger hook - looks great on my kitchen table


Red Crochet Pineapple Table Topper

finished 10/06/2012

I created this table topper using an old vintage doily pattern - tweaked it by using thicker yarn and larger hook - looks great with my Fall Candy Dish!

FREE KNIT PATTERN - Kitchen Towel

JANET MARIE'S KNIT KITCHEN TOWEL
designed and created by Janet Marie Marston-McGregor
posted on 11/05/2012

Please do not sell this pattern - you may sell what you make,
share the pattern and/or post back to this site.


Size 8 Needles (I used circulars)
Red and White Cotton Yarn (or 2 colors of your choice)
Scissors
Crochet Hook Size H (optional)
Button (for the holder)

With Size 8 Needles, CO 30.
--KNIT first 3 rows in RED
--then, with WHITE, alternate KNIT one row, PEARL one row, KNITTING first 2 and last 2 stitches of every row for about 3-4 inches,
--**switch to RED, and KNIT every row till you have the desired ribbing - approx 5 rows if you want 3 ribs**,
--switch back to WHITE, and alternate KNIT/PEARL for about 10 inches,
--then switch back to RED and repeat**,
--then switch back to WHITE and alternate KNIT/PEARL for about 3-4 inches,
--then switch back to RED, KNIT the next 3 rows
--KNIT 2TOG at beginning and end of each row till you have 8 stitches left (this will be your holder).
--KNIT till piece measures at least 6 inches long, BIND OFF
--then, take yarn on CROCHET HOOK and CH 10, then attach to end of row - do SC across CH for 2 more rows, then fasten off (this will be your button hole - you can make this smaller for smaller buttons by decreasing the CH)
--attach button where you want it
--OPTIONAL - take Crochet hook and trim around towel with RED, using SC - FINISHED!



Sunday, October 14, 2012

FREE KNIT PATTERN - BASIC KNIT RIB SCARF

JANET MARIE'S BASIC KNIT RIB SCARF
designed and created by Janet Marie Marston-McGregor
posted on 10/14/2012

Please do not sell this pattern - you may sell what you make, share the pattern and/or post back to this site.

size will be approx 7-8 feet long by 3.5 inches wide without fringe (by using nylon, it stretches to double the size)

Items you will need:
--approx 200 yds of 50% nylon / 50% acrylic yarn (or other yarn if you desire)
--size 8 needles (I used circulars)
--size H crochet hook (to weave in ends)
--scissors

NOTE - I knit and crochet tight, so you may want to use size 7 or 6 needles
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CAST ON 26. 
KNIT 3 ROWS for border.  
ROW 1 = K2, P2
ROW 2 = P2, K2  
REPEAT ROWS 1 and 2 till desired length, then KNIT 3 ROWS for border, then BIND OFF - leave enough yarn for fringe
(TIP = I like to cut my fringe strings off before I start knitting, that way, I will can just knit till I run out of yarn)  

FRINGE: cut 14 sets of 3 strands as long as you want - I cut mine approximately 12 inches long - then put 7 sets of 3 on each end of the scarf









FREE KNIT PATTERN - ALPACA BASKETWEAVE SCARF

JANET MARIE'S KNIT ALPACA BASKETWEAVE SCARF
designed and created by Janet Marie Marston-McGregor
posted on 10/14/2012



Please do not sell this pattern - you may sell what you make, share the pattern and/or post back to this site.



size will be approx 6-7 feet long by 5.5 inches wide without fringe


Items you will need: --approx 200 yds of 3-ply fingering alpaca yarn (or other yarn if you desire)
--size 8 needles (I used circulars)
--size H crochet hook (to weave in ends)
--scissors

NOTE - I knit and crochet tight, so you may want to use size 7 or 6 needles

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Cast on 27 (for multiples of 3 plus 6 for the trim)

KNIT first 4 rows and last4 rows for trim on each end (I do not count these rows in the basketweave counting)

(TRIM) = KNIT first 3 and last 3 stitches of every row

KINIT 4 ROWS (for border)

ROW 1 = K3 (for trim), K3, P3 across till 3 stitches left, then K3 (for trim)
ROW 2 = K3 (for trim), P3, K3 across till 3 stitches left, then K3 (for trim)

REPEAT ROWS 1 and 2 until you have 360 basketweave rows, then K 4 rows (for border); bind off

FRINGE:
cut 18 sets of 3 strands approx 12 inches long or however long you want - use crochet hook to add 9 sets of fringe on each end of scarf.



  









Sunday, November 27, 2011

HOLIDAY-CHRISTMAS BEAR

I have a "rescued" teddy bear that needed an outfit - so I custom made a little knit sweater, hat/beanie/cap and crochet scarf.

Sometimes I will rescue a bear that needs a new home - especially when they have such a cute face!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

FREE CROCHET PATTERN - Ribbed Scarf

JANET MARIE'S CROCHET RIBBED SCARF
designed and created by Janet Marie Marston-McGregor
posted on 11/20/2011

I designed this scarf a few years ago - decided to post the pattern - it is very easy and makes up fairly quick.  ENJOY!

With size K hook (or whatever size you choose - I crochet tight - so I tend to use larger hooks) - CH till measures at least 5-6 feet (or longer) - no need to count unless you want to.

HDC in 3rd CH from hook - HDC across; CH2, turn
**HDC in back loops only - all the way across; CH2 turn**
REPEAT ** till desired width; fasten off

add trim of your choice - I added fringe

it's THAT EASY!



Please do not sell this pattern - you may sell what you make, share the pattern and/or post back to this site. 

This one was made with Red Heart Pink Camo yarn - any yarn will work.


This one was made using Plymouth Encore Tweed:



Thursday, November 10, 2011

FREE TUNISIAN PATTERN - Kitchen Towel-Cloth

TUNISIAN KITCHEN TOWEL-CLOTH
designed and created by Janet Marie Marston-McGregor
posted on November 10, 2011

(finished size is about 13x16.5)

I used 100% cotton Lily Sugar and Cream yarn for this project - works great for kitchens - very absorbent - and the tunisian crochet-knit stitch is very dense - can also be used for potholder.

You will need size K tunisian hook and at least 1 skein of each color you choose - I used cones, so if you use the small cotton skeins, get 2 of each color, just in case.

NOTE - Tunisian tends to curl - by beginning with a few SC rows will help your towel to NOT curl - PLUS, if you still see you are curling too much - go back and use a larger hook, like L

ALSO - stop every few rows and pull and shape your piece - will also help with curling

With size K (or L) tunisian hook, CH31

(WHITE)
ROW 1 - SC in next CH, SC across (30 CH)

(RED)
next 4 ROWS - TC

(WHITE)
next 2 ROWS - TC

repeat till you have 8 rows of RED and 7 rows of white - will END with a RED row

(WHITE) next ROW - SC across; CH1, turn
When you are starting your SC rows, go down to the bottom of the last TC stitch - you will avoid having holes - if you have questions - feel free to email me and I will try to help.

TRIM:
*SC around towel, with corners being (2SC, CH1, 2SC) - if this is too loose; join; CH1*, turn
REPEAT SC around towel again - if you want more rounds, repeat till don; join and fasten off

Please do not sell this pattern - you may use it (sell what you make), share it with others - and link back to this site!   Be a blessing to others - especially in today's economy.


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