Koala Lovey – Free Crochet Pattern

It’s Pattern Day!

Are you ready, do you have your yarn?

close up of koala lovey

GET THE YARN

Scheepjes Cahlista is an aran weight yarn, made with 100% cotton. I’m using two balls of colour 074 Mercury, and you will also need a single ball of the complementary colour. Have a look at the Scheepjes Website for colour inspiration and stockists, there are more than 100 colours to choose from!

You can order the yarn online from my local yarn store Caro’s Atelier*.

Internationally there’s Wool Warehouse* (global shipping) and if in the US check out Dot’s Yarn Den.

Note: this version of the pattern uses UK terms. If you would like to access US terms or printable PDFs in both UK and US terms, you can purchase the patterns from either Ravelry or Lovecrafts.com for a small fee.

Please share your projects using #KoalaLovey in the socials and tag me everywhere!

Let’s go!

Materials

MC: Scheepjes Cahlista in 074 Mercury – 2 balls (100% cotton, aran weight, 50g, 85m)
CC: Scheepjes Cahlista in your choice – 1 ball (100% cotton, aran weight, 50g, 85m)
Scrap black, preferably Scheepjes Cahlista – about 2 metres
I used 385 Chrystalline and 256 Cornelia Rose in my samples.
4mm hook (amigurumi parts)
6mm hook (mini-blanket)
5mm hook (border of mini-blanket)
Toy filling (or you can stuff the head with scrap yarn or anything you have at home that will be a bit squishy)

Tension

Mini-blanket: 16 rows and 17sts over 10 cm in YUdc

Head: not important, but stitches should be tight, so use at least a hook size down from what the yarn recommends.

Measurements

Mini-blanket – 30 x 30cm blocked

Abbreviations

(UK terms)
Ch chain
MR magic ring
Ss slip stitch
St(s) stitch(es)
Ch chain
Dc double crochet
DcInc double crochet increase (2 sts increased in 1 st)
Dec double crochet decrease (1 st worked decreased over 2 sts)
HtrInc half treble crochet increase (2 sts increased in 1 st)
Tr treble crochet
YUdc yarn under double crochet
MC main colour
CC contrast colour.
Rep repeat
Pm place marker
Rm remove marker
Flo front loop only
Blo back loop only

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked both amigurumi style in continuous rounds (with no joining) and sewn together to make the koala’s head, and also back and forth in rows using the yarn under colourwork technique to make the mini-blanket.

Work instructions inside parentheses (…) the indicated number of times.

Special Abbreviation

YUdc (yarn under double crochet) is a colourwork technique using two strands of working yarn. To work the stitch insert hook with mc, yoh, pull up a loop, with cc yoh from front to back (keeping cc in front of mc), with mc yoh, pull through 3 loops.

Check out the short instruction vid here.

Instructions

Koala head

Working in rounds, with MC and 4mm hook

Round 1 6dc in MR (mark first st and move marker up each round to keep track of starting point) (6)
Round 2 6dcinc (12)
Round 3 (inc, dc) six times (18)
Round 4 (inc, 2dc) six times (24)
Round 5 (inc, 3dc) six times (30)
Round 6 (inc, 4dc) six times (36)
Round 7-17 36dc (36)
Round 18 dec twice, pm second dec, 14dc, dec twice, pm second dec, 13dc, dec, rm. (32)
Round 19 dec, pm, 12dc, dec twice, rm, pm second dec, 11dc, dec, ss. (28)

Cut yarn, leave tail long enough to sew top shut when assembling.

Ear

(make 2)
Working in rounds, with MC and 4mm hook

Round 1 6dc in MR (6)
Round 2 6dcinc (12)
Round 3 (inc, dc) six times (18)
Round 4 inc, pm in second st of inc, 8dc, inc, pm in second st of inc, 9dc (20) (starting point is moved by 1st )
Round 5 20dc
Round 6 inc, pm in second st of inc, 9dc, inc, pm in second st of inc, 10dc (22) (starting point is moved by 1 st)
Round 7-10 22dc. Ss (22)

Cut yarn and leave tail to sew to head when assembling.

close up of koala lovey head ready for assembly

Nose

Working in rounds, with black and 4mm hook

Round 1 6dc in MR (6)
Round 2 6dcinc (12)
Round 3 (3htrinc, 3dc) twice, ss to join (18)

Cut yarn, leave long tail to sew to head and make eyes.

Mini Blanket

Working back and forth in rows using both MC and CC, 6mm hook

See short video tutorial here.

Row 1 MC, ch42
Row 2 YUdc in third loop and each ch across to end (40)
Row 3 ch1 (does not count as a st), YUDC to end (40)
Row 4-42 rep row 3 (40)

Cut MC and continue working the border in CC.

Border

Working in rounds 5 and 6mm hooks

Round 1 turn, with 6mm hook, work 40ss loosely across to corner, ch1, 40ss across the rows (note, there are two more rows than border sts, so you will need to “lose” two sts). Continue around to end and ch1 and ss to 1st st of the round.
Round 2 change to 5mm hook, ch2, working into the ss, [tr to corner ch (tr, ch1 tr) in flo of corner ch], rep around to end, ss to join. Cut yarn.
Round 3 flip your work so the back is facing you, ss to join at a corner, ch2, tr in the back of the ss from round 1, rep round 2.
Round 4 now we’ll join the two rounds. Ch1, dc in the flo of round 3 sts and the corresponding blo from round 2 sts to join the two rounds together. Rep to corner, 3dc in the corner ch, then rep all the way round to end. Ss to join, cut yarn, weave in ends and block.

Assembly

pieces of koala lovey head to be assembled

Position nose 7 rounds below opening at mid-point between markers, sew to head.  Make eyes 1 st to the side of the nose, 3 sts wide and slightly angled (1 round) upwards at the outer side. Fasten the eye loop on row below to fix it in place.

close up of koala lovey nose for assembly
close up of koala lovey eye and nose for assembly

Stuff the head with toy filling and sew shut. Attach ears to side of head on an angle, 3 sts in from the sides of the sewn shut head.

close up of koala lovey eye, ear and nose for assembly

Sew the head to the middle of the blanket, either using the leftover yarn tails, or a new length of yarn, using round 3 of the head as your guide.

close up of koala lovey head
Koala lovey crochet toy lying on a bed
Koala lovey crochet toy lying on a bed
Koala lovey crochet toy lying on a bed

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Koala Lovey

Hey there, it’s Reveal Day!

Welcome to the world, little Koala Lovey.


GET THE YARN

Scheepjes Cahlista is an aran weight yarn, made with 100% cotton. I’m using two balls of colour 074 Mercury, and you will also need a single ball of the complementary colour. Have a look at the Scheepjes Website for colour inspiration and stockists, there are more than 100 colours to choose from!

You can order the yarn online from my local yarn store Caro’s Atelier*.

Internationally there’s Wool Warehouse* (global shipping) and if in the US check out Dot’s Yarn Den.


As I mentioned in my previous posts, I’ve used Scheepjes Cahlista for this design, and it’s really the perfect yarn for baby things. The brushed cotton is soft and because it’s an aran weight it works up fast!

I’ve loved creating this smooshy little lovey. I mean, a sleepy koala, who’d have thought? They only sleep about 20 hours per day!

I came across the technique to create the two colour blanket on Instagram, and it’s called “yarn under.” In my pattern (which will go live soon) I’ve abbreviated the stich to YUDC, or yarn under (UK terms) double crochet.

The pattern is almost ready, the colours look amazing. I can’t wait to share it with you!

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Crochet Lovey – WIP

Progress is being made!

Last week I told you about the baby project that I’m working on and I’m making great progress!

My little Koala Lovey is really starting to take shape!

close up of crochet koala head in pieces

There are almost as many stitch markers as pieces!

flat lay of pieces of koala lovey ready to be assembled

Right now it’s a bit like a jigsaw puzzle, everything is there, it all just needs to find the perfect placement so it all fits together, just so.

If you don’t know what a lovey is, I think it’s a very technical term for a stuffed animal head attached to a little square of fabric that babi’s absolutely love to snuggle with and munch on. I remember how much my daughter enjoyed hers, it was adorable! I made a bunch in the past, it was like a mini production line there for a while as babies seemed to be popping out all over the place!


GET THE YARN

Scheepjes Cahlista is an aran weight yarn, made with 100% cotton. I’m using two balls of colour 074 Mercury, and you will also need a single ball of the complementary colour. Have a look at the Scheepjes Website for colour inspiration and stockists, there are more than 100 colours to choose from!

You can order the yarn online from my local yarn store Caro’s Atelier*.

Internationally there’s Wool Warehouse* (global shipping) and if in the US check out Dot’s Yarn Den.


Come back in a week for the big reveal!

close up of crochet work, highlighing yarn under double crochet

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Spring is in the Air, So is a New Design

The sun is shining today after what feels like an eternity of grey and wind. Spring is around the corner, I’ve started seeing the daffs poking through and that gives me hope for longer, warmer days!

Plus, there’s a new baby in our family! No, not mine. That shop is long shut. But there’s a baby and I get to see her soon!

The thought of finally having a new baby around has made me want to make all the baby things again, so I’m making a gift for her which is a load of fun.

I’m using a bit of a combination of these perfect “Nerissa” colours in Scheepjes Cahlista. I’m using the grey as a base, and still deciding which of these to use as the contrasting yet complementary colour.


Get the Yarn

Scheepjes Cahlista is an aran weight yarn, made with 100% cotton. I’m using colour 074 Mercury, and you will also need a single ball of the complementary colour. Have a look at the Scheepjes Website for colour inspiration and stockists, there are more than 100 colours to choose from!

You can order the yarn online from my local yarn store Caro’s Atelier*.

Internationally there’s Wool Warehouse* (global shipping) and if in the US check out Dot’s Yarn Den.


Aren’t these colours just amazing?

Keep an eye on my insta (where I already shared a quick video on IGTV) for more photos, and I’ll share some progress shots in the next week!

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The Carolyn Hat – A Free Crochet Pattern

Close up of woman wearing crochet hat

Today I’m sharing the pattern for The Carolyn hat, a warm hat that will attract many “Where can I get one of those?” comments, speaking from experience over the last couple of weeks out and about!


GET THE YARN

You’ll need two skeins of River Washed and one skein of River Washed XL (or Stone Washed, choose your favourite).

Scheepjes has a complete list of stockists on their website. Most of their retailers stock Stone Washed and River Washed, but if not, don’t be afraid to ask them to get it in!

Wool Warehouse* stocks both River Washed and River Washed XL and ship all over the world.

Black Sheep Wools* in the UK also stocks River Washed and River Washed XL

Here in the Netherlands, Caro’s Atelier* has River Washed and River Washed XL, plus they’re my LYS (and awesome).

In the US check out DotsYarnDen who also stocks River Washed, plus a bunch of other Scheepjes yarns.

In Australia Little Woollie also stocks Stone Washed and Stone Washed XL.


Below you can find the pattern using UK crochet terms. You can also find a printer/kindle friendly version at Ravelry and LoveCrafts with both UK and US terminology for a small fee.

Materials

Colour 1: 2 balls Scheepjes River Washed in colour 956 Avon
Colour 2: 1 ball Scheepjes River Washed XL in colour 956 Avon
3.5 mm crochet hook
5 mm crochet hook

Tension

24sts and 15 rows to measure 10cm over htr3lo using a 3.5mm hook.

Measurements

Will fit an adult head

Abbreviations

(UK terms)
Ch chain
Ss slip stitch
Hss half slip stitch (yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, pull directly through all loops)
St(s) stitch(es)
Ch chain
Fhtr foundation half treble crochet (yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, pull through one loop, yarn over, pull through all loops)
Htr half treble crochet
Htrblo half treble crochet in the back loop only
Htr3lo half treble crochet in the third loop only
Htr3loInc half treble crochet in the third loop only increase (two htr3lo in one stitch)
Htr3lo2tog half treble crochet in the third loop only decrease (two htr3lo decreased into one stitch)
Htr2tog half treble crochet decrease (two htr decreased into one stitch)
Puff-st puff stitch (yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull up loop) 3 times, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on hook, ch1
Miss miss indicated number of stitches
Rep repeat

Pattern Notes

This project is made in two stages. First we make the brim of the hat back and forth in rows, using the River Washed and then we join the River Washed XL and work in decreasing rounds.
When working in rows the third loop is found at the front.
When working in the round the third loop is found at the back.
Starting chain does not count as stitch.
If you haven’t matched tension and find yourself running out of XL yarn in the crown, you can use the leftovers from the brim double stranded. The discrepancy will not be noticeable.

Head to my Instagram to see a bunch of handy short tutorial videos for each section.

Instructions

With colour 1 and a 3.5 mm hook
Row 1 30fhtr, turn (30sts)
Row 2 ch2, htrblo to end, turn (30sts)
Row 3 ch2, htr3lo to end, turn (30sts)
Row 4 ch2, htr3loInc, htr3lo to last st, htr3loInc in last st, turn (32sts)
Row 5-6 rep row 3 (32sts)
Row 7 rep row 4 (34sts)
Row 8-9 rep row 3 (34sts)
Row 10 rep row 4 (36sts)
Row 11-12 rep row 3 (36sts)
Row 13 rep row 4 (38sts)
Row 14-15 rep row 3 (38sts)
Row 16 rep row 4 (40sts)
Row 17-18 rep row 3 (40sts)
Row 19 rep row 4 (42sts)
Row 20-21 rep row 3 (42sts)
Row 22 rep row 4 (44sts)
Row 23-24 rep row 3 (44sts)
Row 25 rep row 4 (46sts)
Row 26-27 rep row 3 (46sts)
Row 28 rep row 4 (48sts)
Row 29-30 rep row 3 (48sts)
Row 31 rep row 4 (50sts)
Row 32-33 rep row 3 (50sts)
Row 34 rep row 4 (52sts)
Row 35-36 rep row 3 (52sts)
Row 37 rep row 4 (54sts)
Row 38-43 rep row 3 (54sts)
Row 44 htr3lo2tog, htr3lo to second last st, htr3lo2tog over last two sts, turn (52sts)
Row 45-46 rep row 3 (52sts)
Row 47 rep row 44 (50sts)
Row 48-49 rep row 3 (50sts)
Row 50 rep row 44 (48sts)
Row 51-52 rep row 3 (48sts)
Row 53 rep row 44 (46sts)
Row 54-55 rep row 3 (46sts)
Row 56 rep row 44 (44sts)
Row 57-58 rep row 3 (44sts)
Row 59 rep row 44 (42sts)
Row 60-61 rep row 3 (42sts)
Row 62 rep row 44 (40sts)
Row 63-64 rep row 3 (40sts)
Row 65 rep row 44 (38sts)
Row 66-67 rep row 3 (38sts)
Row 68 rep row 44 (36sts)
Row 69-70 rep row 3 (36sts)
Row 71 rep row 44 (34sts)
Row 72-73 rep row 3 (34sts)
Row 74 rep row 44 (32sts)
Row 75-76 rep row 3 (32sts)
Row 77 rep row 44 (30sts)
Row 78-79 rep row 3 (30sts)
Row 80 Turn. Now we will join the working end to the foundation end. Fold in half, holding the foundation row behind with what will now become the right sides facing one another.
Ch2, htr3lo in row 80 and also through both loops of the corresponding ftr st. Rep to end.

We will start working in rounds going forward.
Round 1 Open up the brim you’ve just joined and now fold the brim in half with the wrong sides facing, lengthways. You will have a double-thickness brim with a slanted edge. We will work all the way around, through both edges to close the brim and create the foundation for the body of the hat.
Ch1, work 80hss through both edges. (it works out to be a st in each peak and trough, plus 1 extra st). Cut yarn.
Change to colour 2 and 5 mm hook
Round 2 join colour 2 to where you completed round 1, ch1, htr in each hss around, ss to the third loop of the first st to join (80sts)
Round 3 ch1 htr3lo in each st around, ss to 3lo to join (80sts)
Round 4 ch2, (puff-st in 3lo, miss 1) around, ss to last puff-st to join (80sts)
Round 5 ch2, (htr2tog, 6htr) 10 times, ss to 3lo to join (70sts)
For round 5 (and subsequent rounds that follow on from a puff st round) the htr stitches are made into the puff sts and the ch sts.
Round 6 ch1, 70htr3lo, ss to 3lo to join (70sts)
Round 7 rep row 4 (70sts)
Round 8 ch1, (htr2tog, 5htr) 10 times, ss to 3lo to join (60sts)
Round 9 ch1, (htr3lo2tog, 4htr) 10 times, ss to 3lo to join (50sts)
Round 10 rep round 4 (50sts)
Round 11 ch1, (htr2tog, 3htr) 10 times, ss to 3lo to join (40sts)
Round 12 ch1, (htr3lo2tog, 2htr3lo) 10 times, ss to 3lo to join (30sts)
Round 13 ch1, (htr3lo2tog, htr3lo) 10 times, ss to 3lo to join (20sts)
Round 14 ch1, 10htr3lo2tog (10sts)
Round 15 ch1, 5htr3lo2tog (5sts)

Sew the top closed, cut yarn, weave in ends.

Put the hat on and enjoy the chilly weather!

The Carolyn – A Crochet Hat Reveal

Close up image of woman wearing crochet hat

Introducing The Carolyn – a celebration of Autumn.

Close up image of woman wearing crochet hat

GET THE YARN

You’ll need two skeins of River Washed and one skein of River Washed XL (or Stone Washed, choose your favourite).

Scheepjes has a complete list of stockists on their website. Most of their retailers stock Stone Washed and River Washed, but if not, don’t be afraid to ask them to get it in!

Wool Warehouse* stocks both River Washed and River Washed XL and ship all over the world.

Black Sheep Wools* in the UK also stocks River Washed and River Washed XL

Here in the Netherlands, Caro’s Atelier* has River Washed and River Washed XL, plus they’re my LYS (and awesome).

In the US check out DotsYarnDen who also stocks River Washed, plus a bunch of other Scheepjes yarns.

In Australia Little Woollie also stocks Stone Washed and Stone Washed XL.


Close up image of woman wearing crochet hat

The Carolyn is a completely different design and construction to most usual hats.

We have a double brim for warmth, which is also shaped in a way so that the crown sits perfectly on your head and snuggles into the back of your neck and keeps your ears covered.

We make the brim first, and then work upwards, decreasing as we go. The puff stitches add a textural dimension and interest, without losing warmth.

The River Washed is warm enough to wear all through the winter, but still breathes so you can wear it on days when there is just a bit of a chill in the air.

Can you sense that I’m a bit obsessed with warmth? Seriously, before I moved to Northern Europe I didn’t even own a proper winter coat, let alone a scarf or hat! Now these three items make up half my wardrobe.

But why Carolyn?

Well. Carolyn is a good friend of mine. She’s a north American who LOVES Autumn and she was the inspiration for the shape of this hat. I like to choose the names of people who are dear to me to name my designs, and Carolyn was the obvious choice. We walk our dogs together and I love her excitement when October rolls around. She’s always extolling her love of this time of year while I’m too busy complaining about the cold 😀

The pattern has been tested, and I’m adding the finishing touches. I plan to launch it in the coming days, so do get your yarn order in. This will make a fantastic Christmas gift for that one person in your life who complains about the cold as much as I do!

Close up image of woman wearing crochet hat

A Perfectly Autumn Crochet WIP

It’s WIP Wednesday! I don’t know about you, but every day is WIP Wednesday around here. I literally don’t remember the last time I didn’t have a crochet project on the go, even if it was shoved in the naughty corner.

A project that’s nowhere NEAR the naughty corner however, is my new Autumn hat project!

close up of hat brim

Just look at that colour! The orange is just glorious. It glows like it’s on fire, I cannot get enough of it.

close up of hat brim

What you see growing here is the brim of the hat. I’m working it in an opposite way to how you would usually crochet a hat, from the bottom up!


GET THE YARN

Scheepjes has a complete list of stockists on their website. Most of their retailers stock Stone Washed and River Washed, but if not, don’t be afraid to ask them to get it in!

Wool Warehouse* stocks both River Washed and River Washed XL and ship all over the world.

Black Sheep Wools* in the UK also stocks River Washed and River Washed XL

Here in the Netherlands, Caro’s Atelier* has River Washed and River Washed XL, plus they’re my LYS (and awesome).

In the US we have a new stockist! You can check out DotsYarnDen who also stocks River Washed, plus a bunch of other Scheepjes yarns.

In Australia Little Woollie also stocks Stone Washed and Stone Washed XL


Now for a little video! To make the brim, we’re working back and forth in rows, in the third loop. This creates that gorgeous knitted rib look that adds snuggle and stretch. I filmed it once, then flipped it so we have a left handed and a right handed version. Aren’t I clever?

Right-handed

Left-handed

Keep an eye on my insta for more WIP photos and videos as I seem to have gone a bit video mad 😀

Next week I’ll have some reveal photos. I need to recruit my resident photographer (my daughter) to take photos of me. She has a great eye, considering she’s 8!

See you next week!

A Perfectly Autumn Crochet Project

Autumn is all in the colour, right?

I never really appreciated the colours of Autumn growing up. In Australia we have mostly evergreen trees – Eucalyptus, Acacia, Melaleuca and the like. They tend to look (and smell) beautiful all year round.

It wasn’t until I moved to the northern hemisphere that I really learned to appreciate it. Driving through the Devon lanes and wandering the old forests and moors of de Veluwe in October, or dreaming of visiting Canada in the Autumn. It’s something that the average Australian just doesn’t really get to experience at home.

The biggest joy of them all, however, are the toadstools! Nothing quite triggers the “I’m living in a fairy tale” feeling quite like finding one of these beauties while out wandering.

The glorious shades of red and orange inspired me to choose Scheepjes River Washed (XL) in the colour Avon for my autumn/winter hat pattern, which I’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks.

Isn’t that colourway perfectly Autumn?

And when you look at the balls in the sunshine, it’s like they’re on fire, the way the forest looks when hit by the late afternoon sunshine in October. I love it.


Get the Yarn

Scheepjes has a complete list of stockists on their website. Most of their retailers stock Stone Washed and River Washed, but if not, don’t be afraid to ask them to get it in!

Wool Warehouse* stocks both River Washed and River Washed XL and ship all over the world.

Black Sheep Wools* in the UK also stocks River Washed and River Washed XL

Here in the Netherlands, Caro’s Atelier* has River Washed and River Washed XL, plus they’re my LYS (and awesome).

In the US, Jimmy Beans stocks Stone Washed and Stone Washed XL, which you can easily substitute for River Washed.

In Australia Little Woollie also stocks Stone Washed and Stone Washed XL


For my hat project you’ll need two balls of River Washed and one ball of River Washed XL. You can easily substitute Stone Washed, as it’s essentially the same yarn with a different coloured core (white core in SW opposed to a coloured core in RW). The sizing will be for adults, but my daughter is already asking for her own, so let’s see how that goes later on!

Stay tuned for progress in the next week or so, but in the meantime I want to know your favourite Stone Washed or River Washed colourway. Who knows, I’m thinking of gifting some – ’tis the season afterall! Let me know on my Instagram.

Centerpoint Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

It’s pattern time!

Here you’ll find the free pattern for my Centerpoint blanket, made with Scheepjes Organicon in mind. You can substitute for Scheepjes Cotton 8 or Catona Denim which have similar weights and yardage, or any Scheepjes yarns in fact. You’ll just need to consider the quantities needed when substituting.

I just so happen to have a bonus pattern with this motif coming your way using Scheepjes Chunky Monkey, so that will be a great option for you too – a way to make a comparable blanket a lot faster as the motifs are four times the size!

long shot of blanket draped over bed.  Purpose is to show the viewer how the blanket looks and to give an indication of size

Get The Yarn

Scheepjes has the complete list of stockists available on their website, at scheepjes.com. If your favourite retailer doesn’t have Organicon, you can always ask them to get it in – don’t be shy!

Wool Warehouse* ships globally (with some small delays due to C-19), so you can pick it up there.

I say it all the time: Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn store, so I would also love you to support them. They ship all over Europe.

Black Sheep Wools* is one of the best bricks and mortar stores in the UK, and they’ll also ship to you.


wide image of blanket draped over couch, to give an impression of size and appearance

Note: these instructions are using UK crochet terminology. You can access a printable version with either UK or US terms via Ravelry for a small fee – it helps keep the lights on at Chateau MissNeriss.

What You’ll Need

Scheepjes Organicon in the following quantities:
Main colour (MC): 10 balls 202 Soft Cloud
Contrast Colour (CC) 1: 2 balls 206 Blossom
CC 2: 3 balls 208 Peach Fuzz
CC 3: 4 balls 210 Buttermilk
CC 4: 5 balls 212 Green Apple
CC 5: 5 balls 215 Bright Ocean
CC 6: 4 balls 217 Fresh Air
CC 7: 3 balls 205 Lavender
3mm crochet hook

Measurements

Approximately 120 x 160 cm blocked

Tension

(unblocked)
Each motif will measure 10 x 10 cm. Organicon blocks really well, so even if your tension is tighter, you will be able to block it to size.

Abbreviations

(UK terms)
Ch
chain
St(s) stitches
MC main colour
CC contrast colour
Ch2-sp chain 2 space: number denotes number of chains in chain space
Tr treble crochet
Dc double crochet
Dcblo double crochet in the back loop only
Ss slip stitch
Rep repeat

Notes

This pattern is worked back and forth in diagonal rows, in the C2C style.
You are instructed to ch2 at the beginning of each C2C stitch repeat, this keeps the blocks more compact. However, if you prefer to ch3, you can do that too.
Make your motifs in the following quantities:
CC1: 12
CC2: 20
CC3: 28
CC4: 36
CC5: 44
CC6: 28
CC7: 24


Tip:
Weave in your ends as you go! Each motif will have 6 ends, and it will save you a lot of time at the end if they are all woven in as you go. 


Instructions

Row 1 with CC, ch5, tr in third ch from the hook, 2tr, turn.
Row 2 ch5, tr in third ch from the hook, 2tr, ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp, turn.
Row 3 ch5, tr in third ch, 2tr, miss 3tr, (ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp) twice, turn.
Row 4 ch5, tr in third ch, 2tr, miss 3tr, (ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp) 3 times, turn.
Row 5 ch5, tr in third ch from the hook, 2tr, miss 3tr (ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp) 4 times, turn.
Row 6 ch5, tr in third ch from the hook, 2tr, miss 3tr (ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp) 5 times, turn.
Row 7 ch5, tr in third ch from the hook, 2tr, miss 3tr (ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp) 6 times, cut yarn (weave in ends).
Row 8 Turn. With MC, ch5, tr in third ch from the hook, 2tr, miss 3tr (ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp) 7 times, turn.
Row 9 ch5, tr in third ch from the hook, 2tr, miss 3tr (ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp) 8 times, turn.
Row 10 3ss, (ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp) 8 times, ss to last ch2-sp. Cut yarn (weave in ends).
Row 11 Turn. With CC join to ch2-sp of last block worked in prev row, (ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp, ss to next ch2-sp) 7 times, ss to last ch2-sp, turn.
Row 12 3ss, (ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp) 6 times, ss to last ch2-sp, turn.
Row 13 3ss, (ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp) 5 times, ss to last ch2-sp, turn.
Row 14 3ss, (ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp) 4 times, ss to last ch2-sp, turn.
Row 15 3ss, (ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp) 3 times, ss to last ch2-sp, turn.
Row 16 3ss, (ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp) twice, ss to last ch2-sp, turn.
Row 17 3ss, ss to ch2-sp, ch2, 3tr in ch2-sp, ss to last ch2-sp, cut yarn (weave in ends).

Assembly

to illustrate the layout of the motifs of the centerpoint blanket

Once you have made all of your motifs, we can assemble the blanket.
Lay the motifs out in the configuration as per the graphic below, ensuring that your MC strips point toward the centre. Start with CC1 in the centre, and work outwards, with CC6 and CC7 at the ends only to create the rectangle.

Join the rows of the motifs by taking row 1 (CC7) and folding it over to lay face down on row 2 (CC6) and zip across the motif using a slip stitch through the outside loops of each motif. This creates an invisible join on the front, and an interesting join on the back. You can also hold the squares flat, wrong side facing your and work through the front loops of both squares.
Work 3 sts in each treble repeat (block) and 3 sts along the posts of the trebles, making sure it’s not too tight or too loose. There should still be some movement if you try to stretch the joined motifs because the C2C motif drapes beautifully. Repeat for all rows.

I found it easiest to join rows 1 and 2, then 3 and 4, 5 and 6, 7 and 8, 9 and 10, 11 and 12, 13 and 14 then finally 15 and 16 to each other. Then I joined each set of 2 rows to one another, then the sets of 4 rows, and finally you’ll zip the two halves together. Once all the rows are joined, you can rotate the blanket and zip down each un-joined column. See image below:

Graphic of how the maker should assemble their motifs

Border

Work in rounds once the motifs are assembled.
Round 1 With MC, ss to any corner which has a Ch2 start. Ch1, (dc, ch2, dc) in the ch2 at the corner, [(ch2, miss tr set of 3 trebles, dc in sp between sets), rep to corner, (dc, ch2, dc) in ch-sp at corner (or in last tr if no ch2-sp)]. Rep to end, ss to join
Round 2 ch2, [(tr, ch2, tr) in corner ch2-sp, 3tr in each ch2-sp to corner], rep around to end, ss to join.
Round 3 ch1, 3dc, [(dc, ch2, dc) in corner ch2-sp, dc to corner], rep to end, ss to join.
Round 4 ch2, 4dcblo, [(dc, ch2, dc) in corner ch2-sp, dcblo to corner] repeat to end, ss to join, cut yarn.
Block to size. You can also block the squares before assembly.

Chart

crochet chart of C2C motif
crochet chart of border of centerpoint blanket

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Centerpoint – Crochet Blanket REVEAL

I’m so excited to be able to share this new design with you!

It’s been a massive undertaking; probably the largest crochet project I’ve ever made, and all with a teeny tiny 3mm hook!

I love the pastel rainbow, all brought together with the soft white stripes radiating out from the centre.

The Centerpoint blanket is made with Scheepjes Organicon, their first certified organic (and vegan) cotton yarn, and using a 3mm hook. I’ve shared more information about this lovely yarn here.


Get The Yarn

Scheepjes has the complete list of stockists available on their website, at scheepjes.com. If your favourite retailer doesn’t have Organicon, you can always ask them to get it in – don’t be shy!

Wool Warehouse* ships globally (with some small delays due to C-19), so you can pick it up there.

I say it all the time: Caro’s Atelier* is my local yarn store, so I would also love you to support them. They ship all over Europe.

Black Sheep Wools* is one of the best bricks and mortar stores in the UK, and they’ll also ship to you.

(If you own a yarn store and stock Organicon, please feel free to add direct links to your product page in the comments of this post.)


The pattern will be ready shortly, the charting is all done, and if you look closely in the photos, I’ll have a modified version so you can make the blocks and turn them into whatever you fancy!

This dog, always has to be in on the action.

See you soon, with the pattern!

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