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Wavy Ripple Lapghan Pattern

July 24, 2013 7 comments
Wavy Ripple Lapghan Pattern

This is my first wavy ripple project. I was inspired by Attic24 who did one of her beautiful colorful afghans using this stitch design. Here is a closeup of my wavy ripple pattern after I crocheted the stripes for one side of my lapghan.

I set out to crochet my lapghan to fit a person in a wheelchair. I wasn’t sure about the starting chain number of stitches I would need for the lapghan so I ended up doing a chain of 145 stitches for my base row. Well it’s a lot wide than I would have liked at 44 inches so I ended up doing this as a long lapghan that goes down and covers a person’s legs. I crocheted this lapghan working it in rows vertically for a total of 48 rows. I used a Bernat 14 oz pounder-style worst weight yarn in a clay color along with some scrap brown yarn for stripes.

Here is the finished photo of my wheelchair wavy ripple lapghan.

Free Crocheted Wavy Ripple Lapghan Pattern

Description: Wavy ripple wheelchair lapghan blanket

Hook: H (5 mm) crochet hook

Gauge: 2 rows = 1 inch; 7 stitches = 2 inches

Materials: Bernat 14 oz/400 g yarn in clay and 3 oz of worst weight brown

Finished size: 30 inches wide by 44 inches long (wavy going up and down)

Crochet pattern written in US crochet terms.

Instructions for starting:
Chain 145 for base row. […]

Fade to White Plarn Tote Bag

July 13, 2013 2 comments
Fade to White Plarn Tote Bag

I’ve had this idea in my head for awhile on how to create a tote bag that fades from black to white using recycled plastic bags or plarn. Here is what I came up with. I used recycled black plastic bags to start and then grey bags to the dirty-white colored bags and ended with white plastic bags.

I used the ultimate plarn tote bag pattern to crochet the bag with just some minor changes. On round 3 at the curve of the ends, I crocheted 2 Half Double Crochets (Hdc) in the first stitch at the curve. Then I worked just 1 Hdc in next stitch and 2 Hdc in the stitch at the other part of the curve. Repeat for the other side’s end.

For round 4 curve, you want to identify the 4 stitches on the curve of each end. Crochet 2 Hdc in the first stitch, then 1 Hdc in each of the next 2 stitches and 2 Hdc in the next stitch. Repeat for the other end. This should give you a nice rounded corner on each side of your bag.

Now follow the original pattern directions, changing colors as follows: […]

Recycled Denim Christmas Stockings

July 7, 2013 8 comments
Recycled Denim Christmas Stockings

It’s Christmas in July for me as I’m working on mini Christmas stockings. The Warmth for Warriors organization needs 2000 mini Christmas stockings for the troops. They have just kicked off their 2013 Christmas Stocking Drive. The socks need to be around 6 inches long and will be filled with a small bar of soap, shampoo, body wash or similar item and given to the troops as a little Christmas gift. The socks can be sewn, knitted or crocheted and do need to be all handmade.

These recycled denim Christmas socks were all sewn on my Singer treadle sewing machine. It was fun to use the treadle to sew the denim sock shells. Once sewn, I just turn the socks so the right sides are showing and fold under the top to the inside. I then crochet a top […]


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