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8 balls Stitch.Rock.Love Sheep(ish) for Caron (70% Acrylic/30% Wool ; 167 yds/153 m) yarn in colors: (A) Magenta(ish), (B) Chartreuse(ish), (C) Pumpkin(ish), (D) Robin’s Egg(ish), (E) Black(ish), (F) Taupe(ish), (G) Red(ish), (H) Turquoise(ish)
Size US J hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)
39” x 36” (97 1/2” x 90 cm)
13 sts x 6 rows= 4” (10 cm) in patt stitch
3DCtog: Decrease 3 stitches in to one by double-crocheting them together.
With Color A, Ch 130.
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook, * DC in each of 5 ch, 3DCtog over next 3 ch, DC in each of 5 ch, [DC, ch, DC] in next ch, repeat from *, ending with 2 DC in last ch. Turn.
Row 2: 3ch, DC in front loop of first DC, * DC in front loop of each of 5 dc, 3DCtog, over front loops of next 3 DC, DC in front loop of each of 5 DC, [DC, ch, DC] in ch sp, repeat from *, ending with 2 DC in 3rd of 3 ch. Turn.
Row 3: As for Row 2, but working in the BACK loops of stitches.
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until blanket measures 36” (90 cm) and switching to Colors B, C, D, E, F, G & H every 4 rows for the first half of blanket, and every 2 rows for the 2nd half, ending with 4 rows of Color A. Use Color Stripe Chart as a guide.
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Father’s Day is on Sunday, so it’s time to get crafty! Here’s a quick-and-easy project I designed for PBSParents.org. All your child needs is a frame, glue, some of my Sheep(ish) yarn, and some help from mom to create a photo memory that’s perfect for pops! Get instructions here.
My latest Sheep(ish) design is up as a free pattern on Caron.com! The Baby Granny Hat for the craft-dexterous–the body of the hat is made from crocheted, granny squares that are sewn together. The band and crown are then knit. This is a great, portable project to work on at the pool this summer. Whip it up now, so it’ll be ready for the Fall!
Rnd 1: Using A, ch 4, join with a sl st in 1st ch. Sc 6 times in center ring. Joins with a sl st. (6 sts)
Use tails & tapestry needle to sew pieces together (follow photo as a guide). Weave in ends.
Over the weekend Surviving Christmas came on TBS as we were decorating our tree. I definitely wouldn’t call it a holiday classic (man, 2003-2004 was a rough movie-making time for Ben Affleck), but it does have a great cast and plenty o’ featured knitwear!