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When the lovely peeps from Lovecrochet.com got in touch the other day asking if I would like to try out the latest Paintbox Yarn, I jumped at the chance. Never one to say no to a freebie, and always keen on quick projects, I was only too happy to give this chunky yarn a go.

It didn’t disappoint!

A generous parcel arrived at my door, containing 3 balls of Paintbox Chunky Pots in shades (from left) Paradise – Making Hay – Fairytale…what to make?

The yarn comes from Turkey (brilliant as it’s one of my favourite places), is super soft and perfect for snuggly projects and each ball is 200g/272m.

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As you know, my hubby is artist Mark Gittins. He paints at his beloved Studio 59 where it can get very chilly at times. Looking at and feeling this yarn, I thought of him and that it would be lovely to make him his very own artists blanket.

Without further ado, and with crochet hook in hand I set to work and today I want to share my quick and easy pattern with you because I think you might like to make one too 🙂

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I used all three of my Chunky Pots and a 6mm Crochet Hook with the finished blanket measuring 85cm x 120cm.

Here is what I did: (UK terms)

Start by making two 5 round Granny Squares and then sew them together at one side to form a rectangle.

Next: With right side of work facing, join in yarn at any corner and work 3ch (counts as tr), [1tr, 2ch, 2tr] in same space, *(1ch, 3tr) in each 1ch-space to next corner, [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] in corner; rep. from * all around and join with a slip stitch to the beginning of the round.

Work the next round the same, but instead of (1ch, 3tr) in each ch-space, work (1ch, 2tr) into each of those spaces.

Alternate these two rounds until you have just enough yarn left to work just one more round.

For this last round work 1dc into each stitch and 3dc in each corner space.

Weave in all the ends and you are done!

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I worked this up in just two evenings, and it fits in perfectly with my idea of a quick yet satisfying project. The blanket is super soft and warm, I enjoyed working with this yarn immensely, and I know this will be a much used and loved item.

Please share yours using #artistsblanket.

Enjoy! X.

 

N.B. This post was sponsored with yarn only. The comments about the yarn and the pattern are my own!

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I am late to the party!!! So sorry August’s dishcloth pattern is late, but I have been travelling and only just got back. There was no fast broadband to post anything from on-the-road, but I did pick up the yarn for these latest cloths, and I am just a little in love with it. It’s super soft which made me decide that these will become face-cloths rather than using such softies for the dishes.

So here goes: Los geht’s

What you need – Man braucht

Approx. 80m of soft yarn – I used Filanda Cassiopea 50g/135m

Ungefähr 80m weiches Garn – Ich nahm Filanda Cassiopea 50g/135m

3.75mm Knitting Needles – 3.75mm Stricknadeln

Darning Needle to weave in ends – Stopfnadel zum Fäden vernähen

Finished size of the cloth: 20 x 20 cm when slightly stretched

Fertige Maße des Spültuchs: 20 x 20 cm etwas gedehnt

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How to – So gehts

Cast on 55sts and knit 4 rows – 55 Maschen anschlagen und 4 Reihen rechts stricken

Row 1: K3, p1, *k7, p1; rep. from * to last 3sts, k3

Reihe 1 : 3M re, 1M li, *7Mre, 1M li; von * bis zu den letzten 3M wiederholen, 3M re

Row 2: K5, p5; *k3, p5; rep. from * to last 5sts, k5

Reihe 2: 5M re, 5M li, *3M re, 5M li; von * bis zu den letzten 5M wiederholen, 5M re

Row 3: K3, p3, k3, *p5, k3; rep. from * to last 6sts, p3, k3

Reihe 3: 3M re, 3M li, 3M re, *5M li, 3M re; von * bis zu den letzten 6M wiederholen, 3M li, 3M re

Row 4: K7, p1, *k7, p1; rep. from * to last 7sts, k7

Reihe 4: 7M re, 1M li, *7M re, 1M li; von * bis zu den letzten 7M wiederholen, 7M re

Rows 5: K3, p4, k1, *p7, k1; rep. from * to last 7sts, p4, k3

Reihe 5: 3M re, 4M li, 1M re, *7M li, 1M re; von * bis zu den letzten 7M wiederholen, 4M li, 3M re

Rows 6: K3, p4, k1, *p7, k1; rep. from * to last 7sts, p4, k3

Reihe 6: 3M re, 4M li, 1M re, *7M li, 1M re; von * bis zu den letzten 7M wiederholen, 4M li, 3M re

Row 7: K6, p3, *k5, p3; rep. form * to last 6sts, k6

Reihe 7: 6M re, 3M li, *5M re, 3M li; von * bis zu den letzten 6M wiederholen, 6M re

Row 8: K3, p2, k5, *p3, k5; rep. from * to last 5sts, p2, k3

Reihe 8: 3M re, 2M li, 5M re, *3M li, 5M re; von * bis zu den letzten 5M wiederholen, 2M li, 3M re

Row 9: K4, *p7, k1; rep. from * to last 3sts, k3

Reihe 9: 4M re, *7M li, 1M re; von * bis zu den letzten 3M wiederholen, 3M re

Row 10: K3, p1, *k7, p1; rep. from * to last 3sts, k3

Reihe 10: 3M re, 1M li, *7M re, 1M li; von * bis zu den letzten 3M wiederholen, 3M re

Repeat rows 1-10 another 6 times or until the cloth is the desired size, and the knit 4rows.

Die Reihen 1-10 sechs mal wiederholen oder stricken bis das Spültuch die gewünschte Größe hat und dann noch 4 Reihen re sticken.

Cast off and weave in all ends.

Alle Maschen abketteln und Fäden vernähen.

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As always the pattern can also be downloaded as a PDF by clicking HERE

Enjoy! X.Viel Spaß X.

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I can’t quite believe it…it’s that time of the month again! and here it is – July’s dishcloth pattern for you.

As always, I have written the pattern in English and German:

What you need – Man braucht

Approx. 70m of soft yarn in two colours – I used Schoppel El Linio 50g/150m

Ungefähr 70m weiches Garn in zwei Farben – Ich nahm Schoppel El Linio 50g/150m

3.75mm Knitting Needles – 3.75mm Stricknadeln

Darning Needle to weave in ends – Stopfnadel zum Fäden vernähen

Finished size of the cloth: 20 x 20 cm when slightly stretched

Fertige Maße des Spültuchs: 20 x 20 cm etwas gedehnt

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How to – So gehts 

Cast on 57sts with col A and knit 4 rows – Mit Farbe A 57 Maschen anschlagen und 4 Reihen rechts stricken

Row 1: with A: K2, *k1, sl3wyb; rep. from * to last 3sts, k3

Reihe 1 : mit Farbe A: 3M re, *1M re, 3M wie zum li stricken abheben; von * bis zu den letzten 3M wiederholen, 3M re

Row 2: K2, p1, *p1, sl1wyf, p2; rep. from * to last 2sts, k2

Reihe 2: 2M re, 1M li, *1M li, 1M wie zum li stricken abheben, 2M li; von * bis zu den letzten 2M wiederholen, 2M re

Row 3: Knit

Reihe 3: Re stricken

Row 4: K2, purl to last 2sts, k2

Reihe 4: 2M re, bis zu den letzten 2M li stricken, 2M re

Rows 5-8: with col B: repeat rows 1-4

Reihen 5-8: mit Farbe B die Reihen 1-4 wiederholen

Rows 9-12: with col C: repeat rows 1-4

Reihen 9-12: mit Farbe C die Reihen 1-4 wiederholen

Repeat rows 1-12 a total of 5 times or until piece is desired size.

Die 1-12 Reihe noch insgesamt 5 mal wiederholen, oder solange arbeiten bis das Spültuch groß genug ist.

Knit 4 rows – 4 Reihen rechts stricken.

Cast off and weave in all ends.

Alle Maschen abketteln und Fäden vernähen.

If desired work a row of dc crochet around outer edge using col A.

Falls gewünscht kann man mit einer Runde fester Maschen in Farbe A alles umhäkeln.

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Try using 2 colours only or use more colours if using up scraps of yarn.

Das ganze sieht auch in nur zwei Farben gut aus oder ganz bunt wenn man Garn Reste verwendet.

A PDF version of this pattern can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

Enjoy! X.Viel Spaß X.

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