Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Zig Zag Crochet Baby Blanket - Free Pattern!

Zig Zag Crochet Baby Blanket (FREE Pattern)

Have you ever wanted to learn filet crochet but find the way the patterns are written to be confusing? Now is your chance to try!

I found the most adorable baby blanket pattern on Pinterest one night and ran out immediately to buy yarn. The Hopscotch Crochet BabyBlanket pattern by Little Things Blogged was exactly what I wanted to make for June 2017 baby. Light and airy but also visually appealing. I found the pattern hard to read so I rewrote it with counts instead of the traditional filet crochet language. Feel free to make this gorgeous blanket in any color scheme, I'd love to see your creations!



Supplies Needed
2 skeins each of Bernat Softee Baby in Mint & Flannel and Lion Brand Baby Soft in White
(or any DK yarn or your choice)
3.5 mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

Abbreviations
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sk - skip
sc - single crochet
rsc - reverse single crochet
dc - double crochet
*---* - repeat

Blanket

With white, ch 147
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, 9 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: 6 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times. 10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times, 4 dc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times, 4 dc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 5: 6 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times, 10 dc, ch 2, dc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 6: Ch 2, sk 2, dc, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times, 7 dc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 7: 3 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times. Ch 2, turn.
Row 8: 3 dc, ch 2, sk 2, ch2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times. Ch 2, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 9 times, 7 dc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 10: 9 dc, ch 2, sk 2, ch 2, *10 dc, ch 2, sk 2, dc, ch 2, sk 2* 8 times, 10 dc. Ch 2 turn.

Repeat Rows 1-10 switching colors every 10 rows until your blanket is the size you want.
I did three repeats of White, Flannel, Mint.
*Omit the "Ch 2, turn" in your last row of the blanket, fasten off and weave in ends.

Border

Row 1: With Flannel, sc evenly around the entire edge of your blanket putting 3 sc in each corner, sl st to beginning sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, reverse single crochet around, sl st to first rsc. Fasten off, weave in ends.







Your finished blanket should measure 33.5 inches tall by 28.5 inches wide.

Thank You Little Things Blogged for the beautiful pattern!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Crochet Pattern Release! Bunny Lovey/Security Blanket!

Hot off the presses is a new Bunny Lovey/Security Blanket Pattern!
I was inspired by a vintage baby blanket pattern and fell in the love with the filet crochet so much that I decided I needed to make my own lovey pattern. 


You can find the pattern on Etsy, Ravelry, and Craftsy.



You can also find ready to ship Bunny Security Blankets in my etsy shop.


The color combinations are endless! I hope you have fun making your very own Bunny Lovey/Security Blanket.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Unicorn Doll Crochet Pattern!

My newest crochet pattern is now available on Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry!




This adorable doll would be the perfect addition to any Easter Basket :)

Follow me on Instagram @austeretwistcrochet for more pattern and product updates.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New Pattern Alert!


I'm super excited to release my first amigurumi pattern, the Mini Mermaid Doll!

You can find it here in my etsy shop.
Here in my Craftsy pattern store.
And here on Ravelry.

This adorable mini doll will swim her way into everyone's heart! 

Fully customizable! 

Pattern comes with instructions for the mini doll, mermaid tail, and bikini. 

Finished doll measures 7.5 inches (without tail).

Printable PDF Pattern, 3 pages, with photo tutorials.










Sunday, June 12, 2016

Mustache Coaster!

* Mustache Coaster *
Just in time for Father's Day!
Austere Twist © 2016
*Copyright Notice* You may sell items made from this pattern, however, I ask that you give credit to my store and please provide a link to my shop for the pattern. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, copying the pattern, or images from the pattern is prohibited.

What you'll need:
5mm & 3.75mm crochet hook
Red Heart (or any worsted weight yarn) - Black, grey, and 4 coordinating colors
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations:
beg - beginning
sp - space
st(s) - stitch
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet

Pattern Notes:
Coaster is worked in the round. Mustache is sewn on top.

*Coaster*
Start with a magic circle.
Round 1: Ch 2, 12 dc in magic circle. Sl st to beg dc. (12dc)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2dc in same sp and in each dc around. Sl st to beg dc. (24dc)

Round 3: Ch 2, 1dc in same sp, 2dc in next dc. Repeat (1dc, 2dc) around. Sl st to beg dc. (36dc)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

*Edging*
Round 1: With new color, sl st in any dc, ch 1, sc in next 2 dc, 2sc in next dc. Repeat (1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st) around. (48sc)

Round 2: Sl st to beg sc, sl st in each sc around. Sl st to beg sl st. (49 sl sts)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

*Mustache*
I modified this pattern from Makes & Takes by working my stitches into the backbone of the chain.


Leave a long tail at the beginning and the end of the mustache (about 7 inches) for sewing.

*Finishing*
Carefully sew the mustache to the surface of your coaster.

Weave in any loose ends.

All done!

Repeat this pattern 3 more times to finish the set.

**You may sell products made from this pattern. I only ask that you link my pattern in your listing. Thank you! **



Enjoy!

You can also download the pdf version from Craftsy and Ravelry.

This posted was featured on Skip To My Lou:  Made by You Mondays



Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New Pattern Alert!

Introducing the Stellar Dishcloth!


It's perfect for all skill levels and comes with a full step by step photo tutorial.


These dishcloths work up quick and would make a wonderful gift!


What you'll need to complete this pattern:

1.25oz/60 yards Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn 
(about half a skein of Lily Sugar & Cream) 
6mm/J crochet hook (or hook to obtain gauge)
Yarn needle 
Scissors


You can purchase this pattern on Craftsy, Etsy, and through Ravelry!


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tentacle Scarf Pattern!

Hot off the presses (of my laptop) is my new Tentacle Scarf Pattern!  Available now in my etsy store for only $4.oo!


This pattern works up super quick and would make a wonderful gift.  It's also great for all skill levels!